Application

We hire jail and patrol deputies four times per year. Our next hiring cycle starts on May 30, 2020. Applicants must test with the National Testing Network (NTN) 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 May 30, 2020. We are administering the test at our Public Safety Training Center in Hillsboro on May 9 and 20, 2020, though applicants may take the test throughout Oregon and 30 other U.S. states.

Here’s what to expect after the NTN:

  • Application period: June 6 – 11, 2020
  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): June 10 or 13, 2020
  • Pre-screen background check: June 19 – 24, 2020
  • Q&A Night: July 8, 2020
  • Video & pre-suitability test: July 7 – 11, 2020
  • Ride-alongs, jail shadows and background interviews: July 30 – August 31, 2020
  • Background investigation notifications: September 21 – 25, 2020
  • Portfolio review notifications: September 28 – 30, 2020
  • Command interviews & conditional job offers: October 5 – 9, 2020
  • Start of in-house academy: January 2021

Out-of-state applicants: After the preliminary background check, you will need to visit WCSO on July 8 – 12, 2020 and again on October 5, 2020.

  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT): July 8, 2020
  • Q&A Night: July 8, 2020
  • Background interview: July 9, 2020
  • Video & pre-suitability test: July 10, 2020
  • Patrol ride-along: July 11, 2020
  • Jail shadow: July 12, 2020
  • Background investigation notifications: September 21 – 25, 2020
  • Portfolio review notifications: September 28 – 30, 2020
  • Command interviews & conditional job offers: October 5, 2020
  • Start of in-house academy: January 2021

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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