TITLE: Deputy Sheriff DEPARTMENT: Sheriff LOCATION: Susquehanna County Courthouse REPORTS TO: Sheriff Lance Benedict SUPERVISES: N/A POSITION STATUS: Full Time, 40 hours per week SALARY:$17.40/hr
This is security and law enforcement work in support of various aspects of the County Court system. Work may involve exposure to unpredictable conditions and may require the use of physical force in carrying out Court actions or subduing and maintaining persons in custody.
Work is performed under the direction of the Sheriff in accordance with laws and established procedures but requires initiative and judgment in dealing with emergencies.
ACT 120 Certification required
Education equivalent to graduation from high school
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
Knowledge of the organizational and operational procedures of a sheriff’s office.
Knowledge of the legal requirements and procedures involved in the custody of prisoners, the service of court documents, and the seizure of property.
Skill in the care and use of firearms.
Ability to enforce rules and regulations with firmness and impartiality.
Ability to deal calmly with persons who may be angry and prone to violent actions.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to apply good judgment and good common sense in tense situations.
Sufficient strength and agility to physically control violent persons.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves various court orders, warrants, subpoenas, and other court documents.
Transports and guards prisoners going to and from court.
Transports prisoners to scheduled medical visits or on other occasions when they must leave jail.
Provides court security and protection for witnesses or jury members when required.
Provides security at various county locations in times of emergency or unrest.
Assists in the conduct of tax sales.
Takes action to evict residents from properties or to seize property when order by court.
Performs clerical office services in support of the above functions.
Completion of a course of study as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Deputy
Sheriffs (PA. Act 120 or Act 2 Certified).
Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
Qualified to perform CPR.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of and level of duties being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform this position.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH THEREIN, INCLUDING THE HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF INFORMATION RECEIVED IN THIS POSITION. I HEREBY ACCEPT THE POSITION OF SECRETARY/REAL ESTATE CLERK IN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES SET FORTH. I WILL PERFORM ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY
Date:____________________ ______________________________ Signature Department Head
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer