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Deputy Sheriff

Job Description:  
The Minnehaha County Sheriffs Office is accepting applications to join their patrol team as a Deputy Sheriff to provide law enforcement services throughout the County, including several surrounding towns. Previous law enforcement experience is not required and a comprehensive training program will be provided. Being a Deputy Sheriff with our organization means upholding the Minnehaha County Sheriffs Office mission to preserve public safety and quality of life in Minnehaha County
Our Deputies enjoy: • Full time pay/hours by working an average of only 15 shifts per month • Fri/Sat/Sun off every other week • Overtime opportunities • Advancement potential • Diverse specializations • Continuous training opportunities • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO and extended sick leave programs; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and a deferred compensation plan The hiring range is $24.18 - $26.05/hr with a full earning potential up to $35.03/hr. This posting may also be used to staff other vacancies at a lower pay grade. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Investigate illegal or suspicious activities. Conduct investigations. Interview victims and witnesses. Gather evidence. Enforce traffic laws. Maintain traffic flow at accidents. Assist accident victims. Investigate the cause of accidents. Issue citations. Serve warrants, subpoenas, complaints, and summonses. Perform civil process procedures including executions, foreclosures, lock-outs, civil paper service, and collection of fees. Locate and take individuals into custody on arrest warrants. Complete and maintain accurate records and report concerning crimes, incidents, information, traffic accidents, etc. Conduct staff training and development. Respond to dispatch calls. Mediate disputes. Respond to questions, complaints and requests for information and/or assistance from the public, media, legal, and medical staff, various agencies, etc. Administer first aid and CPR. Maintain and safely and appropriately use weapons, vehicle, and equipment. Provide testimony when required. Provide traffic control and police protection for special events. Provide community outreach. Attend meetings and ongoing trainings. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify to take the written examination: • Two years of college or vocational school (48 credit hours); 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 professional work experience. Must be a minimum of age 21 at the time of hiring. Must be eligible for certification under the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. Must pass a written examination. Basic knowledge of the principles, policies, procedures, codes, laws, and statutes of law enforcement operations. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartiality. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. Ability to
communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public. Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor. ***In addition to the online application, applicants must attach documentation including a college transcript, proof of law enforcement certification, or DD214 to verify their minimum qualifications. Documents may also be presented directly to Human Resources.***
Company:  
Minnehaha County
Job Location:  
Sioux Falls, SD
Salary Range:  
$24.18-$26.05
Application Procedure:  
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org Job #21-12 DEPUTY SHERIFF JA Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veterans status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.
Application Deadline:  
02-08-2021



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