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Deputy Sheriff – Litter Control Officer

Washington County Sheriff's Office

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Serves as a sworn law enforcement officer of the Sheriff’s Office; specifically performs administrative and technical duties associated with litter control enforcement. Duties involve investigating and prosecuting violations of the county’s litter control ordinance, coordinating with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Health Department in litter control enforcement, developing and presenting educational programs on litter control, and performing all related work as require.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE POSITION: As a deputy sheriff assigned to the Litter Control Division of the office, incumbent directs, supervises, and manages all code enforcement as directed by federal, state and local laws. The incumbent is directly responsible in the chain of command to the Animal/Litter Control Sergeant.


  • Serves as Litter Control Officer; prepares reports and statistics, supports, promotes and supervises Assign-A-Highway Program, and supports and/or organizes clean-up.
  • Implements surveillance program for illegal dumps.
  • Investigates illegal dump activities and develops appropriate documentation for prosecution.
  • Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Coordinates dumping area cleanup efforts with offenders and landowners.
  • Extensive working knowledge of federal, state and local laws that may pertain to a given assignment.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Sheriff’s Office policy, procedures and methods.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as may be assigned.
  • Endorse and support the mission statement of the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to investigate and identify offenders of the county’s litter control ordinance; a thorough knowledge of public relations and communications practices and principles; general knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining and related to recycling; ability to effectively and efficiently develop, implement and coordinate programs and systems; ability to work independently; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to resolve problems effectively; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials and public agencies; thorough knowledge and skill in the use of firearms; ability: to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must be at least 1 years of age. Must possess a high school diploma or GED; must be citizen of the United States; have no background or record of any criminal conviction; must be of exemplary ethical reputation; must possess a valid Virginia operator’s license with no major convictions within the preceding five year period; must be able to satisfactorily pass thorough background investigation; must be in a physical condition which does not limit , in any way, activities necessary and/or inherent to law enforcement operations.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:     Completion of the required leading to State certification as a law enforcement officer by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Pay:  $20.00 Per Hour

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