Sheriff David Shaffer


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The office of the Knox County Sheriff is an equal opportunity employer.

All current position openings are posted on this page.

Applications for employment are accepted on a continuous basis and can be downloaded here.    

All applications must be accompanied by a current typed resume.

All applications must be signed, witnessed and notarized.

All applications are kept on file for twelve months from the date they are received.

Applications should be returned to:

Knox County Sheriff's Office  

11540 Upper Gilchrist Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050


We are accepting applications for persons that have an OPOTA certification and are interested in becoming "Special Deputies (auxillary officers)".