'Come find your why': Join Multnomah County to make a positive impact on community safety

November 21, 2023

The DCJ team is composed of a richly diverse group of people from all walks of life, each of whom brings their own unique experience and story.

At Multnomah County, we take pride in the more-than-6,000 employees who make up our mighty workforce. Their contributions extend far beyond the time clock, as they invest in the lives of individuals, families and communities. This rings especially true for the passionate staff at the Department of Community Justice (DCJ) who are committed to the department’s vision of "Community Safety through Positive Change."

We are seeking qualified individuals to join the Department of County Justice in a variety of roles, including mental health consultant, juvenile custody services specialists and more. Together, these positions are vital parts in maintaining community safety.

The DCJ team is composed of a richly diverse group of people from all walks of life, each of whom brings their own unique experience and story. Come find your why by joining the team to make a positive, lasting impact on individuals and our community.

Multiple roles are available!

DCJ employees work collaboratively across the County and the community to address critical community safety needs. In others, they work directly with youth and their families to help change the trajectory of young people engaged in risky behavior. DCJ staff can also write and gather information for reports that help teams chart the best path forward for justice-involved individuals. 

Open positions currently include:

More positions are open at: multco.us/jobs 

Multnomah County offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package, generous paid leave and more.

Hear from staff who found their “why”

Many Department of Community Justice staff have shared their “why,” and the range of answers helps tell the story of Multnomah County.

De’Andre Frison, a juvenile court counselor with DCJ’s Juvenile Services Division, told us:

“When I was 13 years old I was placed on probation, during that process I realized there wasn’t somebody that had lived experience that had actually gone through the things I was going through at the time. So I knew that once I had the opportunity to be that individual and provide my lived experience to be guidance for the youth going through that same process, I had to take full advantage of that opportunity. You’re a mentor, you're a family advocate.”

Parole and Probation Officer Jacqueline Jones, who works in DCJ’s Adult Services Division, shared: 

“It’s important for you to care about people — care about their well-being — - regardless of where they’ve come from or what they’ve done, but also to be comfortable with following through and drawing a line when you’ve set a boundary. It’s your responsibility as a probation officer in executing that authority when it’s necessary.”

About Multnomah County’s Department Of Community Justice

Vision ~ Community Safety through Positive Change 

Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department's commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county's highest risk and highest need justice-involved individuals. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training.