Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

Responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crime; apprehension of criminals; and provide enforcement of laws and ordinances. Depending on staffing needs Deputies will be assigned to the Jail Division or the Patrol Division and may be required to serve at least 1 year before becoming eligible to apply for transfer to other assignments.

Examples of Duties for Success

Examples of Important and Essential Duties of Jail Deputy:

  • Adhere to policy, procedures, and post orders.
  • Responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crimes; apprehension of criminals.
  • Duties include but not limited to, answer calls for service; complete appropriate and required paperwork; testify in court; resolve conflict; complete required training; communicate clearly with citizens and other law enforcement professionals; dispense information to those who need it
  • Prepare variety of reports.
  • Enforce Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
  • Patrol assigned area to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and arrest violators.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities or persons, quell disturbances, arrest violators
  • Conduct preliminary investigation at the scene of a crime, administer first aid, and gather evidence.
  • Book in new inmates by receiving inmates from various jurisdictions. Prepare Inmates for general housing. Prepare Inmates for release from custody.
  • Observe Inmate conduct and behavior.
  • Supervise inmates, escort inmates within detention facility, search inmates and cells for contraband.
  • Inspect locks, windows, bars, grates, doors, for tampering throughout the facility.
  • Rotate between module floor and module tower.
  • Assist in preparing Inmates for In-house Advises and Court.
  • Transport Inmates on Medical Runs.
  • React effectively and safely in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Participate and complete annual law enforcement driving certification.
  • Participate and complete 16 hours of annual training in the area of P.P.C.T.  Must be certified every quarter.
  • Participate in training ( Quarterly Range Qualification, PPCT, TASER, OC Re-Certification)
  • Perform Deputy Duties at parades, processions, demonstrations, community activities, and sporting events.
  • Perform other duties that are assigned.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties of Patrol Deputy:
  • Adhere to policy, procedures, and post orders.
  • Responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crimes; apprehension of criminals.
  • Duties include but not limited to, answer calls for service; complete appropriate and required paperwork; testify in court; resolve conflict; complete required training; communicate clearly with citizens and other law enforcement professionals; dispense information to those who need it
  • Prepare variety of reports.
  • Enforce Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
  • Patrol assigned area to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and arrest violators.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities or persons, quell disturbances, arrest violators
  • Conduct preliminary investigation at the scene of a crime, administer first aid, and gather evidence.
  • Establish traffic control and Deputy protection at incidents that may attract crowds.
  • Serve civil papers, court documents, and subpoenas
  • Participate and complete annual law enforcement driving certification.
  • Participate and complete 16 hours of annual training in the area of P.P.C.T.  Must be certified every quarter.
  • Participate in training ( Quarterly Range Qualification, PPCT, TASER, OC Re-Certification)
  • Perform Deputy Duties at parades, processions, demonstrations, community activities, and sporting events.
  • Check and report on deficient streetlights, signs, road surfaces and other facilities that serve the public
  • Perform other duties that are assigned

Qualifications for Success

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
-Possess a High School Diploma or GED
-Must currently be P.O.S.T. Certified
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Possess a valid Colorado Drivers' License
-Must have vision correctable to 20/40
-Must meet criteria established by P.O.S.T. if you are a Non-United States Citizens. Click here for more information.

More Qualifications for Success

A lengthy testing and background process will be utilized to select the most qualified candidates.

The testing process includes:
-Written Exam
 * You can purchase a practice test and/or study guide online directly from the test manufacturer.
-Physical Ability Course (PAC) testing
-Physical Fitness Test Battery
-Oral Board Interview
-Skills assessment to determine appropriate job assignment
-Opportunity to obtain additional points in various areas to include education and military service

All Testing will take place on one day. A detailed email will be sent to eligible candidates closer to the testing date.

The Background process may include any/all of the following:
-2 phase psychological evaluation
-Integrity Interview
-CVSA exam (truth verification)
-Physical Exam

Application Instructions

Please apply for this position by following the link provided below. A new window will open on your screen and you will be directed to the Adams County Government employment website. From there, please follow the application directions provided. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW THE AD ON JOBING.COM!

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