TESTING FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS POSITIONS
The Logan County Sheriff’s Department offers a wide range of benefits such as vacation and sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement plan, etc. The beginning salary of a Deputy Sheriff is $3,173.84 per month.
APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS
Phase 1-Written Examination
The Logan County Deputy Sheriffs' Civil Service Board has scheduled the entry level testing for Deputy Sheriff will be held on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Logan County Courthouse (County Clerk’s Office), 300 Stratton Street, Room 101 Logan, West Virginia. Age limit is 18 to 45 per WV State Code. Under WV State Code 30-29-5(f) persons that have dropped out of the WV State Police Academy Entry Level Training Program are not eligible to take this test as they cannot be employed as a law enforcement officer until they have attended and completed the Academy Entry Level Training Program as a private citizen. Applications for said test may be obtained at the Logan County Clerk’s Office and all applications must be completed and returned to the County Clerk’s Office by Friday August 24th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Applications returned after that date and time will not be considered for this examination.
Phase 2-Physical Ability Examination
Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical ability examination, which is the current LEPS requirement for entry into the Basic Law Enforcement Class at the WV State Police Academy. The minimum passing scores for employment are as indicated (this phase may be given prior to written exam):
Sit-ups- Twenty-eight (28) properly executed sit-ups in one (1) minute.
Push-ups- Eighteen (18) properly executed push-ups in one (1) minute.
1.5 Mile Run- Minimum standard for this test is completion of the run in fourteen (14) minutes and thirty-six (36) seconds.
The tests described are graded as pass or fail; acceptance is based on successfully passing all three (3) measures. A copy of the Physical Ability Standards for LEPS can be obtained at the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, Logan County Courthouse, 300 Stratton Street, Room 209, Logan, West Virginia or on the Division of Justice and Community Services website www.djcs.wv.gov.
Phase 3-Background Investigation
Investigations include, but are not limited to, verification of residence, employment, military service and education, application verification, research into possible criminal activity such as theft and drug usage, credit and driving history. Applicants will also undergo a polygraph examination during this portion of the testing process.
Phase 4-Oral Review
The top applicants will be selected per the rules and regulations set forth by West Virginia State Code, the Logan County Civil Service Commission, and the WV Law Enforcement Training Committee to appear before the Logan County Sheriff and her designees for an oral review. Applicants are asked a uniform set of questions and are rated on various dimensions including, but not limited to, decisiveness, maturity and other job related interview characteristics.
Phase 5-Medical Physical/Psychological Evaluation
Applicants will undergo a medical physical which includes, but is not limited to, laboratory tests such as blood work, urinalysis, electrocardiogram, drug testing, medical history and examination by a physician. The medical selection standards established are designed to satisfy the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure that the standards do not unfairly exclude people from employment as law enforcement officers who are otherwise qualified. Medical Standards are related to the essential tasks and are therefore validated as legitimate standards and are required by the West Virginia State Police Academy.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Logan County Commission and Logan County Sheriff’s Department to be fair and equitable in all its relations with its employers and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, marital status or disability. The Logan County Sheriff’s Department assures full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws relating to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and non-discrimination.
“The Logan County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer”
If you have any questions please contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Dept. at 792-8590.