Company: Scott County Human Resources
Posted on: May 17, 2022
The Scott County Civil Service Commission hereby announces an open
and competitive Civil Service examination for the purpose of
establishing a roster for the position of Deputy Sheriff.
- $58,635 plus a generous benefit package. Individuals ILEA
certified are eligible for a $3000 hiring bonus.
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., June 1, 2022.
Applicants must complete a physical agility test and a written
examination, administered by the Civil Service Commission, on June
18th or June 26th, 2022. Applicants must indicate a preference
regarding which date to test when completing their application.
Date preference is subject to availability and applicants will be
notified after June 5th as to which date they've been scheduled
for. Check-in for the physical agility test is at 8:00 a.m. at a
location to be announced. The written examination will be
administered after the physical agility test beginning at 12 p.m.
at a location to be announced.
Candidates must pass a detailed background investigation with no
domestic assault or felony convictions. Successful candidates will
be required to pass a post-offer physical exam including a drug
screen, a psychological exam, and will be subject to a polygraph
Under general supervision, the Sheriff's Deputy investigates
reported and observed violations of laws and ordinances, patrols
assigned areas, and responds to a variety of emergency calls to
support and maintain the safety of Scott County citizens and
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Essential functions, as defined under the
Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following
representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all
functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class.
Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin
work at their assigned work location on the specified days and
hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not
routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Work assigned criminal cases of varying degree; performs
investigative duties to include interviewing and interrogating
witnesses, victims, and suspects, preparing and executing search
warrants, securing crime scenes, and collecting evidence.
- Works with Federal and State prosecutors in the prosecution of
offenders; testifies in court as required; assists other agencies
with investigations as needed.
- Service of mental injunctions, service of civil papers,
execution of eviction.
- Responds to phone calls regarding criminal complaints, civil
issues, gun permits, traffic accidents, and domestic disputes;
provides first aid at traffic accidents, domestic disturbance
scenes, and other situations as needed; makes arrests as
- Patrols assigned area; investigates any suspicious, dangerous,
or illegal activities observed; conducts traffic stops and issues
citations as appropriate.
- Assist in running the firearms program to include range
instruction, qualification instruction, scoring, records, firearms
maintenance, issuance, and return of firearms; maintains
- Assists in the registration of sex offenders and answers
questions from citizens and other agencies related to sex
offenders; assists with sex offender compliance checks,
neighborhood notifications, and sweeps.
- May assist in investigation of crime scenes, interrogation of
suspects, interviewing of witnesses, securing of evidence, and
serving of legal papers.
- Assists with training new hires through the Field Training
- Attends and participates in training, continuing education, and
- May be trained and assigned special assignments such as
Evidence Technician, Criminal Investigation, Accident
Investigation, Emergency Services Team, or multi-jurisdictional
- Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his//her actions, the
County PRIDE philosophy.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Standards for Initial Consideration
Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND successful
completion of required Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) training
courses. Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of
appointment. Applicant must be able to pass ILEA testing
requirements and an extensive background check including polygraph
- Local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and
- Quick and calm reactions in emergency situations.
- Hand to hand combat and self-defense techniques.
- Evidence collection and handling practices and procedures,
including proper chain of custody.
- Investigation, interview, and interrogation teLochniques and
- Conflict negotiation and de-escalation methods.
- Court systems and legal procedures.
- Operating law enforcement tools and equipment in accordance
with safety procedures and proper handling techniques.
- Preparing clear and concise reports.
- Diffusing volatile and potentially dangerous
- Maintaining standard of physical fitness to complete essential
functions of the job.
- Proper firearm use and operation of motor vehicles within
- Evaluating situations to determine and apply proper use of
- Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff,
outside agencies, and the public.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
License and Certification Requirements:
- Must possess a valid Iowa State Driver's license.
- Must possess an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) issued
Peace Officer certification or obtain certification within one (1)
year of hire.
- Additional certifications may be required after hire depending
on division assignment.
- Must reside in Scott County within 90 days of appointment.
Physical Demands and Working Environment:
- Work is performed throughout Scott County and requires exposure
to potentially dangerous situations and people, extreme weather
conditions, blood borne pathogens, and hazardous
- May be required to apply physical force and defensive tactics
to prevent or de-escalate dangerous altercations.
