Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
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Reserve Deputy III
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DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Unpaid, sworn position. Responsible work of a general law enforcement nature with primary emphasis on the protection of life and property, the enforcement of local ordinances, and state and federal laws. Duties may include work in various divisions depending on experience and training including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Court Security, Juvenile Relations, Rural Services, Civil, and Warrants, among other possible assignments depending on specialized prior expertise. Reserve Deputies will wear a uniform (depending on division in which they are working) and safety equipment provided by the Sheriff's Office and must work in all types of weather conditions.
Duties may entail other special assignments of similar complexity, including providing assistance to those who are unable to care for themselves, the intoxicated, addicted, mentally ill, physically disabled and persons of all ages. Work may be performed either in uniform or plain clothes, on foot or in an automobile, and on any assigned shift.
Employees assigned to this classification report to a designated Sergeant and are responsible to their Lieutenant, Division Commander, Major of Operations and the Sheriff. Performance is evaluated through reports, personal contact, inspection, examination, discussions, and appropriate employee performance appraisals.
The official duties of this position may be initiated by the following:
- Major of Operations and/or Major of Support Services
- Uniform Patrol Division Commanders
- Uniform Patrol Lieutenants
- Uniform Patrol Sergeants
- Uniform Patrol Deputy Sheriffs
- CCC Telecommunicators
- Citizen's request
- Self initiated
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Pursue and effect the immediate apprehension and arrest of persons suspected of committing criminal violations directed to his/her attention.
- Investigate all complaints which are assigned or brought to his/her attention, and report or take law enforcement action in those cases under the jurisdiction of ACSO.
- Utilize the best efforts to prevent the commission of crimes, suppress all forms of commercialized vice, and detain and apprehend criminals. Under no circumstances make public any information that may jeopardize the successful completion of an investigation or the apprehension of a perpetrator.
- Observe all persons who arouse suspicion and investigate any person whose appearance, conduct, or presence seems suspicious. Upon the interview of such persons, attempt to obtain information which will aid the reduction of criminal activity.
- Be thoroughly familiar with the boundaries of Alachua County in relation to neighboring counties, and be familiar with the proper names and locations of all streets, avenues, terraces, roads, drives, places, courts, main thoroughfares, alleys, public buildings, hospitals, etc., in Alachua County.
- Be thoroughly familiar with criminal laws and keep up to date with all new changes in Florida State Statutes; also, be familiar with Federal Law and County Ordinances.
- Provide citizens with general information, advice, etc., whenever possible.
- Provide rescue/first aid services in accidents, disasters or other emergency situations.
- Provide referral and follow-up services to resolve domestic and civil crises.
- Advise merchants and the general public regarding suitable crime prevention methods.
- Constantly be on alert to cultivate sources of information that will aid in the solving of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the suppression of vice and organized crime and establish informants.
- Respond to situations involving in-progress or recent criminal activity, restore or maintain order, gather information and evidence accordingly.
- Patrol assigned areas, giving particular attention to and re-checking locations where crime hazard is great.
- Be available for service at all times while on duty either by radio or telephone
- Write all reports as directed in agency policy and procedures. Complete and relinquish all reports prior to completing a work shift, unless authorized by a supervisor.
- Take into official custody property that has been lost, stolen, or abandoned in accordance with agency policy and procedures.
- Testify in court or depositions as necessary.
- Conduct in-depth investigations of criminal incidents, either independently or as part of a coordinated effort.
- Observe, report and whenever feasible, follow-up on conditions which pose potential threats to public safety and health.
- Maintain an alert and military bearing upon the streets or while in a vehicle.
- Maintain cleanliness and operational readiness of all assigned equipment.
- Serve judicial process as directed.
- This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of specific job functions or tasks does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the position.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Part-time volunteer position with variable shifts. Will be required to work any shift assigned by a shift supervisor, to include days, evenings and/or nights. Assigned shift subject to change without prior notice.
- May be called in for emergencies.
- May be required to work overtime with or without prior noticeWORK CONDITIONS:
- Working conditions for the classification of Uniform Patrol Division Deputy are generally stable, however due to the emergency nature of this assignment, this position may require continuous scheduling adjustments without prior notice.
- Individuals assigned to this classification may be required to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
- Individuals assigned to this classification will be required to do some moderate to heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying moderate to heavy loads.
- Individuals assigned to this classification will be required to work in all types of inclement weather conditions, to include driving, directing traffic, answering calls for service and any other duties assigned by a Shift Supervisor or higher authority.
- Individuals assigned to this classification will be required to work in unstable and potentially dangerous conditions above and beyond what will be expected of any non-sworn employee or civilian. NOTE: Employees are not required to expose themselves to unnecessary dangers or to perform a potentially life threatening task in which they are not qualified to perform.
- High School diploma or equivalent
- EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
- Meet or exceed all applicable standards required by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
- Successfully complete the ACSO Field Training Deputy (FTD) requirements.
- CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING:
- Must hold a current and valid State of Florida Criminal Justice Standard and Training Law Enforcement Certificate.
- Must hold current, valid Florida driver's license. OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be at least 21 years of age at time of employment.
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Must be a resident of Alachua County unless authorized to the contrary by the Sheriff.
- Must successfully pass the current ACSO pre-employment background and testing process.
- Reserve Deputy III must work a minimum of 36 volunteer hours per calendar quarter.