Allegheny County Sheriff's Office

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Salary: See Informational Handout for salary ranges.

How to Apply:
Applications are submitted online until Thursday, October 3, 2024 12:00 p.m. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the top of the page to apply online. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application.

Requirements for Submitting an Eligible Application:
Must be a United States Citizen
Must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
Applicants who meet the above requirements AND possess Act 120 certification or graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Training Academy will be given preference during the selection process.

IMPORTANT: Any applicant on the current eligibility list must apply again in order to be considered for future employment. See Informational Handout for further details regarding the hiring process.

Written Test Information:
Test Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Applicants may purchase a Study Guide at their own cost at POA, Cognitive Series Study Guide – Public Safety Compass.

Position Summary:
The Sheriff and the Deputy Sheriffs are authorized to make arrests for any and all violations of criminal statutes and ordinances. The Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement arm of the courts and includes the extradition of prisoners between any other jurisdiction in the United States and Allegheny County. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the processing, docketing and service of Civil Court papers, the collection of fees for services, and the issuance of licenses to firearms dealers and persons wishing to carry concealed weapons. The Office assists federal, state, city, borough, and township law enforcement agencies when requested.

Scope of the Selection Process:
Written Examination
Physical Agility Test
Background Investigation
Polygraph Examination
Panel Interview
Psychological Examination
Medical Examination
Nelson Denny Reading Test (applicable to eligible applicants who need to attend the Allegheny County Police Academy)
Entry into the Allegheny County Police Academy, if applicable, to those hired

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.

Veterans’ Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.


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