Lateral Patrol Deputy

WE'RE HIRING! The Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) is recruiting for a full-time Lateral Patrol Deputy.

TO APPLY: Benton County Career Page

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, June 30th,  2020

What's it like being a BCSO Patrol Deputy?

Patrol Deputies patrol the roads, forests, and rivers of Benton County, Oregon, performing law enforcement and crime prevention activities related to federal, state, and local traffic and criminal laws and ordinances.

As a BCSO Patrol Deputy, you'll be a guardian of the public safety who...

  • Investigates crimes and criminal complaints.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects - some of whom will be irrational or combative.
  • Arrests and books suspects and transports prisoners.
  • Documents activity in necessary reports and gives testimony at court proceedings and criminal trials.
  • Responds to public requests for service to determine what resources are needed to resolve the situation.
  • Interacts respectfully with a wide variety of people using your tact, diplomacy, and command presence.

Refer to the job description on the Benton County Career Page for more details about this job.

Am I qualified?

To be considered for this position, you must...

  • Be 21-years-old or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have, at a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a valid Oregon Driver's License
  • Have the ability to work any shift

Non-offensive tattoos and neatly trimmed facial hair are permitted.

We are looking for individuals of character who embrace the Sheriff's Office values of Duty, Honor, and Courage.

If hired, what training would I receive?

As a Benton County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputy, you would get extensive training that includes orientation, attendance at the State Academy, a Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP) where you would be partnered with an experienced and trained Field Training Deputy, and then regular and on-going professional development to maintain and improve your skills.

What schedule would I work?

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is a 24/7 operation, 365 days of the year. Shifts and days off rotate every 4 months. Deputies generally work 10-hour days and you might be assigned to work day shift, swing shift, or graveyard shift.

How much does it pay?

Compensation for the Patrol Deputy position includes both your base pay plus a generous benefits package.

The annual base pay for a BCSO Patrol Deputy ranges from $53,542.92 - $68,336.07.  New recruits are usually brought in at the beginning pay step.

Adding to this base pay is a benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • County-paid Public Safety Officers Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • County-paid Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Paid Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Pension Retirement Plan (PERS/OPSRP)
  • Continued Education Reimbursement

There are also opportunities to earn pay incentives for:

  • Laterals
  • Bilingual proficiency
  • Physical fitness proficiency
  • Intermediate and Advanced DPSST certification
  • Special Duty Assignments: detectives, K9, Field Training Deputy, etc.

Additionally, uniforms, duty weapon, equipment, and uniform cleaning is provided. Work shifts include a 1-hour paid workout time and there is a generous County-sponsored wellness program.

What’s involved in the selection process?

Once your application is received and reviewed you’ll be contacted about the rest of the selection process. You must pass the following steps:

  • Initial Criminal History and DMV Screening
  • Written Exam (NCJOSI Test)
  • Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Oral Board (interviews)
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation

I’m interested…how do I apply?

The first step to your new career is to complete and submit a Benton County Application. The application form and more information about this opening is available through Benton County Human Resources. They maintain the online Benton County Career Page.

To apply for this position, go to the Benton County Career Page, scroll down until you come to “Patrol Deputy.” Clicking on this will take you to the position description where you can learn more about the job. To apply, click on the “APPLY” box in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and follow the prompts.

More information?

Please feel free to contact us at 541-766-6858 if you have additional questions about this opening. Ask for the Training & Recruiting Sergeant.