DEPUTY SHERIFF - CRIMINAL DIVISION ENTRY AND LATERAL
Pay: $3,326 - $4,394/ month
Plus health insurance, vacation, sick leave and incentive pay
Applications are being accepted for Deputy Sheriff - Criminal Division in the Clatsop County Sheriff's
Office. Duties include performing assigned patrol law enforcement work necessary to maintain public
peace and order, to protect life and property, to prevent crime, to apprehend suspected violators of
the law, and otherwise to assure the enforcement of state laws and County ordinances under
jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Office. This posting will also serve to recruit for a hiring list for future
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Willingness to develop a thorough knowledge of principles and methods employed in modern
law enforcement and investigation work; applicable federal, state and local laws and
ordinances; law enforcement equipment, including firearms, vehicles, radios, crime
investigation kits and intoxilyzer. Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized
within department desirable.
2. Must meet the minimum standards established by Oregon Revised Statutes as a Police Officer
a) Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and be a citizen of the United States.
b) Must possess a driving record free of violations that relate to ability to learn the
awareness, responsiveness and skill necessary to drive police vehicles safely and
effectively under on-duty conditions.
3. Must possess a valid State Driver's License at the time of appointment and obtain a valid
Oregon Driver's License within thirty days of hiring.
4. Ability to obtain DPSST Basic Police certification within nine months of appointment. DPSST
Basic Police Certification desirable or be able to attend a two week DPSST Career Officers'
Development Course and able to obtain DPSST Police re-certification within twelve months of
employment. Multilingual, one or more years of college and OSSA Search and Rescue
Association Certification desirable.
5. Job duties require the ability to: deal with individuals and groups with understanding, tact and
courtesy; acquire a knowledge of law enforcement techniques and procedures, investigative
methods, evidence development and preservation, traffic and crowd control methods, patrol
procedures; speak and write effectively; develop skill in the use and care of firearms; remain
flexible and adapt to changing circumstances, demands and philosophies; and identify a
problem or potential problem, secure the necessary relevant information, interpret and analyze
the situation, evaluate alternative solutions and render an appropriate judgment of decision,
often under stressful circumstances.
(Over for application procedure)
Submit completed County application form and notarized background investigation form to
the Employment Department, State of Oregon, 450 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103, not
later than 5:00 pm, April 25, 2008. Your application must clearly show your qualifications for
the position and have the necessary NOTARIZED background forms to receive further
consideration. Applicants will be required to pass a written examination, DPSST medical
examination, a psychological examination and demonstrate physical agility, swimming
demonstration and pass a pre-employment drug screen following conditional offer of
employment and to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States prior to hiring. During
any phase of the hiring process, applicants with disabilities who need reasonable
accommodation to assist them to demonstrate their qualifications to perform the duties of the
job should inform the County Administrator’s Office Office.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS GENERALLY DESCRIPTIVE OF THE DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB.
IT IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.
CLATSOP COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(See next page for essential job functions)
APPLICANT: REVIEW THIS LIST OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
SHERIFF'S DEPUTY - CRIMINAL DIVISION
1. Patrols an assigned area of the County; enforces traffic laws and issues citations or warnings to violators;
directs traffic; investigates traffic accidents and criminal incidents; prepares reports; arrests violators; and
transports prisoners and patients under custody to institutions, courts and on extraditions.
2. Answers and investigates citizen complaints and reports; provides directional information to motorists
concerning locations of streets, roads and addresses; attends and participates in public meetings; and
provides crime prevention information and assistance to the public.
3. Examines crime and accident scenes and preserve evidence; interviews suspects, witnesses, and victims;
provides specialized technical follow-up investigation for certain criminal events.
4. Serves subpoenas, summons, warrants for arrest and other civil process papers; appears as a witness in
court to testify on matters relating to accidents, crimes and investigations.
5. Assists with search and rescue operations for property and persons. Patrols waterways, enforces marine,
fish and game laws as assigned.
6. Follows all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
7. Works a variable rotating shift schedule sometimes involving limited backup support and/or limited
electronic communications in all types of indoor and outdoor environments. Contact with individuals who
may become violent, combative, under the influence of drugs/alcohol or who have communicable diseases.
Position may be required to deal with violent and combative individuals requiring considerable physical
effort. Pursuit of violators or emergency rescue may involve swimming.
I understand the essential functions of this job, as given above. I also understand that all of the duties are
not described above and that I will perform those above and other related duties as directed by my
supervisor and management.
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DISCLOSURE TO APPLICANTS
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT A CONSUMER REPORT MAY BE OBTAINED FOR
EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES BY CLATSOP COUNTY. CLATSOP COUNTY REQUESTS THAT
YOU SIGN THE ATTACHED AUTHORIZATION INDICATING WRITTEN PERMISSION FOR
THE COUNTY TO OBTAIN THE REPORT.
