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Company: Lincoln County
Location: Newport
Posted on: August 7, 2022

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$58,224.00 - $61,764.00 Annually


Lincoln County, OR

Job Type



Sheriff's Office

Job Number

21-14 (103)



+ Description

+ Benefits

Position Summary

Your job in the department is to . . .

Conduct law enforcement, crime prevention and investigation activities relating to criminal law enforcement in the county.

Your job also involves . . .

Enforcement of traffic laws, serve arrest warrants and civil process, respond to hazardous situations performed in stressful and dangerous environments, complete comprehensive data entry to comply with state and federal crime report statistic, excellent human relations skills.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

Intervene in disputes and maintain order:

+ Respond to hazardous situation performed in stressful and dangerous environments.

+ Able to maintain composure and professionalism when faced with abusive, violent and threatening individuals.

Issue citations to violators; make arrests; transport offenders in custody to jail or institutions:

+ Serve arrest warrants and other civil process; take personal property into possession as directed by a judge.

+ Detect and deter potential criminal acts including domestic terrorism and reports such acts to the appropriate agency as required.

Maintain records and prepare reports necessary for efficient successful Investigations, crime prevention, prosecution, and office procedurals:

+ Able to complete comprehensive data entry to comply with state and federal crime reporting statistics.

+ Inform the public and answers inquiries regarding laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

+ Prepare media releases and may be required to speak to the media for newspaper articles, or television and radio news programs.

Testify in court, grand jury, preliminary hearings and Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) hearings as a witness:

+ Must prepare and present the case in a prosecutorial role in violation trials, including misdemeanor cases reduced to violations.

Train other employees in specific areas of expertise, including (but not limited to) patrol tactics, use of force, firearms, tasers, defensive tactics and customer service:

+ Familiarize new employees in Sheriff's Office policies and procedures, the geographical and cultural characteristics of the assigned area, and general methods to use in various situations.

Perform specialized assignments as needed according to the employee's abilities and skills and the needs of the Sheriff's Office:

+ These assignments include Marine Patrol, School Resource Deputy, municipal contract deputy, civil process server, Forest Patrol, bike patrol, Field Training Officer, Tactical Response Team member, Investigations, Major Crimes Team, Major Crash Team and Search and Rescue Team.

Provide boating safety, crime prevention and other law enforcement related classes and lectures to the public:

+ Attend functions including city council meetings and neighborhood groups to provide information relevant to respective communities.

Conduct death investigations including those of natural causes, accidental, and murder:

+ Is exposed to biohazards and communicable diseases inherent at these and other scenes utilizing protective equipment.

+ Conduct death notifications to next of kin.


2 - Limited supervision and training of small numbers of workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work or assigning tasks. (team leads)

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Education Level

1 - High School Diploma / GED

Specifics: Two years college level education in law enforcement or related field preferred; at least 21 years of age and reside within two hours of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; citizen of the US within 18 months of hire.

Minimum Experience Level


Substitution Note: None


Certification(s) required (list specifics below)

Specifics: Must meet minimum DPSST requirements. If non-certified in Oregon, must be able to complete the 16-week academy at DPSST. Required to obtain National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification. Must achieve and maintain CPR/first aid certification and become LEDS/NCIC certified

Driver's License

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: Position requires extensive use of county vehicles.

Desirable Qualifications: Must be free of conviction of a crime designated under the law where the conviction occurred as being punishable as a felony or as a crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one (1) year may be imposed; or of violating any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification. Must be able to pass a law enforcement background check. A psychological assessment will also be administered. Must reside within two hours of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required knowledge, skills and/or abilities are listed below:

Knowledge of:

+ Administrative procedures, pertinent federal, state, and local laws, and ordinances sufficient to carry out duties.

+ Familiarity with and able to use a variety of specialty software including Sheriff's Office report writing software, Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) and Microsoft Office software.

Skill or ability to:

+ Use good writing skills to prepare technical reports qualified for criminal prosecution, and excellent human relations skills to employ lines of questioning and resolve(s) confrontation in a professional and courteous manner.

+ Properly utilize police equipment such as handguns, rifles, taser, OC spray, body worn camera and handcuffs.

+ Properly utilize police techniques, such as unarmed defense and proper levels of use of force.

+ Conduct investigations, collect, evaluate ,and analyze facts and to draw correct conclusions.

+ Handle extreme stress and make immediate decisions regarding life and property.

+ Render credible testify in a court of law. Must be able to perform the duties of a police/correction officer.

+ Carry out the full scope of the position. Ability to exercise sound judgement in all situations.

+ Operate various camera systems including digital in-car camera and body worn camera systems, operate vehicles at normal and high speeds in all weather conditions under stress, operate radio equipment, utilize less lethal tools, email, voicemail, and computers including in-car Mobile Data Computers.

+ Obtain information through interrogations and observation and prepare information suitable for court cases.

+ Cope with stressful, dangerous, and high liability situations with respect to individual rights.

+ Be trusted with information that is highly sensitive and confidential in nature.

+ Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.

+ Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., work processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).

+ Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.

+ Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.

Job Conditions and Physical Demands

Job Conditions: Shift work: days, swing, graveyard, rotating shifts, work on holidays, varying days off. Work is mainly outdoors, hazardous, and potential high risk involved. Occasional contact with violent and combative individuals. Exposure to abusive language and threats. Potential for contact with persons infected with a variety of communicable diseases including Hepatitis B, HIV and AIDS. Is exposed to graphic and traumatic crime and crash scenes. Subject to call back at any time, including days off and holidays. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions for extended periods. Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

Work Location: Lincoln County

Travel: Position requires extensive use of county vehicles.

Requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate police equipment, weapons, firefighting equipment, boats and marine equipment; visual acuity necessary for performing necessary functions of the job; ambulatory ability to walk and run while at work.

Ability to subdue a resistive or combative individual. Requires speech and auditory abilities sufficient to carry on conversations and project voice among large crowds. Sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard and recognize words and numbers. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions for extended periods.


+ Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light to heavy work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate to heavy weight (12-75 pounds).

+ Sensory Requirements: Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Most tasks require oral communications ability. Most tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

+ Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

Reasonable Accommodations

Lincoln County is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Lincoln County offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, long-term disability insurance. Other optional insurances are availablE. PERS retirement plan is provided to employees who are required to carry a gun. For other employees in the LCDA unit, there is a 401K retirement plan with a current County contribution of 11%.

Regular and Trial Service employees working between 20 - 39 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for pro-rated employee benefits.


Lincoln County


210 SW Second St. Newport, Oregon, 97365


541-265-4157 541-265-0375


Keywords: Lincoln County, Salem , DEPUTY SHERIFF- PATROL (ENTRY LEVEL), Government & Protective Services , Newport, Oregon

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