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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.


On or before the final filing date candidates must be permanently employed in the competitive class as a Deputy Sheriff in the Tompkins County Sheriff's office and must have served on a permanent or contingent permanent basis as a Deputy Sheriff or Police Officer, in the competitive class for at least 36 months, 18 months of this experience must have been as permanent or contingent permanent Deputy Sheriff with the Tompkins County Sheriff's office immediately preceding the final filing date.

       Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

NOTE 1:  Employees who transferred into the Tompkins County Sheriff's office will be given credit for prior permanent competitive class service obtained in another jurisdiction, as long as the service was in a title determined comparable for the purpose of a lateral transfer into the title of Deputy Sheriff and they have passed the probation period for Deputy Sheriff.  In total, you must possess at least two years of permanent competitive class status in your current and previous title.


Candidates must possess a valid Class D, New York State Drivers License at the time of application and maintain such license throughout the duration of employment.

As a first-line supervisor, the incumbent must complete supervisory training and be certified by the Executive Director of the Municipal Police Training Council in accordance with Section 209-q, subsection 1 (c) 1-a before the incumbent’s appointment can become permanent.

NOTE 2:  This position is considered to be a public officer with police officer powers.  Pursuant to Article 3 of the NYS Public Officers law, the holder of this position must be a United States citizen (natural born or naturalized) and a resident of Tompkins County or one of the six contiguous counties at the time of appointment, and maintain such residency for the duration of employment.