Crook County is located in the center of the state, approximately three hours from Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene. Bend, the largest city in central Oregon, is approximately 40 minutes away.

Geographically Crook County, with a population of approximately 26,845, is Oregon’s most centrally located county. Founded in 1882, the county seat, Prineville, has a population of 10,370. It is the only incorporated population center within Crook County. Powell Butte, Post and Paulina are the other communities found within the County.

Livestock, forest products, recreation, agriculture, manufacturing and wholesale trade comprise the major industries found within the county. Covering approximately 2,991 square miles, Crook County is rich in forests, rangelands and irrigated agricultural fields. The elevation of Prineville is 2,868 feet and receives an averages of 10.5 inches of moisture per year. Nights are cool and daytime temperatures are moderate. Average temperature in January is 31.8 degrees; in July it is 64.5 degrees.

Crook County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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On-Site Inspector-Sanitarian

Prineville, OR

Job Title: On Site Inspector                                                                                    Department: Environmental Health – Onsite Inspector                                             Reports To:  Community Development Director Salary Grade:  $23.53-$30.53 hourly   I.      Job Purpose: This position is primarily ...

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Appraiser I, II or Appraiser - Senior

Prineville, OR

Appraiser I Department:     Assessor Reports To:       Chief Appraiser Classification:   Non-Exempt Salary:  $20.54 - $27.61 Summary Performs straightforward or standardized appraisals of real property to establish a fair and accurate value upon which taxes will be assessed. This position works under the occasional supervi ...

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Jail Nurse - Part-time/On-Call

Prineville, OR

Job Title:             JAIL NURSE                                                                                   Department:        SHERIFF'S OFFICE                                                                       Reports To:         JAIL COMMANDER Salary:                $27.00 Position Close Date:  Open Until Filled I.      Job Purpose: Thi ...

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Reserve Deputy - Sheriff's Office -

Prineville, OR

Crook County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Reserve Deputies. Volunteer requirements are 14 hours per month. The successful applicant will have demonstrated the drive, motivation, and determination to be successful in their profession. They will have some post high school education, preferably in police science or a related field. The successful applicant will need to be a team player, self-starter, and possess above average interpersonal skills. Must have demonstrated abili ...

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