Job title: Patrol Deputy
Company: huerfano county government
Job description: Notice is hereby given that Huerfano County Sheriff Department is accepting applications for the position of Deputy. Qualified candidates must be P.O.S.T. certified within 30 days of hire; 21 years of age or older; have a High School Diploma or GED; must adhere to policy, procedures, and post orders. Drug testing, criminal background, and mental evaluation will be required. Shift work is mandatory and may include weekends and Holidays. This is a full-time position, eligible for County Benefits with a starting base wage of $36,627.30 A copy of the Job Description and Application are available by contacting Human Resources at 719-738-3000 Ext. 205 or email [email protected] Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Huerfano County is an equal opportunity employer.
Patrols County Areas, enforcing the law and protecting life and property. Performs investigations at the scene of a crime and performs related follow-up duties. Investigates and apprehends persons charged by warrant or subpoena, serves civil process, provides courtroom security.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
(All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents)
Patrols County roads as well as residential areas to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars to enforce laws and protect life and property. Identifies traffic hazards, monitors industrial and residential areas for signs of any criminal activity, patrols for suspicious persons or vehicles.
Detects drunk drivers and performs sobriety evaluations, i.e. Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Evaluation. Walk and Turn evaluation, One-Legged Stand Evaluation, Preliminary Breath Test Evaluation as well as a general observation of DUI suspect’s speech, appearance, comprehension of instructions, and performance. Book DUI suspects and completes all related reports and records.
Checks building doors, windows, gates, and fences to ensure the building is secured reports any buildings, vehicles, or equipment that is not secured. Ensures the safety and well-being of all employees on duty. Learns employees working patterns and alert them to possible suspects and crime prevention.
Responds to calls for assistance and complaints of crimes (burglaries, sexual assault, domestic violence, etc.) Enforces state statutes by performing warrants, felony or misdemeanor or arrest implement physical confrontation when necessary.
Secures and protects crime scenes by establishing boundaries, detaining victims, suspects, and witnesses locating and identifying evidence, and briefing supervisors or investigators upon their arrival. Preserves and collects evidence using proper methods to maintain the chain of custody of all evidence secured.
Interviews and interrogates narcotic trafficking suspects inputs intelligence information into the computer.
Responds to special assignments such as search and rescue, natural disasters as directed by supervisor.
Maintains a working knowledge of all traffic laws; enforces traffic laws through the issuance of traffic summons and warnings. Arresting individuals in violation of the law such as DUI, speeding, traffic control device violation when necessary.
Prepares and maintains a wide variety of departmental records and reports in compliance with departmental policies and procedures. Prepares and files written and taped case reports outlining complete information regarding each case.
Assists in search and rescue operations for missing and overdue persons, motorists, and aircraft. Assists in manhunts for dangerous criminals and completes reports when appropriate. Serves criminal and civil warrants.
Researches and studies departmental policies and procedures state statutes and maps to maintain awareness of current events and changes in law enforcement.
Augments prisoner escorts and transports as required.
Maintains courtroom security to include: magnetically scans all persons entering the courtroom, checks all hand-carried items, ensures that all persons are directed to the proper courtroom, and monitors the security status of all doors. Takes into custody all persons remanded to jail by the court, response to calls for assistance from throughout the courthouse, and fingerprints all persons as directed by the courts or probation department.
Maintains and cleans assigned uniforms, vehicles, and equipment and maintains personal hygiene by following departmental policy and procedures.
Maintains availability for court appearance and testimony, assists the District Attorney’s office in preparing a presentation of testimony and/ or evidence. Responds to subpoena by attending court trials and providing court testimony as required.
Assists other emergency response agencies in emergencies.
Assists in gathering physical evidence, taking photographs, and investigating various crime scenes also assists in serving search warrants when requested.
Develops, implements and coordinates Drug Abuse Resistance Education programs for school children in kindergarten to seventh grade including prepares lessons and presents to each class. Maintains statistics on attendance and subjects taught, presides at parent night, organizes and coordinates graduation program, meets regularly with school officials to ensure communication and cooperation.
Prepares and presents school resource safety classes as requested.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED
General Office Equipment
Firearms, Restraint Equipment, Cameras, Traffic Radar, Intoxilyzer
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire
Must have High School Diploma or GED
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION:
Must possess a valid State Drivers License
Must possess State Peace Officer Certificate
Have current First Aid and CPR certification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal laws and County ordinances and resolutions and the procedures relating to the Criminal Justice System.
Law Enforcement techniques with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies. This includes knowledge of rules of evidence in criminal cases and elements of felony and misdemeanor offenses.
The organization, functions, responsibilities, procedures, and rules of the Sheriff’s Office.
The state criminal code and of legal terminology and court procedures.
Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
Lesson plan preparation and teaching techniques for primary education, health, and safety practices.
Computer applications related to work.
The use of firearms and all assigned equipment utilized in the performance of the essential functions of the position.
Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks, to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondences, and other written materials.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. Ability to prepare, present and interpret complex reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions. Ability to display sound judgment in making work decisions.
Ability to work under adverse conditions of violence, danger, and emotional stress.
Ability to recognize the danger and take immediate action necessary for the protection of life and property.
Ability to use and care for firearms and other police equipment. Ability to mediate disputes between diverse groups of people.
Ability to be articulate while testifying in court or other legal proceedings.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedures manuals, and so forth.
Ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to pass the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office physical assessment standards.
Ability to use physical strength of arms and legs to climb up and over or to jump over, across, ascend or descend large obstacles.
Ability to pursue suspects on foot for a sustained period while bearing duty equipment. Ability to subdue suspects in a physical confrontation bearing duty equipment.
Ability to push or pull self through openings of varying nature by using the necessary upper or lower body strength of the arms or legs.
Ability to drag, push, pull, lift or carry heavy objects or persons. Ability to move heavy equipment, rescue individuals, restrain suspects or victims and drag persons away from dangerous situations or respond to incidents.
Ability to run up or down stairways or respond to incidents.
While performing the essential job functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and or move more than 100 pounds.
While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places, fumes and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and work with explosives.
Exposure to unknown and dangerous conditions such as intoxicated or violent arrestees and life-threatening situations such as armed and or violent arrestees.
Occasional exposure of work time to hazardous situations which involve armed or physically violent persons or interviewing mentally or emotionally disturbed persons.
Working time may require irregular hours and shift times to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
The incumbents’ working conditions are typically moderately quiet.
In an emergency, the incumbents working conditions are typically loud.
This position specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.