125 East 8th
Eugene, OR 97401



Office Hours
8:00am - 5:00pm

Human Resources 

The Lane County Sheriff's Office is a professional organization committed to dedicated service, community and each other's well being.  We value integrity, honor, creative problem solving and initiative.

Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff vacancies available to outside applicants are in the Corrections Division.

Deputy Sheriff - Corrections:
Maintain custody and surveillance of inmates confined in a correctional facility; observe, report, and control behavior and address physical condition; escort inmates and/or the public within the correction facility; supervise and instruct inmates in various work and rehabilitation programs; process inmates for intake, release or court.

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be at least 21 years of age.  Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th Grade, preferably supplemented by two years of college. Possession of a current Oregon driver's license and two years of experience dealing with the public.

Communications/Records/ Facility Security Officer  

Call-Taking/Dispatch:  Answer multi-line phone, which includes two direct lines from the 9-1-1 center; process emergency and non-emergency calls; dispatch officers in response to calls; operate computer-aided dispatch system; maintain related record-keeping functions.

Police and Corrections Records:  Maintain manual and automated file systems, operate various computer systems, answer phones, may interview prisoners, contact with the public and criminal justice agencies, process complex court orders, may handle cash and inmate property.

Corrections Facility Security/Central Control:  Coordinate movement of inmates and staff in the corrections facility; monitor alarm systems; maintain security of building; work in closed environment.

Minimum Qualifications:  Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade. A current Oregon driver's license and keyboarding speed of 35 net wpm and one year working with the public.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff 

Reserve Deputy Sheriff:  Reserve deputies provide volunteer law enforcement services of a temporary nature. Reserve deputies are sworn and possess full deputy authority. Reserve deputies work along with a regular deputy and may be assigned other duties for which they are deemed qualified.

Ways to qualify:  For "experienced" applicants only, must have graduated from a certified academy from any state and with two years of active duty (fulltime or Reserve) within the previous five years.

Other employment opportunities include:

Accounting; Human Resources; Office Support/Clerical; Mental Health Specialist; Corrections Certified Medical Aide; Corrections Cook; Corrections Health Nurse; Corrections Facilities Maintenance; Corrections Laundry;  Correctional Services Technician

Application Process Requirements

For a list of current postings visit the Lane County Website at:

Lane County accepts applications ONLY during an open recruitment. To learn about current openings: Call the Lane County Job Hotline at 541-682-4473 or visit the Lane County Website.  

For Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Deputy Sheriff or Communications Officer positions only, you may email your name and mailing address and which position interests you to the County Analyst HR assigned to the Sheriff's Office. We will contact you during our next recruitment. 

Pre-employment testing is required and is specific to each position. A comprehensive background investigation is conducted on all final applications. This includes: criminal background check, driving record check, physical examination (including a drug screen, vision and hearing testing). Certain positions also require psychological testing as a part of the background process.

For more information or minimum qualification requirements, see individual postings during an open recruitment for that position.