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Position Description

Deputy Sheriff I (State)
Working Title Deputy Sheriff I
Department/Division Sheriffs Office - Correctional Operations
Job Type Full Time State
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Requisition ID:
35555
Work Location:
Sheriffs Office - Municipal Center
Pay Range:
E.22, $47,964.80 - $70,283.20
Starting Salary:
Depending upon Qualifications
Work Schedule:
Must be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime and 12 hour shift wor
Part Time Hours/Wk:
Job Open Date:
Application Deadline:
12/9/21

Job Duties:

Department:   Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office

Job Title:        Deputy I - Lateral Hire

Salary:            $47,964.80 - $70,283.20 Depending on Qualifications

Closing Date:  December 9, 2021

Job Type:       Full Time

Work hours:   Must be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime and 12 hour shift work

DUTIES AS A DEPUTY I: The work as a Deputy in the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office involves performing a variety of duties either in corrections/jail, inmate transportation, civil process, classification, records, Courts, and/or other law enforcement duties. Appointees in these positions work in all areas of the Sheriff’s Office and may be assigned to any unit with daily interaction with inmates. New appointees are initially assigned to our Corrections/Jail Facility. Deputies may rotate to other areas based on the needs of the Sheriff’s Office. The majority of positions are assigned to the Corrections/Jail so the ability to transfer to other areas is minimal. Appointees work 12-hour shifts (including days, nights, weekends and holidays) and 15 days per month. Deputies will earn full salary and benefits while training. The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). Specific duties include:

  • Supervising and monitoring the daily activities of inmates to include security within the Correctional Facility, inmate visits, booking/processing, program activities, food service, recreation and general work assignments;
  • Managing inmate behavior and using appropriate force as necessary;
  • Supervising inmates assigned to the Inmate Workforce Programs;
  • Receiving and screening the public seeking admittance into the Correctional Facility; and processing inmates’ personal property and money.

All assignments include writing reports and documenting incidents. The nature of the work necessitates an element of danger and requires physical exertion and the ability to make decisions under stress. Work is performed according to the Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures and involves the potential for personal danger. The Deputy must be able to communicate effectively, solve problems, write concise reports, maintain good physical conditioning, and be able to act quickly and calmly as part of a team under potentially stressful conditions.

STARTING PAY & ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Lateral Deputy Sheriff candidates will be hired within the Virginia Beach rank structure as a Deputy I with a salary range of $47,964.80 -  $70,283.20 depending on qualifications. Movement through the ranks from Deputy I to Deputy II (5% increase) and from Deputy II to Master Deputy (10% increase) are considered non-competitive career progressions.  All Deputies may progress when the specific requirements in the professional development program are met (e.g. service, training, specific experiences, etc.). 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 12 months full-time certified deputy sheriff experience (following academy training)
  • Active Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services (DCJS) certification in jailor, courts, and civil
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the State of North Carolina
  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Successful completion of the selection process, including written test, physical ability test, full background investigation, face-to-face interview, polygraph
  • Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, successful completion of medical and psychological exams (provided at the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office expense). Note: The pre-employment medical exam includes drug testing for a variety of substances, including marijuana.
  • Must refrain from using tobacco products on the job.

Appointees must successfully complete the following classes during an abbreviated academy: Code of Virginia, Laws of Arrest, Juvenile Law and Justice System, Use of Force, Immediate Action/Rapid Deployment and Crisis Intervention Training. Successful completion includes passing all phases of academic, physical (e.g. running, defensive tactics), driving and firearms training. In-service training and firearms training qualifications are job requirements throughout employment.

Basic computer/data entry skills are required for the purposes of report writing and other documentation.

RECRUITMENT EVENT December 18, 2021 for a February 10, 2022 Hire

PROCESS: Applications are received and reviewed on a first-come first serve basis and this posting may close immediately upon receiving a sufficient number of applications and/or when the testing session becomes full. Therefore, we encourage applicants to submit your online application to secure your testing spot as soon as possible.

