Applicant Process


A written examination for applicant testing will be conducted on the following dates in the Executive Office Building Cafeteria (101 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850) 


2023 MCSO Applicant Testing Schedule

*** All Dates Subject to Change***




Saturday 6 - May 1000 hrs.
Wednesday 17 - May 1800 hrs.
Saturday 3 - June 1000 hrs.
Wednesday 14 - June 1800 hrs.
Saturday 8 - July 1000 hrs.
Wednesday 19 - July 1800 hrs.
Wednesday 9 - August 1800 hrs.
Saturday 19 - August 1000 hrs.
Saturday 9 - September 1000 hrs.
Wednesday 20 - September 1800 hrs.
Saturday 7 - October 1000 hrs.
Wednesday 18 - October 1800 hrs.
Saturday 4 - November 1000 hrs.
Wednesday 15 - November 1800 hrs.
Saturday 2 - December 1000 hrs.
Wednesday 20 - December 1800 hrs.


Location: Executive Office Building Cafeteria, 101 Monroe Street Rockville, MD 20850

Applicants may register via  

Walk in applicants are welcome but should arrive 30 minutes early for registration.

Please forward any inquiries to either Deputy Seager at 240-777-7108 or Lieutenant Strawderman at 240-777-7121.


Job Description

Job Title Deputy Sheriff Candidate
Location Rockville, MD, US
Organization Name Sheriff's Office
Medical Exam Core I Exam with Drug & Alcohol Screen
Background Investigation Yes
Financial Disclosure No
Job Description

Closing Date:  December 21, 2022  


The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is currently recruiting for Deputy Sheriff.  This recruitment will be used to fill positions beginning in January 2023.

The work of a Deputy Sheriff involves performing regulatory and law enforcement duties to protect the lives and property of Montgomery County residents. Deputy Sheriff's work varying shifts to include split shifts, evenings and midnights and may be called upon to work weekends and holidays. Deputies must also be available for periodic overnight trips and can travel by air, when necessary, to return inmates to and from other states.

The work environment of a Deputy Sheriff is divided between field work (serving civil process papers, transporting prisoners and citizens, returning prisoners from out of County/State and maintaining custody of prisoners in a small detention setting) and time spent in a courtroom providing prisoner and courtroom security.

Prior to becoming a sworn deputy sheriff, deputy sheriff candidates are responsible for attending and successfully completing an extended curriculum of instruction that prepares an employee to work in any one of a variety of assignments in the Office of the Montgomery County Sheriff.  A Deputy Sheriff Candidate receives a comprehensive, six (6) months of training through a recruit training program.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF OBTAINING SWORN    DEPUTY SHERIFF STATUS (Completion of the training academy)





Due to current COVID restrictions, test capacity will be limited to twenty-four (24) applicants per testing time.  Walk-in testing will now be allowed. Applicants are requested to arrive 20 minutes early.

The written examination is scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, July 16th at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, July 27th at 6:00 pm 
  • Saturday, August 13th at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00 pm 
  • Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 pm 
  • Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 pm 
  • Saturday, November 5th at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00 pm 
  • Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, December 21st at 6:00 pm


Additional Information:

  • Candidates will be provided with information via email with instructions and information to schedule their own test date after applications have been reviewed and eligibility requirements met.
  • Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, physical, psychological, drug and alcohol screening.
Additional Employment Information

Effective August 30, 2021 all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact to discuss possible accommodations.

OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County's "Public Employees" (which does not include employees of the Sheriff's office) are subject to the County's ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code. Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:  None

Education:   Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.

Equivalency: None.

LICENSE: Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid driver's license.

OTHER:  Be a United States citizen and 21 years of age as of the first day of employment as a sworn Deputy Sheriff.

Preferred Criteria

There are no preferred criteria.  All applicants who meet minimum qualifications confirmed by OHR will be scheduled for a written examination. Based on the results of the written examination, applications will be rated " Eligible -Well Qualified", "Qualified " or "Did Not Pass." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.

Minimum Salary 53439
Maximum Salary 53439
Currency USD