Primary Services Deputy

Application Deadline: 2023-01-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Performs protective service work enforcing laws, patrolling assigned area, investigating criminal activity, serving civil papers, ensuring public safety, testifying in court, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Lieutenant.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle observing traffic law violations, suspicious activities or persons, and law and order disturbances; responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints.
• Serves warrants, summons, subpoenas, and civil process papers as needed; and makes arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
• Enforces traffic laws; issues traffic citations; performs radar enforcement, traffic control, motorist assists, etc.
• Assists other law enforcement officers and agencies on various tasks.
• Operates computer to perform background checks, criminal histories, missing persons checks, etc.
• Assists with criminal investigations by preserving, recording and presenting evidence; interviews victims and witnesses; testifies in court.
• Prepares and maintains various records and files and prepares reports.
• Other duties as assigned.

• General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices and procedures;
• General knowledge of the County geography and location of important buildings;
• General knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Office;
• Skill in the use of firearms, chemical agents, weapons of defense and the operation of a motor vehicle;
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports;
• Ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public under stressful situations;
• Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

• Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
• Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling.
• Ability to read County policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; SDS sheets, safety manuals, maps, etc.

• Ability to calculate mathematical calculations.
• Ability to prepare, recommend and monitor an operating budget, including line item budgeting.

• Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
• Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
• Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
• Ability to maintain discretion regarding business-related files, reports and conversations, within the provision of open records law and other applicable State and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
• Organizational and time management skills needed to meet deadlines.
• Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
• Ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
• Ability to use good judgement and effectively solve problems.

The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description 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 or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee’s supervisor.

• This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force;
• Work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires walking, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires standing, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and tasting or smelling;
• Work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision;
• Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly;
• Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound;
• Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities;

• Work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to the risk of electrical shock, working with explosives, exposure to vibration, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus, exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and work in or with traffic; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. car, business office, light traffic).


• 60 College credits or an Associates/Technical degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or related field.
• Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification (LESB) or eligibility for WI LESB
• First Aid and CPR/AED Certification, may be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
• Intoxilyzer and Sobriety Testing Certification, may be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
• Valid driver’s license
• Minimum age of 21
• Ability to possess firearms
• No felony convictions (Wisconsin Statute § 165.85(4))
• No domestic abuse convictions (LES 2.01 WI Administrative Code)
• Citizen of the United States (Wisconsin Statute § 66.0501)

Full Pay Range: $30.73 – $38.45
Department: Sheriff’s Office
FTE: 1.0

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