Deputy Sheriff

$38,688 yearly
  • Hampton Sheriff's Office
  • Hampton, VA, USA
  • Apr 30, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

Job Description

This position is full time and non-exempt.

  • Responsible for the security and safety of all inmates, visitors and staff within the correctional facilities
  • Performs duties under the direct supervision of the Sergeant and is accountable for use of delegated authority
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, professionalism, tact and discretion with staff, volunteers and the public
  • Prevents access of unauthorized persons inside the premises
  • Properly and efficiently checks all personnel and vehicles for identity prior to entry
  • Conducts security rounds
  • Supervises inmate activities
  • Escorts inmates throughout the jail as required
  • Maintains floor log of daily inmate activities
  • Ensures that inmates are fed
  • Responsible for overseeing inmate recreation as scheduled or authorized
  • Responsible for observing the physical and mental condition of all inmates and documenting on the appropriate logs
  • Responsible to report any behaviors (mental or physical) that may indicate suicidal attempt to supervisory staff and medical as well as mental health personnel
  • Consults medical personnel concerning inmate’s health to verify an inmate’s illness and identify any necessary precautions
  • Conduct thorough searches of all detainee/inmates and inventory all items
  • Conduct security checks of all doors and windows for proper functioning
  • Investigates injuries to inmates and report to supervisor
  • Ensures all the proper checks prior to releasing any inmate
  • Monitors camera, audio alarms, door alarms, fire alarms, etc.
  • Monitors inmate movement and activity
  • Inventories and issues facility keys, vehicle keys, radios, etc.
  • Additional responsibilities as designated


  • Decision Making – Evaluates and responds quickly to situations in a firm and tactful manner
  • Diffuses emotional situations and offers solutions.
  • Professionalism – Develops and maintains cooperative and professional relationships with employees, managers, and representatives from other departments and organizations.
  • Shares knowledge with staff for mutual and departmental benefit.                       
  • Time Management - Plans and organizes daily work routine. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Implements work activities in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.
  • Communication – Ability to communicate ideas effectively, including the preparation of reports and logs. Ability to listen and understand directions, information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Ability to handle a variety of customer service issues with tact and diplomacy in a confidential manner.
  • Judgment – Ability to anticipate, identify and evaluate potentially dangerous, unusual or deviating situations and to exercise appropriate judgment to establish priorities and make prompt problem-solving actions.

Requires an acceptable background check to include a local and state criminal history check and sex offender registry check
Requires pre-employment medical evaluation, drug testing and is subject to random alcohol and controlled substance testing.
Must maintain a current & valid VA driver’s license with an acceptable driving record (no greater than -2 driving points)
Must obtain certification through a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (VDCJS) training academy at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy (HRCJTA)
Must obtain and maintain a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Firearms Certification upon successful completion of HRCJTA within the first year of employment

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