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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.



Job Information: 37.5 HRS/WK, $45.84 TO $67.74/ hour DOE

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Physician Assistant is a professional nurse prepared at the Master’s or Doctorate level who is an expert in Family Practice of nursing and collaborates with the multidisciplinary treatment team. He/she is able to perform advanced or specialized nursing practice and the performance of acts of medical diagnosis and treatment. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment plans and/or referral will be made in accordance with medical protocols on file and/or evidence-based standards of care as published in current literature.  A supervising physician will be available to the nurse practitioner for consultation, referral, and periodic chart reviews.


Mandatory Requirements

  • Master's or Doctorate degree in nursing; completion of a state acceptable Family Nurse Practitioner's program; a minimum of one years’ experience is desirable. National certification Family Practice is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures, medical and lab equipment and testing procedures, medication.
  • Considerable knowledge of motivational interviewing and counseling techniques.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, deal tactfully and patiently with clients, establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data, use initiative and judgment, maintain effective working relationships with other related agencies, professionals and citizen groups, perform and record total physical examination, obtain vaginal, cervical, urethral and rectal cultures, and other laboratory specimens appropriate.
  • Skill in diagnostic procedures for diseases and the drug therapy needed for treatment of these medical conditions. Must be proficient in the use of medical and laboratory equipment.

Please follow this link to view the complete job posting.

Application Closing Date and Time:  Until Filled. Obtain an employment application 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.




  • Days/Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary/Benefits:Minimum $22.14 DOE, dependent upon with or without  degrees
  • M-F some weekends, benefitted


The position is a full-time joint position between Harney, Grant, and Baker County, based in Burns. A Disease Investigative Specialist is a public health professional providing support to the health department in the fight against communicable disease, including COVID-19 and sexually transmitted infections. The Disease Investigative Specialist is responsible for contacting people with laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspected diagnoses of communicable disease and providing health education and guidance in order to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. This position will require prioritization, prompt action, and attention to detail in documentation and data management as multiple investigations could be conducted simultaneously. Disease Investigative Specialists are required to comply with policies and procedures provided by the health department and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) regarding confidentiality and data security. In addition, this position will work to educate the population through organizing a campaign through the department to raise awareness of communicable diseases in the counties.


  • Obtain and review patient demographic, location, laboratory, clinical, and risk information available in health department surveillance systems or other data systems in order to determine investigation priorities, per local protocols.
  • Initiate prompt communication with patients diagnosed with communicable disease through text, phone calls, email, and other communication platforms as necessary.
  • Employ dynamic communication and interpersonal skills, cultural competency and sensitivity, tactful language, and empathetic interviewing skills to build rapport and maintain trust with patients of varied backgrounds.
  • Verify patient’s identity during initial communications and prior to disclosing confidential information. Assure confidentiality and carry out efforts to locate and communicate with patients in a manner that preserves the confidentiality and privacy of all involved.
  • Obtain and document detailed information regarding patient diagnosis, demographics, communicable disease symptoms and their onset date(s), clinical course, underlying medical conditions, and other risk factors.
  • Review clinically documented and patient’s self-reported communicable disease symptom history to determine the time-frame when the patient was infectious and not under isolation (contact elicitation window).

Please follow this link to view the complete job posting.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE AND TIME:  April 29, 2022 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




  • Hours & Days: 37.5 hours per week (full time)
  • Salary/Benefits: $17.17 to $20.85 per hour (depending on experience) with full County benefits


Review and maintain patients schedule and medical records. Monitor immunization records, assist provider with patient exams. Under supervision by a provider and as qualified, provide some direct patient care. Prepare rooms for procedures. Clean & sterilize equipment and instruments. Communicate with providers, pharmacies and agencies. Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas. Cooperatively work with clinic staff, patients, other agencies, and the public to provide quality customer service. 100% confidentiality required regarding patient care and medical records. Maintain proficiency by attending trainings and meetings as needed.


Knowledge of medical office procedures including general knowledge of medications and drug classifications. General knowledge of English, grammar, spelling, data entry and retrieval, and computer applications software. General knowledge of math, medical terminology and health. General knowledge of confidentiality concepts and requirements. Ability to communicate clearly with healthcare professionals, public, customers and staff in a courteous manner. High school diploma or GED plus 6 months of related experience preferred.

Please follow this link to view the full job posting.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE AND TIME:  April 29, 2022 at 5 pm. Obtain an employment application and complete job description from Human Resources, by email at , call 541-573-8373, or find the application on our website under Human Resources.





  • Days/Hours: 40+ hours per week -Seasonal hours dependent on weather
  • Salary/Benefits: $17.17/hour approximately May-December depending on the weather.

The Harney County Weed Control office has two full-time seasonal position open.  This person(s) must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license.  Oregon Department of Agriculture Public Applicators license with Agriculture and/or Regulatory Weed categories preferred but not required initially. 


This position will work cooperatively with local agencies to inventory, map, and treat noxious weeds affecting Harney County mostly from ATV/UTV.    


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • This individual must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pack 45 pounds and work in various weather conditions.
  • Needs to be able to use and read topographical maps, GPS units, and digital camera.
  • This individual needs to be self-motivated, reliable and be able to work as a team member as well as independently;
  • Be able to operate and maintain spray equipment- including: ATV, UTV, pick up, sprayer unit, and trailer.
  • There will be some required overnight stays away from home and long hours.

Please follow this link to view the complete job posting.


May 2, 2022 Obtain an employment application and full job description from Human Resources, by email at or call 541-573-8373