Job Title:


Position #:

137001, 137002




$45,884.80 - $77,126.40 Annually 

Job Type:



Manassas, Virginia


Introduction  Benefits  Supplemental Questions


Prince William County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Offering great benefits, competitive salary, VRS retirement, paid law enforcement academy training; 40-hour work week; state accredited agency. 

 General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Performs law enforcement services consisting of civil process responsibilities, prisoner/EDP transport (emotionally disturbed persons), court services/security and fugitive investigations.

Work is performed under regular supervision of a Sheriff’s Sergeant.  May be assigned to an evening shift or night shift; or as an instructor.


Serves grand jury subpoenas;
Schedules and conducts court ordered evictions;
Transports prisoners and EDPs to and from confinement locations, hospitals, other jurisdictions and escort them to and from court or hearings;
Executes, serves and returns, as required, civil and criminal processes, court orders and Division of Motor Vehicles suspension orders;
Locates, levies, and seizes property and conducts public auctions;
Conducts residency investigations;
Conducts investigations on threat to judges, bomb threats and suspicious packages;
Gathers preliminary information regarding any threats and notifies immediate supervisor;
Provides security in court rooms and on Judicial Center property;
Affects arrests, forcibly if necessary;
Employs defensive tactics, maneuvers or deploys less lethal weapons when necessary and appropriate;
Conducts searches of buildings with an ability to search small confined spaces or attics when necessary;
Uses bodily force to gain entrance through barriers to search or seize persons or property;
Prepares detailed investigative offense reports, issues traffic summons, tow sheets, lab sheets and other administrative paperwork;
Operates an emergency vehicle during the day and night;
Loads, unloads, aims and fires handguns, shotguns and other firearms from a variety of body positions;
Performs searches of persons;
Performs tasks that may require lifting, carrying or dragging heavy objects such as an injured person;
Provides back up to primary law enforcement agencies conducting criminal or traffic investigations; 
Appears in court as a witness to give testimony;
Escorts funeral processions, parades and other special events;
Provides first aid and other assistance when needed;
Extradites fugitives that are apprehended in other states;
Works hours that conflict with regular eight-hour work schedule to include overtime.


General knowledge of Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, federal/state laws and County ordinances; Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of emergency equipment, services and restraint equipment; ability to occupy/operate a motor vehicle for long periods while maintaining mental alertness; ability to stand for extended period s with limited breaks; ability to retain and comprehend information received verbally and in writing; ability to adapt to shift/schedule changes and changes in working conditions; ability to prepare clear and detailed reports; ability to maintain composure and demonstrate appropriate restraint in stressful and dangerous situations; ability to escort prisoners and civil detainees with a variety of illnesses/injuries with due regard to surrounding hazards; ability to establish skills and qualify with departmental firearms; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and deal courteously but firmly with the public.




 Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or have passed a General Education Requirement (GED) equivalent.

Law enforcement certified preferred.

 Special Requirements:

Must successfully complete a criminal history and background check;
Must successfully complete an approved law enforcement academy within 12 months of hire;
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age;
Must possess a valid driver’s license;
Must pass a VCIN/NCIC Criminal History Check;
May be subject to a pre-employment physical exam or physical fitness test to ensure he/she meets job related physical requirements;
May be subject to a polygraph examination.


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