Deputy Sheriff

Huntsville, AL
Madison County Commission Sheriff's Department

$44,928.00 – $71,905.60 Annually

Position Overview
The Deputy Sheriff performs a variety of duties and tasks related to the protection of life, limb, and property. Under direction, performs field contact and general duty police work in the execution and enforcement of law and court orders. An employee in this class is responsible for service of civil and criminal papers, investigation of crimes, enforcing laws, making arrests, and performing other duties as law enforcement officers and agents of the court. Work is performed with independence within established policies and procedures and is reviewed by superiors through observation of the effectiveness of work performed and results through reports, observations, and discussions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(All duties listed may not be included in any one position nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this class.)

  • Operate patrol vehicles in an assigned geographical area.
  • Monitor and observe vehicular traffic, detect traffic offenses and issue traffic citations as warranted.
  • Observe businesses and residences for criminal activity; check buildings for unauthorized entry, search structures and property for intruders, and investigate suspicious persons and events.
  • Respond to robberies, thefts, burglaries, homicides, etc. Administer first-aid to injured, secure crime scenes, control and direct citizens at the scene, conduct interviews with complainants, victims, witnesses and suspects, and gather material/physical evidence from the scene as required.
  • Respond to domestic disturbances, calm overly excited or agitated persons; physically restrain unruly individuals.
  • Conduct interviews with complainants and witnesses, obtain relevant facts and information and mediate and resolve complaints and disputes.
  • Make arrests, including subduing individuals with appropriate action and force as necessary, placing individuals into handcuffs or other restraining devices, searching vehicles and persons under arrest for weapons and contraband, and transporting arrested individuals to our detention facility.

Education Requirement

  • High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, OR a General Education Development (GED) certificate issued by an appropriate state agency.
  • Have successfully completed or ability to successfully complete Basic Ability Test. The Basic Ability Test (BAT) is required of all applicants, with the exception of those already APOSTC certified, or those who possess an earned Associate’s Degree or higher from a college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent.