Company: Arlington County, VA
Posted on: June 22, 2022
The pay range listed above is effective June 19, 2022.
Arlington County Sheriff's Office, nationally recognized for
Excellence and awarded re-accreditation by the American
Correctional Association Commission (ACA), is now accepting
applications for testing for Deputy Sheriff positions. In order to
participate in testing, candidates will need to apply through this
system (click on the word APPLY at the right margin of this job
announcement to enter the application system). Applications will be
reviewed daily and those who meet the selection criteria will
receive email notifications inviting them to one of the testing
sessions. A valid email address is required in order to receive
correspondence regarding testing and the hiring process.
Employees in these positions work in all areas of the Sheriff's
Office and may be assigned to any unit with daily interaction with
inmates. New employees are initially assigned to our state of the
art direct supervision Detention Facility. Deputies may rotate to
other areas based on the needs of the Sheriff's Office. The
majority of positions are assigned to the detention facility so the
ability to transfer to other areas is minimal. Most employees work
12-hour fixed shifts (including days, nights, weekends and
holidays) and 15 days per month. Deputies earn full salary and
benefits while training at the Academy. The Detention Facility is
accredited by the American Correctional Association (achieved by
less than 4% of jails nationwide).
Specific duties include:
* Supervising and monitoring the daily activities of inmates to
include security within housing units, inmate visits,
booking/processing, program activities, food service, recreation
and general work assignments;
* Managing inmate behavior and using appropriate force as
* Supervising inmates assigned to Inmate Work Programs;
* Receiving and screening the public seeking admittance to the
* Processing inmates' personal property and money.
Other duties and assignments include:
Court Security - secure courtrooms; monitor courts in session;
escort prisoners to and from courts and the Detention Facility;
perform security checks within the Courthouse; respond to security
check problems and Courthouse incidents.
Warrant Process - serve legal papers; execute criminal warrants
issued by the Court; take individuals into custody; and schedule
and execute Court ordered evictions.
Transportation - transport inmates and other individuals in custody
to/from other correctional facilities, hearings, medical
facilities, doctor's appointments.
All assignments include writing reports and documenting incidents.
The nature of the work necessitates an element of danger and
requires physical exertion and the ability to make decisions under
stress. Work is performed according to departmental policies and
procedures and involves the potential for personal danger. The
employee must be able to communicate effectively, solve problems,
write concise reports, maintain good physical conditioning, and be
able to act quickly and calmly as part of a team under potentially
stressful conditions. Selection Criteria
* High school diploma or GED equivalent;
* At least 21 years of age at the time of appointment or within 6
months of the 21st-birthday on the date of application;
* Excellent physical condition;
* U.S. citizen at the time of application;
* Bondable for handling Commonwealth funds;
* Possession of a valid driver's license from the applicant's place
* Available for emergency calls and standby duty, overtime, and
details outside the facility; and
* Willing to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and
fixed 12-hour shifts.
Employees must successfully complete the Northern Virginia Criminal
Justice Training Academy (NVCJTA) within the first 12 months of
employment. Successful completion includes passing all phases of
academic, physical (e.g. running, defensive tactics), driving and
firearms training. In-service training and firearms qualifications
are job requirements throughout employment.
The Sheriff's Office incurs considerable financial investment in
training a Deputy Sheriff. In return, the Sheriff's Office requires
a 24-month commitment from its employees. This 24-month commitment
begins after an employee has successfully completed the NVCJTA. If
the employee terminates employment within one (1) year after the
completion of the NVCJTA, unless such termination is the result of
circumstances beyond one's control, the total cost of this training
shall be due and payable to Arlington County Sheriff's Office. If
the employee terminates employment after one (1) year and before
two (2) years after completion of the NVCJTA, a prorated amount of
the training costs will be due and payable to the Arlington County
All new uniformed (sworn) Sheriff's Office employees must be
non-smokers and are required to sign an agreement that they will
not smoke on or off the job during their tenure of employment.
All new uniformed (sworn) Sheriff's Office employees may not have
any tattoos visible (on head, neck or hands etc.) when wearing the
long-sleeved shirt uniform.
Basic computer/data entry skills are required for the purposes of
report writing and other documentation.
Most employees work 12-hour fixed shifts (including days, nights,
weekends and holidays) and 15 days per month.
Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and
wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current
and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19
vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or
sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving
a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights
to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is
a condition of employment.
