Deputy Sheriff, Full-Time Employment Opportunity
All deputy sheriff positions are filled, so the Sheriff's Office is not hiring at this time. We are not accepting applications nor maintaining any applications on file; therefore, please do not submit an application until this notice is removed.
Deputy Sheriff I: Job Description
Fairfax County deputy sheriffs are certified law enforcement officers. Each deputy sheriff receives additional certifications in jail security, court security and civil process to perform the functions of the position. A deputy sheriff's essential job function is to work inside the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. All full-time deputy sheriffs initially will be assigned to the Adult Detention Center.
Adult Detention Center Deputy Sheriffs
- While working inside the Adult Detention Center, deputies will work a 12.5 hour shift, either rotating one month of days and one month of nights OR permanent days OR permanent nights. All shifts work approximately 15 days per month to equal 87.5 hours per two-week pay period.
- The schedule will consist of working seven days within a two-week period following a 2-2-3 schedule.
The duties of a full-time deputy sheriff working inside the Adult
Detention Center could include:
- Maintaining control of each post worked during a shift to include documentation and safety inspections.
- Controlling inmate population and accounting for all inmates on and off your post.
- Controlling inmate movement.
- Conducting investigations.
- Interviewing inmates that potentially could be involved in criminal activity.
- Obtaining criminal charges against any inmate.
- Attending court for criminal cases.
- Responding to emergency situations.
Court Security Deputy Sheriffs
- Deputy sheriffs who are assigned to court security could work within Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Circuit Court, General District Court or Public Safety Center security. These deputies work an 80-hour pay period.
Deputies who work in court security may have the following duties:
- Courtroom security
- Transportation of inmates to and from court to the Adult Detention Center
- Serve civil process
- Respond to emergency situations
Civil Process Deputy Sheriffs
- Deputy sheriffs in the Civil Enforcement Section work an 80-hour pay period. On some occasions, these deputies may work alternate hours so that they are able to properly make service for a civil matter.
Each deputy sheriff is assigned to an area within Fairfax County where
he or she serves civil process. Deputy sheriffs who work in the Civil
Enforcement Section serve civil paperwork to the residents of Fairfax
County for multiple reasons to include:
- Non-payment of child support
- Eviction proceedings
- In addition to their primary duties, deputy sheriffs will provide assistance to other deputies and police officers in their duties and respond to emergency situations.
Learn about the Sheriff's mentoring program for newly hired recruits.