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

Career Opportunities

Department:     Crook County Health Department Reports To:        Clinical Nursing Supervisor Salary:                $25.38 - $28.57 Hourly DOE Summary Under the supervision of...
Job Title:             Maintenance Assistant Department:        Crook County Maintenance Department Reports To:           Crook County Maintenance Supervisor Salary:  &...
Department:     Community Development Reports To:       Building Official Classification:   Non-Exempt Salary:  $24.01 - $35.40 DOE Building Inspector Summary Under...
Job Title:       TECHNICAL DEPUTY - CORRECTIONS                                                Department:  SHERIFF'S OFFICE               &...
Job Title: Youth Liaisons (3 available positions) Department:  Health Reports To:  Deputy Director                                 Youth Liaisons will serve as student representatives for Crook County Health Department and Crook County Empowered, a local community coalition ...
Job Title:             JAIL NURSE                                                                                  
Department:     Information Technology Reports To:        Technology Directory Classification:   Non-Exempt, Temporary Salary Grade:    $15.50 - $16.00