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Deputy Sheriff Selected candidates are required to pass a Reading Comprehension Test, Physical Examination, Psychological Evaluation, and In-depth Background Investigation. Successful candidates must be of good moral character and must have no serious criminal history, which would prevent them from being able to maintain a dual role as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer and certified Detention Officer from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. Candidates must also adhere to the standards set by Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Employment is contingent on the successful completion of the mandated 10-week training to include classroom instructions and daily physical activities (running, push-ups, sit-ups, heavy lifting, etc.).

Primary Responsibilities of Entry Level Deputy Sheriff’s is in Arrestee Admissions.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • NC BLET certification required prior to submitting an application for D/S position
  • Candidate must have a High School Diploma, or G.E.D. equivalence.
  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving history.
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screening and complete medical examination by a licensed physician, including psychological testing and evaluation.
  • Candidate must be 21 years of age prior to hire date.
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or Naturalization Certification, if applicable.
  • Candidate must be able to pass our agency physical fitness and comprehension test.
  • Candidate must have a clean criminal record to include no felony convictions.
  • Candidate must not have had a DWI conviction within the past five years and no more than two in a lifetime.
  • Candidate must have Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable.
  • Candidate must reside within 50 miles radius of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Central
  • Candidate must pass the firearm qualification with a score of 80 or better
Incumbents are responsible for enforcing the statutes of North Carolina, and all local and federal laws, as well as following the rules and regulations set forth by the Sheriff’s of Mecklenburg County. Incumbents may be assigned to various areas.

This is a posting for a permanent night shift position with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Selected candidate must successfully complete a thorough background investigation.

Incumbent will work a 12.33 hour schedule which translates to (7) 12.33 hour shifts in a (14) day period totaling approximately 86.33 hours. Permanent night shift personnel will have an opportunity to work towards seniority which allows them to be assigned to a permanent day shift position. The permanent night shift personnel are given a shift premium that equates to an additional $1.00 per hour for their regularly scheduled shift assignment. Night Shift is from 6:40 pm until 7:00 am.

The Sheriff’s Office works 24 hours per day on permanent shifts and you may be assigned to any shift on a permanent basis at the discretion of the Commanding Officer/Sheriff.

Starting hourly pay for Deputy Sheriff: $18.508 to $21.275
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