Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit for our Jail Bureau Deputy Sheriff Jailor position.  You need to be 18 years of age with a high school diploma.  To become a Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol member, you must be 35 years of age or younger.  There is an exception for military. Military veterans can use up to 7 years of active duty time served. 

What are the vision requirements?

All candidates should have vision better than or equal to 20/30 in each eye. If a candidate must use corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) in order to satisfy 20/30 vision standard, then such candidates uncorrected vision should be no worse than 20/100 in each eye.

What is the tattoo policy?

All candidates’ tattoos are evaluated on a case by case basis. Tattoos are not prohibited, but they must be disclosed and of the appropriate nature.

Can something immediately disqualify me from the process?

Unfortunately that is not a yes or no answer.  We consider every candidates situation before making any hiring decisions.

Can I get hired as a Deputy Sheriff without taking the civil service exam?

Every job in local government falls under the Civil Service System. A “Civil Service” employee can be anyone from a deputy sheriff, secretary, registered nurse, mechanic, nurse’s aide, attorney, accountant, laborer, food service worker, etc. Different jobs have different requirements. The Civil Service System is required by the New York State Constitution and is intended to ensure all positions are filled by merit and fitness.

What do I have to do for the physical fitness test?

Deputy Sheriff Jailor Fitness Requirements

Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol Fitness Requirements