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March 26, 2017
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Do you have what it takes?

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office invites those with police-officer certification to apply for our lateral Criminal Deputy job posting, through Recruitment 6859.  We are running a recruitment for entry-level Criminal Deputies through Recruitment 6899

Please visit the Jackson County employment page to apply!

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has a large scope of responsibility.  We run a jail, a patrol division, a detectives division and multiple support teams to assist in these efforts. Our deputies can become part of specialty assignments like Medical Examiner, canines or marine.

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We are very interested in adding quality people to our team, and you could have the opportunity to be with a law enforcement agency where you are a part of it all.

JCSO has been approved for the On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program, which allows for GI Bill/OJT training benefits paid to those who are qualified for the GI Bill. This cash benefit can total as much as $20,000 over your 18-month probationary period, in addition to your salary.  


The Jackson County Sheriff's Office currently employs over 170 regular, full-time police and support personnel. We are consistently recruiting and testing for our open law enforcement positions. We have been fortunate to employ high quality people.  The Jackson County Sheriff's Office also utilizes several divisions of support personnel, managing data entry into law enforcement systems, case record keeping, and civil matters.  We continually seek individuals who may be interested in a career in law enforcement, and have a desire to benefit their society.

You may be one of those people...
Are You: 21 years old and a U.S. citizen?
A high school graduate?
Did you know.....?

...that law enforcement in the State of Oregon requires the training of deputies at the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training, after hiring?  It is not necessary to have prior experience or education in the field of law enforcement.  What you do need to be is compassionate, creative, possess teamwork skills and be mission-driven.  After completing your training, you'll be in the best shape of your life, while working alongside the finest people you will ever know.

We Offer:

  • PERS Retirement
  • Full Health Benefits (Medical Dental, Vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Uniforms and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Opportunity for Advancement

There are also Excellent Fringe Benefits

  • 12 vacation days earned your first year, usable after the first 6 months of employment
  • 12 holidays per year
  • 12 sick days per year

Some positions within our agency also work shifts allowing them to have 7 days off within a two-week pay period.

Our salaries are competitive within the State of Oregon

Please see the salary schedule/pay rates .

The benefits of working for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office go beyond just high-quality training, wages and health insurance. For instance, you will be provided excellent equipment, and be represented under a collective bargaining agreement.  For complete information, you may review the Jackson County Sheriff's Association current collective bargaining agreement.  If you would like to know more about what it's like to be a member of the JCSEA Association, you can contact the association president, Deputy Noah Strohmeyer, at strohmnj@jacksoncounty.org.

Further questions regarding recruitment, hiring and benefits  can be directed to Melissa Allen, at allenme@jacksoncounty.org

There are specific tests arranged for entry-level deputy and CSO positions, required in Oregon for law enforcement certification.  You must apply to a  posted recruitment to be invited to a testing day. The fee for testing is $25.00, which is payable in cash only, and in correct change. There will be no change given at the testing site. On day one of our deputy testing procedures, you will be asked to complete a written POST test and the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT). Upon passing both the ORPAT and POST, you will then proceed to the oral interview process on the second day of our testing procedures.

Your test packet, which you will receive inviting you to your testing day, will include a job description, a map to the testing site, a map of the ORPAT course, and some testing instructions.  It is suggested on that day that you dress in business-like attire, and bring along athletic wear for the ORPAT course. Please refer to your invitation letter for specific instructions as they may differ per position.

See Jackson County Job Opportunities for all open positions within the Sheriff's Office.  If you have completed an application hard-copy, it will need to be turned in to the Human Resources Office of Jackson County at 10 S Oakdale, Room 200, Medford, Oregon, 97501.  The fax number for Human Resources is 541-774-6455. Thank you for your consideration.