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Deputy Sheriff

The Sheriff's Office is building an eligibility list for future classes of Deputy Sheriffs. Interested candidates must register with the National Testing Network, sign up for a testing date, and complete the pre-employment test and personal history questionnaire (PHQ). Candidates who pass the pre-employment examination will be contacted directly by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  The PHQ will be reviewed for applicants who pass the pre-employment examination.  Applicants are reminded that providing false information at any point in the process is grounds for removal from the hiring process.

Although NTN allows candidates to test every six (6) months, candidate scores are only accepted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office once per calendar year.

To Schedule a Test:

To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select "Corrections Jobs", pick state as "Ohio"  and sign up for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Prior Service Incentives:
Please note, all newly hired deputies who possess their peace officer training certification shall be assigned to Deputy (POTC) classification upon written approval from the Sheriff. In addition, applicants with prior service with the Sheriff, as a Corrections Officer with the State of Ohio or a county agency within the State of Ohio, or as a full-time sworn Peace Officer within the State of Ohio may afford the applicant increased vacation leave accrual  and/or transfer of unused sick leave.

All correspondence will be sent to the e-mail address provided to NTN. Therefore, it is critical that applicants provide a current e-mail address that is checked regularly. Applicants will be notified by e-mail to self-schedule for the initial interview date and time.  The date and time for the initial interview has not been scheduled yet. 

Candidates may only test to be considered for employment with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office once per calendar year. 

Only Deputy candidates who have been notified of successful completion of the Corrections Pre-Employment testing with the National Testing Network may access the Sheriff's Office Deputy employment application below.

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for more information, please contact the fcso human resources office