Deputy (Code Enforcement)

  • Location IconLexington County, SC
  • Time IconFull Time
  • Salary Icon$46,888 - $53,932

Job Purpose

Performs routine investigative duties on code ordinance violations in Lexington County. Initiates code violation cases, completes reports, issues tickets and court summons, and completes follow-up.  Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of safety.
  • Assists with criminal investigations.
  • Interviews witnesses, complainants and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves it for court; provides case follow-up as needed.
  • Prepares cases for prosecution; provides court testimony as necessary.
  • Participates in special operations as assigned.
  • Provides courtroom security as assigned.
  • Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Participates in public relations efforts as necessary to maintain a cooperative and positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.
  • Attends periodic training sessions; maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
  • Prepares various documents including incident reports, accident reports, investigative reports, pursuit reports, warrants, subpoenas, case documentation.
  • Refers to policy and procedure manuals, codes, regulations, laws, maps, statutes, training manuals.
  • Operates/uses a variety of police equipment, which may include a police vehicle, firearms, datamaster, radar; operates various types of office equipment, machinery and tools in the performance of duties such as a computer, printer, adding machine, radio equipment, telephones, tape recorder, fax machine, copier.
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Job Specifications and Qualifications


  • Policies, procedures and methods of the Sheriff’s Department;
  • Structure, functions and inter-relationships of state and local law enforcement agencies;
  • Up-to-date law enforcement procedures;
  • Firearms, automotive, radio and other law enforcement equipment;
  • Legal rights of accused persons and law enforcement;
  • Criminal behavior and methods of operation;
  • Civil process;
  • Knowledge of other County departments to communicate with their representatives as necessary in carrying out duties and responsibilities;
  • Layout of local roads and of the locations and characteristics of the various neighborhoods;
  • Standard tools, materials and practices of the trade;
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.


  • Operation and care of firearms;
  • Comprehension, interpretation and application of regulations, procedures and related information;
  • Basic mathematics;
  • Reacting quickly to emergency situations;
  • Written and verbal communication via in-person, phone and email contact.


  • High School diploma or equivalent, with 2 years of law enforcement experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing and Certifications:

  • Class 1 Law Enforcement Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; and
  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements

  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
  • Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, climbing and balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting, moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises, gases and workspace restrictions, vibrations

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.