EmploymentInformationRecruitment Information is for the Classifications of Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Trainee.Civilian Employee recruitment information is available on the NeoGov page.The Marion County Sheriff's Office uses National Testing Network to administer their written exam and physical abilities test (ORPAT). Interested applicants must also submit an application to Marion County through NeoGov for open recruitments.
The goal of Marion County's employment process is to recruit the most qualified applicants to fill positions. The employment process occurs in several stages which are described below.
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Preference: All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. However, in order to best meet the needs of the diversified population of Marion County, the Sheriff has determined that bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a highly desirable skill in filling vacancies for Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Therefore, preference will be given to qualified applicants possessing this skill. Applicants claiming this skill will be tested for bilingual ability as part of the selection process. Veteran Preference: In accordance with ORS 408.230 and ORS 408.235, eligible veterans will have five points added to their final passing score and eligible disabled veterans will have ten points added to their final passing score. Applicants must submit proof of veteran status (DD214/DD215) at the time the application is filed. To qualify for disabled veteran preference, applicants must submit proof of veteran status and a copy of their veterans' disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans' Affairs.Qualification: Information provided on the application will be reviewed to determine for which classification the applicant qualifies (Deputy Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff Trainee). Results of this review will be mailed to the applicant. Applicants who do not qualify are encouraged to reapply when they meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, as listed on the job announcement.
Qualifying applicants who wish to be considered for these classifications must notify Marion County Human Resources of any changes to their name, address and/or phone number throughout the recruitment process. No further attempts will be made to contact applicants with disconnected phone numbers or returned mail.
Physical Abilities Test
Each applicant must successfully complete the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) which is required for successful completion of academy training and certification provided by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. More information about ORPAT can be found at: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/AT/ORPAT.shtml
The Sheriff's Office may require applicants to take a keyboarding test to demonstrate typing skills and interview with a panel.Once an applicant has completed the entire hiring process, the decision of who to hire will be made in collaboration with the Sheriff and a conditional offer of employment will be made to the candidate(s) best suited for the position. Once this occurs, a background check will be completed. This includes but is not limited to, a financial history check, workplace history check, criminal history, and a personal history check. Medical and Psychological examinations will also be required.Disqualification: Based on these examinations, applicants may be disqualified at any time during the selection process. Applicants who are disqualified by the Sheriff's Office will be notified by mail.Appointments: When appointed to the position of Deputy Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff Trainee, the new employee is sworn into office and begins a two week orientation. The trainee then begins the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP). Trainees will be scheduled to attend the State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic academy. The certified employee begins an accelerated FTEP, based upon previous training and experience.
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Marion County, home to approximately 300,000 Oregonians, is in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The population base has increased at a steady rate over the past two decades, a factor which is attributed to continued growth in state government and a consistent increase in local industry. There are twenty incorporated cities within Marion County, including the state's third largest city, and Oregon's capitol, Salem. Marion County is the fifth largest county in Oregon, covering 1,194 square miles. Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful. Our central location makes a trip to the coast or the Cascade mountains only an hour away. Marion County's twenty-four parks provide 545 acres for picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and other activities. Many county parks provide access to the Santiam and Willamette rivers. Marion County has award-winning public school systems; an excellent community college, Chemeketa Community College; and a nationally recognized private college, Willamette University. Tokyo International University of Japan, located in Salem, is a tribute to the community's emphasis on cultural diversity. Agriculture, with more than $303 million in farm products sold annually before processing, is the county's largest industry. Local farms produce more than 140 crops and an array of fruits and vegetables, making Marion County the largest producer of agricultural products in the state. Manufacturing brings in another $150 million in payroll while tourism, forestry, and other industries also play key roles in the community economy.Salem's annual rainfall is 40.35 inches and the temperature in the valley is moderate year-round.
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Job Line: (503) 588-5589 Phone: (503) 589-3295 FAX: (503) 588-5495