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be
attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed
application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are
required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a
response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be
Pre-registration is required and applications will only be accepted
NOTE: This position is listed as open until December 31, 2022 at
11:59 p.m. Applications are received and reviewed on a first-come
first-served basis and this position may close immediately upon
receiving a sufficient amount of applications and/or when the
testing sessions become full. Therefore, we encourage applicants to
submit applications as soon as possible.
After you have submitted your online application, it will be
screened based on the minimum requirements in this announcement. If
you successfully meet the selection criteria you will receive
specific instructions by electronic mail about self-scheduling
yourself for an upcoming written examination. Written examinations
are scheduled approximately once per month, typically on a Saturday
morning. Please be sure that you provide a valid e-mail address on
your application in order to receive this important information.
Please note: Applicants who do not pass the written test are
eligible to re-apply and may re-test after a six-month waiting
Character/Background Investigation & Polygraph - Applicants who
pass the written test will be responsible for downloading a
character/background questionnaire to complete which must be
returned within a specified time period.
The background investigation will be conducted by the Sheriff's
Office, after a conditional offer of employment has been made, to
include a polygraph examination administered by a
licensed/certified polygraph examiner. Incomplete and/or inaccurate
information on the background form may be cause for rejection.
Candidates who do not successfully complete the background
investigation are not normally allowed to re-apply. Background
investigations require a good driving record and a clean criminal
history. Candidates are unlikely to receive favorable consideration
if they have engaged in activities that would support a felony
conviction, have misdemeanor convictions for crimes relating to
theft, domestic violence, or assault, have recent convictions for
D.U.I. or D.W.I. or reckless driving, or multiple convictions for
speeding or other moving violations. During the polygraph,
applicants will be questioned in the following relevant areas:
accuracy of information provided on applications and related
documents; honesty, integrity and reliability of the applicant;
criminal and traffic history, either previously detected or
undetected; and involvement with illicit drugs. All questions will
be discussed with the applicant by the polygraph examiner before
the test starts and the applicant will be given the opportunity to
clarify any potential problem areas.
After a conditional offer of employment has been made, the
following may be scheduled:
* Photos, fingerprints - conducted by the Sheriff's Office
* Psychological Evaluation - conducted by a licensed
* Medical Examination
* Drug Test
Each candidate must pass each component of the examination process
before continuing to the next step. It takes approximately 10-16
weeks to complete the process. After successfully completing all
steps, the candidate is placed on an unranked eligible list from
which all Deputy Sheriff vacancies are filled for the duration of
the eligible list.
New employees are initially appointed as Deputy Sheriff (Grade S2)
at $26.24 per hour. With satisfactory performance, employees are
considered for periodic increases. The probationary period for this
position is one year after successful graduation from the Academy.
During probation the employee must pass all requirements of the
Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy (24 week
Academy) to receive certifications as a Jailer and Court
Security/Civil Process Server and in law enforcement.
Candidates who are proficient in both English and Spanish will be
offered a Spanish oral proficiency examination after graduation
from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.
Deputy Sheriffs who pass the Spanish oral proficiency examination
will receive language pay for all hours worked and for paid leave
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a
position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number
of months the position is scheduled.
Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can
be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department
Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise
stated in the announcement. The following benefits are
Paid Leave: Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours
biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight
hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of
service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly.
There are eleven paid holidays each year.
Health and Dental Insurance: Three group health insurance plans are
offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and
a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is
also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium
for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount
vision plan is provided for eye care needs.
Life Insurance: A group term policy of basic life insurance is
provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual
salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on
the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.
Retirement: The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare
for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan
(401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined
benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your
final average salary and years of service with the County. You
contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this
plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public
safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in
the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to
For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a
defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your
457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457
deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either
a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual
limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax
contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.
Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and
parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance;
tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a
college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities;
and a variety of other employee benefits.
Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive
paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked
Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the
employees do not achieve permanent status.
Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are
eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described
above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid
Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours
receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or
benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.
Do you have a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent?
Are you at least 21 years of age or within 6 months of your 21st
birthday on the date of application?
As required by federal law, are you a U.S. Citizen either by birth
Do you possess a valid driver's license?
Are you available for emergency calls and standby duty, overtime,
and details outside the facility?
Are you willing to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays,
and fixed 12-hour shifts?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-hire background investigation?
Are you willing to undergo a pre-hire polygraph examination?
I have read the entire job announcement and understand that, upon
notification by email, I will need to self-schedule online for a
specific testing session. Information on how to self-schedule will
be provided to me at the email address that I listed on this
Agency Arlington County
Address 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511
Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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