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DEPUTY SHERIFF SERGEANT (CIVIL)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for supervising activities and carrying out the function of the Sheriff's Department - Civil Division. Under the supervision of a Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant (Civil), or higher ranking officer, an employee in this class is responsible for the daily activities of assigned Deputy Sheriff-Civil officers in performing work associated with the Division; involving the assignment of days work; training of staff; evaluating the work product and performing work activities found within the Deputy Sheriff (Civil) class. Work assignments are received orally or in writing from a superior, allowing for some leeway in prioritizing and insuring completion of assignments. Work is reviewed through the submission of reports and/or by conference. Supervision is exercised over a small number of sworn subordinates and clerical support staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
- Transmits orders to Deputy Sheriffs-Civil and clerical support personnel, personally or by telephone, radio, computer or in writing.
- Checks subordinates in the performance of their duties making suggestions for better execution of work assignments.
- Evaluates subordinate work activity, discussing and requiring change where indicated.
- Reviews reports submitted by subordinates.
- Makes a daily report of activities encountered.
- May serve and enforce Civil Mandates of the Courts.
- Conducts the sale of real and personal property, including motor vehicles.
- Insures that records of actions are current and retrievable in the record file system; accounts for fines and monies collected as part of doing business.
- Operates a department motor vehicle and communicates using mobile and portable radios.
- May perform all duties of subordinate officers.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Good knowledge of the New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules, related Laws and Code of Ethics.
- Good knowledge of current procedures and practices used in enforcement of Civil Process.
- Skill and proficiency in the use of departmental issued firearms.
- Ability to use a computer.
- Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
- Ability to establish and maintain a harmonious effective working relationship with governmental agencies, officials, and the general public.
- Ability to read and interpret a variety of legal documents.
- Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Promotion Three (3) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Deputy Sheriff (Civil).