UNION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
1109 K AVENUE
LA GRANDE, OREGON 97850
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Updated: January 26, 2021
Job Classification: Corrections Deputy
The Union County Sherrif's Department is currently hiring for the postition of Corrections Deputy! Interested candidates are required to complete National Testing Networks REACT exam and Work Attitude Questionnaire (WAQ) before the close date on January 18th, 2021.
Candidates can take the WAQ by logging into their candidate account.
Salary Information: $3334 to $4256 DOE
Benefit Information: Medical, Dental, Vision
Department Contact:Nick HuelterLieutenant541-963-1017 email@example.com
County Information: Union County lies between the Blue and Wallowa Mountains, is bordered by Wallowa County on the east and north, Umatilla County on the west, and Grant and Baker Counties on the south.
The population growth in eastern Oregon during the early 1860’s prompted the Legislative Assembly to split Umatilla and Baker Counties from Wasco County on September 22, 1862. Further development of the Grande Ronde Valley led to calls for the legislature to split Union County from Baker County. Union County was formed in 1864. Twenty-three years later, in 1887, Wallowa County was created from its eastern region.
The establishment of a county seat resulted in competition, based on geography and on economic and population growth, between La Grande and the city of Union. The county seat moved between Union and La Grande until it was permanently transferred to La Grande in 1905.
With each transfer of the county seat, there was a similar removal of the county courthouse. The first courthouses were rented structures in Union and La Grande. When the city of Union was designated as the county seat in 1874, the county’s records were quickly moved to a new brick courthouse in the area where Union High School now stands. La Grande regained the county seat in 1905 and moved into the courthouse that had been built the previous year as the city hall. The courthouse recently was razed and offices for the county clerk, assessor, treasurer, and planning department were relocated to the nearby Chaplin Building.
The government of Union County consisted originally of a county judge, two county commissioners, clerk, sheriff, treasurer, assessor, school superintendent, and coroner. It changed from a county court to a three- member board of commissioners in 1991.
Union County is served by Senate District 29, Representative District 58, and the Second Congressional District. The first census of the county in 1870 showed only 2,552 inhabitants. It has grown steadily and the 2010 census shows the population at 25,748.
The initial economic interest in the area was mining, but most of the mines were in the area annexed by Baker County in 1901. Over the years farming (wheat, fruit, vegetables, and grass seeds), cattle, sheep raising, and timber replaced mining as the primary economic forces in the county. More recently, the county has diversified into an economic base that includes light manufacturing; technical based business and regional headquarters for Federal and State government. A mainstay of the Union County economy is Eastern Oregon University. Nearby mountains andstreams provide hunting, fishing, skiing, and camping opportunities.
US Citizen: Yes. Per Oregon law, an applicant must be able to obtain
US Citizenship within 12 months of employment. To meet
this requirement as a condition of hire, an applicant must
demonstrate that he/she can obtain citizenship within the
High School Grad/GED: Must be a high school graduate or possess a General
Education Development (GED) certificate of high school
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Ability to obtain a valid Oregon State driver’s license. Must
also possess a current driver’s license in the applicant’s
state with an acceptable driving history.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: DPSST requirement of at least 20/30 corrected vision when
tested using both eyes together. Must also be able to
distinguish color vision as determined by DPSST (OAR -
College: Preferred but not required.
Academy Certification: Be certified or be able to obtain certification by the
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training –
DPSST Minimum Standards of Employment as a Law
Enforcement Officer as noted by DPSST; www.oregon.gov/DPSST(OAR).
Prior Experience: Preferred but not required.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
All felony convictions.
Repeated offenses, which indicate disrespect for the law.
DUII arrests within the past 10 years.
Drug Use Disqualifiers:
Illegal manufacture, transport or sale of a controlled
substance. Repetitive, recent or continual drug use.
Discharge from employment related to poor performance,
attendance, policy violations or inability to adjust to
Hiring Process: Candidates must pass all written, physical, oral, background, medical and psychological examinations.