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The work involves responsibility for enforcing civil mandates of the courts including serving civil court papers, seizing property, conducting auction sales of seized property, enforcing and managing accounts, making civil arrests and assisting individuals seeking information regarding civil matters. Work assignments are received from a Deputy Sheriff Sergeant (Civil) or higher ranking officer, verbally and in writing allowing some discretion in prioritizing and ensuring completion of work assignments. Work is reviewed through submission of reports and observation of the employee during the performance of their assignments. There is no supervision exercised by this class. Does related work as required.


Serves, mails and manages income execution accounts, provides account status to attorneys.
Serves and enforces eviction notices, coordinating the process with landlord/attorneys.
Supervises evictions to ensure peace between the evicted tenant and landlord.
Serves Summons and Complaints, which include Notices, Petitions, Orders of Protection, Subpoenas, Real and Personal Property Executions, Orders of Seizure and Attachment, Civil Arrest Warrants and related Civil processes, Levy on Real and Personal property including motor vehicles.
Makes civil arrests, seizes vehicles for property executions.
Conducts sales of seized property; collects funds.
Completes and mails or submits Affidavits of Service.
Performs clerical work necessary for the completion of work assignments.
Conducts computer searches and enters information in computer terminals.
Answers telephones and assists individuals seeking information regarding civil matters.
Initiates, submits and maintains reports as required.
Operates a department vehicle and communicates using mobile and portable radios.


Good knowledge of New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules and related Law.
Good knowledge of requirements and procedures governing the execution, processing and serving of civil documents.
Skill and proficiency in the use of departmental issued firearms.
Ability to prepare written records and reports.
Ability to read, understand and interpret written material.
Ability to interact with the public in a manner that is humanitarian and professional.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in emergencies and unusual situations.
Ability to use a computer.
Ability to adhere to Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
May be required to possess the ability to become proficient with a department issued firearm and to maintain proficiency.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Citizenship: Candidates must be citizens of the United States at time of appointment.

Education: At time of appointment, candidates must be a high school graduate or a holder of a high school equivalency diploma issued by an education department of any of the states of the United States or a holder of a comparable diploma issued by any commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States or by the Canal Zone or holder of a report from the United States Armed Forces certifying successful completion of the tests related to general education development, high school level.

Conviction: Conviction of a felony or of any offense in any other jurisdiction which if committed in this State would constitute a felony will bar appointment. Conviction of a misdemeanor of any offense in any other jurisdiction which if committed in this State would constitute a misdemeanor may bar appointment.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment.