Full-Time Deputy Sheriff
Under occasional supervision, performs general law enforcement work for Union County Sheriff’s office. Is primarily responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the general enforcement of criminal laws of North Carolina and for the service of civil processes. Performs general law enforcement work. Work includes serving legal papers, attending court, answering complaint calls, and patrolling the County in an official vehicle. Employee must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Employee must also exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in frequent contact with the public. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Reports to a Lieutenant, Patrol.
|Deputy Sheriff I|
|$15.37 – $23.05 Hourly
$1,237.00 – $1,855.54 Biweekly
$2,680.17 – $4,020.33 Monthly
$32,162.00 – $48,244.00 Annually
|Union County Sheriff’s Office 3344 Presson Rd. Monroe, North Carolina|
|Sheriff’s Office- Deputy Sheriff I|
|NOTICE: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must currently be certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina or other state in the United States, or have held such certification within the past 10 years. If you are not certified as a law enforcement officer, or have not held such certification, please do not apply for this position.
This posting for Deputy Sheriff I is a “continuous posting.” This means that the Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for this position, even though there may not be any openings at this time. Therefore, please do not call or visit the Sheriff’s Office to check the status of your application. If you are selected to continue in the application process, you will be contacted. Attempts by you to check the status of your application may prevent you from being considered for future openings.
|Essential Job Functions:|
|Performs Community Policing as practiced and directed by the Sheriff of Union County.
Patrols an assigned area of the county, inspects troublesome areas and businesses.
Answers complaint calls and investigates crimes and incidents.
Interviews victims, witnesses and suspects, gathers evidence and prepares cases for court.
Fingerprints crime scenes as needed.
Serves legal papers, uses directories and other means to locate designated parties, explains briefly the meaning of papers served and makes arrests and issues citations as necessary.
Serves as court bailiff as needed.
Provides mental patient, juvenile and prisoner transportation as directed.
Cooperates with other law enforcement officers and other governmental agencies in conducting investigations and arrests.
Appears in court as witness to give testimony.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other related work as required.
|MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree, and 1 to 2 years of experience in law enforcement work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
Possession of the following certificate is required: Basic Law Enforcement Certification from the N.C. Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. If the certification is not held at time of assignment it must be obtained within 1 year.
Possess a valid North Carolina Drivers License.
|MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, radios, pagers, copiers, cameras, TVs. VCRs, telephones, scanners, firearms, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to exert up to 300 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are for Heavy Work.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of reports, letters, memos and permits, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and professional languages, including law enforcement terminology and emergency response codes.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using law enforcement equipment.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress and in emergency situations.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via a telephone and two-way radio.
Knowledge of Job: Has knowledge of modern law enforcement practices, procedures and investigation techniques. Has knowledge of County, state and federal laws pertaining to law enforcement. Has working knowledge of the content and purpose of legal papers and the practices involved in serving them. Has working knowledge of the standard techniques of criminal identification and fingerprint practices, records and equipment. Is able to exercise sound judgment in emergency and routine situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action. Is able to present court testimony effectively. Is skilled to use firearms and other law enforcement equipment. Is able to exercise tact and firmness in frequent public contact. Is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercis¬ing duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with all County agencies, co workers and the general public.
Quantity of Work: Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under “Specific Duties and Responsibilities.”
Dependability: Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, County policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attendance: Attends work regularly and adheres to Sheriff’s office policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self reliant and self starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.
Cooperation: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with Sheriff’s office policy or procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and agencies within the County.
Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with supervisors and staff for mutual and Sheriff’s benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with employees, staffers and managers in other agencies, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the Sheriff’s office and project a good professional image. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other agencies and persons in order to maintain good will within the County. Interacts effectively with fellow employees, supervisor, professionals and the general public.
Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.
Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the Sheriff and various regulatory agencies. Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.