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Deputy Sheriff, Osborne County Sheriff's Department

11/23/2019 7:47 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

Position Description

This is a law enforcement position in which the employee performs a wide variety of duties. The employee in this position enforces all state, federal, local laws and ordinances. They respond to emergency situations and service calls.  This employee is required to obtain 40 hours of training for the training year (training year runs from July 1st to June 30th). Deputies are under the supervision of the Sheriff. We are accepting applications from now until January 3rd, 2020 

Duties includes making arrest, enforcing traffic laws, investigating , writing reports for criminal and accident cases, and dealing with prisoners. A deputy is also responsible for serving process papers and transporting prisoners.

Deputy Requirements

  • Is at least 21 years of age 
  • A United States citizen
  • Has a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Must be of good moral character with NO felonies or serious misdemeanors
  • Pass a mental health and physical examination
  • Posses a valid Kansas driver’s license
  • Fingerprinted for a criminal background check
  • Will need to be certified by KLETC

Experience: No formal experience is required. Employee is required to attend and graduate from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (KLETC). The deputy is required to acquire the necessary information, training and skills to perform the job reasonably well within the first year of employment.

Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Within the first year of employment certified from KLETC. Will receive training and certification with weapon, radar, and taser.  Will be required to receive 40 hours of training per training year.

Technical Skills:   This position requires a thorough knowledge of federal, state, local laws and ordinances. Working knowledge of the computer program used to write accident and criminal reports. 

Problem Solving: Problem solving is a major factor in this position. With this position a person will encounter a large variety of situations. Some situations include criminal investigations, domestic violence, and working accidents. 

Decision Making: A deputy will encounter a number of decisions to be made stemming from the making of arrests to the use of deadly force. They will have to determine what if any legal action must be taken.

Supervision: The employee is under the direct supervision of the Sheriff. In the Sheriff’s absence the Undersheriff or Lieutenant Investigator supervises the deputy.

Personal Relations: This employee will have daily contact with the general public, co-workers, and other departments.

Working Conditions: Adverse working conditions exist within this position such as, dealing with potential of an armed individual. Deputies will serve or assist in serving arrest and search warrants. Exposure to human blood, body fluids, hazardous chemicals and materials, explosives, radiation, confined areas, all types of adverse weather conditions, heights, and excessive noise is expected. This position contains an element of risk to personal safety.

Physical Requirements: The ability to pass and maintain all physical requirements and activities of KLETC is required to perform this position.

Persons interested in this opportunity should Contact our office at (785) 346-2001 and if possible, speak with the Sheriff Undersheriff or office manager. All employment applications can be obtained from and returned back to our office at 104 S. 5th Street PO Box 235 Osborne, Kansas 67473.

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