DEPUTY SHERIFF

JOB OPENINGS: Currently accepting applications for entry-level and lateral Deputy positions. Entry level Deputies start at $42,270 annually. Deputies, upon graduation from the academy, increase to $50,000 annually. There is a three-year employment commitment upon completion of the academy.  Lateral level Deputies start at $50,000 annually.

Benefits include: Maryland LEOPS Retirement Participant, personal patrol vehicle program, health insurance, paid leave, all equipment and uniforms provided.

Submit applications to the address on the application. To apply, please visit: http://qac.org/839/Employment-Opportunities and search by title using 'Deputy.'

The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Hiring Process

At the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff, we have our applicants go through a comprehensive series of tests and exams designed to narrow the field of applicants to advance those who are most qualified. There are two different hiring processes for hiring a Deputy, applicants who are already a certified police officer and one for an uncertified police officer.

Certified Police Officer

If you are MPTC Certified or equivalent for out of state officers, you are required to submit an application. Once the application is received, the Sheriff’s Office will communicate with you to set up an interview.  To apply, visit http://qac.org/839/Employment-Opportunities and search by title using 'Deputy.'

Uncertified Police Officer

A basic application is required and prescreening questionnaire convey an applicant’s interest and eligibility. Once an application is received, we will communicate with you on the next test date. All applications are good for one year and we are ALWAYS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.  To apply, please visit: http://qac.org/839/Employment-Opportunities and search by title using 'Deputy.'

Written Exam

The written exam is a standardized test used to assess general aptitude and does not require any knowledge specific to law enforcement. The written exam tests an applicant’s reading comprehension, problem-solving/judgment skills, memory and writing skills. You will know by the end of the test if you passed or failed. Once the written test has started NO ONE will be able to enter late. We do not reschedule test dates unless it is an emergency. We do not give out the ranking position.

Physical Agility Test

In an effort to assess a candidate’s physical ability, the Office of the Sheriff requires Deputy applicants to complete a physical agility test. The agility test is based on assessments which have been shown to have a high probability of determining job function readiness as it pertains to law enforcement duties. The tests are a percentage of what will be required for successful completion of the entrance level academy. Successful completion of these tests will be one requirement of the hiring process.

Three assessments are required to be completed by the applicant

Bent-leg sit ups in one minute
Age Male                        Minimum to pass Female                   Minimum to pass
20-29 29 24
30-39 26 19
40-49 22 15
50+ 18 11
Pushups in one minute
20-29 22 11
30-39 18 8
40-49 14 7
50+ 10 7
1.5 mile run
20-29 16:04 19:17
30-39 17:00 19:57
40-49 18:06 21:13
50+ 19:17 22:24

 

Before an applicant will be allowed to participate in this assessment, he or she must complete a waiver to participate in physical agility testing.  This waiver must be signed by his or her physician and validates that the applicant is physically able to participate in the physical agility screening test without undue risk. It also advises the candidate that the Office of the Sheriff is not responsible or liable for any injuries an applicant may receive while participating in this assessment. You will know at the end of the test if you passed or failed.

Oral Interview Board

Oral interviews serve as a chance to discuss your qualifications and gauge your fit with the agency. During the oral interview, you will be evaluated on your general appearance and demeanor, communication skills, understanding of and interest in policing as a career, and response to questions and scenarios. After the oral interview, you will be ranked and your file kept open for one year. We will not proceed further until there are openings.

Background Investigation

A thorough background check will be conducted to ensure that you do not have any personal or professional issues that would preclude you joining our agency. Background investigators will review your employment history, character references, academic records, residency history, criminal history, credit history, and driving record.  A background investigation typically includes a fingerprint check and interviews with those who know you, including previous employers, school or military personnel, neighbors and family members.

Drug Testing

Drug tests are routinely administered to check for the presence of illegal substances.

Polygraph

A polygraph will be administered, commonly known as a “lie detector test”, to verify information submitted throughout the application process.

Psychological Testing

Just as we want to ensure you are physically fit for the job, we also want to ensure that you are psychologically stable and mentally fit to handle the job. This evaluation is made through a written psychological exam and a follow up with an interview by a psychologist.

Medical Exam

The physical exam will evaluate if you are medically fit to meet the physical requirements of the job. This is conducted by the department certified physician and paid for by the county, with no cost to the applicant.

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