Deputy Job Posting

Education Level

High School diploma or GED and a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate


Provide a wide range of services to the public as a sworn law enforcement officer to include protecting lives, property, and rights of the citizens in Beaufort County. Serve legal papers, attend court, answer complaint calls and patrol the County in an official vehicle to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects.

Starting Pay

$36,943-$44,331 DOQ plus $2,000 Associate or $4,000 Bachelor’s Degree educational incentive and 401K benefit


Reduced cost health insurance, take home patrol car, uniforms and equipment provided, yearly physical fitness incentive, progressive administrative support, continuing educational opportunities, retirement account, 11 paid holidays a year, vacation and sick leave, and promotional opportunities as performance and training allows

How to Apply

Interested applicants must complete an Applicant Background Package. Packages may be picked up or mailed out Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. at the Beaufort County Sheriffs Office located at 210 North Market Street in Washington. Information is also available online at There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are continuously accepted for all positions at the Sheriffs Office and maintained for 120 days. After initial screening, a background investigation may be conducted on Application Packets to determine suitability. The background investigation will include at a minimum: contacting references and employers, a credit report screening, a physical exam, a psychological exam and a drug screen. State law requires that all sworn Deputy Sheriffs be at least 21 years of age. Females and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Call (252) 946-7111 with questions or mailing requests.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.