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Jefferson County, West Virginia

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff.  Applications may be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office located at 102 Industrial Blvd, Kearneysville, WV or the link above .  The Civil Service and Physical Agility tests will be administered on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 0800 in the cafeteria/gymnasium of Jefferson High School, located at 4141 Flowing Springs Rd, Shenandoah Junction.  For more information on test dates, qualifications and benefits visit our website or call (304) 728-3205.  For those with military experience, please provide a copy of your DD Form 214 with your application in order to be considered for the Veterans’ Preference Points.

The deadline for submitting applications will be Monday, September 22, 2014
 at 4:00 p.m.




The Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission conducts a written competitive civil service examination and physical agility testing for the position of Deputy Sheriff (Entry Level).  These tests establish the eligibility list from which vacancies in the law enforcement division of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be filled. Dates and locations for the tests will be advertised on this website.

Candidates wishing to be considered for Veteran Preference Points must provide a copy of their DD Form 214 (Military Discharge).  Certified law enforcement officers must present proper identification on the date of the testings.

All interested persons who are interested in employment with the Sheriff's Department may obtain and file a completed application form with the Sheriff’s Office.  Application forms may be obtained from the Sheriff's Office at 102 Industrial Blvd. Suite 100, Kearneysville, WV 25430.  (Business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) Our telephone number is (304)728-3205 and faxes may be sent to (304)728-3299.  Applications may also be obtained on this web site.

Future dates for entrance level testing will be published on this site.

Individuals who have applications already on file will be notified by mail as to when the next testing date has been scheduled.


Pass the civil service examination

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

20-20 vision, corrected if necessary-no color blindness

No hearing deficiency

18-45 Years of age

In possession of a valid driver’s license

United States Citizen

The successful candidate must pass a background check, a physical examination, a psychological examination, a drug test, a pre-employment polygraph examination, qualify with department firearms and a physical agility test, prior to employment.

Physical Agility Testing:

Candidates must be able to perform 27 sit-ups in one minute; 18 push-ups in one minute; and a 1.5-mile run in 15 minutes and 20 seconds. (West Virginia Legislative Rules 149-2-8.6 Physical Agility Standards)


(WV Consolidated Retirement Board) 20 year Retirement Plan

Paid Holidays

Accumulative Sick and Vacation Leave

County Wide jurisdiction

All uniforms and equipment supplied

Salary $41,300 non-certified, $42,300 upon academy graduation.

Opportunity to learn all areas of law enforcement and civil process.

All interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application for future openings.