Bartholomew County Sheriff – Deputy Sheriff Job – Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office



++Minimum qualifications++

  • Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license (or obtain one within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident) and have no more than 8 active points
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Be at least 21 years old on the date of appointment
  • Must be drug free and have no felony convictions
  • Must not have been convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery, stalking, or violation of protective order
  • Must not have any OWI convictions in the last 5 years prior to the time of application
  • Must not have been disgraced from the army
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate
  • Have not used illegal drugs in the past three years
  • Not have illegally purchased, sold (dealed), or possessed marijuana in the year prior to the date of application
  • Not have purchased, sold (dealed) or possessed any controlled substance or narcotic except marijuana without a prescription within 3 years prior to the date of application
  • ** Lateral applicants MUST meet all of the minimum pre-employment qualifications listed above and currently hold ILEA Tier I certification. Lateral applicants must also submit a Test Waiver Request, which can be found in the documents section of this announcement.

++Salary and benefits++

  • Base rate $58,388 to $60,841
  • The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office uses a 20-year pay matrix. Side-entry candidates can start with up to three years credit on the current compensation matrix. The starting salary will be calculated based on the candidate’s years of full-time and sworn experience. Full years as a reserve, part-time or volunteer service will not be credited in the compensation matrix. Annual salary increases based on the current 20-year matrix up to $74,737 for the patrol. Rank and seniority are non-transferable and will not be considered for paid time off or for planning purposes.
  • In addition to base pay, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office offers incentive pay for Water Rescue, Accident Reconstruction, Crime Scene Investigator, and Special Weapons (SWAT).

++Additional benefits++

  • Bringing the car home at the end of the FTO program
  • May live in surrounding county
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Pension calculated on the average of the best 5 years, maximum of 74% for 32 years of service.
  • Paid leave, holidays, personal and sick leave
  • Gear shift differential
  • Clothing allowance
  • Military incentive bonus

++Selection process++

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office selection process can take up to 6 months and includes the following steps. Written and physical aptitude exams may be waived for lateral applicants.

  1. Application file
  2. Beginner level written exam
  3. Command Board Interview
  4. Merit committee interview
  5. Conditional job offer
  6. Physical fitness exam
  7. background investigation
  8. Polygraph
  9. Psychological examination
  10. Medical exam
  11. Sheriff’s final exam

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