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Are you seeking a meaningful, exciting career? Join our team at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. 

At Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), we are dedicated to promoting an environment of safety, trust, and belonging for our employees and the diverse community that we serve. MCSO values the importance of serving all people with dignity and respect in order to support a safe and thriving community for everyone. If you are dedicated to serving your community, have strong communication and conflict resolutions skills, are dependable, resourceful, and resilient, we invite you to join our team and begin or continue your public safety career with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact a recruiter now to learn more about the application process, minimum requirements and hiring information by emailing or calling 503-209-6195. 

Job opportunities

Our recruitments for deputy sheriff and corrections deputy are closed at this time. Please email us at if you are interested in a career with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and to learn more about our next hiring cycle.

Equipment Property Technician
$28.47 - $34.80 hourly
$59,217 - $72,384 annually
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Records Coordinator
$33.85 - $41.51 hourly
$70,408 - $86,340 annually
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  • The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office offers some of the best compensation and benefit packages in the country, with competitive wages, medical and dental coverage, retirement pension and generous paid time off. You can learn more by viewing the specifics for each job classification.

  • Highly Competitive Wages – Our wages are comparable to the private sector, with some of the highest paid opportunities in the country.

  • Retirement Pension – Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting. We pick up the employee's share of the retirement contribution.

  • Medical and Dental Coverage – Choose from several excellent plan options for both you and your family where we cover most of the premium costs.

  • Generous Paid Leave – Vacation Leave that increases over time, Personal or Holiday Leave depending on classification, Sick Leave, Paid Parental Leave, Military Leave, Bereavement Leave, and more.

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the steps in the hiring process?

    Here is a general outline of what to expect during our screening process:

    • Initial review of minimum qualifications 
    • Virtual Personal History Questionnaire
    • Virtual Suitability exam, including records check
    • Scored Panel Interview
    • Background, reference and education checks (Personal History Statement completed online)
    • Hiring interview
    • All hire offers are contingent upon successful completion of a psychological evaluation, a physical and a drug screen

    For additional details about how we typically screen applications, review our Selection Process page.

  • What kind of criminal record would disqualify me?

    Any felony conviction. Also, anyone with misdemeanor convictions relating to domestic violence, crimes against children or sex crimes cannot work for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Misdemeanors related to escape, intimidation, obstructing government admin, perjury and forgery/fraud are also automatic disqualifiers. Email if you need more clarification.

  • What kind of driving records would disqualify me?

    If you've received a DUII in the last five years, you will not be able to proceed with your application, but you can apply again once you've been clear for five years. Check with for more information about traffic code convictions.

  • I have parking tickets. Can I still apply?

    Absolutely. Parking violations will not exclude an applicant, unless there are an egregious number or a pattern of disregarding disabled parking, or something similar that indicates a lack of integrity. But do the right thing and make sure your fines are paid.

  • Are there any other automatically disqualifying factors?

    In addition to certain criminal and driving related convictions, these may also be cause for automatic disqualification:

    • Inability to obtain an Oregon or Washington driver's license.
    • Dishonorable discharge from any branch of the US Armed Forces (some exceptions may apply).
    • Discharge from another law enforcement or corrections agency for cause that would be basis for discharge from MCSO.
    • Evidence of cheating, dishonesty or willful misleading during any part of the application process.
  • What other information will I need to include on the Personal History Statement?

    The Personal History Statement (PHS) requires comprehensive information. You will be asked for a full employment history and will need to provide the names and phone number of all previous employers from the last 10 years.

    We will ask for the details of your family members, and of your current and former significant others. You will be asked to list all former complete addresses you have had in the past 10 years.

    It is extremely important that you are honest and accurate. The word “ever” is used frequently throughout the PHS. Ensure that you report any event, action or incident that has occurred at any point in your life, regardless of how long ago it occurred or if you believe there no longer is any documentation listing the event. If there is something you are concerned about telling us, it is much better for you to be completely honest and discuss the details and context with the Background Investigator than it is to be untruthful. We take integrity seriously.

    Dishonesty at any stage is a disqualifier from the process.

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    Explore the Portland area

    Extraordinary natural surroundings, world-class dining and a thriving cultural center are all part of life in Multnomah County.

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    MultCo Benefits

    Multnomah County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to employees.

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    National Testing Network

    Corrections Deputy candidates who attain a passing score of 70% or higher on the REACT exam will be placed on the eligibility list.

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