Posted on Apr 16, 2019 by Polk County Human Resources
When Assigned to Civil Unit:Serves legal papers such as protective orders, subpoenas, summons/petitions, garnishments, orders to appear, citations, eviction notices, and other court processes to citizens within Polk County.Reprocesses, seizes, and transports property/persons as ordered by the court.Performs other duties as assigned.
When Assigned to Community Relations Unit:Serves as liaison between the Sheriff's Office and the community in an effort to present, coordinate, and increase awareness of various community programs including D.A.R.E, Neighborhood Watch.Makes public presentations on crime prevention, safety, emergency preparedness, and personal/property protection to schools/community groups; provides training on domestic violence/protective orders to citizen groups.Performs other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the Iowa Criminal Code, Iowa Traffic Code, Judicial System, Rules of Civil Procedures, and departmental policies/standard operating procedures.Knowledge of the principles/practices of modern law enforcement.Knowledge of the constitutional rights of citizens/incarcerated persons.Knowledge of proper investigation principles/ practices/ techniques.Knowledge of first aide/CPR.Skill in the techniques utilized to subdue violent/uncooperative people.Skill in the safe operation of motor vehicles.Good attention to details/observation skills.Good visual acuity/night vision/ peripheral vision.Good interviewing/listening skills.Ability to keep detailed/accurate records/reports.Ability to read/comprehend complex laws/ordinances and interpret court orders.Ability to analyze people/situations quickly/calmly and determine/take effective/reasonable courses of action while under stress/pressure.Ability to de-escalate/mediate volatile situations.Ability to understand/carry out oral/written instructions.Ability to apply knowledge of law enforcement methods/procedures/techniques to specific situations.Ability to operate equipment such as Intoxilyzer, fingerprint/photo and personal computer.Ability to communicate clearly/effectively both orally and in writing.Proven ability/proficiency in safe use of firearms.Ability to deal fairly, objectively, and courteously with the general public without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, or political beliefs.Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with associates, co-workers, representatives of other organizations, and people from diverse cultures.Ability to obtain/maintain valid driver's license issued by the State of Iowa.Ability to maintain certifications as required by assignment.Ability to operate communication dispatch radio.Ability to walk, stand, run on uneven surfaces.Ability to work in inclement weather.Ability to stand/sit for extended periods of time.Ability to hear conversational voice.Ability to meet physical/psychological standards as set forth by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Training and Experience High School graduation or equivalent.Special Requirements:A criminal background check will be required.A drug screen will be required prior to final offer of employment.Candidate must pass a post-employment offer physical examination. Click Apply! Category: Protective Service , Keywords: Deputy Sheriff