Application Process

Application Process
Anyone meeting minimum qualifications may apply for open positions. Applications are available only when eligibility lists are being established. When applying, carefully read the announcement and submit ALL requested forms and information by the closing date.

Examinations
Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be invited to the exam. The exam process varies with each classification. Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Deputy positions require a physical ability test.

Pre-Employment Screening Standards
After testing, but prior to being placed on an eligibility list, applicants will be screened to ensure they meet pre-employment screening standards.  Applicants who meet the pre-employment screening standards will be ranked on the eligibility list based on their exam score.

Background Investigation Process
Prior to appointment, an applicant must successfully complete a thorough Sheriff's Office background investigation. The background investigation may consist of, but is not limited to:

  • Personal history statement
  • Personal history check including an interview as well as criminal, credit, and reference checks
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological examination

Certification of Eligibility Lists
When a vacancy exists, the Sheriff's Office requests certification of the applicable eligibility list and is given the top three names on the list. Those candidates are interviewed, and the hiring authority selects one to hire. Appointment is contingent upon passing a medical examination.