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7149-Criminal Deputy - Lateral

at Jackson County Oregon

Pay: $25.2 to $32.16/hour
$25.2 - $32.16
Posted: 3/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2052185
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

Jackson County Employment Opportunity

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is looking for certified Criminal Patrol Officers who would be willing to relocate to the Jackson County, southern Oregon area. Our agency strives to be a progressive and professional law enforcement agency. In addition, JCSO provides opportunities in specialty assignments for those looking for the most meaningful policing career. If you are a team player with a great work ethic who would appreciate competitive wages and an excellent benefit package, please consider this opportunity.?????

Jackson County strives to recruit, hire and retain the best employees!

Pre-Employment Requirements and/or Preferences

  • This is a Criminal Deputy lateral recruitment for those who
    o     Are currently certified as a police-certified law enforcement officer for any state within the U.S.  Must attach proof of certification to your application in order to meet this standard. Application under this standard would mean your probationary period with JCSO would be 12 months after hire.
    o     Are currently police officer certified through the Oregon Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST). You must attach your DPSST Police Officer Certification to your application to meet this standard. Application under this standard would mean your probationary period with JCSO would be 12 months after hire.
    o     Have a lapsed police officer certification, provided they are eligible for reinstatement per Oregon DPSST standards. You must attach a copy of your training snapshot in order to meet this standard. Application under this standard would mean your probationary period with JCSO would be 12 months after hire.
    •      Your current police officer certification from Oregon DPSST, your training records from DPSST, and/or your DPSST snapshot may be obtained online by submitting a Records Request to DPSST.
    •      Must have 24 month's experience working as a law enforcement officer for a municipal, county, state or tribal law enforcement agency. Applicants must possess a high degree of integrity and sound judgment.
    •      Must pass a criminal background/credit check prior to hire.
    •      Applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, and/or a psychological exam, prior to hire. Applicants with lapsed certifications from DPSST will be required to pass a Code 3 physical prior to hire.
  • It is a violation of the Jackson County's Drug-Free Workplace policy to unlawfully manufacture, use, be under the influence of (per policy definition), possess, dispense, distribute, sell, trade, solicit, and/or offer for sale drugs, other substances, or chemicals identified in 21 CFR 1308.11 Schedule 1 (Code of Federal Regulations) including, but not limited to, synthetic or natural medical or recreational marijuana.  The illegal or unauthorized use of prescription drugs is also prohibited.  Please click on the following link to review Jackson County's Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
  • Must submit an acceptable DMV-certified court print prior to hire.
    Please click on the following link to review Jackson County's requirements for an acceptable driving record.

Job Duties and Requirements

Definition: Under general supervision to serve as a sworn police officer to patrol highways and waterways of county, enforce laws, investigate crimes, and to perform related work as required.


  • Enforces criminal, traffic, marine, game, park laws in accordance with state law and county ordinances.
  • Responds to calls for service in accordance with department policies, assesses and controls situations, secures the scene, determines what additional resources are needed, and reestablishes normal functions.
  • Arrests individuals, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints. Subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers, chemical agents and weapons and resorts to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self defense.
  • Operates law enforcement vehicles during both the day and night; in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
  • Provides traffic enforcement and control, motorist assistance, crowd control, and assistance to disabled persons. Conducts welfare checks, makes death notifications, and serves and enforces court orders and civil processes.
  • Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Exercises independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol and physically checking doors and windows to ensure they are secure. Provides visible patrol presence allowing for public access and for crime detection and deterrence.
  • Pursues fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol vehicles; lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling up oneself over obstacles; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles, ditches and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic and standing for long periods of time, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from unsafe areas. May encounter situations that involve hazardous materials, body fluids, communicable diseases, seriously injured persons with traumatic injuries and/or deceased persons.
  • Loads, unloads, aims and fires handguns, rifles and other agency firearms from a variety of body positions and under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in department standards.
  • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers. Prepares investigative and other reports, including sketches and photographs, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations and distributes according to policy.
  • Detects, collects and processes evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions.
  • Assimilates information to obtain a search warrant or arrest warrant and executes warrant.
  • Reads, comprehends, and complies with or enforces legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants, department policies and procedures, and labor agreements.
  • Processes and transports prisoners, detoxification holds and committed mental patients using handcuffs and other appropriate restraints.
  • Extinguishes small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other appropriate means.
  • Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications. Effectively communicates with people, including juveniles, by giving information and directions, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes.
  • Demonstrates communication skills in court, grand jury and other formal settings. Prepares for trial/hearings, presents physical evidence and visual aids. Communicates effectively with other agencies in the coordination of activities and investigations. Provides information to the media.
  • Coordinates searches for lost or missing persons. Coordinates rescue missions and other tasks related to search and rescue activities.
  • Participates in public activities and programs and community problem solving projects.
  • Uses department equipment and maintains personal issued equipment as needed.


