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Current Job Postings


Detention Officer

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Detention Officer.  Applicants must be able to work shift work on any and all departmental shifts (day, evening, midnight) as well as holidays.  Applicants must pick up an employment application in person at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.  Mandatory qualifications and skills are:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must possess a valid driver’s license (Excessive driving history may be a disqualifying factor)

Must not have been convicted of or entered a plea of nolo contender to any felony or misdemeanor crime dealing with force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor (including DUI), or controlled substances / narcotics – fingerprints will be submitted to TBI for verification

Must not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States - must provide DD-214 indicating HONORABLE DISCHARGE

Must be current on all court ordered child support payments (if applicable)

Must be free from any disorder as described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, impair the subject's ability to perform any essential function of the job or would cause the subject to pose a direct threat to public safety – psychological screening given by licensed health care provider qualified in psychiatric or psychological fields

Must submit to a thorough background check as well as pre-employment psychological, physical, and drug screening

Must have good moral character and work ethic as determined by a thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Office

Must have the ability to attend mandatory scheduled training, some of which may be conducted out of town

Must possess the ability to obtain required training certifications for the position

Must possess basic computing skills

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills including English usage, diction, grammar, and spelling

Must possess the ability to use patience and tact in dealing with inmates

Must be able to perform a number of tasks simultaneously (multi-tasking) with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and quickly assess, evaluate and respond to stressful situations

Must possess prioritization skills and the ability to make sound decisions using all available information

Must have the skills to accomplish tasks in a controlled, effective manner while working under stress

Must have skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including law enforcement personnel, coworkers, and the general public


Communications Officer

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Communications Officer.  Applicants must be able to work shift work on any and all departmental shifts (day, evening, midnight) as well as holidays.  Applicants must pick up an employment application in person at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.  Mandatory qualifications and skills are:

 Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must possess a valid driver’s license (Excessive driving history may be a disqualifying factor)

Must not have been convicted of or entered a plea of nolo contender to any felony or misdemeanor crime dealing with force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor (including DUI), or controlled substances / narcotics – fingerprints will be submitted to TBI for verification

Must not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States - must provide DD-214 indicating HONORABLE DISCHARGE

Must be current on all court ordered child support and/or student loan payments (if applicable)

Must be free from any disorder as described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, impair the subject's ability to perform any essential function of the job or would cause the subject to pose a direct threat to public safety – psychological screening given by licensed health care provider qualified in psychiatric or psychological fields

Must submit to a thorough background check as well as pre-employment psychological, physical, and drug screening

Must have good moral character and work ethic as determined by a thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Office

Must have the ability to attend mandatory scheduled training, some of which may be conducted out of town

Must possess the ability to obtain required training certifications for the position

Must possess basic computing skills

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills including English usage, diction, grammar, and spelling

Must possess the ability to type a minimum of 35 word per minute

Must be able to perform a number of tasks simultaneously (multi-tasking) with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and quickly assess, evaluate and respond to stressful situations

Must possess prioritization skills and the ability to make sound decisions using all available information

Must have the skills to accomplish tasks in a controlled, effective manner while working under stress

Must have skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including law enforcement personnel, coworkers, and the general public


Deputy Sheriff

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified applicants for Deputy Sheriff.  Duties normally consist of routine patrol, preliminary investigation and traffic regulation. Deputy Sheriff’s also may be assigned duties as detectives, court security officers, crime prevention officers, Department training officers, evidence technicians, field training officers, accident investigators, firearms instructors, hostage negotiators, dog handlers or special response team officers.

Applicants who must meet all requirements, pass all background checks, and successfully complete an interview process.  Applicants who are not currently P.O.S.T. certified must complete a basic police academy upon hire.  Applicants must pick up an application in person.

Mandatory qualifications and skills for the position are:

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must possess a valid driver’s license (Excessive driving history may be a disqualifying factor)

Must not have been convicted of or entered a plea of nolo contender to any felony or misdemeanor crime dealing with force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor (including DUI), or controlled substances / narcotics – fingerprints will be submitted to TBI for verification

Must not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States - must provide DD-214 indicating HONORABLE DISCHARGE.  Other than honorable or uncharacterized discharges do not qualify as an honorable discharge.

Must be current on all court ordered child support  and/or student loan payments (if applicable)

Must be free from any disorder as described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, impair the subject's ability to perform any essential function of the job or would cause the subject to pose a direct threat to public safety – psychological screening given by licensed health care provider qualified in psychiatric or psychological fields

Must submit to a thorough background check as well as pre-employment psychological, physical, and drug screening

Must have good moral character and work ethic as determined by a thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Office

Must have the ability to attend the entire basic recruit class as well as attend 40 hours of ongoing in-service training yearly

Must possess the ability to obtain required training certifications for the position

Must possess basic computing skills

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills including English usage, diction, grammar, and spelling

Must possess the ability to use patience and tact in dealing with the public

Must be able to perform a number of tasks simultaneously (multi-tasking) with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and quickly assess, evaluate and respond to stressful situations

Must possess prioritization skills and the ability to make sound decisions using all available information

Must have the skills to accomplish tasks in a controlled, effective manner while working under stress

Must have skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including law enforcement personnel from other agencies, coworkers, and the general public


 

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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