Marine Patrol Deputy, Seasonal Recruitment

Marine Patrol Deputy


The Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) is recruiting for a seasonal Marine Patrol Deputy. Spend your summer on the water keeping others safe!

TO APPLY: Benton County Career Page

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, February 23rd, 2020

REQUIRED TESTING: Qualified applicants are required to complete written and physical abilities testing on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020. The testing will take place at the Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds at 8:30am for the written test and March 3rd & 4th for the ORPAT. If you qualify, you will be contacted with details.

Benton County is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. We encourage women and minorities to apply!

What's it like being a BCSO Marine Patrol Deputy?

Marine Patrol Deputies patrol our local waterways including the Willamette and Santiam Rivers. The Mary's, Long Tom and Alsea Rivers are also in our jurisdiction. Under the command of the Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Division, Marine Patrol operates in coordination with the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB).

The objectives of Marine Patrol include...

  • Enforcing laws pertaining to boater safety.
  • Conducting boat examinations.
  • Providing Search and Rescue on the water.
  • Conducting criminal law enforcement including issuing citations and making arrests.
  • Assisting with special events on waterways.

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 a valid Oregon Driver's License and a good driving record
  • Ability to swim

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Prior boating or marine experience, law enforcement certification, and/or DUII/DRE enforcement experience
  • Marine Patrol Academy Certification
  • Valid Boater's License

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. No experience is necessary; we will train.

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

Must be able to obtain a Oregon Boater Education Card prior to starting employment and pass firearms qualifications.

What schedule would I work?

The marine season generally runs from May through early- to mid-September.

All seasonal Marine Deputies are expected to work or be available on the weekends and major holidays during the season. Shifts are typically 10 hours and may vary due to activity.

How much does it pay?

Compensation is $17.62 - $25.55 an hour, depending on experience.

Additionally, uniforms, duty weapon, equipment, and uniform cleaning is provided.

I’m interested…how do I apply?

The first step is to 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 “Marine 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.