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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2238 - EO Deputy Sheriff Sergeant

Job Description

GRADE: 414

Under general direction; performs work of moderate difficulty, supervising the activities of Deputy Sheriff personnel, civilian personnel, and directing special programs; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class are distinguished from other classes in the same series in that they review and evaluate the work of officers in the field and in the county jail. This position may also assist with more complex calls/cases. Direction is received from the Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant.

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 operates in a proactive manner to prevent criminal activity
• Schedules, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinates
• 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 personnel complaints and assures they are promptly investigated
• Disciplines and counsels members as required
• Reviews, prepares, and maintains reports and records as applicable
• Conducts investigations as assigned and responds to calls for service as directed
• Directs specialized operations and coordinates specialized activities/programs as assigned
• Makes command decisions as required
• Assists with the prosecution of cases
• Assists officers in the field on calls of a more serious nature
• Assumes command of grave or unusual conditions
• Supervises the investigation of criminal cases and the execution of search and arrest warrants
• Directs raids and surveillance's
• Supervises the maintenance of order and discipline of inmates during assigned shift
• Enforces rules and regulations pertaining to inmates
• Patrols the jail facility several times during each tour of duty ensuring safety, security, and that all policies and procedures pertaining to the jail are followed.
• 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, methods, practices, and techniques of police and detention work
• Controlling laws and ordinances
• Departmental rules and regulations
• Streets and locations within the County
• Methods of interrogation and preservation of evidence
• Methods and techniques of processing firearms for analyses
• Use and analysis of traffic data
• Methods and techniques of crime prevention.

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
• The use and care of firearms
• Application of the modern principles and practices utilized in police and detention work
• Operation of motor vehicles
• Planning, organizing, assigning, supervising, and inspecting the work of subordinates
• Observing situations analytically and objectively
• Reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations
• Exercising good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
• Dealing with individuals firmly, tactfully, courteously, and impartially

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 4 years of full-time experience as a sworn peace officer in a police or sheriff’s department; and three years of full-time experience as a law enforcement officer; 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.