Sheriff's Office Technician

The primary duty of a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Technician is to perform clerical duties involving the receiving, entering, maintaining, researching, retrieving, and distribution of all types of records, orders, documents, evidence, and other data pertaining to the enforcement of the local laws of Beaufort County, both criminal and civil. The person(s) selected for this position must be proficient in the English language, and they must be able to operate typical office equipment, including a telephone, computer, copier, scanner, fax machine, and other equipment. The person selected should be proficient in Microsoft Word products.

This position is an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., full-time, non-exempt position assigned to the BCSO Law Enforcement Center (LEC) located at 2001 Duke Street, Beaufort, SC.  The person will be under the direct supervision of the Criminal Records Supervisor.  Criminal Records is a part of the Administrative Branch of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff’s Technicians are promoted at scheduled intervals during their first five years of employment, i.e., to Sheriff’s Tech I at 1 year, Sheriff’s Tech II at 3 years, and Sheriff’s Tech III at 5 years.  As a Sheriff’s Technician becomes more proficient in their duties, there are opportunities to be transferred to other divisions within the Sheriff’s Office as they become available. 

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must be a US citizen or be legally permitted to work in the US.
  • You must possess a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card.
  • You must have a clean criminal history, with no felon or serious misdemeanor convictions. You must have no convictions for crimes of moral turpitude.
  • You must be able to communicate effectively in writing, in person and/or over the telephone.
  • You must be proficient with a computer keyboard.
  • The minimum starting salary is $18.27 per hour / $38,002 annually.
  • Sheriff’s Technicians are eligible to receive an annual pay increase based on satisfactory performance evaluations.
  • The Sheriff’s Office offers pay incentives for higher education, prior experience and for those who can demonstrate fluency in reading, writing and speaking the Spanish language.

Beaufort County offers the following benefits to qualified full-time employees:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance (with affordable employee contributions)
  • Long-term disability
  • Basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
  • Medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Ancillary products through Creative Worksite Solutions, which include:
    • Cancer, accidental, critical illness, whole life insurance with a long care term rider
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Short-term disability
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Paid leave time
  • Optional participation in South Carolina’s Deferred Compensation Programs, 401(k) and 457(b) / traditional and Roth (
Hiring Phases

PHASE ONE: The applicant submits an application packet
PHASE TWO: If approved, the applicant is invited to complete an in-depth background supplement in Guardian.
PHASE THREE: A complete background is conducted, including contacting references and past employers.
PHASE FOUR: If the background is favorable, the applicant goes before an interview board.
PHASE FIVE: Final review by Sheriff’s Office leadership
PHASE SIX: If approved, the applicant is offered employment.

How To Apply

Applicants will need to gather the below-listed documents required for the application package. Digital copies of these documents will need to be created. Digital copies can be created by scanning, downloading, or using a cell phone to take pictures of them. Please note that all images must be crisp with no blurry areas and that all information contained on the documents can easily be read.

  • A copy of your Birth Certificate (Proof of U.S. Citizenship if not born in the United States)
  • A copy of your High School or GED and College Diplomas
  • A copy of your Driver’s License
  • A copy of your Social Security Card
  • A copy of court-issued legal documentation supporting any legal name change (i.e., marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.)
  • If you have prior military service, a copy of your DD214 with your separation code and the type of discharge you received
  • A certified driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles from all states licensed over the past six years
  • If you are a former law enforcement officer, provide all training certificates

Applicants must also download, fill out and print the Personal Inquiry WaiverThis form must be notarized prior to submission.

Ways to submit the Personal Inquiry Waiver:

  • Email a notarized digital copy to [email protected]
  • Drop off a notarized copy to the Recruitment Office of the Sheriff’s Office located at 2001 Duke Street in Beaufort, South Carolina.
  • Mail a notarized copy to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

NOTE: The Recruitment Office offers free Notary services. If the applicant would like to use this service, the applicant may bring the complete form to the Recruitment Office located at 2001 Duke Street in Beaufort, South Carolina.

If an applicant is not able to complete the application online, it can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Staff Sergeant Patrick N. Rowell

Phone: 843-255-3433
Email: [email protected]

The Recruitment Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office:
2001 Duke St.
Beaufort, S.C. 29902

Mailing address:
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Staff Sergeant Patrick N. Rowell
P. O. Box 1758
Beaufort, S.C. 29901