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Employer: Butler County
Division: Road Patrol
Job Title: Patrol Deputy
Salary: $17.37 Hourly

Job Description:


Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Sergeant, the Patrol Officer performs general law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property within Butler County.  Work involves patrolling county areas, enforcing all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, securing compliance with traffic violations and making investigations at the scene of a crime or traffic accident.   Work in this position involves an element of personal danger.   The employee in this position must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent judgment in handling emergencies.


Examples of Work (Essential Functions):

  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;
  • Patrols county and related areas to preserve law and order;
  • Answers a variety of calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, robberies, domestic disturbances and other misdemeanors and felonies;
  • Conduct investigations and gathers evidence;
  • Contacts witnesses and makes arrests;
  • Testifies in court or related activities;
  • Receives and answers complaints and requests from the general public;
  • Arrests individuals who violate laws and ordinances;
  • Completes reports and records;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.


Job Title:  Patrol Officer


Position Requirements:


Experience:  This is an entry level position requiring no prior law enforcement experience of minimal experience.   Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and information to perform the job reasonably well after one year in the position.


Education:  High school diploma or GED is required.   Certification through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center within one year of employment and 40 hours of continuing education annually.


Skills:  Knowledge of law enforcement techniques and federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.   Good oral, written, and interpersonal skills.   The ability to operate emergency vehicles, radios, firearms, DUI enforcement and fingerprinting equipment and other related law enforcement equipment.   Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license.


Problem Solving:  Frequent problem solving exists in this position.   Problems include dealing with the public, victim trauma and with the criminal element.

Decision Making:  Decision making exists in this position.   Decisions include determining whether to arrest an individual and appropriate action to be taken in family disputes.


Accountability:  Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of the department and does not participate in the annual department budget process.


Supervision:  Supervision is provided in the field and job related decisions are reviewed by the Sergeants and/or Senior Deputy Sheriff.  Employee does not have supervisory responsibilities over subordinate personnel.


Personal Relations:  Frequent contact with other county departments and continual contact with the general public. Be able to clearly communicate to other officers and the public. Officers must also testify in a court of law.


Working Conditions:  Adverse working conditions exist in relation to public law enforcement.   Hazardous and dangerous situations may arise in the apprehension of alleged criminals.   Physical effort is required.


Physical Requirements:  75 percent of the time the employee must be able to move 150 plus pounds of force; pushing cars, arresting violent offenders, helping with rescue efforts.  Some periods of prolong sitting is required during patrol periods.   A high degree of flexibility exists in reaching, bending, crawling, crouching, grasping, hearing, speaking, standing, and walking. The ability to operate a motor vehicle. However, there may be some stooping, lifting and carrying of moderate to heavy items.  Employee may be required to lift up to 30 lbs.


Butler County is Proud to Be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

We value diversity in the workplace.  Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, political affiliation, national origin, age, or any other protected class. Interested individuals, who meet the basic requirements, are invited to apply for consideration.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the policy of Butler County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interview, or pre-employment testing process should notify Melissa Riley, Director of Human Resources, at 316-322-4324.


Vacancy Number: BU4510219001

Open Date: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: