Application

We hire jail and patrol deputies four times per year. Our next hiring cycle starts on February 24, 2020. 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 February 25, 2020. Here’s what to expect afterwards:

  • Application period: February 29 – March 15, 2020
  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): March 11 or 14, 2019
  • Pre-screen background check: March 25 – 29, 2019
  • Q&A Night: April 1, 2020
  • Video & pre-suitability test: March 31 – April 4, 2020
  • Ride-alongs, jail shadows and background interviews: April 20 – June 1, 2020
  • Background investigation notifications: June 5 – 7, 2020
  • Portfolio review notifications: June 19 – 21, 2020
  • Command interviews & conditional job offers: June 29 – July 2, 2020
  • Start of in-house academy: October 5, 2020

Out-of-state applicants: After the preliminary background check, you will need to visit WCSO on March 30 – April 3, 2020 and again on June 29, 2020.

  • Patrol ride-along: March 30, 2020
  • Jail shadow: March 31, 2020
  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): April 1, 2020
  • Q&A Night: April 1, 2020
  • Background interview: April 2, 2020
  • Background investigation notifications: June 5 – 7, 2020
  • Portfolio review notifications: June 19 – 21, 2020
  • Command interviews & conditional job offers: June 29, 2020
  • Start of in-house academy: October 5, 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:

Saturday, February 8, 2020      8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wednesday, February 19, 2020      5:30pm Check-In (Law Enforcement test only)  Training Rooms B,C

May:

Saturday, May 9, 2020  8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wednesday, May 20, 2020   5:30pm Check-In (Corrections test only) Training Rooms A,B

August:

Saturday, August 8, 2020  8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:30pm Check-In (Law Enforcement test only) Training Room B,C

November:

Saturday, November 7, 2020  8:00am to 5:00pm   (Law Enforcement test 8-noon… Corrections test 1-5) Training Rooms A,B

Wednesday, November 18, 2020  5:30pm Check-In (Law Enforcement test only) Training Room B,C

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