Deputy Sheriff – Entry Level
$32.43 – $40.63 Hourly
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.
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.