Deputy Sheriff

Liberal, KS
Seward County Sheriff

Salary: $27.55.

Position Summary:

This is a law enforcement position responsible for safeguarding the lives and property of residents through execution of federal, state, and local laws, and ordinances of cities, villages, within Seward County.
Work involves routine patrol duties including enforcing traffic laws, responding to and investigating criminal complaints, performing related follow-up duties, making arrests and acting as coroner. Work may also involve the transport of prisoners to and from courts and the investigation and development of narcotic cases. Employees in the class may be subject to an element of personal danger and must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion in meeting emergencies. Work is performed under the general supervision of a superior officer who reviews work methods through reports, inspections and observations.


  • Experience in law enforcement or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the desirable knowledge, abilities and skills.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Have high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to legally perform work in the U.S.
  • No convictions punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary for a term of one year or more unless pardon received.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 100 lbs.
  • May be subject to pass a written exam, background check, drug and alcohol screen, medical exam, polygraph exam, and psychological assessment.
  • Must possess Nebraska law Enforcement Certification or obtain certification within 12 months from date of hire.
  • Must pass a local and national level security clearance review.
  • Must complete and pass all required defensive tactics, CPR and first aid training.
  • Must obtain required firearms and taser certification.
  • Must maintain a phone.