Chief Deputy Sheriff
Salary: $56.74-$69.27 hourly / $9,869-$12,048 monthly / Range:
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
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.
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.