Deputy Sheriff

Linn County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs

Cedar Rapids, IA Law Enforcement & Public Safety $55,162 yearly
Essential Functions:
The Deputy Sheriff performs work involving general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of County laws and other pertinent local and State laws; may be assigned to any of the divisions of the Department; and performs work under general supervision, which involves an element of personal danger.
Each of the following job duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Sheriff are performed on an on-going regular basis unless otherwise noted. The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to:
  • Enforcing the laws of the County and all other pertinent local and State Laws;
  • Patrolling an assigned area checking doors and windows and examining premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to detect any suspicious conditions in a motorized police vehicle;
  • Investigating suspicious conditions and complaints and making arrests of persons who violate the law;
  • Making traffic arrests and giving violation tickets to those who break traffic laws; aiding motorists; investigating traffic accidents;
  • Assisting in cases of fires, accidents, rescues, hazardous materials, and disorders in assigned area as directed. Restoring order, regulating traffic and preparing necessary reports;
  • Conducting investigations of serious crimes and accidental deaths. Preserving the scene of the crime, interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects. Following-up leads and presenting cases to County Attorney's Office;
  • Serving warrants, subpoenas, and legal papers. Handling and supervising evictions, performing repossessions, and placing liens as necessary.
  • Performing the duties of a jailer, including booking and processing prisoners, fingerprinting and photographing prisoners, and screening visitors;
  • Overseeing the care and custody of prisoners and mental health patients, escorting prisoners from the jail to the courthouse or other institutions;
  • Appearing in court as the arresting officer;
  • Assisting on medical calls with CPR and first aid;
  • Maintaining records and preparing reports; and Performing all other related duties as assigned

The knowledge, abilities, and skills required of Deputy Sheriffs include: knowledge of the Iowa Criminal Code and Rules of Civil Procedures, and Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations, the ability to communicate effectively with the general public; the ability to handle stressful situations; and the ability to operate various equipment such as the intoxilyzer, fingerprint and photo equipment, and a computer.

The minimum training and experience required for the position of Deputy Sheriff include: 
  • a high school diploma or equivalent
  • an associate's degree in a related field is preferred
  • no experience is required
  • must pass the Civil Service Exam and complete the training program at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy during the probation period.

The necessary special requirements for Deputy Sheriff include: 
a valid State of Iowa driver's license; the ability to obtain and maintain certification in the following areas:
  • CPR
  • First aid
  • Weapons qualification
  • Intoxilyzer operation
  • Radar unit operation 
  • Jail procedures
  • Medication dispensing
Qualifications
LINN COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS 
To qualify for the position of Deputy Sheriff with Linn County you must meet the following requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship and a resident of Iowa upon employment.
  • Age 18 or older and have not reached your 60th birthday at the time of appointment.
  • Current Iowa driver's license or the ability to obtain one before the date of hire.
  • Ability to read and write the English language.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Good physical, mental, and emotional condition as determined by a physician. 
  • Pass drug-screening test.
  • Uncorrected vision of not worse than 20-100 in either eye, correctable to 20-20, and normal color vision.
  • Normal hearing in each ear.
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol, be of good moral character as determined 
  • by a thorough background investigation, and have not been convicted of a felony.
  • Not, by reason of conscience or belief, opposed to the use of force, when appropriate or necessary to fulfill duties.

Application Instructions:

The following documents are REQUIRED and MUST be uploaded when applying:
Current Photograph (CANNOT be a driver's license photo) – REQUIRED
Copy of Birth Certificate - REQUIRED
Transcripts from ALL high school and post-high school educational institutions – REQUIRED
Military Release (if applicable) – REQUIRED

Job ID: 67644

Posted 6 days ago

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