Deputy Sheriff

Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg Police Department

$12.00 – $23.00 Hourly

Closing Date
6/16/2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Essential Duties

  • Courtroom Security: The Sheriff’s Office shall ensure that the courthouses and courtrooms within our jurisdiction are secure from violence and disruption. All persons entering the courthouse are screened using stand up as well as hand held metal detector devices. Deputies are also assigned to each courtroom whenever court is in session.
  • Civil Process Service: The Sheriff’s Office serves all summons, subpoenas, and other documents issued by the courts within its jurisdiction.
  • Writs/Levies: The sheriff may execute an order or writ of possession for personal, real or mixed property, including an order or writ of possession arising out of an action in unlawful entry and detainer or ejectment.
  • Evictions: Upon request of the landlord, sheriff’s deputies will arrive at the property to be vacated on the date and at the time specified on the notice served the tenant. The deputies are only there to keep the peace, not to move the tenant out.
  • Transportation: The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the transportation of any defendant or witness, being held in a correctional facility outside of the Lynchburg City limits, summoned to court in our jurisdiction.
  • Juror Summons: The Sheriff’s Office issues summons for jurors to report to the Circuit Court based on a list provided by the Circuit Court Clerk. The sheriff shall notify the jurors on the list, or such number of them as the judge may direct to appear in court on such day as the court may direct.
  • Temporary Detention Orders (TDO): When a TDO is issued by the magistrate it is often necessary for the individual served to be transported to a facility outside of the City of Lynchburg limits. While the Lynchburg Police Department retains the primary responsibility for TDOs, the Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office has provided deputies on numerous occasions to transport these patients.
  • Funeral Escorts: Upon request, the Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office may assist with funeral escorts.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All applicants must be 21 years of age or older, a U. S. citizen, have at minimum a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and have a valid Virginia driver’s license. A current Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Certification in Basic Jailer or Law Enforcement is preferred. Applicants are subject to a background investigation as well as personal criminal history check.