18-20 Criminal Deputy

Umatilla County
Job Description


POSITION: Criminal Deputy
POSITION #: 18-20
DEPARTMENT: Sheriffs – Criminal Division
SALARY: $3,792.00/Month, Plus excellent benefits
CLOSING: Open Until Filled

The Criminal Division Patrol Deputy Sheriff shall be a sworn police officer within the Sheriff’s Office. The employee is expected to; patrol all areas of Umatilla County including streets and highways and provides enforcement of state, county and federal laws; respond to calls for police services, investigates crimes, citizen complaints, and other matters relating to law enforcement in the county. Performs all related work as required. The employee actively works toward the Sheriff’s Office mission, goals and values, and demonstrates effective participation in the UCSO’s Team Rules. Also participates in community policing projects with a service oriented approach toward police responsibilities in Umatilla County. Must be willing to work all shift assignments as required, including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to physically perform all the duties of a Deputy Sheriff.

  • Experience and Training
  • Must possess an equivalent to graduation from high school, either a diploma or GED.
  • A college degree in criminal justice or a related field, or prior experience, job related training or certifications that would enable performance of the position is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
  • Must pass a written test, physical test and examination, vision and hearing tests, a psychological examination, and an extensive background check.
  • Requires certification through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) within one year of employment
  • Must successfully complete the agency Field Training and Evaluation Program, and must maintain all DPSST training requirements.
  • Must be free of conviction for a crime other than a minor traffic violation.
  • Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Requires the ability to carry out the full scope of the position, including a general knowledge of law enforcement practices, procedures and methods.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze facts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Sufficient writing skills to prepare reports and related documents.
  • Sufficient communication and human relation skills to effectively and successfully deal with various members of the public, to employ appropriate lines of questioning and resolve conflicts.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, fellow employees and with citizens from varied backgrounds.
  • The ability to cope with stressful situations while respecting individual rights.
  • The ability to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments, climates and inclement weather conditions.

Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY. Anyone who qualifies for Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839-006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department. This job announcement is not intended to serve as a comprehensive job description. Blank applications and a complete job description can be obtained on our website at www.umatillacounty.net or the Human Resources Office, Room 108. Applications will be accepted by hand delivery, mail, fax, or email to hr@umatillacounty.net. 
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