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Deputy Sheriff

Location: Richmond
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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Deputy Sheriff
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Feb. 24th through March 7th
The Richmond City Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified individuals 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.
Deputy Sheriffs are trained as Jail Officers, Courtroom Security Officers, and Civil Process Officers. The Sheriff's Office offers additional career opportunities through the following specialized positions: Honor Guard Unit, Transportation Officers, Inmate/Resident Community Services Crew, Certified Law Enforcement Instructors, and Classification Officers. All new Deputy Sheriffs appointed by the Sheriff are assigned to the Division of Uniform 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.
Deputy Sheriffs assigned to Uniform Operations work one of the following shifts:• "Day Shift" 0630 - 1900 hours• "Night Shift" 1830 - 0700 hours
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements: 21 years of age; a U.S. citizen; standard high school diploma, GED or equivalent; valid driver's license with driving record in good standing; no domestic violence convictions, no felony convictions, serious misdemeanors or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, or felony nolle prosequi charges; and undergo an extensive background investigation, credit history check, polygraph examination, and medical examination/drug screening through the Richmond City Sheriff's Office. In addition to meeting the minimum requirements, an applicant may be disqualified from the application process for any of the items listed in the link here.
Applicants will be required to complete a physical agility test. Please click the link to review physical agility test requirements.
NOTE: Position is open until filled and the position is at-will.
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RESPONSIBILITIESMaintains security of residents within an assigned postMonitors the activities of residents by performing random security inspections, checking the following: resident well-being and behavior, pod windows are free from damage and obstruction, lighting is sufficient and in working order, sanitation of residents and housing areas, equipment and fixtures (doors, showers, toilets, etc.) are in proper working order, all locking mechanisms and security devices are in proper working order and are properly secured, and fire and safety hazardsDocuments in a proper manner any situation or occurrence that is not consistent with the routine operations of the Richmond City Sheriff's Office using the appropriate formHelps other deputies or calls for assistance for any use of force incident or potential use of force incident and follows department's use of force policy in response to all use of force incidentsSupervises resident movement and activitiesPerforms resident transports to locations outside the Richmond City Justice Center, such as clinics, emergency room, courts, etc.Performs resident personal searches and cell searches as needed or required by policyProvides security in the pods during feeding of residentsProvides information and aid to residents consistent with departmental policyEnsures security and accountability of all key packs and keys through proper key control as prescribed by policy and procedureMaintains records of and properly identifies persons entering and leaving facility and/or security areaRestricts movement to security areas through operation of electronically and manually secured doorsSecures outside perimeter of Richmond City Justice Center and prevents flow of contraband by conducting thorough rounds and searches of outside grounds and fixturesCommunicates effectively with other posts or deputies in the Richmond City Justice Center via two-way radio using proper terminology and ten-codes as prescribed by the Standard Operating ProceduresHelps the public and performs duties and functions outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures during resident visitationHelps citizens and professionals with authorized information about residentsDrives emergency vehicles under stressful conditionsUses physical force to control and arrest law violatorsRequires medium to heavy work that involves exerting 100 to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move or carry objectsMaintains a physical and mental state of fitness and readiness to handle involvement with dangerous and potentially dangerous people, animals, and equipmentPerforms duties that may involve running, walking, climbing stairs, sitting or standing for long periods, crouching/stooping, bending/squatting, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, grasping, and raising objects, and applicants must have the manual dexterity, sense of touch, and hand strength to use a firearm or physically subdue a person and apply or remove handcuffs and must have normal hearing and normal or correctable visionCarries out any or all other duties as directed by the Sheriff or his or her designee
QUALIFICATIONSMust be at least 21 years oldMust be a U.S. citizenHigh school diploma or GED requiredNever convicted of any felony chargeNot convicted of sufficient misdemeanors (including traffic offenses) to establish a pattern of disregard for the lawNever convicted of any domestic violence offenseMust possess strong moral character as determined by the Applicant Screening Panel and background investigationMust be willing to submit to being fingerprinted and a search will be made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal recordMust be found, after examination by Occupational Health, to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect his/her ability to exercise the powers or duties of a Deputy SheriffMust successfully complete the job-related academy as provided for by this agencyMust have a valid driver's license and clean driving recordMust submit to an extensive background investigation, credit history check, polygraph examination, and medical examination/drug screeningMust complete all DCJS requirements for certification as a Deputy Sheriff within one year of hire dateMust have basic computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office softwareMust qualify with firearms and other defensive weapons
BENEFITSVirginia Retirement System Retirement with Hazardous Duty Supplement for DeputiesCareer Advancement Opportunities11 Paid Holidays12 Vacation Days Per Year15 Days Military Leave per Military Fiscal Year15 Days Sick Leave Accrued per YearGroup Health InsuranceBasic Life InsuranceOptional Disability and Family Life InsuranceOptional Deferred Compensation RetirementUniforms and required equipment providedNumerous educational partnerships with local institutions of higher learning providing reduced tuitionCertified V3 Employer
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