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The first step to become a deputy at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is to test with the National Testing Network (NTN). If you want to be considered for the next hiring cycle starting on August 30, 2019, you will need to test before this date. If you selected WCSO as one of the agencies to receive your scores from NTN, and if your scores are passing, you will receive an email with an “Invitation to Apply” sometime after August 30. Here’s what to expect afterwards:

  • Application period: August 31 – September 15, 2019
  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): Applicants can choose September 7 OR 11, 2019
  • Pre-screen background check: September 20 – 25, 2019
  • Q&A Night: October 2, 2019
  • Video & pre-suitability test: October 3 – 5, 2019
  • Patrol ride-alongs, jail shadows and background interviews: October 18 – November 31, 2019
  • Background investigation notifications: December 2 – 5, 2019
  • Portfolio review notifications: December 9 – 16, 2019
  • Panel interviews & conditional job offers: January 6 – 10, 2020
  • Start of in-house academy: April 2020

Out-of-state applicants: After the preliminary background check, you will need to visit WCSO on October 2 – 6, 2019.

  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): October 2, 2019
  • Q&A Night: October 2, 2019
  • Background interview: October 3, 2019
  • Video & pre-suitability test: October 4, 2019
  • Patrol ride-along: October 5, 2019
  • Jail shadow: October 6, 2019

If you’re just beginning your journey or are coming from a different agency, we look forward to meeting you and showing you why we believe we are a leader in the law enforcement community.

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