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Posted by: Fairfax County Sheriffs Office on Sep 09, 2021


Fairfax , VA 22030

Job Description:

JOIN OUR TEAM! The Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Recruits receive seven months of paid training to become sworn law enforcement officers with certifications in jail operations, court security and civil process.

Carry out the core duties of the Sheriff’s Office, including operating the Adult Detention Center, providing security in the Courthouse and serving civil law process. All Sheriff's deputies are certified law enforcement officers.
Work a 12.5 hour day or night shift while assigned to the Adult Detention Center. All shifts work about 15 days per month for a total of 87.5 hours per two-week pay period, including weekends and holidays.

At least 21 years of age at date of Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy graduation and at least 20 years of age at date of application
U.S. citizen
High school diploma or successful completion of a U.S. Department of Education recognized G.E.D. testing program

Must never have been convicted of a felony, serious misdemeanor or crime of moral turpitude
Must be able to obtain a Class "A" medical rating in the assigned medical group before appointment
Must be a non-smoker at time of appointment and willing to sign a Condition of Employment Agreement to refrain from smoking both on and off duty
Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver's license without a negative point balance at the time of appointment
Must successfully complete a field training program (on-the-job-training) upon graduation from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy
Must obtain the following from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services within one year of appointment:
Certification as a law enforcement officer
Certification as a jailor
Certification in court security and civil process
Certification in firearms proficiency

To view any Fairfax County job listing and apply for a job, you must create an account and build your application using the ONLINE JOB APPLICATION SYSTEM. You will find the official job listing for Deputy Sheriff by selecting "sheriff" under "department" and clicking "go." A link to the position description will appear at the bottom of the page.

Candidates invited to continue in the process will be required to complete the following:
Comprehensive background
Medical exam
Polygraph exam
Psychological exam

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A RESUME VIA EMAIL. You will only be considered for employment through your submission in the online job application system: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty

Email the applicant recruiting office at shf-applicants@fairfaxcounty.gov, or leave a message with your contact information at 703-246-4105 [TTY 711 for hearing impaired].

Education Level:

High school or ged

Pay Rate:

$60,000 to $80,000

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About Fairfax County Sheriffs Office

Since 1742, the Sheriff's Office has proudly served Fairfax County as the original law enforcement agency. Today, the Sheriff's Office is one of three county public safety agencies responsible for the more than one million citizens who live in Fairfax County. With nearly 600 employees, the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is one of the largest in Virginia. The Sheriff's responsibilities have changed from sole law enforcement official for a mostly rural area of Northern Virginia, to wide-ranging duties in coordination with a county police department in a booming suburb of the nation's capital. When the police department was formed in 1940, it assumed patrol, investigative, crime fighting, and transportation safety responsibilities. Since then, the Sheriff's Office has provided three main areas of service to the community; managing the Adult Detention Center, providing security in the courthouses, and serving civil law process. Individual staff members and the agency as a whole consistently have been accredited and awarded commendations for performance in correctional management, health care, inmate classification, and meeting judicial standards. Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and her deputies have both civil and concurrent criminal jurisdiction. That jurisdiction is in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the towns of Vienna and Herndon.

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