Deputy Sheriff, Lateral (Experienced Patrol) - Sworn - Clackamas County, OR

Title: Deputy Sheriff, Lateral (Experienced Patrol) - Sworn
Type: Deputy Sheriff
Date Posted: October 6, 2022
Organization: Clackamas County, OR
Website: Click here for more information or to apply


Deputy Sheriff, Lateral (Experienced Patrol) - Sworn


Job ID: 106676


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 position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be on October 17, 2022 and every week thereafter. Applicants who apply and pass the initial screening will be invited to interview 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 deputy or police officer*: Expected starting rate:

With 18 to 24 months of experience Step 1

Over 24 months but less than 30 months of experience Step 2

Over 30 months but less than 42 months of experience Step 3

Over 42 months but less than 54 months of experience Step 4

Over 54 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




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


This recruitment is open to applicants who are currently or have been certified as a basic police officer within the last five (5) years and have completed at least eighteen (18) months of law enforcement experience as a uniformed civilian peace officer. Oregon Department of Standards and Training (DPSST) maintains authority to determine acceptable lateral transfer of out of state certification to Oregon.


Applicants not meeting these criteria will be inactivated. If you are not currently or have not been certified as a basic police officer with at least eighteen (18) months of law enforcement experience within the last five (5) years, please apply for the Deputy Sheriff, Recruit position when available.




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


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will receive instructions from the Department of Human Resources or the Sheriff's Office on when to complete the SPH.


Please closely review the QUALIFICATIONS and OTHER INFORMATION sections of this job posting for detailed requirements and testing information. (Clackamas County has changed testing options for this position - please read the testing section carefully.)


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not receive any type of notification regarding their application until after the recruitment closing date.


Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• Must be currently or have been certified as a basic police officer for at least eighteen (18) months within the last five (5) years.

• Must be at least 21 years of age by date of hire.

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

• Must be free from criminal convictions other than minor traffic violations.

• Experience thinking clearly and performing effectively in stressful or emergency situations.

• Experience communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Must possess a high school diploma or GED certificate of high school equivalency (or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution).

• Must pass the Frontline exam through National Testing Network (unless currently DPSST certified or possess a bachelor's degree or higher - see OTHER INFORMATION section for more information).

• Visual and Hearing Acuity: Must meet the;JSESSIONID_OARD=qpSmNOqd_mhNDmcN5SevV2qm9_Yf4JVfptMjO6FuoiB740EI4nBD!-213933845?ruleVrsnRsn=264363 as detailed in Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 259­-008­0000.

• Must be able to be certified as a Civilian Police Officer/Deputy 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) 259­008­0010.

• Must meet the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tattoo policy. See our FAQ's for details

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

• Must pass an extensive post-­offer pre-­employment occupational medical exam and psychological evaluation.

• 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.


Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• Knowledge of State and County criminal and traffic laws.

• Knowledge of police methods and procedures.

• Knowledge of laws governing arrest, search and seizure, criminal justice system, including courtroom testimony.

• Knowledge of police investigative procedures and techniques.

• Experience properly utilizing police equipment and techniques, including firearms and restraining devices.

• Experience conducting investigations, collecting, evaluating and analyzing facts to draw correct conclusions.

• Experience driving an automobile in various weather conditions and in high speed pursuits.


*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.




Deputy Sheriffs are sworn peace officers responsible for law enforcement, community service and general investigative work.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:


• Patrols County roads, highways, business and residential areas; enforces traffic and criminal codes; patrols rivers and lakes in patrol boat enforcing water safety; checks property security; investigates road and safety hazards; operates related police equipment including patrol vehicles, electronic equipment and firearms.

• Conducts investigations of reported criminal activity; responds to citizen complaints; gathers and processes crime scene evidence and takes latent fingerprints for use in court; interviews and takes statements from victims, witnesses and offenders; investigates traffic accidents; determines circumstances, takes statements, performs first aid, calls ambulances and tow trucks; conducts investigations of reported civil disturbances and other calls for assistance such as family disturbances, public disturbances, animal control and lost persons.

• Makes arrests and transports offenders to jail; transports prisoners and patients under custody to institutions and courts; books prisoners.

• Prepares reports of investigated disturbances, crimes, accidents, traffic enforcement for departmental, court and state use; maintains accurate records of law enforcement activities performed on duty; serve legal papers and warrants; appears in court as a witness.

Lateral Deputies complete a 17-­week in-­house field-­training program with daily evaluations. Lateral Deputies serve a one year probationary period.




Considerable knowledge of: State and County criminal and traffic laws; police methods and procedures; laws governing arrest, search and seizure, criminal justice system, including courtroom testimony; police investigative procedures and techniques.


Knowledge of: Civil laws; first aid.


Skill to: Properly use police equipment and techniques, including firearms and restraining devices; conduct investigations; collect, evaluate and analyze facts and draw correct conclusions; drive an automobile in various weather conditions and in high speed pursuits; understand and follow oral and written orders; deal with the public both tactfully and firmly; think clearly and perform effectively in stressful or emergency situations; maintain accurate and complete records.


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 police 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.




Patrol Division: Four (4) day work week, ten (10) hour a day basis (POA contract language cites exceptions to this schedule.) Shift schedules are determined by seniority and the




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 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 be certified as a basic police officer for at least eighteen (18) months 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 Frontline 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 Frontline 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 at this time.


You may schedule your testing by going to the NTN website:


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 Frontline 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.




Lindsay White, Recruiter


To apply, visit


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