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Employer: Sumner County
Division: Sheriff
Job Title: Deputy I (KLETC Certified)
Salary: $0 

Job Description:



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DEPUTY I (KLETC Certified Officer)



Sumner County                                                                                     Sheriff’s Department

Pay Level 8 - Non-exempt

Starting pay $16.6 /hour



Position Summary


Under the supervision of the Sheriff, Undersheriff and/or Patrol Captain the Deputy position performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in Sumner County.  The main responsibilities of this position include enforcing all federal, state and local laws in accordance with department rules and regulations.  Patrol duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance.  This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions.  This work involves an element of personal danger.



Essential Functions


  • Enforces all Federal, State and County laws, statutes and/or resolutions;
  • Conducts traffic and criminal investigations;
  • Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints;
  • Completes all necessary official forms and reports as required in a timely manner;
  • Searches for, collects, and identifies evidence found at crime scenes;
  • Appears and testifies in court proceedings;
  • Serves civil and criminal process and warrants;
  • Provide Court House security;
  • Apprehends and arrests violators in a safe and constitutional method following established rules and regulations set by the department, state, and the courts;
  • Directs traffic and issues citations for traffic law violations;
  • Routinely patrols the county assisting citizens with personal, family and social problems;
  • Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action;
  • Alerts the citizens of hazardous and dangerous conditions (from serious traffic accidents to severe weather conditions);
  • Informs the public on laws and general information;
  • Assists other law enforcement and emergency service agencies as required.



Marginal Functions


  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned;
  • Attends training seminars and classes as required by the Sheriff, Undersheriff or Patrol Captain;
  • May be required to cross train in other suitable county departments.




Deputy I

Position Requirements


Experience:  One year of law enforcement experience preferred.  Employee is expected to acquire the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months in the position.


Education:  High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Some college is preferred.  Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in KSA 74-5605 “Qualifications of Applicant (Police Officer) for Training Course; Requirements” and complete 40 hours of continuing education training annually as required by the state law enforcement training commission.  Must be in possession of or have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas drivers license.


Technical Skills:  Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, law enforcement techniques, good communication skills (written and oral) and mathematics.  Must have the ability to proficiently operate communications equipment, weapons, and other related law enforcement equipment; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing; the ability to access, input and retrieve information from the computer.


Problem Solving:  Frequent problem solving exists.  Problems involve handling citizens complaints, civil disputes, victim trauma, finding evidence for conviction of crime, and locating witnesses.


Decision Making:  Frequent decision making responsibilities.  Decisions include determining whether to issue a warning, citation, make an arrest, or to use force in a situation.


Supervision:  Work performance is reviewed by supervisor.  Employee does not have supervisory responsibilities over personnel.


Financial Accountability:  Employee is accountable for the proper recording and collection of evidence and valuables encountered in the performance of duties.


Personal Relations:  Continual contact with the general public and frequent contact with other law enforcement and emergency service personnel.


Working Conditions:  Adverse working conditions exist relating to public law enforcement.  Hazardous, strenuous and dangerous situations may arise in the apprehension of alleged criminals, interviewing suspects and/or victims under extreme conditions.  Adverse weather conditions when patrolling is a factor in this position.  Shift work is required as is some overtime work.


Physical Requirements:  Must have the ability to pass and maintain all physical requirements and activities of the law enforcement training center and other hazardous, strenuous and dangerous activities during situations that may arise in the apprehension of alleged criminals or other conditions as they may occur.  Between 5 – 10 % of the time requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry or push heavy (150 lbs or more) objects.

Vacancy Number: SU2019-22

Open Date: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: