Deputy Sheriff

Arlington, VA
Arlington County Sheriff's Office

$57,595.20 – $97,260.80 Annually

12/31/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Employees in these positions work in all areas of the Sheriff’s Office and may be assigned to any unit with daily interaction with inmates. New employees are initially assigned to our state of the art direct supervision Detention Facility. Deputies may rotate to other areas based on the needs of the Sheriff’s Office. The majority of positions are assigned to the detention facility so the ability to transfer to other areas is minimal. Most employees work 12-hour fixed shifts (including days, nights, weekends and holidays) and 15 days per month. Deputies earn full salary and benefits while training at the Academy. The Detention Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association (achieved by less than 4% of jails nationwide).

Specific duties include:

  • Supervising and monitoring the daily activities of inmates to include security within housing units, inmate visits, booking/processing, program activities, food service, recreation and general work assignments;
  • Managing inmate behavior and using appropriate force as necessary;
  • Supervising inmates assigned to Inmate Work Programs;
  • Receiving and screening the public seeking admittance to the facility; and
  • Processing inmates’ personal property and money.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • At least 21 years of age at the time of appointment or within 6 months of the 21st-birthday on the date of application;
  • Excellent physical condition;
  • U.S. citizen at the time of application;
  • Bondable for handling Commonwealth funds;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license from the applicant’s place of residence;
  • Available for emergency calls and standby duty, overtime, and details outside the facility; and
  • Willing to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and fixed 12-hour shifts.