Deputy Sheriff

Jim Thorpe, PA
Carbon County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $17.24 per hour to start.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

This position is for sworn and certified law enforcement officers who will be called upon to provide courthouse/courtroom security, respond to emergencies in the Courthouse, courtrooms or other government buildings as required. Duties may also include, transportation of prisoners (in-house as well as throughout the state), security of hospitalized prisoners, service of court orders and writs and effectuating arrests when called upon to do so. This position will also have to prepare written reports and maintain records. These individuals report directly to their immediate supervisor (Sergeant) or another supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs routine law enforcement duties and makes arrests.
  • Receives and dockets writs, executions, summons, court notices and subpoenas and other legal documents.
  • Serves bench, magistrates and arrest warrants; writs, executions, summons, court notices and subpoenas.
  • Participates in Sheriff’s sales as necessary.
  • Transports prisoners and mental patients to/from courts, mental hospitals and various facilities throughout the state.
  • Provides security for Judges, Courtroom and Courthouse offices and Magistrates.
  • Interacts with prisoners, mental patients, County departments and the general public. Answers questions and inquiries.
  • Utilizes computer, typewriter and other office equipment necessary to maintain statistics and prepare reports.
  • Licenses and regulates all firearms dealers in the county.
  • Seizes and secures property until sale or disposition is received.
  • Regulates and licenses persons dealing in precious metals.
  • Issues Licenses to Carry Firearms to approved applicants.


  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Military or law enforcement training helpful.
  • Must complete Deputy Sheriff Training School, Act 2 or be Act 120 certified.
  • None required; prior experience in law enforcement or legal environment helpful.