Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff

Agency: Jefferson County

Location: Birmingham AL

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement



Job Grade                   17

Category                     New listings , Public Safety and Social Service

Term of Employment       

Jurisdiction / Salary Ranges       $28-$38,000 annually/$13-$18hr Starting Salary (depending upon jurisdiction)


This position exists within the following jurisdictions: Jefferson County, Birmingham, Homewood, Bessemer, Fairfield, Irondale, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Fultondale, Leeds, Pleasant Grove, Vestavia Hills, Gardendale, Hueytown, Midfield and Tarrant


Purpose of Recruitment   To create a hiring register to fill position vacancies within the Merit System of Jefferson County.


Necessary Qualifications If you do not meet ALL of the following necessary qualifications you will not be eligible for this position. All requirements will be verified via a thorough background check before being extended an offer.
• Must have no felony convictions.
• Must have no convictions in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year.
• Must have no convictions of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
• Must not be subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner.
• Must have an honorable discharge if served in the US Armed Forces.
• Must be a citizen of the United States.
• Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
• Must be at least 19 years of age.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must be in good physical health and physically fit.

The Alabama Peace Officers Standards & Training Commission (APOST) has established requirements for being admitted to the training academy. These requirements are established, in part, based on State and Federal laws and regulations. The necessary qualifications for this job are consistent with these requirements.



**** You are eligible to apply to the Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff announcement approximately once every 12 months.

Next Anticipated Test Date: April 13, 2017

Examples of Duties  • Performs general law enforcement work in protecting life and property.
• Enforces criminal laws, traffic laws and local ordinances.
• Ensures care and security of jail inmates


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws.
• Knowledge of investigative procedures and techniques and police methods, practices and procedures.
• Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
• Ability to interpret and apply established rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Ability to learn the geography of the municipality and surrounding areas.
• Ability to respond to an emergency situation.
• Ability to receive and follow instructions from higher ranking officers.
• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with supervisors, other law enforcement personnel and the general public.
• Ability to restrain individuals.
• Skill in the use of hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills in the use of fingers and limbs.
• Skill in the use of firearms.







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