Clark County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff

Job Overview

Department Clark County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff
Salary$29.65 hourly Eff. 1/1/24 (See lateral pay scale)
Deadline Jun 16, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Springfield, OH
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Clark County Sheriff's Office, OH Public Safety Jobs The Clark County Sheriffs Office
is now accepting applications for the position of

Deputy Sheriff


This is a public servant job based on public trust, competency, and credibility.  It is a critical requirement of this position that the incumbent has the desire and the ability to perform and behave (on duty as well as off duty) in a manner that does not cause damage or endanger the loss of trust and credibility with the public, the court systems, co-workers, or other law enforcement and public safety agencies.

The incumbent performs law enforcement duties and non-law enforcement duties directly related to public safety and service.  These duties include, but are not limited to: promoting and maintaining public image, responding to calls for service of a non-enforcement nature, preventing, detecting and investigating crime, enforcing violations of criminal and traffic statutes, jail and court security, serving criminal warrants and providing protection services

The incumbent must have the competency, initiative, and willingness to work a majority of assigned hours without direct supervision.  He or she must have a cognitive ability and desire to understand and interpret organizational rules, policies, and practices in a manner that solves problems while at the same time promotes this organization’s public image and mission.

Because the majority of duties in this position are preventive and peacekeeping in nature, the incumbent, when not responding to calls for service or on assigned duties, must be willing to self-initiate public relations and preventative and enforcement work in those areas designated by management as priorities for this job.  This means, in many instances, the incumbent must be able and willing to know what to do before having to be told what to do.

The incumbent must also be able to interact comfortably, lawfully, efficiently, and often quickly with a wide variety of citizens and citizen’s groups who may have a multiplicity of problems and have need for enforcement and safety related services.

Duties are frequently performed under a variety of known and unknown working conditions.  Calls for service are often repetitive and sedentary in nature, punctuated with diversity.  Sudden changes in service demands tax the extremes of the incumbent’s physical and mental resources.  For these reasons, it is imperative that the incumbent poses and maintains a physical and mental condition which will enable him or her to perform the expected duties and tasks of the job.  Deputies are required to be part of the Mobile Field Force team and attend required and ongoing training as well as be available to respond to any civil disturbance or planned protest in the community or when requested by mutual aid. 

Personal and public safety consciousness, knowledge of and strict adherence to the observation of the civil liberties of all persons and citizens, the ability and desire to demonstrate competent performance without direct supervision, and the desire and ability to promote and project a positive public image are critical requirements of this position.


Effective January 1, 2024 starting hourly rate is $29.65 per hour. After six steps (attained in five years) the top hourly pay rate is $37.64

Note: A 10 percent negotiated pay increase is effective January 1, 2025.  A deputy achieving top step at the end of the current contract (2026) will earn $42.25 per hour.  

Lateral Entry Program: Persons who hold a valid Ohio peace officer certification and have served at least two years as a full time Ohio peace officer are eligible for lateral entry. The lateral entry pay schedule is as follows;

2 or more years but less than 4 years of full time service will start at step two ($30.76)

4 or more years but less than 6 years of full time service will start at step three ($32.66)

6 or more years but less than 8 years of full time service will start at step four ($34.84)

8 or more years but less than 10 years of full time service will start at step five ($36.03)

10 or more years of full time service will start at step six ($37.64)

Benefits include:

  • 112 hours of personal leave annually
  • 2 weeks paid vacation after one year of service with increases up to 6 weeks
  • Sick leave accrued at 4.6 hours per pay period
  • 40 hours of sick time buyout biannually 
  • $900.00 annual uniform allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement plan after one year of service
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance plans
  • Workers Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation saving plan
  • Free fitness facility
  • Opportunity to earn $3.00 hourly FTO incentive pay
  • Longevity is earned after 5 years of service, increasing each additional 5 years of service
  • Perfect attendance incentive up 16 hours leave per year
  • Extra duty rate $60.00 per hour
  • Take home cruisers if living in Clark County 


Clark County is comprised of 403 square miles with a population of 133,000. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office handles approximately 40,000 law enforcement calls for service annually. Our average jail population is approximately 180 inmates.  Clark County is home to Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College, as well as several state and local parks, recreational waterways, bike pathway system, art, business and manufacturer centers and open green spaces.  Springfield is the county seat of Clark County and plays host to the Champion City Kings prospect league team.  

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 100 sworn deputies, 35 communication operators, 45 corrections officers and 12 civilians. The Office is comprised of four divisions; Criminal Investigations, Uniform Patrol, Jail and Professional Standards. Each division is managed by a division Lieutenant. Two Majors oversee operations of the department with oversight from the Chief Deputy and the elected Sheriff. First line personnel report directly to a Sergeant.   All new deputies begin their career assigned to Uniform Patrol as a patrol deputy for a minimum of one year during which time they are on probationary status. Current deputy positions in the department where personnel may advance to include; K9 handler, School Resource Officer, DARE deputy, Vice and Organized Crime detective, General Services detective, Professional Standards deputy, Court Services deputy, SORN deputy (Sex Offender Registration and Notification) and other contracted positions within the Uniform Patrol Division. Contracted patrol deputies work in several townships and villages within Clark County as well as the City of New Carlisle. The Clark County Sheriff's Office maintains a Special Operations Team (SWAT) where personnel may apply to become a member in accordance with agency policy.  

The Fraternal Order of Police is affiliated with agency personnel for contract and labor related matters.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County are equal opportunity employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


  • Be a United States citizen or legally permitted to work in the United States
  • Be a resident of Clark County, or adjoining county, within one year from date of employment
  • Be at least twenty-one years of age
  • Possess a valid state drivers license
  • Have a high school diploma or GED; College degree preferred
  • Currently possess a valid and current Ohio Peace Officers Academy Training Certificate
  • Never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or is currently not under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Have no current or previous charge or conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last 5 years
  • Never been convicted of any family offense of violence
  • Not be prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle
  • Not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition
  • If served in the armed forces of any country, demonstrate stability, reliability and integrity by having a Honorable Discharge
  • Have never had a commission or peace officer license denied by final order or revoked


The physical agility test is the first step in the selection process after submitting an application. You are required to pass this test to move on to the Structured Oral Interview Board. The physical agility test is an ten step, obstacle course focused on essential job functions.  The test does not include a traditional distance 1.5 mile run, sit ups or push ups.  


  1. Submit application through
  2. Physical agility test
  3. Structured Oral Interview Board
  4. Polygraph Exam
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Conditional Offer of Employment
  7. Drug screen and physical exam
  8. Final offer

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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