Deputy Sheriff - VETERANS ONLY
Douglas County, NE - Omaha, NE

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has contracted with Morrow and Associates to coordinate and administer the written and physical agility test. In order to be considered for this position you must first register with Morrow and Associates to take the written exam and physical agility test. Deadline to register is March 1, 2013. Written test is March 23, 2013. Registration fees apply. Click here to register now and select "Police Applicants".

(NOTE FOR PURPOSES OF THIS POSTING: Military veterans are defined as an individual who has served on active duty at any time in the armed forces for a period of more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001 and who has been discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions .)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Deputy Sheriffs perform field and office law enforcement duties. As uniformed or non-uniformed officers, they patrol assigned areas; transport mentally ill persons to appropriate institutions; serve Court Orders; investigate violations of law; apprehend violators; gather and preserve evidence; appear as court witnesses; under Court Order, replevin property; carry out eviction procedures; collect delinquent taxes; conduct Sheriff's alesa required by law; investigate accidents and render aid to the public; make reports; book, guard and transport prisoners as required by law and by the Sheriff; provide Court security and supervise civilian employees of the Sheriff's Office when necessary.

The work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order. The work involves an d element od personal danger and may be performed either in plain clothers or in uniform. Specific assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out in accordance with established rules an procedures found in the Standard Operationg Procedures of the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies must be albe to act with good judgement without direct supervision in meeting emergencies. Work is reviewed through reports, inspections and observations of results obtained.


Candidate must have graduated from high school or must possess a certificate that certifies an educational development of at least a high school graduation level (G.E.D).

Must be of good character and must not have demonstrated a disregard of the law to such an extent that usefulness as an employee would be imparied.

If adverse infomation relative to a potential employee's character and/or background is developed during the course of the routine background investigation, the Sheriff will explore this during the oral interview and make the decision relative to hiring. Such decision must be consistent with Artive V, Section G of the Merit Commission Rules.

Vision of 20/20 uncorrected to 20/20 corrected; normal depth perception; no permanent or ocular abnormality including color blindness.

Any indication of organic, active or irreversible disease of the ear shall result in disqualification. Hearing must be such that the applicant can understandably receive frequencies of normal voice range.

Successful completion of a physical examination by a physician designated by the Commission.

Must have attained the age of 21 years at the time of certification from teh Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.

Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Opeartor's License at both the time of appllication and and at the time hired.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: