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This is an important position for Ocracoke.


Salary – $31,111.02 plus $6,000 for housing per year. Minimum requirements established by the North Carolina sheriffs’ education and training standards, as well as the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office, are the basis for consideration for employment as a deputy sheriff.

These requirements include:

  • Must be U.S. citizen (or proof of naturalization)
  • At least 21 years of age
  • High school graduate (or equivalent – correspondence diplomas are not accepted by sheriffs’ standards)
  • No felony or serious misdemeanor charges/convictions
  • Be of good moral character
  • Medical examination and drug test (will be done by our office)

Duties include: Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform general duties of law enforcement in order to serve, protect lives, property and rights of citizens in Hyde County. Employees in this classification perform law enforcement duties enforcing state laws and County ordinances.

Position is responsible for responding to calls of service assigned by dispatchers, patrolling assigned areas throughout Hyde County and maintaining courthouse security as well as other county maintained facilities.

Performs related work as required. Upon selection, a complete background will be done. This background includes but is not limited to the following checks: criminal, civil, driving, and credit.

There will also be interviews conducted with references, current and previous employers, and others determined by the background investigator.

To apply, please contact Capt. C.J. Daniels (252) 926-3171.

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