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Sheriff's Sergeant

Salary: $32.82-$40.06 hourly / $5,707-$6,968 monthly / Range: 6332

DEFINITION: Under direction, serves as a working supervisor of a group of deputies engaged in general or specialized law enforcement activities; and performs related work as required.


1. Supervises law enforcement activities of a group of deputies and staff and documents activities; receives and evaluates complaints and reports from the staff, public and other law enforcement agencies responding either orally or in writing; may conduct criminal and internal investigations.
2. Supervises and participates in the acceptance and preparation of complaints, interrogation of prisoners, witnesses and suspects, and prepares and reviews reports and records for conformance to departmental standards and legal acceptance.
3. Coordinates and supervises proper assignment and scheduling of staff and resources in routine activities and emergency situations in order to ensure the matter is resolved.
4. May perform patrol duties and make arrests; may be required to use firearms; interprets and explains law; documents activities; may refer public to appropriate community resources; may need to become physically involved by taking action to subdue violent or non-violent persons in order to effect an arrest; appears in court to give testimony and evidence.
5. Performs a variety of administrative tasks, such as budget preparation, assists in the formulation of policies and procedures; assists in the recommendation of training assignments for departmental personnel and in developing policies and procedures.


1. Three years experience at a level comparable to Sheriff's Deputy and completion of 30 semester or equivalent quarter units from an accredited college or university; or,
2. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

U.S. Citizenship. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge of: the fundamentals of police science; criminal investigation methods, rules of evidence, and court procedures; applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and procedures; principles of basic supervision; community resources within and outside County agencies; hazardous and toxic materials including recognition, retention and disposal; basic budgeting and fiscal recordkeeping.

Ability to: analyze situations and adopt effective action; interpret and explain departmental rules and procedures to subordinates and others; prepare accurate reports; maintain proficiency and use firearms, first-aid, C.P.R., and other mandates as required by P.O.S.T.; establish and maintain effective working relations with others; work with minimal supervision; maintain budget control; interact with people of various socio-economic backgrounds in a tactful, diplomatic manner; review, edit, and write reports in a clear, concise manner using proper grammar and vocabulary; plan and organize assignments and staff; comprehend and translate legislative and technical language to subordinates and the public; maintain good physical condition; respond and react quickly and calmly to emergency situations and take logical action to resolve the matter.

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