Deschutes County Jobs

Current employment opportunities are listed on Current Job Openings. Deschutes County only accepts applications for positions that are posted and actively open. Don't see a position you are interested in? Sign up for future notification through  Job Interest Cards.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application program, NeoGov. In order to use the program, you will need to create an account with using a unique email address. For a first-time users guide, please click on Guide to the Online Employment Application below under Supporting Documents.

Technical questions related to your account should be directed to (855) 524-5627.

It is the policy of Deschutes County to recruit and select the most qualified individuals for employment. Recruitment and selection is conducted to ensure open competition, provide equal employment opportunity, and to prohibit discrimination. 

Upon submission, the information provided in your application and supplemental responses will be compared with the requirements of the position. Your information will be screened for minimum qualifications based on your initial responses to the supplemental question portion of your application. All candidates will be evaluated and notified of their status via email. Please understand that, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to personal inquiries regarding candidate selection, or perform additional reviews or changes to applications.

Veterans Preference

Are you a Veteran?

If you are a veteran and would like to apply for Veterans Preference, please complete a Deschutes County Veterans Preference Form (located below under Supporting Documents) and submit it with the required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment. For full information, please click on Veterans Preference Instructions below. 

Required documentation only needs to be provided once. Information on applicants who meet the qualifications for Veterans Preference will be held in a database for all subsequent applications.

Deschutes County Volunteer Opportunities

Deschutes County would like to thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer. Becoming a volunteer is an incredibly rewarding opportunity and requires a big heart. There will always be people in Deschutes County that need help and being a volunteer is a wonderful way to give back. We are looking for people who are:

  • Compassionate             
  • Responsible
  • Dependable
  • Self-motivated
  • Trustworthy

Deschutes County relies on our volunteers to provide many important services that benefit Deschutes County residents. We actively recruit a large and diverse group of volunteer workers for multiple and tri-county programs. Our program opportunities include:

  • Health Services - Behavioral Health, Public Health, Shots for Tots, Public Health Reserve Corp
  • Sheriff's Office - Search & Rescue, Citizens Academy, Central Oregon Code Enforcement, Central Oregon Partnership for Youth, Emergency Services, Jail, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, COLD Case, Fraud Investigation, Posse
  • Parole and Probation
  • Juvenile Detention
  • District Attorney Victim's Impact Program
  • Veteran's Work Study

Each volunteer must complete an application packet and pass a background screening as determined by the activities and duties of the position. Volunteers will adhere to the same policies and procedures as Deschutes County employees, and must agree to abide by the same rules as an employee before they will be selected for appointment.

If you are interested in applying for or reviewing volunteer opportunities, please click on Volunteer Openings. For full information about Deschutes County Volunteers and Volunteer Service, please review Policy HR-11 below, under Supporting Documents. Questions may directed to

Pre-employment Documentation

If you have been instructed to provide pre-employment documentation by the Personnel Department, please click on the appropriate link below under Supporting Documents. Completed documents may be scanned and emailed to; faxed to (541)330-4626; or hand delivered to Deschutes County Personnel at 1300 NW Wall Street, Suite 201, Bend, OR 97701. If instructed to mail, please send documents to Deschutes County Personnel at PO Box 6005 Bend, OR 97708-6005.

Need Assistance?

Questions about a specific recruitment may be directed to the Deschutes County Personnel Department at Please include your correct contact information and the title of each position you are inquiring about.

Deschutes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Deschutes County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by State of Oregon, federal or local law.