Employment Information

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The Cole County Sheriff’s Department is seeking highly motivated individuals for the position of Patrol Deputy with a starting salary at $35,000. Salary is accompanied by an employee benefits package, which includes health and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacation.  Retirement benefits include CERF, Lagers, and deferred compensation currently matching 50% on the dollar up to 6%.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:  21 years old, be P.O.S.T. Certified, possess a valid Missouri Drivers License, type 25 wpm, take a written test, pass a background check, drug test, polygraph, and be willing to work various shifts and flexible hours.  

Applications may be acquired at the Cole County Sheriff’s Office, 350 E. High Street, Jefferson City, MO or at www.colecountysheriff.org.  Applications with typing test will be accepted until Friday March 31, 2017 at 4 p.m.   EOE. 

Additional Information
After the written application, résumé, and cover letter have been received, candidates must successfully complete each stage of the competitive screening and employment process. The expectations are as follow 

• Written Test
• Oral interview
• Background investigation
• Interview with the Sheriff
• Psychological and medical examination, to include drug screening
• Physical ability assessment
• Twelve (12) month probationary period from date of appointment