Definition and Class Characteristics Under general supervision, performs difficult and responsible law enforcement and crime prevention work by patrolling assigned areas, answering calls and complaints, and making preliminary investigations of crimes; assists in law enforcement identification processing; and performs related work as required.
Deputy Sheriff I:
This is the entry level training class in the series. Under close supervision of superior officers and until they have completed the required California POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) Basic Training Course and Nevada County Sheriff's Office field training program, incumbents perform a wide variety of law enforcement duties. Incumbents who successfully complete POST Basic Training Course, and one year of probation, usually advance to the next higher level of Deputy Sheriff II.
Deputy Sheriff II:
This is the fully trained journey level classification in the series. Under general supervision, incumbents can be assigned the full range of difficult law enforcement duties on patrol. Incumbents in this class may perform in a lead capacity.
Examples of Duties Essential:
- Patrols assigned areas in a vehicle or on foot and answers calls for protection of life and property
- Conducts preliminary investigations, interrogates witnesses, gathers evidence and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities; substantiates findings of fact in court
- Serves warrants, civil documents and makes arrests
- Conducts Coroner's investigations and completes reports
- Assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in investigations and arrests; maintains departmental files and records
- Maintains firearms and other equipment in good working condition
- Prepares detailed reports of all activities
- If assigned to a contract city/town, provides for the investigation and documentation of traffic collisions, apprehension and arrest of persons driving under the influence, and routine traffic law enforcement
- Performs jailer and/or bailiff duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills Required QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: The required level and scope of the following knowledge and skills relate to the level of the position as defined in the class characteristics.
- Principles and practices of crime prevention, investigation and identification techniques
- Criminal law with reference to apprehension, arrest and custody of persons including rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and presentation of evidence for all types of cases
- Principles and practices of record keeping and report writing
- Current laws and case law decisions involving crimes
- The court system, search warrant preparation and execution, civil-coroner policies and procedures
- Techniques for effectively dealing with the public in person and over the telephone
- Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work
- Reading and understanding departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws and ordinances
- Analyzing and interpreting legal codes, police problems and criminal evidence
- Adopting quick, effective and reasonable courses of actions while considering surrounding hazards and circumstances
- Understanding and following written and oral instructions
- Preparing and maintaining clear and accurate records and reports
- Learning the use and care of small firearms
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
- Dealing with people of various racial, ethnic and economic groups in a tactful and effective manner
- Controlling resisting individuals with a minimum of force necessary to effect an arrest
- Exercising good judgement and making sound decisions under a variety of conditions
Education and Experience Required Level I:
Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade. Completion of at least 30 units of college education is desired from an accredited college or university.
Level II (in addition to the above):
Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and one year of experience in a position equivalent to Deputy Sheriff I with Nevada County within the last three years. Completion of at least 45 units of college education from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 2.0 or above is desired and may qualify for advanced-step hiring.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Completion of POST basic training course within six (6) years if never employed as a peace officer or three (3) years if employed as a peace officer; OR
Completion of POST basic requalification course administered by the State Commission on POST with no longer than a three (3) year break of employment as a peace officer (possession of a valid POST Basic certificate will satisfy this requirement).
Proof of either A) or B) must be submitted at the time of application.
Possession of a valid, California POST BASIC Certificate; AND
Proof of no more than a three (3) year break of employment as a peace officer; OR
Completion of POST basic requalification course administered by the State Commission on POST with no longer than a three (3) year break of employment as a peace officer (possession of a valid POST Basic certificate will satisfy this requirement).Closing Date/Time: