SALARY: $28.00 – $30.00 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: 03/28/23 11:59 PM

Jefferson County is seeking applicants for Seasonal Reserve Deputy. The Seasonal Reserve Deputy assists the Sheriff’s Office in the enforcement of state criminal laws, traffic laws, administrative rules and county ordinances. This is a seasonal position and works with other law enforcement personnel in the protection of life and property. Reserve Deputies work varying shifts, special events, holidays and weekends.


  • Performs detection and investigation of crimes, apprehension of criminal suspects and deterrence of criminal activity.
  • Maintains records and prepares detailed accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Assists public with directions and/or information regarding County and State regulations, ordinances, laws and rules.
  • Unless otherwise directed, he/she shall be present at his/her assigned duty area, punctually at the specified time and place; properly uniformed and equipped.
  • Pay careful attention to dispatches and to orders and instructions issued by his/her supervisor.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the County, including the routes of bus lines, the location of streets, public buildings and points of interest, courts, transportation offices and depots, highways and boundaries thereof and the County; the boundaries of and location of City, County and State institutions, as will enable him/her to render intelligent and helpful information and assistance.
  • He/She shall, while working his/her assigned area, report leaking pipes, gas mains, sewers, street lights out, power lines down, traffic lights or signs in need of repair.
  • Observe anything likely to prove dangerous or a public nuisance or inconvenience to cherubic; he/she shall remedy it if possible or report it without delay.
  • Report, immediately, dangerous condition of streets, sidewalks or other county property.
  • All such conditions shall be called to the attention of the department orally and on a written memo.
  • He/she shall not conceal himself, except when so assigned for investigative purposes.
  • He/she shall be constantly alert, and keep vigilant watch for fires and offenses against persons, property and the public peace.
  • He/she shall at all times, when in uniform, keep his/her badge and name plate in sight and give his/her name and identification number in a respectful manner when requested.
  • Posses excellent verbal, written and arithmetic skills necessary to effectively and efficiently complete required report writing and deliver accurate testimony in a cogent fashion.
  • At all times while on duty, he/she shall have in his/her possession his/her Identification card and his/her valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • Meet Performance Measures established by the Sheriff.
  • Must be available to testify in Court when necessary.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


  • Must have prior reserve academy or full time law enforcement experience.
  • Must be familiar with state and local laws, ordinances, regulations and rules. Must have good report writing and organizational skills. Must have excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able establish good working relationships with co-workers, other agencies and departments.
  • Must be 21 years old.
  • Requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate sheriff equipment, weapons and apparatus; visual acuity necessary for performing necessary tasks including normal color discrimination, ambulatory ability to walk at work; ability to subdue resistive or combative individual.
  • Requires speech and auditory abilities sufficient to carry on conversations and project voice among large crowds.
  • Sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard and recognize words and numbers, and other abilities as prescribed by the Board of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • Must be free of any physical, emotional or mental condition that may affect job performance.
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma (or GED) and demonstrate considerable reasoning skill.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors where some safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of light-to-medium weight, yet, awkward materials.

Special Requirements:

  • Criminal Record must be free of any convictions of a crime other than a minor traffic violation.
  • Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification.
  • Applicants must pass a criminal background, psychological evaluation and drug screen prior to appointment.