Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Washington County Employment Opportunities page!

We offer our employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future.  We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for our open positions.
Create a Career with Washington County!

Washington County Receives Healthy Employer Award

2015 Award


Washington County has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the healthiest employers in Oregon. The Healthiest Employer Awards Program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace and have demonstrated that commitment in various ways. Washington County works to emphasize and reinforce a culture of wellness and individual health awareness by providing access to free biometric screenings, online personal health assessments, health-related workshops and other strategies which support the overall health of employees and their families.

According to County Administrator Robert Davis, "Not only is our wellness program the right thing to do for the health and well-being of our employees, it is also a cost-effective program for our taxpayers.

"Washington County joins several other well-known award winners who have 1,500 or more employees including Delta Airlines, Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Portland General Electric and Meredith Corporation.


Current Job Opportunities

We welcome you to review our site and search our current job postings. New postings may be added at any time so check back at least once a week to see if any opportunities match your interests. You can view open positions before using the online application process. Explore Open Jobs and Apply Today!

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Did you know you can fill out a Job Interest Card on any jobs that you are interested in applying for? 

Even if we are not currently accepting applications you may request an email notification when the job opens for applications. Take your time browsing our career opportunities, choose "Email me when jobs like this become available" and be ready to begin your career with Washington County.


NEW! Application Process for Recruit Deputy and Lateral Deputy

We have partnered with National Testing Network (NTN) to administer the written exam as the first step of the application process for Recruit and Lateral Deputy positions.
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FrontLine National Testing for Law Enforcement
June 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Washington County Sheriff's Office

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Join us for light refreshments and learn more about becoming a Sheriff's Deputy.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Testing Check-in
Testing Location:
215 SW Adams Ave. Hillsboro, OR 97123

You must first schedule your written exam through National Testing Network (NTN).

  1. Begin the process by visiting NTN at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.
    (NOTE: Chrome is the preferred browser for viewing NTN's website.)

  2. Select "Law Enforcement" and sign up for Washington County Sheriff's Office.

To learn more, see the Sheriff's Office Recruit Deputy or Lateral Deputy announcements on our Job Opportunities page.

Attention All Applicants

To be considered for a position, you must submit a complete Washington County employment application, unless the announcement specifically states otherwise. Applicants that do not complete the employment application in its entirety may be screened out from the process.  It is important to carefully review the minimum qualifications on the job announcement and to include all relevant education and experience that you have when applying for a position.  If you held more than one job with an employer, please list each job separately.

Additionally, some announcements may require the completion of a supplemental questionnaire - which will be attached to the electronic employment application.  We suggest that you print a copy of the job announcement to help you prepare your answers for the Supplemental Questionnaire and to use as a reference in preparing for interviews.

We encourage you to become familiar with our application system by reviewing the Frequently Asked Question's (FAQ) located to the left on the navigation bar.

Right to Work & E-Verify

Right to Work - English     E-Verify - English

Right to Work - Spanish    E-Verify - Spanish



Contact Human Resources at HR@co.washington.or.us or (503) 846-8606. The Human Resources Division is located in the Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building, Washington County Campus Map.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and
hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.