Human Resources

Location: Director: Hours: Contact:
City Hall
701 N 7th St, Suite 646
Kansas City, KS
J. Renee Ramirez Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
P: (913) 573-5660 F: (913) 573-5006 E: Email



Minimum Qualifications

Responsibilities Include:

The day to day operation of the county jail and provides charge and custody of the Adult Detention facility. Successful interaction with inmates, enforces the rules and regulations of the Wyandotte County Detention Center, and ensures the rights of inmates are protected under the constitution of the United States. Responsible for transporting prisoners to appear before a judge or stand trial for crimes committed. Housing consists of minimum and maximum security levels. The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must possess a High School Diploma or GED, 21 years of age by date of hire. Valid Driver’s license, United States Citizen, No misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements as outlined in the Kansas Statute (KSA 74-5605) and no chronic record of misdemeanors, felony convictions, or convicted of certain domestic violence related offenses.  The approximate starting salary is $3,416.66 per month.


Application & Selection

Applications and instructions to applicants may be obtained using the link below, or in-person with the Human Resources Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, 701 North 7th Street, Rm. 646, Kansas City, Kansas 66101 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Applications must be turned in, IN PERSON, along with all required documentation. 

Testing for the position of Deputy will be conducted on a monthly basis. Applicants sitting for the written examination are required to score 70% or above and pass the physical agility within 1:38 seconds in order to proceed in the process. Applicants are required to submit an application along with required documentation prior to the testing deadline to reserve a seat. Seats are limited to 15 per test dates. Confirmation of test location and time will be provided to the applicant at time of application. Testing dates are subject to change. Failure to attend any portion of the testing will result in disqualification.

Applicants applying for the position of Deputy will be required to pass a written examination and physical agility examination. Applicants passing both the written and physical agility test will proceed to a board interview. Once an start date has been determined, a group of applicants will be selected to move forward to the background check and CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis). Applicants selected for a conditional offer of employment will participate in post offer testing to include a psychological evaluation (which includes a written assessment and Clinical Assessment Interview with department psychologist) and physical and drug screen. Applicant must be a resident of Wyandotte County OR willing to relocate within 12 months from date of hire.

Testing Schedule

Deadline to Apply Written Test Agility Test
10/31/18 11/7/18 11/15/18
11/28/18 12/5/18 12/20/18
12/26/18 1/2/19 1/17/19
1/30/19 2/6/19 2/21/19
2/27/19 3/6/19 3/21/19
3/27/19 4/3/19 4/18/19
4/24/19 5/1/19 5/16/19
5/29/19 6/5/19 6/20/19
6/26/19 7/3/19 7/18/19
7/31/19 8/7/19 8/15/19
8/28/19 9/4/19 9/19/19
9/25/19 10/2/19 10/17/19
10/30/19 11/6/19 11/21/19
11/27/19 12/4/19 12/19/19
12/25/19 1/8/20 1/16/20

Physical Agility Exam

The Physical Agility will take place on the third Thursday each month at the Pierson Park Community Center. The exam will begin promptly at 8:30 am. A voluntary session will be available from 8:30am – 9:00am. The voluntary session is highly recommended as applicants will be able to demonstrate the various obstacles of the physical agility.
For both written and physical agility components seating is very limited and reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Once you submit your completed application your space will be reserved for the next scheduled exam. Testing dates and times are subject to change. Complete applications must be submitted no later than the last Wednesday of the month prior to the scheduled written test.
Please review the Sheriff’s Office grooming standards as well as disqualifiers. They are included in the application packet as well as posted on our website


 Criminal Conviction Disqualifiers – Detention Deputy

Grooming Standards

Grooming Standards- Deputy



(This information is provided as a courtesy for the applicant and is not intended to be utilized for any other purposes)

The United Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.