WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
215 SW ADAMS, MS 32
HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123
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Updated: September 14, 2021
Job Classification: Recruit Deputy - Jail and Enforcement
Attention: “Out of Area” applicants who relocate to our county, may be eligible for relocation reimbursement, up to $7,000, upon hire.
Washington County Sheriff's Office is currently hiring for Recruit Deputy - Enforcement and Jail encourages you to submit scores. It is important that you submit your scores to WCSO by the deadline to be considered for employment. Next Deadline: WCSO will pull scores from NTN on 11/10/2021, so if you are planning to apply, the following MUST be in the NTN system (visible to WCSO) by 11:59 p.m. on 11/09/2021:
Physical Ability Test (PAT):Washington County Sheriff’s Office accepts all official PAT scores and does not limit its applicants to the Oregon ORPAT. Valid PAT testing from the following sources will be accepted:
WCSO Application Process
Testing Dates: Testing is available at any of the current NTN Testing Centers.
The Mission of the Sheriff's Office is Conserving the Peace Through Values-Driven Service.We envision Washington County as the safest urban county in Oregon by building strong community partnerships, providing excellent customer service, practicing prudent fiscal operations, and embracing excellence.The Washington County Sheriff's Office is actively recruiting for Entry-level Recruit Jail and Patrol Deputies. The Sheriff's Office is seeking individuals who are great communicators, demonstrate strong moral characters, possess good customer service skills, can think and reason under pressure, are active problem solvers, maintain positive attitudes and thrive working in a team environment. If you are ready for a career that allows you to give back to your community and do something different every day, consider a job at the Sheriff's Office. We are projecting to hire 40-50 deputies each year over the next 3 years to work in our Jail and Patrol Divisions. Jail Recruit Deputies learn basic concepts of corrections, learn and carry out procedures, rules, and regulations of the jail, including booking, prisoner care, security, and transportation. Patrol Recruit Deputies learn basic aspects of law enforcement; learn the procedures, rules, and regulations of the Sheriff's Office; train in and perform patrol duties, and crime scene and traffic accident investigations. Learn more about becoming a Washington County Deputy, the hiring process and the various Special Team opportunities by visiting the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Employment.
Washington County will accept test results throughout the year and will create a pool of candidates with NTN test results before each hiring process, at least four times per year. Washington County uses the same NTN test for both Entry-level Recruit Jail and Patrol Deputies.
Salary Information: $32.25 - $43.71
For a complete list of premium pays and other benefits, refer to the Washington County Police Officers' Association (WCPOA) collective bargaining agreement located at Labor Agreements.
Benefits Information:Washington County Sheriff’s Office offers their employees a collaborative culture, professional development opportunities, and a comprehensive total compensation package which includes:
To explore additional benefits offered, visit Employee Benefits.
Recruitment Deputy Amanda Geislinger(503) 846-JOIN / (5646)JoinWCSO@co.washington.or.us
Human Resources DivisionRecruitment Team503-846-8606 HR@co.washington.or.us
Why work for Washington County’s Sheriff’s Office?
Area Information: Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of Portland, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing urban county in Oregon, with approximately 610,000 residents. The community is Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Indo-China, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective.Washington County encompasses 727 square miles with 12 incorporated cities. The community enjoys excellent schools and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. Learn more about Oregon’s Washington County from the Washington County Visitors Association.
Age: Must be at least 21 years of age by hire date.
High School Grad/GED: Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate of high school equivalency.
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Qualified applicants who are Bilingual/Bicultural are encouraged to apply.
*Additional Bilingual Pay – $55 per pay period.
Vision: Not less than 20/200 in one eye or both eyes, corrected to 20/20 in both eyes combined.
College: Two years of college-level course work at an accredited institution of higher learning in the liberal arts, social science or related field is desirable but not required.
*Incentive Pay – 2% to 8% for a combination of certification levels, training, college education and years of service.
Academy Certification: None
Prior Experience: None
Necessary Certifications: Must be eligible for certification in first aid and CPR.
Steps To Begin The Process: To be considered a candidate for Recruit Deputy all applicants must:
Full Job Description & Details: Please refer to the Jail Recruit Deputy and Patrol Recruit Deputyclassification specifications for the official job description and details.