HOOD RIVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
309 STATE ST
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031
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Updated: March 05, 2021
Job Classification: Patrol Deputy - Entry Level
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is hiring for Patrol Deputy. To be eligible, candidates are required to complete the NTN FrontLine National exam, the ORPAT certification, and you must apply online at HRC Application during the time it is open.
The deadline to complete the testing and the agency application is April 9, 2021 5:00 PM PST.
Salary Range: FY 21/22 $4666 – 5783/month; anticipated start date 7/1/2021
Benefit Information: The salary for this position is supplemented by a benefit package, including a choice of Hood River County’s Major medical packages through Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB). Currently, Hood River County pays 85% of the premium for you and dependents on Medical and Vision. Dental coverage is offered to you; up to full family. The County’s contribution may change from year to year. Other benefits included are Life Insurance, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid vacation, paid sick leave and those benefits required by law. Optional benefits include participation in a 457 B deferred compensation plan and/or a 125 flexible spending plan.
Bi-lingual employees and/or those possessing DPSST Intermediate and Advanced Certificates receive additional compensation. (Certification Pay: Intermediate 4%, Advanced 8%)
Agency Information: The mission of the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is to consistently earn the public’s trust by providing the highest quality public safety services with the resources provided to us. We enhance safety, security, and livability by serving and protecting our citizens. Through education, leadership, and partnerships, we promote individual responsibility and community commitment. We strive to make a difference every day and to be the “Go to Agency” in Hood River County that meets and solves the challenges of creating a safer environment and improving our quality of life. The Sheriff Office responsibilities cover the entire spectrum of public safety — 911, parole, and probation, emergency management, law enforcement patrol and investigations, search and rescue, service of legal process of the courts, prisoner transport, court security, off-highway vehicle enforcement, marine patrol, forest patrol, the operation of the NORCOR regional jail, and animal control.
County Information: Hood River County, established in 1908, has a bustling economy that is the result of over a hundred years working with what the environment and climate have to offer. Since 1986, Hood River found itself in the heart of the country’s first National Scenic Area. The beauty and endless recreational opportunities of the windswept gorge brought Hood River County into its present spot as a top tourist destination in the Pacific Northwest. Agricultural, technology and manufacturing industries provide support to the Hood River economy. In addition, this destination stop brings a wide influx of multi-seasonal visitors who want to experience all the gorge has to offer.
US Citizen: Required
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Required
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: Must meet DPSST standards
College: Not required but preferred
Academy Certification: Required within one year of employment
Prior Experience: Not required but preferred
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, in compliance with Oregon
Administrative Rules conducts a pre-employment background investigation on all position finalists. This comprehensive, in-depth
process is required to determine the Moral Fitness, Honesty, Integrity, Character, and Credibility of the individual. The
investigation includes all facets of the finalist’s past (education, roommates, family, financial, residential, criminal, and
driving). Minimum standards and disqualifiers are defined by Oregon Law. Information about potential disqualifiers
can be found here
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