WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON invites applications for the position of:
Recruit Deputy (Jail AND Patrol Divisions)
SALARY: $32.25-$43.71 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: 11/09/21 11:59 PM
Updated: July 27th, 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:
1. Your NTN FrontLine National written/video test scores
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:
· NTN ORPAT, NTN PAT, Washington County hosted PAT testing, PAT or ORPAT scores from other agencies and/or military fitness tests.
· All PAT or physical testing scores must have been completed within six months prior to application and submitted to WCSO prior to the closing deadline for application submission.
· Passing PAT or ORPAT scores from other agencies and/or military fitness test scores may be submitted directly to Washington County Sheriff’s Office in lieu of a PAT score once an applicant has been contacted and notified they are moving forward in the hiring process.
· Please be advised that the different physical testing options are accepted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office only.
· Please read the job descriptions for all jobs you are interested in to make sure that you meet all the criteria.
· If you do not have a PAT score to submit, you will have an opportunity to sign up and take the PAT with us after you receive your invitation to apply.
WCSO Application Process
· Once all passing scores are pulled from NTN on 11/10/2021, Washington County Human Resources will notify successful candidates directly via email about the next steps in the process which will require completing an application through the NEOGOV system.
· Please note: Any scores posted after 11:59 pm on 11/09/2021 will not be processed until the next recruitment cycle.
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.
$32.25 – $43.71
· Bilingual Pay – $55 per pay period which is paid out every two weeks.
· Incentive Pay – 2% to 8% for a combination of certification levels, training, college education and years of service.
· Premium Pay for various special assignments (Field Training Officer, Tactical Negotiations Team – SWAT, Motorcycle Officer, and K-9.
· Overtime and/or compensatory time allowances for overtime, callback, and court appearance.
· Uniform including initial tailoring, duty gear, and a firearm.
· Clothing allowance – $60 per month, if assigned to plainclothes duty full-time.
· Footwear allowance – $125 per year.
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:
· Medical, Dental, Vision for the employee, spouse/domestic partner and children
· VEBA account with County contribution
· Life and AD&D Insurance, Occupational Life, Long-term Disability
· Paid time-off in lieu of holidays and other employee leaves (vacation, sick, military and more)
· Oregon PERS/OPSRP and Deferred Compensation
· Tuition reimbursement
To explore additional benefits offered, visit Employee Benefits.
Recruitment Deputy Amanda Geislinger
(503) 846-JOIN / (5646)
Human Resources Division
Why work for Washington County’s Sheriff’s Office?
· We are one of the largest law enforcement agencies in Oregon with over 625 employees and an annual budget of over $124 million.
· We provide service to the Washington County community of approximately 610,000 and are the primary police responders for over 250,000 residents.
· We value the public’s trust and believe our most important function is to preserve the safety and well-being of our communities.
· We serve one of the most ethnically diverse counties in Oregon.
· We collaborate with local, regional and federal agencies and community partners.
· We participate or lead special inter-agency enforcement response teams.
· We provide superior professional development and training opportunities.
· We offer diverse duties of assignments to meet the needs of our community.
· We are the only Sheriff’s Office in Oregon to be nationally accredited and we hold the “Gold Standard” from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA).
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.
· Patrol Recruit Deputies must obtain U.S. citizenship within 18 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 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.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors :
· Domestic Violence Conviction
· Felony Conviction
· Misdemeanor Conviction (reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
· Unacceptable Driving Record (previous five years)
Steps To Begin The Process : To be considered a candidate for Recruit Deputy all applicants must:
1. Take and pass FrontLine National Test by selecting Washington County under Law Enforcement 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
· Once all passing scores are pulled from NTN on 11/10/2021, Washington County Human Resources will notify successful candidates directly via email about the next steps in the process which will require completing an application through the NEOGOV system. .
· Please note: Any scores posted after 11:59 pm on 11/09/2021 will not be processed until the next recruitment cycle