WILLIAMSON - Have you ever considered a career in law enforcement or had the desire to be employed in a position where you felt you could make a difference in society? If you answered yes to these questions, opportunity is now knocking at your door.
Mingo County Sheriff (MCSD) James Smith informed the Williamson Daily News that following the resignation of Deputies Nathan Glanden and Mike Miller, his department is now in the process of accepting applications to replace those officers.
In order to qualify for these positions you must fall between the age of 18 and 45, pass a physical agility test that includes running 1 ½ miles in less than 14:52 minutes, as well as completing 29 sit-ups and 27 push-ups. You must also successfully pass a pyscholigical exam and a background check.
The starting pay as a deputy with the MCSD is $2,250 a month for non-certified officers and $2,650 for certified. If you have not completed the certification program in the past, you would be scheduled to attend the 16 week course at the West Virginia State Police Academy after you finish the probationary hire period. Deputies’ ecru 1 ¼ vacation days per month, which totals 15 days a year. You also get 1 ½ sick days per month, for a total of 18. The position includes a benefit package and you would also be provided with a take home police cruiser. Candidates do not have to reside in Mingo County to qualify.
“We have a great group of deputies in our department and we are presently searching for new hires that have the ambition and drive to serve the needs of the public to the best of their ability,” stated Smith. “It is an honor to serve our local residents and I’m confident that the new deputies we plan to hire will be an asset to the Sheriff’s office.”
If you would like additional information about the available positions, please contact Chief Field Deputy Joe Smith or Administrative Assistant Rhoda Diamond by calling 304-235-0300. Application may be picked up in the Sheriff’s office located on the 1st floor of the courthouse between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 during the week, with the exception of 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.