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Pre-Employment Process Job Openings and Requirements Benefits Application Process Download Application

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for employment. Additional requirements for the positions of Deputy and Correctional Officer are outlined separately below:

Minimum Requirements for all Positions
  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have a clear criminal history.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Driving record must not show a disregard for the law.
  • Credit history must show sound financial management with the ability to keep accounts paid up-to-date.
  • Results of all pre-employment tests and interviews must meet standards.
  • Past employment record must be satisfactory.
  • Must pass a drug test.
  • Medical examination results must show that you are capable of performing all of the essential functions of the job for which you are applying, with reasonable accommodation.

Additional Requirements for Deputy
  • Must be at least 21 years-of-age, and, MEET AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
    • Must already be certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (LE Class 1),
    • Must possess college degree (Bachelors or higher),
    • Must be a certified law enforcement officer from another state,
    • Must have prior Military Police experience.

Additional Requirements for Correctional Officer
  • Must be at least 21 years-of-age.

Current Job Openings

Patrol Deputy $36,501 per year (minimum)
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Correctional Officer $34,642 per year (minimum)
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For more information about employment opportunities with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, contact our Human Resources Division office at (803) 785-2407.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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