Position Summary THE BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CURRENT FULL-TIME AND FUTURE DEPUTY SHERIFF OPENINGS ! The Benton County Sheriff's Office is Now Accepting Applications for a Full-Time Deputy Sheriff. For 2022 the Starting Pay is $28.29 per hour with Current Career Potential up to $38.81 per hour Plus Opportunities for Shift Differential, Uniform Allowance and Additional Benefits. Candidates with Law Enforcement Experience are Eligible to Receive Up to One Step of Advanced Placement on Our Pay Scale for Each Year of Full-Time Law Enforcement Experience. To Be Considered For This Position, Applicants Meeting Minimum Qualifications Will Need to Pass A Law Enforcement Video Test. PLEASE NOTE: The Law Enforcement Video Testing Session is Scheduled for Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, Starting at 9 am. Please Watch Your E-mail For More Information Regarding Testing Sign-Up Instructions . Those Candidates Who Meet the Minimum Qualifications Should Be Prepared to Attend That Day. VIDEO TESTING LOCATION: The Law Enforcement Video Testing will be held in the Benton County Boardroom; Located at 531 Dewey Street, Foley, MN 56329. A PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST will also be Required Prior to Interviews. PLEASE NOTE: The Physical Agility Testing is Scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, with an Arrival Time of 7:30 am to Allow Time for Check-In; Physical Agility Test to Start Promptly at 8 am. Please Watch Your E-mail for More Information Regarding Testing Sign-Up Instructions . CLICK HERE For More information on the Required Deputy Sheriff Physical Agility Test Requirements. Position Summary Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property and enforce state and local laws and ordinances throughout Benton County. CLICK HERE To Be Directed To The Sheriff's Office Page On The Benton County Website! Here You Will Learn More About The Benton County Sheriff's Office. View Items such as The Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Strategic Plan, And Key Responsibilities! CLICK HERE And Check Out Some of The Quick Links On The Sheriff's Office Page! Essential Duties and Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities Essential Functions A. Patrols within Benton County for the prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances. B. Protects life and property through answering calls for service, patrol activities, criminal investigations, enforcement of laws, crime prevention, and providing other general assistance as needed to the citizens of Benton County. C. Responds to emergencies and promotes public safety. C.1. Performs emergency first aid. C.2. Assists other agencies such as emergency medical services, fire and rescue, etc. D. Conducts welfare checks on individuals or families for local agencies including Human Services. E. Enforces DNR, Off Road Vehicle, Boat and Water, and Snowmobile laws and regulations. F. Interacts with and manages individuals who are in emotional crisis or suffering from mental illness. G. Creates and maintains professional relationships with community members and other agencies. H. Creates and updates a variety of reports and forms for court prosecution, other agencies, and local and state reporting. I. Serves civil process and arrest warrants. J. Completes predatory offender checks. K. Testifies in court and performs bailiff duties at courts. Additional Functions A. Attends trainings as needed. B. Serve as Deputy in Charge during absences of supervisors. C. Maintains equipment and patrol vehicles. D. Maintains, trains, and learns to use developing technological devices. E. Assists in community outreach events such as Police Activities League (PALS) and ATV/Snowmobile Youth Safety Programs. F. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. Minimum Qualifications - Training and Experience Required Qualifications Minimum Qualifications A. Associate degree in criminal justice or related area; and B. Eligible to obtain a Minnesota Peace Officer License. C. Valid MN Driver’s License. Preferred Qualifications A. Prior law enforcement work experience. Conditions of Employment A. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive in the state of Minnesota. B. Must successfully complete a background check. This includes psychological, drug, and alcohol. C. Must complete and pass pre-employment testing. D. Obtain and maintain certifications and licensures. D.1. Within six months of hire. D.1.1. EMR, Taser training, firearms, Use of Force and BCA Single certification. D.1.2. Standard field sobriety testing, Portals training and OC certification. E. Ability to work extended, evening and weekend hours as needed. F. Ability to travel within your daily work assignment. G. Ability to travel within Minnesota, including extended overnight stays. H. Must comply with organizational and departmental policies. I. Performs physical/mental demands of the work environment requirements for this position. J. Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours, and outside regular hours, as necessary. K. Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers. L. Must comply with data practices policies and standards relative to not public data. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility. While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measures to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason. Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished the public data must be properly stored according to county policies and the Minnesota Statutes. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Physical Demands and Working Conditions Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A. Working knowledge of local, state, and federal statutes, laws, and ordinances relevant to department operations. B. Knowledge of civil and criminal court proceedings. C. Knowledge of modern law enforcement methods and procedures including rules of evidence, forensic interviewing, investigative techniques, report writing and documentation. D. The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and have strong positive public relations skills. E. Knowledge of Benton County geography, street and highway system, and location of significant areas of attention. F. Ability to maintain effective public relations and deal with hostile or aggressive persons. G. Skill in use of law enforcement equipment and vehicles. H. Ability to apply professional judgement within overall goals. I. Ability to apply widely varied complex and significant variables, requiring analytical ability and inductive thinking in adapting policies, procedures, and methods to fit unusual and complex situations. J. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with frequent interaction to carry out organizational programs on matters requiring cooperation, explanation, and persuasion; or work requiring enforcement of laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures. Physical Demands & Working Conditions A. Work is performed in office and building environments as well as in vehicles and outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions. B. This position may encounter unexpected and prolonged workdays and stress and pressure from dealing with conflicts and physical altercations. C. This position may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and illegal/dangerous chemicals and substances. D. Likelihood of verbal abuse and violence exposure in the line of duty. E. This position is exposed to mental effort and stress. F. This position frequently performs work under moderate attention to detail and deadlines. G. This position is exposed to critical incidents/deadly force encounters which may involve the death/serious injury of suspects at the hands of a deputy. H. This position is exposed to critical incidents which may involve the death/ serious injury of deputy. Hours of Work A. Schedule to fit a 24 hours/day, 7 days/week demand. Equipment Utilized A. Office equipment and computer, Patrol vehicles including squad car, ATV, boats, law enforcement equipment and tools including firearms and medical equipment. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. The County Board, County Administrator or appropriate Elected Official retains the discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at any time. Benton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals and rages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Benton County offers an exceptional benefit package including paid time off and holiday pay. Also included in this benefit package is health, preventative dental and life insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts (Section 125 Plan); deferred compensation plan and Public Employees Retirement (pension). For a more detailed overview of our benefit package, Click Here.
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