Deputy Sheriff – Jail

Paola, KS
Miami County Sheriff's Office

Closes On: March 31, 2023 at 12:00 AM CST

Department: Sheriff
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: Hiring Range: $20.45 – $22.30 DOQ Kansas Law Enforcement Certification Required Apply Now

Job Description Summary

“Serving and Protecting the Citizens of Miami County Since 1855”

We invite you to enter a career opportunity at Miami County Kansas Sheriff’s Office. Located south of Johnson County in a beautiful country setting.

We are interested in professional, highly motivated, great communicators that want to serve the citizens of Miami County.

*$1.00/hour shift differential** *Overtime Opportunities*

**3% pay increase at successful completion of 6 months of employment**


The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for:
Performing general law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property.
Enforcing all laws and ordinances.
Securing compliance with traffic violations and investigations.
Safety/security of court hearings.
Serving civil process. Safety/security of the jail.
Securing crime scenes and working investigations. Investigation of crimes.


Job Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:

All sheriff’s deputies are required to maintain 40 hours of continuing education to remain compliant with KCPOST. Weapons certifications must be maintained for primary and secondary handgun, pistol, shotgun, non-lethal shotgun, rifle, less-lethal tools certification. Maintain SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) recertification. Maintain taser certification.

Duties assignments may include but are not limited to any of the following.

Road Patrol

  • Serve of civil papers
  • Accident investigation
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Law enforcement: Enforce state statues and effect arrests when needed.
  • Response to medical emergencies.
  • Field training of new deputies.
  • Report writing, GPR/offense/arrest reports.
  • Making split second decisions, in which others are able to decipher after many hours of review.
  • Complete probable cause reports.
  • Collect and log evidence. Forward evidence for processing.
  • Inspect and maintain patrol unit.
  • Conduct follow up.
  • Check and maintain duty gear.
  • Extra patrol/code checks.
  • Assist other agencies as requested.
  • Public relations.
  • Assist in emergency operations.
  • Protect and serve the community.
  • Weapons maintenance.
  • Forward evidence for processing.
  • Perform VIN inspections.
  • Conduct extended surveillance.
  • Assist in storm siren testing

Court Security:

  • Arrive at the courthouse, open the building.
  • Test and operate the security scanner and x-ray machine.
  • Arrest subjects that come into the courthouse with warrants.
  • Provide security for the courtroom.
  • Respond to emergencies in the courthouse and at the administration building.
  • Assist patrol as needed when staffing is low or for call coverage.
  • Serve civil papers if the courts aren’t busy.
  • Maintain medical supplies in the trauma kit.
  • Perform monthly check and maintenance of all AED’s in the courthouse and sheriff’s office.
  • Attend quarterly court security meeting with court staff.
  • Change batteries on all the panic buttons in the courthouse, administration building and community corrections.
  • Maintenance as needed on assigned patrol vehicle.


  • Review reports as assigned.
  • Review emails.
  • Answer phone calls from victims and assist citizens with general questions regarding investigations.
  • Type case reports on interviews, follow-ups, call outs, and search warrants.
  • Assist the patrol division with investigations and questions when needed.
  • Conduct follow up interviews, suspect interviews, and victim interviews.
  • Develop information on current criminals, and their habits to share with our agency/other agencies.
  • Build confidential sources, and informants, keeping in contact with them to ensure good information
  • Develop background information on persons of interest/suspects for cases.
  • Special duties as assigned by command staff.
  • Attend daily briefings with all divisions of the sheriff’s office to share information.
  • Assist other agencies that request our help.
  • Notify the County Attorney’s office with regard to active investigations.
  • Conduct storm siren testing.
  • Prepare and execute search warrants and subpoenas.
  • Participate in monthly policy review.
  • Perform background checks on new applicants for the sheriff’s department.
  • Participate in quarterly neighborhood watch meetings.
  • Appear in court and attend jury trials as required.
  • Attend autopsies as required.
  • After hours call out to conduct investigations.
  • Call out investigations for fatality accidents.

Jail Duties:


  • Booking of inmates into the facility. Ensuring that all legal paperwork and all necessary documents are obtained for booking.
  • Processing fingerprinting, pictures, DNA, and court bonds.
  • Processing inmates in/out.
  • Conduct hourly checks of inmates.
  • Attending to all inmate needs to include feeding, clothing, and general care.
  • Passing medication and addressing emergency medical situations.
  • Inmate laundry/folding facility laundry.
  • Clothing exchange.
  • Release personal property to inmate families.
  • Pass commissary to inmates.
  • Razors twice weekly.
  • Book cart.
  • Blanket changes each month and blanket laundry.
  • Manage combative inmates.
  • Manage suicidal inmates.
  • Move inmates within the housing unit.
  • Cell searches for contraband.
  • Escorting inmates to court, nurse, attorney visits, etc.
  • Enforcing facility rules and regulations.
  • Clean and remove bodily fluids and waste from cells.

