Deputy Sheriff

Easton, PA
Northampton County Sheriff

$48,171.00 Annually

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.

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.

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;