Deputy Sheriff – Institutions

Salem, OR
Marion County Sheriff’s Office

$27.80 – $37.19 Hourly

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.

The mission of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is to provide our community with compassionate, professional, and quality public safety services. We are seeking both trainee and certified applicants to join our Institutions Division team as a Deputy Sheriff. The Institutions Division serves a diverse clientele through the delivery of a wide array of services. We believe every employee at the Sheriff’s Office plays a critical role in public safety and service to the community. The ideal candidate will embrace our values: humility, diligence, courage, and professionalism. We are a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Typical Duties – Duties include, but are not limited to the following

  • Works in a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day a week facility with rotating shift schedules and workstations.  This may require working day, swing and night shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Maintains sanitation, health and medical standards by supervising adults in custody and notifying the appropriate person(s) about any deficiencies or concerns.
  • Ensures that adults in custody’s rights to the legal system are maintained.
  • Adheres to, implements and enforces job-related rules, policies, procedures and post orders in a manner which promotes the safe, secure and orderly operation of the facility.
  • Attends and participates in facility and unit briefings, meetings, and training as required.
  • Initiates and maintains neat, accurate and complete reports, memos, disciplinary reports, log books and unit rosters, by means of handwritten, typed and/or computer terminal entries.
  • Dons emergency equipment in a safe and efficient manner for routine training and in crisis situations.
  • Maintains key and equipment control.
  • Controls access to and egress from the facility.
  • Conducts visual adult in custody welfare checks and counts, equipment and facility structural inspections.
  • Transports and escorts adults in custody inside and outside the facility.
  • Responds to and assists other staff in managing a variety of emergency situations.
  • Uses approved facility restraints in the control of adults in custody.
  • Monitors audio traffic on the radios, telephones, and intercommunication systems, and acts as the central dispatch for the entire facility in routine and emergency situations.

Must meet the following State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements:

  • United States Citizen within one year of employment
  • 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.)
  • Possess a high school diploma, G.E.D., or 4-year post-secondary degree.
  • Declared by a physician as able to perform the physical duties required by the occupation
  • Of good moral fitness, without legal conduct involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, and conviction of drug and/or sex crimes.