Deputy - Sumner County
I (KLETC Certified Officer Preferred) Full-time
Starting Pay $17.87
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
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.
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.
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.