WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
215 SW ADAMS, MS 32
HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123
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Updated: July 08, 2020
Job Classification: Recruit Jail Deputy
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 Jail Deputy and 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 08/26/2020, so if you are planning to apply, the following MUST be in the NTN system (visible to WCSO) by 11:59 p.m. on 08/26/2020
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 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 30-40 deputies each year over the next 3 years to work in our Jail division. 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. Learn more about becoming a Washington County Deputy, the hiring process and the various Special Team opportunities by visiting 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.
Jail Deputy: $31.69 - $42.93
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.
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.Contact Information:
Recruitment Deputy Amanda Geislinger (503) 846-JOIN / (5646)JoinWCSO@co.washington.or.us
Human Resources DivisionRecruitment Team503-846-8606HR@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
US Citizen: Jail Recruit Deputies must obtain U.S. citizenship within 12 months of hire.
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.
*Incentive Pay – 2% to 8% for a combination of certification levels, training, college education and years of service.
Academy Certification: Must be eligible for certification in first aid and CPR.
Steps To Begin The Process: Take and pass the NTN React Test by selecting Washington County under Corrections Jobs on NTN's jobs listing website. If you already have a valid and current score (taken within the last 12 months), you may submit it instead of taking NTN again.
Washington County will contact candidates selected to move forward to the next step in the selection process.
WCSO Application Process
Full Job Description & Details : Please refer to the Jail Deputy classification specifications for the official job description and details.