The Board of Curry County Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the vacant position of Curry County Sheriff. Pursuant to ORS 206.015, applicants must: 1) be at least 21 years of age or older; 2) have at least four years’ experience as a full-time law enforcement officer or at least two years’ experience as a full-time law enforcement officer with at least two years’ post-high-school education; and 3) the person must not have been convicted of a felony or of any other crime that would prevent the person from being certified as a police officer under ORS 181.610 to 181.712. In addition, under ORS 204.016 candidates must be a citizen of the United States, an elector under the Oregon Constitution and a resident of Curry County for at least the last one year period. Prior to appointment, candidates must submit a Form F-25 and F-26 to the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (Attention: Debbie Anderson) to determine whether he/she is eligible to be a candidate for the office of Sheriff. If the candidate is not certified as a police officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training at the time of accepting appointment as a candidate, a person appointed to the Office of Sheriff must obtain the certification not later than one year after taking office.
Interested persons must submit a letter of interest and resume to the Curry County Personnel Office, Attention Julie Swift, at 94235 Moore Street, Suite 125, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444 by August 8, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. The Board of Curry County Commissioners will conduct interviews prior to appointment. Following the appointment, the term of the Sheriff will expire December 31, 2016. For further information regarding the appointment process, call the Curry County Commissioners Office at (541) 247-3296.