Interested in Becoming a Deputy?
The Washington County Sheriff's office seeks individuals who are great communicators, are of strong moral character, possess personable qualities, maintain positive attitudes and thrive working a team environment. If you are ready for career that allows you to give back to your community and do something different everyday, consider a job at the Sheriff's Office.
Steps in the Hiring Process
The Sheriff's Office recruits for patrol and jail deputies three times a year. You may apply in person or online at these times through Washington County Human Resources. Eligibility for a deputy position requires successful completion of each of the following steps in the hiring process:
Police Officer Selection Test (POST) - a written exam testing reading, writing and math skills.
Physical Abilities Test (PAT) - modified Oregon PAT, an obstacle course simulating a foot pursuit which tests endurance and must be completed in under 5 minutes and 30 seconds
- View a video of the ORPAT
- Read description of the ORPAT
Note: Washington County does not require the "Push/Pull Section"
Three Person Panel Interview
Ride Along & Job Shadow
Command Staff Interview
Sheriff's Interview and Conditional Job Offer
Full Physical and Psychological Examinations
WCSO Recruit Study Session - applicants who meet minimum qualifications are invited to attend one of two optional study session to help prepare for the hiring process. All new recruits must successfully complete an 18-month probationary period that begins the date they were hired. The entire process from the date of initial testing to final selection can take several months.
Special Team Opportunities