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Corrections Deputy

Company: Jefferson County, OR
Location: Madras
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Salary : $59,925.60 - $85,086.00 Annually

Location : Madras Oregon, OR

Job Type: Full Time FTE with Benefits

Job Number: 2022-LH4

Department: Sheriff

Opening Date: 12/29/2022



The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants for Corrections Deputy

This recruitment is open to both male and female applicants.

Corrections Certification preferred.


Basic Corrections DPSST Certification pay range: $28.70 - $36.45/hour

Intermediate Corrections DPSST Certification range: $36.64 - $39.18/hour

Advanced Corrections DPSST Certification range: $38.10 -$40.75/hour

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 relations/safety.

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.
Essential Duties

  • 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 County Jail.
  • 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 position.
  • 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 skills.

    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 Certified Preferred.

    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.

    Supplemental Information

    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 application.

    Next Review Date: April 17, 2023.

    ---Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
    ---VEBA $3,400 Annual
    ---Sick Leave
    ---Oregon PERS Retirement (employer/employee participation varies)
    ---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 Officer
    • None of the above


      Please provide your Oregon DPSST number, if applicable (limit 5 characters).


      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?
      • Yes
      • No


        Have you ever been arrested for a crime?
        • Yes
        • No


          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?
          • Yes
          • No

            Required Question

Keywords: Jefferson County, OR, Bend , Corrections Deputy, Other , Madras, Oregon

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