Department: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office
Position: Deputy Sheriff – Part Time
Salary Range: $11.52 per hour
Posting Dates: August 16, 2018 – Open Until Filled
Description of Work: Employees in this class perform a variety of law enforcement duties in the areas of patrol, criminal and civil paper processing, community policing, crime prevention, and community service. Work includes patrolling a geographic region within the County during a shift in a patrol car, preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime, helping victims, performing traffic control work, apprehending suspects, testifying in court, and executing related assignments. Duties also include serving criminal court papers such as warrants and subpoenas, as well as receiving and serving civil process papers such as civil summons and executions. Employees may also be required to serve as bailiff and supervise the activities of the court. Employees must exercise judgment, initiative and calm control when performing duties. Work involves frequent public contact, which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers. Work is often performed under stressful emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazards. The employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement including working with both inside and outside environments, in extreme cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as exposure to atmospheric conditions, noise, vibration, and physical conditions. Employees may be subject to Level Ell OSHA Standards on blood-borne pathogens depending upon area of assignment, and may be required to work in close quarters. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Deputy Sheriff Sergeant or Chief Deputy, and is evaluated through observation, review of reports, and discussions concerning how particular incidents or activities were handled.
Preferred Education and Experience: Completion of high school and some law enforcement training or experience preferred, possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Education and Experience: Before assignment to sworn duties, employee must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and have completed requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Sheriff Training and Standards Council for certified law enforcement officers.
Application Process: Application packets must be picked up at and submitted to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, 91 Commercial Park Avenue, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Only qualified applicants will be referred for an interview.
Pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol testing, criminal background check and a physical are required following a conditional offer of employment. Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or provisions of service.