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Employment Testing
Physical Abilities Testing
What is the PAT?
To be considered for employment as an OYA Group Life Coordinator, applicants are required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical abilities test.  The following dates and locations are scheduled for candidates to participate in this activity.  Successful demonstration of the physical abilities outlined below and on the recruiting announcement will be required before candidates are referred for interviews.
To make an appointment, contact the area convenient to you (see schedule below).   If you reach voice mail, please leave the date and time you want to test, your full name (please spell your last name), and your telephone number.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes before the scheduled test time - we start promptly at the times indicated!  If you are late, you may be rescheduled to another date.
Because this is also part of the pre-employment process, there will be no compensation nor expenses paid for participation in the test.
Upon successful completion of the physical abilities test, you will receive confirmation of completion and your name will be coded on the list of eligible candidates as being qualified for further consideration.  If you are unable to successfully complete the physical abilities test, you may be retested after 30 days.
Please note the physical abilities test results are good for only one year.  If your test date exceeds one year, you must retest.

Required Physical Abilities
Candidates must be able to demonstrate they meet the following physical standards:
  • ability to climb a flight of stairs;
  • ability to run 100 yards, then jog 100 yards, and then exercise equivalent to using physical restraining force for 2 to 3 minutes;
  • ability to kneel, bend, turn and stand, turn and sit, reach and crawl;
  • ability to move (not carry) objects weighing from 10 to 162 pounds, up to 54 feet;
  • ability to handle, feel, and have finger dexterity;
  • acceptable vision of at least 20/30 (with or without correction) in both eyes, with peripheral vision of 160 degrees; and
  • have binaural hearing (aided or unaided) in ranges from 500 to 2000 Hz and from 20 to 60 db.

Testing Location Contacts


MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2630 North Pacific Highway

Contact:  Shelley Gerlach

Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility
2450 Strong Road SE
Contact:  Roderick Martin
Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility
1800 West Monroe
Contact:  Jackie Allum
541-573-313, ext. 221

Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility
4400 Lochner Road SE

Contact:  Alice True

RiverBend Youth Transition Program
58231 Oregon Highway 244
La Grande
Contact:  Paul Rankin
Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility
2001 NE "F" Street
Grants Pass 
Contact:  Pete Roberts
541-471-2862, ext 847
North Coast Youth Correctional Facility
1250 SE 19th Street
Contact:  Louise Stecher
503-861-7190, ext 222
Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility
6700 Officer Row
Contact:  Randy Bush
503-842-2565, ext.228