Works under the general supervision of a Chief Deputy, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, or Corporal. Performs sheriff and/or municipal police type patrol, Corrections, code enforcement duties, court bailiff duties, court security services, service of criminal and civil process, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities.
Example of Duties:
MAJOR DUTIES: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.) Performs Law Enforcement and Corrections duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, City laws and ordinances, and Weber County Sheriff’s Office policy. Works assigned shifts and maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for response to emergencies or precedent.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Performs law enforcement and/or corrections functions including court security, patrol, investigation, detection, arrests, and reporting of incidents within his scope of authority. Ensures the chain of command is notified in the event of major incidents. Takes appropriate action when criminal violations are observed and when violations of laws, policy, merit rules, or Sheriff’s Office regulations are observed or reported. Advises supervisors on deployment of personnel during emergency responses. Maintains contact with all sheriff personnel and other law enforcement agencies to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provide general information about Sheriff’s Office activities. Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities. Analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities as needed. Prepares a variety of reports and records including required logs, field notes, investigative and follow up reports. Reviews completed documents for spelling, grammatical content, and accuracy and makes appropriate corrections. Coordinates activities with other deputies or other City, County, State, and Federal departments as needed and exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement/ corrections agencies. Maintains contact with Sheriff’s Office supervisory personnel to coordinate activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Sheriff’s Office activities.
PERIPHERAL DUTIES: May serve as a member of various employee committees or assignments. May supervise temporary or part-time staff, as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Education: High school diploma and current Special Functions Officer and Law Enforcement Officer and/or Basic Corrections Officer Certification (or Certifiable as such) from Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Experience: No Experience Required.
Knowledge: Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; Some knowledge of tying and data entry procedures; Working knowledge of spelling and grammar rules.
Abilities: Ability to make rapid and sound decisions under pressure; Ability to review reports and correct spelling, grammatical, and informational errors; Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions in emergency and non-emergency situations; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Must have current Special Functions Officer Certification, as well as Law Enforcement Officer and/or Basic Corrections Officer Certification (or certifiable as such) as defined by Utah State Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Must be adaptable to changing work hours to accommodate rotating shifts. Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment. Must possess, or be able to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Utah State drivers license without record of suspension or revocation in any state. Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not allowed. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must be able to initiate forcible arrests of combative violators. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Weber County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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