Deputy Sheriff (Various Divisions) - Sign On Bonus Available
Job Details
Sheriff's Office - Oxford, NC
Full Time
High School Diploma
$37,284.00 - $59,655.00 Salary/year
Rotating Shift
Duties and Responsibilities


General Duties

An employee in this class performs general law enforcement duties.  Work includes patrolling the County during an assigned shift in a vehicle; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; serving various civil and criminal papers; responding to calls; apprehending suspects; serving as court bailiff; serving as a school resource officer, and executing related assignments.  Employees must exercise judgment, initiative, and calm control when performing duties.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness.  Work is performed by departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers.  Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids. Work may subject the employee to comply with final OSHA Standards on blood-borne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, discussion, and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

Patrols the County in a vehicle, on foot, or by other means; serves a variety of civil and criminal papers; responds to calls; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects.

Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, and loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining the true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.

Investigates possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests, and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.

Serves warrants and civil and criminal process papers; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports them to County magistrate and/or County detention facilities.

Provides courtroom security for judges, the public, and inmates; calls court into session and insures judges' security and other needs are met; performs coordination, seclusion, and other procedures with juries; escorts inmates to and from the courtroom.

Serves as School Resource Officer providing law enforcement and community relations for school students, faculty, and staff; establishes rapport on campus; provides teaching on law enforcement issues; provides student counseling as needed; makes referrals to community agencies.

Serves as K-9 officer; takes control of crime scenes for search; manages animals in search and tracking operations; ensures care, feeding, and training of the assigned animal.

Operates two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to headquarters or central communications; maintains vehicle, weapons, and other equipment in standard working order.

Transports inmates, mental patients, and others to other jurisdictions, medical facilities, and other correctional or related facilities.

Prepares detailed records and reports of activities using prescribed methods.

Assists other law enforcement and emergency agencies in controlling emergencies.

Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.

Additional Job Duties

Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.

Performs other related duties as required.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range:  ($37,284 - $59,655)  -  Additional qualifications and experience may be considered.  If hired at the beginning hiring rate, the employee may be eligible for up to a 5% increase after satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

* New Hire Sworn Employee Sign-On Bonus -  up to $5,000 dependent upon hire date (eligible for $5000, $2500, or $2000 bonus dependent upon hire date).

Granville County offers a very competitive benefits package. It includes County health and life insurance, group rate coverage for dental and vision, a flexible spending plan, 401k, and a retirement pension (once fully vested). Granville County employees enjoy 12 paid holidays per year as well as the ability to accrue vacation and sick leave on a monthly basis. Several voluntary supplemental insurance options are also offered. Granville County offers excellent promotional and advancement opportunities as well as unrivaled career security in working for local government.


Granville County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.