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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2228 - EO Undersheriff

Job Description

GRADE: 318

Appointed by the Sheriff and under the direction of the Sheriff. Is responsible for directing the operations of all Bureaus of the Office to ensure the continual and efficient and effective operation of the Office. Assumes command of the Office in the absence of the Sheriff.

An employee in this class is responsible for the operation of an assigned Bureau within the Sheriff’s Department:  Administration, Corrections, or Law Enforcement.  Work requires advanced knowledge of all aspects of law enforcement and the skill to analyze and resolve administrative issues.  Administrative direction is received from the DuPage County Sheriff.

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.

• Evaluates and resolves administrative problems within the Bureau
• Develops and implements departmental policies, procedures, and regulations
• Investigates and resolves complaints filed against department employees
• Investigates and resolves employee discipline issues
• Forecasts the needs for resources
• Prepares the annual budget and oversees budget expenditures
• Researches alternative funding sources
• Participates in short and long range department planning
• Participates in multi-jurisdictional task forces
• Coordinates resources and acts as a liaison with municipal and civic officials, criminal justice agencies, civic groups and the general public
• Researches information for the preparation of contracts and bids
• Keeps current with statutes and case law which impact department operations
• Analyzes programs and methods for providing service in order to maintain efficiency
• Is involved with the negotiation and oversight of contract services
• Provides command for unusual or high risk incidents, such as hostage or barricaded subjects, or incidents of civil unrest.
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• 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:
• 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
• The principles, practices, and methods of municipal law enforcement administration, organization, and operations
• Government budgeting and fiscal practices, and methods and procedures
• Municipal, county, state, and federal criminal and civil laws, codes and ordinances
• Rules and regulations relating to the operation of jails
• Methods and practices of criminal investigations and identification
• Literature on law enforcement administration

Skill in:
• 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, organizing, scheduling, assigning, coordinating, and supervising the work of others
• Analysis of law enforcement needs
• Researching and resolving administrative issues and problems
• Dealing effectively with others
• Developing and implementing policies and procedures

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 Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field, and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of law enforcement administration, including five (5) years of supervisory responsibility; 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.

Must possess and maintain in good standing; a valid Illinois driver’s license.