FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27. 2019
Loudoun County, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) will meet the Avengers and other summer blockbusters at a theater near you. A multiple week recruitment outreach campaign began Friday in movie theaters in Northern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, Maryland, and West Virginia.
The campaign will run a 30-second ad in sixteen theaters and movie theater style recruitment posters will be placed in several theater lobbies. The theme of the campaign is ‘Hiring Heroes’ and highlights the opportunities within the agency, including over 21 specialty units. The recruitment ad can be viewed here.
“We are looking for the best applicants to be part of our nationally recognized, award-winning team,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman who oversees the largest full-service sheriff’s office in Virginia.
Although the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office vacancy rate is under 7%- one of the lowest vacancy rates in recent years, and has the largest recruitment class in the history of the agency graduating in June 2019, the LCSO Employment Services Section continues to develop a strong recruitment outreach.
The effort will assist in filling open and newly approved personnel positions created following the most recent budget session, and to help to sustain staffing with upcoming potential retirements and general attrition.
In 2016, the LCSO initiated the ‘Be A Hero’ initiative to boost recruitment and retain the best employees through a continuous STEP-Up strategy of improving Service, Technology, Efficiency, and Professionalism.
Within the past several years, the LCSO has accomplished the following:
• Increased the retirement system multiplier that is competitive with surrounding jurisdictions (1.7% to 1.85%)
• Paid over $1 million in employee recognition incentives and awards since 2016
• Obtained night differentials for sworn employees
• Promoted 178 employees to supervisory/leadership ranks since 2012
• Hired 302 new employees since 2012
• Enhanced career development opportunities through temporary and permanent assignments
• Engaged with the County in an agency-wide re-classification and compensation study to upgrade both sworn and civilian positions
• Worked with the County and the Board of Supervisors to ensure that all LCSO employees receive an equivalent annual raise
• Achieved reclassification and pay band upgrades for many civilian staff employees
• Encouraged all employees to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, and specialized education through county tuition reimbursements
• Mandated, provided, and funded leadership training for all newly promoted supervisors
If you are interested in a career with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, please contact a recruiter by calling 703-771-LCSO (5276) or by email at [email protected].