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Our Hiring Process & Timeline

Steps in our Hiring Process

  • Captain's Interview 

    An informal 15-20 minute interview with the Division Captain


  • Oral Board Interview 

    Formal face-to-face interview for eligible and invited applicants


  • Conditional Job Offer 

    Extended to top candidate(s) only.


  • Statement of Personal History 

    Applicant completes the required paperwork for the background investigation.


  • Pre-employment Background Investigation 

    Completion of a thorough background investigation as required by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) - this generally takes about three weeks


  • Psychological Evaluation 

    Completed in two parts - the first is done on the computer and proctored at the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the second is a telemed appointment with the psychological doctor


  • Medical Evaluation 

    Varies by position - certified positions (Deputy and Dispatchers) are evaluated on criteria set by the Department of Public Safety and Standards Training


  • Sheriff's Interview 

    Formal face-to-face interview with the Sheriff and Division Captain - generally 30-40 minutes


  • Final Job Offer 



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