The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer always looking to add new members to the JCSO Family. The agency offers competitive benefits and many opportunities for you to serve your community.

Deputy Sheriff (Certified Lateral)

Minimum Requirements

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  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must not have had peace officer status revoked in any state
  • Must not be prohibited from carrying a firearm
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony – misdemeanors are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have honorable discharge from military, if applicable
  • No use of marijuana in the last 1 year, no use of illegal controlled substances in the last 6 years.
  • Must reside in one of the following counties within 90 days of employment:
    • Kentucky: Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble
    • Indiana: Clark, Floyd, Harrison



Certified hires are given up to 10 years credit towards pay and leave accrual.

Certified Experience Hourly Rate Annual Rate Eligible for Benefits
3 Years $27.72 $58,669.98 Yes*
5 Years $29.33 $62,004.56 Yes*
10 Years $31.48 $66,488.72 Yes*
*Per KRS 95.022, retirees are subject to an annual renewable appointment and are not eligible for health benefits.

Selection Process

  • Criminal History Check
  • Background Investigation (Criminal history check, credit check, employment history, references)
  • Sheriff Staff Interview
  • Medical Examination / Drug Screening