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Lateral Deputy Sheriff - Registry

at Pinal County

Pay: $45,969 to $52,290/year
$45969 - $52290
Posted: 9/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2435879

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


This requisition is intended ONLY for applicants who are CURRENT members of AZPOST.
This is a registry intended to collect applications for current or future vacancies containing one or more positions.
Every question requires a response. If the question does not apply, put N/A. Failure to answer each question will result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.


To be considered for an application review an Out-of-State Lateral Applicant must complete and attach to this application an 
AZPOST Record of Equivalent Training to include all required verifiable documentation. Link to the form below:

Protect lives and property, preserve the peace in Pinal County through the patrolling of assigned areas, impartial enforcement of laws, detaining and interviewing violators, apprehension of suspects, and responding to calls for assistance, and develop and maintain effective relationships with residents and community organizations under basic supervision.

Example of Duties

  • Enforce local, state and Federal laws, enforce compliance with local regulations and ordinances, according to Pinal County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) policies, procedures, post orders and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and make proper decisions using sound judgment.
  • Respond to various types of emergency calls, secure and document crime scenes, conduct initial investigation by collecting evidence, and communicate directions to staff personnel and general public.
  • Provide crisis intervention and mediation for subjects in emotional distress.
  • Control crime scene, resolve disputes, and assist other emergency responders.
  • Inform residents about community programs and resources.
  • Provide crisis intervention and mediation for subjects in emotional distress, control scenes, resolve disputes, assist other emergency responders, and inform residents about community programs and resources.
  • Patrol assigned areas, looking for illegal, hazardous, and suspicious activities and persons, conduct traffic stops and investigate traffic accidents and criminal violations, investigate criminal and civil complaints and incidents, and interrogate, communicate, and assist with victims, witnesses, and suspects in cases.
  • Arrest law violators, locate, pursue, and arrest criminal suspects, transport and process prisoners, serve arrest, search, and civil warrants and other court documents, and complete detailed reports and required technical paperwork.
  • Provide courtroom testimony when summoned, provide factual statement of incidents, present evidence relating to cases before the court, and assist in the prosecution of criminal and civil cases.
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment in clean and effective operating order.
  • Assist and interact with other Sheriff's personnel, County departments, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations in order to define and resolve law enforcement issues.
  • May be assigned to special operations, enforcement, intervention, investigative and tactical teams, including search & rescue, K-9, armory, traffic, civil process, SOP, training, evidence, court records, and liaison with other agencies.
  • Update PCSO files, records, and event logs, maintain appropriate records, and prepare accurate and timely reports as required.
  • Maintain the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the Sheriff's Office by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
  • To promote and adhere to the workplace values of accountability, commitment, and teamwork to help enrich lives beyond expectation.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age, a United States citizen, and demonstrate the ability to successfully complete written, psychological, polygraph, physical or stress test, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background examinations.
  • AZPOST  Certified
  • Valid Arizona State Driver's License.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Business, or Public Administration.
  • Additional technical training and certifications may be required at the direction of the Sheriff.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Sheriff's Office policies, procedures, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Knowledge of state and Federal laws, regulations and statutes, including rules of evidence, pursuit and search techniques, use-of-force rules, criminal and traffic codes, and special areas of assignment.
  • Knowledge of Arizona criminal justice and court systems, procedures, and protocols.
  • Knowledge of investigative and interrogative procedures and protocols for observation and memorization of critical details.
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, practices, methods, techniques, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of hazardous chemicals and materials, first aid, and CPR.
  • Knowledge of geography, roads, and landmarks of Pinal County.
  • Knowledge of principles of records management.
  • Skill in interpreting laws and regulations, making decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.
  • Skill in effectively managing situations requiring diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment.
  • Skill in the care, maintenance, and safe operation of a variety of firearms, impact weapons, chemical agents, mobile data terminals, and other law enforcement tools and equipment.
  • Ability to remain alert at all times and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to interact with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to recognize suspicious behavior patterns, mediate difficult situations, and use effective arrest and control techniques.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles and special equipment during emergency, high-risk situations.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and specialized software applications.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to follow and effectively communicate verbal and written instructions.
The work is very heavy work and requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  The work also requires the ability to balance, crawl, climb, crouch, finger, feel, handle, grasp, perform repetitive motion, kneel lift, pull push, hear, speak, stoop, stand, walk, operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment, and demonstrate mental and visual acuity.

Work is performed in an environment with crisis situations that require making major decisions involving people, resources, and property.

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