DEPUTY SHERIFF

POSITION: Deputy Sheriff/Certified Police Officer
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office (uniformed services)
SUPERVISOR: Sergeant
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
LOCATION: Sheriff’s Office building
RATE OF PAY: $22.51/hr to $24.32/hr (depending on knowledge, skills & experience)

POSITION SUMMARY:
Perform duties pertaining to the protection of lives and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of public peace, and the apprehension of criminals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 • Patrols designated areas to prevent, deter, and suppress traffic violations and criminal activity.
 • Enforce State of Michigan Law, Federal Law, Emmet county Ordinance, or administrative order and preserve the peace.
 • Investigate criminal and traffic offenses in accordance with the Michigan penal code and traffic statutes. Apprehend violators.
 • Maintain contact with the Sheriff’s Office, acknowledge receipt of dispatches, and respond to emergency situations.
 • Provides accurate information for the preparation of statistical reports and for the prosecution of offenders.
 • Transport prisoners or mentally incapacitated persons to or from designated facilities or judicial proceedings.
 • Accompany inmates to court for arraignments, sentencing and motions.
 • Appear and/or testify in civil, criminal and/or traffic litigation cases.
 • Process/service various civil and criminal subpoenas as well as other court orders.
 • Provide assistance to other agencies and the general public as needed that may include medical assistance.
 • Conduct property checks and security details as assigned.
 • Operate job functions in a safe manner.
 • Perform other job related duties as assigned. Carry out the policy and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office.

DESIRED BEHAVIORAL TRAITS:
Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills while having the ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image. Possess good moral character.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
 • Good physical condition
 • Use of communication equipment, computers, vehicles, and various firearms.
 • Willing and able to work various shifts.
 • Work as a team with staff members as needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
 • Must possess a minimum of an Associate Degree
 • Must pass an extensive background investigation
 • Successfully complete written and oral examinations.
 • Must be 18 years of age or older.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES REQUIRED:
Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certifiable or certified.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

Emmet County, Michigan
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