Step 1: APPLY
Applying to sit for the NYS Civil Service Written Examination if your first step to apply for any position within the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The test date is set by our Monroe County Civil Service Department, but alternate dates are available if you are unable to attend. To request an alternative test date, reach out to civil service at (585) 753-1700. Applying for the exam is free! Click here to apply!
Step 2: WRITTEN EXAMINATION
The Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol written exam is comprised of reading comprehension, sentence structure, grammar, memory, and situation awareness questions. Practice tests and guides for Law Enforcement Officers here and for Correction Officers here.
The Deputy Sheriff Jailor Training and Experience Examination is designed as a "questionnaire" style test. Candidates have thirty days to complete after formally applying.
Step 3: PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAMINATION
Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol: Candidates will complete a physical agility test consisting of a 1.5 mile run, timed sit-ups, and push-ups. If you’re wondering what your numbers are, click the links below!
Deputy Sheriff Jailor: Candidates will complete a physical agility test consisting of a 300 meter run, timed sit-ups, and push-ups. If you’re wondering what your numbers are, click the links below!
Step 4: MEDICAL EVALUATION
Candidates will undergo a medical evaluation to make sure they are fit for duty. This includes an entire physical, vision and hearing test, and a chest x-ray.
Step 5: PSYCHOLOGY EXAMINATION
The psych evaluation includes a written examination (4-6 hours) along with an in-person/zoom interview with a psychologist.
Step 6: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
The MCSO will conduct a background investigation on every candidate. This investigation checks for character and integrity of every candidate.
Step 7: COMMAND PANEL INTERVIEW
One of the final steps in the process is to sit with the command staff of the processing bureau for an in person interview.
Per New York State Civil Service Law Section 58 1(b): Candidate must be a high school graduate or a holder of a high school equivalency diploma issued by an education department of any of the states of the United States or a holder of a comparable diploma issued by any commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States or by the Canal Zone or a holder of a report from the United States armed forces certifying successful completion of the tests of general educational development, high school level.
AGE AND RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol: Candidates who reach their thirty‑fifth (35th) birthday on or before the date of written examination are not qualified except as follows: Candidates may have a period of military duty or terminal leave, up to seven (7) years as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement per Section (58) of New York State Civil Service Law.
Deputy Sheriff Jailor: Candidates must be at least 18 years old on or before date of Training and Experience Examination.
There is no residency requirement to participate in the examination or for employment. All candidates must be United States Citizens at time of appointment.