The Scott County Sheriff’s Department has an opening for a deputy sheriff.                   


(Varies / 24 Hour Public Service Operation)


21 years of age; Ability to complete required Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training and other required training as needed; Possession of a valid Indiana Driver’s License and be in good standing with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.


Candidates can obtain a Scott County Employment Application from the Scott County Auditor’s Office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Completed applications should be accompanied by a resume and must be submitted to the Auditor’s Office by 4:30 pm on August 25, 2017. A digital copy of the application can be obtained by contacting the Auditor’s Office at 812-752-8408

Hiring Process

 Basic Written Skills Test: After a review of applications, applicants will be contacted by phone or mail for a written basic skills test. Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates will not be required to take the basic written skills test.

 Physical Fitness Assessment: Applicants who receive a passing score on the basic written skills test will be invited to take a physical fitness assessment. The assessment is set to the current entrance physical fitness standards of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Those entrance standards can be found on the ILEA website at

 Merit Board Interview: Applicants who receive a passing score on the physical fitness assessment will be invited to an interview with Sheriff’s Merit Board. Following the interviews, the merit board will provide a list of applicants that are eligible for hire and provide that list to the sheriff.

 Background Investigation: Those candidates on the hiring list will be given a conditional offer of employment and will be required to undergo a voice stress analysis and a background investigation. The voice stress analysis will be administered by a certified voice stress analyst.

 Physical Exam: Candidates that pass the voice stress analysis and the background investigation will be required to undergo a physical examination by a physician.