Sheriff's Deputy

Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico, VA, US

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Sheriff's Deputy


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Sheriff's Office

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, April 3, 2023.
This is a sworn position. Deputies are trained in all areas of Sheriff's Office operations and may be assigned to any unit or shift to perform any combination of duties in any of the following areas: jail security, court security, civil process, warrant services, transportation, alternative sentencing, ORBIT Program or investigations; performs related work as required.

Essential Duties

Sound working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of the care and custody of prisoners; sound working knowledge of mandated regulations and standards from the DCJS, DOC, ACA and PREA; sound working knowledge of the Sheriff's administrative and facility operations; sound working knowledge of occupational hazards, safety precautions, safety regulations and other work related precautions related to facility and inmate management as well as relevant County safety and risk management policies and practices; sound working knowledge of courtroom procedures and judicial processes; sound working knowledge of institutional best practices and mandated practices for the care and custody of prisoners; sound working knowledge of the County's geographic and jurisdictional boundaries as well as adjoining localities' and State jurisdictional boundaries; ability to work productively and effectively as a team member; good communication skills with the ability to present ideas and recommendations clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to diverse audiences; ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public and prisoners; ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other Public Safety agencies, various levels of County employees and other stakeholders relevant to the assigned unit's operations; ability to cooperate with and to accurately interpret and apply regulations and practices to inmates as needed; ability to collaborate effectively to achieve department and County goals; demonstrated sound political savvy; demonstrated ability to multitask and effectively manage competing priorities; critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve and make sound decisions, including but not limited to quickly and accurately analyzing situations, making rapid hazard assessments, problem solving and making sound decisions under pressure and in emergency and/or high risk situations; basic supervisory and leadership skills to direct the movements and activities of inmates; physical condition that permits the activities necessary in and inherent to the management of the department's operations, including the use of firearms and the performance of corrections/security and transport duties as needed; demonstrated ability to develop and maintain accurate detailed records and to prepare required reports; sound working knowledge of personal computers and/or automated systems and the ability to enter, retrieve and analyze data using common business software as well as assignment specific software; excellent judgment; excellent customer service skills; tact; and courtesy. Requires the ability to work a flexible schedule as needed which may include any or all the following: shift work, required overtime, evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and previous experience handling stressful and dangerous situations and managing them toward positive resolutions preferred; OR , any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

**** Upon completion of the on-line application, please refer to to access the personal History Statement and Personal Reference Forms. Both forms MUST be submitted to the Henrico County Sheriff's Office within ten (10) business days of submission of the on-line application to continue in the process. ****

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Multiple positions will be filled from this posting. This position may be under-filled at a Jailor level based on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the department at time of hire.

Successful completion of the Henrico County Sheriff's Office basic training academy; successful completion of all required training for correctional officers - Criminal Justice Officers Training and Standards Commission; obtains and maintains all certifications required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Commission (VA DCJS); valid driver's license issued by the State of Virginia; must be a citizen of the United States; requires a pre-employment physical examination and/or medical tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the given position; serves at the will of the Sheriff (Elected Constitutional Officer); serves as essential personnel and may be required to work when other County closures are declared by the County Manager; must wear an issued uniform and adhere to the Sheriff's Office Personal Grooming Policy.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, April 3, 2023.
You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at .

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General Government General Government

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Permanent Fulltime Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home


Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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