Here are some of the most asked questions related to applicants.  This list is updated as we received questions and determine adding the question here would assist applicants in the process.

  1. How often do you advertise and accept applications for positions?

    • The Sheriff's Office advertises for various positions as needed.  Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and maintained for a specified period of time before achieving them.  Potential applicant are encouraged to submit their application even if a position is not open at the time.  On hand applicant are processed immediately upon a position becoming available.
  2. How long does it take to get hired?

    • This is a difficult question to answer.  Because the sensitive nature of information handles at the Sheriff's Office, the entire hiring process can take  up to six months.  That time-frame can be greatly reduced by the applicant providing as much detail in the background packet and promptly responding to all investigator queries immediately.
  3. If I have a Misdemeanor Conviction, can I work at the Sheriff’s Office?

    • The short answer to this is, maybe.  Because the Lander County Sheriff's Office is a small agency, we can not segregate Criminal Justice Information (CJI) and Personal Identifiable Information  (PII) from specific employees or positions.  Many Misdemeanor convictions will immediately disqualify a person from accessing or being in a controlled area with CJI or PII.  Each conviction is reviewed and evaluated and therefore an "automatic" disqualifying list cannot be supplied.
  4. If I have a Gross Misdemeanor Conviction, can I work at the Sheriff’s Office?

    • The short answer to this is, probably not.  Because the Lander County Sheriff's Office is a small agency, we can not segregate Criminal Justice Information (CJI) and Personal Identifiable Information  (PII) from specific employees or positions.  All Gross Misdemeanor convictions will immediately disqualify a person from accessing or being in a controlled area with CJI or PII.  Each conviction is reviewed and evaluated and therefore an "automatic" disqualifying list cannot be supplied.
  5. If I have a Felony conviction, can I work at the Sheriff’s Office?

    • The short answer to this is, no.  Because the Lander County Sheriff's Office is a small agency, we can not segregate Criminal Justice Information (CJI) and Personal Identifiable Information  (PII) from specific employees or positions.  Felony convictions will immediately disqualify a person from accessing or being in a controlled area with CJI or PII.  
  6. Am I subject to Drug Testing?

    • Yes.  Because the Lander County Sheriff's Office is a small agency, we can not segregate Criminal Justice Information (CJI) and Personal Identifiable Information  (PII) from specific employees or positions. All positions within the Sheriff's Office have been classified as Safety Sensitive and therefore employees are subject to drug testing.