Deputy Sheriff (Judicial Complex)

September 9, 2023
North Charleston, SC
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As a Charleston County Deputy Sheriff, you will join a premier law enforcement agency with an outstanding team of law enforcement professionals striving to serve our community by helping to provide a safe environment for citizens to live, work and raise families, and enhance their quality of life by providing excellent law enforcement services.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is soliciting certified Class I law enforcement officers who are interested in working in the Charleston County Judicial Complex. Applicants must be willing to serve a minimum three (3) year commitment to the position before requesting transfer to other units within the Sheriff's Office.

HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $23.78 - $32.94
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $49,462 - $68,515 (Estimated Annual Salary)


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Judicial Complex include, but are not limited to, the physical security of the Judicial Complex, General Sessions, Family and Probate Courts to include the protection of judges, jury and all participants in court proceedings, Charleston County employees and the public. This position also supplements the Civil Process and Warrants/Therapeutic Units on a periodic basis and is assigned to a rotating weekend therapeutic call-out schedule. This position is primarily allocated to the Judicial Complex; however, other law enforcement duties may be periodically assigned especially during critical incidents and severe weather related incidents, etc. Liberal employee benefit program includes retirement, health, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability, annual leave, sick leave, 10 observed county holidays and 401/457 incentive saving plans. There is a one-year probationary period and all Deputy Sheriffs serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff of Charleston County.

Minimum Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS: A qualified applicant must (1) be a Citizen of the United States at least 21 years of age or older; (2) have one of the following: High School diploma or GED from an accredited school; (3) a valid driver's license with the ability to obtain a South Carolina one upon acceptance of the position; (4) be Class 1 certified law enforcement with at least 2 years' certified (Class 1) experience and (5) have no criminal convictions. Applicants meeting these minimum criteria must submit to, and successfully complete, all phases of the hiring process to be considered for employment. The process includes, but is not limited to the following: the Nelson-Denny Reading Test , a physical abilities test, a two-phase background investigation, a credit check, a psychological examination/evaluation, a polygraph examination, an oral interview and upon an offer of employment, a pre-employment physical examination.
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