LINN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
1115 SE JACKSON STREET
ALBANY, OREGON 97322
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Updated: February 23, 2021
This posting is currently open until March 31, 2021.
Job Classification: Deputy Sheriff (Criminal Patrol) - Lateral Candidates
The Linn County Sheriff's Office is building an eligibility list for Deputy Sheriff (Criminal Patrol) for Lateral transfer candidates for current and future positions. The application process will close on January 31, 2021 and all NTN test scores must be received by that time. The Sheriff's Office may close this recruitment at any time, without further notice.
All applicants must successfully pass the ORPAT with a time at or below 5:30. Applicants residing in Oregon may take the ORPAT with the National Testing Network or electronically attach, to their NEOGOV application, proof of a passing ORPAT dated within 1 year of your application date. Proof of ORPAT may be emailed to Kori Goff at email@example.com and must state the date it was passed, the agency administering the ORPAT, the passing time, and the applicant's name. It must either come directly to Linn County from the agency or be on agency letterhead with agency contact information.
If you are an out-of-state applicant, your application may be accepted without an ORPAT score. However, an ORPAT score with NTN is required to move forward in the hiring process.
For Lateral applicants, please make note of your previous experience in your application and answer the Lateral Applicant question on the NEOGOV application accordingly. For lateral hires, salary compensation will be based on current experience level and pay (to be determined).
Salary Information: From $4,477 up to $5,637 per month (base salary)
Bilingual Pay: Employees who are fluent in Spanish (and possibly Russian and/or American Sign Language) and use these skills while on duty will receive an additional 5% per month after passing a Standardized Language Fluency test administered by Linn County. Bilingual Pay is awarded at the discretion of the Sheriff.
*****For example, a Deputy Sheriff with 15 years at Linn County, topped-out on the salary scale with full-family health benefits and incentive pay (Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced Certification, Bilingual) receives a total annual package of approximately $129,535.*****
Contact Information:Kori GoffRecruitment/Trainingrecruitment@linnsheriff.org
Department Information: Please visit www.LinnSheriff.org to learn about the experience of being a valuable member of our team at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
Area Information: Linn County, Oregon is a county of approximately 2,300 square miles encompassing the very best Oregon has to offer. Extending from the confluence of the Willamette River and the Santiam River to the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range, Linn County’s terrain is as diverse as its people. From grass seed farming and specialized metals fabrication to high-tech automation and lumber mills, Linn County is the sought-after area in Oregon for people to call home.
Population: approximately 127,000
Age: 21 (at time of employment)
US Citizen: Lawfully work within the US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirement of 20/30 corrected
Necessary Certifications: Be able to be certified as a police officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. DPSST Minimum Standards of Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer are located at /www.oregon.gov/DPSST (Administrative Rule ).
Minimum requirements for Entry Level Candidates per Department of Public Safety Standards and Training:
Additional requirements per Linn County:
Background Check: Finalists for this position will be subject to an extensive background investigation. Some issues that might cause an applicant to be withheld from further consideration include, but are not limited to the following:
Additional Disqualifiers: Must pass a thorough background investigation, psychological exam, medical exam including drug screen, and integrity interview that establishes strong moral character. Any conduct that could compromise the integrity of the employee, other employees, the Sheriff’s Office or the County will be closely evaluated. Failure to read and follow directions may also disqualify candidates. The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.
Tentative Hiring Process:
Full Job Description & Details: Please refer to the official Linn County job description for this position located here: http://www.co.linn.or.us/Pay Tables/Job Descriptions/680.pdf