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Wayne County Sheriff's Office is holding a special hiring event on July 23rd to fill 100 openings

Fee for physical test being waived
Posted: 7:19 AM, Jul 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-22 07:19:12-04

Filling 100 vacant officer positions in the jails is a priority for Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.  So, his team has put together a day-long hiring event to seek out qualified candidates.

And get this -- the $50 agility test fee is being waived for the whole day for any men and women interested in taking the physical exam.

WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HIRING EVENT
Saturday, July 23, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wayne State University Athletics Multi-Purpose Annex Facility

5101 John C. Lodge Service Drive

Detroit

The Physical Abilities Test must be completed within 5-minutes-35 seconds.

The tasks include:

  • Carrying a 40-pound weight a distance of 100 feet
  • Climbing up and down a four-step staircase 15 times
  • Running about 330 feet around six cones
  • Dragging a 165-pound dummy 45 feet

To apply, you must be at least 18 with a valid driver's license.

You also bring a signed note from your doctor approving your participation in the test.

HEALTH SCREENING FORM AVAILABLE HERE

If you pass the physical test, you'll have the option that day of taking required written tests and submitting a jail application. This would speed up the hiring process.

Other requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license
  • No felony convictions

The jail officers are paid a salary of $29,698 on a bi-weekly pay period.  Pay increases are offered as you build experience.

EMAIL ALICIA SMITH IF YOU HAVE ANY JOB OPENINGS OR JOB FAIRS IN YOUR  NEIGHBORHOOD: asmith@wxyz.com