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 Any positions or test dates will be posted at the top of this page.


Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Specialist Position Information:

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of

Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Specialist

 Duties include but are not limited to processing requests for reports, assisting with walk-ins, telephone customers, and dealing with sensitive information. A qualified applicant must have a high school diploma; superior organizational skills; exceptional customer service skills; ability to work in a fast paced active environment.  Applicants should be proficient in all Microsoft Office programs and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hours for the position are Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Minimum starting salary $25,600 with benefits.

Special Statement to Potential Applicants:

 The Sheriff’s Office handles many sensitive situations.  The successful candidate may see graphic images, read or hear about violent crimes, and will be able to keep this information confidential.  The unauthorized release of information is grounds for immediate termination, so it is vital that you consider that before applying for a position with the Sheriff’s Office.  Additionally, the chosen candidate will come in regular contact with members of the public who may be angry, frustrated, and ill-tempered, it is important that the candidate be able to handle a variety of emotions being projected at them in a professional manner.  You must act professionally and be able to brush off irate members of the public who may take their displeasure for their situation out on you, be able to be around explicit language without being offended, and being able to emotionally separate yourself against the knowledge of crimes against those that cannot protect themselves and those that you may know.

 The successful candidate will also be comfortable working in a variety of databases as well as be able to utilize the Microsoft Suite of products and internet effectively.  Accuracy is extremely important, therefore, a short typing test will be administered.

Applications may be obtained through the Employment Application link posted above or at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office located at 102 Industrial Blvd, Kearneysville, WV 25430

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.


Deputy Applicant Information:  (No test dates scheduled at this time.)

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is a civil service department.  As such, the Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission conducts competitive written civil service examinations, as well as, physical agility testing for entry level Deputy positions.  These tests establish the eligibility list from which vacancies in the law enforcement division of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office can be filled. Dates and locations for these tests will be advertised on this website.

Candidates wishing to be considered for Veteran Preference Points must provide a copy of their DD Form 214 with their application.  Certified law enforcement officers shall present proper identification on the date of the testing in order to be excused from the physical agility test.

Those who are interested in employment with the Sheriff's Office may submit a completed application to the Sheriff’s Office.  Individuals who have applications on file will be notified by mail as to when the next testing date has been scheduled.  Applications may be obtained through the link above or in person at the Sheriff's Office.

Physical Agility Testing:

Candidates must be able to perform 28 sit-ups in one minute; 18 push-ups in one minute; and a 1.5-mile run in 14 minutes and 36 seconds. (West Virginia Legislative Rules 149-2-8.6a Physical Agility Standards)  See link above for additional details.


Pass the civil service written and physical examination

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

20-20 vision, corrected if necessary-no color blindness

No hearing deficiency

18-45 Years of age

In possession of a valid driver’s license

United States Citizen

The successful candidate must pass a polygraph, background check, and psychological evaluation, prior to being considered for employment.  Continued employment is contingent upon the ability to qualify with a department issued firearm, pass a pre-academy medical screening (including drug test), and successful completion of the WVSP Academy Basic Officer Course.


(WV Consolidated Retirement Board) 20 year Retirement Plan

Paid Holidays

Accumulative Sick and Vacation Leave

County Wide jurisdiction

All uniforms and equipment supplied

Starting salary of $41,300 non-certified, $42,300 certified.

Opportunity to learn all areas of law enforcement and civil process.

All interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application for future openings.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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