Sheriff’s Deputy

Chattanooga, TN
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

Under direct supervision, patrols the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County in an assigned sector and district; answers service calls ranging from barking dogs to initial investigation of homicides; enforces law and regulations; investigates traffic accidents; and performs related duties as assigned.

$39,098.00 Annually

9/30/2019 4:00 PM Eastern


Operates a patrol car in performing neighborhood and business watches; writes reports (e.g. traffic, property, person, arrest; arrest supplements; etc.); appears in court to testify as required; photographs traffic accident scenes; re-contacts victims to gather additional information; arrests offenders based on probable cause; maintains patrol vehicle including refueling and performing minor/routine maintenance; observes appropriate radio communications while discussing law enforcement matters with dispatchers.

Reconstructs accident scenes, including fatalities and serious injuries; presents findings of accidents to District Attorney's office for prosecution; uses proactive, highly visible law enforcement techniques to prevent accidents; safeguards life and property; processes crimes coming into the jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Office; serves as canine patrol officer providing training of canines; answers calls and conducts drug searches, and fugitive tracking; answers domestic violence calls and assists in the mediation of same.

Serves as School Resource Officer for a local school providing an experienced law enforcement officer, counseling services to students, parents, and faculty; presents educational programs, campus activities, and club activities; serves as a bridge between students and teachers, students and parents, and students and the community; increases student awareness that contraband such as weapons and illegal substances will not be tolerated on campus.

Identifies drunk or impaired drivers and affects an arrest to remove them from the highways; prepares for court presentation to assist in the positive prosecution of suspects; performs investigation of traffic accidents; collects evidence and property from the scene; draws conclusions as to what happened and the responsible party; protects the residents of Hamilton County through law enforcement activities aimed at eliminating the criminal element from the community.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Per CSM 804 Special Register, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED; be currently certified as a law enforcement officer in good standing; graduated from a Basic Police Academy; prefer two (2) years of full time POST certified law enforcement experience but not required; and pass a physical agility test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups, one mile, pull-ups and squat/thrusts to be administered by the department's training division.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of child psychology as used in the assignment of School Resource Officer.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of available resources for providing youth with activities as an alternative to street activities.
Knowledge of the psychological makeup of criminal perpetrators.
Knowledge of criminal activities and methods of operation.
Skill in maintaining one's personal and professional standards.
Skill in developing and maintaining effective relations within the law enforcement community and throughout the county.
Skill in developing and maintaining manual and automated systems.
Skill in maintaining one's personal and professional standards.
Skill in analyzing data and drawing meaningful conclusions.
Skill in developing information resources from informants.
Skill in maintaining proficiency through ongoing training and education.