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Sheriff's Department - Deputy Sheriff

County of York
Job Description
Position Summary

The Purpose of the York County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff is to serve and support the citizens of York County and the Justice System through efficiency and professionalism. To provide care and secure custody of detainees, security of courthouse facilities, safety of employees and citizens, and to serve warrants and civil process in a diligent manner while protecting and respecting the rights of all.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

Must be able to complete Basic new hire training (pre-academy) consisting of:
 
  1. 40 hour firearms Certification
  2. OC Certification
  3. Expandable Baton Certification
  4. Nims 100 and 700 Certifications
  5. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification
 
  • Must be able to complete Courtroom Security Procedures           
    • 80  F.T.O. Hours
  • Must be able to complete Central Booking Procedures  
    • 160  F.T.O. Hours
  • Must be able to complete Prisoner Transport Procedures
    • 24  F.T.O. Hours
  • Must be able to complete Civil Process Procedures                
    • 160  F.T.O. Hours
  • Must be able to complete Warrant Process Procedures    
    • 80  F.T.O. Hours
  • Successfully complete a one-year probationary period of employment.
  • Act as a representative of the Sheriff with his same authority
  • Attend and successfully complete the state mandated 19- week Deputy Sheriff's Basic Training Academy and be issued an Act 2 certification number by the Deputy Sheriff's Education and Training Board within one year of date of hire.
  • Must be able to acquire electronic incapacitation devices certifications (Taser, Ice Shield. React Belt, etc.) and re-certifications
  • Must be able to complete annual firearms qualifications
  • Must be able to complete bi-annual OC certification
  • Must have and maintain certification of the JNET system.
  • Must be able to display knowledge of sheriff's computer S-drive (access and use)
  • Must be able to operate the Live Scan and C-Pin equipment. (fingerprint / photograph processing)
  • Must be able to conduct warrant searches utilizing all available computer resources.
  • Must be able to operate desktop computers, fax machines, copiers and other standard office equipment.
  • Issue permits to carry firearms and perform background investigations
  • Issue firearm licenses to county firearm dealers
  • Must be able to react quickly and calmly to emergency situations and must possess good communication skills
  • Must be able to learn and understand the operation of Mobile Data Computers (computers installed in vehicles equipped with Computer Automated Dispatch)
  • Must be able to learn and understand the operation of the MA/COM P25 trunked radio system. Use proper radio procedures as describe by the Sheriff's Office and the York County Department of Emergency Services
  • Must be able to maintain Deputy Sheriff Act 2 certification by completing required update training every two years. (20 hours of training)
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other police departments and law enforcement agencies on related tasks and details
  • Must have the ability to learn within a short period of time the variety of rules and procedures related to his/her duties
  • A deputy sheriff will, at all times whether on or off duty, adhere to all policies of the Sheriff's Office as recorded in the Rules and Procedures Manual
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and make proper notifications when required. A deputy sheriff must be able to take and follow orders
  • Must be able to work well with the public and possess a professional demeanor at all times
  • Must be able to conduct prisoner transports to and from correctional facilities, detention centers, medical facilities, police departments, and all other associated places of business
  • Must be able to search prisoners and inventory property.
  • Must be able to collect fines, costs, bail, and collateral payments and issue receipts when necessary
  • Must be able to use prisoner emergency restraint chair in a proficient manner
  • Must have working knowledge of the video arraignment process
  • Must have knowledge of process to register Megan's Law offenders
  • Must be able to provide security for court proceedings ensuring a safe environment for the judges, court personnel, juries, victims, witnesses, prisoners, and all others
  • Must be able to perform inspections of courtrooms and prisoner holding cells
  • Must be able to assist other departments in county facilities with security
  • Provide assistance to other agencies such as Probation, Domestic Relations, District Attorney's Office, and Children and Youth Services
  • Must have a working knowledge of different types of warrants and detainers to ensure proper service and processing
  • Must possess the knowledge of all paperwork involving the release, incarceration, and transportation of prisoners
  • Must be able to restrain prisoners via handcuffs, shackles, and associated equipment.  A deputy sheriff may require physical effort in restraining and subduing individuals.  These types of tasks may prove to be hazardous
  • Must be able to safely operate motor vehicles assigned to the Sheriff's Office.  This includes transporting prisoners and if necessary emergency response modes
  • Must be able to operate security equipment with the capability to analyze and recognize items as they pass thru the X-Ray Machines. 
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time while assigned to security details
  • Must be able to serve subpoenas, levies, possessions, judgments, break and enter orders, garnishments, mortgage foreclosures, sale notices, seizures, protection from abuse orders, indirect criminal contempt complaints, and domestic relations notices
  • Must be able to conduct personal property sales
  • Must be able to complete certified bike school and conduct bike patrols in assigned areas
  • Must be able to perform foot patrol during scheduled shift
  • Must have the ability to properly monitor and control inmates at court proceedings
  • Must be aware of safety procedures for staff and inmate injuries. In addition, must have the ability to learn and practice methods of emergency first aid and CPR
  • Must be able to work and communicate in conjunction with the corrections officers at York County Prison
  • Must be able to complete criminal complaints, traffic, and non-traffic citations
  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend the PA Crimes Code, PA Vehicle Code, and PA Laws of Criminal Procedure
  • Be able to follow all safety regulations when processing and handling evidence
  • Be able to count and record large sums of currency, print & complete legibly all required documentation pertaining to the security of currency.
  • Must have the ability to read, understand, and follow all procedures pertaining to the processing and handling of seized weapons upon arrest or execution of a Protection From Abuse Order
  • Be able to safely secure and unload all weapons, handling all weapons in a safe manner
  • Complete incident reports involving criminal and non-criminal activity.  He/she must have the ability to recall detail and write in a grammatically correct manner that communicates all points in an understandable way to the reader of said documents
  • Testify in court proceedings
  • Prevention of crime, including detection and apprehension of criminals.  To examine any person whom is believed to be engaged in unlawful activity and investigate or assist the proper agency in the investigation of such persons or activity within the scope of his/her authority
  • Must comply with and enforce laws, ordinances, rules and regulations with firmness and impartiality in a manner that brings no disrespect to the Office of Sheriff

 

Essential Requirements

 

  • Individuals within the position shall be twenty-one years of age or older
  •  In good physical condition with weight and height requirements of comparable normality.  Must be able to pass the physical agility requirements as mandated by the Deputy Sheriff's Academy as a prerequisite for employment 
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania operator's license and a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms Permit
  • Not have any prior pending criminal record and/or conviction(s), other than minor traffic violations or have any pending civil actions 
  • High school diploma or equivalent and advanced education or training within a certified law enforcement program, or a degree in criminal justice (or related field of study) or a combination of work experience and education.
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