Examples of Duties Please Note: Applications will not be accepted without submission of California Basic POST Certificate or California Basic Academy Graduation Certificate or proof of current enrollment in a Basic P.O.S.T. Academy. Duties may include, depending upon assignment, but are not limited to the following:
- Patrols assigned areas and answers calls for protection of life and property.
- Conducts preliminary investigations and interrogates witnesses.
- Tests for sobriety, performs CPR and First Aid, physically restrains subjects and prisoners.
- Substantiate findings of fact in court.
- Serve warrants, subpoenas and make arrests; serves subpoenas; investigates accidents.
- Responds to death scenes and secures area, examines body and scene for forensic evidence.
- Gathers information to assist in determining cause of death.
- Coordinates and cooperates with responding personnel and release of body and/or organs.
- Secures personal belongings and effects of the deceased, notifies next of kin.
- May assist in the disposition of the deceased due to death by natural causes.
- Refers questionable deaths to the Coroner's division.
- Delivers and executes civil processes such as writs of attachment, possession and execution, subpoenas, summons and complaints.
- Assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies' investigations and arrests.
- Lifts latent prints, takes pictures or makes sketches of crime scene and takes plaster at crime scenes.
- Gather evidence and take statements in connection with suspected criminal activities.
- Keeps firearms and other equipment in good working condition.
- May function as a SWAT Team member or function as an undercover officer for the detection and prevention of the sale of narcotics and the arrest of drug offenders.
- Performs public relations and community policing activities to include law enforcement education, public safety, and crime prevention.
- May be assigned to schools, community law enforcement offices, correctional facilities, equestrian law enforcement, canine unit, lake patrol, or other special assignments.
- Performs assigned shift responsibilities, maintains confidentiality; follows supervisor's direction and department rules and regulations; may assist with training new staff.
Duties as assigned in the Court Security Services Division:
- Primary duty is to serve as bailiff to the Superior Courts of Merced County.
- Maintains security and preserves order in courtroom facilities.
- Holds, guards and transports prisoners from Detention to Court and return.
- During court, takes charge of jury, witnesses and other personnel involved in the cases.
- May make court room arrests.
- Provides support to other law enforcement agencies and Deputy Sheriff/Coroners outside of court related duties.
- Develop a close working relationship with judges and court personnel in order to ensure the efficient operation of the court.
- Keep records, prepare reports and perform related office work as required.
- Protects assigned judge, jury, public and courtroom.
- Prepares detailed reports of all activities; deliver and execute civil processes.
- Transports persons arrested to jail or court.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:
Two (2) years of experience in law enforcement work equivalent to Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I.Education:
High school graduation or equivalence.Certification:
Possession of Certification of Completion from a Basic P.O.S.T Academy and First Aid and CPR certificates.License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.Citizenship:
Must be a United States CitizenNote: Applications will be accepted with proof of current enrollment in a Basic P.O.S.T. Academy. Appointments will only be made after successful completion of Basic P.O.S.T. Academy.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Respond appropriately to situations; performs in-the-line-of-duty firearm responsibilities.
- Physically restrain subjects and prisoners; maintain strength, endurance and agility.
- Enforce California Penal and Vehicle Codes.
- Follow orders and directions of senior staff in charge of command.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
- Analyze data, complete comprehensive reports, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Maintain consistent/regular attendance and punctuality.
- Effectively represent the County, Sheriff and department with the community.
- Conduct activities on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
- Lift and move with help objects weighing over 100 pounds.
- Perform timely and required procedures, duties and responsibilities.
- Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
- Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- The general geography and topography of Merced County.
- Use and care of small firearms; First Aid techniques.
- California Penal & Vehicle Codes; Laws of arrest and rules of evidence.
- Laws applicable to the apprehension, retention and treatment of prisoners and juveniles.
- Principles of identification and fingerprint classification; code of Civil Procedures and Civil Processes.
- Observe and accurately remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places.
- Understand and interpret laws and regulations relating to arrest and rules of evidence, apprehension, retention and treatment of prisoners and juveniles.
- Understand and accurately interpret the Code of Civil Procedures and Civil Processes.
- Secure information from witnesses and suspects.
- Effectively perform Deputy Sheriff/Coroner duties and responsibilities.
- Work in any area of law enforcement at an experienced level.
- Make independent judgments, adopt quick, and effective and responsible courses of action during emergencies.
- Write clear, complete and comprehensive reports.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationship with those contacted during the course of work.
- Meet standards of physical stature, condition, strength, endurance and agility.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care for firearms.
- Perform notifications to next of kin of deceased with understanding and empathy.
Deputy Sheriff I/II and Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I/II - $30.00 Bi-weekly, paid on a semi-annual basis of $390.
HOLIDAY & LEAVES
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.
$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premimum paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Worklife Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary
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