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Employer: Geary County
Division: Sheriff
Job Title: Deputy Sheriff/FF
Salary: $18.82 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:  Deputy/Firefighter                        Please apply at www.HRePartners.com.



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                          Salary Range: 20                                                                                                                                                  

Reports To:  Sergeant


Department:  Sheriff                                                         Date:  December 2017                 



The job duties of the Deputy/Firefighter include but are not limited to perform general law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property within Geary County; to patrol county areas; to make investigations at the scene of a crime or traffic accident; to provide security at the Geary County Courthouse; to perform the duties of a firefighter and first responder to accidents;  to enforce all federal, state, and local law resolutions; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.



The duties described below are indicative of what the Deputy/Firefighter might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Deputy/Firefighter. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Administrative Functions:

  • Patrol county and related areas to preserve law and order.
  • Lead other Deputy/Firefighter positions in handling duties and functions.
  • Answer a variety of calls and complaints involving automobile accidents robberies, domestic disturbances, other misdemeanors and felonies, and citizen assistance calls.
  • Conduct initial investigations and gather evidence.
  • Contact witnesses and make arrests.
  • Assist and work with outside agencies on the apprehension of criminals and investigations.
  • Transport prisoners to court and testify in court on related activities.
  • Serve civil court processes and warrants.
  • Perform security checks of business and residential properties.
  • Complete reports and records.
  • Inspect equipment for compliance with standards.
  • Patrol area lakes for fish and game violators.
  • Provide security for Geary County courthouse.
  • Capture stray animals.
  • Serve as first responder to emergency situations until medical unit arrives.
  • Respond to fire calls and perform firefighting duties under the direction of the Rural Fire Chief. Firefighting duties include:
    • Drive and operate fire truck and equipment.
    • Respond to fire calls, laying/connecting hose lines; operate hose to direct water stream; climb ladders; use fire extinguishers, hooks, bars, lines, and other equipment.
    • Ventilates burning buildings by opening windows and skylights or by cutting holes in roofs or floors.
    • Provides medical assistance to fire victims; serves as first responders to emergency situations until medical unit arrives.
    • Performs salvage operations such as applying salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.
    • Participate in fire drills and training classes in apparatus operation, firefighting, and emergency medical response; study assigned materials related to firefighting and fire prevention.
    • Inspects building and premises for familiarization; checks for fire hazards; participates in maintenance and inspection of fire hydrants.
    • Performs general maintenance and cleaning work for the upkeep of fire department apparatus, equipment, and buildings.
    • Responds to assignments given by superior officers at the emergency scene and at the station.
  • May be involved in additional specialized functions such as: hazardous materials, aircraft rescue, swift water rescue.
  • Provides backup for front desk.
  • Assists with jail bookings.
  • Assist Sergeant as needed and directed.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Certification through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Ability to obtain within 1 year of employment, and maintain throughout employment the following licenses, certifications and training:  radar, tazer, CPR, first aid, HAZ-MAT, and basic firefighting.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license.
  • Must reside within a 30- mile radius of worksite within 90 days of employment.




  • Knowledge of law enforcement techniques and standards.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures for VIN inspections.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, SDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, fax, scanner, computer and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to operate Livescan computerized fingerprinting system.
  • Ability to operate a fire truck, fire apparatus and first responder equipment.
  • Ability to operate emergency vehicles, radios, radar equipment, fire arms, Tazer, DUI enforcement and other related law enforcement equipment.
  • Ability to use GIS and other systems/software.
  • Other equipment could be required.



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, Federal, State, and local regulations, SDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.



The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.



Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 100 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

  • Works in both an indoor setting as well as outdoors.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather when required.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.




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Supervisor                                          Date               Department Head               Date


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Human Resources Director             Date


EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above, and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.


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Incumbent’s Signature                    Date               Incumbent’s name printed

Vacancy Number: GESODEPUTY02122019

Open Date: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: