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
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. 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:
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.
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.).
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:
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:
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:
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 email@example.com .
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.
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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:
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DMV Transcript: Required
CDL: Not Required
DOT History: Not Required
CPS Check: Required
Polygraph Review: Required
Psychological Screening: Required
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.
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.