Buncombe County Submitted: January 29, 2019 | Updated: February 15, 2019

Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

If any part of this information in this request is not immediately available, provide what is available promptly and indicate what parts of the information will be provided at a later date. Provide a list of the following: 1. New Hires since November 6, 2018 (Including: Title, FullTime/PartTime Designation, Employee Name, and Date of Hire or Start Date). 2. Indicate what New Hires were hired to fill New Positions newly created in the Sheriff's Department since November 6, 2018. 3. Indicate what New Hires are filling positions that had existed and were previously staffed but were filled by New Hires since November 6, 2018. For each of those Jobs/Positions that is in Sheriff's Department Administration only please provide the following: Job Title, Classification, Job Description, Indicate Full Time or Part Time, Temporary or Permanent, Required Qualifications for the Job, To Whom the Person Reports (provide Title and Name of Supervisor), Who Reports to that Person (provide Title and Names of people supervised by that person), Salary or Indicate it is Hourly and provide hourly wage, Bonus options or policy for the position, Benefits including paid vacation, flextime, pension eligibility, healthcare and health insurance plans for employee and family members, automobile usage, mileage reimbursement, free parking in County garages any and all benefits, Hiring Process including where and for how long the job was advertised and include the job notice posting or indicate that the job was not advertised and not posted, EEOC Compliance, Hired Job Applicant Name, all Resumes Submitted by Applicants for each position, all Hiring Documents including Applications submitted by each applicant, If any of these requested documents or information do not exist such as no applications were required or no resumes were submitted, please clearly indicate that. If any of these requested documents or information exist but cannot be provided due to statute, identify what is not provided and match it to the statute that you say prevents the release of that information.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

01/29/19 Editor’s Note:
This request, as it was sent in to our site, is called “Buncombe County Sheriff Department”. However, there are already numerous requests on our site with similar titles. Therefore, to avoid any confusion when the new request is submitted, we’re amending the title of this request to be called “Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents”.

**Editor’s Note: We have received numerous requests specific to information about the Sheriff’s Office. You may view all at the following links:

1. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Committee
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-citizen-advisory-committee/
2. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-personnel-advisory-board/
3. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Policy
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-reserve-deputy-policy/
4. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Dept. Employee Salaries (July 1st 2016 – June 30th 2018)
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-dept-employee-salaries/
5. (Completed) Sheriffs Office Salaries
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriffs-office/
6. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Calls for Service
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-domestic-violence-calls-service/
7. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Calls for Service
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-sexual-assault-calls-service/
8. (Completed) Sheriff office Buncombe County
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-office-buncombe-county/
9. (Completed) Sheriff department
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-department/
10. (Completed) Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-sheriff-squad-deployments/
11. (Completed) Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-anticrime-task-force/
12. (Completed) List of all Bunc. Co. Sheriff department staff
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/list-bunc-co-sheriff-department-staff/
13.
Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-department-hires-jobs-documents/

02/15/19 Editor’s Note: This request was marked as “Complete” on our site as of Feb. 13. After that, we received a new request for additional clarification called, “Buncombe County Sheriff – Newly Created Positions vs Replacing departing employees”. We’ve “Closed” that request, and merged it with the current request above. For this reason, the current request will be reopened and marked as “In Review.” We will review and respond to / send to government next week as we’re able. The clarification requested is as follows:

Subject: Buncombe County Sheriff – Newly Created Positions vs Replacing departing employees
Message: “Thank you for providing the benefits information. Most of the other questions were not answered. The original request that was not answered could be reopened or this could be a new request.

1. New Hires since November 6, 2018 (Including: Title, FullTime/PartTime Designation, Employee Name, and Date of Hire or Start Date).
– No reply was offered.

2. Indicate what New Hires were hired to fill New Positions newly created in the Sheriff’s Department since November 6, 2018.

– No reply was offered. Maybe is it easier to think of this as asking if new hired are in new positions versus are replacing departed employees and that will show how many new employees are on payroll plus the details requested.

3. Indicate what New Hires are filling positions that had existed and were previously staffed but were filled by New Hires since November 6, 2018.

– No reply was offered. See above for explanation of the question.

– The response from the government to the questions on date: Feb 12, 2019, 2:11 PM said – Below is the employee name, title, hire date, full time/part time designation, and salary or hourly rate of new hires from 11/6/2018 to 1/26/2019. – and nothing was below. Maybe this has already been put together but just wasn’t attached. The original request was https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-department-hires-jobs-documents/

– The reply says that the only qualifications for employment in any administrative position with the sheriff is to be fingerprinted/undergo a criminal background check in addition to taking a drug test. Please confirm that is what you meant to say. Sounds like a very open minded hiring system.

Thank you for taking another shot at this original request.”

Status: In Review

Activity:

  • February 14, 2019 6:00 pm

    1 week ago

    02/15/19 Editor’s Note: This request was marked as “Complete” on our site as of Feb. 13. After that, we received a new request for additional clarification called, “Buncombe County Sheriff – Newly Created Positions vs Replacing departing employees”. We’ve “Closed” that request, and merged it with the current request above. For this reason, the current request will be reopened and marked as “In Review.” We will review and respond to / send to government next week as we’re able. The clarification requested is as follows:

     

    Subject: Buncombe County Sheriff – Newly Created Positions vs Replacing departing employees
    Message: “Thank you for providing the benefits information. Most of the other questions were not answered. The original request that was not answered could be reopened or this could be a new request.

     

    1. New Hires since November 6, 2018 (Including: Title, FullTime/PartTime Designation, Employee Name, and Date of Hire or Start Date).
    – No reply was offered.

     

    2. Indicate what New Hires were hired to fill New Positions newly created in the Sheriff’s Department since November 6, 2018.

     

    – No reply was offered. Maybe is it easier to think of this as asking if new hired are in new positions versus are replacing departed employees and that will show how many new employees are on payroll plus the details requested.

     

    3. Indicate what New Hires are filling positions that had existed and were previously staffed but were filled by New Hires since November 6, 2018.

    – No reply was offerred. See above for explanation of the question.

     

    – The response from the government to the questions on date: Feb 12, 2019, 2:11 PM said – Below is the employee name, title, hire date, full time/part time designation, and salary or hourly rate of new hires from 11/6/2018 to 1/26/2019. – and nothing was below. Maybe this has already been put together but just wasnt’ attached. The original request was https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-department-hires-jobs-documents/

     

    – The reply says that the only qualifications for employment in any administrative position with the sheriff is to be fingerprinted/undergo a criminal background check in addition to taking a drug test. Please confirm that is what you meant to say. Sounds like a very open minded hiring system.

     

    Thank you for taking another shot at this original request.”


    Status: In Review
  • February 15, 2019 4:08 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Feb 15, 2019, 4:08 PM
    subject: Re: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Aaron,

     

    We were having a great day the other day when you sent that email and are having an even better day today because it’s Friday!

     

    Hope you are too.

     

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • February 13, 2019 1:03 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Feb 13, 2019, 1:03 PM
    subject: Re: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Great.

     

    Thank you and hope you’re having a good day!

     

    Aaron

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Public Information Officer

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office


    Status: Completed
  • February 13, 2019 12:32 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Feb 13, 2019, 12:32 PM
    subject: Re: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you so much for your help with this request! We’ve marked this as complete on our site.

     

    Thanks again,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • February 12, 2019 2:11 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Feb 12, 2019, 2:11 PM
    subject: Re: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Since this is a pretty detailed request, my answer is part by part with the original question broken up, but in bold and italics, so that hopefully it’s easier to follow along,

    If any part of this information in this request is not immediately available, provide what is available promptly and indicate what parts of the information will be provided at a later date.

    Provide a list of the following:

    1. New Hires since November 6, 2018 (Including: Title, FullTime/PartTime Designation, Employee Name, and Date of Hire or Start Date).

    2. Indicate what New Hires were hired to fill New Positions newly created in the Sheriff’s Department since November 6, 2018.

    3. Indicate what New Hires are filling positions that had existed and were previously staffed but were filled by New Hires since November 6, 2018.

    For each of those Jobs/Positions that is in Sheriff’s Department Administration only please provide the following:

    Job Title,

    Classification,

    Job Description,

    Indicate Full Time or Part Time, Temporary or Permanent,

    Below is the employee name, title, hire date, full time/part time designation, and salary or hourly rate of new hires from 11/6/2018 to 1/26/2019.

     

     

    Required Qualifications for the Job,

     

    Completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training often referred to as (BLET) is required for Patrol and Detective positions and, of course, for the Majors.

     

    All Sheriff’s Office employees including administrative positions are required to be fingerprinted/undergo a criminal background check in addition to taking a drug test.

     

    To Whom the Person Reports (provide Title and Name of Supervisor),

     

    Detention Officers report to Major Fisher, Major Fisher reports to Sheriff Miller. Patrol Deputies and Detectives report to Major Eberhardt, Major Eberhardt reports
    to Sheriff Miller. Brenda Page and Aaron Sarver report to Sheriff Miller.

     

    Who Reports to that Person (provide Title and Names of people supervised by that person),

     

    See attached org chart for the Sheriff’s Office.

     

    Salary or Indicate it is Hourly and provide hourly wage,

     

    Salary and hourly wage info is included in the chart above.

     

    Bonus options or policy for the position,

     

    Benefits including paid vacation, flextime, pension eligibility, healthcare and health insurance plans for employee and family members, automobile usage, mileage reimbursement, free parking in County garages any and all benefits,

     

    See attached doc with benefits summary. Employees of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office have the same hr policies at Buncombe County Employees.

     

    Employees of the Sheriff’s office can receive pay raises, which would be permanent, but there are no “bonus options” for employees.

     

    Regarding parking, for employees that work in the courthouse annex (the new part of the courthouse) their is a secured parking deck for BCSO staff, is it not open to the public and it is not a pay deck, i.e. it is free for staff.

     

    Hiring Process including where and for how long the job was advertised and include the job notice posting or indicate that the job was not advertised and not posted,

     

    The Detention Officer position(s) are listed at https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/human-resources/default.aspx#sec-employment-opportunities
    Human Resources – buncombecounty.org
    www.buncombecounty.org
    Buncombe County wants to find the best qualified people available to serve its citizens. Everyone who applies cannot be hired, but your application will be given every consideration. Buncombe County is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, handicap, disability or national origin.
    The other positions were not advertised externally.

     

    EEOC Compliance,

     

    Yes, the Sheriff’s Office is in compliance with EEOC guidance.

     

    Hired Job Applicant Name,

     

    See chart above.

     

    all Resumes Submitted by Applicants for each position,

     

    all Hiring Documents including Applications submitted by each applicant,

     

    If any of these requested documents or information do not exist such as no applications were required or no resumes were submitted, please clearly indicate that.

     

    If any of these requested documents or information exist but cannot be provided due to statute, identify what is not provided and match it to the statute that you say prevents the release of that information. “

     

    This information is not public record. The relevant case law on this is Elkin Tribune Inc. v. Yadkin County Bd. of Commissioners.

     

    NC’s personnel privacy statutes also limit access to employees’ personnel files. This is covered under G.S. 153 A-98.

     

    Editor’s Note: Please note that the sender indicated on the form they submitted to our site that the timeline of this request should included Nov. 6, 2018 – Jan. 26, 2019.

     

    I believe this completes the request in full, please let me know if you need anything else or have clarifying questions.

     

    All the best,
    Aaron

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    Aaron.sarver@buncombecounty.org

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see additional attached documents at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 11, 2019 1:17 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Feb 11, 2019, 1:17 PM
    subject: Re: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Hope you’ve been well. We just wanted to follow up and check in on this request!

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 4, 2019 3:23 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Feb 4, 2019, 3:23 PM
    subject: Re: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you so much for sending over all this detailed information. We appreciate your help with this request!

     

    Have a good afternoon,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 4, 2019 2:10 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Feb 4, 2019, 2:10 PM
    subject: Re: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    I’m working to compile the information for this request and should have everything by the end of the week.

     

    A decent amount of this request is not allowable by NC public records law. I’ll detail piece-by-piece later, but this part of the request for resumes is clearly out-of-bounds according to North Carolina Public Records Law:

     

    all Resumes Submitted by Applicants for each position,

     

    all Hiring Documents including Applications submitted by each applicant,

     

    The relevant case law on this is Elkin Tribune Inc. v. Yadkin County Bd. of Commissioners.

     

    NC’s personnel privacy statutes also limit access to employees’ personnel files. This is covered under G.S. 153 A-98.

     

    All the best and more soon,
    Aaron


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 30, 2019 3:45 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Jan 30, 2019, 3:45 PM
    subject: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents

     

    Message:

     

    ” If any part of this information in this request is not immediately available, provide what is available promptly and indicate what parts of the information will be provided at a later date.

     

    Provide a list of the following:

     

    1. New Hires since November 6, 2018 (Including: Title, FullTime/PartTime Designation, Employee Name, and Date of Hire or Start Date).

     

    2. Indicate what New Hires were hired to fill New Positions newly created in the Sheriff’s Department since November 6, 2018.

     

    3. Indicate what New Hires are filling positions that had existed and were previously staffed but were filled by New Hires since November 6, 2018.

     

    For each of those Jobs/Positions that is in Sheriff’s Department Administration only please provide the following:

     

    Job Title,

     

    Classification,

     

    Job Description,

     

    Indicate Full Time or Part Time, Temporary or Permanent,

     

    Required Qualifications for the Job,

     

    To Whom the Person Reports (provide Title and Name of Supervisor),

     

    Who Reports to that Person (provide Title and Names of people supervised by that person),

     

    Salary or Indicate it is Hourly and provide hourly wage,

     

    Bonus options or policy for the position,

     

    Benefits including paid vacation, flextime, pension eligibility, healthcare and health insurance plans for employee and family members, automobile usage, mileage reimbursement, free parking in County garages any and all benefits,

     

    Hiring Process including where and for how long the job was advertised and include the job notice posting or indicate that the job was not advertised and not posted,

     

    EEOC Compliance,

     

    Hired Job Applicant Name,

     

    all Resumes Submitted by Applicants for each position,

     

    all Hiring Documents including Applications submitted by each applicant,

     

    If any of these requested documents or information do not exist such as no applications were required or no resumes were submitted, please clearly indicate that.

     

    If any of these requested documents or information exist but cannot be provided due to statute, identify what is not provided and match it to the statute that you say prevents the release of that information. ”

     

    Editor’s Note: Please note that the sender indicated on the form they submitted to our site that the timeline of this request should included Nov. 6, 2018 – Jan. 26, 2019.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • January 29, 2019 10:48 am

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending