USA

Deputy Sheriff

Huntsville - Alabama (AL), 35810

Madison County HR

$40,747 - $65,208 a year

Job Description:

Position Overview

The Deputy Sheriff performs a variety of duties and tasks related to the protection of life, limb and property. Under direction, performs field contact and general duty police work in the execution and enforcement of law and court orders. Employee in this class is responsible for service of civil and criminal papers, investigation of crimes, enforce laws, making arrests and performing other duties as law enforcement officers and agents of the court. Work is performed with independence within established policies and procedures, and is reviewed by superiors through observation of the effectiveness of work performed and results through reports, observations, and discussions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(All duties listed may not be included in any one position nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this class.)

  • Operate patrol vehicle in an assigned geographical area.
  • Monitor and observe vehicular traffic, detect traffic offenses and issue traffic citations as warranted.
  • Observe businesses and residences for criminal activity; check buildings for unauthorized entry, search structures and property for intruders, and investigate suspicious persons and events.
  • Respond to robberies, thefts, burglaries, homicides, etc. Administer first-aid to injured, secure crime scenes, control and direct citizens at the scene, conduct interviews with complainants, victims, witnesses and suspects, and gather material/physical evidence from the scene as required.
  • Respond to domestic disturbances, calm overly excited or agitated persons; physically restrain unruly individuals.
  • Conduct interviews with complainants and witnesses, obtain relevant facts and information, and mediate and resolve complaints and disputes.
  • Make arrests, including subduing individuals with appropriate action and force as necessary, placing individuals into handcuffs or other restraining devices, searching vehicles and persons under arrest for weapons and contraband, and transporting arrested individuals to our detention facility.
  • Complete paperwork to incarcerate arrestees.
  • Assemble and prepare documentation and narrative reports, memorandums, miscellaneous, Incident/Offense, and activity reports.
  • Maintain issued equipment, materials, and supplies required to support daily operations.
  • Assists stranded motorists, directs traffic, transports prisoners, and escort funerals.
  • Enforce court orders; including serving summons, subpoenas, eviction orders, Protection from Abuse and executing arrest warrants when required.
  • Provide sworn testimony in court proceedings.
  • Operate computer terminals (MDT's, laptops & desktop) to retrieve information and data.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned as needed.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Education Requirement
  • High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, OR a General Education Development (GED) certificate issued by an appropriate state agency.
  • Have successfully completed or ability to successfully complete Basic Ability Test. The Basic Ability Test (BAT) is required of all applicants, with the exception of those already APOSTC certified, or those who possess an earned Associate's Degree or higher from a college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent.

I. Applicants who are required to take the ACT WorkKeys Assessment, adopted as the official Basic Ability Test (BAT) for law enforcement, may test at any Alabama Community College within the state.

II. For more information about the BAT and ACT WorkKeys Assessment, read Chapter Two (2) of the APOSTC Administrative Code found on the APOSTC website at http://www.apostc.state.al.us.

III. If an applicant has been a member of the armed forces of The United States, each and every discharge must be under honorable conditions, and appropriate documentation provided (DD214).

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability
  • Knowledge of the application of modern law enforcement principles and practices
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, and rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of first aid practices.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations and perform calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work closely with others as a team.
  • Ability to prepare and present clear, accurate, concise and objective written and oral reports.
  • Ability to enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality and to deal courteously with the public.
  • Ability to recognize and understand the emotional and physical reactions of both victims and perpetrators of crimes.
  • Ability to maintain a level of physical conditioning to be able to physically subdue, restrain, and apprehend law violators.
  • Ability to meet requirements of periodic in-service training in all high liability areas (firearms, defensive tactics, A.S.P.).
  • Ability to render physical assistance to victims.
  • Ability to adhere, at all times, to the standards and principles of honesty, integrity, transparency and to keep your private life unsullied as an example to all.
  • Skill in calmly and systematically eliciting critical information from individuals whom may be injured and/or highly emotional.
  • Skill in the proper and safe utilization of law enforcement issued equipment, radio communications equipment and mobile dispatch terminal.
  • Skill in firearms to be able to operate and qualify with authorized firearms designated by the agency from a standing, crouch, kneeling, or prone position with either hand with accuracy; essentials for this requirement shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following: grip, stance, sighting under various lighting conditions, trigger control, body positioning, drawing techniques and loading/unloading.
  • Skill in the operation of motor vehicles in a safe and efficient manner in a law enforcement environment.

Other Requirements

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a standard keyboard, use a computer, printer, copier, fax, telephone, radios, handgun, handcuffs, shackles and other restraint devices, chemical agents, collapsible baton, firearm, and bullet resistant vest.
  • The employee may be required to climb, crouch, crawl, bend or stoop, push, pull or drag objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move over 50 pounds and must be able to control an unruly individual.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Additional requirements include the ability to speak, read, and write.
Certifications or Licenses Required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; must be U.S. Citizen or have proof of naturalization.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving either force, violence, or moral turpitude.
  • Must have a valid Driver's license and be insurable by the Madison County Commission's risk underwriters.
  • Must be able to pass the Peace Officers Physical and a drug test.
  • Must meet all APOST requirements for certification as Peace Officer.
  • Must be able to be certified in use of Sheriff's Departments chemical munitions and meet all Department training requirements.
  • Must be able to pass a Computer Voice Stress Analysis test, criminal background check, drug screen and physical examination.
Other Requirements (for current APOSTC certified applicants only)
  • 24 Months of verifiable road/field experience as a P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officer preferred.
Madison County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Madison County is a drug-free workplace and conducts drug and alcohol testing.

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