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Position Number 06043-02-31-01-421
Department Sheriff
Minimum Starting Pay Grade 64     $35,425.00
Closing Date & Status Closing Date: O-U-F    Status - Open
Type Full-Time with Benefits
Location Lexington
Performs responsible protective and civil service work for the Sheriff's Office. An employee in this class is responsible for patrolling the County and enforcing Federal, State and local laws. Work generally requires the employee to make arrests; serve civil papers, warrants and subpoenas; issue citations for traffic violations; complete accident and incident reports and testify in court. Guides may include North Carolina General Statutes; Federal, State and local laws; traffic laws; County and City ordinances and departmental policies and procedures. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Sheriff Lieutenant and Sheriff Sergeant. On an assigned shift; operates a patrol car and observes for law violations, suspicious activities and/or persons and disturbances of law and order. Issues citations; makes arrests, takes arrestees into custody; fingerprints, photographs and completes paperwork; serves civil and criminal papers, warrants, summons, subpoenas, and court orders. Transports arrestees, inmates and mental patients to correctional facilities, medical appointments or the courthouse, maintaining physical security. Conducts preliminary investigations of crime and accident scenes; interviews suspects, complainants and witnesses and takes photographs. Provides backup to other law enforcement personnel. Assists in collecting and preserving evidence. Conducts and documents proper security checks of homes and businesses. Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports. Provides security and directs traffic for special activities such as parades and athletic events. Conducts driver license check points. Maintains the appearance of vehicles and assigned equipment. Maintains order and safety in the courts; provides security for court proceedings and screens all citizens that are entering the courtroom. Testifies in court. Adheres to department's safety rules and regulations. Performs other related duties as required.
Education & Experience
Graduation from high school and some basic law enforcement experience. Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver license. Possession of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certificate issued by the State of North Carolina.
Special Requirements
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT YOU MUST OBTAIN AN APPLICATION PACKET FROM SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. General knowledge of federal, state and local laws as it pertains to law enforcement policies and procedures for both adult and juvenile. General knowledge of the North Carolina General statutes as it pertains to the serving and handling of civil papers. General knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the county. General knowledge of first-aid and CPR techniques. General knowledge of the criminal justice system and court procedures. Skill in the use of firearms, intoximeters, communications equipment, photographic equipment and other standard and specialized equipment. Ability to analyze situations and react quickly, effectively and adopt reasonable courses of action with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances. Ability to operate a computer. Skill in gathering information and preparing reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, judges, attorneys, Clerk of Court, probation officers, inmates, children, school personnel, businesses, civic and community organizations and the general public.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Must possess visual acuity necessary to operate a computer terminal, and operate vehicles or other equipment. Must be able to work in environmental conditions that require both inside and outside work with no effective protection of weather; subject to extreme cold: temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour; subject to extreme heat: temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Worker is subject to sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. Must be able to work in conditions that are subject to hazards, including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat, or exposure to chemicals. May be subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory of the skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. Must be able to function in narrow aisles or passage ways. Must be able to work in conditions that are subject to contact with potentially infectious bodily fluids.