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Sheriff Patrol Officer (Deputy Sheriff) (Open Positions: 1)


Closes On: November 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST

Department: Sheriff
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $16.99 - Hourly
Status: Open Register
Details: Job Posting #18-25807
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Position Summary

Works under general direction to perform necessary tasks to satisfy requirements legislated under the Powers and Duties of the Sheriff found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Chapters 8-8-201 and 8-8-213.


Pay Grade: 42H


Minimum Qualifications

100% -

1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possess a GED.

2. Must be minimum age of 21, at the time of application.

3. Must be of high moral character.

4. Discharged under honorable conditions from Armed Forces, if applicable [TN POST Rule 1110-2-.03(1)(f)].

5. Will be screened for misdemeanor/felony record. (Must not have been convicted of or plead guilty to, or entered a plea of no contest to any felony charge or to any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances).

6. Attend and successfully complete a State of Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved basic police training academy.

7. PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Executes and returns process orders of the courts of record.

2. Aids and attends the courts as assigned.

3. Takes charge of custody of prisoners in the County Jail.

4. Serves, executes, and processes legally issued writs.

5. Makes initial investigations in response to dispatched calls for service.

6. Reviews and polices high accident locations and gives citations to violators.

7. Performs other duties as assigned to fulfill the requirements placed upon the office of the Sheriff Department.

8. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs and Others -

1. Knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable.

2. Knowledge of traffic safety, or the use, care, and operation of the patrol vehicle under all conditions; and of the use and care of firearms and police liability.

3. Ability to master thorough on-the-job training during the first years of services.

4. Ability to deal with the public with courtesy and tact.

5. Ability to exercise good judgment and independent decision-making.

6. Ability to use self-defense techniques.


Physical Requirements

1. Must be able to pass a physical agility test upon satisfying initial minimum qualifications.


Special Requirements

1. Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays, and weekends.

2. Must submit to and be able to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.

3. After receiving a contingent offer of employment, must be able to pass a psychological and medical evaluation, and be subject to testing for substance abuse.

4. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License or secure one upon date of employment.

5. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet county requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.

6. Must be a citizen of the United States, or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to §38-8-105(d).

7. Must be able to successfully pass a criminal history background check.