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Employer: Lincoln County
Division: Law Enforcement
Job Title: Deputy Sheriff
Salary: $0 Hourly

Job Description:

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is seeking a highly motivated team player for a Full-Time Deputy Sheriff position. Primary responsibilities include patrolling local cities as well as the rural county, assisting with crime prevention, enforcing traffic laws and regulations, responding to emergency calls, investigating crimes and complaints, providing courtroom security, working in the jail, process services and issuing citations. Individuals applying for this position should have excellent written and verbal communications skills and be capable of working independently.

Applicants must be 21 years of age at time of appointment, possess a high school diploma or GED, be free of felony and/or serious misdemeanor convictions, have a valid Kansas Drivers License and be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen. KLETC certification is preferred.

Lincoln County offers a competitive benefit package that includes; heath/dental/prescription insurance, short-term disability insurance, KPERS retirement plan, 10 paid holidays and 144 hours of paid leave time per year. Salary is depended on experience. Successful applicants must reside in Lincoln County within 60 days of employment.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applicants interested in joining our team may call, email or stop by the Lincoln County Clerks’ Office to receive an application.

If selected for employment with Lincoln County, applicants may be required to submit to relevant employment testing for the purpose of determining the applicants capacity of performing the duties of the position. The cost of the examination will be paid for by Lincoln County. Cost of transportation and  time involved taking the examinations are the responsibility of the applicant. In the event an applicant may need reasonable accommodation for this testing, Lincoln County will make this accommodation.

Lincoln County is committed to a Drug-Free Workplace. All extended job offers are contingent upon testing drug free.


Contact Information:

Debora Zachgo
Lincoln County Human Resource Officer
216 E Lincoln Ave
Lincoln, KS 67455
Phone: 785-524-4757
Fax: 785-524-5008
Email: lc_county_clerk@wan.kdor.state.ks.us

Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Work Place

Full Job Descrption:

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Lincoln County Sheriff and UnderSheriff, the Deputy Sheriff is a non-exempt position under FLSA. This employee provides citizen assistance, enforces all federal, state and local laws, and performs patrol duties in all areas in Lincoln County. The Deputy Sheriff makes arrest, issues traffic violations, and investigates crimes and accidents. This employee should possess excellent organizational, communication, and public relation skills. This position has limited access to protected health information.



  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances in all areas of Lincoln County;
  • Protects the lives and property of the citizens of Lincoln County;
  • Makes arrests and issues traffic citations;
  • Performs routine patrol duties & building checks;
  • Performs courtroom security;
  • Responds to complaints, crimes, disturbances, disaster situations, & missing person searches;
  • Investigates crimes and accidents and gathers evidence;
  • Responds to emergency situations and assists other emergency services personnel where needed;
  • Provides citizen assistance;
  • Operates law enforcement equipment including patrol vehicle, firearms, and communication equipment in a safe manner;
  • Testifies in court;
  • Insures department equipment is properly maintained;
  • Servers warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents;
  • Follows department policies and procedures including safety procedures and practices.


  • Provides security during various activities and events;
  • Provides funeral escort;
  • Assists with community corrections and probation;
  • Assist with public presentations when required;
  • Assists with jail duty, prisoner care and transports;
  • Attends departmental training sessions;
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies;
  • Assists with weather watching and reporting;
  • Performs animal control;
  • Assists with Emergency Preparedness response as assigned, according to chain of command;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


Position Requirements

EXPERIENCE:          One to three years of similar experience is preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information to perform the job reasonably well within six months of employment.

EDUCATION:           A high school diploma or GED is required. This position requires graduation from Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center; 40 hours of continuing education annually, and possession of a valid Kansas Drivers License.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:         Knowledge of all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, CPR, First Aid, law enforcement techniques, and a working knowledge of mathematics are required. This employee must be able to efficiently operate firearms, patrol vehicles, computers, two-way radios, radar equipment, breath analysis equipment, and other law enforcement equipment. The ability to concentrate on tasks in the presence of distractions, complete forms, understand and anticipate problems, and read and interpret maps, manuals, legal documents, reports, and written instruction is required. This employee should have knowledge of the county geography and addressing system. The ability to remain calm in stressful situation, and to apply logical thinking in determining a proper course of action in a minimum of time is necessary. This employee should possess excellent public relation, oral and written communication skills.

PROBLEM SOLVING:         Problem solving is a factor in this position. This employee encounters problems with domestic violence, citizen complaints, traffic violations, and criminal investigations.

DECISION MAKING:          Decision-making is factor in this position. This employee makes decisions about arrests, investigating crimes and accidents, and performs daily duties in a safe efficient manner.

SUPERVISION:        This position works with daily supervision from the Sheriff and UnderSheriff but does not have supervisory responsibilities over subordinate personnel.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY:             This employee is responsible for the safe operation of department equipment, but does not participate in the annual budget process.

PERSONAL RELATIONS:              This employee has daily contact with the public, and at times deals with extremely tense and stressful situations. Interaction with co-workers, other county departments and supervisory personnel is expected.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Adverse working conditions exist within this position. Exposure to hazardous chemicals, explosives, heights, excessive noise, and adverse weather conditions is expected. This position is exposed to blood borne pathogens while investigating crime scenes, seizing and preserving evidence, and assisting emergency crews.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:       Physical activity is required to perform the duties of this position. Some manual labor is required of this position, including sitting in a car for long periods, bending, lifting, standing, walking, reaching, pushing and pulling.

ATTENDANCE:        Employee must be at their job performing essential duties on a regular and continuing basis with no excessive absences.

Vacancy Number: 008

Open Date: 3/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: