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All paper applications can be mailed to:
Attn: Department of Human Resources
122 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Deputy Sheriff-Field Division
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:Competitive
- Posted Date:04/26/2018
Title Deputy Sheriff - Field Division
Department: Sheriff Office
Location: 1345 Falling Creek Rd - Actual work site will vary
This position acts as a representative of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. General duties include enforcing laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the local ordinances of Bedford County. Applicants must possess or be eligible to obtain Virginia certification as a law enforcement officer. The application process typically last 6-12 weeks and the applicant must undergo a thorough background investigation to include a polygraph, psychological evaluation, and a medical exam. Candidates with current Virginia law enforcement certification or who are currently attending pre-employment certification programs will be given preference.
Minimum Requirements Include:
Must be a U. S Citizen
Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Degree Certificate or equivalent
Must possess a valid Virginia operator's license at the time of employment
Must be (21) years of age by date of hire or completion of training academy
Must not have any felony convictions; a misdemeanor conviction may be grounds for dismissal, but will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.
Must not use tobacco products on or off duty to ensure compliance with the Virginia Heart and Lung Laws
Must abide by the Bedford County jurisdictional living requirement
Bedford County maintains a safe, drug-free workplace for its employees. Drug screening, driving record check, a criminal background check, and previous employer references are required for all positions as conditions of pre-employment.
EOE / ADA / Minorities / Females / Vets
$34,641 / Annually for non-certified applicant (OR) based on experience for Law Enforcement Certified Candidate
In Person: Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, 1345 Falling Creek Road, Bedford, VA 24523 (or) Bedford County Administration Building, 122 East Main Street, Suite 202, Bedford, VA 24523 Phone: 540-586-4800
Download Bedford County Deputy Sheriff- Field Division Posting Profile
For jobs with the Department of Social Services, you must use a state application form.
Internal Job applicants must use the Employee Transfers Policy.
Or you can call 586-7601 to ask for a form to be mailed to you. You can also pick up the form in person at the Bedford County Administration Building, 2nd Floor, 122 East Main Street, Bedford.