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 ProcessDeputy-Fresh
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:

  1. Police Officer Selection Test (POST) - a written exam testing reading, writing and math skills. 

  2. 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"

  3. Three Person Panel Interview

  4. Pre-Suitability Test

  5. Background Interview

  6. Ride Along & Job Shadow 

  7. Command Staff Interview

  8. Sheriff's Interview and Conditional Job Offer

  9. 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.

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Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer