Deputy Sheriff

Davenport, IA
Scott County Sheriff

$58,635.20 – $77,646.40 Annually

Closing date and time
9/1/2022 at 4:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Job Summary
The Scott County Civil Service Commission hereby announces an open and competitive Civil Service examination for the purpose of establishing a roster for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Work assigned criminal cases of varying degree; performs investigative duties to include interviewing and interrogating witnesses, victims, and suspects, preparing and executing search warrants, securing crime scenes, and collecting evidence.
  • Works with Federal and State prosecutors in the prosecution of offenders; testifies in court as required; assists other agencies with investigations as needed.
  • Service of mental injunctions, service of civil papers, execution of eviction.
  • Responds to phone calls regarding criminal complaints, civil issues, gun permits, traffic accidents, and domestic disputes; provides first aid at traffic accidents, domestic disturbance scenes, and other situations as needed; makes arrests as required.
  • Patrols assigned area; investigates any suspicious, dangerous, or illegal activities observed; conducts traffic stops and issues citations as appropriate.
  • Assist in running the firearms program to include range instruction, qualification instruction, scoring, records, firearms maintenance, issuance, and return of firearms; maintains inventory.
  • Assists in the registration of sex offenders and answers questions from citizens and other agencies related to sex offenders; assists with sex offender compliance checks, neighborhood notifications, and sweeps.

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND successful completion of required Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) training courses. Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Applicant must be able to pass ILEA testing requirements and an extensive background check including polygraph test.

License and Certification Requirements:
Must possess a valid Iowa State Driver’s license.
Must possess an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) issued Peace Officer certification or obtain certification within one (1) year of hire. Additional certifications may be required after hire depending on division assignment. Must reside in Scott County within 90 days of appointment.