Deputy Sheriff Cadet

Recruitment #19-CO0433-02

Nature of Work

The Deputy Sheriff Cadet is used as an entry level position into the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Cadets are assigned non-law enforcement duties and responsibilities. Cadets perform paraprofessional office and field support duties under supervision of a sworn member or supervising civilian personnel in the Sheriff’s Office. In addition, Cadets will shadow different deputies in the performance of their duties as a part of training. Finally, Cadets will train in physical fitness in anticipation of the required physical agility test administered to qualify for Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training. Cadets are typically supervised by division supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate and at least 18 years old, but not older than 21 years of age. 

Special Requirements

 According to the APOST Commission, an applicant must have graduated and received a regular or advanced high school diploma as approved or recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education (see Alabama Administrative Code Rule 290-3-1-02). Correspondence or mail order high school diplomas or certificates are not acceptable.

Cadets are expected to compete with other applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee in order to enter a law enforcement training academy no later than the age of 21. If Cadets are not successful in obtaining employment as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee, their employment as a Cadet will be severed. Upon completion of the academy, employees are required to live within a response time of thirty (30) minutes of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Applicants who are offered employment will be required to undergo a medical examination by a physician designated by the appointing authority and successfully complete a drug test, and thorough background investigation prior to being employed. 

WORKING CONDITIONS: During the course of their work, Cadets at times will shadow deputies in the performance of their duties which may expose the candidate to potentially dangerous and adverse conditions and rotating shift work will be required.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Individuals who meet the pre-screening criteria will be referred to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). MCSO will contact individuals to begin the next phase of the screening process.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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