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LAW ENFORCEMENT APPLICANT INFORMATION

 
Thank you for your interest in becoming a law enforcement member of McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office.  The Deputy Sheriff application period is closed as of March 13th, at 4:30 PM.  Any applications submitted after March 13th at 4:30 PM will not be considered.  Updates to the next application period will be posted here. 
  
The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is a modern law enforcement agency utilizing the latest in technology to effectively investigate, deter, and apprehend criminals.  Working with other city, state, and federal agencies that operate in the confines of the county, we dedicate ourselves 24/7 to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of McKenzie County.  The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is committed to promoting individual responsibility and community commitment; we will work together to resolve problems, reduce crime, and provide a safe environment for our residents and visitors.  
 
To be eligible for appointment to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office an applicant must:
  
  • Be of excellent moral character 
  • Obtained a High School Diploma or GED 
  • Be at least 18 years of age 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license 
  • Pass background investigation 
  • Pass oral review board 
  • ND POST Licensed or ND POST License eligible 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • No misdemeanor convictions within the last 3 years 
  • No domestic violence convictions 
  • No felony convictions 
APPLICATION PROCESS

A resume with cover letter must be submitted with your application booklet. It is the requirement of the applicant to fully complete the application booklet before submission.  Failure to complete the necessary requirements pertaining to background investigations will disqualify the applicant from further consideration.  The application booklet and other required documents may be submitted by mail, email, or hand delivered to:

TO:

McKenzie County Sheriff's Office
1201 12 th ST SE, SUITE B
Watford City, ND 58854
sheriffjobs@co.mckenzie.nd.us

The application process will include the following steps:
  • Application
  • Initial background
  • Oral review board (interview)
  • Completion of background questionnaire
  • Full background
  • Conditional offer of employment
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical examination
  • Offer of employment
FORMS  



An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at ND Department of Veterans Affairs and submit any documentations with an otherwise complete application.

McKenzie County is an equal opportunity employer.




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