Available Employment Positions for the Ford County Sheriff's Office
Please contact the Office to inquire about the position posted.

Deputy Sheriff:

Interested parties should submit an application and a resume to me by: July 10, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Your resume should include documentation to establish your eligibility for the position. To apply go to www.fordcounty.net. The online application is located under the employment tab (Law Enforcement). All applications and resumes must be returned to Lt. John Hunter at jhunter@fordcounty.net or at the Ford County Sheriff’s Office located at 11311 E. Comanche St. Dodge City, KS 67801.


Under the supervision of the Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Undersheriff and County Sheriff, the Deputy position entails general law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property within Ford County. The Deputy position is awarded to those who have successfully passed the promotional process. Duties include patrolling county areas, enforcing the law, securing compliance with traffic regulations and making preliminary investigations at the scene of a crime or traffic accident. Work in this position involves an element of personal danger. The employee must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion in meeting emergencies. Work is performed under general supervision and job performance is reviewed for results through reports, inspections and instructions.


Assessment Exercises/Exam: July 25, 2017 at 0800hrs. At the Ford County Sheriff’s Office Class Room.

Board of Review: August 1, 2017 at 0800hrs. At the Ford County Sheriff’s Office Administration Board Room.


Applicants shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, have a High School diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and citizen of the United States. No felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Able to pass background check, drug screening, medical evaluation and psychological evaluation. Applicants must reside in Ford County or be willing to relocate after being hired.


Applicants for this position shall be scheduled by the Division Commander for assessment exercises/exam. The assessment exercises shall be administered by the Division Commander. The assessment exercises shall be weighted as (50%) fifty percent of the applicant’s final score. The assessment exercises shall be designed to measure the applicant’s qualifications to serve in the position.

Applicants that have successfully passed the assessment test will then be interviewed by a Board of Review made up by the Patrol Sergeants. The Sergeants shall then independently score each applicant on their answers to each question. These scores will be combined to give each applicant their final score for this section.

Applicants for this position shall have their personnel files reviewed for training, accommodations (both Office and citizen) and disciplinary action taken. The applicant’s immediate supervisor, when possible, shall be interviewed as to the applicant’s day to day performance.

Applicants must achieve a minimum of (70%) seventy percent of the possible score on the assessment process in order to be posted to the eligibility list. Scores from the assessment exercise shall be combined with the Board of Review scores to establish an applicant’s final ranking. The Division Commander shall provide the Sheriff with the final ranked list. The Sheriff may gather information from a number of other sources to evaluate the top three ranked applicants and assist him in the selection of an applicant. These sources may include, but are not limited to, an applicant’s personnel records, applicant interviews, interviews with current or past supervisors, performance evaluations, and discussion with the Department’s command staff. The Sheriff shall then select the successful applicant for promotion.

Detention Officer:

  • Under the supervision of the Detention Corporal, the employee in this position is responsible for the confinement, supervision and well being of suspects and convicted criminals until they are released from Ford County custody. Please click here to download the employment application.
Job Details:
  • Category:
    • Law Enforcement
  • Status:
    • Position Open
  • Salary:
    • Entry Level Wage is $14.08/Hr
  • Published:
    • March 9th, 2017 @ 8:00am
  • Closing:
    • Open until Filled
Position Requirements:
  • Experience: Entry level position, no experience required. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills after six months in the position.
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Skills: Knowledge of detention facility and federal, state, and local laws governing the confinement of inmates. Ability to operate emergency vehicles, radios, computers, teletype, and other office equipment.
  • Problem Solving: Exists in this position
  • Decision Making: Exists in this position
  • Accountability: Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of the department and does not participate in the annual budget process.
  • Supervision: Supervision is provided by the Detention Lieutenant and Detention Sergeant. Employee has supervisory responsibilities over inmates housed in the facility.
  • Personal Relations: Continual contact with city departments, county departments, and the general public.
  • Working Conditions: Adverse working conditions exist when dealing with the criminal element.