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Oregon Employment Department: Burns Office Job Listings in Harney County

Harney County Application for Employment: Please follow one of the links below to access the Harney County Application for Employment form. The form is available as a Word or PDF document.

There are many times when the County has Request for Proposals (RFP), employment or other opportunities that need advertisement.   The County will post the documents and/or advertisements here and we encourage the frequent review of this page for the latest opportunities.  

Description Department/Office Responsible

911 Dispatch

Essential Functions/Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Answers emergency and non-emergency phone calls via multi-line telephones, assesses needs of caller and dispatches police, fire and/or medical response teams and equipment. Provides appropriate referrals, transfer and terminate calls or place outgoing calls when appropriate.
  • Give emergency instructions to the caller while responding units are in transit, including emergency medical pre-arrival instructions to the caller to render medical aid to the sick and injured until the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
  • Comply with regulations and requirements for the use of any data systems accessible through local, state, regional, federal or international networks ;( e.g. RMS, DMV and criminal justice information systems, LEDS, NCIC, Interpol, CPIC, etc.)
  • Enters accurate and orderly information into computer systems to generate calls for service; listens and talks to callers while typing information into the Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD), or recording information on a manual call card. Ensures public safety responders have accurate and updated call for service information.
  • Maintains working knowledge of geography of 9-1-1 service area; utilizes various electronic or paper maps, determines appropriate emergency response type, jurisdiction, and closest appropriate public safety apparatus (units) to deploy to various situations.
  • Correctly performs various computer operations to access sensitive and restricted law enforcement information systems; run local, state and national records checks on persons, vehicles and other property as requested by responding units: correctly disseminate the information.
  • Maintains appropriate security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Obtains and maintains all required certifications for the position. Abides by the Oregon Telecommunicator Code of Ethics.

Please follow this link to view the complete job posting.

This position is considered open until filled. The applicant can apply in person or call the Sheriff's Office at (541) 573-6028 to obtain a faxed or email application.


Reserve Corrections Deputy (Volunteer)

Purpose of Position:

Perform duties and maintain custody and surveillance of prisoners confined in the facility. All duties related to operation of the jail and inmates. Does related work as required.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Maintain custody and surveillance of prisoners confined in the facility. Observe and report prisoner behavior and physical condition.
  2. Control prisoner movement within the facility. Supervise and instruct prisoners on work crew and on prisoner program assignments.
  3. Collect evidence and property, interview witnesses, and coordinate inmate disciplinary hearings.
  4. Inspect prisoner's quarters, issue items to inmates, i.e., clothing, personal hygiene items, meals, related utensils, and bedding. Maintain written and computer logs, including medication and care logs, of activities and prepare reports.
  5. Process persons in and out of the facility. Review documents of arrest and commitment. Fingerprint, photograph, and search prisoners. Prepare necessary paperwork and reports.
  6. Maintain jail security, control entry to and movement within the facility, escort and transport and provide security for court appearances, hospital, and other outside detention of prisoners.
  7. Follow all safety rules and procedures for work area.
  8. Performs a variety of administrative support activities within the facility, e.g. telephone, files, computer entry, etc.
  9. Maintain work area by keeping it clean and orderly.

This position is considered open until filled. The applicant can apply in person or call the Sheriff's Office at (541) 573-6028 to obtain a faxed or email application.




  • Days/Hours: 20-30 hours per week
  • Salary/Benefits: Depending on Experience


The Home Health Aid (HHA) is responsible for the day-to-day provision of personal care services to the clients of Harney County Home Health and Hospice.  The Home Health Aid operates under and are guided by a written plan of care that is designed by the primary RN after evaluation of the patient and in conjunction with physician orders.  Home Health Aides are carefully trained in assisting patients to achieve maximum self-reliance; principles of nutrition and meal preparation; the aging process and emotional problems of illness; maintaining a clean, healthful, and pleasant environment; changes in the patient’s condition that should be reported; work of the agency and the health team; ethics and confidentiality; and record keeping.


The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions for this job, but do not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  The Director may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

The Home Health Aid will:

  • Assist with personal care activities (ADLs)
  • Assist with household tasks necessary to the client’s health care needs
  • Measures and records vital signs as indicated
  • Uses equipment and supplies safely
  • Please see the complete job posting for the full list of job functions


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to display excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Understands and responds to a diverse population
  • Ability to receive direction and exhibit self-motivated initiative to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to perform well in team environment, with staff at all levels, to achieve business goals
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Can work harmoniously and skillfully with other staff members, patients and their families
  • Must be flexible and able to tolerate change or changing demands
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work for self and direct reports as needed
  • Working knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Working knowledge of basic word processing software and the operation of standard office equipment
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security rules
  • Experience/ability to work as part of an Interdisciplinary Team
  • Current automobile insurance required
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license and/or reliable transportation required
  • Current CPR card required
  • Equivalent to high school education supplemented by additional training as Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Oregon with two (2) years related experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties

Please follow this link to view the complete job posting.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE AND TIME:  Open Until Filled Obtain an employment application and full job description from Human Resources, by email at or call 541-573-8373, The application is also available on the Harney County website under the Human Resource Department.