Corrections Technician, Sheriff’s Office

Deschutes County
September 3, 2023
Bend, OR
Job Type




The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County.


We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices. Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Corrections Technician. This position is responsible for visually monitoring inmates and the activities of corrections deputies to ensure safety and security within the facility. Incumbent will operate the control center, actively watch safety and security equipment, monitor inmate activities and programs, answer inmate intercom systems, and call for back-up when appropriate. The position is also responsible for obtaining information from inmates during the booking process; updating and maintaining logs, criminal files, computer systems, and records; and performing administrative support duties for management staff. Corrections Technician shifts are currently 12 hours, four days a week (2-days, 2-nights), followed by four days off. Shift assignments are determined by the Sheriff or his designee based on operational needs of the Sheriff's Office and Adult Jail.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate cameras, telephones, computers, control and intercom systems simultaneously while observing inmates' movements and activities.
  • Effectively interact with inmates, the public, sworn and non-sworn staff to resolve confrontations and deal with stressful situations.
  • Comprehending policies and procedures and following instructions in an efficient manner.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Acting professionally with regard to code of ethics and confidentiality.
  • Exercising sound judgement when acting in routine situations.
  • Evaluating and assessing situations quickly and objectively to determine proper course of action.

Skill in:

  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees as well as citizens from varied racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
  • Working independently as well as in a team setting.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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Review the full job description by clicking HERE.
$4,584.50 to $6,141.11 per month for a 182.53 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $90 per month, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE for full benefit details.
Minimum Qualifications

  • High School graduate or GED equivalent;
  • AND two (2) years working with the public.


  • An Associate's degree in criminal justice, psychology, or a related field.
  • Current First Aid Certification.
  • Current CPR Certification.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Must pass a pre-qualifying driving record review and criminal history background.

  • A current driver's license and the state of origin are required. Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must include an accurate driver's license number and state of origin on their application under the Personal Information section.
  • A complete and full background investigation will be completed prior to a candidate receiving a conditional job offer.
  • Must be LEDS certified or have the ability to become LEDS certified within 60 days of hire date.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:

  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
  • Time Management Leave

Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:

  • 125 Flexible Spending Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program
  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance

To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit and click on Employee Benefits.

Closing Date/Time: 9/17/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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