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Terms of Employment
Terms of employment include satisfactory physical condition, as determined by a medical history and physician's examination, to perform essential job functions of a Deputy Sheriff. In addition, maintenance of your current physical condition (factoring in age) is a condition of employment.

Other terms of employment include:
  • Satisfactory mental condition, as determined by a psychological history and evaluation.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and good driving record.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have obtained an equivalent certificate (GED).
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/30 and pass a color vision examination.
  • Must sign a "Conditions of Employment" contract agreeing not to use any tobacco products on or off duty.  This condition is to be in effect during your tenure as a sworn Deputy Sheriff while the Heart/Lung laws or statutes of similar impact are in effect.
  • Satisfactory completion of a thorough background investigation.
  • Must agree to reside within a sixty (60) minute response time or a thirty (30) air mile radius from the Roanoke County Jail.
  • Must successfully complete minimum required training as mandated by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
  • Successful completion of the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office field training and evaluation program.
  • Completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period.