Sheriff David Shaffer


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Applications available online http://www.knoxcountysheriff.com/  or in person during business hours. Please include a resume. 


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

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

Please note: we receive applications on a regular basis. While we would like to contact each applicant directly with status information, you will only be contacted if you are chosen for an interview.  







The Knox County Sheriff intends to fill a position of Deputy Sheriff for the Jail Division.


Applicants need to submit;



  • Completed Knox County Sheriff’s Office application


(Applications are retained on file for twelve months from the date the application is received) 


  • Current typed resume








Be at least twenty-one [21] years of age;

Be subject to a thorough background investigation and personal interviews by agency personnel;

Demonstrate reading and comprehension skills in the English language to at least the 12th grade level through interviews and written demonstration of proficiency;

Demonstrate honesty and integrity by successfully completing pre-employment polygraph and drug testing;

Be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files;