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Chief Deputy Sheriff

Salary: $56.74-$69.27 hourly / $9,869-$12,048 monthly / Range: 7430

DEFINITION: Under direction, plans, organizes, directs, and commands the operations of major division(s) of the Sheriff's Department; and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the senior management class in the Sheriff's Department, and is responsible for directing one or more major law enforcement divisions in law enforcement operations, corrections, or administration in the Sheriff's Department. The incumbents in this class report directly to the Office of the Sheriff (Sheriff or Undersheriff). This class is distinguished from the Undersheriff in that the latter has executive responsibilities and assumes command of the department in the absence of the Sheriff. It is further distinguished from the Sheriff's Commander class in that incumbents in the latter class manage a smaller organizational unit or section.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

1. Directs operational and administrative activities in the Sheriff's Department; supervises patrol operations, corrections, and administrative divisions of the department.
2. Develops, implements, interprets and enforces policies and procedures related to law enforcement services; reviews and makes recommendations related to legislation which would impact the activities of the department; prepares reports concerning management problems and other administrative functions.
3. Plans for utilization of resources and assists in the preparation, administration, and management of the department budget.
4. Coordinates activities with other law enforcement agencies and officers and with federal, state and local law enforcement and corrections agencies in maintaining law and order; develops emergency response plans.
5. Plans and directs development and implementation of programs related to law enforcement activities, including the prevention and investigation of crimes, protection of life and property, care and custody of prisoners, communications, and related activities.
6. Supervises and evaluates staff.
7. Represents the Sheriff at public and civic meetings; represents the Sheriff's Department to the public, community agencies, and other law enforcement agencies.
8. Speaks before groups and boards.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

1. Two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Sheriff's Commander, and possession of a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate, or completion of 15 college or equivalent quarter units in a subject closely related to management in law enforcement; or,
2. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Qualifications: U.S. citizenship and possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License are required. Must meet criteria for Section 832 of the California Penal Code and Section 1031 of the California Government Code.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of law enforcement management and operations; public personnel practices; principles of supervision; budgeting; effective peace officer deployment methods; operational requirements of actual and anticipated emergency situations; criminal law and current court cases and legislation affecting the Sheriff's Department administration.

Ability to: plan, organize, and direct law enforcement and administrative activities; develop and implement law enforcement programs; analyze and evaluate management, organization, administrative, and law enforcement activities; identify and analyze administrative problems and implement operational changes; understand and interpret laws, regulations, and policies governing department activities; manage resources effectively; prepare budget and funding proposals; supervise and evaluate managers; develop emergency plans and act decisively in emergency situations; establish and maintain effective and cooperative relations with staff, other County departments, public agencies, and the public; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; speak effectively before groups.



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