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You are responsible for documenting all relevant qualifications in the appropriate section of the application. Do not list "refer to a resume", as resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. All prior work history must be listed on your application. Resumes are treated as supplements to the application only and will not replace any section of the application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified, even if a resume is attached. The application is the primary tool used when determining whether the minimum qualifications are satisfied, so be sure to complete all sections.

Applications are due by the deadline noted on the job posting.  You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application.  The Human Resource Services Department is not able to provide status updates by telephone or email.

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Deputy Sheriff

Location: Sheriff's Department, Columbia, SC 29223
Department: Sheriff's Department
Division: Sheriff's Department
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $18.100 -
Status: Open Until Filled
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Job Description

The purpose of the class is to perform general police duties to ensure the strict enforcement of state and local laws and County ordinances relating to public safety and welfare, and to perform related law enforcement work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.

Must have a four year degree from an accredited college or university, or Associate Degree and two years’ experience in law enforcement or military experience, or be a certified law enforcement officer. Must possess Law Enforcement Officer and firearms certifications. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Requires over one year and up to and including two years. May be required to obtain other technical or professional certifications as deemed necessary by supervisor.

Additional Information

Before submitting your application, please complete, sign, and upload the below RCSD Background Release form to the attachments sections within the application. 

RCSD Background Release

Application Special Instructions

Helpful Hints Regarding Your Application

1. Be sure that all information is complete, accurate, and legible. If a question does
    not pertain to you, print N/A in the space.
2. Provide copies of all required documents:
    a. One copy of your birth certificate,
    b. One copy of your drivers license,
    c. One copy of your high school diploma or GED Certificate,
    d. One copy of your college diploma or diplomas if applicable,
    e. One official copy of your ten year driving record from all states where you
         have been licensed to drive,
    f. One copy of your DD214 if you have served in the military,
    g. One copy of your Social Security Card,
    h. One copy of a current credit report (must be complete with no missing
    i. One copy of your Class I Law Enforcement Officer Certification if you are
         currently certified. (does not apply to Correctional Officers),
    j. One passport size color photograph (Approximately 2”x2”)
3. Provide references as requested with telephone numbers where they can be
    reached between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
4. For questions regarding your application, call: Capt. Porter at 803-576-3063.


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