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Recruit Deputy - Jail & Patrol

Company: Washington County Or
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

THE POSITION

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
There are specific instructions for applying with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and you could be disqualified from consideration if you do not follow these instructions.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is actively recruiting to create a pool of candidates eligible for current and future Recruit Deputy vacancies in our Patrol and Jail Divisions.

IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD:

Complete Your Application in NEOGOV


  • We accept applications on a continuous basis and actively hire four (4) times per year: January, April, July, October. Hire date is dependent on when applications are received, and successful completion of our hiring process.Jail Recruit Deputies learn basic concepts of corrections and how to implement procedures, rules, and regulations for the jail, which can include: booking, prisoner care, security, and transportation.

    Corrections - REACT National Testing Network (NTN) test (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com)
    • After applying in NEOGOV, candidates must submit to the Washington County Sheriffs Office a Corrections - REACT NTN test exam with a score of at least 70% on all three (3) sections of the test. The three (3) sections of the test include: Reading ability, counting ability, and a video-based human relations section. Please contact robin_smith@co.washington.or.us or joinwcso@co.washington.or.us if you have any questions about submitting scores.
      Patrol Recruit Deputies learn basic aspects of law enforcement which includes the procedures, rules, and regulations of the Sheriff's Office; and train in and perform patrol duties, crime scene management, and traffic accident investigations.

      Law Enforcement Frontline National National Testing Network (NTN) test (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com)
      • After applying in NEOGOV, candidates must submit to the Washington County Sheriffs Office a Law Enforcement FrontLine National NTN test exam with a score of at least 70% on the reading and written sections, and 65% on the video section. The three (3) sections of the test include: Reading ability, writing test, and a video-based human relations section. Please contact robin_smith@co.washington.or.us or joinwcso@co.washington.or.us if you have any questions about submitting scores. To learn more, visit: Sheriff's Office Employment.

        *****REFER TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT.*****
        ________________________________________________________________________

        Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration, and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIESPlease refer to the Recruit Deputy Classification Specification or Jail Recruit Deputy Specification for the official job description and list of essential job duties.
        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSPlease refer to the Recruit Deputy Classification Specification or Jail Recruit Deputy Specification for the official job description and required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

        MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:
        You must meet all the following qualifications, and the recruitment and examination process will evaluate if you meet the following criteria:

        Age: Must be at least 21 years of age by hire date.

        Education: High school graduate or possess GED certificate of high school equivalency.

        Criminal Record: No felony convictions or domestic violence convictions; misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

        Corrections - REACT National Testing Network (NTN) test (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com): Applicants must pass the Corrections REACT exam with a score of at least 70% on all three (3) sections of the test. The three (3) sections of the test include: Reading ability, counting ability, and a video-based human relations section.

        OR

        Law Enforcement-FrontLine National National Testing Network(NTN) test (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com):
        Applicants must pass the Law Enforcement-FrontLine National exam with a score of at least 70% on the reading and writing sections and 65% on the video section. The three (3) sections of the test include: Reading ability, report writing test, and a video-based human relations section.

        Physical Ability Test (PAT): To meet Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) physical standards, applicants must be able to pass one (1) of the following physical ability tests:

        • National Testing Network's PAT or ORPAT, OR
        • Washington County Sheriff's Office PAT, OR
        • PAT taken through another law enforcement agency or the military.
          Physical Ability: Applicants must pass a physical fitness test and a medical examination prior to appointment.

          Vision: Not less than 20/200 in one eye or both eyes, corrected to 20/20 in both eyes combined.

          Pre-Offer Suitability Test: Applicants must be able to pass the Pre-Offer Suitability Test, which evaluates an applicant's characteristics and match for the certified law enforcement profession and WCSO.

          Background Investigation: Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, and meet the standards set by the State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

          Driver's License: Must possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.

          Certifications:
          • Must be able to attain certification by the Oregon DPSST after one (1) year with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
          • Must be eligible for certification in first aid and CPR.Citizenship:
            • A Jail Recruit Deputy must obtain U.S. citizenship within 12 months of hire.
            • A Patrol Recruit Deputy must obtain U.S. citizenship within 18 months of hire.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONWashington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.

              STEPS IN THE HIRING PROCESS:
              To be considered for a Recruit Deputy position (Jail AND Patrol), all applicants must successfully complete the following:

              STEP 1: Complete Your Employment Application in NEOGOV All applicants are processed through NEOGOV which means you MUST be registered within the system. Once you are registered, you must complete an application for this recruitment.

              STEP 2: Complete applicable NTN test.

              PLEASE NOTE: The remaining steps are coordinated through the Washington County Sheriff's Office. If you have additional questions, please contact Washington Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team in the Sheriff's Office at: JoinWCSO@co.washington.or.us OR call (503) 846-6369.

