Company: Jefferson County, OR
Posted on: September 13, 2023
Salary : $59,925.60 - $85,086.00 Annually
Location : Madras Oregon, OR
Job Type: Full Time FTE with Benefits
Job Number: 2022-LH4
Opening Date: 12/29/2022
*** UPCOMING BASE WAGE INCREASE OF 5% - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2023
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants for
This recruitment is open to both male and female applicants.
Corrections Certification preferred.
CURRENT SALARY SCHEDULE THRU June 30, 2023
Basic Corrections DPSST Certification pay range: $28.70 -
Intermediate Corrections DPSST Certification range: $36.64 -
Advanced Corrections DPSST Certification range: $38.10
A Corrections Deputy is a sworn police officer as defined by ORS
and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training,
performing related work as required. Provides supervision and
enforces rules to the inmates in the jail, work center, work
release, work crew and courthouse security necessary to maintain
order. Participates in the daily operation of the facilities by
ensuring the safety and security of the inmates, staff and the
public. Processes inmates in and out of the facility; completes and
processes reports and other paperwork; communicates with law
enforcement staff, inmates and the public.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is professional work requiring
the application of specialized knowledge in the area of criminal
justice. Work may be performed in stressful situations, working
rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Work tasks
are governed by established policies, procedures, Statutes and
regulations. Correction Deputies exercise independent judgment when
applying policy and procedures. Correction Deputies may exercise
the power to give direct orders to inmates and take action with an
inmate that is necessary to maintain the safe order of the
facility, staff and other inmates. The position responds to
emergencies in the facility, escorts inmates to and from locations
inside and outside the jail or courthouse, investigates
disturbances or suspicious activities, prepares reports, responds
to medical needs of inmates. Responsible to preserve and protect
the legal rights of the inmates, public safety and community
Works under the direct supervision of the Corrections Sergeant.
Employees serve a twelve (12) month probationary period when first
hired and/or when promoted to a new position. Must be free from the
conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation.
Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause
for disqualification. Must pass a thorough background check. Must
be at least 21 years old. NOTE: As a condition of employment or
continued employment for Jefferson County Sheriff's Office,
applicants and employees must meet and maintain the work
performance standards set forth in the Position Description and
possess the skills, certifications, education and other
requirements as herein set forth as well as those other
requirements specified in the Sheriff's Policy and Procedures
Manual, the Jefferson County Personnel Policies and Procedures
Manual and any applicable collective bargaining agreement.
- Ability to demonstrate the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
mission statement; "Safeguard all people and their property,
serving all equally, with empathy, dignity, and respect."
- Possess excellent interpersonal and communicative skills, work
within, and maintain a cooperative and effective working
relationship with other Sheriff Department employees.
- Meet Performance Measures established by the Sheriff.
- Maintains order, discipline and security of inmates in the
- Conducts searches of inmates of the same gender, issues
clothing and bedding, assigns inmates to cells and orients inmates
to jail routine.
- Books and releases, fingerprints, and photographs inmates.
- Oversees the serving of meals, cleaning details and conducts
clothing and bedding exchange.
- Possess excellent verbal, written and arithmetic skills
necessary to effectively and efficiently complete required report
writing and deliver accurate testimony in a cogent fashion.
- Uses electronic equipment, keys, inventories equipment and
supplies, conduct perimeter checks and other work activities as
specified in Jail Operations and Procedures Manual.
- Regular attendance is an essential function of the
- Renders first aid to inmates and summons medical help or
arranges for transfer to hospital, when necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall
objective of the position.
Knowledge and Skills: Must be able to carry and obtain training of
the proper and safe use of firearms and other law enforcement
weapons. Must have strong teamwork skills. Must have the ability to
comprehend all applicable laws, practices and procedures of the
State of Oregon and Jefferson County common to correction
practices. Must possess excellent verbal, written and arithmetic
Abilities: Ability to learn and retain information regarding
various laws and contemporary court decisions pertaining to inmate
rights, detention, arrest and use of force. Ability to evaluate and
analyze facts and draw correct conclusions promptly. Ability to
understand and carry out instructions, to speak and write
effectively and to record information clearly and concisely is
essential. Ability to learn Sheriff's Office rules, procedures,
corrections principles, techniques, inmate supervision, facility
security and officer survival techniques. Ability to deal with
inmates and the public in stressful and non-stressful situations
and ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships. Must be able to operate a computer workstation to
write various reports and letters. Must be able to use a variety of
modern electronic equipment, including laptop or portable
computers, digital cameras, jail photographic equipment,
fingerprinting equipment, e-mail and voice mail. Must be familiar
with and able to use a variety of specialty software including
Sheriff's Office proprietary report writing software, Microsoft
Word and Microsoft Excel. Must possess and exercise the ability to
meet and deal with the public in an effective and courteous manner.
Will be required, on occasion, to attend training and meetings away
from normal duty station. Training will require out of town (and
County) travel and overnight(s) stays.
Physical Abilities: Requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to
operate Sheriff's Office equipment, weapons and apparatus; visual
acuity necessary for performing necessary tasks including normal
color discrimination, ambulatory ability to walk at work; ability
to subdue resistive or combative individuals. Requires speech and
auditory abilities sufficient to carry on conversations and project
voice among a crowd. Sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate a
computer keyboard and recognize words and numbers, and other
abilities as prescribed by the Department of Public Safety and
Standards and Training.
Education and Experience: Minimum High School Diploma (Associate or
Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice or similar discipline
preferred) and demonstrate considerable reasoning skill.
Licenses and Certificates: A valid Oregon driver's license. Must
possess or be able to acquire within twelve (12) months of initial
appointment, a Basic Corrections DPSST certification. Corrections
Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Work is
physical in nature and requires the ability to walk, climb and
carry or move inanimate objects up to 60 pounds.
Probationary Period: This position is based on the successful
completion of a twelve-month probationary period.
Learn more about the department, visit:
Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you are a Veteran and wish to request Veterans' preference
credit, please click to complete the Veterans' preference form and
upload with the required documentation as part of your
Next Review Date: April 17, 2023.
*** UPCOMING BASE WAGE INCREASE OF 5% - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2023
---Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
---VEBA $3,400 Annual
---Oregon PERS Retirement (employer/employee participation
---Life Insurance with AD&D
---Long-term Disability Insurance
---Employee Assistance Program
---457(b) Deferred Comp Plans Available
---Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
---Discounted Air Ambulance membership available
Do you possess a DPSST Certification in Oregon? Select the option
that best describes your certification(s).
- Current DPSST certification as a Corrections Officer
- Current DPSST certification as a Police Officer
- Current DPSST certification as a Parole and Probation
- None of the above
Please provide your Oregon DPSST number, if applicable (limit 5
Describe in a synopsis any other law enforcement experience you
have, providing dates and reason for leaving, for any out of state,
other disciplines, and/or reserve Police Officer work.
The Sheriff's Office is a 24-hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a
year operation. As a deputy, you will be required to work all
shifts via a rotating schedule, including weekends and holidays
(this includes all holidays such as July 4th, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day, etc.), attend court
when on and off duty and deputies are subject to emergency call
outs during off duty time. Are you willing and available to work
these dates and times if needed?
Have you ever been arrested for a crime?
If you marked "yes" above for being arrested for a crime, explain
in detail including dates and jurisdiction. A plea or conviction to
a crime "may" constitute an automatic disqualifying condition and
you cannot be employed in Jefferson County as a Deputy Sheriff.
Did you attach any certificates and training documents to
substantiate your experience?
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