Job Title:

Deputy Sheriff

Salary: $15.13 - $17.97 Hourly
$33,636.20 - $39,956.80 Annually 
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Sheriff Admin, 301 North Church St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Department: Sheriff

 

 General Statement of Duties:

An employee in this class performs a variety of duties in one of the major divisions of the Sheriff's Department including uniformed patrol, civil courts, and criminal investigation. After becoming familiar with the duties this employee is expected to exercise independent judgment and discretion in varying situations. Considerable tact and firmness are required in dealing with the public. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Work is performed under general supervision and is subject to direct supervision on new and complex assignments. Work is evaluated in conferences, by observation, and through review of records and reports.

 

 

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 Distinguishing Features:
An employee in this class performs a variety of duties in one of the major divisions of the Sheriff's Department including uniformed patrol, civil courts, and criminal investigation. After becoming familiar with the duties this employee is expected to exercise independent judgment and discretion in varying situations. Considerable tact and firmness are required in dealing with the public. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Work is performed under general supervision and is subject to direct supervision on new and complex assignments. Work is evaluated in conferences, by observation, and through review of records and reports.
 Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or GED and completion of NC basic law enforcement training (BLET). Must meet standards set by the North Carolina Sheriff's Standards and Training Division. All applicants must successfully pass pre-employment physical fitness testing and standardized reading comprehension test as conducted by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. 
Possession of a valid N.C. driver's license.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Patrols an assigned area of the County, answers complaints and requests for assistance, investigates crimes and disturbances; interviews witnesses, questions suspects, gathers and preserves evidence, makes arrests, testifies in court.
Serves various types of civil papers; explains briefly the meaning of papers being served; conducts sale of personal and real property at public auction; ensures proper amount of money is collected.
Opens and closes courts at designated times; maintains order in the courtroom; assists defendants in completing affidavits; swears defendants in; seats jury in place when selected; escorts trial jury to jury room when directed by judge; assists and escorts grand jury.
Prepares papers for and assists in the transportation of prisoners; escorts prisoners to court and maintains custody there; escorts defendants to clerk's office to pay fines; prepares the necessary papers for defendants ordered into custody by the courts, obtains release orders, searches prisoners and logs property, records arrests.
Cooperates with law enforcement personnel of other governmental agencies in making investigations and arrests.
Transports prisoners, mental patients, and intoxicated persons to institutions for confinement or treatment; provides transportation in certain emergencies.
Provides protective escort; maintains order at public gatherings.
May operate speed detection devices or breath analyzer.
Prepares and maintains daily reports concerning criminal activity; prepares related reports as requested.
Assists in the preparation of crime prevention programs; develops contacts among local community organizations and businesses; conducts seminars.
Performs related work as needed.