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Deputy Sheriff-Enforcement Job - Marion County Sheriff's Office - Salem, Oregon

July 09, 2014

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Position Title: Deputy Sheriff-Enforcement
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 8/18/2014
Job Description

Updated: July 02, 2014

Job Classification: Deputy Sheriff - Enforcement - Trainee & Certified
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is currently recruiting for Deputy Sheriff - Enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for current and future positions.  To be considered for the current hiring cycle, all testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by August 18, 2014.
Salary Information:
Trainee Level: $19.87 - $26.20 Hourly
Certified Level: $22.71 - $30.40 Hourly

Bilingual Pay: Employees who are fluent in Spanish, Russian and/or American Sign Language and use these skills while on duty will receive an additional 5% per month after passing a Standardized Language Fluency test administered by Marion County.

General Statement of Duties: Serves and protects the public by enforcing local and state laws. Investigates complaints and other problems relating to criminal law enforcement in the County. Transports arrested, sentenced, or detained individuals.

Contact Information:
Kathy Mandyck
Recruitment Specialist

Department Overview: The Marion County Sheriff's Office is committed to the delivery of quality services. Each member of the team is encouraged to participate in delivering progressive and cost effective law enforcement services to the public. Responding to an increasingly diverse population, the Marion County Sheriff's Office holds a strong commitment to community policing practices. Deputies seek to build a dynamic partnership with the public in order to enhance the security and quality of life for all they serve. Each member of the Sheriff's Office staff is held accountable to consistently seek and find ways to affirmatively promote, preserve and deliver a feeling of security, safety and quality services to members of the community.

Area Information: Salem, the state's capital city, is located in the center of the Willamette Valley - one of the most fertile and agriculturally-productive regions in the world. This area, dotted with cities, farms, and forests, is considered one of the most livable in the country, offering low cost-of-living, good schools, and year-round pleasant weather. Salem is located less than one hour from Oregon's major metropolitan area, Portland, and is approximately an hour and one-half from the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade Mountain Range, and beautiful Mt. Hood.
Population: Marion County 315,000

Additional Information

All candidates must complete the ORPAT and Frontline National tests for this position. ORPAT is scheduled separately from the NTN home page. You must schedule both a Frontline National and ORPAT test for this position. Testing for both Frontline National and ORPAT is available at the Brooklake campus of Chemeketa Community College

The Sheriff’s Office utilizes NTN’s Personnel History Questionnaire but it is not required for this process.

For Out-of-State Applicants: An application may be accepted without an ORPAT score. However, an ORPAT score with NTN or Marion County must be completed to move forward in the hiring process.

Any candidates who have completed both the ORPAT and Frontline National tests, as well as submitted their on-line application through NeoGov (at, will be added to the eligibility test.

To  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.  For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School GradGED
  • Experience Entry or Lateral
  • Additional Requirement :

    Job Requirements
    Age: 21
    US Citizen: Lawfully work in US
    High School Grad/GED: Yes
    Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    Received: Works under supervision of an enforcement officer of higher rank who assigns and reviews work for conformance to laws, policies, rules, and regulations.
    Exercised: Supervision of employees is not a normal responsibility of positions in this class.

    Minimum requirements for both levels: 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
    •    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.
    •    Information regarding the minimum qualifications for Oregon law enforcement officers is available in section 259-088-0010 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.

    Must meet the following Marion County requirements:
    •    High school diploma or equivalent
    •    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.
    •    Selected applicants will be required to complete pre-employment questionnaires as part of the screening process.
    •    Possess knowledge of and experience using a computer keyboard and PC equipment.
    •    Possess the ability to work rotating shifts, split shifts or other alternative work schedules.
    •    Final candidates will be subject to a personal background investigation including, but not limited to, employment, criminal and driving histories.
    •    Final candidates selected for this position will be required to participate in a panel interview, a psychological test, medical examination, and drug/alcohol screening, by a county appointed medical doctor.

    Additional Requirements:
    For Certified Level:
    *    Eighteen (18) months experience as a Police Officer or Deputy, OR any equivalent acceptable combination of education and Police Officer experience.
    *    Possess a Basic Police certification from the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training, and/or any equivalent out-of-state law enforcement accreditation recognized by DPSST; OR
    *    Applicants who are certified in another state:
    *    Must attend and pass DPSST Career Officer Development Course, within 12 months of hire date.
    *    Successful out-of-state applicants are at the Deputy Sheriff Trainee level and wage range until Oregon certification is achieved.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $19.87    hourly
    Top Pay: $30.40   hourly

    Contact Information

    Chad Andrews
    Marion County Sheriff's Office
    100 High St. NE
    Salem, Oregon 97301
    ph: (866)563-3882

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