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Deputy Sheriff

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Minnehaha County - South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD

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General Information The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office invites applications to join their patrol team as a Deputy Sheriff to provide law enforcement services throughout the County, including several surrounding towns. Previous law enforcement experience not required and all necessary training will be provided. Being a Deputy Sheriff with our organization means upholding the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office mission to preserve public safety and quality of life in Minnehaha County. Law enforcement officers employed with us enjoy: \u00a0 Full time pay\/hours by working only 15\u00a0shifts per month Fri\/Sat\/Sun off every other week Overtime opportunities Advancement potential Diverse specializations Continuous training opportunities Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision,\u00a0and life insurance; generous PTO and extended sick leave programs; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and a deferred compensation plan The hiring range is $22.57\/hr - $24.31\/hr with a\u00a0full earning potential up to $32.69\/hr. ***Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email with instructions to schedule for a written exam. Exams will be offered on several dates: May 12th, 14th, 15th, and 17th. This recruitment may also be used to staff other vacancies at a lower pay grade. Examples of Duties Include Investigate illegal or suspicious activities. Conduct investigations. Interview victims and witnesses. Gather evidence. Enforce traffic laws. Maintain traffic flow at accidents. Assist accident victims. Investigate the cause of accidents. Issue citations. Serve warrants, subpoenas, complaints, and summonses. Perform civil process procedures including executions, foreclosures, lock-outs, civil paper service, and collection of fees. Locate and take individuals into custody on arrest warrants. Complete and maintain accurate records and report concerning crimes, incidents, information, traffic accidents, etc. Conduct staff training and development. Respond to dispatch calls. Mediate disputes. Respond to questions, complaints and requests for information and\/or assistance from the public, media, legal, and medical staff, various agencies, etc. Administer first aid and CPR. Maintain and safely and appropriately use weapons, vehicle, and equipment. Provide testimony when required. Provide traffic control and police protection for special events. Provide community outreach. Attend meetings and ongoing trainings. Minimum Qualifications Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify to take the written examination: Two years of college or vocational school (48 credit hours); or Two years of work experience as a certified law enforcement officer; or Two years of active, full-time military experience; or Four years of military reserve experience; or Four years of professional work experience. Must be a minimum of age 21 at the time of hiring. Must be eligible for certification under the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. Must pass a written examination. Basic knowledge of the principles, policies, procedures, codes, laws, and statutes of law enforcement operations. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartiality. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public. Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor. ***In addition to the online\u00a0application, applicants must attach documentation including a college transcript, proof of law enforcement certification, or DD214 to verify their minimum qualifications. Documents may also be presented directly to Human Resources. If you do not possess any of these documents, please provide an explanation in the supplemental questions section of the application.*** The following is a summary of benefits available to full time employees of Minnehaha County. For additional information, please contact Human Resources at (605) 367-4337. Insurance \u00a0 * Coverage effective 1st of the month following 30 days of employment. * Available for employees and dependents. Health\/Prescription - Minnehaha County's health benefit plan offers low deductibles with two network options for coverage: Avera or Sanford. The county pays for 70% of the premium rates. Pharmacy benefits included. Dental - Minnehaha County offers dental insurance through Delta Dental which covers 100% of diagnostic and preventative services. Life Insurance - Minnehaha County provides a $15,000 basic life insurance policy for every full-time employee along with and additional $15,000 accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) benefit. Additional term life insurance and AD&D may be purchased by employees for themselves and dependents through payroll deduction. \u00a0 Retirement Retirement Plan - Minnehaha County participates in the South Dakota Retirement System. Employees receive a 6% match (8% for certified law enforcement). Other SDRS benefits include long term disability. Employees are vested after 3 years of continuous employment. Deferred Compensation Plan - Employees may choose to save additional funds toward retirement on a pre-tax basis through our supplemental retirement program. \u00a0 Paid Time Off Paid Time Off - approximately 128 hours (16 days) per year Holiday Leave - 10 days per calendar year Extended Sick Leave - approximately 48 hours (6 days) per year \u00a0 Flexible Spending Plan Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (FSA) - Minnehaha County offers FSA for Health Care and Dependent Care. This is\u00a0a great way to put money aside for health and dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis. \u00a0 Eye Med Vision Policy Eye\u00a0Med Insight Network\u00a0- Minnehaha County offers a vision plan for employees and dependents! The plan offers low premiums with a frame or lens allowance of up to $130 per year and an annual eye exam. Chose from many participating retailers such as Pearle Vision, Target Optical, LensCrafters and many others!

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