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) 


2024 MCSO Applicant Testing Schedule

*** All Dates Subject to Change***




Saturday June 1, 2024 10:00 AM
Wednesday June, 26, 2024 6:00 PM
Saturday July 13, 2024 10:00 AM
Wednesday July 24, 2024 6:00 PM
Saturday August 3, 2024 10:00 AM
Wednesday August 14, 2024 6:00 PM
Saturday September 11, 2024 10:00 AM
Wednesday September 21, 2024 6:00 PM
Saturday October 9, 2024 10:00 AM
Wednesday October 19, 2024 6:00 PM
Saturday November 2, 2024 10:00 AM
Wednesday November 13, 2024 6:00 PM
Saturday December 14, 2024 10:00 AM


Inquiries regarding the application process and testing should be directed to Deputy Seager at 240-777-7108 or Lieutenant Cupeta at 240-777-7135.‚Äč


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 Lt Strawderman at 240-777-7121.


Job Description

Job Title Deputy Sheriff Candidate; Grade G1
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:  Open Until Filled 


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:

  • Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m.

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 
[email protected]  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 
[email protected] . 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

Minimum Salary 61290
Maximum Salary 61290
Currency USD


**Note** Based on the extensive nature of the background investigative process, the expected duriation of the application process is approximately 6-12 months. If not selected, applicants may reapply 6 months from the date of the written examination.