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Patrol Deputy Position


The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Patrol Deputy.  Applications will only be accepted through the close of business on June 28, 2019.

Starting salary range is $53,074 - $57,449 annually plus benefits depending on experience.  McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • Health insurance
  • Health & child care flexible spending program group 
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Optional Deferred Comp Plan
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays
The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office offers:
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Take home patrol vehicle
  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • Current technology, training, and equipment
  • Room for professional growth and career development


Job Description:


The Deputy Sheriff is under general supervision and shall exercise responsibilities for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Exercise independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations while exercising safe practices and procedures. Works under stressful, high risk conditions.


Essential Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Patrols an assigned district in a patrol vehicle on assignment for the purpose of observing the area for possible criminal activity or other conditions that could endanger public safety, investigating complaints, and enforcing laws; maintains high visibility.
  • Responds to emergency calls, such as robberies, burglaries, kidnapping, assaults, murders, and practices safety procedures in answering and responding to calls.
  • Investigates and reports accidents, dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
  • Investigates crimes, interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims; and gathers physical evidence and preserves for court; conducts follow up investigations as needed.
  • Apprehends arrests and detains criminal suspects and law violators when necessary; follows proper procedures when making arrests.  Enforces all Federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil and other official papers.
  • Serves as witness in court and provides evidence in court as required.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level


Job Requirements: 


  • Be of excellent moral character
  • Obtained a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass background investigation
  • Pass oral review board
  • ND POST Licensed or ND POST License eligible
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • No misdemeanor convictions within the last 3 years
  • No domestic violence convictions
  • No felony convictions


Knowledge:


  • Report preparation and record keeping
  • working knowledge of human behavior and various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Use of firearms, radio equipment, physical control devices, electric and electronic controls
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks


Skills:


  • Attending to multiple activities and sources of input simultaneously
  • Communicating tactfully and courteously with others
  • Thinking quickly, calmly, and clearly in emergency situations
  • Compiling, maintaining, processing, and preparing a wide variety of records and reports
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive and legally protected information
  • Assessing, prioritizing and determining appropriate response levels for law enforcement and related emergency situations

Physical Requirements

  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
  • Moderate work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and.or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Moderate work involves moving most of the time.  Jobs are moderate if walking and standing are required frequently and all other moderate criteria are met
  • Incumbents may be subject to travel.


Experience:


  • No prior law enforcement experience or training is required however experience is preferred
  • ND POST certified
  • POST certification transferable from another state
  • Prior law enforcement experience
  • Associates Degree or higher

Note

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the agency.

  







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