MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : 1.) Must be 21 years of age or older at time of job closing; AND 2.) Must have a valid driver’s license; AND 3.) Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate; AND 4.) Must be licensed (or eligible for licensing) by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board A copy of your P.O.S.T license (or MN P.O.S.T. Board letter of eligibility to be licensed) must be added as an attachment to your application. Must achieve a passing score in each of the following: testing/interview process, psychological examination, background investigation, physical examination and drug test at the time an appointment is offered. Must successfully qualify with a handgun and other department weapons according to existing department qualification standards. The finalist for a position vacancy will be required to pass a criminal history investigation at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County. RESPONSIBILITIES : The Deputy Sheriff Patrol Officer is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the citizens of Washington County. Assignments are interchangeable dependent on department needs and requirements. Duties will vary in accordance with assignments. Work is performed under supervision with considerable independence of action. DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE : Work experience with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, paid or as a volunteer Military or Military Police experience Currently working as a licensed peace officer Four year college degree SELECTION TECHNIQUE : Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
HOURS / DAYS : Varied, assignments include weekends and holidays. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs. ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE : $23.53/hour
The Deputy Sheriff Patrol Officer is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the citizens of Washington County. Assignments are interchangeable dependent on department needs and requirements. Duties will vary in accordance with assignments. Work is performed under supervision with considerable independence of action.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Education and Experience: Must be 21 years of age or older at time of job closing with a high school graduate or GED certificate and a valid driver's license. Licensed or eligible for licensing by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. board. Must achieve a passing score in each of the following: testing/interview process, psychological examination, background investigation, physical examination and drug test at the time an appointment is offered. Must successfully qualify with a handgun and other department weapons according to existing department qualification standards.
Knowledge: Social and general intelligence with an aptitude for police duty; knowledge of modern methods of patrol, detection, identification, evidence handling, reporting and communications. Working knowledge of Washington County geography; familiarity with Sheriff's Office rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and directives. Knowledge and skill in keyboarding and computer programs.
Abilities: Good judgment and character; ability to meet and treat the public courteously, tactfully and firmly; accurate, legible compilation and preparation or dictation of reports. Ability to report to work on a regular and timely basis.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Skill in the competent operation of motor vehicles and other vehicles necessary to law enforcement operations; skill in the competent use of firearms and other law enforcement weapons of the department.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
ALL UNIT ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Conducts routine patrol of roadways, waterways, parks, trails and cities or areas under contractual agreements for the purposes of protecting people and property by preventing crimes and enforcing statutes and ordinances.
2. Conducts initial investigations to include such activities as: collecting evidence, dusting for prints, interviewing suspects or witnesses, taking photographs of crime scenes and other investigative activities.
3. Testifies in court regarding law enforcement procedures and to provide findings/evidence.
4. Prepares and submits incident reports and documents all calls and information relevant to complaints/calls.
5. Keeps informed of current and recent changes to laws, statutes or local ordinances. Attends training and meetings to become familiar with laws, statutes and ordinances.
6. Serves warrants and civil process papers.
7. Transports prisoners to other jail facilities, court, medical facilities, or treatment facilities.
8. Responds to calls for service from the public and other agencies. Determines if any laws have been broken, and takes appropriate action. Mediates disputes, and administers first aid when appropriate. Advises complainants as to course of action or possible solutions.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
WATER, PARKS AND TRAILS:
10. Investigates deaths and accidents involving boats, snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, and other recreational vehicles.
11. Performs safety inspections of all rental watercraft within the County.
12. Conducts commercial vehicle and weight restriction enforcement.
13. Conducts the investigation of crimes to include such activities as interviewing suspects, witnesses and informants, dusting for fingerprints, tracking the location of suspects, photographing the crime scene, and other related activities.
14. Compiles evidence and prepares written reports on criminal investigations. Collaborates with other law enforcement agencies to resolve criminal complaints.
15. Reviews evidence and reports with the County Attorney staff to determine the need to collect additional evidence or to process a complaint/warrant.
16. Prepares notices of third party levies and sales, and executes these functions. Traces and collects taxes from individuals owing delinquent mobile home taxes.
17. Prepares returns of service for all instruments received and served.
18. Records fees for service and performs other accounting/record keeping activities.
SCHOOL RESOURCES OFFICER:
19. Assists school administration in achieving a safe learning environment for students and staff. Interacts with students to prevent physical violence, disorder, or problems involving the school population.
20. Presents law enforcement related information and programs to students.
21. Performs or assists investigations of law enforcement incidents occurring in the schools and make proper referrals or petitions to court.
22. Directs traffic on school grounds and maintains security in all school buildings.
23. Provides a visible presence in the court area and serves as the primary law enforcement officer in the Government Center.
24. Reviews the court schedule and coordinates staff activities to including assigning the work and other related tasks. Coordinates special details with the Court Administrator or designee. Coordinates additional security for high-risk trials or high-risk inmates. Assists the Bailiffs conducting searches of people entering the court area.
25. Conducts inspections of the courts and reviews security procedures at the Government Center and satellite court facilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: # 1 - 8 as listed above
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Inside/outside work time varies by shift and assignment; work is performed in all types of weather conditions in an unsecured environment. This position may encounter life-threatening situations, which require substantial physical and mental capabilities. Position may require lifting up to 50 lbs., carrying up to 80 lbs, and pushing/pulling heavy objects. Other physical requirements include the ability to climb, chase, run and apply physical restraints. Exposures may include, but are not limited to, disagreeable odors, communicable diseases, body fluids, hazardous chemicals, elevated noise levels, radio frequency radiation and armed and/or dangerous individuals. Vision and hearing acuity are needed on a continuous basis. Use of equipment includes personal computers, telephone, calculators, police-related safety and special equipment i.e., weapons, radio, first aid kit, surveillance equipment, camera, accident investigation tools, boats, snowmobiles, and personal water craft. Additional physical/mental requirements that occur may not be listed above but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR - Sergeant
This description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.