Sumner County

Deputy - Sumner County

Wellington, KS


Position:   Deputy I (KLETC Certified Officer Preferred) Full-time

Department:     Sheriff's Department

Starting Pay $18.41

Includes KPERS/KPF, Group Life Insurance, Single Health Insurance paid, Dental and Vision available at minimal employee contribution, Paid Holidays, Sick and Vacation Leave Accrual

Position Summary

Under the supervision of a Sergeant the Deputy position performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in Sumner County. The main responsibilities of this position include enforcing all federal, state and local laws in accordance with office rules and regulations. Duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. This work involves an element of personal danger. KLETC Certified Officer preferred.

Position Requirements

Experience:  One year of law enforcement experience preferred. Employee is expected to acquire the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months in the position.    

Education:  High school diploma or GED equivalent. Some college is preferred. Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in KSA 74-5605 “Qualifications of Applicant (Police Officer) for Training Course; Requirements” and complete 40 hours of continuing education training annually as required by the state law enforcement training commission. Must be in possession of or have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Technical Skills: Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, law enforcement techniques, good communication skills (written and oral) and mathematics. Must have the ability to proficiently operate communications equipment, weapons, and other related law enforcement equipment; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing; the ability to access, input and retrieve information from the computer.

Problem Solving:  Frequent problem solving exists. Problems involve handling citizens complaints, civil disputes, victim trauma, finding evidence for conviction of crime, and locating witnesses.

Decision Making:  Frequent decision making responsibilities. Decisions include determining whether to issue a warning, citation, make an arrest, or to use force in a situation.

Supervision: Work performance is reviewed by supervisor. Employee does not have supervisory responsibilities over personnel.

Financial Accountability: Employee is accountable for the proper recording and collection of evidence and valuables encountered in the performance of duties.

Personal Relations:  Continual contact with the general public and frequent contact with other law enforcement and emergency service personnel.

Working Conditions:  Adverse working conditions exist relating to public law enforcement. Hazardous, strenuous and dangerous situations may arise in the apprehension of alleged criminals, interviewing suspects and/or victims under extreme conditions. Adverse weather conditions when patrolling is a factor in this position. Shift work is required as is some overtime work.

Physical Requirements:  Must have the ability to pass and maintain all physical requirements and activities of the law enforcement training center and other hazardous, strenuous and dangerous activities during situations that may arise in the apprehension of alleged criminals or other conditions as they may occur. Between 5 – 10 % of the time requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry or push heavy (150 lbs or more) objects.