Deputy Sheriff

Greensboro, NC
Guilford County

Salary: $43,430.00 – $50,148.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 12/31/2024.

Position Summary:

Performs general duty law enforcement work in protecting the lives, property, and rights of citizens in the county, in serving a variety of civil court papers, and in serving all subpoenas and a variety of criminal papers in the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned zone of the county to detect and deter crime; responds to citizen calls for assistance; conducts preliminary investigations of crimes and complaints; makes arrests and transports prisoners; testifies in court concerning enforcement and investigative activities; participates in special investigations; explains law to citizens; and maintains records of patrol and investigative activities.
  • Serves criminal papers such as warrants, subpoenas, notices of hearing, orders of forfeiture, and commitment papers; locates people to serve papers on, explains briefly the meaning of papers served, and makes arrests when necessary.
  • Serves civil process papers such as civil summons, magistrate summons, notice of rights, subpoenas, and court orders dealing with child support, child custody, and domestic violence; explains briefly the meaning of papers served and remains on the scene after serving certain civil papers until the civil process is completed.
  • Participates in surveillance and stake out duties; assists with raids and searches.
  • Cooperates with other law enforcement officers of other governmental units in conducting investigations and making arrests.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • High school graduation or equivalent and demonstrated work experience to perform job duties; OR, two year degree program with emphasis in Criminal Justice or related field; OR, graduation from an accredited four year college or university. Preferred: Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET).
  • Must possess the requirement for the employment, education, and training standards for law enforcement officers as required by the North Carolina Criminal Training and Standards Council Act and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council.
  • Driving is an essential requirement of this position whether driving a County owned or personal vehicle to conduct county business. Motor Vehicle Reports may be verified for valid driver’s license and that the driving record is compatible with the county’s driving criteria.