Detention Officer Cadet – Tiered Sign-on Bonus Up To $5,000

Raleigh, NC
Wake County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $24.30 – $36.45.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for custodial duties associated with the transportation, security and supervision of prisoners in the Wake County Detention Center (WCDC) and the Wake County Public Safety Center (PSC).
  • Perform a variety of duties ranging from direct supervision, control desk, inmate escorts, K-9, and transportation of inmates.
  • Perform work in accordance with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Training and Standards Council of the Department of Justice of North Carolina.
  • Perform work under the direct supervision of the employee’s squad or area supervisor.
  • The applicant must be willing to work 12-hour shifts which include nights, holidays and weekends.


  • Must be at least 20 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must not have committed, been charged or convicted of a felony.
  • Must not have been charged with a serious misdemeanor (Class B) within the past 5 years AND not have 4 or more total misdemeanor charges.
  • Candidates must undergo an extensive background investigation including, but not limited to, physical fitness assessment, reading test, medical exam, drug screen and psychological exam.
  • Must meet all the applicable standards with the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission as well as the policies of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Must be willing to relocate within an hour response time to the Wake County Detention Center.