Community Service Deputy

Prineville, OR




Salary Grade:  $3,394.57 - $4,602.00 Monthly

All applications must be received through the link provided below:

I.      Job Purpose: 

This position is under the direct supervision of an assigned supervisor or the Patrol Sergeant. This position may perform any task to which they have been trained and are qualified. This position is required to enforce County Code and Ordinances and to protect people and property without endangering themselves or others. This position supports the patrol division of the Sheriff’s Office by proactively enforcing a variety of county code and ordinance violations.  This requires responding to citizen calls for service, deputy initiated activity, handling disputes, conducting investigations, civil service, and courtroom testimony. The work is performed in a combined work environment but primarily in a vehicle and secondarily in an office. The work requires a high level of public contact under stressful situations in the community. This position is responsible for duties that do not require certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

• Number of Employees Reporting to This Position: 0

II.        Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities: 

• Provide information or help citizens understand County Code and Ordinances as they are written.

• Respond to all calls for County Code/Ordinance complaints (abandoned vehicles, noxious vegetation, junk, etc.)

• Respond to Animal Control Incidents (animals at large, public nuisance dogs, barking dogs, dog bites, injured animals, animal abandonment, animal neglect, etc.)

• Performs animal apprehension, transport, rescue and control work as needed.

• Respond to Found Property calls for service (found bicycles, wallets, personal property, etc.)

• Collects and preserves evidence relating to ordinance violations; testifies in court.

• Prepares accurate records and reports to document incidents, including any follow-up as ordered or required.

• Issues citations as appropriate.

• Perform civil service of court paperwork as directed. (Subpoenas, small claims, FEDs, child support, etc.)

• Assist Patrol Deputies with service of FED – Writ of Execution, Restraining Orders, and Stalking Orders.

• Provide assistance and security with Sheriff Sales of real or personal property as needed.

• Provide civil stand-by as required to preserve the peace and prevent crime.

• Directs traffic and provide traffic control assistance (emergency scenes, special events, motor vehicle accidents, etc.)

• Completes vacation checks on residence within the county.

• Assist other agencies as requested.

III.      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

• Position must be available for rotating shifts including holiday, evening, and weekend assignments.

• Ability and skill to communicate effectively.

• Ability and skill to gain cooperation of others.

• Ability and skill to learn and apply policies and procedures of the office.

• Ability and skill to learn and interpret and apply state laws and statutes.

• Ability and skill to learn and interpret and apply County Code and Ordinances.

• Ability and skill to work with others and to contribute to a positive work environment.

• Ability to push/pull objects, lift objects off the ground, from elevated surfaces and carry in excess of 100 pounds.

• Ability to work with confidential data and reports regarding legal matters on a regular basis.

• Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or at a desk.

• Ability to talk on the phone/radio while using computer. 

• Ability to talk on radio while operating patrol vehicle.

• Ability to read instructions, manuals and road signs.

• Ability to hear alarms, voice conversation, etc.

• Ability to bend over at the waist, kneel, reach, twist at the waist, walk, and stand for extended periods.

• Ability to hold/fire and qualify with office issued weapons if authorized to carry by the Office.

• Ability to routinely operate a vehicle in a safe and prudent manner according to policy.

• Must wear issued body armor during patrol duties. 

• Must wear/use PPE when in any situation where exposure to biohazard is likely. 

• Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse.

• Work effectively with angry, hostile or upset citizens or suspects.

• Able to make effective and appropriate decisions under times of stress.

• Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional personal stress (fear, anger, etc.).

• Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional stress of others. 

IV.      Qualifications:  

• High School diploma or GED equivalent, some college preferred. 

• No experience necessary

• Minimum 21 years of age

• U.S. Citizen; or ability to obtain U.S. Citizenship within timeframe allowed. (OAR 259-008-0010)

• Valid Oregon driver’s license by time of appointment.

• No criminal record or extensive traffic violation record.

• Must hold or be able to obtain LEDS Certification.

• Must be able to obtain a CJIS Security Clearance.

• Prior to or on date of hire:

o Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.

o Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).

o Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions). 

V. Position Details: 

• The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required.  Not all duties listed will be assigned to all employees in this classification.

• Position is subject to 24-hour call-back. 

• Position has exposure to weapons or firearms, exposure to biohazards, and exposure to weather extremes.

• This position is subject to and shall subscribe to the Oath of Office and shall be subject to the laws, rules, policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office, the County and the State as they apply to all employees.

• Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt

• Position is part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and subject to Association Dues. (Does not apply to Part-time or Seasonal appointments.)

• Crook County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer