County Sheriff's Office, Ohio - Sheriff George W. Lavender, Jr.


Job Opportunities


 The Ross County Sheriff’s Office is looking to develop a pool of qualified applicants to fill current and future openings as Deputy Sheriff. The Ross County Sheriff’s Office is a progressive law enforcement agency that provides unique opportunities for those individuals who are looking for a career in the law enforcement field.

Minimum qualifications are as follows:


21 years of age                                                                        

Ohio driver’s license

O.P.O.T.A. certification

High School diploma                



18 years of age

No prohibition of obtaining Ohio driver’s license

High School diploma

Corrections officer Basic training (provided upon hiring)

            Interested persons should complete the employment application and employment waiver located above.  Both documents should be submitted to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office via USPS mail, email at, or in person Monday through Friday, from 8a-4p.  Please note, incomplete applications will not be processed.   All communication regarding receipt of your application, as well as invitations to testing or interviews will be handled via email from, so please check your email accordingly.  The hiring process consists, at minimum, of screening for minimum qualifications, pre-employment testing, interview(s), a polygraph, drug testing, and physical testing.   Please contact the office, at 740.773.1186, with any questions not addressed above.





Please click on the link below to fill out a civil service application. Please fill out this application and employment waiver, print it out and turn it into the Sheriff's Office.

Job Application

Employment Waiver

Notice of Wages

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