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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Health Educator II - TPEP Coordinator

Prineville, OR

Department:     Crook County Health Department Reports To:       Health Promotion and Prevention Supervisor Classification:   Non-exempt Salary:   $20.04 - $20.63 Closes:  Open until filled Summary The Tobacco Prevention and Education Program Coordinator is responsible for activiti ...

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Reserve Deputy

Prineville, OR

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Finance Director

Prineville, OR

Department:     Finance Reports To:       Crook County Court Classification:   Exempt Salary Grade:    131 ($84,116 – $113,107) Summary Under general supervision of the County Court, the Finance Director is responsible for all County financial operations.  Critical aspects of this position include, ...

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