Corrections Deputy

Madras Oregon, OR
Jefferson County Sheriff

Salary: $62,904.00 – $89,332.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Works under the direct supervision of the Corrections Sergeant. Employees serve a twelve (12) month probationary period when first hired and/or when promoted to a new position. Must be free from the conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification. Must pass a thorough background check. Must be at least 21 years old. NOTE: As a condition of employment or continued employment for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, applicants and employees must meet and maintain the work performance standards set forth in the Position Description and possess the skills, certifications, education and other requirements as herein set forth as well as those other requirements specified in the Sheriff’s Policy and Procedures Manual, the Jefferson County Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual and any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to demonstrate the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office mission statement; “Safeguard all people and their property, serving all equally, with empathy, dignity, and respect.”
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communicative skills, work within, and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with other Sheriff Department employees.
  • Meet Performance Measures established by the Sheriff.
  • Maintains order, discipline and security of inmates in the County Jail.
  • Conducts searches of inmates of the same gender, issues clothing and bedding, assigns inmates to cells and orients inmates to jail routine.
  • Books and releases, fingerprints, and photographs inmates.
  • Oversees the serving of meals, cleaning details and conducts clothing and bedding exchange.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written and arithmetic skills necessary to effectively and efficiently complete required report writing and deliver accurate testimony in a cogent fashion.
  • Uses electronic equipment, keys, inventories equipment and supplies, conduct perimeter checks and other work activities as specified in Jail Operations and Procedures Manual.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Renders first aid to inmates and summons medical help or arranges for transfer to hospital, when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


  • Minimum High School Diploma (Associate or Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice or similar discipline preferred) and demonstrate considerable reasoning skill.
  • A valid Oregon driver’s license. Must possess or be able to acquire within twelve (12) months of initial appointment, a Basic Corrections DPSST certification. Corrections Certified Preferred.
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Work is physical in nature and requires the ability to walk, climb and carry or move inanimate objects up to 60 pounds.
  • This position is based on the successful completion of a twelve-month probationary period.