Application

We hire jail and patrol deputies four times per year. Our next hiring cycle starts on November 20, 2019. Applicants must test with the National Testing Network before this date. If you selected the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as one of the agencies to receive your scores, and if your scores are passing, you will receive an email with an “Invitation to Apply” sometime after November 20. Here’s what to expect afterwards:

  • Application period: November 23 – December 8, 2019
  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): December 4 or 7, 2019
  • Pre-screen background check: December 13 – 15, 2019
  • Q&A Night: January 20, 2020
  • Video & pre-suitability test: January 9 – 11, 2020
  • Ride-alongs, jail shadows and background interviews: January 27 – February 28, 2020
  • Background investigation notifications: March 6 – 9, 2020
  • Portfolio review notifications: March 13 – 14, 2020
  • Panel interviews & conditional job offers: March 23 – 30, 2020
  • Start of in-house academy: July 2020

Out-of-state applicants: After the preliminary background check, you will need to visit WCSO on January 8 – 12, 2020.

  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): January 8, 2020
  • Q&A Night: January 8, 2020
  • Background interview: January 9, 2020
  • Video & pre-suitability test: January 10, 2020
  • Patrol ride-along: January 11, 2020
  • Jail shadow: January 11, 2020

Call us at 503-846-6369 or send an email if you have any questions about our application process.

National Testing Network 2020 Test Dates and Times

February:

Sat  Feb 8th      8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wed  Feb 19th      5:30pm Check-In (Law Enforcement test only)  Training Rooms B,C

May:

Sat  May 9th   8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wed  May 20th     5:30pm Check-In (Corrections test only) Training Rooms A,B

August:

Sat  Aug 8th    8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wed  Aug 19th  5:30pm Check-In (Law Enforcement test only) Training Room B,C

November:

Sat  Nov 7nd   8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wed  Nov 18th   5:30pm Check-In (Law Enforcement test only) Training Room B,C

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