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Deputy - Minimum Qualifications and Standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least 18 years old at time of employment.
  • Possess a valid Ohio driver's license.
  • Pass the Corrections pre-employment examination with the National Testing Network.

For more information regarding pre-employment testing, click here.

To sign up to take the Corrections pre-employment test, click here


  • Qualified applicants must pass all phases of the pre-employment medical/physical examination, psychological evaluation and drug screening.
  • Must submit to a criminal, employment and personal background check.
  • Must complete a Computer Voice Stress Analysis.
  • Applicants are reminded that providing false information and non-disclosure of information requested at any point in the process is grounds for removal from the hiring process.

Deputy Probationary Period: One (1) Year.

To see a full job description for Deputy Sheriff, click here.