Application Process

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Visit the City-County Human Resources job listing page to check for job openings.

The Sheriff's Office establishes an eligibility list for hiring that stays in effect for six months, but may be approved for longer time periods. The office will typically test only once a year to determine who makes that list. Applications are only accepted during a designated period of time prior to testing.

Hiring Process

  • Applications are made online at the  City-County Human Resources job listing webpage
  • Written Testing is conducted by Human Resources and a passing score of 70% in each section must be achieved to advance. Currently the written exam is the POST by Stanard & Associates, Inc.
  • If you successfully pass the written test, you will then move on to a physical performance evaluation. View a detailed description of the physical testing (PDF). Find recommended training activities to prepare (PDF). Physical testing is not scored for rankings, but those who pass will move on to the interview stage.
  • Pre-screen interviews will be conducted for everyone who passes the written and physical tests. The top scoring candidates continue to an oral board panel interview.
  • Final rankings of total scores are determined after the oral interview(s). The Sheriff has the option to choose from the top three available candidates to fill each open position.

If you happen to already be a certified law enforcement officer in another state, and your certification is accepted by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, you may be required to attend only a portion of basic certification class.

2021 Hiring Timeline

Applications OpenDecember 5, 2020 - January 10, 2021
Written Testing Study SessionJanuary 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM or January 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Written and Physical TestingJanuary 28-30, 2021
Pre-screen InterviewsFebruary 1-5, 2021
Oral Board InterviewsFebruary 8-12, 2021
Background InvestigationsFebruary 15, 2021 - March 8, 2021
Sheriff InterviewsMarch 9-12, 2021
Conditional Offer TestingMarch 15-26, 2021
Sheriff's Final OfferMarch 29, 2021
Basic Training AcademyMay 2, 2021 - August 13, 2021