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  • Maury County Tn Sheriff's Office

    Anybody know anything about Maury County SO.

    *Morale (good, bad)
    *Starting salary
    *Do you get take home cars...if so how soon..
    *Is it required that you move to Maury County if hired
    *Benefits
    *Hows the written exam
    *Uniform allowance

    Their not hiring right now, but they said they might be testing in the spring I was just wanting to gather any information anybody might have or heard about them. Thanks!
    Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day for the sheepdog is prepared and has the capacity for violence.

  • #2
    I have not heard about any hiring going on any time soon...but that may be subject to change.The commission is attempting to budget cut us like crazy and we are already running on short supplies and less people than we need, But there still may be a test in the spring....I just don't know about the positions.

    1: Morale: I LOVE it there. The Sheriff is awesome and the people I work with are top notch.

    2: Starting Salary: Not too sure about this because it has changed so much in the last couple of years. I know that we start more than Columbia PD and if you have experience then it will be a lot more. But I believe that it is somewhere between $14.00 to $15.00/ hr....Thats a guess.

    3:Take home car....yes if you are assigned to Patrol you get one when hired.

    4: This has changed so much in the last couple of years. At one point you had to..then they changed it to you didn't. I think that you would stand a better chance of landing the job if you are a County resident however if you are not. You won't be able to take the car home with you.

    5: Benifits...free medical on the employee. Family coverage sucks. Just saying.

    6: Written exam has been updated. If you are fairly intelligent. Then you will pass it.

    7:Uniform Allowance: We get an allotment each year and we order what we need up to a certain amount. I am not hurting for gear.....however I do buy a lot of my own stuff, just because I want the good gear...not because I have to.

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    • #3
      They do pay well for a county deputy. Like Devilgrunt said, If your family is dependent on your insurance I have heard it is sky-high.
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      • #4
        Did anyone else apply last week for Maury County Sheriff's Dept. I have a test date on April the 14th at 8:20 in Columbia. DevilGrunt have you heard how many positions they have open or are planning on hiring.
        Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day for the sheepdog is prepared and has the capacity for violence.

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        • #5
          I only know of one certified position that is open on Patrol. The budget is coming up in July but the way the economy is I doubt we will get any new positons. However it is good to get on the Civil Service List in case any new positions pop open. If you need any other specifics just PM me. Good Luck!

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          • #6
            The posting for patrol didn't say it was for certified only. That would suck cause I'm not certified. When did you hear the position for patrol was for certified only? How long has it been since they have actually hired non-certified and sent someone to the academy?
            Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day for the sheepdog is prepared and has the capacity for violence.

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            • #7
              Just out of curiosity, whats that work out to yearly $?
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              • #8
                Ok...I meant certifed as in Civil Service , however I would bet money that the next position hired will be POST certified officers. With the way the budget is it saves the Department money. They did send two to the Academy last year. But most of the people that have been hired in the last two years have been POST certified officers.

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                • #9
                  Just a tip to you folks looking to get hired but are not certified:
                  GO GET CERTIFIED ON YOUR OWN!!

                  Ever tightening budgets are making it to where most departments will hire a certified officer over one that is not. It is simple economics.

                  My son graduates high school next year, and is going straight to Cleveland State to get certified. It is really a good, cheap way to get a toehold over other candidates.

                  //Getting hired & then going to the academy is great, but in light of the economy, it is not going to be as easy as in the past.

                  ///Sorry to be a wet blanket, but it IS good advice.
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                  • #10
                    Well passed the written test, and the civil service board interview is on Tuesday. Anybody know what the rest of the process consists of. What should I expect after the interview. (Devilgrunt any idea?) Also does anyone have a definite answer on whether you still have to move into Maury county within 6 months of employment or did they do away with that.
                    Last edited by BlueStreak21; 04-18-2010, 02:20 AM.
                    Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day for the sheepdog is prepared and has the capacity for violence.

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                    • #11
                      The civil service process has changed since I went through it. I have heard that the interview is a board consisting of several civil service board members as well as someone from HR. Good Luck with the process!

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                      • #12
                        Well interview went well so now the list goes to the Sheriff, and well see what happens from there. I did email the director of human resources to get verification on the residency in Maury County requirement, and figured I would post it for those that had questions about it. Here is the exact email she sent.

                        The residency policy applies to all positions within the county except licensed health care professionals and P.O.S.T. certified positions. Therefore, if you applied for the communications dispatcher or correctional officer, the residency policy will apply. If you applied for the deputy sheriff position, the residency policy will not apply. If the residency policy applies to the position and you are unable to move within 6 months, you could be terminated. If you have further questions, please let me know.

                        Thank you for your interest in Maury County Government.


                        So since I only applied for the deputy sheriff position it would not apply to me.
                        Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day for the sheepdog is prepared and has the capacity for violence.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by swat_op506 View Post
                          Just a tip to you folks looking to get hired but are not certified:
                          GO GET CERTIFIED ON YOUR OWN!!

                          Ever tightening budgets are making it to where most departments will hire a certified officer over one that is not. It is simple economics.

                          My son graduates high school next year, and is going straight to Cleveland State to get certified. It is really a good, cheap way to get a toehold over other candidates.

                          //Getting hired & then going to the academy is great, but in light of the economy, it is not going to be as easy as in the past.

                          ///Sorry to be a wet blanket, but it IS good advice.
                          Walter State is cheaper, and in 2006 was only 8 weeks long if anyone is interested in getting certified.

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                          • #14
                            Has anyone heard anything?

                            Has anyone who took the written and interviewed for Maury County heard anything yet?

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                            • #15
                              Is the written test the same for all agencies in Tn

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