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wayne county sheriffThe Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is working to fill nearly 200 vacancies at the Wayne County Jails.  On Saturday, Nov. 13, WCSO will hold a “one-stop-shop” to speaking for individuals interested in working in incarceration and embarking on a career in law enforcement and we have a special emphasis on reaching out to our veterans.

WCSO will offer a “free” pre-hire Physical Abilities Test starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, for men and women with military experience who are interested in working as officers in the County jails. The test, which is normally $50, will be free that day and takes place at Michigan Light Guard Armory, 4400 E. Eight Mile Road in Detroit (48234).

Those who pass the physical test will have the option that day of taking required written tests and submitting a job application to expedite the hiring process. The Sheriff’s Office has nearly 90 vacant officer positions in the jails. New hires are paid a salary of $28,284, a $1,200 annual retention bonus, healthcare and other benefits. Included on the test, which must be completed within five minutes, 35 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E-WWOh7mwk

  • Carrying a 40-pound weight a distance of 100 feet
  • Climbing up and down a four-step staircase 15 times
  • Running about 330 feet around six cones
  • Dragging a 165-pound dummy 45 feet

Test applicants must be at least 18 years of age and bring a driver’s license. A signed note from their doctor approving participation must also be presented at testing (health screening form available athttp://www.misctc.org/downloads/LCOPAT_Health_Screen_Form.pdf

In addition to successful completion of the physical test, applicants for officer positions in the Wayne County Jails must have a high school diploma or GED and be qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license. Those with felony convictions will not be considered.

For more information about the job openings and requirements see www.sheriffconnect.com or contact Matthew Bueter, Wayne County Personnel Department, at 313-224-6086 and/ormbueter@waynecounty.com.

Log on to www.sheriffconnect.com for more hiring information.

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