Clark County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff’s Cadet

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Job Overview

Department Clark County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleSheriff’s Cadet
Location Springfield, OH

Job Announcement

Clark County Sheriff's Office, OH Police Jobs

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office

is now accepting applications for the position of

Sheriff’s Cadet

General Duties:

This is a public servant job based on public trust, competency and credibility. It is a critical requirement of this position that the applicant has the desire and 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 applicant 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 organizations public image and mission. The applicant must also be able to interact comfortably, lawfully, efficiently and often quickly with a wide variety of citizens and citizen’s groups. 

The Sheriffs Cadet performs a wide range of clerical related functions in an office setting. A Cadet will assist with reviewing reports, filing, entering data into reporting systems, interacting with the public, submitting required reports, accounting for funds, processing CCW applicants and background investigation requests. The Cadet may be required to perform other duties as assigned by their direct supervisor.      


Staring pay rate is $10.00 per hour

Benefits Include:

  • Sick leave accrued at 4.6 hours per pay period
  • Vacation earned after working 500 hours
  • Workers Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation saving plan
  • Free fitness facility

About the Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Clark County is comprised of 403 square miles with a population of 133,000. We have an open application process and typically hire 5-7 deputies per year. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office handles approximately 40,000 law enforcement calls for service annually. Our average jail population is approximately 220 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 150 sworn deputies, 30 Communication Operators 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. Three 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 the Jail for at a minimum of one year during which time they are on probationary status. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be a resident of Clark County or adjoining county, within one year from date of employment
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license
  • Have a high-school diploma or GED
  • Never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or is currently not under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Never been convicted of any family offense of violence

Hiring Process

  1. Submit application through
  2. Structured Oral Interview Board
  3. Background Investigation
  4. Drug Screen
  5. 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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