Deputy Sheriffs perform field and office law enforcement duties. As uniformed or non-uniformed officers, they patrol assigned areas; transport mentally ill persons to appropriate institutions; serve Court Orders; investigate violations of law; apprehend violators; gather and preserve evidence; appear as court witnesses; under Court Order, replevin property; carry out eviction procedures; collect delinquent taxes; conduct Sheriff’s sales required by law; investigate accidents and render aid to the public; make reports; book, guard and transport prisoners as required by law and by the Sheriff; provide Court security and supervise civilian employees of the Sheriff’s Office when necessary.
The work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order. The work involves an element of personal danger and may be performed either in plain clothes or in uniform. Specific assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out in accordance with established rules and procedures found in the Standard Operating Procedures of the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies must be able to act with good judgment without direct supervision in meeting emergencies. Work is reviewed through reports, inspections and observations of results obtained.
Candidate must have graduated from high school or must possess a certificate that certifies an educational development of at least a high school graduation level (G.E.D).
Applicant must be employed as a sworn law enforcement officer working 100 hours or more per year in this capacity, and maintain an active law enforcement certification. Applicants from a jurisdiction other than the State of Nebraska must complete the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) Reciprocity Course within one (1) calendar year of hiring.
Applicants who have qualifying Military Police experience will also be considered if they can provide supporting documentation for the reciprocity process.
Must be of good character and must not have demonstrated a disregard of the law to such an extent that usefulness, as an employee would be impaired.
If adverse information relative to a potential employee’s character and/or background is developed during the course of the routine background investigation, the Sheriff will explore this during the verbal interview and make the decision relative to hiring. Such decision must be consistent with Article V, Section G of the Merit Commission Rules.
Vision of 20/20 uncorrected to 20/20 corrected; normal depth perception; no permanent or ocular abnormality including color blindness.
Any indication of organic, active or irreversible disease of the ear shall result in disqualification. Hearing must be such that the applicant can understandably receive frequencies of normal voice range.
Completion of a physical examination by a physician designated by the Commission.
Must have attained the age of 21 years at the time of certification from the NLETC.
Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application, time of hire, and throughout employment.
Douglas County is an EOE – Disability/Veterans
November 6, 2023