Deputy Sheriff

Roanoke, VA
Roanoke County Sheriff

Salary: $47,187.09 – $60,110.96 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs routine protective services work in maintaining security of the Roanoke County Courthouse Complex. Processes entrants through the security checkpoints; searching courtrooms and other locations for contraband or security risks; provides escort and supervision of inmates present in the courthouse; maintain logs; serve and process civil and criminal papers. Performs other duties as assigned. Deputy Sheriff I may be assigned to either the corrections, court services, or administrative divisions; assuming various duties within each.

Essential Functions:

  • Processes all entrants of the courthouse through the security screening process.
  • Conducts periodic security checks of inmates in assigned areas.
  • Maintain control of the courtroom to prevent any disruptions
  • Protects judges, court officials, witnesses, jurors and all other persons in the courtroom from any hostile acts directed at them.
  • Supervise, escort/transport, restrain and control prisoners.
  • Properly process prisoners, delayed confinement persons & juveniles.
  • Properly serve Civil & Criminal papers.
  • Performs interior and exterior security searches of the courthouse.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some experience in public and personal contact work preferably related to law enforcement activities.
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, twenty-one (21) years of age, and complete the minimum training standards required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
  • Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results.
  • Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.