POSITION TITLE: Deputy Sheriff
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office
SALARY: $37,000 with guaranteed annual increases
POSITION REPORTING: Corporal
The position of Deputy Sheriff is a law enforcement position requiring advanced education, training and/or experience. The position requires the deputy to uphold the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America, as well as, the Constitutions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America.
The role of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputy sheriff is to serve and protect the citizens of the County and its judicial system through efficiency and professionalism.
Applicants must be a United States citizen, be 21-years-old or older, and possess a high school diploma or equivalent at the time of application. Applicants that do not have ACT 120 certification must complete a 19-week ACT 2 deputy sheriff training program at Pennsylvania State College, or 24-week ACT 120 Municipal Police Academy training at Montgomery County Community College.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (depending on assigned unit)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Essential and marginal functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, running or walking for prolonged periods of time; adequate speech, hearing, and eyesight required; medium to heavy lifting; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping and climbing; the use of fingers, both hands and both arms; the use of both legs; may be required to take offensive and/or defensive action during physical confrontations; ability to discharge a firearm; the ability to operate motorized equipment and/or assigned vehicles; carry, push, pull, drag or hold medium to heavy weight objects; visual acuity and ability to distinguish color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Environment consists of indoor and outdoor conditions, some may be extreme; exposure to emergency public safety environment; exposure to emergency and disaster situations; exposure to potentially hostile environments; exposure to dangerous and/or hostile people; animal and human body fluids; hazards of emergency driving; hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic; working in and near natural and man-made disasters, exposure to inclement weather conditions; may be required to work in and around heavy vehicles and equipment; possible exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes and gases when assisting in emergency calls; possible exposure to hazardous chemicals, high voltage and toxic materials; exposure to waste and infectious diseases; frequent contact with the public.
OTHER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications may be hand-delivered to the MCSO at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 2 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19404 on the first floor, (OR) mailed to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404. Applications must include a non-refundable money order or cashier’s check for $25.00 payable to ‘Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Be sure to complete the application completely and accurately.
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: The first step in assessing qualifications is the requirement of successful completion of a physical agility test. This test is based on the mandated physical fitness requirements of the Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriff’s Training Academy. You can find a detailed description of the test in our Physical Fitness Standards section.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONNAIRES: After successful completion of the physical agility test, you will be given numerous documents to complete. These will include a Personal History Statement, which is an extensive long form of past residences, employment, education, acquaintances, and personal information. You will bring your completed documentation to the Sheriff’s Office. All responses will be verified during the background investigations. Omissions and inaccurate or dishonest responses will be grounds for disqualification.
ORAL PANEL INTERVIEW: The interview is a panel conducted by, supervisors/command level staff, or field training officers. You will spend about 30 minutes answering a series of questions designed to evaluate your suitability for the position. Personal responsibility, ability, judgment, communication skills, and your level of preparedness will be evaluated.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: We will conduct a thorough investigation of your past and current conduct, relationships, employment and social media activities. Dishonesty or omission of any information will be cause for disqualification.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Applicants with a conditional job offer will be sent to a medical doctor for a medical screening and an examination after appointment and employment.
ADDITIONAL SCREENING PROCEDURES:
RE-APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants, who fail to complete any of the above listed selected standards, may re-apply for consideration. Candidates who fail due to unacceptable background will not be reprocessed. Exceptions can be authorized on a case by case review by the Sheriff. Applicants remain eligible for consideration for no less than six months, and no more than 12 months from the date of receipt of their initial application. Applicants who complete all elements of the selection standards will be placed on an eligibility list and will be considered for appointment on an as-needed basis. Applications will be held active in the candidate pool for 90 days. Applicants will be kept apprised of their status during the selection status.
DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
If you have any questions regarding the hiring process, please contact:
Captain Gregory L. Womelsdorf at email@example.com
If you have any questions about the status of your application, please contact:
Administrative Assistant Maria Tsipras at firstname.lastname@example.org