  • Special Assignments include, but are not limited to: Marine Patrol, U.S. Forest Service Patrol, Bureau of Land Management Patrol, Community Policing, Search & Rescue Liaison, Hostage Negotiation Team Members, Department Marksmen, Lethal Threat Management and Emergency Vehicle Operation Course Instructors.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Presents educational programs to school children, public service organizations, and the media.
  • Acts as liaison between the department and other governmental or private organizations.
  • Operates specialized equipment such as boats, jet skis, motorcycles, snowmobiles, bicycles. Purchases and maintains specialized equipment.
  • Recommends work schedules and areas of the county to be patrolled.
  • Serves as department instructor in department policies and procedures; marine law; use of specialized equipment; lethal threat management; and vehicle operations.


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • Any combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position; or documented related work experience in responsible positions with a willingness to complete criminal justice course work for advancement and certification.
  • Position requires the ability to learn and apply Oregon criminal and traffic laws and rules of search and seizure, arrests, evidence, and use of force; ability to learn department rules, procedures, patrol principals and techniques; ability to deal with the criminal element and the public in stressful and non-stressful situations; ability to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered in an antagonistic environment; ability to subdue aggressive individuals; ability to lift, drag or carry heavy objects; ability to climb over and pull oneself over obstacles; ability to climb through openings and crawl in confined areas; ability to jump over obstacles, ditches, and streams; ability to balance on uneven surfaces; ability to use body force to gain entrance through barriers; ability to listen, evaluate and analyze facts and draw correct conclusions promptly; ability to understand and carry out instructions promptly; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to record information clearly and concisely; ability to perform simple mathematical calculations and draw simple diagrams; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.


  • Must be 21 years old, a United States citizen, and possess a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days after employment.
  • May not pose a "direct threat" to the health and safety of himself/herself or others.
  • Shall not have been convicted of a crime designated under the law where the conviction occurred as being punishable as a felony or as a crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one (1) year may be imposed.
  • Shall not have been convicted of violating any law of this state or any other jurisdiction involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic or dangerous drug.
  • Shall not have violated in this state ORS 162.065, 162.075, 162.085, 163.355, 163.365, 163.375, 163.385, 163.395, 163.405, 163.408, 163.411, 163.415, 163.425, 163.427, 163.435, 163.445, 163.465, 163.515, 163.525, 163.575, 163.670, 163.675 (1985 Replacement Part), 163.680, 163.684, 163.686, 167.007, 167.012, 167.017, 167.065, 167.070, 167.075 or 167.080 or have been convicted of violating the statutory counterpart of any of those offenses in any other jurisdiction.
  • Must pass an entry-level employment examination, in-depth background investigation (including credit check), complete physical examination and drug screen.  May be required to pass a psychological evaluation.
  • Must be of good moral fitness as determined by a thorough background investigation.
(a)   For purposes of this standard, lack of good moral fitness means conduct not restricted to those acts that reflect moral turpitude but rather extending to acts and conduct which would cause a reasonable person to have substantial doubts about the individual's honesty, fairness, respect for the rights of others, or for the laws of the state and/or the nation.
(b)  The following are indicators of a lack of good moral fitness:
       (A)  Illegal conduct involving moral turpitude;
       (B)  Conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or     
       (C)  Intentional deception or fraud or attempted deception or
              fraud in any application, examination, or other document
              for securing certification or eligibility for certification;
       (D)  Conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice;
       (E)  Conduct that adversely reflects on his or her fitness to
              perform as a law enforcement officer. Examples include but
              are not limited to: intoxication while on duty,
              untruthfulness, unauthorized absences from duty not
              involving extenuating circumstances, or a history of
              personal habits off the job which would affect the officer's
              performance on the job which makes the officer both
              inefficient and otherwise unfit to render effective service
              because of the agency's and/or public's loss of confidence
              in the officer's ability to perform competently.

