Detention Deputy Sheriff

Statesville, NC
Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $48,042.88-$74,946.88.

Position Summary:

Performs responsible correctional and detention work in the County Detention Center.

Essential Functions:

  • Processes incoming inmates, completes necessary intake paperwork, searches prisoners, obtains and secures inmates’ personal property, assigns and escorts inmates to proper holding facilities, advises inmates of detention center rules and regulations.
  • Operates electronic doors to pods, in and out of facility and in and out of individual cells; observes video screens of all aspects of the detention facility for security issues.
  • Serves meals to inmates; changes out inmate’s uniforms; escorts medical staff; counts inmates; passes out mail and property; conducts searches periodically for contraband materials; oversees inmate recreation.
  • Arranges contacts by visits or telephone calls between inmates and relatives, court officials, attorneys; escorts inmates to visiting rooms.
  • Answers telephone and radio, inspects incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Personal hygiene items, meals, linens, clothing, mail, and other items to inmates; checks on intoxicated and other inmates in special medical or mental conditions.
  • Prepares inmates for court.
  • Supervises inmates in the cleaning of cells, cleaning of kitchens, office areas, clothes, and linens.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed records on work and inmate activities.
  • Transports inmates to court, other detention facilities, medical and mental health treatment, and other necessary trips.
  • Provides canteen and meets other needs.


  • Graduation from High School or a GED.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
  • Compliance with minimum standards for Training and Certification as set by the State of North Carolina for Detention Center Personnel.
  • Must be BLET Sworn Officer to be Detention Deputy Sheriff.