Deputy Sheriff

Foley, MN
Benton County Sheriff

To protect life and property through answering calls for service, patrol activities, criminal investigations, enforcement of laws, crime prevention and providing other general assistance as needed to the citizens of Benton County.

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 02/18/19 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary: $23.74 – $32.57 Hourly
$49,379.20 – $67,745.60 Annually


Investigate criminal activity.

Testify in court. Present and explain photographs, charts and exhibits.

Make arrests for violations of laws and ordinances.

Serve civil process papers, criminal warrants and other court orders.

Respond to emergency calls and provide back up.

Perform emergency first aid when needed.

Conduct welfare checks on individuals or families for local agencies including human services.

Prepare reports and maintain logs.

Work scheduled shifts that fit the 24 hour a day/7 days a week demand of the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Overtime may be required.

Develop and maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships.

Regular attendance according to the department's work schedule.


Minimum Training and Experience Required:

Education and Experience:
Associate's Degree in criminal justice or related area.

License and Certification:
State of MN Peace Officer License, or Eligible to be POST Licensed, or Expect to be POST eligible upon appointment date.

Valid MN driver's license while operating vehicle on county business.

Minimum Abilities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:
Benton County requires eligible applicants pass a Physical Agility Test. In addition, general overall good health and condition essential. Normal hearing and correctable vision required. Must possess physical strength and ability to restrain and control persons and ability to physically defend self. This position requires the ability to lift or assist in lifting injured persons.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability:
Must possess ability to solve problems and determine appropriate course of action.

Must possess ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrams or schedule forms.

Must possess ability to use independent judgment and react quickly in emergency situations.

Communication Skills:
Requires the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other law enforcement staff, court personnel, other county employees and the public.

Requires the ability to communicate and work with persons from various ethnic backgrounds.

Environmental Adaptability:
Work is sometimes performed under environmental conditions such as heat, cold, noise, smoke, dust, and other related conditions associated with this position.

Likelihood of verbal abuse and violence exposure in the line of duty.