Skip to content

Recruiting and Background Section

David Vernon - Manager

The Recruiting and Background Section is responsible for finding, processing, and hiring candidates for all deputy and civilian positions.


Recruiting Unit

OCSO Recruiting Unit in front of Central Complex building

A team of Field Recruiters combs the state looking for quality candidates and encouraging them to apply.   A group of Staff Recruiters personally screens each and every one of the over 4,900 applications received each year.  HR Technicians work with candidates to coordinate appointments and testing, often assisting them with travel plans. 

Background Unit

A team of expert Background Investigators delves thoroughly into candidates who are selected to process in order to guarantee the quality expected by our agency.  Detectives talk to neighbors, research job histories, visit employers, and carefully review all areas of each person’s past.  Out of 313 background investigations, 130 deputies and 71 civilian employees were hired. Ultimately, only about 3% of the candidate pool is selected for hire, truly ensuring we hire only the best of the BEST!