Must be at least 21 years of age
Must have a current (up to date) Ohio Peace Officer Certification
Must be able to pass a stringent criminal background check (to include a CVSA
          Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer and/or Polygraph test
Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License
Must be available to work 40 flexible hours per week along with unpredictable overtime hours
Must submit to and pass a Drug Screen Test prior to employment

This position is responsible for serving the needs of the public on behalf of Sheriff
Marty V. Donini. You will be the first point of contact with the citizens in the community. Some of your responsibilities will include but are not limited to responding to and conducting thorough investigations concerning citizen complaints, completing appropriate documentation, filing necessary charges, taking suspects into custody, collecting and preserving evidence, testifying in court, and serving court notices.

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office operates under a collective bargaining agreement. Benefits include:

Starting pay of $17.78/hr. or $36,982.40/annually as of January 1, 2018
Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefits
Three paid personal days annually
Twelve paid holidays
Fifteen days of paid sick leave per year
Ten days of paid vacation leave accrual after one year
Ohio Public Employment Retirement System (OPERS) employer contributes 18.1%
Access to Ohio Deferred Compensation retirement plan

Employment applications may be obtained on our website located at: Applications may be submitted in person at the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office located at 1025 Sixteenth Street, Portsmouth, Ohio Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 am thru 4:00 pm. Applications may also be submitted electronically by emailing them to and by placing “EMPLOYMENT” in the subject line. If available, please attached a personal resume.

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office has an immediate need for full-time patrol Deputies. In order to qualify, you: