The Sheriff's Office seeks qualified and highly motivated individuals who are interested in a challenging and rewarding career opportunity.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS with Montgomery County

Minimum requirements for sworn positions:

  • Must meet all of the requirements stated in the VA Code 15.2-1705.
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Undergo a background investigation, including fingerprinting-based criminal history records inquiries to both the Central Criminal Records Exchange and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
  • High school education or passed the General Educational Development Exam
  • Possess a valid Virginia operator's license or be able to obtain a valid Virginia operator's license within 30 days of employment
  • Good health and physical condition. Must pass a physical examination subsequent to offer of employment, conducted under the supervision of a licensed physician.
  • Older than 18 years of age, generally, not less than 21 years of age for law enforcement assignments
  • Good moral character and reputation
  • Have eyesight corrected to 20/20 and normal hearing
  • Good credit rating
Prior to employment, an extensive background investigation will be conducted. All applicants may be requested to pass a written practical aptitude test and psychological examination by a licensed psychiatrist. Applicants for all sworn positions will be required to successfully complete a physical fitness test consisting of a one and a half mile timed run not to exceed 20 minutes.  Appointments of the best-qualified applicants will be made solely at the discretion of the Sheriff.

Individuals meeting the minimum requirements are invited to complete and submit the employment application:

Once fully completed, applications can be hand-delivered to our office or emailed to SUBMIT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Employment forms may be picked up at the Sheriff's Office front desk, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications are also available for download via the link above. For more information on employment at the Sheriff's Office, please call 540-382-6915 ext. 44407.

Sheriff's Office
1 E. Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-6915
Fax: (540) 391-4408
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24 hours every day