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Occupational Report for Correctional Officers and Jailers (33-3012) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

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Employment Outlook for Correctional Officers and Jailers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Correctional Officers and Jailers There are 4 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 4 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Corrections Officer I 9/5/14 Pendleton $3,351/mo
Corrections Deputy 8/15/14 Burns $2,712/mo
Full Time Corrections Officer 7/7/14 La Grande $3,024/mo DOE
Corrections Deputy 4/28/14 Gold Beach $2,880/mo to $3,676/mo DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Correctional Officers and Jailers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 5 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 5 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Commissary Representative - Part Time 8/28/14 Eugene
Commissary Representative - Washington County 8/26/14 Hillsboro
Corrections Deputy 8/15/14 Multnomah County
Corrections Food Service Coordinator 7/23/14 Portland Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC)
Corrections Deputy 6/25/14 The Dalles
State of Oregon License Information for Correctional Officers and Jailers
License License Authority Web Site
Corrections Officer DPSST - Standards & Certifications
Wages for Correctional Officers and Jailers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $18.91 $20.98 $26.27 $29.29 $33.59 $25.55 $53,151
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 19.14 20.98 24.12 26.56 28.62 23.69 49,283
Multnomah / Washington 19.79 23.63 29.91 33.41 35.76 28.25 58,774
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 19.22 20.99 26.28 27.78 31.42 25.05 52,112
Coos / Curry 18.90 19.79 22.59 27.06 27.07 22.89 47,623
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 18.90 19.84 26.08 30.99 34.85 26.13 54,342
Morrow / Umatilla 18.90 19.35 22.10 26.50 27.66 23.00 47,848
Baker / Union / Wallowa 19.35 21.62 25.98 27.06 27.07 24.17 50,282
Grant / Harney / Malheur 18.90 20.21 25.94 27.06 27.07 24.00 49,918
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Correctional Officers and Jailers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 4,104 4,360 256 6.2% 26 109 135
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,034 1,059 25 2.4% 2 28 30
Grant / Harney / Malheur 596 615 19 3.2% 2 16 18
Multnomah / Washington 588 642 54 9.2% 5 16 21
Morrow / Umatilla 582 612 30 5.2% 3 16 19
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 187 202 15 8.0% 2 5 7
Lane 155 172 17 11.0% 2 4 6
Clackamas 128 139 11 8.6% 1 3 4
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 108 117 9 8.3% 1 3 4
Jackson / Josephine 90 97 7 7.8% 1 2 3
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 88 95 7 8.0% 1 2 3
Klamath / Lake 83 83 0 0.0% 0 2 2
Baker / Union / Wallowa 79 85 6 7.6% 1 2 3
Coos / Curry 77 84 7 9.1% 1 2 3
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 39 44 5 12.8% 0 1 1
Douglas 26 28 2 7.7% 0 1 1

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Correctional Officers and Jailers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 4,104
Total All Industries Federal 136
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 136
Total All Industries State 2,251
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 2,251
Total All Industries Local 1,703
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 1,703
Educational Requirements for Correctional Officers and Jailers The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Appropriate Physical Restraint
  • Apply Arrest, Search And Seizure Law
  • Apply Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Apply Intervention Techniques
  • Apply Mediation Techniques
  • Communicate Details Concisely And Consistently
  • Conduct Body Searches
  • Conduct Legal Searches
  • Conduct Prisoner Pre-Release Activities
  • Enforce Laws, Ordinances And Regulations
  • Guard Prisoners In Correctional Institutions
  • Guard Prisoners In Transit Between Jail, Courtroom, Or Other Points
  • Monitor Inmate Activity
  • Operate And Monitor Surveillance Equipment
  • Operate Screening Devices Such As Metal Detectors And X-Ray Equipment To Prevent Passage Of Prohibited Articles
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Perform Cpr
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide First Aid
  • Reach Conclusions Quickly In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Recognize Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Resolve Conflicts
  • Use And Maintain Emergency Medical Equipment
  • Use And Maintain Firearms
  • Use Appropriate Physical Response In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Law Enforcement Methods And Procedures
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Correctional Officers and Jailers The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Sumner College
8909 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97219-4063
Phone: (503) 223-5100
Programs of Training:
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Academy of Legal Investigators
3303 Ward Court NE
Salem, OR 97305-1546
Phone: (503) 393-8488
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7121
Phone: (541) 882-3521
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Correctional Officers and Jailers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Lane Community College
Oregon Coast Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Correctional Officers and Jailers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Police And Sheriff'S Patrol Officers 49%
Transit And Railroad Police 40%
Detectives And Criminal Investigators 40%
Fish And Game Wardens 39%
First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers 37%
First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives 32%