Job Description This position for the position of Deputy Sheriff is located in Canton, SD, the county seat of South Dakota's fastest growing county. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office invites applications for several Deputy Sheriff positions. This individual will provide law enforcement services to maintain law and order throughout Lincoln County. Responsibilities include investigating illegal or suspicious activities and completing and maintaining accurate records and reports. ***The 2021 hiring range is $22.55/hr - $24.88/hr with a full earning potential up to $30.32/hr.*** Along with a comprehensive benefits package, night/weekend differential, 10 hour shifts, rotating weekend sched ule and specialty assignme nt pay - the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office offers: Strong community support, state of the art equipment, ongoing training opportunities, family-like culture and a take home car for those that live in Lincoln County. (Living in Lincoln County is not required.) Examples of Duties Include - Conduct vehicular patrol within the county perimeters, respond to calls for service, investigate the scenes of accidents and make reports appropriately. - Perform security checks of the perimeter and checks of the buildings and grounds. Patrol assigned area to enforce laws, issue citations for traffic violations, investigate crimes, collect evidence, conduct interviews, and arrests violators. Investigate illegal or suspicious activities of persons, quell disturbances and arrest law violators. Coordinate investigations with other agencies. - Assume control at traffic accidents to maintain traffic flow, assist accident victims and investigate causes of accidents. - Conduct area security checks with business and residences within the county. - Load, unload, aim and fire approved department firearms and meet qualification standards. - Prepare and serve warrants, subpoenas, summonses, etc. Confirm warrants. Locate and take persons into custody on arrest warrants. - Monitor communication channels, monitor dispatch calls, provide notification of accidents and emergencies, supervise response to emergency situations. - Respond to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance from the public, media, legal and medical staff, various agencies, etc., administer first aid and CPR, maintain weapons, vehicle, and equipment. Maintain and monitor the security of keys and equipment. - Provide protection to the courts and court officials, employees, witnesses, jurors, defendants, and the general public. Attend hearings and court proceedings as necessary. - Complete case reports of every action taken on the job, ensure all activity is properly documented. - Conduct follow up investigations in order to complete case reports for processing of case closure or further prosecution. - Assist new deputies with learning training and procedure protocols, keep current on changing protocols for the department. Minimum Qualifications Two years of college (Associate's degree) or vocational school in criminal justice, or a closely related field; or two years of work experience as a certified law enforcement officer; or two years of active, full-time military experience; or four years of military reserve experience; or four years of relevant work experience. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must pass a physical examination and a pre-employment drug test. Must be age 21 at the time of hiring. Must be eligible for certification under the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. **To be considered, candidates must submit transcripts, proof of law enforcement certification, or DD214 by attaching the documents to the online application or by submitting the documents to Human Resources. Please contact Human Resources with questions at 605-764-6609 or . Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, business, social science, or a closely related field plus three years; work experience as a certified law enforcement officer; three years of active, full-time military experience; five years of military reserve experience; or five years of comparable combination of education and experience. Experience/Knowledge with processing and preservation of physical evidence such as fingerprints, firearm evidence, physiological fluids, shoe and tire impressions. Knowledge of technical equipment for copying and editing patrol car videos and/or outside surveillance and media. Already a certified law enforcement officer? **If you are currently law enforcement certified you will not need to take the written examination but will need to attach your certification to your application. Upon the position closing, you will be contacted to schedule an onsite interview.
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