Corrections Deputy – Entry

Saint Helens, OR
Columbia County

Columbia County is seeking Candidates to fill vacancies for Corrections Deputy in the Columbia County Jail. Veterans and those who have never worked in the field are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are bilingual, particularly in Spanish/English, are also encouraged to apply.

This is a Civil Service position that is full time, 40 hours per week (plus regular required overtime) on a rotating shift basis (day/swing/night) and part of the team at the Sheriff=s Office. Candidates must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver=s license, have a high school education, preferably with additional college level education in the law enforcement field and meet all minimum standards for certification as a Corrections Officer in the State of Oregon per DPSST OAR 259-008-0010.

Salary: $3,935 – $5,765 per month with additional pay for DPSST certification and for Bilingual competency.

Civil Service applications are mandatory and must be submitted to the County Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm on NOVEMBER 30, 2020. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be accepted. Applications will only be accepted via online submission per the instructions online. If you do not complete all required steps (application plus the testing through NTN described below), you will not be considered for hire and will not receive any contact from the County regarding the status of your application.

Potential candidates must also complete the REACT test and the ORPAT test through National Testing Network ( by 11/30/20. All tests are scheduled directly through NTN. There are limited testing dates, so candidates must plan in advance to complete the required testing by the deadline for applications.

ORPAT Test results, received elsewhere within the prior six months, and sent to the County from the testing agency, will be accepted in lieu of NTN ORPAT testing. Further, any candidate who has received a Basic Certificate of Completion from DPSST Academy in Police, Corrections or Parole/Probation within the prior 24 months but is not yet fully certified does not need to complete the NTN testing, provided the County receives a copy of the Certificate of Completion prior to the deadline for applications.

The REACT test also includes a physical testing component but, in Oregon, candidates must complete the specific ORPAT physical test in order to be accepted by the DPSST academy.

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