DEPUTY SHERIFFS

New Salary Range: $60,320 to $90,480

+ New Trainee Salary Rate: $29.00/Hr

+ New Trainee: $3,500 Sign-On Incentive

+ Lateral Transfer: $5,000 Sign-On Incentive

IT’S NOT A JOB. IT’S A CALLING.

Few jobs have more impact on the lives of others than that of a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff. You’ll be helping to ensure the safety and well-being of millions. And by so doing, impacting your own life by doing meaningful work and securing your future.

NOW OFFERING: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

Enjoy up to six weeks for the birth or adoption of a child. Applies to all employees with one full year of employment.

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POSITIONS THAT ALIGN WITH YOUR PASSION.

As a Deputy Sheriff, your career opportunities are extensive. You can grow in rank or earn an assignment on other specialized Deputy Sheriff teams — or even pursue other careers within MCSO, such as Emergency Dispatch, Detention Officer, or a variety of civilian positions.

Specialized Deputy Sheriff Assignments:

  • Lake Patrol
  • Trails Division
  • Aviation
  • K-9
  • Fugitive Apprehension Tactical Enforcement (FATE)
  • Dive Team

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability and willingness to work hard and conscientiously regardless of assignment and be committed to MCSO’s mission
  • Act without regard to personal preference or bias; to take actions and make decisions through the thoughtful consideration of discretion
  • Ability to solve problems quickly in emergency situations and under stress
  • Ability to maintain composure in difficult or stressful situations such as those that require emergency action

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be twenty (20) years and six (6) months of age at the time of application
  • 21 years of age prior to the completion of the Sheriff’s academy
  • Must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) standards, as determined through the pre-employment process, as indicated here

Below are the requirements to complete the pre-academy Physical Readiness Assessment (PRA).

PHYSICAL READINESS ASSESSMENT (PRA)

Trainee applicants who successfully complete the written exam, background investigation and polygraph examination must successfully demonstrate physical readiness by completing a series of assessments which consists of the following:

Assessment:

What is Measured by the Assessment:

Pre-Employment*

Vertical Jump

Leg Explosive Power

18 Inches Vertical

(15.5 Inches with a Yardstick)

One (1) Repetition Max (RM) - Bench Press

Upper Body Absolute Strength

Push 72% of Body Weight or 115 Pounds

Agility Run

Agility and Coordination

19.0 Seconds

300 Meter Run

Anaerobic Power and Speed

72 Seconds

Maximum Push-Ups

Upper Body Dynamic Strength

or Muscular Endurance

Twenty (20)

1.5 Mile Run/Walk

Aerobic Power

17 minutes, 44 seconds or less

* Graduation from the academy requires trainees successfully complete the Arizona Post POPAT (Download PDF reader) (Police Officer Physical Aptitude Test).

THE BENEFITS

Maricopa County offers a Total Compensation Package that includes competitive salaries and a comprehensive, affordable benefits package. Our generous benefit options are some of the best in Arizona and just one of the unique advantages of working as a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff.

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Competitive Pay

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NEW TRAINEE: $3,500 SIGN-ON INCENTIVE

LATERAL TRANSFER: $5,000 SIGN-ON INCENTIVE

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Paid Parental Leave*

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Full Benefits

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Paid Education and Training

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Retirement Security

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Paid Holidays and vacation

* Employees with 12 months of continuous service with the County are eligible for up to 240 hours (6 weeks) of Paid Parental Leave for the birth or adoption of a child. This is in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.

EXCELLENCE

APPLIES HERE.

NEW RECRUIT

Following a successful application process, post-hire participation in a paid, 24-week Deputy Sheriff academy is required.

LATERAL TRANSFER

Individuals with lapsed Arizona POST certification, and those who have served as a certified peace officer in another state or federal agency, please submit an application for the Deputy Sheriff – Lateral position.