Deputy Sheriff

Concord, NC
Cabarrus County Sheriff

Salary: $42,182.40 – $52,918.32 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs intermediate protective service work in the Sheriff’s Department involving an element of personal danger. Work is performed under regular supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe for violations of laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints.
  • Serves warrants, summons, subpoenas, court orders, and makes arrests; testifies in court.
  • Serves court orders and civil process papers; performs required follow-up tasks.
  • Based on training and level of experience, may be assigned to special duty area such as school resource officer, DARE officer, bailiff, training officer, process server, community police, etc.
  • Controls traffic and crowds at fires, EMS responses and crime scenes.
  • Assists other law enforcement officers in investigations.
  • Transports prisoners and mental patients to facilities throughout the state.
  • Acts as dispatcher; receives emergency and non-emergency medical, fire and law enforcement calls; dispatches appropriate emergency services to the scene.
  • Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases.
  • Enforces animal control laws, investigates complaints, captures animals, and assists with animal shelter duties.
  • Prepares a variety of detailed reports or activities; keeps necessary files.
  • May be assigned to a variety of administrative tasks such as purchasing, time keeping, and related duties.
  • Performs work during emergency/disaster situations.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina.
  • Must meet and maintain minimum qualifications for the position established by the department and the State of North Carolina.
  • May be required to complete Employment Security Commission Aptitude Test and submit to a psychological examination.
  • Polygraph examination and extensive background review required.
  • Must be exposed to Taser and OC Spray.
  • Must pass pre-hire firearms qualifications with a score of 80% or higher.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.
  • Position is a safety-sensitive position as defined by the Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • Position is essential as defined by the Inclement Weather Plan.
  • Position may include after-hours work or on-call duty.
  • Requires graduation from high school or a GED.