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Job Title: Deputy Sheriff-Corrections
Hiring Organization: Linn County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: $4767 per month
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Location: Oregon

Updated: April 01, 2014

Job Classification: Deputy Sheriff (Corrections) - Entry Level

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is currently building an ongoing eligibility list for Entry Level Corrections Deputy. Testing for this position is available through National Testing Network (NTN).

You must have both a REACT and valid ORPAT test for this position. ORPAT is scheduled separately from the NTN home page. Testing for both REACT and ORPAT is available at the Brooklake campus of Chemeketa Community College.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. Please complete the PHQ as soon as possible as it is required for your hiring process.

Salary Information: Up to $4,767 per month.

Benefit Information:
  • The potential of 17% additional pay for certification, education, bi-lingual and special assignments.
  • The Linn County Sheriff’s Office provides an excellent health coverage plan for employee and eligible dependents, including medical, vision, prescription, dental, and optional life insurance, and long term disability
  • All uniforms (including dry cleaning) and equipment provided. Yearly equipment allowance of $150.
  • Shift overtime is paid at 1.5 times the regular rate of pay (can be re-directed to employee’s deferred comp plan too). Corrections staff work a rolling four-days on/four-days off 12-hour shift schedule, and rotate days/nights every two months.
  • Linn County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are enrolled in a retirement plan through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), with county-pickup, along with 1% county-pickup deferred compensation plan
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time
  • Ability to accrue up to 60 hours in Comp Time

Contact Information:
Debbi Harrell

Department Information: Please visit www.LinnSheriff.org to learn about the experience of being a valuable member of our team at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

Area Information: Linn County, Oregon is a county of approximately 2,300 square miles encompassing the very best Oregon has to offer. Extending from the confluence of the Willamette River and the Santiam River, to the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range, Linn County’s terrain is as diverse as its people. From grass seed farming and specialized metals fabrication, to high-tech automation and lumber mills, Linn County is the sought-after area in Oregon for people to call home. Population: 118,000

Job Requirements
Age: 21
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirement of 20/30 corrected

Necessary Certifications:
Be able to be certified as a corrections officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training - DPSST Minimum Standards of Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer are located at www.oregon.gov/DPSST (Administrative Rule 259-008-0010).

Tentative Hiring Process:
  1. Review of NTN testing scores (REACT & ORPAT)
  2. Review of NTN Application and Personal History Questionnaire
  3. Informal 10-15 minute face-to-face interview for eligible and invited applicants.
  4. Formal oral board face-to-face interview for eligible and invited applicants.
  5. Pre-employment background investigation selected top candidates
  6. Conditional offer of employment extended to selected top candidates only. Hire contingent upon the successful completion of the following screening processes: pre-employment psychological evaluation, pre-employment medical evaluation, pre-employment drug screening.

Full Job Description & Details:

Please refer to the official Linn County job description for this position located here: http://www.co.linn.or.us/Pay Tables/Job Descriptions/671.pdf

Lateral applications are being accepted. Please make note of your previous experience in your application, and PHQ. For lateral hires, salary compensation will be based on current experience level and pay (to be determined).
Special Instructions: To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on the Corrections icon on the main page. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. You will then schedule your ORPAT on the NTN website. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3992. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.
Additional Online Information: http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com
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