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Deputy Sheriff, Recruit (Entry-Level) – Sworn


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Location: Clackamas OR

Company Name: Clackamas County

Occupational Category: 13-1071.00,Human Resources Specialists

Date Posted: 2020-02-19

Valid Through: 2020-03-20

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Description:

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking highly motivated, self->

Testing is required prior to the close date of this recruitment, please read the OTHER INFORMATION section carefully for detailed requirements and information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

Applicants MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE as of the close date of this recruitment. Your application will be disqualified if you are not at least 21 years of age at the time the recruitment closes.

Visa Sponsorship: 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.

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 21 years of age as of the close date of the recruitment.
• 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 a bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
• Must be free from criminal convictions other than minor traffic violations.
• Must be willing to be fingerprinted and have fingerprints filed with the State.
• Must be legally able to possess a firearm.
• Visual and Hearing Acuity: Must meet the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements 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 http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/recruiting/faq.html
• Must successfully pass the Frontline exam through National Testing Network.
• Ability to understand and follow >
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
• Must pass an extensive background investigation, including national fingerprint records check.
• Must pass an extensive post offer pre employment occupational medical exam and psychological evaluation.
• 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. Learn more about the County's driving policy

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Knowledge of civil law and first aid.
• Knowledge of police practices and techniques of investigations.
• 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
• Assists and trains in the procedures and conduct of investigation and interrogations, gathering evidence and taking statements of offenders.
• Assists and trains in patrolling roads, highways and business areas in the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws; assists and trains in patrolling rivers and lakes in patrol boat enforcing water safety laws and regulations.
• Learns procedures for maintaining records and preparing reports necessary for efficient investigations, crime prevention, prosecution and office procedures.
• Learns to operate radar in the enforcement of speed laws.
• Assists and trains in procedures and techniques for making arrests, booking prisoners, transporting prisoners and patients under custody to institutions, courts and on extraditions.
• Learns to serve subpoenas and warrants of arrest.
• Receives instruction and assists in informing the public and answering inquiries regarding laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
• Learns procedures and appears in court as a witness.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.
Must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate of high school equivalency, or a bachelor degree from an accredited institution; must have an acceptable driving record and the ability to obtain a valid driver's license; must be free from felony convictions and must successfully pass an extensive background investigation; must pass an extensive occupational medical exam.

RECRUITING REQUIREMENTS - KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability To: Learn and comprehend pertinent federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; learn how to properly utilize police equipment and techniques; understand and follow instructions and >
Skill To: Properly utilize 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.

WORK SCHEDULE

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 Peace Officer's Association Collective Bargaining Agreement.

EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

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 400,000 citizens.

Explore Clackamas County

Clackamas County Core Values

Working for Clackamas County

Recreation, Arts & Heritage

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The vision of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is to become a world->
HONESTY- We will be truthful in all we do and say, acting with character and principle and serving the community in an open, transparent and professional manner.
COURAGE- We will serve the community with compassion and commitment, lending our strength to those who are most vulnerable and unable to protect themselves.
JUSTICE- We will always be fair and impartial, enforcing the law without bias or favoritism. We will treat each person we meet with courtesy and honor their rights, beliefs and diversity.
The CCSO serves over 400,000 residents of the County with 385 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.

Learn more about the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

Application Process

Help with the Application

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).

HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE

Request Veterans' Preference

Learn more about the County's Veterans' Preference

VISA SPONSORSHIP

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.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

OTHER INFORMATION

TESTING AND SELECTION PROCESS

OUR APPLICATION PROCESS HAS CHANGED. PLEASE REVIEW COMPLETELY.

Applicants must take the Frontline written/video exam and transfer their scores to Clackamas County by the close date of the recruitment (February 19, 2020). Testing for this is available through the National Testing Network (NTN) and is available at the Brooklake campus of Chemeketa Community College as well as other locations in and out of the state. Click here to schedule Frontline testing (or transfer a score). The passing score for Frontline is 65 for each section, including video, writing and reading sections.

STEP 1: Pass/Fail Minimum Qualifications and Frontline Testing

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications and pass the Frontline written/video testing (passing score is 65 in every section) and transfer their test scores to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office by the close of the recruitment (Febraury 19, 2020).

STEP 2: ORPAT Testing and Preliminary Statement of Personal History

All candidates passing Step 1 must take the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT). Testing is available through the National Testing Network (NTN) at the Brooklake campus of Chemeketa Community College. Click here to schedule ORPAT testing through NTN.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is also offering ORPAT testing dates. Testing dates available through Clackamas County are Saturday, February 22nd 1000 - 1200, Wednesday, February 26th 1800 - 2000 and Saturday, March 7th 0800 - 1000. To schedule testing through Clackamas County please contact Lil Cameron at 503-785-5161. Testing for ORPAT must be completed and submitted to Clackamas County by March 16, 2020.*
• We will accept ORPAT scores if taken through another agency. Applicants must have the agency contact Lil Cameron at lcameron@co.clackamas.or.us at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office >

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and pass Frontline testing MUST submit a preliminary Statement of Personal History (pre-SPH). The pre-SPH deadline is March 16, 2020 which is the same date that ORPAT testing is due.

You will be contacted by the Department of Human Resources after Step 1 and given the instructions on what to complete for the preliminary SPH document. Letters of reference, legal documents, etc. are not needed at this step of the process.

STEP 3: Pass/fail evaluation of the Statement of Personal History packet.

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.

STEP 4: Oral Board Interview
Candidates passing Steps 1-3 will be e-mailed an invitation to schedule an Oral Board Interview. We anticipate the oral board interviews will be conducted April 6, 2020 - April 9, 2020. (If additional dates are needed, they may be scheduled out to April 16, 2020). After completion of all the oral board interviews, applicants will be emailed advising them of their status, including placement on the eligibility register. Candidates who pass all phases of the testing process will remain on the eligibility register for six (6) months.

STEP 5: Department ('in- house') interview, Statement of Personal History and other post-offer tests
Eligible candidates who successfully pass Steps 1 – 4 may be invited to a department ('in- house') interview based on hiring needs.

Those referred to the department interview will be required to complete a thorough Statement of Personal History (SPH) via our online eSOPH system. The deadline to complete the eSOPH is April 30, 2020.

Department interviews will take place any time after the date of May 4, 2020.

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

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:
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 >

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