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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Sheriff
Job Title: Polygraph Examiner
Salary: $60000.00 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

A non-commissioned position within the Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Support Services Bureau, Training Academy, Performs detailed polygraph examinations of applicants, employees and criminal suspects. Requires skilled typing and filing of routine and confidential reports and records.  Processes departmental documents in accordance with established and accepted policies and procedures.



  • Successful completion of the applicant process and Civil Service certification
  • No record of criminal conviction, diversion, or expungement of any felony or crime of dishonesty, or the equivalent under the uniform code of military justice.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a field acknowledged by an accredited polygraph training school
  • Certificate of graduation from a polygraph training school accredited by the American Polygraph Association
  • Minimum of 3 years prior experience
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License


Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs all agency applicant polygraph examinations
  • Coordinates all pre-employment polygraph examinations with assigned supervisor
  • Conducts specific issue polygraph examinations of criminal suspects
  • Conducts specific issue polygraph examinations related to internal administrative investigations
  • Reports conclusions of all polygraph examinations orally and in writing to the requesting party
  • Maintains logs and records of all examinations conducted
  • Assures continued compliance with the “Expert Witness” rule as mandated by the courts
  • Maintains current membership in the American Polygraph Association and the American Association of Police Polygraphists
  • Maintains logs and records, as required.
  • Prepares and maintains a wide variety of department records and reports in compliance with departmental policies and procedures; prepares and files written and taped reports outlining information regarding each examination
  • Abides by standards of practice as specified by the American Polygraph Association
  • Attends and successfully completes the required forty (40) hours of training every two years to maintain professional certification.
  • Reads and retains all periodicals, newsletters, and other written materials provided by the American Polygraph Association. .
  • Properly maintains all polygraph and office equipment assigned to the position
  • Submits a written monthly summary of all activities to the Recruiting Sergeant
  • Researches and studies agency policies and procedures, case law and recent court decisions affecting proper use and value of polygraph examination results
  • Maintains clean, professional appearance and proper personal hygiene in accordance to departmental policy and procedures.
  • Maintains availability for court appearances and testimony. Assists agency  Professional Standards Unit / Internal Affairs, other Divisions and the District Attorney’s Office in preparing presentation of testimony and/or evidence; responds to subpoenas by attending court trials and provides court testimonies as required.
  • Assists agency background investigation personnel in performing background checks on prospective employees
  • Performs other related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Ability to obtain information through interviews,
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to display sound judgement in making work decisions
  • Skill in the use of personal computer and software applications
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, arithmetic and vocabulary.
  • Knowledge of assigned department operations and organizations or ability to acquire such knowledge during a reasonable period of training.
  • Ability to work within the parameters of the Core Values, Mission and Vision of the agency.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions within policies, procedures, rules & regulations.


Physical Requirements & Equipment Operated:

  • Ability to lift various objects, ranging from paper files weighing several pounds, to a package weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Employees are required to perform the same repetitive movement as much as 30-45 minutes out of each hour and some on a more intermittent basis.  Staff performs their duties at their assigned work areas roughly 7½ to a full 8 hours at a time. Examples of repetitive movement would be typing, using a computer and answering telephones.
  • Must be able to move effectively in varied settings throughout the office space that may include stairs while performing other listed job duties.
  • Operate polygraph instrument, photocopier, PC, multi-line phone, printers, and fax machine.


Testing/Screening Requested:

Final candidates will be required to take the following tests: Typing and Proofreading



Environmental Factors & Working Conditions:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  4310 E 19th St N

  • Work performed inside a climate controlled office.
  • Work with potentially hostile customers (or members of the public).
  • Work in a fast paced environment that may include meeting deadlines, changing priorities, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with and respond to persons who may become emotionally upset.


This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status.  Per Civil Service Policy 1.05-Nepotism, no person shall be appointed, promoted, transferred, or otherwise employed in, any position in the Sheriff Civil Service when, as a result, he or she would supervise, have assignment with, or receive supervision from a member of his or her immediate family.  Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov.  Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number.  This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance.  Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com.  You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. 










Vacancy Number: 20008286

Open Date: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/24/2018 11:59:59 PM