FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Posted:  4-25-2023

Closes:  Posted Until Filled

*Interested applicants must complete a Camden County Application and the Personal History Statement (Form F-3) for submission.  

General Definition of Work

Performs protective service work enforcing laws, investigating criminal activity, serving civil papers, ensuring the safety of the public, testifying in court, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the assigned departmental supervisor.


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Essential Functions

Operates a patrol vehicle to observe violations of laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances; responds to calls for service.

Enforces traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations; performs radar enforcement, DUI checks, traffic control, motorist assists, etc.

Serves civil process and criminal arrest warrants and a variety of other court papers and directions. Transports prisoners, detainees, mental patients, etc. to appointments, court, etc. as assigned.

Prepares records and reports of activity.

Assists other law enforcement and emergency agencies in controlling emergency situations.

Performs a variety of special tasks and duties such as desk officer, training officer, K-9, investigations, SRO/D.A.R.E., maritime and waterborne operations, etc., or other special assignments as qualified and assigned.

Interviews victims and witnesses; secures property and evidence.

Serves as a first responder; responds to emergency medical services calls and provides basic life support.

Respond to radio dispatches and answer calls and complaints.

Testifies in court.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the county and the location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Office; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with inmates and the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surround hazards and circumstances; possession of physical agility and endurance; skill in the use of firearms, chemical agents, weapons of defense and the operation of a motor vehicle; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.


Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must pass a thorough background investigation; must possess strong ethical and character traits; must possess the highest level of integrity; and must obtain certification by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission.

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification is preferred, but not required.


Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires sitting and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to the risk of electrical shock, working with explosives, exposure to vibration and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).


Special Requirements

Possession of North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Certification.

Must meet and maintain all department and State training and education requirements for the position.

Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.


*Camden County is an Equal Opportunity Employer*



Contact Human Resources

Beverly Fonville Human Resources Post Office Box 190 330 US Highway 158 East Camden, NC 27921 252-338-6363 ext. 315