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-Call Juvenile Transport Officer-Crook County

Prineville, OR

The Crook County Juvenile Department is now accepting applications for an on-call Juvenile Transport Officer.  Wage: $17.00/hr Position is open until filled. A more detailed description is below. Summary: This position provides an on call secure transport officer for youth in need of transport to and from county detention centers, community detention centers, residential programs, OYA correctional facilities, treatment providers, doctor appointmen ...

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Public Health Nurse-Jail Nurse

Prineville, OR

The Crook County Health Department and Jail are now accepting applications for a part time jail nurse.  Summary: This position performs the duties of nurse in the jail facility, to provide initial screening, care, and application of medications to person(s) in custody under the direction of the Medical Provider and Public Health Director, to include record keeping of services.  This position works in an office atmosphere with deadlines and a high level of public contact, ranging ...

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Nurse Practitioner-Part time

Prineville, OR

The Crook County Health Department is looking for a part-time Nurse Practitioner.  Salary: $43.86 hourly Closing: Open until filled Summary: Under the general supervision of the Clinical Services Supervisor, this position is the primary healthcare provider for physical exams in the Reproductive Health Program.  The Nurse Practitioner works with the nursing staff within the clinics to assure that clinical procedures and treatments are performed in accordance w ...

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System Administrator

Prineville, OR

Crook County IT Department is currently seeking to fill the  IT System Administrator position. The System Administrator will ensure quality and responsive services through ongoing technical design, planning, implementation, preventative maintenance, assessment, proactive monitoring, and the highest level of performance tuning and recovery procedures. Under the direction of the IT Director, the System Administrator will ensure that County’s technology investments generate the highest val ...

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Building Inspector/Plans Examiner-Full or Part Time 2nd Posting

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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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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