Deputy Sheriff

Aitkin, MN
Aitkin County Sheriff

Pay Grade: Grade 8 – Hourly $28.32 – $39.03, Deputies 2023 wage – starting wage DOQ

Job Summary

To perform general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property throughout Aitkin County. Patrol the county to enforce laws and secure compliance with traffic regulations, escort prisoners, undertake routine investigations, serve legal instruments and execute court orders. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment meeting emergency situations. Assignments and orders are received from superior officers who review work methods and results through reports, inspections and discussions.

Essential Functions

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other essential and nonessential functions as assigned or apparent to meet the ongoing needs of the department and organization. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of this position.

  1. Patrols Aitkin County to protect and preserve law and order and to prevent and discover crime. Operates radio equipped vehicle, boats, and all terrain vehicles.
  2. Answers a wide variety of calls and complaints involving felonies, misdemeanors, domestic disturbances, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, drownings, animal control, searches, and other incidents.
  3. Administers first aid, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, makes arrests, and transports prisoners.
  4. Enforces traffic laws and cites traffic violators.
  5. Stays current with ever changing technology, tools, and equipment.
  6. Serves warrants, summonses and other processes on persons; executes court orders; conducts routine crime and accident investigations and assist in complex investigations. Processes crime scenes, collects evidence, photographs, and videotapes. Evaluates and interprets the evidence collected. Maintains and keeps sufficient documentation, including photographing evidence, collecting handwriting samples, preserving evidence, preserving the chain of custody, and submitting evidence to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension forensic laboratories, and other agencies, as necessary, to substantiate criminal prosecutions and related cost claims.
  7. Assists fire departments and other law enforcement agencies in emergency response and natural disaster response.
  8. Testifies in court; participates in the preparation of cases for court.
  9. Prepares all necessary reports.
  10. Transports prisoners and others to and from court, jail, other jurisdictions or rehabilitative institutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed or eligible to be licensed by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board, which includes two years post-secondary education or more; and continues to receive education credits to be licensed.
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license required. Employment reference checks, a criminal background check, pre-employment physical, drug test, and psychological evaluation will be performed as part of the pre-employment process.
  • Must be First Aid, CPR/AED certified or obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned.