Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office is deeply committed to the ideal of equality and non-discrimination among its employment and retention policies and seeks to employ a representative cross-section of the community in which we live and serve.
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1. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office seeks to make the application and selection process as fair and equitable as possible. All aspects of the application and selection process will be performed according to established guidelines that are in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and county laws, rules, or regulations.
2. Any member of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office that is involved in the application, evaluation, and hiring process has received specialized training in the procedures required for fair, unbiased personnel selection and background investigations.
3. Detailed job descriptions covering specific requirements and employment standards for all positions will be kept on file with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Personnel Division and will be available for review by all interested applicants.
4. The application process for any position will be available to the interested persons during normal business hours and specific application processes will be included in each employment application package.
5. The application package will also specify the rating criteria and minimum qualification levels that must be achieved before moving onto the next step in the evaluation process. These criteria will be directly related to the position being sought, and all elements of the selection process will be administered, scored, evaluated, and interpreted in a uniform manner. The specific application process will also list the date that the applicant may reapply if they are not employed for the current available position.
Application Packages are as follows ;
a. Clerical packages include application, job description, and standards for employment.
b. Detention packages include application, job description, and standards for employment.
6. Applicants will be advised that the hiring process of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office is time consuming; therefore, an applicant should be capable of accommodating their schedules to attend appointments or interviews during the selection process.
7. Applicants will be kept informed of their status during the selection process. Applicants can voluntarily withdraw their names from consideration at any time during the pre-employment process without prejudice for future re-application.
a. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office maintains contact with applicants for sworn positions from initial application to final employment disposition.
8. No applicants will be removed from the application and selection process due to minor omissions or deficiencies that can be remedied prior to the testing or interview stage.
9. Candidates for sworn positions determined to be ineligible for employment are informed in writing.
10. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office does not utilize polygraph examinations or instruments for the detection of deception as part of the employment application process.
Reconsideration of Applicants
1. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office will make every reasonable effort to insure that persons who have entered the application and selection process for employment have an equal and fair chance for re-application should they voluntarily withdraw their names for consideration.
2. If the applicant has successfully met all of the recruitment and application process but is not selected, applications will remain on file for a period of one (1) year.
3. In the event that an applicant is found to have intentionally misled, obscured, or falsified any portion of the application with the intent to deceive, they will be removed from the application and selection process and advised that re-application will not be allowed.
Retention of Applicant Records
1. Any records obtained during the application and selection process become the property of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. The application, background information, physical examination, psychological and emotional stability examination and all other material that is obtained by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office will be held for a period of time not to exceed one (1) year from the date of submission of the initial application.
2. Any records obtained during the application and selection process will be kept in a locked, secure location and only those persons with legitimate need to gain access to these records will be allowed into this secured area.
3. All records of applicants not offered a full-time sworn position will be disposed of in a manner to ensure applicant confidentiality.
4. Application records obtained for persons who are eventually hired in a full-time position will be kept the entirety of their employment with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office.
Probationary Status of New Employees
1. There will be no probationary period for civilian or clerical employees.
2. All persons who accept employment in the detention center will serve a six (6) month probationary period.
3. All persons who have accepted employment in a full-time or reserve commissioned status will serve a six (6) month probationary period.
4. The six (6) month probationary period for sworn officers who must attend certification training will begin at the completion of their certification training.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office seeks to employ those members of our community that not only represent the wide diversity of cultures that live in our service area. But, we seek to hire any individual that can meet the requirements for employment and can perform at a level that mirrors our motto " Pride in who we are, Professional in what we do."
Employment standards are established for the various positions within the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. These positions are categorized below;
5. Reserve Deputy Sheriff
Employment Standards Defined :
Personnel: Tina Isch
(405) 713-1093 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST email:
Emergency Telephone: 9-1-1 or
201 North Shartel