Open for Applications Until Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
Twin Falls County
630 Addison Ave. W.
P.O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Estimated Start Date:
Examples Of Essential Duties:
The principal function of an employee in this class is to enforce State and local laws; to work in partnership with the community to enhance the safety, security and quality of life for residents and visitors of Twin Falls County through professionalism and commitment. Duties normally consist of patrol or traffic activities and response to calls in the County on an assigned shift. Deputies may be delegated to additional assignments in areas such as field instructor, community services, SWAT, canine service, school resource, rural duty, marine duty or other assignment. The work may involve crime scene and accident investigations, court appearances, event response, resident checks, animal control, interviewing victims and witnesses, community policing, back country policing, narcotics investigations, preparing reports. The work is performed under general guidance of the Sheriff and Chief Deputy, and the direct supervision of a Corporal, Sergeant or Lieutenant. Some latitude is granted to the employee for independent judgment and initiative but work is subject to stringent state and county legal guidelines. Employees in this class are on-call 24/7 and work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays. The principal duties of this class are performed in a work environment in which the employee works in all weather conditions and is subject to potential personal danger and health hazards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)
Enforces state and local laws and ordinances;
Patrols assigned areas of the County in a car or other assigned vehicle;
Maintains community presence and/or responds to calls for service and takes appropriate action;
Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other public safety emergencies;
Responds to calls which include domestic incidents, burglaries, juvenile disturbances, civil disturbances, health and welfare assists, civil standby, business and residential alarms, thefts, traffic accidents, animal problems, civil protection order/no contact order violations and services, medical and fire calls, bomb threats, hazardous material spills, search and rescue and other public and life safety incidents;
School Resource Deputy works with school administration in school disciplinary issues involving law violations; assists in teaching classes that require law enforcement perspective and provides counseling and guidance to students in the school; provides presence and security at school and at sporting/school events;
Range Deputy investigates livestock theft and animal cruelty cases, provides waterways enforcement and patrol and renewable resources enforcement;
Determines the existence of probable cause and identifies and takes suspects and offenders into physical custody, or refers charges for review and prosecution;
Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed in a timely manner;
Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations and collects evidence in disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths;
Verbally interacts with witnesses and victims, suspects, and offenders to obtain information;
Conducts examinations of persons, vehicles, premises, or areas to determine the presence of individuals or illegal activities or articles;
Takes suspect or offender into custody and delivers them to appropriate confinement location, maintaining security and safety of individuals being moved from one location to another;
Performs self-initiated patrol consisting of traffic stops, patrolling high crime areas of the County, warrant arrests, DUI patrol, and other relevant law enforcement activities;
Performs patrol, crowd control, traffic control, public information, and related duties during community events, celebrations, and activities;
Presents testimony and evidence in court and other legal proceedings;
Maintains, cleans, and cares for County-issued equipment and vehicles;
Performs all work duties in any type of weather, including extreme heat and cold; exposed to high-intensity, high-stress situations;
Keeps immediate supervisor fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate co-workers to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
Maintains strict confidentiality in all cases;
Interacts with County employees, customers, visitors and the general public effectively and professionally.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in all areas of law enforcement as needed;
May provide training or educational classes such as boat safety, OHV, Search and Rescue Operations, etc.
May be assigned to one or more specialty areas such as K-9, Field Training Officer, SWAT etc.
On call after regular duty hours to respond to emergency situations;
May operate boats or other marine vehicle;
May be required to make court appearances on off-duty time;
Performs other duties as assigned.
How To Apply
APPLY ONLINE AT www.twinfallcounty.org.