To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to patrol assigned areas and enforce State and local laws; to conduct investigations of misdemeanor and felony crimes; to take responsible charge of inmates and jurors engaged in courtroom activities; to guard and transport prisoners to and from detention facilities; and to perform civil deputy duties.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Maintain law and order within the County by performing law enforcement activities in a variety of assignments: patrol, investigations, court security and civil.
Patrol: Patrol assigned areas; answer calls for protection of life and property and the enforcement of County and State laws; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents; direct traffic and detain drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.
Investigations: Investigate major crimes against property and persons; conduct extensive follow-up investigation at the scene of crimes and accidents; gather evidence; conduct surveillance; locate and question witnesses; take statements from witnesses; present information to the District Attorney's office for filing charges; appear in court as directed.
Court Security: Maintain safety and security for all personnel in the courtroom; act as bailiff in the courtroom; transfer inmates to and from the courts and correctional facilities; search individuals entering when necessary; monitor all courtroom activities to anticipate any safety concerns; assist other courtroom personnel and jurors in ensuring smooth operation of the courtroom.
Civil: Serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summonses, complaints and writs of attachment, executions and restitution; serve warrants and make arrests; prepare, process and maintain necessary files, documents and reports; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
Serve warrants and subpoenas; file complaints; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
Prepare detailed reports of all activities; write reports on arrests, traffic violations, inmate conflicts, impounded property and other situations; maintain departmental records and files when necessary.
Investigate accidents; conduct coroner's investigations and prepare reports.
Substantiate findings in court; testify when necessary in court.
Receive and investigate complaints of violations by or against juveniles; confer with juveniles and their parents; prepare citations for Juvenile Court.
Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; respond to mutual aid requests to assist other public jurisdictions.
Keep firearms and other equipment in good working condition; serve as range master at a pistol shooting range.
Attend meetings with civic groups; participate in and conduct public awareness/education programs at schools.
Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
May be assigned to special assignments such as boat patrol, narcotics, or canine patrol duty.
Answer inquiries over the telephone and at the counter.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Deputy Sheriffs do not rotate into the jail.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of law enforcement.
Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques.
Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies.
Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation of evidence.
Rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Department.
Laws applicable to the apprehension and treatment of juveniles.
Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
Pertinent laws, codes, regulations and statutes.
Accepted procedures and methods of serving civil notices, especially those relating to the attachment and sale of property; nature and purposes of such documents as writs of attachment, subpoenas, citations and other civil papers.
Use and care of small firearms and other law enforcement equipment.
Ability to: Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory; observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places.
Secure information from witnesses and suspects.
Make independent decisions while working in the field; interpret and apply the law to field situations; observe while conducting surveillance; problem solve crime situations; explain the law to the public.
Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility.
Meet and maintain the departmental firearms qualifications standards.
Prepare and make presentations related to law enforcement efforts in the community.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
Understand and follow written and oral directions.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Keep accurate records and write clear and comprehensive reports.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
Experience and Education: To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:
Experience: One year of professional experience in law enforcement work.
Education: Equivalent to completion of high school. Equivalent to completion of two years of college is highly desired.
Citizenship: Applicants must be United Stated citizens.
License or Certificate: *
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.
Special Qualifications: Applicants must be 21 years of age.
Persons employed in this class must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and/or rotating shifts.
Certificate: Possession of a valid Basic Certificate issued by the California Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission.
The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training requires that each individual who has previously completed a POST-certified basic course, or has previously been deemed to have completed equivalent training, and the individual has been awarded a POST certificate, but has a three-year or longer break in service as a peace officer must be retrained or complete the basic course waiver process (PAM Section D-11), unless such retraining or examination is waived by the Commission.
Additional Salary Information: HIRING BONUS: Newly hired Deputy Sheriff II will receive $5,000. $1000 of the hiring bonus will be paid in the second pay period of employment. $4000 bonus will be paid upon successful completion of probation.
ADVANCED VACATION ACCRUAL PROGRAM POLICY:
The Advanced Vacation Accrual Program gives lateral transfers that are coming from other agencies credit for their years of continuous service.
LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM: Applicants that attended and received a degree (Associate's or Bachelor's) consisting of a minimum of 60 credits/units at a regionally accredited school by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions are eligible to receive a payment up to $20,000 (or $30,000 if certified bilingual by Napa County) towards student loan(a). Loans must be existing loans, which the employee can prove they held as of their hire date and was borrowed while attending the accredited institution during the time the degree was earned. All payments will be made directly to the student loan lender once appropriate verifications have been made.
EMPLOYEE REFERRAL BONUS: County employees who refer a candidate for Deputy Sheriff will receive a recruitment bonus of $750 upon the successful completion of a one year probationary period.
EDUCATIONAL REIMBURSEMENT: County employees are eligible for reimbursement up to $300 per fiscal year.
BILINGUAL PAY: For bilingual speaking skills, Deputy Sheriffs are eligible to receive $60 for Level I and $80 for Level II.
Internal Number: Class Code: 10804
About Napa County Sheriff's Office
The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.
Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment.
The Napa County Sheriff's office is committed to providing the highest level of professional services to our community, while fostering partnership based on trust and respect.
The members of the Napa County Sh...eriff's Office are dedicated to preserving and defending our core values. These values include obedience to the Constitution of the United states, uncompromising personal and professional integrity, compassion, fairness, and respect for the dignity of those we protect.