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Deputy Sheriff

Company: Scott County Human Resources
Location: Davenport
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

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.
Starting Salary:

  • $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 examination.
    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 visitors.
    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 function.
    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 required.
    • 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 inventory.
    • 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 Program (FTO).
    • Attends and participates in training, continuing education, and re-certifications.
    • May be trained and assigned special assignments such as Evidence Technician, Criminal Investigation, Accident Investigation, Emergency Services Team, or multi-jurisdictional units.
    • 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 test.

        Knowledge of:

        • Local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
        • 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 methods.
        • Conflict negotiation and de-escalation methods.
        • Court systems and legal procedures.

          Skill in:

          • 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 situations.
          • Maintaining standard of physical fitness to complete essential functions of the job.
          • Proper firearm use and operation of motor vehicles within established guidelines.
          • Evaluating situations to determine and apply proper use of force.
          • Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and the public.
          • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
          • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

            Supplemental Information
            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 chemicals.
              • 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 hours.

                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 contract provisions.
                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 plan document.
                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 agreements.
                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 Period
                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 hours
                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 Personnel policies.
                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 shifts.
                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 Quarter.
                Scott County is an Equal Opportunity // Affirmative Action Employer
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