Current Career Opportunities

Deputy Sheriff – Patrol

Under general supervision, the purpose of the positions to perform general duty law enforcement work in the Sheriff’s Office. Position is responsible for performing a variety of duties in one of the major functions of the Office, including uniformed patrol, civil duties, court duty, and records maintenance. Performs related work as required. Reports to Sergeant in assigned division.

Deputy Sheriff – Bailiff

Opens and closes courts at designated times, maintains order in the courtroom, escorts trial jury to jury room when directed by judge, assists and escorts prisoners to court and maintains custody there. Assists the District Attorney with inmates in court, assists jury during jury trials, ensures prisoners are dressed properly to go before judge. Escorts judges to lunch, escorts individuals to Clerks’ office to pay fines. Transports inmates to correctional institution

Deputy Sheriff – School Resource Officer

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to be a peace officer by maintaining order on campus with the legal authority to arrest if required. The School Resource Officer is a resource teacher in areas of law enforcement education that can be applied in the classroom. The School Resource Officer can and does at times play the role as counselor, by listening to, and assisting students with various problems. This approach enables the School Resource Officer to be a positive law enforcement role model and use proactive prevention by exposing the human qualities of law enforcement to our youth and given them a trustworthy friend to depend on.

Detention Officer

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform routine duties in the care and security of prisoners in the Duplin County Detention Center. Employees in this classification perform specialized law enforcement work. Position is responsible for admitting and booking inmates, ensuring security of prisoners.

Application Hiring Process

As you explore your options for a career in criminal justice, we would like to encourage you to consider the employment opportunities available with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office. We feel that we are one of the most professional and respected law enforcement agencies in the state, and that is the direct result of the dedicated men and women in our agency.

We are always seeking qualified and motivated people to work with our agency. As you know, a sheriff’s office is unique in that we have employment opportunities for all phases of law enforcement. For those who are interested in the law enforcement phase, we have sworn deputy sheriff positions. For those who have an interest in the corrections phase, we have positions available for civilian detention officers for our detention division.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package for its employees which is very important when considering employment. We also feel that Duplin County is a wonderful place to live and has much to offer its citizens.

To apply for employment with our agency for either a sworn or detention officer’s position, you must meet the minimum requirements listed below:

  1. Must be at least 21 years of age
  2. Must be a United States citizen
  3. Must have a valid NC Driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  4. Must be of good moral character and pass a thorough background investigation
  5. Must pass a post-offer drug screening a psychological test prior to employment
  6. At a minimum, applicants must have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  7. Applicants who have prior military service must have received an honorable discharge from active military service.
  8. Experience and a degree in the Criminal Justice or Human Services field is preferred. Applicants considered for employment must complete a Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission Personal History Statement (Form F-3) and disclose all requested information to the best of their ability. Applicants are subject to criminal records checks, background investigations and may be referred for psychological evaluation. Pre-employment testing in truth verification (polygraph or voice stress analysis) may be required.

To apply, submit an application and F-3 to Lt. Shane Miller at the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building located at 112 West Hill Street, Kenansville, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Applications and F-3 forms can be obtained at the sheriff’s office or printed from the link below:

Download the F-3 Personal History Statement

Download the Release of Information Form

Download the Employment Application

To view other job opportunities with Duplin County, click here .

Duplin County is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.