Lincoln CountyNorth Platte 69101
Full Time
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Corrections Deputy

Lincoln County
Full Time 21 years of age and reside within two per week Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 302 N Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101, United States


Compensation will be dependent on experience based on State of Oregon defined bona fide factors in accordance with Oregon's Pay Equity Act. 
With a Highschool Diploma: $30.88-$32.72 Hourly
Individuals with an Associate's Degree will receive a $100/monthly education incentive.
Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree will receive a $200/monthly education incentive. 

Your job in the department is to . . . 

Maintain safety and security of the correctional facility, the county courthouse and their occupants.

Your job also involves . . .

 Conformance with policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office, Jail, Oregon Jail Standards and Oregon Revised Statutes.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Typical Qualifications


Minimum Education Level

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.

Compensation NoteAdded financial incentive will be given to deputies with an AA or BS degree from an accredited university, and deputies who have Intermediate or Advanced certifications from DPSST. Those with verified translation abilities are also eligible for additional incentive. 

Substitution Note: Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the job as determined by the supervisor.


Certification(s) required. 

Specifics: Must meet minimum DPSST requirements. If non-certified in Oregon, must be able to complete the 6-week academy at DPSST. Must achieve and maintain CPR/first aid certification and become LEDS/NCIC certified.

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required.

Specifics: Job requires frequent use of county vehicles. Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with an insurable driving record, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of date of hire.

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.  


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.
  • Criminal law, case law, judicial system, jail standards and related jail statutes

Skill or ability to:

  • Exercise sound judgment in all situations.
  • Operate firearms, various camera systems, operate vehicles at normal and high speeds under stress, operate radio equipment, utilize Tasers and other less lethal tools, email, voice mail, and computers.
  • Obtain information through interviews, interrogations and observations.
  • Prepare information suitable for court cases.
  • Cope with stressful, dangerous, and high liability situations with respect to individual rights.
  • Gain cooperation of the inmates, ability to handle difficult prisoners with patience and firmness, ability to use physical force when necessary and ability to withstand verbal abuse.
  • Learn the operation of a totally computerized jail system.
  • Achieve DPSST certification within one year of hire.
  • Work within department policies and procedures, operations, training, and Oregon law.
  • Supervise inmates in a modern and direct supervision correctional facility.
  • Achieve and maintain First Aid/CPR certification and become LEDS/NCIC certified. Must be able to obtain and maintain Notary Public.
  • Possess physical capability to handle high mobility demands.
  • Conduct investigations, collect, evaluate, and analyze facts to draw accurate conclusions. 
  • Makes arrests, serve arrest warrants, write accurate arrest reports, testify in grand jury, hearings, and trials as a witness.
  • Requires ability to handle extreme stress and make immediate decisions regarding life and property.
  • Render credible testimony in a court of law.   Must be able to perform the duties of a corrections officer.  
  • 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., word 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.