The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is currently recruiting for a strongly self-motivated Deputy Sheriff with outstanding communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills to join our team. In this position, you will perform general duty law enforcement work to protect lives, property, and rights of the citizens of Catawba County as a sworn law enforcement officer. Excellent benefits are offered, including competitive pay, health insurance, dental insurance, and a 5% 401K match.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office responds to approximately 115,000 calls for service each year and is comprised of 198 Deputies and Employees. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for responding to calls for service, court security, crime prevention, serving civil process and criminal
papers, sex offender registrations, investigating crime, providing School Resource Officers at County High and Middle Schools and CVCC, Narcotics, and the Detention Center that currently houses 260 inmates (close to 600 after expansion in 2020).
Deputies work 12 hour shifts, and get a three-day weekend off every other weekend (Fri-Sun), working 14 days out of a 28 day pay period. Pay is bi-monthly (every 14 days).
Catawba County lies in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with a population just under 160,000. It is comprised of 416 miles that includes a striking balance of eight municipalities, rural farmland, rolling hills, three lakes, and several revitalized downtown areas. Catawba County is home to two colleges: Lenoir-Rhyne University, a liberal arts institution founded in 1891, and Catawba Valley Community College, a member of the NC Community College System. Catawba County also has 43 public schools that enroll 25,000 students.