Date Posted: May 15, 2017
City/Organization: Washington County, OR
Title: Lateral Deputy (Jail & Patrol) DPSST Certified
Lateral Deputy (Jail & Patrol) DPSST Certified - Washington County, OR
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
There are specific instructions for applying with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and you could be disqualified from consideration if you do not follow these instructions.
Conserving the Peace Through Values Driven Service
We envision Washington County as the safest urban county in Oregon by building strong community partnerships, providing excellent customer service, practicing prudent fiscal operations, and embracing excellence.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is actively recruiting to create a pool of candidates eligible for current and future Lateral Deputy vacancies in our Enforcement and Jail divisions.
Jail Deputies supervise inmates and maintain jail security; admit, transport and control the movement of inmates; handle jail emergencies and unusual situations as they arise; maintain the inmate classification system; and tend to inmates' needs.
Patrol Deputies respond to calls for service; patrol county roads, residential, and business areas; investigate traffic accidents; and enforce traffic and criminal laws.
This application is for individuals who are currently DPSST certified and actively working as a Patrol Deputy or Police Officer or with inmates as a Jail or Corrections Officer.
If you do not meet the above criteria, please use the Entry Level Law Enforcement Positions – Jail Recruit Deputy & Patrol Recruit Deputy application. If you are a Lateral applicant from out of State, please use the Lateral Deputy application.
(NOTE: Reserve officers should use the Entry Level application)
Applications are continuous. Please apply to job number 2017-03
IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD:
Complete Your Application in NEOGOV
All applicants are processed through NEOGOV which means you must be registered within the system. Once you are registered, you must complete an application for this recruitment. Please go to the following link https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor and apply for the "NEW" Lateral Deputy DPSST Certified position. If you are not currently registered in NEOGOV the system will prompt you on how to do so.
Once your application has been screened to ensure you meet minimum qualifications (MQs) you will be contacted via email by Human Resources and asked to complete the following steps:
Statement Of Personal History (SOPH) Packet (please note that this form has been recently updated).
RETURN the original hard copy of your (complete, notarized) SOPH packet to Washington County Professional Standards Unit. All SOPH packets must be received by Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:
You must meet all the following qualifications, and the recruitment and examination process will evaluate if you meet the following criteria:
CURRENT CERTIFICATION: Must already possess a current Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certification as a Corrections Officer, Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff relative to the position you are applying.
Education: High school graduate or possess GED certificate of high school equivalency.
Criminal Record: No felony convictions; no misdemeanor convictions in the past five years.
Physical Ability Test (PAT): In order to meet Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) physical standards, applicants must be able to pass one of the following physical ability tests:
The Washington County Sheriff's Office PAT; or
PAT taken through another law enforcement agency.
Physical Ability: Applicants must pass a physical fitness test and a medical examination prior to appointment.
Vision: Not less than 20/200 in one eye or both eyes, corrected to 20/20 in both eyes combined.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) Portfolio Review: Applicants must pass the SME Review.
Pre-Offer Suitability Test: You must be able to pass the Pre-Offer Suitability Test, which evaluates an applicant's characteristics and match for the certified law enforcement profession and WCSO
Background Investigation: Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, and meet the standards set by the State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
Driver's License: Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record.
Must be certified as a Corrections Officer, Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). To determine whether your current certification is acceptable for this position, please contact DPSST in Salem at (503) 378-2100.
If you have not been a certified Corrections Officer, Police Officer or Sheriff's Deputy within one year, please apply for the Entry Level Law Enforcement Position - Jail Recruit Deputy & Patrol Recruit Deputy by going to National Testing Networks website and following the directions for testing and application.
Must be eligible for certification in first aid and CPR.
DPSST requires U.S. Citizenship for eligibility to be certified.
Two years of college-level course work at an accredited institution of higher learning in the liberal arts, social science or related field.
Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.
STEPS IN THE HIRING PROCESS
To be considered for a Lateral Deputy DPSST Certified position, all applicants successfully complete the following:
STEP 1: Complete Your Application in NEOGOV – All applicants are processed through NEOGOV which means you must be registered within the system. Once you are registered, you must complete an application for this recruitment. Please go to the following link https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowashingtonor and apply for the "NEW" Lateral Deputy DPSST Certified position. If you are not currently registered in NEOGOV the system will prompt you on how to do so.
STEP 2: Physical Abilities Test (PAT) - Applicants will be invited to the PAT. The PAT is an obstacle course simulating a foot pursuit which tests endurance and must be completed in less than 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
PLEASE NOTE: The remaining steps are coordinated through the Washington County Sheriff's Office. If you have additional questions, please contact Anne Veary in the Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Unit at JoinWCSO@co.washington.or.us or (503) 846-6369.
STEP 3: Statement of Personal History Packet – Applicants MUST print and return their notarized WCSO Statement of Personal History Packet to the Washington County Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Unit at the address indicated on the front of the packet by the the Friday before applications are due.
STEP 4: Sheriff's Office Orientation –Applicants will be invited to attend an agency orientation.
STEP 5: Pre-Offer Suitability Test / Video Interview – Applicants will be invited to complete the Pre-Offer Suitability Test, which evaluates an applicant's characteristics and match for the certified law enforcement profession and WCSO. Applicants will also be asked to answer several questions on video, to be used during the SME Portfolio Review. Those who pass this portion will begin the full Background Investigation process.
STEP 6: Ride Along and Jail Job Shadow – Candidates are required to complete both enforcement ride along and jail job shadow.
STEP 7: SME Portfolio Review –Applicants who pass the Background Investigation will have their information submitted for a SME Portfolio Review. The SME Portfolio Review will assess the candidates' life and work experience in ten key character based competencies. Candidates who successfully pass the SME Portfolio review will be invited to a panel interview with Washington County Sheriff's Office.
STEP 8: Panel Interview - Applicants will complete a panel interview as a final step before they are considered for an Eligible List.
STEP 9: Command Staff Interview – Top candidates are invited to interview with the Division Command Staff.
STEP 10: Sheriff's Interview and Conditional Job Offer – Final interview for selected candidates with the Sheriff.
STEP 11: Post Offer Physical and Psychological Evaluation – The evaluations are completed by third parties; a licensed medical doctor and a licensed psychologist. If a conditional job is offered, candidates must successfully pass a full physical and psychological evaluation.
Have questions? Read through this entire job announcement, especially the supplemental questions which include information about Steps in the Hiring Process, Transferring Test Scores, Out-of-Area Candidates and MORE. Still can't find an answer? Visit our WCSO Employment website.
If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veteran's preference for this recruitment, please review instructions by clicking here(Download PDF reader).
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.
Status of Your Application
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition.