Find Your Perfect Law Enforcement Career

We’re hiring qualified men and women to serve alongside over 400 employees in the Patrol, Detective, Investigations & Civil, Support Services and Corrections Divisions.

Deputy Sheriffs patrol the county’s roads, waterways and skies. Special units include:

Corrections Deputies ensure safe, secure handling of prisoners at the Clackamas County Jail.

There are a number of special Corrections assignments — including Medical Deputy, Classification/Matrix Deputy and Electronic Home Detention Deputy. You can also serve on the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) — which responds to large-scale disturbances in and out of the jail system.

Other non-sworn Sheriff’s Office positions include Community Health Nurse, Community Service Officer and a host of technical, maintenance, office specialist and support positions.

We also offer a competitive benefit package including medical, life, dental and disability.

Committed to Equality

We’re committed to a diverse workforce — through active recruitment in ethnically and culturally diverse communities, equal employment opportunity, and positive human-resource management. We adhere to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action as a basic element of human resource management.

We recognize the full potential of all employees, and treat all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.

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If you’re motivated, inquisitive, honest, articulate, responsible, have common sense and can work alone and with others, you’re the type of person the Sheriff’s Office needs.

We hire from eligibility lists created through a competitive examination process. Candidates must have a high-school diploma or GED certificate of high-school equivalency.

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Live, Work and Play in Clackamas County

Clackamas County is one of Oregon's most scenic and diverse regions -- ranging from urban Portland to rural farmland to the gorgeous Mt. Hood National Forest. It's an hour-and-a-half from the Pacific Ocean.

Sixteen cities can be found in the county's 1,879 square miles, but over 87 percent of county land is rural. It's Oregon's 18th-largest county, its third most populous, and first among counties for population served.

Mt. Hood's 11,239-foot summit -- less than an hour from the county's suburban north end -- offers year-round skiing and snowboarding. (Over 10,000 people climb its peak every year.) The county's many waterways (patrolled by the Sheriff's Marine Unit) provide excellent opportunities for fishing and other water sports. The climate is temperate year-round.

Clackamas County's communities are perfect for families of any size. The Portland metropolitan area offers cultural and shopping opportunities. Hiking and swimming can be found in the county's lush parks system, and its school districts are world-class.