Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Deputy- Road Patrol
Department: Sheriff Updated: 02/2018
Division: Road Patrol FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: SDEE POAM Wage Range: Not Available
POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Perform responsible law enforcement and investigation work to maintain law and order throughout the County.

·         Monitor, report and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, unusual or illegal activity.  

·         Identify, pursue, and apprehend suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.  

·         Patrol assigned area, responding promptly to calls for assistance.  

·         Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.  

·         Monitor traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.  Issue citations or warnings to violators of motor vehicle ordinances.  

·         Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, direct traffic and establish road blocks, assist accident victims and investigate causes.

·         Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.  

·         Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.  

·         Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.  

·         Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and eyewitnesses; record crime or accident scene evidence with video or still cameras.  

·         Relay complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency dispatchers.  

·         Evaluate complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements.  

·         Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.

·         Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against offenders.

·         Book, search and fingerprint arrested persons as required.

·         Process prisoners, and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings and prisoner status during booking and pre-trial process.  

·         Serve legal papers and escort prisoners to court or to state institutions.

·         Record daily activities; prepare and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork.

·         Provide information and assistance to the general public.

·         Provide emergency first aid and operate AED.

·         May guard prisoners and supervise trustees.

·         May perform specialized activities such as summer boat patrol, special assignments and public relations activities.

·         Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.  

  • Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Work is performed under the direction of the Sheriff with direct supervision by the Road Patrol Sergeant and other designated command officers (Lieutenants, Captain and Undersheriff).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

N/A

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, EDUCATION:

·         High school diploma (GED acceptable) required; Associate’s degree in correctional sciences, law enforcement, criminal justice or closely related field is preferred.

·         Must be at least 21 years of age and currently certified or certifiable under the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.

·         Reasonable work experience which would indicate dependability, maturity and ability to exercise good judgment. 

·         Corrections Deputies and Professional Employees POAM current labor agreement section 17.9 states: Full time Corrections Deputies who wish to test for Sheriff Deputy positions must be minimally qualified. Minimally qualified shall mean have completed two (2) years of full time service with the Sheriff’s Department. Further, prior to the career change the Corrections Deputy has passed the two (2) part MCOLES pre-academy entry test (written and physical agility) and possesses the required certification card from the Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards.

·         Reasonable knowledge of the geography of the County. 

·         Reasonable knowledge of driving rules and regulations and of pertinent state and local laws and ordinances. 

·         Ability to act quickly in emergencies. 

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgement and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.                       

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.

 

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES FOR ALL ST. CLAIR COUNTY JOB CLASSIFICATIONS:

·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgement.                                                                      

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Prior to starting employment, and as a condition of continued employment, must demonstrate:

·         Physical fitness as determined by an evaluation by a licensed health care professional which demonstrates that the candidate is free from any physical defects or chronic diseases which may impair the performance of the essential job functions of a law enforcement officer or which might endanger the lives of others or the law enforcement officer. 

      Good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation.  The background investigation is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, credit check, school and employment records, home environment, personal traits, integrity and professional and personal references.  A satisfactory background check is defined as the absence of a criminal history record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant’s or employee’s suitability to perform the require duties and responsibilities of the position. 

      Mental fitness as determined by an evaluation by a licensed health care professional which demonstrates that the candidate is free from mental or emotional instabilities which shall mean free from any mental or emotional instabilities which may impair the performance of the essential job functions of a law enforcement officer or which might endanger the lives of others or the law enforcement officer. 

Throughout employment, and as a condition of continued employment, must demonstrate:

      Possession of a valid State of Michigan Operator’s License and maintains eligibility to drive as per the County’s driving policy and the Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures.

      Proficiency with firearms and the ability to qualify with said weapon annually. 

      Possession of a valid CPR, first aid and AED certification, or successfully complete the training within ninety (90) days of employment in the position.

      Maintain satisfactory personal qualifications (including but not limited to: good moral character, mental fitness and physical ability), LEIN certification and other required certifications as mandated by the department and state regulations. 

  • Willingness to further credentials by attending additional education, training and workshops/
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand, walk and run for significant periods of time on varying terrains.

·         Climb stairs.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Lift, move, push, pull or carry objects and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

·         Good physical condition which will mean the fitness to be able to pursue, apprehend, and the ability to exert the force necessary to subdue and control individuals who require physical intervention.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment such as but not limited to: duty weapon, Taser, handcuffs.

·         Department operates on a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day schedule. This position may require irregular hours and work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays and unanticipated overtime. 

·         This position involves contact with people harboring potentially communicable diseases and is frequently at risk to exposure from bodily fluids.  Tasks require the use of Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves and hand sanitizer.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.

·         Work involves an element of risk.

·         Position may occasionally work in an office setting; frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind and varying weather conditions.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

                                                                                                  


AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.

 



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