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Frequently Asked Questions 

  •  Do candidates have to submit a new application for each job they apply for?


     Does Mesa County accept applications for closed positions?

    No. We only accept applications for specific open positions.

     How long on average does it take from when I submit my application until I am offered a job?

    For Sheriff’s Office or Criminal Justice Service Department positions it usually takes 6 to 10 weeks due to the extensive background investigation, testing and interview process.

    For all other Mesa County position it usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks.

     What steps must a Sheriff’s Office candidate pass before receiving a job offer?

    For a Deputy Sheriff Law Operations or Jail Operations positions the candidate must pass the following steps:

    • Criminal and Driving background check
    • Polygraph and Integrity interview
    • Physical and Drug Test
    • Report Writing or Spelling/Typing Test
    • Reference checks.
    • Psychological Evaluation

    For a non Deputy position at the Sheriff’s Office only steps (a) through (e) must be completed.

     Will I hear back from someone after I submit my application; and if so, when?

    Mesa County will only contact applicants that they are interested in interviewing or testing. Usually candidates are selected within 3 weeks after submission or the closing date.

    Candidates may review the "Closed Positions" tab for the status of a position he/she applied for.

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