Van Buren County ~ Sheriff's Office ~ Full-Time Deputy
Opening Date: December 22, 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

Van Buren County Administration Building, 219 E. Paw Paw St., Suite 303, Paw Paw, MI  49079
Applications available from the Van Buren County Human Resources Division
Telephone:  269-657-8253
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Rate of Pay:  $20.89     Annually  Hourly 
Full-Time/Part-Time:  40  hours per week 
Full-Time Deputy
DEPARTMENT:  Sheriff’s Office

PURPOSE:  Perform duties pertaining to the protection of lives and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of public peace, and the apprehension of criminals.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Two (2) year associates degree, bachelors preferred.
  • GRADUATE OF THE MICHIGAN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY.
  • Previous experience as a law enforcement officer.  Military experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to use a firearm.
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and access to dependable transportation (satisfactory driving record required).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Requires daily travel to locations that are not barrier free.
  • Required to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and run for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work outdoors and under adverse conditions.
  • Pre-employment physical, drug screening, and comprehension exam required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Work is performed under the general direction of the Sergeant.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:  An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform).

  • Patrol designated areas to prevent, deter, and suppress traffic violations and criminal activity.
  • Enforce regulations and preserve public peace for Van Buren County residents.
  • Investigate criminal and traffic offenses in accordance with the Michigan penal code and traffic statutes.  Apprehend violators.
  • Maintain contact with the Sheriff’s Office, acknowledge receipt of dispatches, and respond to emergency situations.
  • Provide accurate information for the preparation of statistical reports and for the prosecution of offenders.
  • Transport prisoners or mentally incapacitated persons to or from correctional facilities or government institutions.
  • Accompany inmates to court for arraignments, sentencing, and motions.
  • Appear and/or testify in civil, criminal, and/or traffic litigation cases.