FAQs-Deputy Sheriff Employment
All deputy sheriff positions are filled, so the Sheriff's Office is not hiring at this time. We are not accepting applications nor maintaining any applications on file; therefore, please do not submit an application until this notice is removed.
- Deputy Sheriff I $47,196.03 - $76,878.26*
- Private First Class $49,353.20 - $80,393.04*
- Master Deputy Sheriff $51,707.34 - $84,228.77*
- Sergeant $54,292.78 - $88,440.14*
- 2nd Lieutenant $57,006.56 - $92,858.48*
Range of pay for each rank indicated above is an estimate.
The differential is $.90/hour to $1.30/hour for each evening or overnight shift.
Out-of-state applicants may have to travel twice to our location for their deputy sheriff process. The initial trip will include a polygraph examination and jail tour. The second trip will include the rest of the process. After successfully passing all the steps, the applicant will be recommended for hiring if he or she appears to be a viable candidate. Applicants that live in this area may have several appointments spread over time. Both out-of-state and nearby applicants go through the same process and the same steps in the process.
Our application instructions include links to the resume-building tool and the personal history statement.
There are several steps in the selection process, which may take six to eight months to complete. Learn more.
A background investigator will contact you once he or she reviews your personal history statement Please wait to hear from a background investigator about your process. You will NOT be contacted if you have not completed step 2 in the two-step application process.
Please complete the residential history in its entirety, including neighbors, landlords and/or roommates. If you do not know your neighbors' names, you still must include six street addresses which are in the vicinity of your residence.
The employment history must include ALL employment in your
lifetime. Please try to be as accurate as possible.
Include all the information requested for each reference. Incomplete information will lead to delays in the process.
Try to send in as many supporting documents as possible with your personal history statement. If you are waiting for high school or college transcripts, then please note in your packet that you have requested the transcripts and will send them separately.
Your background investigator will contact you and give you information on how to have your education evaluated to show it meets the minimum requirement of a United States education.
If you held a driver's license in another state, you will have to supply our agency with your driver transcript from that state. Contact that state's department of motor vehicles.
Yes, your personal history statement needs to be notarized by a current notary public prior to sending your packet to our office. Notary addresses can be found online or in the phonebook
The hiring process may take as long as six to eight months. Your process can be delayed for multiple reasons, including missed appointments and incomplete documentation. To be successful in the application process, you must follow all of the directions.
Career development can include training, promotional opportunities and participation in specialty units. Deputy sheriffs are eligible for promotion to Private First Class (PFC) after two years of satisfactory service. Promotion to Master Deputy Sheriff (MDS) is a competitive process open to PFCs with five years of satisfactory service. Promotion to supervisory positions is accomplished through a competitive testing process. After graduation from the academy, deputies must maintain their law enforcement certification by attending training at our academy or at outside training facilities through approval. In addition to these opportunities, a deputy sheriff can try out for specialty units outside of their normal duties, such as the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team, Honor Guard or Bike Team. These units are not freestanding so they are used only on an as-needed basis.
The 2-2-3 schedule consists of working two weeks within a pay period on the following schedule:
Monday, Tuesday: Work 2 days
Wednesday-Thursday: Off 2 days
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Work 3 days
Monday, Tuesday: Off 2 days
Wednesday-Thursday: Work 2 days
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Off 3 days
The academy runs Monday through Friday, eight hours each day. The schedule includes classroom/practical time and training, whether defensive tactics or physical training. Each recruit will attend the academy for about six months, earning to earn the following certifications:
- Law Enforcement Certification
- Deputy Sheriff Certifications - Jail Security, Court Security and Civil Process
- CPR/First Aid Certification
Uncorrected vision up to 20/200 is allowed, provided there has been at least six months of successful wearing of soft contact lenses. Without soft contact lenses, uncorrected vision cannot be worse than 20/100. In any case, vision must be correctable to 20/20.