General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate protective service work in the Sheriff's Office involving a variety of general or support duty assignments including courtroom security, prisoner transportation, service of civil process, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Sergeant Deputy Sheriff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Transports prisoners, detainees, mental patients, juveniles, etc. to appointments, court, etc. as assigned; monitors and maintains inmates in the custody of the Sheriff's department. Ensures the security and order of courtrooms; searches courtroom and prisoners for contraband prior to entering court and before returning to lock-up; responds to and carries out all orders of the judge. Scans all persons entering courthouse; searches brief cases, bags, purses, etc.; assists handicapped and special needs persons. Serves subpoenas, summons, notices, court orders, attachments, claims, and delivers evictions and other legal papers. Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs. Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Office; general knowledge of applicable local, Federal, and State laws; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of an automobile; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability prepare clear and concise reports; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with judges, law enforcement, and the general public.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking and speaking or hearing, frequently requires sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires
preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather) and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Obtain Court Services Deputy Sheriff or Jail Basic Academy (Cardinal Academy) within 1 year of hire.
Must meet and maintain all office, State, and Federal training and education requirements for position.
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.