Jail Deputy, Lateral (Experienced) (SWORN) - Clackamas County, OR

Title: Jail Deputy, Lateral (Experienced) (SWORN)
Type: Corrections Management
Date Posted: August 26, 2022
Organization: Clackamas County, OR
Website: Click here for more information or to apply


Jail Deputy, Lateral (Experienced) (SWORN)


Job ID: 106584


Location: Oregon City, Oregon


Full/Part Time: Full Time






Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:


• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust


By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.




Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.





This recruitment is open to applicants who are currently or have been certified as a basic Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy/Officer and have completed at least one (1) year of civilian law enforcement experience as a Jail Deputy/Officer within the last five (5) years. Military police experience does not qualify as lateral experience.



This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be September 8th and every week thereafter. We will interview applicants as they apply. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.





Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.


We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.


This is a full time (40 hours per week) County position represented by the Peace Officers Association


Competitive compensation package:


Annual Base Pay Range: $68,909 - $88,193


Hourly Base Pay Range: $33.12 - $42.40


Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range based on years of experience.


The hourly pay range for this classification includes the following steps:


Step 1: $33.129574 | Step 2: $34.766447 | Step 3: $36.500960 | Step 4: $38.445924 | Step 5: $40.341624 | Step 6: $42.400831


* For estimation purposes only:


Experience as a jail deputy or corrections officer*: Expected starting rate:

With 12 to 18 months of experience Step 1

Over 18 months but less than 24 months of experience Step 2

Over 24 months but less than 36 months of experience Step 3

Over 36 months but less than 48 months of experience Step 4

Over 48 months of experience Step 5


*Experience confirmed during recruitment and interview process.


Incentive Pay:


New hires are also eligible for these monthly incentive add-to-pay premiums per the current bargaining agreement:


DPSST Intermediate Certificate $42.44 or

with Bachelor's degree $72.11 or

with Master's or Ph. D. degree $84.85


DPSST Advanced Certificate $93.04 or

with Bachelor's degree $158.17 or

with Master's or Ph. D. degree $186.04


DPSST Supervisory Certificate $106.07 or

with Bachelor's degree $180.34 or

with Master's or Ph. D. degree $213.16


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.


Generous paid time off package, including:


• 11.7 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 2 personal days per year


Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)


Employer paid 4% Deferred Compensation

Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.


Other Benefits:


• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage

• A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• A variety of optional benefits (see Benefits link below)

• Longevity pay beginning after 5 years of service

• A variety of additional optional benefits








Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking highly motivated, self-directed candidates with strong communication and interpersonal skills for Jail Deputy.


This recruitment is open to applicants who are currently or have been certified as a basic Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy/Officer and have completed at least one (1) year of civilian law enforcement experience as a Jail Deputy/Officer within the last five (5) years. Military police experience does not qualify as lateral experience.


Applicants not meeting this criteria will be inactivated. If you are not currently or have not been a CERTIFIED Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy/Officer with at least one (1) year of experience within the last five (5) years, please apply for the Jail Deputy, Recruit position when it's posted for application.


Please closely review the QUALIFICATIONS and OTHER INFORMATION sections of this job posting for detailed requirements and testing information. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, testing options have changed, please read through the OTHER INFORMATION section in full detail.




This is a SWORN position that requires a complete Statement of Personal History (SPH).


Applicants will receive instructions from the Department of Human Resources or the Sheriff's Office on how and when to login to complete the SPH.


Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• Must be currently or have been certified as a basic Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy/Officer with at least one (1) year of civilian law enforcement experience as a Jail Deputy/Officer within the last five (5) years.

• Must be 21 years of age by date of employment.

• Must be a United States citizen or be one within eighteen (18) months of hire.

• Must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate of high school equivalency, or bachelor degree from an accredited institution.

• Must be free from convictions of a serious nature, such as domestic violence, drug-trafficing and manufacturing, and any felony.

• Must be willing to be fingerprinted and have fingerprints filed with the State.

• Visual and Hearing Acuity: Must meet the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements as detailed in Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 259­-008­0000, http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_200/oar_259/259_008.html

• Must be able to be certified as a corrections officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

• Must meet the Minimum Standards for Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer as provided for in Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 259-008-0010

• Must meet the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tattoo policy. See our FAQ's for details http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/recruiting/faq.htmlhttp://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/recruiting/faq.html

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Per the Oregon Health Authority, (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280799 & https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280616), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.

• Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, including national fingerprint records check.

• Must pass an extensive post-offer pre­-employment physical assessment and psychological evaluation. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.

• Must successfully pass a post offer pre- employment drug test.

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673


Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• Knowledge of criminal attitudes and behavior patterns.

• Knowledge of purposes and methods of discipline as applied to prisoners under criminal confinement.

• Experience maintaining close security and supervising the activities of inmates working in a correctional or detention facility.

• Experience overseeing inmates in all phases of incarceration.

• Experience writing reports.

• Experience testifying in various proceedings.

• Experience transporting inmates.


*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.



Duties may include but are not limited to the following:


• Maintains order, discipline, and security of inmates in County facilities; supervises the security and conduct of inmates in cells, during transports, during group meetings, meals, bathing, recreation, visitations, court proceedings and on work assignments; performs internal security checks to include a visual inspection of the wellbeing of inmates; performs perimeter check/security checks throughout shift.


• Within the scope of correctional duties, answers inmate questions, conducts investigations, interviews witnesses, victims, complainants, seizes evidence, makes arrests, writes inmate misconduct reports, special reports and crime reports, prepares cases, testifies in judicial proceedings or before a Hearings Officer; maintains records and writes reports as required.


• Processes inmates admitted and discharged for transfer from facilities; activities include booking and release, fingerprinting, photographing, custody level assessment, medical screening, clothed and unclothed body searches, and issuing of clothing and supplies to new inmates.


• Receives and maintains the personal property of inmates; returns personal property to inmates on discharge.


• Inspects living quarters of inmates for contraband; checks on sanitary conditions and orderliness of living quarters.


• Follows orders/instructions from doctors or nurses in the care of ill inmates.


• Transports inmates within the facility or to and from court, external medical facilities, work locations, or other detention facilities; performs hospital watches, security at mental health commitment hearings and other court proceedings as required.


• May operate the control room, ensuring every door in the facility that is opened is accessed by authorized personnel only; ensures that all vehicles/persons entering the secure portions of the facility grounds are authorized.


• Checks in persons that come into the lobby including warrant turn-ins, attorneys, investigators, family, friends, and clergy.



Working knowledge of: Criminal attitudes and behavior patterns; purposes and methods of discipline as applied to persons under criminal confinement; use of equipment in identification and confinement of inmates; correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.


Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; control, direct and instruct inmates individually and in groups; understand, interpret and enforce institutional rules and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; read and interpret written material accurately and rapidly; promote socially acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates; make rapid, effective and reasonable decisions in emergencies and take appropriate action; use computer to enter data, write narratives and reports; maintain accurate records; use basic electronic and phone equipment; use basic radio procedures; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, co-workers, and a variety of criminal justice officials and personnel.


Applicants must meet the Minimum Standards for Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer as provided for in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 259-008-0010.


Must be able to be certified as a Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy/Officer by the Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST).


Visual Acuity: Monocular vision must be at least 20/30 (Snellen) corrected in each eye and not worse than 20/100 (Snellen) uncorrected in either eye. Binocular vision must be at least 20/20 (Snellen) corrected. Officers/Applicants whose uncorrected vision is worse than 20/100 must wear soft contact lenses to meet the corrected vision requirement.


Color Vision: Officers/Applicants must be able to distinguish red, green, blue, and yellow, as determined by the HRR Test, 4th Edition. Red or green deficiencies may be acceptable, providing the applicant can read at least nine of the first 13 plates of the Ishihara Test. Officers/Applicants who fail to meet the color vision standard may meet this standard by demonstrating they can correctly discriminate colors via a field test conducted by the employer as approved by the examining physician/surgeon. Depth Perception: Random Stereo Test equal to 60 seconds of arc or better. Peripheral Vision: Visual Field Performance must be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian combined.


Hearing Acuity: Officer/Applicants must have no average hearing loss greater than 25 (db) at the 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000-Hertz levels in either ear with no single loss in excess of 40 db. Amplification devices may be used to meet the above hearing requirement.



Jail Division: Six 12 hour shifts and one 8 hour shift per two week pay period (POA contract language cites exceptions to this schedule.) Shift schedules are determined by seniority and the http://www.clackamas.us.des/documents/unionpoa.pdf.



Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 reidents.












“A Tradition of Service Since 1845.” The CCSO mission is to provide public safety services to the people in Clackamas County so they can experience a safe and secure community. CCSO will fulfill the mission of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office through teamwork and partnerships, as reflected in our core values.







The CCSO serves over 400,000 residents of the County with over 400 employees. As the County's largest law enforcement agency the Sheriff's Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county as well as several cities that have contracted with CCSO to provide law enforcement for them. The CCSO has many specialized units such as canine, motorcycle patrol, the dive team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), search and rescue, narcotics investigation (SIU), detectives and Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Sheriff's Office is also required by law to provide correctional facilities for the county and to offer support services to other agencies in the County, such as: the jail, special units and occasionally personnel resources.


The CCSO is committed to enhancing a diverse workforce through principles of active recruitment in the community, equal employment opportunity and positive human resource management. The Administration and staff of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office adopts a philosophy and practice that we recognize the full potential of all employees, treating all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.





Clackamas County only accepts online applications.


Help With Your Application:






If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).










Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.




Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.


If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.





STEP 1: Pass/Fail Minimum Qualifications


Applicants must meet minimum qualifications and are currently or have been certified as a basic Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy/Officer and have completed at least one (1) year of civilian law enforcement experience as a Jail Deputy/Officer within the last five (5) years.


STEP 2: Department ("in­ house") interview


Candidates who successfully pass the minimum qualification screening of step 1 will be invited to a department interview.


STEP 3: Statement of Personal History, testing (or proof of degree) and other post-offer tests


Those who complete the department interview and are selected to move forward to a background investigation will also be required to complete a thorough Statement of Personal History (SPH) via our online eSOPH system. A deadline will be given at the time you are referred. This is a time intensive document to complete, do not delay in completing this document.


Additionally, applicants that are not Oregon DPSST certified must take the REACT written/video test UNLESS possessing proof of a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution (proof will be required). We strongly encourage candidates to also complete the Work Attitude Questionnaire and Public Safety Suitability Assessment tests requested by NTN, but the Sheriff's Office does not use it in the testing evaluation at this time. Testing for REACT is available through the National Testing Network (NTN) and can be completed online at home as well as several locations in and out of the state.


There is no ORPAT test required.


You may schedule your testing by going to the NTN website: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=1&region=all&state=Oregon


Candidates do not have to wait to be notified to complete the tests. However, only those applicants that move forward to a background investigation will have their scores accepted to continue in the process.


Candidates who have a Bachelor's Degree or higher must provide proof in order to bypass the required REACT testing. Proof of degree can be uploaded to the Attachments section of the online application system.


If a conditional offer is made, candidates must also pass a post­-offer job-­related physical and psychological evaluations and drug testing for the use of prohibited drugs.



At any time during the application process applicants may have their background packet activated and assigned to a background investigator. PLEASE NOTE: When the Sheriff's Office directs, a background investigator will contact applicants to schedule an INITIAL INTERVIEW. The INITIAL INTERVIEW will include a meeting with a background investigator to have your photo taken, review the SPH and provide instructions on what documents need to be ordered.


Background investigations may run concurrently with other testing processes. Background investigations are comprehensive, therefore they can average six (6) to eight (8) weeks to complete. Delays in processing your background investigation may be caused by not completing all entries, not submitting required documents, or references not responding to an investigator's inquiries.


If at any time during the hiring process it is determined by the Sheriff's Office that the candidate does not pass the background investigation the candidate will be notified and the application will be inactivated. This may occur prior to, during, or after any of the testing phases and/or placement on the eligibility register.


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