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					                                    DEPUTY SHERIFF RECRUIT
                       (UNDERFILL OF A BUDGETED DEPUTY SHERIFF POSITION)
FUNCTION
Performs entry journey level law enforcement work for the purpose of training to become a Deputy Sheriff, involving initial
academic and on-the-job, in-service training and development prior to receiving Arizona Peace Officer Standards and
Training Board (AZPOST) Certification.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry journey level class in the Deputy Sheriff series. Work involves participation in assigned in-service training
and formal academic programs of instruction designed to qualify the incumbent for certification as a Deputy Sheriff.
Incumbents are eligible to be assigned as a Deputy Sheriff upon successful obtainment of AZPOST Certification. The
incumbent upon employment as a Deputy Sheriff Recruit will be scheduled to attend and must successfully complete a
recognized Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) Training Academy.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Formal academic instruction and in-service training are performed under immediate supervision; however, as skill and
experience are gained in fulfilling routine duties, increasingly independent action may be authorized. Work is reviewed
through observation, conferences, written examination, performance tests, and an evaluation of training records and
reports.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Attends Law Enforcement Academy classes and other formal law enforcement training programs established to qualify
   the incumbent for AZPOST certification and achievement of classification as a certified Deputy Sheriff.

2. Assists sheriff personnel in a training capacity; participates in patrols, assists in traffic control and safety, assists in
   accident investigations, assists in administering first aid, assists in investigations, assists in gathering and preserving
   evidence, taking fingerprints, and completing related reports.

3. Develops knowledge and proficiency in the interpretation of Federal, State and local laws and ordinances, and Sheriff
   Department policies and regulations.

4. Develops skill and proficiency in the use and care of firearms.

5. Files, sorts, duplicates, conducts research and assists in the maintenance of Sheriff Department records.

6. Performs related work as required.

WORK CONTACTS
Regular contact with training instructors, superiors, fellow employees, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
Contacts require tact, courtesy and mature judgement.

CONDITIONS OF WORK
Work is subject to varying post or job-site assignments, rotating shift assignments, irregular hours and on-call or call-back
status and irregular schedules including completion of work assignments on weekends and holidays. Exposure to adverse
weather conditions in extreme hot and cold; traveling at high speeds when responding to emergency situations or in
pursuit mode; exposure to remote, isolated areas; exposure to potentially hazardous, disabling and life-threatening
situations; and occasional - frequent moderate lifting of 25 - 50 lbs. and periodic handling/moving of objects in excess of 50
lbs.

All employees of Mohave County are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security
occurs. All employees are considered to be available for these types of events and will immediately respond, in accordance with
County Emergency Operations Plan, when directed by the Chairman of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, County
Manager, the Homeland Security/Emergency Management Coordinator, or when directed by his department director/elected
official and/or immediate supervisor. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities assigned to his regular job
responsibilities and incorporate other non job related duties as necessary and required of an employee to respond to the
emergent matter at hand. An employee’s response to these matters may require the working of unusual, long hours over a
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possibility of an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods. An employee who is working with an
accommodation must meet with their supervisor and department director/elected official to discuss their requirement for
response.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of:

            --laws, rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement.

Skill in:

            --the safe operation of a motor vehicle.

Ability to:

            --receive orders, to follow instructions, and to work as a team member in a structured working environment.

            --comprehend, retain and recall factual information.

            --apply training and common sense in learning to identify potentially dangerous situations, to make effective logical
            decisions, and to exercise the appropriate measure of tact or force to resolve dangerous or emotionally charged
            situations with minimum injury to self and others and minimum damage to property involved.

            --demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with
            people.

            --accept dangers, regimentation, discipline and time demands of law enforcement work.

            --attain proficiency in controlling a vehicle under emergency conditions.

            --establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, other law enforcement agencies
            and the public.

            --prepare accurate, complete and legible reports and to present detailed, accurate and objective oral statements
            and responses to questions.

            --attain proficiency in the use of firearms.

            --fulfill physical requirements of work assignments to include maintaining physical conditioning required for
            performance of work assignments; lifting in excess of 50 pounds; and exposure to extreme hot or cold weather,
            various types of terrain and remote, isolated areas.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Completion of high school or G.E.D. certificate. OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and training which
provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Must be 21 years of age to be employed as a Deputy Sheriff Recruit with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and to attend
a recognized Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) Training Academy. Willingness to attend
and successfully complete a recognized Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) Training
Academy; typically incumbents will complete academy within four months of assignment to a Deputy Sheriff Recruit
position. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the
County. Possess the ability to successfully complete psychological, polygraph, health-related and physical agility testing
appropriate to law enforcement individuals.

DISCLAIMER
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY:                         Protective Services
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FLSA STATUS:                           Exempt (Classified)
CLASS CODE                             4120
RANGE                                  02-Rg 14
EFFECTIVE DATE:                        October 1, 1991
CLASS SYSTEM MAINT REV:                April 6, 1998
02/03 Class Validation Study Review:   June 28, 2003




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