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Employment Information
 
 
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of five divisions employing approximately 190 total employees (92 sworn; 96 civilian personnel). The agency attrition or turnover rate for 2014 was 8.7%. Agency job vacancies are not posted on this website.
 
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office offers full testing services through National Testing Network, Inc. Testing for the below listed classifications can only be completed when vacancies exist:
  • Full-Time Deputy Sheriff
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff
  • Civilian Corrections Officer
  • Communications / Dispatcher
 
To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select the desired job posting and sign up for the Licking County Sheriff’s Office.
 
What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
  • Completion for the application process
  • Review all information related to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy, Deputy, Corrections Officer or Communications/Dispatcher position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level testing.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at www.frontlinetest.com.
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.
 
Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the agency’s eligibility list. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office will contact candidates on the list and invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the agency selection process.
 
Applications for employment will be continuously accepted for the following agency non-sworn support staff classifications and do not require pre-employment testing offered by National Testing Network:
  • Clerk / Typist
  • Nurse (RN & LPN)
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Cook
There are two methods by which applications may be obtained. The first is to pick one up at the Licking County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lobby located at 155 East Main Street in Newark, Ohio between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday thru 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 in online. We ask that you print the application and then fill it out by hand prior to submission.
 
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 the date of submission or date of last action within a particular hiring process. Applications may be dropped off at the Administrative 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!
 
 
Hiring Process for Full-time and Reserve Deputy Sheriff:
Once the score has been received from National Testing Network, you will be sent a notice of entry into a particular hiring process. Only those candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to participate. The minimum qualifications to be considered for a full-time or reserve deputy sheriff position within this agency are as follows:
  • 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Current Ohio Peace Officer Certificate or currently certified as a peace officer in another state, eligible for transfer under the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
  • Minimum of 70% on the NTN test
 
After it has been determined that the candidate meets the minimum requirements, they will be invited to complete the hiring process. The hiring process includes the following steps:
  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Preliminary Background Investigation
  • Panel Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Truth Verification Exam
  • Final Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Physical and Drug Screening
    • Psychological Evaluation
    • Firearms Proficiency Test
 
Corrections Officer Hiring Process:
Once the score has been received from National Testing Network, you will be sent a notice of entry into a particular hiring process. Only those candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to participate. The minimum qualifications to be considered for a Corrections Officer position with this agency are as follows:
  • 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Minimum of 70% on the NTN test
 
After it has been determined that the candidate meets the minimum requirements, they will be invited to complete the hiring process. The hiring process includes the following steps:
  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Preliminary Background Investigation
  • Panel Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Truth Verification Exam
  • Final Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Physical and Drug Screening
    • Psychological Evaluation
 
Communications/Dispatcher hiring process:
Once the score has been received from National Testing Network, you will be sent a notice of entry into a particular hiring process. Only those candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to participate. The minimum qualifications to be considered for a Dispatcher position with this agency are as follows:
  • 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Minimum of 70% on the NTN test
 
After it has been determined that the candidate meets the minimum requirements, they will be invited to complete the hiring process. The hiring process includes the following steps:
  • Preliminary Background Investigation
  • Panel Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Truth Verification Exam
  • Final Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Physical and Drug Screening
    • Psychological Evaluation
 
Non-sworn support staff (clerk, nurse, social worker, maintenance worker and cook) hiring process:
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 support positon with this agency are as follows:
  • 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. 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 generate a non-ranked list of potential candidates which will be invited to participate in that particular hiring process. The hiring process for a civilian support staff position is as follows:
  • Preliminary background investigation
  • Panel Interview
  • Background investigation
  • Truth verification exam
  • Final Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Physical and Drug Screening
    • Psychological Evaluation
 
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 application submitted.
 
Questions or inquiries regarding agency hiring processes may be directed to Sergeant Chad Carson, (740) 670-5529 or Email.
 


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