- May be required to be available or "on-call" during off-duty
The following is a glance summary of benefits provided to non-union
County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective
bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific
Medical, Dental and Vision InsuranceScott County provides major
medical, dental and optical insurance coverage to all eligible full
and part-time employees. The single premium for the benefits and a
portion of the dependent premium is paid by the County. A
prescription drug benefit is included in the medical plan, which
covers the full cost of prescribed covered drugs after a deductible
is satisfied. Additional information concerning insurance benefits
will be provided upon enrollment.
Life InsuranceThe County provides each eligible employee coverage
under a group life insurance policy.
Long Term DisabilityBenefit eligible employees are provided with a
long term disability insurance policy with the premium paid
entirely by the County. The amount of coverage is percentage of the
employee's annual salary, following a determination of eligibility
and a waiting period. Specific details are found in the insurance
Employee Assistance ProgramUnitedHealthcare's Care24 offers
confidential, professional counseling to Scott County employees and
their dependents. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week at no cost.
Employee WellnessScott County makes employee wellness a priority
through a variety of resources and programs.
Iowa Public Employees Retirement SystemThe Iowa Public Employees
Retirement System, designed as a supplement to Social Security,
required mandatory participation by all County employees unless
specifically excluded by law. Employees contribute to IPERS through
payroll deduction each pay period. An employee is vested after
seven years. When retiring at age 55 or older, there is a monthly
payout of employee and County contributions.
Deferred CompensationThe County offers a deferred compensation
program for employees interested in placing a portion of their
current income into a tax-sheltered investment plan for the purpose
of building retirement security. Participation in this program is
entirely voluntary. Non-represented employees are eligible for
County matching contributions of $.50 for every dollar up to
$1,000.00 per year as explained in the Human Resources Policy
Manual. Bargaining Unit employees should consult their
Flexible Spending AccountsThe County offers employees the option of
using a portion of their before tax compensation for one or more of
the following flexible benefit plans - 1) Premium only plan for
health insurance premium; 2) Dependent Care Reimbursement Account;
3) Health Care Reimbursement Account.
Tuition ReimbursementAfter the employee's probationary period has
been completed, the County will reimburse 75% of the cost for
tuition and books with a maximum reimbursement of $1200 per year.
The course(s) must be work related and the employee must receive a
"C" or better as the final grade. Requests must be approved by the
Human Resources Director. If in a union, please refer to your
contract book or contact HR for reimbursement details.
Holiday ScheduleThe County recognizes 10 holidays and generally
provides two (2) floating holidays. (The applicability of holidays
may be dependent on the employee group.) Fixed holidays are set by
the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Administrative Policies.
Vacation ScheduleScott County employees accrue paid vacation time,
prorated on a pay period basis as follows:
Years of Continuous Service - Hours per Year - Accrual Rate Per Pay
Less than 1 year: 48 hours - 1.85 hoursMore than 1 year, less than
5 years: 80 hours - 3.08 hoursMore than 5 years, less than 13
years: 120 hours - 4.62 hoursMore than 13 years, less than 20
years: 160 hours - 6.16 hoursOver 20 years: 200 hours - 7.70
Leaves of AbsenceScott County provides leaves of absences for
sickness, maternity, death in the family, inclement weather, civil
leave, military, on-the-job injury, and public service. The
policies concerning paid and unpaid leaves of absence and the
procedures to apply for a leave are governed by the Scott County
Day Care ReferralCommunity Child Care Resource & Referral Center
links parents with innovative child care services and benefits at
no cost to the employee. The agency offers access to childcare
referrals to an employee twice within a six-month period. Referrals
can also be arranged for employees who work nontraditional hours or
Direct DepositEmployees' pay is conveniently deposited in their
bank account every other Friday.
Employee RecognitionIn appreciation for their long-standing
contribution to County service, eligible full and part-time
employees shall receive a recognition award beginning at five years
of continuous service and every five years thereafter at the
regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting. In recognition
of outstanding service, an employee (nominated and selected by
fellow employees) is recognized as Scott County Employee of the
Scott County is an Equal Opportunity // Affirmative Action
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