Other Duties:

  • Observing facility surroundings for any repairs that may be needed or damage done by inmates.
  • Observing cameras for inmate movement in pods, entry into the building and security of the facility.
  • Observing staff when they are interacting with inmates in pods.
  • Answering phone calls from the public and other agencies.
  • Filing of all paperwork and files.
  • Re-stocking supplies.
  • Prepare briefing and work area for the next shift.
  • Oversee attorney/client needs.
  • Court proceedings.
  • Escort maintenance.
  • Cleaning of the facility and making sure inmate areas are being cleaned by inmates.
  • Cleaning all staff area, counter tops, computer systems, and removing trash daily.
  • Run cleaning gear, clean floors in secure areas, clean carpet in control.
  • Clean staff restrooms.
  • Review court docket and prepare court transportation if needed.
  • Check with sergeant to see if there any transports that came in after hours.
  • Prepare court paperwork and deliver it to district court, county attorney and district judge as needed.
  • Escort inmates to the nurse as needed.
  • Serve warrants and civil papers to inmates housed in the jail.
  • Arrest court commits and people who turn themselves in on warrants.
  • Maintain transport vehicles and record vehicle mileage.
  • Check transport vehicle restraints to ensure they are working properly.
  • Perform fingerprinting, VIN inspections and take walk-in reports.
  • Take incident statements in the jail and when the public comes in to report a crime.
  • Install car seats for the public.


  • Participate in remedial training to remain proficient.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Position Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age with no felony criminal record or domestic violence record.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; plus 1-3 years law enforcement experience generally preferred.
  • Certified as a Kansas Law Enforcement Officer
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Eligible for Master Deputy after 5 years of service with Miami County Sheriff


  • Computer software programs and applications such as MS Office, RMS, CAD, Watchguard, Open Fox
  • County and/or city government administration
  • Federal and state statutes
  • Police methods, procedures, and the rules of evidence
  • First aid principles and application
  • Defensive tactics, OC spray, Taser, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), handcuffing.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate goals, interests, and positions during discussions.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize
  • Manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Use of firearms


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, victims, suspects, and/or the general public
  • Ability to interact in a positive and professional manner to develop and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers, management, and general public.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the organization at any given point in time
  • Ability to operate computer programs/software/platforms, to include Microsoft Office and those that apply to the department
  • Ability to use basic office equipment
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality while handling citizens personal information
  • Ability to manage conflict and communicate effectively under stress
  • Ability to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in emergency situations
  • Ability to serve on the SWAT and Dive Teams
  • Ability to draw diagrams
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly during emergencies
  • Speak and write effectively
  • Ability to analyze police reports
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines

Physical Requirements

  • Work location(s) of the job:
    – Indoors – Constantly
    – Outdoors – Occasionally
    – Underground – Occasionally
  • Objectionable condition(s) found on the job:
    – Computer Use – Occasionally
    – Driving/Travel – Constantly
    – Stressful situations may occur when responding to emergency calls
    – Homicide Investigations
  • Undesirable health and safety condition(s) under which employee must perform:
    – Frequently works in dust/dirt, hot and/or cold conditions, noisy environments, exposure to fumes, offensive odors, and/or wet environmental conditions
  • Machines, Tools and/or Equipment Used:
    – Basic office equipment to include computer, copy machine, fax machine, printer, telephone system, cameras, radios
    – Uniform consisting of, vest, duty belt, holster with gun, taser, handcuffs, ammunition, radio, night stick, flashlight, OC spray, camera, ankle holster with gun, Remington long guns, and AR platform rifles.
    – Firearms
    – Patrol vehicles, command center, other equipment necessary in emergencies / investigations
  • Physical characteristics/requirements of the job:
    – Sit/Stand/Walk – Constantly
    – Kneeling – Occasionally
    – Crouching – Occasionally
    – Using Fingers/hands – Constantly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
    – Talking – Constantly
    – Hearing – Constantly
    – Seeing – Constantly
    – Vision Abilities – close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
    – Lifting/Moving – Occasionally; maximum weight of 100 pounds

Additional Information


100% paid medical insurance for HDHP single coverage,

80% county-paid premium for PPO and family coverage on all plans

Health Savings Account:

County Annual Contribution: $2,535.84 single, $4,433.28 family

County paid $30,000 life insurance for employee


11 paid holidays per year

Vacation: 96 hours per year

Sick leave: 96 hours per year

KPERS/KP&F retirement

Miami County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Please contact the Human Resources Department at if you require reasonable accommodation to apply or need additional information.