Company: Sutter County Human Resources
Location: yuba city
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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Possession of California P.O.S.T. Basic or Intermediate
Certificate: $5,203 - $6,728
Possession of California P.O.S.T. Advanced Certificate: $5,481 -
Under direct supervision of the Patrol Sergeant, performs law
enforcement and crime prevention work. Shift work, standby, call
back, and holiday, evening and weekend work is required. Deputy
Sheriffs may be assigned to road patrol, boat patrol, special
investigations, K-9 and/or other areas. This position requires
shift work, weekends, evenings, overtime and 12-hour shifts.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not
to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be
required and assigned.
- Enforces all applicable codes, laws and regulations (both
traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property,
prevent crime, and promote security.
- Patrols designated areas via motor vehicle, via boat, or on
foot to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic
- Prevents/discovers commission of crime; inspects premises of
residential/commercial buildings/properties to detect suspicious
- Apprehends, arrests and processes criminals, fugitives and
offenders; writes citations.
- Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers, including domestic
disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing
persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists,
- Conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims,
complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gathers
information and evidence; secures crime scenes.
- Participates in court activities; testifies in judicial
proceedings; performs various court-related functions as assigned
(e.g., serves warrants, subpoenas, and civil process
- Provides traffic control and police protection for events such
as parades, processions, funerals, ball games, school crossings,
etc.; provides security/escort services to individuals, businesses
or others as appropriate.
- Inspects and maintains assigned patrol vehicle, uniform,
- Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general
public; educates the public on laws, law enforcement, crime
prevention, drug abuse, etc.
- Responds to questions, complaints and requests for
information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general
public, court personnel, employees, officials, motorists, other
agencies, or other persons; takes and relays messages and/or
directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as
- Prepares and maintains reports, files, logs, records,
citations, forms and other documentation; performs other clerical
duties; maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins,
map books, etc., for reference and/or review.
Assignment to Boat Patrol Unit may include :
- Patrols County waterways; plans and executes rescue/recovery
- Provides boat patrol at water-related events.
- Provides education to the general public by conducting
demonstrations and presentations regarding boating and safety.
Assignment to K-9 Unit may include :
- Works with specialized K-9 Unit to detect drugs, conduct
searches, control suspects, provide crowd control, or provide
- Trains and handles dogs; coordinates K-9 demonstration
- Assists in developing K-9 Unit budget and monitoring related
Assignment to Special Investigations Unit may include :
- Investigates crimes and related law enforcement problems;
conducts investigations into financial, juvenile, vice, homicide,
narcotic, auto theft, property, robbery, assault, gang-related, and
- Examines crime scenes for clues and evidence; makes photographs
or diagrams of crime scenes and evidence; collects, evaluates and
preserves evidence; checks for latent fingerprints; maintains
control over physical evidence gathered; records and stores
- Identifies potential witnesses and suspects; conducts
interviews to gather information; takes statements; verifies
truth/accuracy of statements.
- Coordinates/directs activities of informants in the gathering
of information and evidence.
- Formulates, implements and conducts strategic operations
leading to potential arrest of suspects; determines whether
probable cause exists to conduct searches; obtains search warrants
and conducts searches.
- Conducts stakeouts and undercover operations as necessary.
- Determines whether sufficient evidence exists to substantiate
an arrest; obtains arrest warrants; makes arrests or turns warrants
over to other law enforcement personnel for service.
- Prepares detailed investigative reports and records; reviews
investigative information; assists in determining whether cases are
ready for prosecution.
EXAMPLES OF MARGINAL DUTIES
- May participate in special tactical team operations, responding
to situations involving hostages, barricaded persons, high-risk
drug raids, missing person searches, riots, and other situations
requiring special weapons and tactical team assistance;
participates in related training activities.
- May provide training or instruction to other deputies as
assigned; field training officer responsibilities may be
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The following are the minimum qualifications for this position.
Possession of these qualifications does not ensure that an
applicant will be interviewed. Applications will be reviewed in
comparison with all other applications received.
Ability to: Learn, understand, interpret and apply rules, laws,
ordinances, and departmental policies pertaining to law enforcement
work; enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the
rights of others; learn law enforcement and crime prevention
techniques, principles, procedures, and methods; learn the county
road system, waterway system, and geographical layout of the area;
learn first aid and CPR techniques; learn law enforcement and
emergency radio communication systems and radio codes used in
public safety work; react quickly and effectively under emergency
conditions; effectively interview and interrogate individuals;
accurately remember names, faces, numbers, and events; prepare
clear and concise reports and records; establish and maintain
effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the
general public; communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
learn to operate standard and specialized police equipment,
machinery, and tools; exercise care in proper driving of
departmental vehicles; operate standard office equipment; and
utilize various software programs relevant to the position.
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPUTY SHERIFF LATERAL ENTRY: Deputy Sheriff
Lateral Entry candidates must possess a P.O.S.T Basic Certificate
or above AND be currently employed as a full-time , sworn peace
officer in a California law enforcement agency.
Essential Duties require the following physical skills and work
Ability to use firearms in a safe manner; ability to think and act
quickly in emergencies; effectively deal with personal danger;
maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of
assigned duties and responsibilities which may include effecting
arrests, subduing resisting individuals, chasing fleeing subjects,
running, walking, crouching, or crawling during emergency
operations, moving equipment and injured/deceased persons, climbing
stairs/ladder, performing life-saving and rescue procedures;
operate assigned equipment and vehicles; maintain effective
audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making
observation and communicating with others.
Other Requirements: Shall not have been convicted of a felony in
this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of
any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction which
would have been a felony if committed in this state, pursuant to
Government Code, Section 1029; shall have a good moral character as
determined by a thorough background investigation pursuant to
Government Code Section 1031; shall be a citizen of the State of
California pursuant to Government Code 24103. Must be at least 21
years of age at the time of appointment. Must successfully complete
a pre-placement medical examination which includes drug screening.
Assignment to Boat Patrol may require completion of specialized
training in basic and/or advanced boating, advanced diving, and/or
water rescue. Assignment to K-9 Unit may require completion of
specialized K-9 Training certification.
License or Certificate: Must possess and maintain a valid
California Driver's License.
The recruitment process for this position includes completing an
application, successful participation in the POST Pellet-B written
examination; physical agility test and participating in oral
interview(s). Please notify the Human Resources Department when
applying if you believe you have a disability, which would make it
difficult to participate in any portion of the recruitment process
and would require reasonable accommodation. Sutter County reserves
the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for
accommodation. Offers of employment are contingent upon a thorough
background investigation, drug testing, medical examination,
psychological evaluation and fingerprinting in addition to other
appropriate requirements of the position.
NOTE: Sutter County utilizes E-Verify to confirm the eligibility of
employees to work in the United States.
The County of Sutter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County
will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with
disabilities. Sutter County encourages both incumbents and
individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential
accommodations with the employer.
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