A Consumer Report includes communications from a consumer reporting agency regarding an Individual’s
credit history, credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal
characteristics or mode of living.
PERMISSION TO OBTAIN CONSUMER REPORT
I have read and understand the attached disclosure. I hereby knowingly and voluntarily give my
permission for Clatsop County to obtain a copy of a Consumer Report on me.
Dated this __________ day of _________________, 20___.
Applicant’s printed name
Benefits for Deputy Sheriff Employees Include:
Assignments: Opportunities for rotation to Forest Deputy, Canine Handler, Marine Deputy, Detective,
Sniper, Instructor, Search and Rescue, Dive Team, High Angle Team, Marijuana Eradication Team, Drug
Task Force Detective, and DARE Instructor.
Additional Incentives: County pays incentive for Intermediate ($100/month) and Advanced ($160/month)
certification. County pays 5% incentive for Canine Handler, Field Training Officer, Detective.
Take Home Car: The Sheriff’s Office maintains a take home car program with each deputy individually
assigned a patrol vehicle.
Vacation: Employee initially accrue 12 days of vacation annually, rising to 15 days following 5 years of
service, 18 days after 10 years of service, and 21 days after 15 years of service.
Holidays: Employees receive 12 paid days off in lieu of holidays.
Bereavement Leave: Up to 5 paid days.
Sick Leave: 12 days annually with no maximum accrual.
Health Benefits: Currently, Clatsop County pays 90% of the full time employee’s Medical/Dental/Vision
Flexible Spending: Employees may opt for pre-tax savings account for out of pocket medical expenses,
and/or dependent care costs.
Employee Assistance Program: Eligible for use by employee and dependents.
Retirement: County employees are included in the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).
The County pays both the employer and employee’s share of the retirement contribution (6% of wages).
Employees are vested in PERS after five (5) years of contributions or when they reach age 50.
Life Insurance: County pays for $30,000 of life insurance, plus an additional $10,000 by statute.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long Term Disability coverage is also fully paid by the County.
Additional life insurance is available to purchase through payroll deduction if desired.
Deferred Compensation: Deferred compensation plans are available.
Supplemental Insurance: AFLAC insurance is available through payroll deduction.
Advancement Opportunities: Deputies can advance through to Senior Deputy; also, the Criminal
Division maintains four (4) Sergeant positions and one (1) Chief Deputy.
Uniforms: Uniforms, ballistic vests and specialty gear is provided by the county, except for leather gear,
sidearm, and boots.
Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery spent the winter of 1805-06 here before staring its journey back
East. Clatsop County is a major recreation center with ocean beaches, dense forests, mountains, rivers
and streams. Miles of broad beaches offer beachcombing, digging for razor clams, quiet walks and epic
surfing. State parks and waysides provide miles of hiking and bicycle trails, wildlife viewing, ocean views,
picnic sites, overnight campgrounds and historical activities. Lakes and rivers offer water-skiing, canoeing,
boating, sailing and fishing. For golfers, there are four challenging courses. The forests throughout
Clatsop County offer extensive hiking, hunting, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Clatsop County’s populations is 36,500. The county seat, Astoria, is Oregon’s oldest city and the oldest
American settlement west of the Rockies. There is the added benefit of being within a 2-hour drive of
Portland, and 3-hour drive to Seattle.
The area has a coast marine environment, climate of moderate temperatures and frequent rain. The
primary economies of Clatsop County are forestry, fisheries and tourist/recreation. Clatsop County has
excellent well-supported schools and a community college.
The Sheriff’s Office
The Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division is a progressive full service law enforcement agency
with 24 deputies. The Sheriff’s Office provides 24-hour coverage seven days a week to an area
encompassing 836 sq. miles. The Sheriff’s Office benefits from a Rural Law Enforcement District, which is
well funded and supports approximately 64 percent of the Criminal Division. The primary function of the
Criminal Division is to provide patrol and response services to the rural population of Clatsop County. In
addition to patrol services, the Sheriff’s Office operates a 2-deputy Marine Division and a Forest Deputy
Program. It is anticipated that another deputy will expand the Forest Deputy program in July of this year.
To accomplish the various missions demanded of the Sheriff’s Office the Criminal Division has specialty
teams such as the Sniper Team, Search and Rescue Team, High Angle Rescue Team, and Dive Team.
Furthermore, the Sheriff’s Office has two canine handlers one patrol and one drug. The Sheriff’s Office is
proud to be the strongest supporter of the Drug Task force with two members assigned to it. The Sheriff’s
Office is dedicated to offering the highest level of training to its deputies, with a vibrant in house training
program, and a well-funded budget for outside and specialty training opportunities.