Deputy Sheriff

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Pay Range: $32.43 – $40.63 Hourly


Job Type: Regular Represented

Exemption Status:United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

The Opportunity:

OVERVIEW: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is dedicated to fostering an environment of safety, trust, and belonging for our employees and the diverse community that we serve. MCSO values the importance of serving all people with dignity and respect in order to support a safe and thriving community for everyone. If you are dedicated to equitable justice for all, have strong communication and conflict resolution skills, are dependable, resourceful, and believe in providing unwavering compassion through exemplary public safety service, then we invite you to join our team and begin your law enforcement career with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.


Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Contribute to the team effort of maintaining a presence in the community that helps to deter crime and provide support to all community members; through patrolling county roads, highways, business and residential areas; enforcing traffic and criminal laws; providing business and residential security checks; investigating road and safety hazards; monitoring waterways within Multnomah County and enforcing other safety laws and regulations.
Engage in community policing and proactive policing strategies, using traditional and non-traditional approaches to law enforcement; collaborate with the community to identify and implement innovative approaches to reduce chronic crime.
Work collaboratively to create a positive, supportive and safe work environment for all members through inclusive communication and team work; actively promotes a workplace environment that is respectful of living and working in a multicultural society by modeling the agency’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Monitor and direct traffic to maintain safe traffic conditions; investigate traffic collisions; take statements, report unsafe streets, and offer general assistance.
Assess situations, use informed judgment to determine whether laws have been violated, analyze impact of decision on situation and persons involved, and impartially decides upon appropriate actions such as; written or verbal warning, citation or arrest and transport to jail.
Conduct investigations of reported criminal activity; gather crime scene evidence; interview and take statements from those involved.
Conduct investigations of reported civil disturbances; respond to incidents such as family disputes, public disturbances, animal control, and lost children.
Prepare reports for agency, court and state use of investigated disturbances, crimes, accidents, and traffic enforcement for agency, court and state use.
Provide court testimony regarding criminal investigations and citations. Serves subpoenas and warrants of arrest.
Relocation Reimbursement: Candidates are eligible for moving expenses reimbursed up to $2,500 with submission of expense receipts.
PLEASE NOTE: As a Deputy Sheriff with our agency you will be expected to work weekends, holidays, days, evening or nights as required. Overtime may be required and newly hired employees should expect to rotate through all shifts within the first 18 months of employment. Deputy Sheriffs are represented by the Multnomah County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (MCDSA).


TO QUALIFY: Please be clear and specific on your application about how your background is relevant.


ENTRY LEVEL Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have or receive within 90 days from time of application a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by time of appointment
  • Background Investigation: Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation which includes but is not limited to a review of applicant’s criminal, civil, driving, military, educational and employment history.


The Application Packet:

  • A completed online application
  • Responses to all electronic questionnaires sent to you after submitting your application.
  • Note: If you are requesting veterans’ preference, please be prepared to submit your DD214 and veteran disability verification forms electronically when requested in the online application process.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our The Selection Process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

Initial review of minimum qualifications

  • Virtual Personal History Questionnaire
  • Virtual Suitability exam, including records check
  • Scored Panel Interview
  • Background, reference and education checks (Personal History Statement completed online)
  • Hiring interview
  • All hire offers are contingent upon successful completion of a psychological evaluation, a physical and a drug screen

The following elements of a candidate’s background, if disclosed as the result of interview, investigation and/or self-disclosure, will automatically result in a termination of the selection process:

As an adult, being convicted of a felony crime.
Conviction of a Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) within the last five years, or more than one DUII.
Present inability to legally drive in the State of Oregon.
Dishonorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Recent (within five (5) years of application) or ongoing affiliation with, and/or support of an organization or group, which advocates the violent overthrow of the United States Government.
As an adult, selling, producing or financing the production or sale of illegal controlled substances.
Discharge from another law enforcement or corrections agency for cause that would be basis for discharge from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Evidence that the applicant has willfully provided false or misleading information during the application process, in the online application or Personal History Statement state, or has attempted to gain unfair advantage during any phase of the testing or application process.
Inability to be certified by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
Failure to meet minimum educational/training requirements.
The following factors, or any combination, may serve as a basis for a termination of the selection process:

Backgrounded by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office within the last year with a recommendation not to hire.
As an adult, confinement in a correctional institution resulting from convictions totaling more than six (6) months.
Unfavorable recommendations(s) on the part of references or past or present employers.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.


Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.


Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.



Recruiter: Samantha Stevenson

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +1 (503) 4076791

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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