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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2234 and 2235 - EO Deputy Sheriff Corporal

Job Description

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in training or supervising Deputy Sheriffs or civilian subordinates; coordinates with community groups; solves problems by directing individuals to available resources; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class are distinguished from other classes in the same series in that they train new recruits in the duties, responsibilities, and activities of Deputy Sheriff; supervise the activities of subordinate employees; coordinate with community groups, and solve problems by directing individuals to available resources. Direction is received from the Deputy Sheriff Sergeant or higher authority.

An employee 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 operates in a proactive manner to prevent criminal activity; supervises, trains, directs, and reviews the work of subordinates, 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 as directed; reviews technical materials and remain abreast of new developments concerning the methods and techniques of police work; performs the duties and responsibilities of a Deputy Sheriff; coordinates with community groups, solves problems by directing individuals to available resources; insures that all court orders are summarily carried out; makes security rounds of the jail, acting as the on floor supervisor; moves prisoners individually or in large numbers within the jail; checks prisoners in and out of jail facility and searches for contraband; enforces rules and regulations of the jail; and other duties as assigned.

Good knowledge of the principles, methods, practices and techniques of police and detention work; good knowledge of the controlling laws and ordinances; good knowledge of the departmental rules and regulations; good knowledge of radio transmitter equipment and frequency controls; some knowledge of general supervisory duties and responsibilities; good knowledge of training methods and techniques.

Considerable skill in reacting quickly and calmly in emergencies; considerable skill in dealing with the general public and inmates in a firm, courteous, tactful and impartial manner; considerable skill in the use of good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; good problem solving skills and good public speaking skills; working skill in the direction, observations, evaluating and training of others; working skill in verbal and/or written communication; some skill in observing situations analytically and objectively.

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

The work environment for this position occasionally includes 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; and two years of full-time experience as a law enforcement officer; 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.