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Deputy Sheriff - Arizona POST Certified
at Maricopa County
- Position Overview
Are you a current Arizona law enforcement officer looking for a new challenge? Are you motivated by the opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience in protecting and serving your community? Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is seeking passionate individuals to join our team as a Deputy Sheriff. In this role, high importance is placed on ensuring public safety is provided and maintained by an individual who takes pride in their work and considers the impact of their actions on an individual, team and organizational level.
We are looking for candidates who possess integrity and strong interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates are skilled problem solvers with the ability to diffuse situations and resolve conflict using good judgment while serving others and the community. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you... your adventure with MCSO awaits!
To be part of our team as a Deputy Sheriff, you must:
- Possess current/active AZ POST Certification.
- Be an effective communicator, even in the most challenging of situations.
- Care about the safety and well-being of others.
- Respect all individuals regardless of background or socio-economic status.
- Embrace the concepts of integrity, accountability and transparency as core values.
- Collaborate with team members, supervisors and managers to forward the mission and vision of MCSO.
Compensation is more than a salary with MCSO. Your perks at work include:
- The opportunity to work in various assignments
- A stable environment
- Great benefits
- Flexibility and generous leave
- And, an opportunity to serve your community as part of a diverse and talented workforce.
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This recruitment will be used to hire Deputy Sheriffs with current, active AZPOST certification (Full-authority peace officer).
- Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
High school diploma or GED. Must possess an active certification as a Full-Authority Peace Officer issued by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST). Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of application.
Applicants with inactive Arizona POST certification can also apply and may be considered. To be considered, otherwise qualified individuals with an inactive certification must have the ability to successfully complete the entire background process, polygraph, and medical examination, as required by Arizona POST.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
All candidates must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license. Prior to hiring, the Sheriff's Office requires that all applicants complete the following: background investigation; polygraph exam; medical exam and psychological exam.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Laws, ordinances, rules and regulations that are effective in Maricopa County.
- County geography, its incorporated areas and road network.
- First aid methods.
- Principles, practices, methods, techniques and equipment used in law enforcement.
- Problem solving and using good judgment.
- Demonstrating integrity.
- Keep records.
- Prepare reports.
- Communicate effectively.
- Deal with the public in a professional manner.
- Distinguish color and perceive shapes.
- To use good judgment and problem solve.
- Demonstrate assertiveness
- Work as a team and collaborate.
All candidates must be able to work rotating shifts to include weekends and holidays - with varying days off; and be able to work at any location throughout Maricopa County. Deputy Sheriffs are subject to assignments on any shift, with any combination of days off, and at any Maricopa County Sheriff facility as determined by the needs of the Office.
The following environments described are only representative of how the essential job tasks are currently performed or envisioned. As such, in order to accommodate a disability or limitation, the essential job tasks may be performed in ways other than described on these pages.
- Indoors and outdoors
- Working in temperatures frequently above 90 degrees and occasionally below 40 degrees
- Occasionally come into contact with chemicals/fumes, wet/damp areas, and confined areas
- Dim or Bright lighting
- Conditions may include use of stairs or ladders and unprotected heights
- High noise level
- May be exposed to contagious diseases
- Sitting, standing, walking
- Driving a vehicle
- Speaking, hearing, seeing, reading
- Distinguishing colors
- Bending/kneeling, reaching, twisting, climbing, crawling, crouching, and balancing
- Wearing protective gear
- Precise dexterity
- Lifting floor to waist fifty (50) pounds
- Lifting waist to shoulder fifty (50) pounds
- Lifting shoulder to overhead fifty (50) pounds
- Carrying a weight of fifty (50) pounds for a distance of 50 feet
- Pushing/pulling a weight of two hundred (200) pounds for a distance of 100 feet
- Constant interruptions
- Handling multiple or complicated tasks, and frequently changing or unscheduled tasks
- Working under deadlines or time pressures to complete tasks
- High volume of work
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Decision making
- Working in a team environment and in close proximity with others
- Include emergencies, traumatic subject matter, and dangerous environments
- Constant public contact
- Overtime with prior approval
- Essential Job Tasks
- Affects an arrest, forcibly if necessary using handcuffs and other restraints.
- Subdues resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing defensive tactic maneuvers or approved non-lethal weapons.
- Pursues fleeing suspects on foot both day and night in unfamiliar terrain.
- Uses body force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate and/or rescue.
- Performs searches of persons which involve touching, smelling and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband.
- Climbs over obstacles; climb through openings; jumps down from elevated surfaces; jumps over obstacles, ditches and streams; crawls in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate and/or rescue.
- Conducts searches of buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve walking and/or standing for long periods of time.
- Requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.
- Performs tasks which require lifting, carrying or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue or general patrol functions.
- May include the seizure or impound of property and evidence.
- Prepares investigations and other reports using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
- Reports may include sketches.
- Communicates effectively on law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
- This is often done under adverse conditions such as siren usage and high-speed vehicle operations.
- Communicates verbally and effectively by listening to people and by giving information, direction and commands.
- Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
- Performs law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime.
- Operates an emergency vehicle during the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits while exercising due care and caution and in exception to traffic control devices and in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions and environment conditions such as fog, smoke, rain and ice.
- Loads, unloads, aims and fires handguns, shotguns and other agency firearms from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.
- May serve a variety of civil actions including writs and subpoenas.
- Conducts law enforcement investigations to include the following critical tasks: protect crime and traffic accident scenes, conducts interviews; records information, measures and diagrams crime and traffic accident scenes; prepares detailed reports of investigative findings; seizes and processes evidence; presents testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal court proceedings.
- Performs public assistance activities to include the following critical tasks: administers first aide to sick and injured persons for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries; assists distressed motorist; directs traffic; assists and refers mentally ill, indigent and other persons in need; perform evacuations; bodily remove persons, vehicles and other property from unsafe locations.
- Exercises independent judgment within legal guidelines.
- This includes the ability to read and comprehend rules, regulations; policies and procedures for purpose of insuring appropriate office behavior/response involving the general public, as well as, maintaining current AZ POST certification requirements and adhering to all office policy and procedure.
- Be present at work site to perform assigned tasks at the times and dates scheduled/assigned by the supervisor.
- Selection Procedure
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.