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Deputy Sheriff

Posted on: January 7, 2021
Criminal Support Coordinator

Website Codington County Detention Center


                                                POSITION:                            Deputy Sheriff
                                                DEPARTMENT:                    Sheriff
                                                SUPERVISOR:                       Brad Howell

                                                STATUS:                                Full-time, Nonexempt
                                                SALARY:                               $21.93 – $29.53 per hour


General Statement of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Sheriff, is responsible for performing general law enforcement functions related to law and order and to serve the legal process of the courts.          


Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Patrol assigned areas to enforce laws, issue citations, make arrests, investigate violations, and prevent criminal activity.
Serve civil and criminal warrants, subpoenas, summons, and other processes.
Transport prisoners to courtrooms, prison, medical facility, and other locations as needed.
Investigate illegal and/or suspicious activities and persons.  Arrest violators, sign complaints, prevent disturbances.
Locate and place persons under arrest.  Transport persons on arrest warrants into custody.
Investigate domestic violence and other disturbances.
Assist with traffic control during accidents, funerals, and other incidents where traffic flow is interrupted.
Assist with the dispatching, radio, and telephone duties, weather observation, fire and ambulance calls, and any other communication activities.
Testify in court
Maintain courtroom security
Carry out orders and enforce directions from State and Federal Court Systems
Maintain records and complete required reports as deemed necessary.
Assist in vehicle maintenance.
Attend training sessions and meetings as required.
Wear Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices.
Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification
Ability to obtain Certification by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy within 12 months of hire date.
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
Must be able to obtain extensive knowledge of the principals, policies, codes, laws, and statutes relating to law enforcement operations.
Ability to demonstrate good communication skills.
Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees.
Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Potential employee will be required to take a post offer pre-employment physical provided by Codington County.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate.
The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to employees own body weight.
Ability to handle stressful situations.
Ability to work odd shifts, holidays, and during emergencies.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be occasionally loud.

Any employee interested in applying may do so by notifying their immediate Supervisor then contacting the County Sheriff before 5:00 p.m., on Friday, January 15th, 2020.  This position is being posted internally and externally.  Codington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.