Deputy Sheriff Job - Linn County Sheriff's Office - Albany, Oregon

March 11, 2014

Linn County Sheriff's Office

Position Title: Deputy Sheriff
Position Type: Sheriff
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Description


Updated: March 10, 2014

Job Classification: Deputy Sheriff (Criminal) - Entry Level

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is currently building an ongoing eligibility list for Entry Level Deputy Sheriff.

Testing for this position is available through National Testing Network (NTN). ORPAT is scheduled separately from the NTN home page. You must have both a FrontLine National and valid ORPAT test for this position. Testing for both FrontLine National and ORPAT is available at the Brooklake campus of Chemeketa Community College.

Salary Information: Up to $4,767

Benefit Information:

    • The potential of 17% additional pay for certification, education, bi-lingual and special assignments.
    • The Linn County Sheriff’s Office provides an excellent health coverage plan for employee and eligible dependents, including medical, vision, prescription, dental, and optional life insurance, and long term disability
    • All uniforms (including dry cleaning) and equipment provided. Take-home cars for deputies living within Linn County borders. Yearly equipment allowance of $150.
    • Shift overtime is paid at 1.5 times the regular rate of pay
    • Linn County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are enrolled in a retirement plan through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), with county-pickup, along with 1% county-pickup deferred compensation plan
    • Paid vacation, personal and sick time
    • Ability to accrue up to 60 hours in Comp Time

Contact Information:

Debbie Harrell

Department Information:

Please visit to learn about the experience of being a valuable member of our team at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

Area Information:

Linn County, Oregon is a county of approximately 2,300 square miles encompassing the very best Oregon has to offer. Extending from the confluence of the Willamette River and the Santiam River, to the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range, Linn County’s terrain is as diverse as its people. From grass seed farming and specialized metals fabrication, to high-tech automation and lumber mills, Linn County is the sought-after area in Oregon for people to call home.

Population: 118,000

Additional Information

Full Job Description & Details:

Please refer to the official Linn County job description for this position located here: Tables/Job Descriptions/680.pdf

The Linn County Sheriff's Office requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your NTN candidate account. Please complete the PHQ as soon as possible as it is required for your hiring process.

To apply and schedule Frontline National testing, go to and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. An ORPAT can also be scheduled on the website by clicking on the ORPAT link and following the instructions.

For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882.

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Job Requirements
  • Age : 21
  • Education : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience : Entry
  • Additional Requirement :

    Job Requirements

    Age: 21

    US Citizen: Yes

    High School Grad/GED: Yes

    Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirement of 20/30 corrected.

    Necessary Certifications:
    Be able to be certified as a police officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training - DPSST Minimum Standards of Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer are located at (Administrative Rule 259-008-0010).

    Tentative Hiring Process:

      1. Review of NTN testing scores (FrontLine & ORPAT)
      2. Review of NTN Application and Personal History Questionnaire
      3. Informal 10-15 minute face-to-face interview for eligible and invited applicants.
      4. Formal oral board face-to-face interview for eligible and invited applicants.
      5. Pre-employment background investigation selected top candidates
      6. Conditional offer of employment extended to selected top candidates only. Hire contingent upon the successful completion of the following screening processes:

        Pre-employment psychological evaluation
        Pre-employment medical evaluation
        Pre-employment drug screening
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $4,767   monthly

    Contact Information

    Chad Andrews
    Linn County Sheriff's Office
    1115 SE Jackson St,
    Albany, Oregon 97322
    ph: (866)563-3882