Deputy Sheriff - Enforcement

Clatsop County Oregon - Sheriff, 800 EXCHANGE STREET, ASTORIA, Oregon, United States of America Req #228
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Clatsop County occupies the northwest corner of Oregon bounded to the north by the Columbia River and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Named for the Clatsop Indians, Clatsop County is rich in history, scenery and opportunity.

Seeking one enforcement deputy in the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office. Duties include performing assigned patrol law enforcement work necessary to maintain public peace and order, to protect life and property, to prevent crime, to apprehend suspected violators of the law, and otherwise to ensure the enforcement of state laws and county ordinances under jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Office. Qualified applicants will be held in a pool to fill future enforcement deputy opportunities anticipated over the next six to twelve months.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Willingness to develop a thorough knowledge of principles and methods employed in modern law enforcement and investigation work; applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; law enforcement equipment including firearms, vehicles, radios, crime investigation kits, and intoxilyzer. Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized within the Sheriff’s Office desirable.
  • Must meet the minimum standards established by Oregon Revised Statutes as a Police Officer as follows:
    1. o Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and be a citizen of the United States.
    2. o Must possess a driving record free of violations that relate to ability to learn the awareness, responsiveness and skill necessary to drive police vehicles safely and effectively under on-duty conditions.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license at the time of appointment and obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within thirty days of hiring.
  • DPSST Basic Police Certification or be able to obtain DPSST Basic Police Certification within 18 months of hire.
  • Multilingual, one or more years of college and OSSA Search and Rescue Association Certification desirable.
  • Able to deal with individuals and groups with understanding, tact, and courtesy; acquire knowledge of investigative methods, evidence development and preservation, traffic and crowd control methods, patrol procedures; speak and write effectively; remain flexible and adapt to changing circumstances, demands, and philosophies; and identify a problem or potential problem, secure the necessary relevant information, interpret and analyze the situation, evaluate alternative solutions and render an appropriate judgment of decision, often under stressful circumstances.

How to Apply

Visit, Career Opportunities, to apply online. Applicants should also review the detailed job description (

NOTE:  After four years with the Sheriff’s Office, the range for the next two job  classifications (Senior Deputy I and II) increases to $5,139.78 to $7,845.76  
ncentive: Up to $200/month DPSST certification pay.


Your application must clearly show your qualifications for the position in order to receive further consideration. During any phase of the hiring process, applicants with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodation to assist them to demonstrate their qualification to perform the duties of the job, should inform Human Resources. Prior to hiring, candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

This announcement is generally descriptive of the duties and qualifications for the job. It is not to be construed as an expressed or implied contract.

Clatsop County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clatsop County is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all
employees in all matters of employment (such as hiring, promotion, transfer, training, layoff, compensation,
fringe benefits and termination) regardless of ethnicity/race, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability,
veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $4,838.80
  • Max Hiring Rate $6,546.61
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  • Clatsop County Oregon - Sheriff, 800 EXCHANGE STREET, ASTORIA, Oregon, United States of America