Deputy Sheriff

County of Venango

POSITION:                 DEPUTY SHERIFF
                                    Full-Time, 80 hours/pay

 

DEPARTMENT:         SHERIFF’S OFFICE

                                    Courthouse, 1168 Liberty Street, Franklin, PA  16323

 

PAY GRADE:             NON-EXEMPT HOURLY SIX

                                    $32,767.28 /yr

 

OVERALL OBJECTIVE:

To carry out duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s office by assisting in civil, criminal and public service law enforcement, acting under the direct orders of the Sheriff or Chief Deputy Sheriff.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives occasional instruction and little supervision from Sheriff/Chief Deputy in regard to daily work duties. 

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

1.            Ensures the safety, physical security and orderly conduct of all individuals in and around the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex.

2.            Maintains security check points at County courthouse.

3.            Transports and guards prisoners; ensures that prisoners are in control at all times; uses restraining devices if and when necessary.

4.            Serves bench warrants, writs, executions, summons, court orders and subpoenas.

5.            Conducts background investigations; confirms validity of information and logs all data in computer files.

6.            Prepares and files incident reports as necessary.

7.            Conducts personal property executions; serves documents and carries through all related notices and documentation involved.

8.            Collects money from judgments in civil proceedings and Bench Warrants.

9.            Interacts with prisoners, mental patients, County departments, general public and others, as necessary, to perform essential job duties.

10.          Assists with maintaining law/order during strikes, riots and/or disasters.

11.          Utilizes equipment such as 2-way radios, batons, weapons, computer, typewriter, motor vehicle, etc., as necessary to carry out essential job duties.

12.          Travels frequently transporting prisoners or performing other essential job duties.

13.          Enforces criminal and traffic laws of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

1.         Must be able to speak and understand the English language in an understandable manner and in order to carry out essential job duties.

2.         Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

3.         Must possess ability to function independently, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with general public, prisoners, staff and others.

4.         Must possess ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to client information and records.

5.         Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers, typewriters and other office equipment with accuracy and reasonable speed.

6.            Must possess a willingness to travel as needed, and to transport prisoners as needed.

7.         Must possess ability to overcome and safely control aggressive individuals.

8.         Must possess general knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and procedures and ability to apply same to duties of job.

9.         Must possess initiative, discretion and be able to make decisions when circumstances warrant.

10.       Must possess ability to coordinate a variety of duties and efforts and work well with other departments.

11.       Must possess ability to use firearms and make appropriate arrests when necessary.

12.       Must qualify annually in firearms proficiency in accordance with Sheriff’s office firearm policy/procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
 

A.            EDUCATION/TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent is required, plus some knowledge in law enforcement or related field is preferred.  Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required.  Current PA Act 120 Certification, Act 2 Sheriff’s Academy, or retired Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) within the last 5 years preferred. Selected applicant must be at least 20 years old.

B.            WORK EXPERIENCE

None required; prior experience in law enforcement or legal environment preferred.

C.           PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

Applicants without prior Act 120 or Act 2 certification must be able to meet 80% of the certification requirements of the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board Physical Fitness Standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). 

 

Fitness requirements are available by visiting https://www.pccd.pa.gov/, clicking “Training”, and then “Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board”.  The Physical Fitness Standards.PDF link will be available on the right under Training Links.

A copy of the fitness requirements is also available in the Human Resources Department.

D.           ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

·               Must not appear on Preclusion Lists as defined by “Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Bulletin 99-11-05 Provider Screening of Employees and Contractors for Exclusion from Participating in Federal Healthcare Programs.”

·               Must work in conjunction with employer to apply for Act 34 PA State Police Criminal History, Act 151 PA Child Abuse and FBI clearances prior to employment.  All clearances must reflect acceptable results.  Clearances must be renewed every four years.

·               Must satisfactorily complete pre-employment psychological testing.

 

HOW TO APPLY

A County application is required to be considered for the advertised vacancy.  Applications are only accepted for positions we are actively recruiting for.  Applications for positions not being advertised or general/blanket applications will be discarded.

Applications are available:

·         Online by visiting: https://www.co.venango.pa.us/288/Job-Application-Process

·         In-Person by visiting the Venango County Human Resource Office on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse Annex building located at 1174 Elk Street, Franklin, PA  16323

·         By fax or e-mail.  You must contact the Venango County Human Resource Office by calling (814) 432-9549 to share your e-mail or fax number.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERVENANGO COUNTY IS A DRUG FREE WORK PLACE

APPLICANTS WHO REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY SHOULD CONTACT 432-9552 FOR ASSISTANCE.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 06/27/2024 by 4:00PM

To apply for this job email your details to deanna.pleger@venangocountypa.gov