Career Opportunity - Deputy Sheriff

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February 28, 2019

Deputy Sheriff 

Employment Opportunity:  Job # 19-02

Posting Type:  Open Announcement    


Starting Wage: $19.91 per hour 

Full-Time Position:  40 Hours per week / Full Benefit Package 

Application Procedures:  Please submit a Meade County application to: Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street  STE 212  / Sturgis, SD 57785

General Statement of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, and Night Supervisor, is responsible for performing general law enforcement functions related to law and order and to serve the legal process of the courts.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

1. Patrol assigned areas to enforce laws, issue citations, make arrests, investigate violations, and prevent criminal activity.

2. Serve civil and criminal warrants, subpoenas, summons, and other processes.

3. Transport prisoners to courtrooms, prison, medical facility and other locations as needed.

4. Investigate illegal and/or suspicious activities and persons.  Arrest violators, sign complaints, prevent disturbances.

5. Locate and place persons under arrest.  Transport persons on arrest warrants into custody.

6. Investigate domestic violence and other disturbances.

7. Assist with traffic control as deemed necessary.

8. Assist with weather observation, fire and ambulance calls and any other communication activities.

9. Testify in court.

10. Maintain courtroom security.

11. Carry out orders and enforce directions from State and Federal Court System.

12. Maintain records and complete required reports as deemed necessary.

13. Assist in vehicle maintenance.

14. Assist any calls assigned by dispatch.

15. Attend training sessions and meetings as required.

16. Wear Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.

17. Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices.

18. Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:

1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.  One (1) year experience with State and Federal mandates or an equivalent of experience and education may be acceptable.

2. Ability to obtain Certification by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy with in 12 months of hire date.

3. Must be 21 years of age or older.