Applications are being accepted through Feb. 7 for state deputy sheriff positions statewide.
"This recruitment will help the department fill several positions," said Sheriff Robin Nagamine. "We are looking for people who possess traits and characteristics required for this type of work. Among these are physical and mental fitness, alertness, tact, integrity, honesty, good judgment and the ability to deal effectively with the public."
To qualify, an applicant must be a high school graduate; be able to demonstrate knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation; have the ability to read and comprehend complex written material; be able to write a clear, factual report; and have at least two years of work experience that demonstrates these abilities.
After the initial recruitment, chosen applicants will be tested on physical fitness (pushups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run) and have to complete a written test to gauge their reading, writing and comprehension skills. After successful completion of the physical ability and written tests, the applicant may be scheduled for an interview with the department.
Those selected will participate in a five-month recruit class, which will consist of classroom and on-the-job training in the laws, rules, regulations, principles, practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement; the operation of firearms and other equipment; as well as physical conditioning.
For a complete list of recruitment requirements and to apply to become a deputy sheriff, go to the state Department of Human Resources and Development website at dhrd.hawaii.gov/job-seekers.