              STEP 3: Physical Ability Test (PAT):

              STEP 4: Informational Q & A Session (optional) All applicants are invited to participate in an (optional) Informational Q & A Session

              STEP 5: Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) Entry level candidates MUST complete the online PHQ in its entirety, through the link sent to you from Guardian Alliance Technologies for Washington County Sheriff's Office. You will receive the email from Guardian Alliance Technologies after the recruitment closes.

              PLEASE NOTE: You will find detailed instructions in the PHQ, but we want to emphasize that a minimum of 10 references are required on the PHQ. Additionally, you will also be required to list residence and job history for the last 10 years.

              STEP 6: Pre-Offer Suitability Test / Video Interview Applicants will be invited to complete the Pre-Offer Suitability Test, which evaluates an applicant's characteristics and match for the certified law enforcement profession. Applicants will also be asked to answer several questions on video, to be used during the SME Portfolio Review. Those successful candidates who pass this portion will begin the full Background Investigation process.

              STEP 7: Ride Along and Jail Job Shadow Candidates are required to complete both a patrol ride along and jail job shadow. This step is dependent on current COVID restrictions

              STEP 8: SME Portfolio Review The SME Portfolio Review will assess the candidates' life and work experience in ten key character-based competencies. Candidates who successfully pass the SME Portfolio review will be invited to a panel interview with Washington County Sheriff's Office.

              STEP 9: Panel Interview Applicants will complete a panel interview as a final step before they are considered for the Eligible List.

              STEP 10: Command Staff Interview Top candidates are invited to interview with the Division Command Staff.

              STEP 11: Commander Interview and Conditional Job Offer Final interview for selected candidates with the Commander.

              STEP 12: Post Offer Physical and Psychological Evaluation The evaluations are completed by third parties; a licensed medical doctor and a licensed psychologist. If a conditional job is offered, candidates must successfully pass a full physical and psychological evaluation.

              MORE INFORMATION:
              Have questions? Read through this entire job announcement, especially the supplemental questions which includes information about Steps in the Hiring Process, Transferring Test Scores, Out-of-Area Candidates, and MORE. Still can't find an answer? Visit our WCSO Employment website.

              ELIGIBLE LIST:
              If your name is placed on the Eligible List, you will be notified and informed of the dates the list will be in effect. It will be in effect for six (6) months from the list date and may be renewed for another six (6) months at the discretion of the Washington County Human Resources Division.

              RE-APPLICATIONS:
              If you are unsuccessful at any phase in the hiring process, you will be notified by e-mail. You will be eligible to reapply whenever we are recruiting, unless you failed one of the following:

              • Law Enforcement-FrontLine National National Testing Network (NTN) test you must wait three (3) months to re-test.
              • Pre-offer Suitability Test you must wait six (6) months to reapply.
              • Background Investigation you must wait twelve (12) months to reapply.
              • SME Portfolio Review you must wait six (6) months to reapply.
              • Panel Interview you must wait six (6) months to reapply.
              • Post-offer Psychological Exam you must wait twelve (12) months to reapply. Veterans' Preference:
                If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this recruitment, please review instructions by clicking here (Download PDF reader).

                Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
                Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

                Status of Your Application:
                You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you 'opt out' or 'unsubscribe' from email notifications from NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.

                Additional Resources:
                • New to GovernmentJobs.com? Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/home/applicationguide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on the application process.
                  • For technical support, contact Government Jobs Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.Questions (?) Regarding This Recruitment:
                    Carlton Babbidge, Talent Acquisition Manager
                    Carlton_Babbidge@co.washington.or.us

                    * Washington County is a drug-free workplace *
                    This position is represented by Washington County Police Officers' Association (WCPOA) collective bargaining agreement.
                    Additional Pay & Benefits
                    • Merit Increases salary step increases granted upon satisfactory performance and completion of 26 qualified pay periods.
                    • Bilingual Pay $55 per pay period which is paid out every two weeks.
                    • Incentive Pay 2 to 8% for a combination of certification levels, training, college education and years of service.
                    • Premium Pay for various special assignments (Field Training Officer, Tactical Negotiations Team SWAT, Motorcycle Officer and K-9.
                    • Overtime and/or compensatory time allowances for overtime, callback and court appearance.
                    • Uniform including initial tailoring, duty gear, and firearm.
                    • Clothing allowance $60 per month, if assigned to plain clothes duty full-time.
                    • Footwear allowance $90 per year.Washington County Sheriff's Office offers their employees a collaborative culture, professional development opportunities, and a comprehensive total compensation package which includes:
                      • Medical, Dental, Vision for employee, spouse/domestic partner and children
                      • VEBA account with County contribution
                      • Life and AD&D Insurance, Occupational Life, Long-term Disability
                      • Paid time-off in lieu of holidays and other employee leaves (vacation, sick, military and more)
                      • Oregon PERS/OPSRP and Deferred Compensation
                      • Tuition reimbursementFor a complete list of premium pays and other benefits, refer to the Washington County Police Officers' Association (WCPOA) collective bargaining agreement located at Labor Agreements. To explore additional benefits offered, visit Employee Benefits.by Jobble

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