Detention Deputy

North Charleston, SC
Charleston County Government

Salary $20.80 – $29.33 Hourly


As a Charleston County Detention Deputy, you will join an outstanding team responsible for protecting the public by providing care and custody of residents housed within the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. This important position will not only enhance your communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills, but will also give you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of detainees and in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

No prior experience is necessary, however, prior work-related experience will be considered in the hiring process. Applicants meeting the minimum criteria must submit to and successfully complete all phases of the hiring process including: a tour of the detention facility; the Nelson-Denny Vocabulary and Reading Examination; completion of an applicant questionnaire; a two-phase background investigation; a credit check; a polygraph examination; a psychological evaluation: an interview and a physical examination. There is a one-year probationary period and all Detention Deputies serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff of Charleston County. In addition, all candidates must successfully complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Detention course of instruction within the first year of employment. Work is performed on a 12.25 hour rotating shift.


A qualified applicant must (1) be a Citizen of the United States over 18 years of age; (2) possess a high school diploma (from an accredited school) or GED; (3) have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a South Carolina one upon acceptance of the position; and (4) have no criminal convictions.