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Career Opportunities

Are you searching for a career field with a chance for advancement and paid training? We have an opportunity for you as a Detention Officer at the Buncombe County Detention Facility.

The Detention Division, with more than 190 members of our team, is the largest division at the Sheriff’s Office. Our team is dedicated to serving the community and helping each other reach their goals.

  • Starting salary of $48,353.76
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Health, vision and dental
  • 401K paid by Buncombe county after 6 months on the job

Take the next step in building your own career by applying to join our team today!

Necessary Education and Experience qualifications to apply:

  • High school graduate or completed GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • No felony charges.
Apply Now!

Picture of Sheriff Quentin Miller standing in a hallway

Working as a Detention Officer provides a successful foundation for a career in law enforcement. Please consider joining the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. As the largest law enforcement agency in WNC, we offer competitive salaries and benefits, paid training and the opportunity to advance your career. Join us and make a difference in our community.

Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller

Locate & Contact


Deputy Curtis Philon
P: (828) 273-6471

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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