Deputy Sheriff – Enforcement

Salem, OR
Marion County Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting individuals to join our Enforcement Division. We are seeking individuals to fill entry-level Trainee and experienced Certified Deputy positions. The level at which the position is hired will be determined by the Sheriff’s Office, during the hiring process. To be considered for a Trainee or Certified position, please follow the steps below.

$23.66 – $34.78 Hourly

10/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


• Patrols roads, highways, forestland, federal enclaves, and business areas in the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws; patrols rivers and lakes in patrol boat enforcing water safety laws and regulations.
• Conducts criminal and traffic investigations and interviews; gathers evidence and takes statements of involved parties.
• Prepares reports and maintains records necessary for efficient investigations, crime prevention, prosecution, and office procedures. Collects and secures evidence.
• Operates radar equipment in the enforcement of speed regulations.
• Makes arrests, books prisoners, transports prisoners and patients under custody to institutions, courts, and on extradition. Transports arrested, sentenced or detained individuals requiring movement to and from the County jail, juvenile facility, state institutions, municipal jails, and other facilities.
• Serves subpoenas, warrants of arrest, and civil papers.
• Promotes public relations in a highly visible role by participating in community events/public forums, informing the public on public safety concerns, and answering inquiries regarding laws and ordinances.
• Receives complaints from the community, self-dispatches mobile units, and answers general inquiries of the public.
• Performs court security when necessary.
• Participates in search and rescue operations.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.


1. Must meet the following State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements:
o United States Citizen within one year of employment
o At least 21 years of age at the time of employment (Marion County Sheriff's Office will consider applicants who are age 20, if they meet the qualifications of the position and are age 21 within 90 days from the recruitment close date.)
o Declared by a physician as able to perform the physical duties required by the occupation.
o Of good moral fitness, without legal conduct involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, and conviction of drug and/or sex crimes.
o Information regarding the minimum qualifications for Oregon law enforcement officers is available in section 259-088-0010 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.
2. Must meet the following Marion County requirements:
o High school diploma or equivalent
o Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at: http://apps.co.marion.or.us/APAP/.
o Selected applicants will be required to complete pre-employment questionnaires as part of the screening process.
o Possess knowledge of and experience using a computer keyboard and PC equipment.
o Possess the ability to work rotating shifts, split shifts or other alternative work schedules.
o Final candidates will be subject to a personal background investigation including, but not limited to, employment, criminal and driving histories.
o Final candidates selected for this position will be required to participate in a panel interview, a psychological test and medical examination.
o This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana.