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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2232 and 2233 - EO Deputy Sheriff

Job Description

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in the enforcement of law, maintenance of order, prevention of crime, and protection of life and property; maintains the security and order of the courthouse and courtrooms; supervises inmates in the County Jail; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class are distinguished from other classes in the same series in that they perform routine law enforcement duties wherever assigned; conduct preliminary investigations; answer criminal complaints; take necessary corrective action; maintain security over offenders. General supervision is received from the supervisor or higher.

An employee in this class preserves and protects life, property, and the rights 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 operates in a proactive manner to prevent criminal activity; initiates and conducts investigations of criminal activity; responds to calls for service as directed; conducts follow-up investigations as assigned; identifies and arrests criminal offenders and persons wanted on criminal warrants or Civil Court Order; assists with the prosecution of cases; transports prisoners; patrols an assigned area for the prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances; investigates suspicious conditions, activities or persons; arrests violators of laws and ordinances; directs traffic and enforces traffic laws; searches prisoners for weapons or articles that might be used by a prisoner to cause injuries to himself or others; provides custody and care of inmates as is necessary in accordance with both statute and case law; moves prisoners individually or in large numbers; searches for contraband; enforces rules and regulations of the office policy and procedures; and handles other duties as assigned.

Some knowledge of principles, methods, practices and techniques of law enforcement, corrections and court security; some knowledge of the controlling laws and ordinances; some knowledge of the purpose of law enforcement and the criminal justice system; some knowledge of the purpose of a detention program; some knowledge of the purpose of the secure operation of the court system.

Working skill in reacting quickly and calmly in emergencies; working skill in dealing with the general public and inmates in a firm, courteous, tactful and impartial manner; working skill in the use of good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; working skill in verbal and/or written communications; working skill in gathering and evaluating facts and drawing conclusions; some skill in following strict routines; some skill in observing situations analytically and objectively.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, or sit for extended periods of time, use hands to operate department vehicles and equipment, reach with hands and/or arms, climb, crouch or stoop, and taste or smell.

The work environment may regularly include working in extreme outside weather conditions and in cramped or confined spaces and with the risk of personal danger.

Completion of high school education or a General Education Development certificate 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 4 years of full-time experience as a sworn peace officer in a police or sheriff’s department; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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