WASCO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
511 WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 102
THE DALLES, OREGON 97058
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Updated: January 14, 2021
Position Title: Deputy Sheriff (Lateral)
Wasco County Sheriff is currently hiring for the position of Lateral Deputy Sheriff. Candidates must complete a department application to be considered.
The Department Application can be found here: www.co.wasco.or.us
Our Vision: Pioneering Pathways to Prosperity
Mission Statement: Partner with our citizens to proactively meet their needs and create opportunities
We believe that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
The information in this post reflects a typical work week.
Pre-employment testing: Ability to meet DPSST physical standards (ORPAT)
General Position Summary: The Deputy Sheriff performs a variety of routine and complex public safety work in the areas of patrol, civil service, investigations, traffic enforcement, corrections activity, and other related law enforcement activities.
Essential Functions (in a typical work week):
Responsibility/Accountability: This section of the job description describes the amount and breadth of responsibility and accountability that rests with the position, including the expected results of the position, the impact on County operations and activities, and the responsibility for budget.
Moderate, but distinct impact on organization operations, program outcomes, revenue, and expense or budgetary outcomes. Responsibility for the prudent use of assets, including assigned equipment, material, or labor, is moderate and often includes responsibility for others' use of organization assets. Some program or policy development affecting the organization and its offerings is part of the job responsibility. “Customer” service is an important part of the job and actions would likely impact user's sense of satisfaction.
Supervision of Employees: This section of the job description describes the supervisory responsibility assigned including the range and types of supervisory functions performed, from directing work activities and delegating assignments to coaching, counseling, making disciplinary decisions, hiring, firing, salary actions, performance appraisal, training, etc. as well as the types of employees supervised.
Positions at this level are not responsible for any supervisory functions or responsibilities, but may occasionally be asked to orient and/or train new employees.
Interpersonal Skills/Contacts: This section of the job description describes the characteristics of personal interaction with others including the frequency of contacts with others, the breadth of interactions (within the County, outside the County, with vendors/contractors, dealing directly with the public, etc.), and the level of persons interacted with. Also, included in this section is the reason for contact such as gaining cooperation; use negotiation, tact, teamwork, and sensitivity; or the likelihood of dealing with disagreeable or hostile individuals.
Positions at this level have frequent responsibility for contact with others not employed at the County. Internally, primary contacts are usually made with other departments, as opposed to own work group. Contacts usually concern non-routine information, and the potential for positive or adverse consequences to the County because of these contacts is constantly present. Negotiation, persuasion, tact, sensitivity, and confidential exchanges are all part of the interactions required. Formal presentations may be periodically made. Communication and interpersonal skills are important, and must be well refined to complete job responsibilities.
Working Conditions: This section of the job descriptions outlines the work environment, conditions, and hazards that are encountered in the course of assigned work. This includes the personal risk, hazard, varying work schedules, level of interruptions, job pressure, and the need to frequently juggle priorities and work assignments. Also, exposure to unpleasant working conditions such as high noise levels, heat or cold, inside or outside work, exposure to electricity, chemicals, poor lighting, confinements, machinery, interactions with disturbed or dangerous individuals, personal attacks, contact with contagious disease, or situations where personal safely cannot be assured.
Positions at this level have a high risk of personal injury if safety practices are not observed. Exposure to potentially dangerous situations occur constantly as a part of assigned work. Positions at this level must continually assess the environment as it relates to personal safety both for themselves and for others.
Physical Requirements: This section of the job description describes the physical effort and manual labor, such as sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, digging, operating equipment, performing with speed, etc., as well as the dexterity required to complete the job functions. The need for travel, extended hours, and situations of physical discomfort are also outlined here.
Positions at this level regularly require moderate physical effort and guide labor, such as carrying and frequent lifting of light items, some lifting of moderately heavy objects (25-40 pounds), constant movement, or the requirement to stand for the majority of the work assignments. This rating also includes job situations where a high degree of speed and guide dexterity are important. Positions that have limited mobility and must sit in one pace for the bulk of the work day should also be placed at this level. Positions where driving is one of the major responsibilities are to be placed at this level.Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure: This section of the job description outlines the education, previous experience, professional licenses, certifications, and specific skills necessary to perform the assigned work.
Positions at this level require skills, training, and/or knowledge base equal to a high school education/equivalent and up to one-year post high school education or vocational training. Programs leading to certificates obtained in one year or less are also placed at this level. Skills and abilities needed to complete job assignments often include mathematical computations, operation of minor/small equipment, reading of directions, etc. Skills may be focused in one area. Previous work experience of between 6-18 months may be required. Capability to reason and think through established process steps is typically needed.
Below is an outline of the specific Education type, Experience type or licensure/certification that is required for this role. The County will also consider any equivalent combinations of the qualifying criteria.