Deputy Sheriff I
11/29/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
General Statement of Duties:
Under general supervision, to learn and perform law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, investigations, and special assignments; to learn to investigate incidents and perform identification work; to serve as a Deputy Coroner; and to do related work as required.
This is the entry, training, and first working level classification for the performance of professional law enforcement work. Incumbents learn and perform law enforcement assignments, including patrol, investigations, and special assignments. This class is distinguished from Deputy Sheriff II in that Deputy Sheriff I is the entry, training, and first working level with incumbents not expected to perform a broad scope of assignments. When an incumbent has demonstrated sufficient knowledge and skill, as well as sound work habits and good reliability, they may be promoted to Deputy Sheriff II.
Learns and performs patrol of assigned areas and answers calls for protection of life and property; learns investigation and interrogation methods and techniques; gathers evidence and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities; substantiates findings of fact in court; serves warrants/civil papers and makes arrests; learns and performs accident investigations; assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies; may be assigned to perform criminal identification work, including fingerprinting and finger print identification work; learns methods and takes pictures and/or makes sketches at crime scenes; may lift latent prints and prepare plaster casts; searches files for information; keeps firearms and equipment in good working order; prepares detailed reports of activities and incidents; functions as a Deputy Coroner.
- Must be eighteen (18) years old and a citizen of the United States; if a permanent resident alien, must obtain citizenship within three years from date of employment.
- Must not have been convicted of any felony.
- Must pass a pre-employment/pre-duty drug screening test and physical and psychological exam.
- A POST Graduation Certificate is highly desirable.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid driver’s license.