Deputy Sheriff

Elko, NV
Elko County Sheriff

Salary: $50,897.60 – $61,089.60 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Sheriff is a journey-level classification. Persons in this classification may work alone, with a partner, or as part of a unit.

Essential Functions:

  • Processes business and emergency calls and prepares crime and miscellaneous reports on an as-needed basis.
  • Exercises authority consistent with the obligations imposed by the oath of office. Promptly obeys legitimate orders.
  • Coordinates efforts with those of other members of the department so that teamwork may ensure continuity of purpose and achievement of police objectives.
  • Communicates to superiors and to fellow officers all information obtained in the jail, which is pertinent to the achievement of corrections objectives.
  • Acquires and records information concerning events that have taken place since the last tour of duty.
  • Records activities during the tour of duty as required.
  • Maintains weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition.
  • Accountable for the securing, receipt, and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into custody.
  • Confers with prosecutors and testifies in court on any manner arising from police business.
  • Cooperates and coordinates with other law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, and the courts.
  • Conducts a thorough investigation of all offenses and incidents within the area of assignment. Collects evidence and records information to aid in identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders and the recovery of property.
  • Remains alert to conditions that foster, cause or indicate crime criminal activity. Takes preventive action to correct such conditions. Informs supervisors as soon as the situation permits.
  • Responds to situations brought to the officer’s attention while during patrol or when assigned by radio.
  • Renders first aid, when qualified, to persons who are seriously ill or injured. Assists persons needing emergency services.
  • Remains in the assigned area throughout the tour of duty except when a law enforcement emergency necessitates a temporary absence or when the sergeant or supervisor has authorized a temporary absence.
  • Remains alert for all nuisances, impediments, obstructions, defects, or other conditions that might endanger or hinder the safety, health, or convenience of the public, or that contribute to disorder.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the latest trends, techniques, and legal developments in law enforcement.
  • Maintains knowledge of local, state, and federal programs, resources, and services available to the public.
  • Represents the department with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Category I, II, III.
  • Must maintain a valid Nevada driver’s license.