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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Executive Director, Bowman Historical Museum, Prineville

Prineville, OR

Starting Salary Range DOE: $72,275.30-$78,956.80,including a full range of benefits. Executive Director opening In 1971, the A.R. Bowman family in Prineville, Oregon, donated their historic bank building to the Crook County Historical Society for use as a museum. Since then, through generous public and private support, the Bowman Museum has not only added a beautiful adjacent History Center but also created a vivid collection of pioneer history and organ ...

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Desktop Technician

Prineville, OR

Department: Information Technology Job Title: Desktop Technician Type: Regular Full-Time FLSA: Exempt  Work Location: Prineville, Oregon Compensation: Grade 7 Step 1 (Annual Salary: $39,186.48, Hourly: $18.84)   Overview: We are specifically looking for a new graduate with less than one year work experience in the IT industry to fill this position. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in information technology. Also the ...

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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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