Reports to: Sheriff
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
General Statement of Duties
Under the general supervision of the Sheriff, is responsible for performing general law enforcement functions related to law and order and to serve the legal process of the courts.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Patrol assigned areas to enforce laws, issue citations, make arrests, investigate violations, and prevent criminal activity.
- Serve civil and criminal warrants, subpoenas, summons, and other processes.
- Transport prisoners to courtrooms, prison, medical facility, and other locations as needed.
- Investigate illegal and/or suspicious activities and persons. Arrest violators, sign complaints, prevent disturbances.
- Locate and place persons under arrest. Transport persons on arrest warrants into custody.
- Investigate domestic violence and other disturbances.
- Assist with traffic control during accidents, funerals, and other incidents where traffic flow is interrupted.
- Assist with the dispatching, radio, and telephone duties, weather observation, fire and ambulance calls, and any other communication activities.
- Testify in court.
- Maintain courtroom security.
- Carry out orders and enforce directions from State and Federal Court Systems.
- Maintain records and complete required reports as deemed necessary.
- Assist in vehicle maintenance.
- Attend training sessions and meetings as required.
- Wear Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
- Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices.
- Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.
- Ability to obtain Certification by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy.
- Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of appointment.
- Ability to demonstrate good communication skills.
- Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees.
- Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate.
- The employee is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
- The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to employees own body weight.
- Ability to handle stressful situations.
- Ability to work odd shifts, holidays, and during emergencies.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
- The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be occasionally loud.
Examination, Testing, and Certification
- Valid South Dakota Drivers License.
- Valid South Dakota Law Enforcement Certification.
- Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.
Other such examinations as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.