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JOB TITLE:

Deputy Sheriff

JOB CODE:

369

DEPARTMENT:

Sheriff

UNION:

05

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

GRADE:

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Involved in the service of process, prisoner transports and bench warrants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Civil process: Assumsit, trespass, divorce, mortgage foreclosure, attachments, attachment executions, injunctions, habeas corpus, mental health,PFA orders, executions (real and personal), revival of judgment, subpoena, foreign debtor attachments, tax notices and mandamus.
  • Prisoner transfers: Bucks County Correctional Facility to court and return, transfer from other jurisdictions, to mental health institutions and transport prisoners to and from assigned details.
  • Bench warrants: Investigate and apprehend on bench warrants (fugitives); strikes, riots and emergencies; assists other police agencies upon request; 24 hour call, 7-days a week and various shifts required.
  • Court security: Responsible for court security.
  • Other courthouse duties include: criminal, civil and juvenile courts, Domestic Relations, maintains security of courthouse holding cell, guilty pleas, arraignments and custody of prisoners in court.
  • May be required to perform additional work that follows prescribed or well-established procedures that can be learned within a reasonable time by training on the job.More detailed instructions as to the nature of their duties will be given to employees at the beginning of their various assigned shift work.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be 21 years old with no criminal record.
  • Deputy Sheriffs’ probationary period is one (1) year from date of hire.This is effective as of 01/01/2005.
  • Must pass Physical Agility Test and written test before interview.
  • Within one (1) year of hire, employees hired in this job class must successfully complete the Deputy Sheriffs’ Basic Training Program (certification) through Pennsylvania State University.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to sit, talk, hear and on occasion drive for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.  The conditions of the work environment will often depend on the assignment.

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Human Resources - Bucks County Courthouse Complex
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

Neshaminy Manor
1660 Easton Road
Warrington, PA. 18976
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-345-3205

The County of Bucks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an EEO Utilization Report that is available through the Human Resources office or online.  Click Here for the Bucks County EEO Utilization Report.