Road Patrol Deputy

Updated: March 06, 2015
Classification: Road Patrol Deputy
Wood County is currently testing for Road Patrol Deputy. The department anticipates 3-4 openings. The posting will remain open until filled. Testing is conducted through National Testing Network (NTN).
Salary Information: Start $17.18/hr., 1 year $22.43/hr., then 5 year step increases
Benefit Information: Health, Prescription, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance. Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time. OPERS retirement. Uniform allowance. Paid CEU required training.
Candidate Contact Information:
Nelson Evans
HR Director
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Department Overview:
The Wood County Sheriff's Office is a modern progressive office that handles corrections, road patrol, civil paper service, and dispatch for Wood County, Ohio. The Sheriff's Office currently deploys 124 deputies into its core assignments plus its Detective Bureau, DARE/SRO, SRT, and CCW/SORN units. Last year the Sheriff's Office had 26,000 calls for service and 4,400 inmates booked into its corrections facility.
New Jail Expansion: The County has just authorized a jail expansion for 2015 that will add 60 additional minimum security beds.
County Information:
Wood County covers 617.4 square miles and is situated just south of Toledo, Ohio. It is home of Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, Owens Illinois World Headquarters, First Solar Inc.,Magna International, Chrysler Group LLC, and Wood County Hospital. Founded in 1820, Wood County has a rich history and played a vital part in the opening of the Western United states and in the War of 1812. It is home to the largest reconstructed walled fort in the United States, Fort Meigs and is part of the Maumee River Watershed with the Maumee and Portage Rivers feeding nearby Lake Erie. Every year thousands of fisherman from all over the Midwest flock to Wood County for the annual "walleye run." Wood County provides a nice mix of country and city living having 5 cities, 21 villages, and 19 townships. The County is also known for its great Midwestern values, friendly people and great schools.
Population: 128,200
Job Requirements
Age: 21
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20/20.
Academy Certification: Yes
Necessary Certifications: Current OPOTA certification.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring:
o High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
o Must be OPOTA certified.
o Must obtain CEU's annually as required by Ohio Law and/or the Sheriff's Office.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate NTN account. The PHQ should be completed as soon as possible, so there is not a delay in your process.
To schedule pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.

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