Deputy Sheriff

Warren County Government
February 28, 2024
United States of America
Job Type


A non-refundable signing bonus in the amount of $2,500 will be in the selected applicant’s 1st paycheck following employment and execution of the Employment Signing and Retention Bonus Agreement. 

A retention bonus in the amount $2,500 will be paid in the selected applicant’s next paycheck following the completion of 6 full months of employment in the same position with the County following the date of payment of the signing bonus. 

To be eligible for a sign-on bonus, the candidate must not have worked as a probationary, permanent, or time-limited employee in the last 12 months as an employee subject to the State Human Resources Act or Warren County’s Personnel Manual.

*Starting salary is $44,500*

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:                                                                                                                                     

Performs intermediate protective service work in the Sheriff's Department involving an element of personal danger; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Deputy Sheriff Sergeant.



Patrolling assigned area; responding to calls for service; investigating crimes; undertaking special assignments; assisting citizens; maintaining records; preparing reports.

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe for violations of laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints.
  • Serves warrants, summons, subpoenas, court orders, and makes arrests; testifies in court.
  • Serves court orders and civil process papers; performs required follow-up tasks.
  • Undertakes special assignments such as school resource officer, DARE officer, bailiff, K-9 officer, training officer, process server, community police, etc.
  • Performs routine duties in connection with the operation of the county detention center.
  • Controls traffic and crowds at fires, EMS responses and crime scenes.
  • Assists other law enforcement officers in investigations.
  • Transports prisoners and mental patients to facilities throughout the state.
  • Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases.
  • Prepares a variety of detailed reports or activities; keeps necessary files.
  • May be assigned to a variety of administrative tasks such as purchasing, time keeping and related duties.
  • Performs related tasks as required.



General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the county and location of important buildings and landmarks; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare  clear and concise reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle; possession of physical agility and endurance.



Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.



This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.  The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.



Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina.  Must meet and maintain minimum qualifications for the position established by the department and the State of North Carolina.   Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.