Visual acuity: Corrected vision shall be at least 20/30 (Snellen) in each eye. Due to the demonstrated likelihood of dislodgment or breakage, candidates who are able to wear only glasses with frames shall meet an uncorrected standard not worse than 20/100 (Snellen) in each eye. Those candidates who use soft contact lenses (SCLs) shall have vision correctable to at least 20/30 in each eye, with no uncorrected standard.

Peripheral vision: Visual Field Performance shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian combined.

Depth perception: Depth perception shall be sufficient to demonstrate stereopsis adequate to perform the essential tasks of the job. The recommended test is the Random Stereo Test with 60 seconds of arc.

Night blindness: A history of night blindness should be evaluated to determine applicant's capacity to perform essential tasks at night or in a dark or low light setting.

Color vision: Red or green deficiencies may be acceptable, providing the applicant can read at least nine (9) of the first thirteen (13) plates of the Ishihara Test (24 Plate Edition). Applicants who fail the Ishihara test can meet the color vision standard by demonstrating that they can correctly discriminate colors via a field test conducted by the employer and approved by DPSST.

Hearing Acuity: Applicants must have hearing sufficient to perform essential hearing related tasks without posing a threat to themselves or others. Hearing amplification devices may be used, however these devices must be of the type that screens out loud sounds, i.e., guns shots, to prevent further hearing loss.

Non-assisted aphonia, loss of speech defect: Applicant must be able to use vocal chords and have significant ability to perform speaking related essential tasks.

Abnormalities of the nose, throat or mouth: An abnormality must not interfere with the applicant's breathing, or proper fitting of gas mask or similar device.

Cardiovascular diseases: Any finding in the history or physical examination which suggests the presence of an organic cardiovascular disease shall necessitate further evaluation. Resting blood pressure of less than or equal to 140 mmHg systolic and 90 mmHg diastolic on three successive readings. Failure to meet the blood pressure guideline shall cause referral for further medical evaluation.


Reserved, Intelligent, Emotionally Stable and Mature, Assertive,  Enthusiastic, Conscientious, Trusting, Practical, Leadership Qualities,
Self-Assured, Dependable, Tough Minded & Self-Reliant, Independent, 
Conservative, Self-Sufficient, Controlled, Shrewd

EQUIPMENT UTILIZED - (but not limited to):

Binoculars, Body Armor, Camera, Chemical Agents, Citations, Computer,
Criminal Code Manual, Drug Test Kit, Evidence/Fingerprint Kit, Firearms,
First Aid Kit, Flares, Fire Extinguisher, Flashlight, Hazardous Materials Protection Gear, Impact Weapons, Duty Belt w/accessories, Intoxilyzer, 
Measuring Devices, Notebook, Pen/pencil, Photocopier, Radio, Report Forms, Report Writing Manual, Restraining Devices, Riot Gear, Spanish for the Police Manual, Street maps, Tape Recorder, Tasar, Telephone, 
Traffic Cones, Traffic Code manual, Traffic Template, Typewriter, Uniform,


Alcohol Sensor Unit, Audio-Visual Equipment, Boat, Camcorder, Camouflage Clothing/Hiking Boots, CB Radio, Chain Saw, Decibel Meter,
ELT Locator, Field Phone, Hand tools, Hostage Phone, Intrusion Alarm, 
Jet Ski, Knife, Life Jacket, Lighting Equipment, Megaphone, Metal Detector, Motorcycle, Night Vision Equipment, Radar, Raft, Range Finder,  
Rope, Snowmobile, Spotting Scope, Survival Equipment, Topographic Maps, Tree Branding Irons, Z-Rig


Equal Opportunity Employer


Jackson County does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Women, minorities and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Upon request, special accommodations and/or assistance will be gladly provided for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory impairments.  Because of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, persons hired by the County must be able to present acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization to work in the United States.  For a copy of Jackson County's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, visit our web site at www.jacksoncounty.org or call 541-774-6036.