Deputy Sheriff

Ottawa, KS
Franklin County Sheriffs Department

Closes On: October 31, 2022 at 08:15 AM CST

Rate of Pay: $18.28

Job Summary
Under the supervision of a Patrol Sergeant, the Sheriff’s Deputy completes law enforcement work in the protection of life and property. Work involves patrolling County areas, enforcing the law, securing compliance with traffic regulations and making preliminary investigations at the scene of a crime or a traffic accident. Work involves an element of personal danger. The Sheriff’s Deputy must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion in meeting emergencies. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Sheriff who reviews work methods and results through reports, inspections, and instructions.

Essential Functions

– Maintains chain of command by carrying out the orders and directives of his or her supervisor;
– Works to prevent and to investigate crime, to protect life and property, care and custody of prisoners, communications, vehicles and equipment;
– Utilizes sound law enforcement deployment practices in maintaining law and order and in responding to emergency situations;
– Patrols County areas to preserve law and order, and to prevent and to discover the commission of crimes;
– Performs security patrols, traffic control, investigations and detection, investigates and arrests persons involved in crimes or misconduct; enforces laws, prevents and discovers crimes, maintains order, and answers calls and complaints;
– Answers a wide variety of calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, robberies, domestic disturbances, citizen assistance, and other misdemeanors and felonies;
– Takes and preserves evidence at the scene of an accident or crime;
– Administers first aid, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, makes arrests and escorts prisoners to jail;
– Responds to County fires and other emergencies such as snow storm warning, flooding and tornadoes;
– Investigates criminal actions or traffic accidents, writes reports, and testifies in court;
– Collects delinquent taxes;

Certifications, Licenses, & Education/Experience

• Possess valid driver’s license;
• Possess or be able to obtain Kansas Law Enforcement Certification within one year of employment;
• Must meet annual Kansas State requirements for law enforcement certification.

• High School Diploma or GED;
• or one year to two years related experience and/or training;
• or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Associate’s degree Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or related field from a two year-college or technical school;
• or two to three years related experience and/or training;
• or equivalent combination of education and experience.