Livingston County
  • 09-Nov-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Sheriff
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • 42868.20
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Hybrid pension plan includes Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Plan with Employer match; Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plan; Basic Life and AD&D Insurance; Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital policies; Employee Assistance Program; Annual $500 per year for Wellness; Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care); 12 Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Time

Essential Job Functions of a Law Enforcement Officer - See Below

YOU MUST GO TO THE SHERIFF'S WEBSITE AT: and print off the application and return it to the Sheriff's Dept. or to Lt. Sanborn email located below.

Any additional information or questions regarding the position or application requirements should be directed to  Lt. Eric Sanborn at, by phone at 517-540-7903 or mail application to 150 S. Highlander Way, Howell, MI 48843. Attn: LT. Sanborn.


  • Essential Job Functions of a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Affect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Climb over obstacles; climb through openings jump down from elevated surfaces; jump over obstacles, ditches and streams; and crawl in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate and/or rescue.
  • Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio
  • communications, often under adverse conditions such as siren usage and high-speed vehicle operation.
  • Communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and giving information, directions and command
  • Operate an emergency vehicle; during the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, while exercising due care and caution; and, in congested traffic, unsafe road conditions, and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Load, aim and fire handguns, shotguns, and other agency-specific firearms from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.
  • Conduct searches of buildings and large outdoor areas that may involve walking and/or standing for long periods of times.
  • Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines, to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informants.
  • Identify wanted persons and vehicles; and, locate stolen property and identify potential evidence, which requires
  • the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts to maintain order.
  • Enter and exit vehicles quickly to perform rescue operations, pursue a suspect or answer and emergency call.
  • Perform law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime.
  • Perform tasks that require lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions.
  • Perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and
  • mathematical computations.
  • Pursue fleeing suspects on foot both day and night in unfamiliar terrain.
  • Read and comprehend rules, regulations, policies, procedures and the law for purpose of ensuring appropriate officer behavior/response and performing enforcement activities involving the public.
  • Subdue resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing subject control maneuvers or approved non-lethal weapons.
  • Use body force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate and/or rescue.
  • Perform other essential tasks as identified by the employing agency, and/or the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards job-task analysis.


  • Hybrid pension plan which includes a Defined Contribution and a Defined Benefit with an employer match
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Basic Life & AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital policies
  • Employer sponsored Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual $500 per year for Wellness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health and Dependent Care
  • 12 paid holidays, Vacation and Sick time


The Deputy position is a Union position as starting pay is $42,868.20/year.  This position is eligible for step pay increases within the Deputy Union Wage Scale.  Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $63,621.19.


  • Associates degree/equivalent credits in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration.
  • Must be certified or certifiable as a police officer in the State of Michigan by MCOLES at the time of appointment.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination administered as part of the selection process.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of the selection process prior to appointment (background investigation, oral board interview, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and drug test).
  • No felony convictions (including expunged records or convictions under YTA etc.)
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license.
  • Full time law enforcement experience is preferred but is not mandatory.
  • Have successfully completed the Deputy Sheriff and/or the Law Enforcement Police Officer Positions test at within the last 2 years.
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