Employment

Qualifications and Requirements

Non-Certified Personnel: Administrative Technician, Accounting Technician, Detention Deputy, Reserve Deputy

Residency: Citizen of the United States of America and resident of Etowah County, Alabama

Age Requirement: 19 years old

Education Requirements: Valid high school diploma (additional documentation may be required) or general education development (GED)

Licensure: Valid Alabama driver’s license with a good driving history

Physical Qualifications: Good health and physically fit. Must pass a thorough drug screening and medical examination.  Must pass a psychological test (for appropriate positions). No visible tattoos (on face, neck, or below the middle of the bicep).

Character: Good character and reputation, no felony conviction, no conviction of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence, moral turpitude, perjury, or false statements.  Must be able to take and successfully pass a polygraph examination.  Must be able to successfully pass law enforcement background checks.  If a candidate has been discharged from the military, it must be an honorable discharge.

Positional Requirements: Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing.  Be able to perform the essential functions of the position for which you are applying.


Certified Personnel: Deputy Sheriff, Criminal Investigator

Residency: Citizen of the United States of America and resident of Etowah County, Alabama

Age Requirement: 19 years old

Education Requirements: Valid high school diploma (additional documentation may be required) or general education development (GED)

Licensure: Valid Alabama driver’s license with a good driving history

Physical Qualifications: Good health and physically fit to be able to pass the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) physical agility and ability test.  Must pass a thorough drug screening, medical examination and EKG test.  Must pass a psychological test (for appropriate positions).  No visible tattoos (on face, neck, or below the middle of the bicep).

Character: Good character and reputation, no felony conviction, no conviction of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence, moral turpitude, perjury, or false statements.  Must be able to take and successfully pass a polygraph examination.  Must be able to successfully pass law enforcement background checks.  If a candidate has been discharged from the military, it must be an honorable discharge.

Positional Requirements: Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing.  Be able to perform the essential functions of the position for which you are applying.

Standards for applicants for certification as a law enforcement officer are required by the APOSTC. 


Benefits and Salary

All Personnel

Medical Insurance: Free for employee, Family coverage $45 per week

Dental Insurance: Free for employee, Family coverage $10.92 a month

Life Insurance: Free – $20,000 for employee, $10,000 for spouse, $5,000 for child

Disability Insurance: Long Term Disability is free for employee, Short Term Disability available for purchase

Retirement: 6% for non-certified personnel, 7% for certified personnel.  After 10 years of service, you are vested into the retirement system and may retire after age of 62.

Overtime: Available as needed


Certified Personnel

Incentive Pay: $600 – up to… based on specialty unit participation, education, and quarterly physical fitness testing

  • Take home vehicle
  • Off-Duty emplyoment opportunities
  • Free and/or discounted housing at select apartments

Message From the Sheriff

Sheriff Jonathon W HortonWelcome to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office official website. I am pleased you have visited our site and hope you find it informative. It is my Honor to Serve as Your Sheriff. The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to the people of Etowah County through...

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