Deputy I

September 8, 2023
York, SC
Job Type



The York County Sheriff's Office is located in York County, South Carolina. We are a continually growing community, just 15 minutes south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Being perfectly located in the foothills of South Carolina, just a couple hours from either the mountains or the beach, has brought people here from all over the country to make this their home. As the population of York County grows, we at the York County Sheriff's Office are looking for people to help us grow with it. In order to protect our citizens, we have many different divisions within our office that include the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Drug Enforcement Unit, Forensic Services Unit, the Special Operations Group, Warrants Division, K9, Training Division, and the Office of Professional Standards. We also have many different special teams to handle any kind of situation that may arise that include Swat, K-9 response team, Drone team, Mobile Field Force (Civil response), Mounted Patrol, Honor Guard, and the Crisis Negotiations Team.

A career with the York County Sheriff's Office can take you from patrol into anyone of the above paths. Deputies are allowed to join the special teams listed as a part of their duties as early as 18 months into their career at the York County Sheriff's Office.

To learn more about this position and our other opportunities, please visit our website: York County Sheriffs, SC | Official Website F or a short video on the York County Sheriff's Office, right click on the following link:


We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time Sheriff Deputy within the York County Sheriff's Office that offers a career advancement program and overtime opportunities. Deputies are r esponsible for ensuring public safety and welfare through general patrol and law enforcement duties as well as the enforcement of South Carolina laws and County ordinances. They are also responsible for preparing and maintaining records and reports.

Once hired, new recruits will receive paid in house Sworn Officer Readiness Development training, then training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The Academy, located in Columbia S.C. consists of training for 4 to 8 weeks and certification includes rigorous physical activity, defensive tactics, firearms, and operating vehicles in pursuit and precision driving conditions. Successful completion is mandatory and deputy candidates are paid their normal salary while attending. After successful completion of the police academy and the agency field training program, pay will increase 2.5%.


The York County Sheriff's Office has in place a career advancement program, which is a noncompetitive advancement process where deputies are able to advance to higher ranks upon the completion of specified professional milestones. The program consists of the following ranks and associated pay grades: Deputy (grade 206), Deputy II (grade 207), Senior Deputy (grade 208), Lance Corporal (grade 209) and Corporal (grade 210). This advancement program is subject to change in the discretion of the York County Sheriff.

Benefits: participation in PORS: Police Officers Retirement System through PEBA ( pors_handbook.pdf ( , comprehensive medical benefits including dental, vision through PEBA ( benefits_options_2023.pdf ( ), vacation leave, sick leave, longevity pay, eleven paid holidays plus three optional days/floating holidays. Other benefits are: take home car program - Deputies are issued a take home car upon completion of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, issued uniforms for patrol officer, and an annual clothing allowance for non-uniformed officers, all firearms, duty gear, and equipment is issued and paid for by the York County Sheriff's Office,

Work Schedule: Patrol Deputies will be required to work rotating twelve-hour shifts to include holiday and weekend shifts. Currently, the day shift runs from 6 AM to 6 PM and the night shift from 6 PM to 6 AM. Generally, a patrol Deputy I averages 15 work days per month.

Overtime Pay: Any hours worked in excess of 80 hours (bi-weekly) are compensated at a rate of time and a half.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responds to law enforcement calls for service made by the public and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Performs general law enforcement and patrol duties such as: assisting the public, enforcing all local and state laws, and county ordinances, property checks of residential and commercial property, investigate suspicious persons, serves warrants, apprehends and arrest suspects, assist victims, collects evidence, and process minor crime scenes.
  • Prepares and maintains many different records and reports such as: incident reports, case folders, activity reports, ticket audits, forensic pre log reports, booking reports, statements, evidence reports, subpoenas, warrant request, intelligence reports, and other miscellaneous inter departmental forms.
  • Implements all directives given by supervisors.
  • Maintains all issued equipment and vehicles, ensuring proper and safe operation.
  • Testifies in all court proceedings as needed. Prepares case files for summary court charges and General Sessions charges. Present and prosecute summary court cases.
  • Operates and shows proficiency while using a variety of equipment including but not limited to: patrol vehicle, data master, mobile data terminal, police radio, in car video, firearms, stop sticks, radar, taser, OC spray, restraining devices, fingerprint kit, camera, and telephone. Must use due regard when using this equipment to ensure safety to officers and citizens.
  • Transports prisoners to and from court as well as other facilities. Transports jurors to and from court. Provides transport to patients from our jurisdiction to mental health facilities within our state.
  • Be readily available for any significant event, 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Each employee in this class has mandatory on call days throughout the month, which will be utilized for shift shortages, employee emergencies, or incidents that would require the immediate administrative leave of an officer.
  • Serves and delivers warrants, summons, subpoenas and all other official papers.
  • Attends necessary training and conferences to ensure certifications in various specialty fields and basic law enforcement guidelines are met. Maintains required physical fitness and required level of proficiency in the use of firearms and other required equipment.



  • High School Graduation or GED equivalent.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving history.
  • South Carolina Class I Law Enforcement Officer Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
  • May require additional professional or technical certifications as deemed necessary by management.

Applicants with equivalent experience and/or education may be considered.



Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

  • Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, dancing, stretching, or lifting all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or exceptional skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving very close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

    Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
    Involves routine and frequent exposure to:

  • Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
  • Extreme heat and/or cold; Wet or humid conditions.
  • Extreme noise levels, Animals/wildlife.
  • Vibration; Fumes and/or noxious odors.
  • Traffic; Moving machinery.
  • Electrical shock; Heights.
  • Radiation; Disease/pathogens.


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York County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


May be required to work nights, weekends, holidays and emergencies (man-made or natural) to meet the business needs of the County.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of essential functions and responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.

Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.

Closing Date/Time: 2023-09-15

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