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Job Category: Police Officer
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Job Title: Patrol Deputy
Hiring Organization: Ada County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: Entry Level $19.61-$20.48/hr; Lateral Transfer $21.97-$26.79/hr
Closing Date: 03/21/2016
Job Location: Idaho
Prevents crime, enforces laws, protects against loss of life and property damage, and makes arrests, when needed. The incumbent uses their own judgment in the performance of duties, referring unusual, unique or complex issues to their sergeant for advice and guidance.

  • Patrols assigned areas of Ada County on foot, on a motorcycle, or in a radio-equipped car or SUV;
  • Responds to calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, robberies, neighborhood disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies;
  • Interviews suspects, witnesses, and victims, gathers information and prepares detailed reports;
  • Secures crime scenes, conducts investigations, gathers and processes evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes forceful arrests;
  • Takes disputed property into possession of the court;
  • Initiates and conducts surveillance when appropriate;
  • Attempts to locate possible suspects and/or property;
  • Serves warrants and take person(s) in to custody;
  • Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests and citations;
  • Gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the general public;
  • Eligible for transfer among all Patrol Officer positions and shifts;
  • Educates public in crime prevention;
  • Administers first-aid when needed;
  • May investigate cases related to civil process, juvenile crimes, internet crimes, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, runaways, assaults, vandalism, burglaries, larcenies, child neglect and abuse, vice controlled substances, sex offenses, suicides and homicides;
  • May be assigned to special assignments as needed; and
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Must have either 64 college credits or an Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university OR have served 4 years consecutive and fulltime military service OR have 2 years of prior fulltime experience in law enforcement with a recognized public safety agency as a commissioned or licensed law enforcement officer;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age;
  • Must be a United States citizen;
  • Must be able to read, interpret and memorize large amounts of information relating to policies, procedures, laws and police operations;
  • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Skill in the peaceful resolution of conflict and the diffusion of tense situations;
  • Skill in the safe operation of passenger cars, vans, or motorcycles under hazardous conditions;
  • Ability to effect a forceful arrest;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and prepare clear, comprehensive reports;
  • Ability to give accurate testimony in court;
  • Ability to take criticism and verbal abuse from persons without reacting in a negative manner;
  • Ability to project an image of self-confidence and control;
  • Ability to evaluate and recognize potential adverse or unsafe situations and react according to department policy;
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position without a direct threat to the health or safety of the incumbent or others.
  • Must pass a written exam, the POST physical agility test, a polygraph exam, background investigation, medical exam and a psychological evaluation;
  • Must become POST certified as a Peace Officer within one year of employment;
  • Must have a current and valid Driver’s License;
  • This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
  • Work is performed primarily on and around the roadways of Ada County and involves an element of personal danger;
  • May require incumbent to ride in a car for long periods of time;
  • Requires sufficient physical strength to extract injured persons from a wide variety of situations and to apprehend, search, and arrest individuals, some of whom may resist;
  • May require movement over various types of terrain, (hilly, steep, rocky, rough, and/or wet/slippery);
  • Requires the use of first-aid and CPR techniques when necessary;
  • Requires the use of a firearm;
  • Must be able to work all work shifts as well as weekends and holidays; may involve long days.
Special Instructions:
Additional Online Information: https://adasheriff.org/Careers
Contact Information: Candi Presley
HR Coordinator
7200 Barrister Drive
Boise, Idaho United States
(208) 577-3557
(208) 577-3559
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