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Last Updated: 2010-07-22

Featured Job Opening – Deputy Sheriff

Recruitment Brochure

Base salary is $35,000; upon entering 13th month of appointment pay will increase to $36,596.

The Richmond City Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified persons who are interested in a career in corrections and law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff. We desire individuals who are dedicated and committed to providing quality service to the community. It is essential that our Deputy Sheriffs possess the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, commitment, and dependability. If you want a challenging and rewarding experience and wish to work with other dedicated professionals, the Richmond City Sheriff's Office encourages YOU to apply.

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements: 21 years of age, U.S. Citizen, High school diploma, GED or equivalent, valid driver's license with driving record in good standing, no domestic violence convictions, no felony convictions, or serious misdemeanors or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, or felony nolle prosse charges, and undergo an extensive background investigation, credit history check, polygraph examination and medical examination/drug screening through the Richmond City Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Sheriffs are trained as Jail Officers, Courtroom Security Officers and Civil Process Officers. The Sheriff's Office also offers additional career opportunities through the following specialized positions: Honor Guard Unit, Transportation Officer, Inmate/Resident Community Services Crew, Certified Law Enforcement Instructors, and Classification Officer. All new Deputy Sheriffs appointed by the Sheriff are assigned to the Division of Jail Operations and perform the duties of a Jail Officer prior to becoming eligible for other assignments which may become available with the Sheriff's Office.

Base salary is $35,000. Upon entering 13th month of appointment pay will increase to $36,596. Competitive benefits package. Position is open until filled and the position is at-will.

Interested candidates can download an application located at the bottom of the career section of the website www.richmondgov.com/sheriff, or pick up an application at the Richmond City Justice Center.

The application must be accompanied by legible copies (no originals) of the following documents:

  • Long DD214 or appropriate Military final release document with Separation Information (for those with military experience)
  • High school diploma, transcript bearing graduation date, or GED certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Valid driver's license (must possess a valid VA driver's license before being hired)
  • Copies of any other job-related documents you desire

Applications received without the required documentation will not be considered.

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