Livingston County
  • 13-Aug-2019 to 27-Aug-2019 (EST)
  • Sheriff
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $43,725.56 per year
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, 457, Wellness, Telemedcine


About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan.  Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities.  The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands.  Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities.  Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.


Duties:

  • 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.

Benefit Information:

  • 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

Pay Rate Information:

The Deputy position is a Union position as starting pay is $43,725.56/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 $64,893.61.

Duties:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS - Applicants for the position of a Field Services Officer must:

  • Have passed the Michigan Sheriff's Association EMPCO written exam for Deputy Sheriff within the past year and submit documentation of their score at the time of application submission.  Information on how to register for the written test may be found here:  https://www.empco.met/msa/
  • Be a minimum age of 21 years old.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Be free of any felony convictions.
  • Be a certified or certifiable police officer in the State of Michigan as governed by the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), or be actively enrolled in a MCOLES approved police academy at the time of application and provide documentation of the same.
  • Pass a thorough background investigation and be free of any instances of moral turpitude.
  • Have earned sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college or university, OR two (2) years full-time law enforcement experience, OR two (2) years active duty military experience at time of application.
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