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Bucks County Sheriff Department Jobs

The Bucks County Sheriff’s Office’s team of deputy sheriffs is responsible for the transport of prisoners, court security, and serving bench warrants in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to become a Bucks County Sheriff’s Deputy:

  1. Meet Minimum Requirements
  2. Apply for Employment
  3. Take Physical Agility Assessment
  4. Interview with the Sheriff’s Office
  5. Complete Remaining Employment Testing
  6. Attend Basic Training Program


Step 1. Meet Minimum Requirements

Individuals seeking Bucks County deputy sheriff jobs must determine if they meet minimum employment requirements before applying for a job with the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office. All candidates must:

  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have no criminal record

Step 2. Apply for Employment

The first step in attaining Bucks County Sheriff Department jobs is to view job listings through the Bucks County Human Resources Job Requisitions page. You may only apply for Bucks County deputy sheriff jobs if the position is listed on the Job Requisitions page.

Once you have located the position of Bucks County deputy sheriff, click on the “Apply Now” link near the job description. Doing so will send you to BucksRECRUIT, the County of Bucks online application system. You may also pick up and/or drop off an application for employment by visiting one of the following sites:

  • Government Service Center

261 California Road

Quakertown, PA 18951

 

  • Bucks County Courthouse

50 North Main Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

 

  • Government Service Center

7321 New Falls Road

Levittown, PA 19055

Step 3. Take Physical Agility Assessment

Qualified candidates are contacted by the Bucks County Human Resources Department to schedule a time and date for the physical agility assessment.

Step 4. Interview with the Sheriff’s Office

Only those candidates who pass the physical agility assessment will be invited to interview with the Department.

Step 5. Complete Remaining Employment Testing

Although the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office does not provide detailed information regarding additional employment testing, other county sheriff offices in Pennsylvania require deputy sheriff candidates to complete the following employment testing:

  • Medical exam, including drug screen
  • Written exam
  • Psychological evaluation

Step 6. Attend Basic Training Program

All new deputy sheriff recruits through the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office must successfully complete the Deputy Sheriff’s Basic Training program (at Penn State University) and achieve certification within one year of being hired.

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