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Deputy I

Deputy I

York County Government

About our opportunity:

We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time Sheriff Deputy within the York County Sheriff’s Office that offers a career advancement program and overtime opportunities. Deputies are responsible for ensuring public safety and welfare through general patrol and law enforcement duties as well as the enforcement of South Carolina laws and County ordinances. They are also responsible for preparing and maintaining records and reports.

Once hired, new recruits will receive paid in house Sworn Officer Readiness Development training, then training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The Academy, located in Columbia S.C. consists of training for 4 to 8 weeks and certification includes rigorous physical activity, defensive tactics, firearms, and operating vehicles in pursuit and precision driving conditions. Successful completion is mandatory and deputy candidates are paid their normal salary while attending. After successful completion of the police academy and the agency field training program, pay will increase 2.5%.


The York County Sheriff’s Office has in place a career advancement program, which is a noncompetitive advancement process where deputies are able to advance to higher ranks upon the completion of specified professional milestones. The program consists of the following ranks and associated pay grades: Deputy (grade 206), Deputy II (grade 207), Senior Deputy (grade 208), Lance Corporal (grade 209) and Corporal (grade 210). This advancement program is subject to change in the discretion of the York County Sheriff.

Benefits: participation in PORS: Police Officers Retirement System through PEBA (chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/, comprehensive medical benefits including dental, vision through PEBA (chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/, vacation leave, sick leave, longevity pay, eleven paid holidays plus three optional days/floating holidays. Other benefits are: take home car program - Deputies are issued a take home car upon completion of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, issued uniforms for patrol officer, and an annual clothing allowance for non-uniformed officers, all firearms, duty gear, and equipment is issued and paid for by the York County Sheriff’s Office,

Work Schedule: Patrol Deputies will be required to work rotating twelve-hour shifts to include holiday and weekend shifts. Currently, the day shift runs from 6 AM to 6 PM and the night shift from 6 PM to 6 AM. Generally, a patrol Deputy I averages 15 work days per month.

Overtime Pay: Any hours worked in excess of 80 hours (bi-weekly) are compensated at a rate of time and a half.

Duties & Responsibilities:

-Responds to law enforcement calls for service made by the public and other law enforcement agencies.

-Performs general law enforcement and patrol duties such as: assisting the public, enforcing all local and state laws, and county ordinances, property checks of residential and commercial property, investigate suspicious persons, serves warrants, apprehends and arrest suspects, assist victims, collects evidence, and process minor crime scenes.

-Prepares and maintains many different records and reports such as: incident reports, case folders, activity reports, ticket audits, forensic pre log reports, booking reports, statements, evidence reports, subpoenas, warrant request, intelligence reports, and other miscellaneous inter departmental forms.

-Implements all directives given by supervisors.

-Maintains all issued equipment and vehicles, ensuring proper and safe operation.

-Testifies in all court proceedings as needed. Prepares case files for summary court charges and General Sessions charges.

-Present and prosecute summary court cases.

-Operates and shows proficiency while using a variety of equipment including but not limited to: patrol vehicle, data master, mobile data terminal, police radio, in car video, firearms, stop sticks, radar, taser, OC spray, restraining devices, fingerprint kit, camera, and telephone. Must use due regard when using this equipment to ensure safety to officers and citizens.

-Transports prisoners to and from court as well as other facilities. Transports jurors to and from court. Provides transport to patients from our jurisdiction to mental health facilities within our state.

-Be readily available for any significant event, 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Each employee in this class has mandatory on call days throughout the month, which will be utilized for shift shortages, employee emergencies, or incidents that would require the immediate administrative leave of an officer.

-Serves and delivers warrants, summons, subpoenas and all other official papers.

-Attends necessary training and conferences to ensure certifications in various specialty fields and basic law enforcement guidelines are met. Maintains required physical fitness and required level of proficiency in the use of firearms and other required equipment.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Job Function : General

Contact Info : Susan Whitaker, Talent Acquisition Manager -
Ashley Fay, Deputy Director of Human Resources -

Expiration Date : 12/31/2024

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