Sheriff Deputy

Akron, OH
Summit County Sheriff

Close Date 12/31/2023

Advertised Salary
$24.04 hourly
$1,923.20 bi-weekly
$50,003.20 annually

Job Description
Under general supervision , enforces laws, investigates crimes, provides security for correctional facilities, patrols assigned areas, serves individuals with summons, subpoenas, attachments and legal notices issued by courts, etc.; may serve in all areas under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff (e.g., Patrol, Investigations, Corrections, Court Services, etc.) as the operational needs of the Department dictate. Performs other related duties as required.


  • Patrols assigned County area, enforcing motor vehicle and other laws, and issues citations where applicable; watches for stolen vehicles and visits accident scenes to give assistance to injured parties; investigates conditions and causes of accidents; checks property within assigned jurisdiction; responds to criminal and civil complaints and conducts investigations; interviews complainants, witnesses, victims, suspects, etc.; operates various law enforcement equipment (e.g., KR-IO radar unit, Breathalyzer, Intoxilizer, radio, etc.); counsels crime victims. Performs additional. duties at the discretion of the Sheriff.
  • Maintains security and discipline of inmates in jail facility (e.g., monitors inmates during meals, bathing, sleeping, recreational and other activities; watches security screens, inspects mail and property for contraband, pornographic items, unauthorized forms and/or cash; checks identification of visitors; insures that law enforcement weapons are secured; patrols floor, housing units and recreational areas; searches inmates and housing units; counts and verifies inmates in area; monitors work performed in kitchen, laundry, or other designated areas, and controls use of dangerous equipment or supplies; escorts and/or monitors movement of inmates between areas of facility; searches incoming prisoners; receives and releases prisoners, etc.); monitors prisoners’ releases (e.g., assures that time has been served and no holders, detainers and/or active warrants exist) and/or assigns inmates in appropriate category by reviewing medical, emotional and behavioral situations, and makes housing assignments.
  • Performs other related duties (e.g., maintains inventory of inmate clothing and sends soiled items to laundry; makes prisoner property bags and forwards to property area; maintains control logs; answers telephone and questions of attorneys, parole and probation officers and law enforcement personnel; maintains logs of supplies issued to inmates; prepares reports of incidents; maintains records of food used, records special diets and prepares floor counts for each meal; maintains inventory of clothing and linen; secures inmate personal effects, maintains record of inmate funds and releases property; notifies agencies placing detainers on inmates when inmate is being released; and/or additional duties at the discretion of the Sheriff.
  • Conducts investigations and gathers evidence (e.g., interviews suspects, examines evidence, diagrams crime scenes, etc.) ; facilitates resolution of misdemeanor cases at pretrial stage (e.g., appears in lieu of arresting officer, obtains evidence for prosecutor’s use, concurs with plea bargaining, notifies arresting officer of disposition of case, etc.) ; conducts surveillance and makes arrests; runs checks and makes arrests; serves individuals with summons, subpoenas, attachments and legal notices issued by courts and makes arrests as necessary.
  • Appears in court as witness; takes, develops and prints photographs; maintains file of fingerprints; prepares case files and/or card index; prepares reports (e.g., prosecutor and/or Grand Jury information, incident, juvenile arrest, warrants, case disposition) ; performs other related duties (e.g., checks on possible warrants; sets up hearings for inmates with charges from other counties or agencies; logs and dispenses subpoenas for Deputies and inmates needed in court. Performs additional duties at the discretion of the Sheriff.


Required Qualifications
Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed below.

Completion of secondary education or GED equivalent, supplemented by completion of Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Program, per Section 109.77 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code. Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a current valid State of Ohio vehicle operator license and pass a Department required physical examination and substance screening. Must be able to successfully complete Correctional Training Programs as prescribed by the State of Ohio and Federal guidelines.