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Academy Class 590 


 

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office recognizes that the hiring process is a key event in the operational effectiveness of any law enforcement agency. As a result, we are committed in our effort to actively recruit highly motivated, quality individuals for positions in law enforcement. As a Deputy Sheriff or Communications Specialist you will become part of a team, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for its citizens, known as one of the most professional and innovative law enforcement agencies in the southeast.

Interested persons enter a highly competitive selection process consisting of an oral interview board, rigorous background investigation, polygraph examination as well as physical, medical and psychological testing. Once employed however, candidates take pride as being counted as among the best of the best. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Deputy I and Deputy II:

DEPUTY I (Non-Certified: Less than 1 year of experience with or without State certification)

SALARY: $ 30,796 (Based upon 42 hour/week: Uniform Patrol)

*Note: See additional pay incentives below.

A 4% raise in salary is awarded to candidates after successful completion of their probationary period, which normally ends after the candidates first six months)

DEPUTY II (Certified)

*Out of State Applicants must first complete a six-week legal's equivalency course for S.C. certification.

SALARY: $ 32,027 - 53,367

*Note: See additional pay incentives below.

Deputies Are Provided with:

*TAKE HOME PATROL CAR EQUIPPED WITH A MOBILE DATA COMPUTER
*ISSUED UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
*OVERTIME PAY, HOLIDAY PAY AND OTHER GREAT BENEFITS
*TUITION REIMBURSEMENT for continuing education AND OTHER GREAT BENEFITS*


Pay Incentives: Additional pay incentives, up to 15%, awarded for education, experience and/or critical skills related to law enforcement. Baccalaureate 10% over starting pay. Associate 5% over starting pay. Bi-Lingual (Spanish) 5% over starting pay.

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

Holiday Pay: Any hours worked during one of ten paid county holidays is compensated at a rate of double time and a half.

Benefits: Free Medical Insurance, Free Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, State law enforcement retirement at 25 years service, Annual leave up to 240 hours accruement, Unlimited sick leave accruement, Workman's Compensation, Tuition Reimbursement Program for continuing education.

Responsibilities: Under general supervision, exercises responsibilities for the enforcement of State and Local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions. responsible for protection of life and property, apprehension of criminals, and the general enforcement of laws in a designated area on an assigned shift or on special assignments.  A Certified law enforcement officer with at least 1 year experience in Uniform Patrol.

Requirements:

 Applicants Must:

  1. Be of good moral character.
  2. At least 21 years of age.
  3. A SC resident when commissioned.
  4. A US citizen.
  5. Able to successfully complete a medical examination, physical abilities test, psychological assessment, drug screening, and background investigation.
  6. Able to successfully complete the required 12 week training program at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
  7. Have a H.S. diploma or GED certificate.
  8. Have a valid SC driver's license.
  9. Have a good driving record.
  10. Have a clean criminal history.
  11. Have a satisfactory credit history.
  12. Have an honorable military discharge (if applicable).

*Note: Applications will not be accepted for applicants who have experimented with illegal drugs within 2 years of the application date. 

For more information, contact:
Lt. David Williams, Personnel/Recruitment Director
Administrative Services Division, Greenville County Sheriff's Office
4 McGee Street, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-5307
Email: gcsorecruiting@greenvillecounty.org

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