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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Patrol Deputy

Prineville, OR

Crook County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Patrol Deputy. (certified, Lateral Transfers, and Open) This position is responsible for protecting life and property in Crook County through enforcement of the law and ordinances (County Code). This position provides law enforcement patrol and investigative services. This requires responding to citizen calls for service,deputy initiated activity, handling disputes, conducting investigations,traffic enforcement, civil service, ...

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Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

Prineville, OR

The primary duties of this position are to inspect buildings and structures in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with applicable building codes, approved plans and specifications and other regulations and ordinances related to public health, safety and welfare.  Under the supervision of the Building Official, the position performs inspections and/or plan reviews for all types of building and structures for compliances with State Building Codes as well as ...

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Deputy DA I or II

Prineville, OR

Crook County District Attorney’s Office is actively seeking to fill a Deputy DA I or DA II position. Deputy DA I: Under the general supervision of the District Attorney and the direct supervision of the Chief Deputy District Attorney the Deputy District Attorney I position represents the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of criminal actions in Circuit Court. The Deputy District Attorney I will assist the District Attorney in performing all of the functions of th ...

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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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