Deputy Sheriff


The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff.   Applications will be accepted from April 11 until May 31, 2016.   Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and possess a valid driver’s license.  The preferred applicant will have a minimum of 60 college credit hours from an accredited college and/or equivalent work experience.     Applications may be obtained at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, 543 2nd Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201 or online below.  Please fill out and submit the application through the attached documentation below


pdf Sheriff Employment Application (68 KB)


Second Deputy/Field Technician



POSITION:                            Second Deputy/FieldTechnician

DEPARTMENT:                      Assessor

WORKSCHEDULE:                  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,M-F

JOB CATEGORY:                    COMOT (Computer, Office Machine Operation,Technician)

DATE WRITTEN:April2000       STATUS:Full-time

DATE REVISED:                     July 2012,June2016    FLSA STATUS:Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Bartholomew County provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.


Incumbent serves as Second Deputy/Field Technician for the Bartholomew County Assessor’s Office, responsible for conducting office and field functions related to assessments.



Receives and processes mobile home assessment sheets, computes and verifies assessments, checks addresses and ownership information, and contacts appropriate personnel to resolve discrepancies as needed.

Prepares and mails assessment notices to owners and forwards copies to Auditor and Treasurer, and researches addresses for returned notices and forwards notices accordingly.

Answers telephone and greets office visitors, answers questions, provides property and assessment information, and/or refers callers to appropriate individual or Department.

Assists Realtors, appraisers, and other members of the public as needed, including researching property information and assessments, and updating Department records and information.

Maintains communication with Treasurer, Auditor, and Recorder personnel to request, provide, and/or verify property record information, and resolves questions concerning assessments.

Types and prepares error correction petitions, letters, reports, and other Department correspondence, and maintains Department files as directed.

Measures, inspects, and documents new construction. Revisits and re-measures percentage of parcels each year according to the plan of the Reassessment Supervisor. Checks demolitionof building and answers inquiries regarding realestate.

Verifies accuracy of data in computer pertaining to agricultural, commercial, and industrial properties.

Follows up on building permits for county-wide enforcement. Trains new department staff as needed.

Performs duties of co-workers in their absence or as required to maintain continual public service and Department operations.

Attends training sessions, educational seminars, and/or conferences as appropriate. Performs related duties as assigned.



High school diploma or GED.

Possession of or ability to obtain Level II certification by State Tax Board and ability to maintain State mandated training hours.

Working knowledge of standard office policies and procedures; ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated tasks while meeting deadlines.

Working knowledge of State statutes and Indiana Code pertaining to the assessment of real estate.

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to speak clearly to greet customer and/or the general public.

Knowledge of County geography and ability to locate and regularly travel to property sites within the County.

Knowledge of basic filing systems and ability to maintain accurate and complete department files and records.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to State requirements.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace and personal conduct.

Ability to properly operate standard equipment, such as calculator, copier, computer, printer, fax machine, digital area line meter, measuring tape, camera, telephone, and typewriter.

Ability to analyze, evaluate, investigate or coordinate data, and make determinations based on data analyses.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure.

Ability to apply knowledge of people and/or locations and plan and layout assigned work projects.

Ability to perform arithmetic calculations to compute/calculate assessments.

Ability to read and interpret detailed prints, sketches, layouts, specifications and maps.

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carryout written and oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight. Possession of valid Indiana driver’s license and a demonstrated safe driving record.



Incumbent performs standard, recurring duties according to department policies and procedures and state guidelines with work priorities determined by service needs of the public. Incumbent receives indirect or occasional supervision with assignments guided by definite objects using a variety of methods or procedures, with incumbent referring to supervisor when interpretation of department policies and programs are thought necessary. Frequently, decisions are made which are restricted only by organizational-wide policies. Errors in incumbent's work are usually prevented through supervisory review and are detected through notification from other departments, agencies or the public. Undetected errors may result in loss of time to correct error.



Incumbent maintains communication with co-workers, other County departments, various companies, government agencies, and members of the general public for purposes of exchanging information, and explaining/interpreting state codes, policies, and procedures.

Incumbent reports directly to County Assessor.



Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment and in the field, involving sitting/walking at will, standing/walking for long periods, working in extreme temperatures, lifting/carrying objects weighing 25-50 pounds, bending, crouching/kneeling, reaching, speaking clearly, and depth perception.  Incumbent occasionally travels out of town for training, sometimes overnight.


Applications can be downloaded below.  They may be submitted to the Assessor's Office located at 2nd Floor of the Governement Office Building; 440 Third St. Columbus, IN, 47201.

pdf General Employment Application (97 KB)


911 Director




Are currently accepting applications for a full time Director of the Emergency Operations Center, responsible for developing and administering emergency response procedures applicable to the E911 Center; directs the administration and operation of the Public Safety Communications Center, which includes Emergency 911, Emergency Medical Dispatch, and Computer Aided Dispatch systems.  Serves as Systems Manager for the Computer Aided Dispatch System, including performing minor repairs on computer network and hardware, directing backup procedures of the data files and voice logging systems, coordinating installation of upgrades, and trouble shooting system problems.  Applicant must have a High School diploma or GED, with a minimum of four years’ experience in the area of Emergency Medical or Public Safety required.  Prefer an Associates degree or equivalent training and experience in Public Administration including management and budgeting.  Ability to acquire/maintain required certification, which may include one or more of the following: IDACS/NCIC computer systems, CPR and Emergency Medical Dispatch.  Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of the customary practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the Department, and the County Personnel Policies and budgetary/fiscal procedures and practices.  Practical knowledge of area law enforcement, EMS, and fire demands.  Ability to effectively listen, comprehend, communicate with the public, other officials, and agencies during varied emergency situations.  Ability to supervise and direct assigned personnel, including interviewing applicants, hiring, scheduling and making work assignments, evaluating performance, providing training and corrective instruction.  Director responsible for planning and assigning work projects and public speaking presentations when requested. 

            Please send resume or apply at the following location:

Bartholomew County Commissioners

440 Third Street, Suite 101

Columbus, Indiana 47201

            Closing date for applications is Friday, May 26, 2017