Sheriff's 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 local laws of Beaufort County; both criminal and civil.

General Qualifications and Overview

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, in person and/or over the telephone.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft 365 products
  • Must be able to operate office equipment including, but not limited to, telephone, computer, copy machine, scanner and fax machine.
  • Position is full-time, non-exempt, with schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Position is assigned to the Hilton Head Island office located at 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
  • Position works under the direct supervision of the Criminal Records Supervisor.

How to Apply

Applicants can easily complete the online application HERE. Once you have completed your application, a member of the Recruitment and Staffing Office will contact you and ask you to provide copies of the following items as part of your application package:

  • Birth Certificate (Proof of U.S. Citizenship if not born in the United States)
  • High School or GED and College Diplomas
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • 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.

Applicant Documents

The documents can be submitted any of the following ways:

  • E-mail
  • United States Postal Service
  • Drop off in person to the Sheriff’s Office located at 2001 Duke Street in Beaufort, South Carolina

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

Have questions? Contact us!

Staff Sergeant Chelsea Seronka, Recruiting Officer

Physical Address

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

2001 Duke Street

Beaufort, SC 29902

Mailing Address

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

Attn: SSgt. Chelsea Seronka

P.O. Box 1758

Beaufort, SC 29901


The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has a highly competitive pay plan.

The minimum starting salary is $39,142 annually.

This position is eligible to receive an annual pay increase based on satisfactory performance evaluations.

Pay Incentives for Education and Spanish Fluency
Pay incentives are offered for higher education, prior experience and for those who can demonstrate fluency in reading, writing and speaking the Spanish language.

Cost of Living, Promotions and Overtime
There are periodic cost of living adjustments.

This position is promoted at scheduled intervals during the first five years of employment.

  • Year 1 – Promotion to Sheriff’s Technician I
  • Year 3 – Promotion to Sheriff’s Technician II
  • Year 5 – Promotion to Sheriff’s Technician III

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
  • Retirement through the South Carolina Retirement System (
  • Optional participation in South Carolina’s Deferred Compensation Programs, 401(k) and 457(b) / traditional and Roth (
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office appreciate your partnership in the safety of our community.


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