Female Corrections Deputy Recruitment

The Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) is recruiting for a full-time Female Corrections Deputy.

TO APPLY: Benton County Career Page


What kinds of things does a Corrections Deputy do?

A Corrections Deputy is responsible for maintaining the order, discipline, and security of the Benton County Jail. Duties include a variety of tasks involved in monitoring, inspecting, searching, communicating with, and providing direct services to the inmate population.

Other duties include intake, transport, and release of inmates, maintaining accurate and current custody documents, setting up and administering medicines and medical orders as directed by the facility’s medical staff, maintaining positive working relations with other criminal justice professionals, and addressing concerns and questions from inmates’ family and friends.

Refer to the job description on the Benton County Career Page for more information.

What schedule would I work?

The Benton County Jail is a 24/7 operation, 365 days of the year. Deputies generally work 10-hour shifts. These are assigned on a 4-month rotation.                                                 

How much does it pay?

Current annual base pay for a BCSO Corrections Deputy ranges from $52,493.00 - $66,996.00.  New recruits are usually brought in at the beginning pay step. Corrections Deputies are represented by the BCDSA – Benton County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.  

Adding to your compensation is a generous benefits package. It 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
  • Pay Incentives for: bilingual proficiency in Spanish; Intermediate and Advanced DPSST certification; and physical fitness proficiency.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement – (PERS/OPSRP)
  • Deferred Compensation

Am I qualified?

In order to apply 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
  • Be a female. Being a female is a bona fide occupational qualification for this position.

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

What’s involved in the selection process?

Once your application is received and reviewed, if you meet the minimum qualifications you’ll be contacted about continuing on in 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 Boards (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 “Female Corrections 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 position opening. Ask for the Training & Recruiting Sergeant.