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Employment Information
 
The Licking County Sheriff's Office is comprised of five divisions employing 190 total employees (123 sworn; 67 civilian personnel). The agency attrition or turnover rate for 2010 was 5%. While the agency accepts any and all submitted applications, position openings or vacancies for the following classifications occur infrequently and are not posted on this webpage.
 
Applications will be continuously accepted for the following agency classifications:
  • Corrections Officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Clerk/Typist
  • Nurse (RN & LPN)
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Cook
  • Deputy Sheriff (Full-time or Auxiliary)*
*Due to a recent agency classification change, at this time we are accepting but not processing applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff (Full-time or Auxiliary) and do not intend on conducting a testing process for the Deputy classification until the year 2012 or later.
 
There are two methods by which applications may be obtained. The first is to pick one up at the Sheriff's Office Administration Lobby located at 155 East Main Street Newark, Ohio between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday. The other is to download the application from this site.
 
The below link will direct you to the employment application for the Licking County Sheriff’s Office. The Application for Employment is an Adobe PDF file. The file is read only; you cannot fill it out online. We ask that you print the application and then fill it out by hand prior to submission. We will not accept typed applications.
 
Once an application has been received, we will send you a notice that we are in receipt of the application packet. All applications are kept on file for a period of one calendar year from time of submission or date of last action within a particular hiring process. Applications may be dropped off at the Administration Lobby of the Sheriff's Office or sent via mail to:
 
Licking County Sheriff's Office
Attention: Sergeant Chad Carson
155 East Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
 
To obtain an application form in PDF format,click here!
 
Regardless of the position you are applying for, please ensure that you attach all requested and necessary documentation to the agency application prior to submission and have the application notarized. Incomplete applications will not be processed or given further consideration after submission.
 
 
 
Hiring Process for a Corrections Officer position:
Once your application is received, you will be sent an acknowledgement. Your application will then be reviewed for minimum qualifications. The minimum qualifications to be considered for a Corrections Officer position with this agency are as follows:
 
  • 18 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver's License
  • High school diploma or equivalency
 
If the applicant meets all of the basic minimum qualifications listed above, his or her application will be put on file for a period of one year. The agency conducts testing for Corrections Officer positions on an infrequent basis. Once a test date has been determined, candidates who have applications on file and meet the basic minimum requirements will be invited to attend testing.
 
The testing process for the Corrections Officer classification is as follows:
 
  1. Physical Agility Test
  2. Written Exam
  3. Panel Interview
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Final Interview
  6. Conditional Offer
    • Psychological Exam
    • Physical Exam
    • Drug Screen
 
Note: By agency policy, individuals employed as Corrections Officers with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office are not permitted to hold a peace officer certificate / commission from this or any other law enforcement agency in the State of Ohio. Individuals holding a peace officer commission are welcome to participate in Corrections Officer testing processes however will be required to relinquish their commission as a component of any conditional offer of employment that would be extended.
 
 
 
Hiring Process for a Deputy Sheriff (Full-time and Auxiliary) position:
 
Once your application is received, you will be sent an acknowledgement. Your application will then be reviewed for minimum qualifications. The minimum qualifications to be considered for a sworn position with this agency are as follows:
 
  • Current Ohio Peace Officer Certificate or currently enrolled in an OPOTA Basic Peace Officer Academy and will complete the program within six months of date of application submission or currently certified as a peace officer in another state, eligible for transfer under the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
  • 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver's License
  • High school diploma or equivalency
 
If the applicant meets all of the basic minimum qualifications listed above, his or her application will be put on file for a period of one year. The agency conducts testing for sworn Deputy Sheriff positions on an infrequent basis. Once a test date has been determined*, candidates who have applications on file and meet the basic minimum requirements will be invited to attend testing.
 
*Due to a recent agency classification change, at this time we are accepting but not processing applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff (Full-time or Auxiliary) and do not intend on conducting a testing process for the Deputy classification until the year 2012 or later.
 
The testing process for a Deputy Sheriff position is as follows:
  1. Physical Agility Test
  2. Written Exam
  3. Panel Interview
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Final Interview
  6. Conditional Offer
    • Psychological Exam
    • Physical Exam
    • Drug Screen
    • Firearms Proficiency Test
 
 
 
Hiring Process for a Civilian (Dispatcher; Clerk; Nurse; Social Worker; Maintenance Worker; Cook) position:
 
Once your application is received, you will be sent an acknowledgement. Your application will then be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those minimum qualifications for a civilian position with this agency are as follows:
 
  • 18 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver's License
  • High school diploma or equivalency
 
If the applicant meets all of the basic minimum qualifications listed above, his or her application will be put on file for a period of one year. When a civilian position becomes available within the agency, applications on file for that particular classification will be reviewed by the applicable Division Commander and Community Services Division personnel. The persons conducting the review will then generate a non-ranked list of potential candidates who will be invited to interview with a panel of three staff members from the particular division the position originates.
 
The hiring process for a civilian position is as follows:
 
  1. Panel Interview
  2. Background Investigation
  3. Final Interview
  4. Conditional Offer
    • Physical Exam
    • Drug Screen
 
 
 
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, religious preference, or any other legally protected status. The agency accepts all and any applications submitted.
 
Questions or inquiries regarding agency hiring processes may be directed to Sergeant Chad Carson, (740) 670-5529 or Email
 


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