Grundy County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Application
Deadline 5/6/2024 4:00 PM

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the County of Grundy Merit Commission, and the County of Grundy Merit Commission retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the County of Grundy Merit Commission. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

 Note:  Limited to the first 90 applications submitted -OR-  applications submitted online by 
Monday, May 6, 2024 @ 4:00 PM (CST) whichever occurs first. 
 

Grundy County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.

Starting Salary: $61,654.32

Sworn Personnel: 34

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Grundy County Merit Commission:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • No felony convictions;
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Valid Illinois driver's license;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age as of date of hire;
  • Must pass the Illinois P.O.W.E.R. test at the Applicant's expense (this Pre-Employment Condition is not required at the time of application);
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive Background Investigation prior to appointment to the Grundy Sheriff's Office (i.e., good moral character, honesty, integrity);
  • Participate in on-line written examination testing between Tuesday, May 14, 2024 and Thursday, May 16, 2024.  (More information concerning the written exam is located under the "Summary of the Hiring Process" section of this application);
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

Submission of Application

  • Limited to the first 90 applications submitted -OR-  Applications submitted online by Monday, May 6, 2024 @ 4:00 PM (CST), whichever occurs first.  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. 
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted. 
  • Previous Grundy County Sheriff’s Office applicants are eligible to re-apply.  

Documents Required for Application Submission

  • Copy of valid driver's license;
  • Copy of birth certificate;
  • Copy of High school diploma or GED equivalent (If unable to provide a diploma, obtain a letter of certification from the school);
  • Copy of social security card;
  • If applicant has military experience, a copy of Form DD214 is required.

A maximum of (5) Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Grundy County Merit Commission for the following: 

 

  • MILITARY SERVICE - Those applicants for appointment as a Deputy Sheriff and/or Correctional Officer to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office who have honorably served in the military service of the United States shall file with their Supplementary Employment Questionnaire, a sworn or certified copy of their Certificate of Honorable Service in a branch of the United States Military, or such other evidence as they may have of honorable service in or honorable discharge from, any branch of the United States Military. If qualified and duly requested by the applicant, a candidate may be awarded 1.25 points for each year of active military service not to exceed 4 years or 5 points. Any candidate serving 12 months in a recognized combat zone may be awarded 5 preference points.

  • EDUCATIONAL - Those applicants for appointment as a Deputy Sheriff and/or Correctional Officer to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office who have obtained a college degree shall file with their Supplementary Employment Questionnaire, a certified copy of their college transcripts. If qualified and duly requested by the applicant; a candidate may be awarded 3 points for an Associate Degree and 5 points for any college degree, Bachelor's or higher, from a regionally accredited institution.

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT or CORRECTIONAL OFFICER - Those applicants for appointment as a Deputy Sheriff and/or Correctional Officer to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office who have prior law enforcement or correctional officer experience, shall file with their Supplementary Employment Questionnaire, a certified letter of their experience. If qualified and duly requested by the applicant, a candidate may be awarded 5 preference points for prior experience.

  • GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE EXPLORERS - The Merit Commission may award preference points to Explorers in the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program. An applicant may receive ½ point per year – up to 2 points for participation in the program.

 The Grundy County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.