Deputy Sheriff

Audubon, IA
Audubon County Sheriff's Office

Within an established chain of command on an assigned shift, enforces controlling federal/state statues and County ordinances designed to protect life and property within County boundaries; operates motor vehicle during day and night in monitoring events, situations and occurrences which requires appropriate law enforcement action; interacts with all kinds of people in providing information, issuing citations and arrest warrants, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes.

 

Salary

Not Listed

Closing

September 20th at Noon

Responsibilities:

• Operates a motor vehicle equipped with two-way radio to patrol assigned areas, observing traffic violations and issues citations; assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain traffic flow, assists accident victims and investigates causes of accidents; prepares required reports; appears in court as a witness in traffic violations and prosecution of cases; questions and records statements of principals and witnesses; photographs and diagrams accident scenes; conducts required tests using intoxilizer and related testing and lifesaving equipment.
• Notes suspicious persons and establishments; inspects locks, windows, lighting, alarms and related facilities/premises for unlawful entry; warns or arrests persons violating specific ordinances; disperses unruly crowds at public gatherings; investigates disturbances; of peace, domestic calls and related activity; prepares and files records, facts and information involved for use in criminal or civil legal action.
• Directs and re-routes traffic at scenes of accidents, disasters, fires and weather related problem areas; notifies public works and other departments involved in the location of road hazards, removal of automobiles, placement of signs; and provides road information and assistance to motorists.
• Keeps current with all changes and revisions in federal/state mandated laws and operating regulations; attends staff meetings and job related workshops and seminars; maintains necessary firearms and related certifications required of job.
• Executes orders of the civil court; reviews contents of orders such as summons, wage garnishments, property seizures and arrest orders; traces individuals and evicts persons from property per court order. Serves civil court orders, seizes property and makes arrests; post Sheriff's sale notices in public places.
• Transports prisoners and psychiatric patients in order to comply with court orders by driving and escorting clients to and from court as well as state institutions and/or county jails. Responsible for the custody, welfare and security or prisoners at the county jail performing all jailer duties.
• Writes reports in order to fulfill required record keeping by reviewing reports; typing or recording Dictaphone.
• Fills in for other department personnel to meet the operating needs of the department including the jail, communications center or other units as assigned.

Educational requirements:

• Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and certification by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as a Peace Officer, must receive CPR training and must have a valid State of Iowa Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Desired Skills:

i. The individual must have the knowledge of traffic, civil or criminal laws as specified in the Code of Iowa; arrest procedures as related to traffic and criminal law enforcement; methods for collecting evidence for use in court; methods and procedures for serving notices, summons and civil papers; county roads and landmarks as related to patrolling assigned areas and reporting requirements related to routine record keeping. The ability to: operate motor vehicle, receive and transmit messages on a two-way radio; make arrests on potentially hostile law violators; respond with courtesy and to remain calm with distraught or upset members of the general public; conduct interviews as related to conducting criminal or accident investigations; handle firearms, handcuffs and night stick as related to apprehending criminals or suspects; deal appropriately with psychiatric patients or intoxicated persons and performs CPR and basic First Aid.