Application

We hire jail and patrol deputies four times per year. 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”.

Here’s what to expect after the NTN:

  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)
  • Pre-screen background check
  • Q&A Night
  • Video & pre-suitability test
  • Ride-alongs, jail shadows and background interviews (Background Interviews may be Online.  Ride-Alongs & Job Shadows may be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Background investigation notifications
  • Portfolio review notifications
  • Panel interviews
  • Command interviews & conditional job offers
  • Start of in-house academy

Out-of-state applicants: After the preliminary background check, you will need to visit WCSO on a prescheduled date. You will need to be here for 1 to 5 days, depending on COVID guidelines at that time. 

  • Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)
  • Q&A Night (online)
  • Background interview: will take about 3 hours, may be completed online when you return home
  • Video & pre-suitability test: will take about 3 hours
  • Patrol ride-along: May be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Jail shadow: May be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Background investigation notifications
  • Portfolio review notifications
  • Command interviews & conditional job offers
  • Start of in-house academy

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

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