All candidates must attend a test session and pass the initial examination in order to participate in the hiring process. The entry-level examination is conducted several times per month, typically on weekends or in the evening. Candidates will be able to schedule an exam soon after they apply. Preregistration is required for the written exam- visit Arlington County Jobs- Deputy Sheriff, and click on ‘apply now’ to apply. Initial testing for Deputy Sheriff will be held at the Arlington County Courthouse (1425 N. Courthouse Road Arlington, VA 22201). Once you successfully register, you will receive information on testing dates ad times.
Advanced preparation/studying is not required for the exam and study guides are not available. Candidates should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time. The exam takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete. No late admissions. Must present a valid photo ID at the time of testing. Convenient to the Court House Metro (Orange and Silver lines) and on-site (metered) parking is also available. Electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, PDA’s, cameras, etc) are not allowed in the Courthouse. They may be secured in the adjacent building for a nominal fee.
- Register at Arlington County Jobs- Deputy Sheriff
- High School diploma or GED equivalent
- At least 21 years of age at the time of employment
- U.S. Citizen
- Valid Driver’s License