Deputy & Detention

McDowell County Sheriff's Office   Marion, NC   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on January 18, 2023
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Deputy and Detention

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office is always looking for Men & Women who are interested in a Law Enforcement career. With competitive wages, benefits to include Health and Dental Insurance, 401k and Retirement, The McDowell County Sheriff's Office could be the home for you!

"Detention Officer" means any person performing responsibilities, either on a full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary basis, which include but are not limited to the control, care and supervision of any inmates incarcerated in a county jail or other confinement facility under the direct supervision and management of the sheriff. "Detention Officer" shall also mean the administrator and other custodial personnel of district confinement facilities as defined in G.S. 153A-219.

"Deputy Sheriff" means any person who has been duly appointed and sworn by the sheriff and who is authorized to exercise the powers of arrest in accordance with the law of North Carolina.

Minimum Employment Standards

Every Justice Officer employed or certified in North Carolina must meet certain minimum standards under 12 NCAC 10B .0300:


Be a citizen of the United States.
Be at least 21 years of age.
Be a high school graduate, or the equivalent (GED).
Have been fingerprinted by the employing agency.
Have had a medical examination by a licensed physician.
Have produced a negative result on a drug screen.
Make full disclosure of criminal charges and Domestic Violence Orders, both upon application and while holding certification.
Be of good moral character.
Have a thorough background investigation conducted by the employing agency, to include a personal interview prior to employment.
Not have a prohibitive criminal history record.