Deputy Sheriff I

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Sheriff's Office

$52,978.38 – $93,850.64 Annually

An Overview
The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office is recruiting qualified applicants for a career as a deputy sheriff. We are seeking candidates dedicated to serving the community with honor, respect, and courage. You must have unquestioned integrity and a commitment to help others in this rewarding profession. Applicants for the position of deputy sheriff should possess exceptional flexibility, with a willingness to work both day and night shifts, weekends, and holidays as assigned. We continually accept applications and will notify candidates of the opportunity to attend the first component of our selection process when it is scheduled.

The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, candidates must be of good character, possess a high school diploma or GED, be a United States citizen, reach 21 years of age by graduation from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, and possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment.

Additionally, candidates must have proven experience dealing with people under varying circumstances. Candidates for positions in this class are required to meet all standards of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office training program.

To be considered an ideal candidate, one must also possess the proven ability to deal courteously with others and exercise sound judgment and common sense even under stress. You must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and prepare clear and concise written reports. Deputy sheriffs are required to physically perform the required tasks of the position and act quickly, calmly, and effectively in stressful situations.

Candidates who are currently certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services (DCJS) as a deputy sheriff, law enforcement officer, or both, are highly desired by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office. Current DCJS certifications and previous years of service as a deputy or law enforcement officer will be considered for starting salary determination.