If you have a desire to help others and serve the community, then a position with the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office may be for you. The application process for both full and part-time positions is a multi-staged process and is designed to recruit quality candidates.
Deputy SheriffResponds to and investigates all calls for service, performs proactive patrol and traffic enforcement, conducts criminal investigations, prepares written reports and criminal cases for prosecution, serves adult abuse orders and all types of civil processes, and ensures care, custody, and control of inmates, inmate transports, school resource officers, and other duties as assigned. For more information to help you determine if you are interested, view the Minimum Law Enforcement Qualifications (PDF).
Detention DeputyResponsible for inmate transportation and daily security observation, providing documentation of inmate transfers, incidents, information, and any rule violations, responsible for general care and supervision of the inmate's daily schedules, medications, and meals, responsible for having thorough knowledge of and overseeing the rights of inmates, supervision of any inmate visitations and communications, as well as responsible for any other duties as assigned.
Before your hiring process can begin, your first step in the hiring process is to complete a PDF application (click here to download the application) and either drop the application off at the Sheriff's Office or email the completed copy to [email protected]. An up-to-date list of openings within the Sheriff's Office is made readily available to interested applicants on this page or by contacting the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office.
In order to be eligible for testing, all required documents should be submitted at least 30 days before the examination date.
You will be notified in writing of the date and location of your pre-employment examination. You must notify the Buchanan County Administration Division, at least 5 working days before the date of the test, if you cannot sit for the examination. You may make a written request to reschedule for another examination. Failure to make proper notification may make you ineligible for employment.
After taking the examination, you will be notified within 30 days of the results of your examination and if you are eligible for further employment processing. Passing an examination does not guarantee employment. The names of the successful candidates are considered for further processing as positions within the Sheriff's Office become available. Your application is kept on file for a 12-month period. After 12 months, to be reconsidered for employment you must make a new application.
When vacancies exist applicants from the established list will be notified for an interview. Rules established for the written test also apply to the interview process.
If after your interview, there is a mutual employment interest, you must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, an oral screening board, a physical agility test, a medical and drug examination, and an interview with the Sheriff.
501 Faraon Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
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