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Department Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Springfield, OH

Job Announcement

Clark County Sheriff’s Office, OH Police Jobs The Clark County Sheriffs Office
is now accepting applications for the position of

Deputy Sheriff


This is a public servant job based on public trust, competency, and credibility.  It is a critical requirement of this position that the incumbent has the desire and the ability to perform and behave (on duty as well as off duty) in a manner that does not cause damage or endanger the loss of trust and credibility with the public, the court systems, co-workers, or other law enforcement and public safety agencies.

The incumbent performs law enforcement duties and non-law enforcement duties directly related to public safety and service.  These duties include, but are not limited to: promoting and maintaining public image, responding to calls for service of a non-enforcement nature, preventing, detecting and investigating crime, enforcing violations of criminal and traffic statutes, jail and court security, serving criminal warrants and providing protection services

The incumbent must have the competency, initiative, and willingness to work a majority of assigned hours without direct supervision.  He or she must have a cognitive ability and desire to understand and interpret organizational rules, policies, and practices in a manner that solves problems while at the same time promotes this organization’s public image and mission.

Because the majority of duties in this position are preventive and peacekeeping in nature, the incumbent, when not responding to calls for service or on assigned duties, must be willing to self-initiate public relations and preventative and enforcement work in those areas designated by management as priorities for this job.  This means, in many instances, the incumbent must be able and willing to know what to do before having to be told what to do.

The incumbent must also be able to interact comfortably, lawfully, efficiently, and often quickly with a wide variety of citizens and citizen’s groups who may have a multiplicity of problems and have need for enforcement and safety related services.

Duties are frequently performed under a variety of known and unknown working conditions.  Calls for service are often repetitive and sedentary in nature, punctuated with diversity.  Sudden changes in service demands tax the extremes of the incumbent’s physical and mental resources.  For these reasons, it is imperative that the incumbent poses and maintains a physical and mental condition which will enable him or her to perform the expected duties and tasks of the job.

Personal and public safety consciousness, knowledge of and strict adherence to the observation of the civil liberties of all persons and citizens, the ability and desire to demonstrate competent performance without direct supervision, and the desire and ability to promote and project a positive public image are critical requirements of this position.


Effective January 1, 2019 starting salary is $18.00 per hour ($37,437.75 yearly). After 9 steps, given annually, the ending salary is $62,605.45

Benefits include:


Clark County is comprised of 403 square miles with a population of 133,000. We have an open application process and typically hire 5-7 deputies per year. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office handles approximately 40,000 law enforcement calls for service annually. Our average jail population is approximately 220 inmates.  Clark County is home to Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College, as well as several state and local parks, recreational waterways, bike pathway system, art, business and manufacturer centers and open green spaces.  Springfield is the county seat of Clark County and plays host to the Champion City Kings prospect league team.  

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 150 sworn deputies, 30 Communication Operators and 12 civilians. The Office is comprised of four divisions; Criminal Investigations, Uniform Patrol, Jail and Professional Standards. Each division is managed by a division Lieutenant. Three Majors oversee operations of the department with oversight from the Chief Deputy and the elected Sheriff. First line personnel report directly to a Sergeant.   All new deputies begin their career assigned to the Jail for at a minimum of one year during which time they are on probationary status. The Fraternal Order of Police is affiliated with agency personnel for contract and labor related matters.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County are equal opportunity employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



The physical agility test is the first step in the selection process after submitting an application. You are required to pass this test to move on to the Structured Oral Interview Board. The physical agility test is an ten step, obstacle course focused on essential job functions.  The test does not include a traditional distance run, sit ups or push ups.  


  1. Submit application through PoliceApp.com
  2. Physical agility test
  3. Structured Oral Interview Board
  4. Polygraph Exam
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Meeting with the Sheriff
  7. Conditional Offer of Employment
  8. Drug screen and physical exam
  9. Final offer

Please direct questions regarding this position to bbarnhart@clarkcountyohio.gov

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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