Deputy Sheriff
The Hampshire County Sheriff's Office is
accepting applications for the position of
Deputy Sheriff, to further establish an
applicant eligibility list.  Applications for
employment may be obtained from the
Hampshire County Sheriff's Office, Monday -  
Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and
4:00 PM, or downloaded from this website.


Applicants will be notified of the date and time of the
Physical Agility Test at a later date.

Starting salary:
Non-Certified Officers: $25,000.00

Certified Officers: $31,800.00
Two Sheriff's cruisers at the scene of a traffic accident
DEPUTY SHERIFF - JOB DESCRIPTION-
Duties include but are not limited to:  Making
preliminary investigations of criminal offenses;
completing necessary paperwork as required by
Sheriff's Department policy and/or state law; be
capable of effectively making arrests;
apprehending and transporting mentally disturbed
persons; transport of prisoners to and from jail;
conduct search warrants; serve civil papers when
necessary; investigate traffic crashes;  court
security, etc..
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS -

Education - Must be a high school graduate or
must have obtained a GED or equivalent.
(preference may be given to applicants with
college degree)  Must take and pass the
prescribed civil service examination at
entrance level, with a minimum score of 70%

Experience - No law enforcement experience is
required.  However, preference may be given to
certified law enforcement officers and/or
applicants with prior military experience.
DEPUTY SHERIFF - Physical Agility Test
UPPER BODY STRENGTH - Applicant must be
able to complete 18 properly executed push-ups in
one minute.

MUSCULAR ENDURANCE - Applicants must be
able to complete 27 properly executed sit-ups in
one minute.

AEROBIC POWER -  Applicants must be able to
complete the 1.5 mile run within 15 minutes, 20
seconds.


**More information on the proper execution of the
above activities is located on the WV Division of
Criminal Justice Services Website.  
Click here to
open the WVDCJS web page.
Special Job Qualifications:

-  Good physical condition - physical exam
required prior to appointment.

-  Must pass a physical agility test prior to
appointment.  The mandatory PAT will be the
required test for entry-level applicants for the
academy.

- Vision: 20-20 corrected in each eye required

- Hearing: No deficiency allowed

- Valid WV driver's license required

- U.S. citizenship required

- Age requirement:  21 to 45 years of age

- Non-certified officers will be required to
complete a 16 week para-military style training  
held at WV State Police Academy in
Insitute, WV.
SPECIAL NOTE:

The Commission may refuse to examine an applicant or
after examination refuse to certify as eligible one, who is
addicted to  the habitual use of intoxicating liquors or
drugs; who is found to lack any of the established
qualification requirements for the position; who is
physically or mentally disabled as to render him unfit for
the performances of the duties of the class; who has
made false statement of material fact in this application;
who has used or attempted to use political pressure or
bribery to secure an advantage in the examination; who
has directly or indirectly obtained information regarding
the examination, to which, as an applicant, he was not
entitled; who has failed to submit their application
correctly or within the prescribed time limits; who has
taken part in the compilation, administration, or
correction of the examination for which he is an
applicant; who has previously been dismissed from a
position in the county for cause or has resigned while
charges for the dismissal for cause were pending; who
has been convicted of a crime; who has willfully violated
the provisions of these rules and regulations; who has
established an unsatisfactory employment or personnel
record as evidenced by reference check of such nature
as to demonstrate unsuitability for employment; who is
not within the age limits prescribed in the class
specifications. An extensive background check will be
conducted on any applicant prior to hiring.
The Hampshire County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.  
Employment Opportunities
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