THE NEW MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED FROM 21 YEARS OF AGE TO 18 YEARS OF AGE
This application process is for the March 9, 2024 testing with a potential start date of June 27, 2024.
Starting salary is $49,542 and increases to $52,020 after completing the basic academy. Upon hire, Deputy Sheriff Recruits will work an 8-hour shift inside the jail providing support to the watch teams until the start of the basic academy. We will consider prior experience with the required certifications: Jailor, Courts and Civil. Salary will depend on experience.
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 during Basic Academy and on the job 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.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent
- At least 18 years of age at the time of appointment
- 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, medical and psychological exams
- Must be classified as fit for employment by the Occupational Health Office
- Must refrain from using tobacco products on the job
Appointees must successfully complete the Basic Academy. 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.
Employees work 12 hour shifts (including days, nights, weekends and holidays).
Written Test & Physical Ability Test, Saturday March 9, 2024
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 test 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 written test 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).
- 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. It takes approximately 10-16 weeks to complete the process. 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.
If selected for this position you will be required to submit official transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities listed on your application.