Updated: November 28th, 2018


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Deputy Sheriff (Patrol Division)


Under direction: Drives patrol car to police assigned county areas and to aid in preventing crime, enforce laws, and respond to calls; observes area to detect suspicious activity; assists citizens, checks businesses and homes, responds to alarms, answers complaints, makes arrests, transports prisoners, administers first aid, etc.; operates police radio and communication equipment to transmit or receive information concerning suspects, motor vehicles, victims, incidents, arrests, complaints, etc.; conducts investigations; prepares and maintains a variety of reports and records; appears in court and testifies as necessary; operates and maintains firearms and other law enforcement equipment.  Enforces traffic laws; responds to and investigates traffic accidents; checks on suspicious vehicles; calls tow to impound vehicles; provides traffic control as necessary; performs escort duties.  Serves civil and criminal papers and court orders; prepares accurate, concise, and detailed reports and records relating to service process.  Assists other units and works with other departments requiring assistance to incidents and/or emergency situations as requested.  Performs miscellaneous law enforcement support duties; follows up on reports and cases; answers inquiries from public; maintains security of county facilities; maintains and services vehicles and equipment; maintains activities log; assists motorists and unlocks vehicles, etc.; may assume responsibility of officer in charge of scene.  Attends department meetings, training sessions, and certification programs/courses as required.  Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.  Maintains required licenses and/or certifications, including firearms proficiency and driver’s license.  Performs other related duties as assigned.  Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties.


Completion of secondary education or equivalent; possession of certificate of having successfully completed approved basic peace officer training program per section 109.77(A) of Ohio Revised Code; ability to successfully pass required employment checks such as criminal record, background checks (including polygraph examination), intelligence, physical, mental, and work-related tests; one (1) month’s training and/or experience in public relations or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; must be, or have the ability to become, a commissioned deputy sheriff.


– New employee – One (1) year.  Tenured employee – Six (6) months.


– See contract for steps or contact appointing authority.


– Submit your resume and letter explaining qualifications.


– Dave Evans, Human Resources Administrator


– Currently accepting applications.

Be a U.S. Citizen.

Be at least 21 years of age at the time your application is submitted.

Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Have a valid OHIO State Driver’s License

Be able to read, write and speak the English Language.

Be O.P.O.T.A. certified per section 109.77 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Vision: Must have corrected vision to 20/20.

Prior Experience: Preferred but not required.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers The following occurrences and/or incidents in a candidate’s background may result in disqualification from the selection process (but are not limited to): Felony Conviction Driving Disqualifiers Poor driving history. Drug Use Disqualifiers Illegal use of controlled substances and/or conviction for controlled substance violation. Employment Disqualifiers Poor work history to include abuse of sick leave, disciplinary actions showing disregard for policies and procedures, etc. Financial Disqualifiers Poor credit history including debts not being regularly paid. Additional Disqualifiers Other concerns deemed undesirable in a deputy sheriff position given the responsibilities incumbent to this position.

Contact Information: Dave Evans, Human Resources Administrator

Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office
600 Island Rd.
Circleville, Ohio 43113

E-mail Michael D. Evans

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