After you have submitted your online application, you will receive specific instructions by electronic mail about the upcoming written examination and Physical Ability Test (PAT).

The Written Test covers four key areas: Reading Comprehension, Counting Accuracy, Inductive Reasoning and Deductive Reasoning.

The Physical Ability Test is measured as pass/fail. Minimum scores are as follows:

  • Push-ups: 11 completed using proper form
  • Sit & Reach: 5.33 centimeters
  • Trunk Pull: 72 pounds of pressure
  • 300 Meter Run: 112 seconds

The examination process takes approximately 4 hours and includes meeting minimum qualifications stated above (be sure to bring your driver’s license); and passing both the Written and Physical Ability Test. Electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, PDAs, cameras, etc.) are not allowed in the testing room(s). Please note:

  • Each applicant will be advised the day of the test of they passed the written and PAT.
  • Applicants who do not pass the Written Test are eligible to re-apply and re-test after a six-month waiting period.
  • Applicants who do not pass the PAT are eligible to retake the PAT after ninety (90) days. If he/she fails the second attempt, they will be required to wait six (6) months before retaking the PAT again.

After successfully passing the testing, each candidate will be notified by the background investigative team to complete and submit a Personal History Questionnaire.  After receiving this information, a full background investigation will be conducted by the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office.  During the background investigation, a face-to-face interview will be scheduled which will include completion of the polygraph questionnaire. Incomplete or inaccurate information on the background form(s) may be cause for rejection. Candidates who do not successfully complete the background investigation are not normally allowed to re-apply. Candidates are unlikely to receive favorable consideration if they have engaged in activities that would support a felony conviction, have misdemeanor convictions for crimes related to theft, domestic violence, or assault, have recent convictions for D.U.I or D.W.I. or reckless driving, recent multiple convictions for speeding or moving violations. (For a complete list of the automatic disqualifications, please visit the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office website.)

After a conditional offer of employment has been made, the following may be scheduled:

  • Photos, fingerprints-conducted by the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office
  • Psychological Evaluation-conducted by a licensed psychologist
  • Medical Examination
  • Drug Test

Each candidate must pass each component of the examination process before continuing to the next step. After successfully completing all steps, the candidate is placed on an unranked eligible list from which all Deputy Sheriff vacancies are filled for the duration of the eligible list.

Please visit our website at www.vbso.net for further information on the jobs link.  Or, you can contact our Human Resources Division for questions or further information.  We can be reached by calling 385-8808 or emailing us at employment@vbso.net .

Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen minimum qualifications. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete.

You will not be able to access the details of this job ad once the closing date has passed.   If you would like to retain this information, please take a screen shot or print using your browser's printing capability.

​Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified, you will not receive credit.

Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.

The following documents must be submitted with the completed Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) (required after the written test).  Use this time to assemble these documents so you will be able to submit this information in a timely manner when requested: 

  1. Driver's license 
  2. Social Security Card 
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. High school diploma or transcripts (or GED certificate) 
  5. College transcripts (if applicable) 
  6. Virginia DCJS certification as a law enforcement officer
  7. DD-214 (if applicable) 

 

Official City Job Description:

No job description available for this position

Working Conditions:

There is no working conditions statement available for this position at this time.

Minimum Requirements:

No job description available for this position

Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript:  Required
CDL:  Not Required                                       
DOT History:  
Not Required                                                 
CPS Check:  Required
Physical:  Required    
Respirator:  Required
Polygraph Review:  
Required
Psychological Screening:  Required

Attachments Required: 

Preferences:

Service-oriented individuals who are committed to furthering the City's vision of being a "community for a lifetime." Individuals who share our departmental core values: Commitment, Integrity, Compassion and Professionalism. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Individuals who value learning and who have made maintaining personal physical fitness a lifestyle choice.

Special Instructions:

  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete. 
  • You will not be able to access the details of this job ad once the closing date has passed.   If you would like to retain this information, please   take a screen shot or  print using your browser's printing capability.
  • ​Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit. 
  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.

 

VRS Contribution:   All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

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