Job Details for 2232 and 2233 - EO Deputy Sheriff
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.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE
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.
DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
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.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
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
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
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.