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Deputy Sheriff Requirements:

Applicants must be 21 Years of Age

Must Be Citizens of the United States

Must have a high school diploma or GED

Must currently have a valid Kansas Drivers License or be able to obtain one.

Must be able to qualify for vehicle insurance in the use of motor vehicles.

As a condition of employment, you must be able to pass a drug test prior to employment, a background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph examination, and physical exam.  You may be required to meet certain job related sight and hearing standards required to meet essential job functions. 

Must have prior POST Certification or attend KLETC and certified as a Law Enforcement Officer.

Must not have any Felony or Serious Misdemeanor Convictions.

Deputies perform general law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property within Russell County.  The job shall require work involving patrolling rural county areas, enforcing all federal state and local laws and ordinances.  Deputies will be required to investigate crime scenes, accidents, and effect arrests.  Deputies serve Civil process, warrants and transport prisoners.  Deputies are required to complete reports both written and using computers.  Work in this position involves an element of personal danger and employees in this position must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in handling emergencies.  Deputies work rotating schedules which include nights, weekends and holidays.

Starting Pay is $13.50 per hour depending on qualifications

Insurance is Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health and Dental.  Single is paid in full, Family is partially paid by county.

AFLAC is available by request.

Retirement is KP&F


Applications can be obtained from the Russell County Sheriff’s Office:

Russell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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