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As a Detention Officer you will be assigned to the Detention Division.  The Detention Division is responsible for the custody and control of all detainees, whether awaiting trial or under sentence.  Within the division, Detention Officers will be given the opportunity to work in such specialized areas as:
 

  •  Intake/Receiving – Responsible for admitting and releasing all detainees that enter the facility.

  •  Classification – Responsible for reviewing the history (medical, seriousness of charge, assault nature , etc.) of all detainees admitted to the facility and determining the appropriate housing assignment.

  •  Augmentation/Escort – Responsible for assisting with movement of detainees within the facility.

  •  Transportation – Responsible for transporting prisoners to hospital and prison facilities located throughout the State.

BENEFITS

  •  Salary for  Deputy Sheriff - $32,053
     

  • 12 Paid Holidays Per Year
     

  • 10 to 24 Vacation Days per year based upon service
     

  • 12 Days of Sick Leave Per Year which accumulate indefinitely (Sick Leave may be used toward Early Retirement)
     

  • The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Supports the National Guard and Reserve.
     

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
     

  • Eligible for full Retirement Benefits from the County and State after 30 Years of Credible  Service or Age 55.
     

  • 401-(k) Provided by the County - 5% of Salary contributed by the County for Sworn Personnel
     

  • Worker's Compensation Insurance

 

QUALIFICATIONS

AGE - Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

EDUCATION
- At a minimum, an applicant must have graduated from an accredited high school or hold an approved General Education Development certificate (GED).

CITIZENSHIP
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

CRIMINAL HISTORY
- Pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training & Standards Commission applicants must not have committed nor have been convicted of any criminal offense as of the date of the application to be qualified as a Detention Officer.

MILITARY SERVICE
- Applicants who have prior military service must have received an honorable discharge from active military service.

POLYGRAPH/CVSA EXAMINATION
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Applicants must pass a pre-employment polygraph or computer voice stress analysis.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
- Applicants must satisfactory pass a thorough background investigation, including a check of State and Federal Bureau of Investigation records.

PHYSICAL EXAM
- Applicants must successfully pass a physical examination and drug screening.

PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM
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Applicants must receive a favorable recommendation from a psychological evaluation.

For more Information contact:

Recruitment Unit

recruitment@nhcgov.com

(910) 798-4165