Employment

While there are no vacancies, resumes may be mailed or dropped off during general business hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. excluding legal holidays

General Employment Requirements

Resume Valid Ohio Driver's License (with no more than 4 points) or State ID Card
Hancock County, Ohio, resident within 6 months of hire date No convictions of misdemeanor crimes
No convictions of felony crimes Applicants are subject to drug screening
Applicants are subject to physical testing Applicants are subject to psychological testing

Enforcement Division - Road Patrol

Road Patrol - General Duties

Enforce motor vehicle, state, and criminal laws
Respond to a variety of incidents which may include vehicle crashes, domestic disturbances, thefts, & harrassment complaints
Direct and control traffic

Special Units

ERT - Emergency Response Team
K-9 - Canines
SRO - School Resource Officers
Investigations
Drug Task Force

Road Patrol General Requirements

Ohio Peace Officer Certified
Knowledge of general police methods and procedures
Knowledge of State and Criminal laws
Able to operate a motor vehicle
Communicate verbally and written
Effectively deal with the public
React well in an emergency situation
Withstand vigorous physical activity
Knowledgeable of firearms usage
Knowledgeable of radio operations
Knowledgeable of first aid

Enforcement Division - Communications

Communications - General Duties

Receive and effectively direct all incoming calls from the public including calls for emergency assistance
Receive and transmit radio communications to Deputies in the field
Record all telphone calls and radio traffic
Monitor alarms, security cameras, doors, fire systems, & security systems

Communications General Requirements

Knowledge of Public Relations
Knowledge of Office procedures
Skilled in the operation of radio transmitters and receiving equipment
Communicate verbally and written
Able to recognize unusual threatening conditions
Able to take appropriate action in all situations
Communicate effectively with the public
The Hancock County Sheriff's Office will provide additional training for specifics to this office

Corrections Division

Corrections - General Duties

Receive and discharge inmates completing the entire booking process including fingerprinting, photographing and searches
Responsible for the movement of inmates from one location to another within the facility
Monitor inmate visitation activities while ensuring the proper level of security
Patrol housing areas to ensure the proper level of security, health and welfare of inmates
Monitor closed circuit television, intercom systems, security vestibules, and jail cells.

Corrections General Requirements

Knowledge of Corrections Procedures and Methods
Knowledge of regulatory requirements governing jail operations
Exercise sound judgement under possible stressful situations
Communicate verbally and written
Withstand vigorous physical activity
Knowledge of proper search techniques
Communicate effectively with the public
Ability to measure existing facility conditions against regulatory requirements
The Hancock County Sheriff's Office will provide 136-Hour Corrections Academy Training