Columbia County, OR
  • 23-Jun-2022 to 21-Jul-2022 (PST)
  • St Helens, OR, USA
  • 3026-4435 $3,026-$4,435 per month
  • Salary
  • Full Time, 40 hours

Excellent Benefit Package, effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Columbia County Sheriff

Announcement# 2022-036

Closing Date: July 21, 2022

Salary: $3,026 - $4,435 per month

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for entry-level Corrections Technician to be a part of the team dedicated to solving community problems, the reduction of crime, and the preservation of laws, ordinances and the constitutional rights of all people within our jurisdiction.

The CORRECTIONS TECHNICIAN position is full-time, 40 hours (plus regular required overtime) on a rotating shift basis (day/swing/night), Civil Service, and Union represented. Veterans and those who have never worked in the field are encouraged to apply.


This position works in the secure portion of the County Jail, in the Control Room, which is a small enclosed working area located at the secured center of the Jail pods (the cells in which the inmates reside). The Corrections Technicians are not sworn law enforcement officers and are prohibited from having direct physical contact with inmates. However, the Technicians regularly have contact with inmates over the intercom system.

The Control Room contains a computer and software system that controls facility access to include opening and securing doors. The Technician's responsibility is to remotely control all access (for employees, inmates and visitors) throughout the entire facility, but especially in the secure portion of the Jail. The Technician is normally required to stay in the Control Room during the work shift (except for scheduled meals and scheduled breaks). The Technician cannot leave the Control Room without being relieved by another employee. The Technician cannot have any contact with inmates when coming or going to the Control Room.

The Columbia County Jail is a year round, 24/7 operation and as such, the Technician can be assigned to work as scheduled. Work on holidays and weekends is required. The Corrections Technicians communicate with the Corrections Deputies on duty via radio. After a training period, the Technician is usually on shift in the secure Control Room alone.

DUTIES: Provide support to Corrections Deputies in maintaining the security and welfare of inmates in the Columbia County Jail. Work involves monitoring and operating the automated security system, maintaining jail records, processing warrants and summonses, and operating various types of office equipment. Ensure control of jail security through voice and automated locking devices. Differentiated from Corrections Deputy by the lack of daily physical contact with inmates.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school graduate, preferably with additional training in the field of law enforcement. Preference given for work experience in a correctional setting. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above described duties may be acceptable.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of, or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. Law Enforcement Data System Certification. Possession of, or ability to obtain within three (3) months of employment, a current first aid/CPR card. Possession of an appropriate Oregon motor vehicle operator's license and must be insurable under the County's liability coverage.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be free of criminal convictions which would affect the ability or perception of the ability to perform this position. Successfully pass a written test, pre-hire drug & alcohol test and psychological screening.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of the function, organization, purpose and procedures of a correctional facility. Knowledge of record keeping procedures and general office practices. Familiarity with computers systems and their use. Skill in typing and accurate data entry.

Ability to remain calm and rational in a high stress environment. Ability to prioritize and use common sense to make decisions during emergency situations. Ability to operate variety of telecommunications and other computerized equipment. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information encountered. Ability to prepare accurate and complete reports. Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies, County officials and the general public.

Join our team - Columbia County online application must be completed - Apply today!

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