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Employment Opportunities
UPDATED March 26, 2022
We are currently advertising for the following positions.

Sworn Deputy Sheriffs - Assigned to JAIL (2)  Patrol (1) Communications (2) - starting salary $42,295.00.

Secretary II Position - starting salary is $36,500.00

Benefits: Virginia State Retirement, Single coverage paid health insurance, and paid time off.
Anyone interested in applying please submit a state application with a reference cover letter via mail, email, or hand-deliver to the Sheriff's Office.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; have a high school diploma or equivalent; be of good character; be in good health and physical condition and pass a physical examination; possess a valid Virginia driver's license and have a good driving record; must not have a criminal record or DUI conviction; be willing to submit to a background investigation; must possess keyboarding / computer skills; and complete the required basic training within one year of hire date.  

Salary consideration will be given to applicants who are DCJS certified in Virginia.


Interested persons should send a cover letter and Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012).

To Download or Print a Commonwealth of Virginia Job Application click here

Send applications to:

Sussex County Sheriff's Office
P. O. Box 1326
Sussex, Virginia 23884

Closing Date: Until Position Filled