Deputy Sheriff – Full Time & Part Time Vacancies!

Easton, PA
County of Northampton

$48,171.00 Annually

10/21/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Department is searching for capable, energetic candidates who are up to the challenge to be their best. In return, they will get the satisfaction of serving their community and a sense of pride that will last a lifetime. We offer a competitive starting salary, excellent benefits and continuous training and educational opportunities throughout your career.


Job Description
A Deputy Sheriff is a sworn and certified law enforcement officer who provides courthouse and courtroom security, transportation of prisoners, and service of court orders and writs.

This position reports directly to a Deputy Sheriff Sergeant, or directly to a Sheriff’s Lieutenant, Chief Deputy Sheriff, or the Sheriff.

This position exercises no supervision.

Serves court orders and writs; tracks down individuals named in such papers, visiting home and business addresses and talking to family members. Locates individuals and serves legal papers.

Apprehends and arrests individuals who are wanted for Commonwealth Court issued orders/warrants, probation violations and other orders; serves protection from abuse papers; enforces court orders, serves incompetency papers securing witness signatures; locates personal property, including vehicles, for sale or levy; executes court orders, injunctions and possessions.

Provides security for Northampton County government buildings by screening all individuals entering the building for weapons, drugs, explosives or other prohibited items.

Responds to emergencies in the Courthouse, courtrooms, or other government buildings as required.

Transports individuals from prison to court for trials, hearings and sentencing; escorts sentenced defendants from courtroom to collection, and other offices, as required for each case; transports prisoners to and from various penal institutions within the state, and for extradition to and from other jurisdictions; drives and/or rides escort in County vehicles to effect such transport; searches individuals being transported for weapons, drugs or other contraband.

Directs security in courtrooms; calls for prisoners; depending on nature and circumstances of cases being heard, searches individuals entering courtroom; observes court proceedings, particularly individuals’ activities and demeanor, to anticipate and control problem situations; guards jurors and judges during course of trial; in the event of an emergency, summons appropriate agency, and within limits of training, render emergency treatment.

*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description.  Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Completion of at least sixty (60) accredited college credits or an Associate’s Degree; OR

Two (2) years of full-time experience as a certified police officer; OR

Two (2) years of full-time experience as a certified deputy sheriff; OR

Two (2) years in full-time active duty service in the US Military; AND

Must be 21 years of age by date of hire; AND

Employees assigned to this title will be required to possess and maintain a valid and current motor vehicle operator’s license and have a clean driving record; AND

Employees assigned to this title will be required to achieve and maintain certification under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act of February 9, 1984 (known as Act 2) and amended by the act of July 9, 2014 (known as Act-114) known as the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Act.

NOTE: The County may give preference to a candidate who has Act 2 (Deputy Sheriff’s Academy) or Act 120 (Municipal Police Officer’s Academy) certification. This exception may be used when Deputy Sheriff’s Academy availability is limited or when the operational needs of the Sheriff’s Department require faster certification of an applicant(s).  Faster certification is possible when an applicant has either (1) already completed the Deputy Sheriff’s Academy and is certified or (2) completed Act 120 training and can obtain a waiver to take the shorter, two week Deputy Sheriff’s Academy training.  Candidates on the eligibility list bypassed when this exception is used shall remain on the list.   This exception is not intended to be used at all times when an applicant has a Deputy Sheriff’s Academy certification or has completed Act 120 training.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS – Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire with the County of Northampton. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

The County of Northampton will follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines with regard to booster(s) and when individuals are considered fully vaccinated.
Please contact Sherry Christman with any questions or for assistance – or 610-829-6382.