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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2212 - EO Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant

Job Description

GRADE: 415

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty supervising the activities of an assigned watch, the operations of the Detective Division, the Civil Division, or the Forensic Services Division; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class are distinguished from other classes in the same series in that they supervise law enforcement personnel and civilians, and assist in the daily operation of the county jail.  This position also maintains frequent contact with the resident population to evaluate programs and handle disciplinary hearings.  Direction is received from the Bureau Chief.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Preserves and protects life, property, and the right of all citizens to live in peace
• Enforces the laws of the State of Illinois and the County of DuPage in a fair and impartial manner
• Serves and executes all legal processes
• Prevents crime and maintains the safety and order of the citizens of DuPage County as well as operating in a proactive manner to prevent criminal activity
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs, evaluates and appeals of employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Exercises line command over assigned members; monitors and enforces Office policies and procedures
• Observes work performance, providing on the job training and preparing evaluations of subordinates
• Receives and follows up public criticisms and complaints; conducts investigations as assigned and responds to calls for service as directed
• Reviews documents submitted by subordinates
• Reviews and prepares reports as required by their assignment; supervises specialized teams as directed
• Makes command decisions as required
• Assists with the prosecution of cases
• Tours the jail facility to assure the maintenance of security within the facility
• Holds disciplinary hearings on residents when rules are violated
• Provides guidance and direction to officers and residents
• Performs official tours as appropriate
• Sets up line-ups for suspect identification;
• Distributes  pertinent information and equipment on a daily basis
• Reviews and prepare statistics concerning crime cases
• Reviews complete investigations for court processing
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Methods of interrogation and preservation of evidence
• Controlling laws and ordinances
• Streets and locations within the county
• Principles and procedures of effective training and supervision
• Rules and regulations relating to the operation of jails
• Methods used in the control and custody of prisoners
• Methods of maintaining prisoner safety and welfare.
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Observing situations analytically and objectively
• Reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations
• Exercising good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions
• Planning and organizing assignments, and supervising and inspecting the work of subordinates
• Application of modern principles and practices used in police work and detention activities
• Use and care of firearms
• Operations of motor vehicles
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent and an Associates’ degree; or completion of 60 semester hours at an accredited college; or 4 years of full-time service in the United States military with an honorable discharge from such service; or four years of full-time experience as a law enforcement officer, including two years at the level of Sergeant; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain a level of physical fitness to meet department standards. Correct visual acuity to 20/20.

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 essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations. Position is subject to atmospheric conditions: Fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

This position requires a valid Illinois driver's license.  Applicants must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.