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POLICE OFFICER/DEPUTY SHERIFF-Transfer/Reinstatement Opportunity

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

TRANSFER - YOU MUST CURRENTLY BE A PERMANENT COMPETITIVE CLASS EMPLOYEE, PAST PROBATION, IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LATERAL TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY.
 

REINSTATEMENT - IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR REINSTATEMENT, YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A PERMANENT COMPETITIVE CLASS EMPLOYEE, PAST PROBATION, AND NOT SEPARATED FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR FROM YOUR PREVIOUS POLICE OFFICER OR DEPUTY SHERIFF POSITION. 

Eligible candidates must have already taken and passed the New York State Civil Service examination for Police Officer,/Deputy Sheriff or one whose minimum qualifications of the position that you currently hold (or held) must be equal to or greater than those of the Tompkins County position: must have been appointed permanent from an eligible list and have passed their probationary period to apply. Along with completing the Tompkins County electronic employment application for Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff, candidates must also provide a copy of:
1. Their roster card (shows dates of employment and civil service status)
2.  A copy of their current job description, and
3.  A copy of the exam announcement from which they received their permanent appointment. The examination that you took must be identical or substantially similar to a test that would be held for the Tompkins County position.