Current Jobs

Job Qualifications

Detention

  • NEW Starts at $46,933 - $53,977
  • Need a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Law Enforcement

  • NEW Starts at $46,933 - $53,977
  • Must have: associate’s degree, L.E. certification, military police or at least three years of any military service
  • Must be a U.S. citizen & S.C. resident

Administrative

  • Pay varies with position
  • Need a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be authorized to work in U.S.

Current Jobs

Deputy (Detention)

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

Detention and Law Enforcement Deputies – already certified applicants

Starting Salary: $46,933 – $53,977
Applies to South Carolina Certified Officer working less than three years. Salary reflects working our
standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Three Years of Service Salary: $50,220
Applies to South Carolina Certified Officer working less than three years. Salary reflects working our
standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Six Years of Service Salary: $53,977
Applies to South Carolina Certified Officer working less than three years. Salary reflects working our
standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Detention and Law Enforcement Deputies – uncertified applicants

Starting Salary: $46,933
Applies to the brand-new detention or law enforcement applicant. Salary reflects working our standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Applicants might be eligible for additional incentives, depending on education and Spanish fluency.Call our HR Division office at 803-785-2407 to learn more.

Deputy (Patrol)

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

Detention and Law Enforcement Deputies – already certified applicants

Starting Salary: $46,933 – $53,977
Applies to South Carolina Certified Officer working less than three years. Salary reflects working our
standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Three Years of Service Salary: $50,220
Applies to South Carolina Certified Officer working less than three years. Salary reflects working our
standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Six Years of Service Salary: $53,977
Applies to South Carolina Certified Officer working less than three years. Salary reflects working our
standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Detention and Law Enforcement Deputies – uncertified applicants

Starting Salary: $46,933
Applies to the brand-new detention or law enforcement applicant. Salary reflects working our standard shifts of 86 hours bi-weekly.

Applicants might be eligible for additional incentives, depending on education and Spanish fluency.Call our HR Division office at 803-785-2407 to learn more.

School Resource Officer

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

Deputy (Judicial/Court Services)

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

PC LAN Specialist

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

  • Location IconLexington County, SC
  • Time IconFull Time
  • Salary Icon$24.04 - $29.59 DOQ
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Systems Analyst

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

  • Location IconLexington, SC
  • Time IconFull Time
  • Salary Icon$56,756.20 - $65,269.63 DOQ
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Homeland Security Coordinator

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

CSI Firearms Examiner

Lexington County Sheriff's Department

  • Location IconLexington County, SC
  • Time IconFull Time
  • Salary Icon$53,731.08 - $61,803.04 DOQ
  • Gear Icon3/10/2024
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The pre-employment selection process consists of the following:

  • Records review – driving, criminal, judicial, credit history and social media
  • Cognitive skills testing
  • Initial interview
  • Fingerprinting
  • Polygraph examination
  • Physical abilities test (PAT) – LE deputy positions only
  • Job shadow – detention deputy positions only
  • Psychological screening
  • Final interview
  • Pre-employment drug test
  • Pre-employment physical examination – LE deputy and detention deputy positions only
  • Any other requirement determined necessary by the Sheriff’s Department

This process usually takes six-eight weeks or longer to complete, depending on the availability of the applicant. If rejected, an applicant may re-apply one year after being turned down for employment.

Click here to view current job postings and to apply.

Internship Application Process

How to submit your internship application:

  • Click the link below
  • Download the document to your device
  • Fill out the form
  • Save on your device
  • Email application to Dan Rusinyak

Click here to view the internship application.