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Deputy Sheriff

Lake County Sheriff's Merit Commission

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Contact Information

Address:

Lake County Sheriff's Merit Commission
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/07/24
  • @ 11:59 PM Central

Salary:

  • $36.96 - $53.79/hour

    Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

    We also offer flexible working hours and a comprehensive wellness and training program.

    Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!


Position Details

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.

THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MERIT COMMISSION is accepting applications to form a Certified Eligibility List for future vacancies in the Sheriff’s Office. This list will be valid for two (2) years.

The general function of the position within the organization is to perform complex work related to the protection of life, persons, and property of the citizens of Lake County through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The position is under moderate supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Duties include, but are not limited to, responding to dispatch calls for service to involve emergency and non-emergency situations; investigating crimes, suspicious conditions and responding to complaints.
  • The Deputy Sheriff is also responsible for arresting persons suspected of violating ordinances and statutes, including use of physical force as necessary to subdue suspects.
  • A person in this position will interview offenders and victims of crimes; appear in court to testify on behalf of the County; serve warrants, summons; speak to organized groups or the general public about various law enforcement activities; and coordinate special education programs.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required:

  • No previous law enforcement experience is necessary. Must be able to work all shifts, including holidays and weekends.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of application.
  • Must meet such standards of intelligence, reasoning and judgement as the Commission may prescribe.
  • Pass physical agility test (POWER test).
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and legally permitted to possess firearms in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • High School diploma or equivalent certificate.

Required Documentation:

  • Resume
  • Copy of Birth or Naturalization Certificate
  • Copy of Valid Driver’s License
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Copy of Unofficial College Transcripts, if applicable. 
  • DD214, if applicable.
  • POWER card issued within six (6) months of the application deadline date (April 7, 2024)
    • NIPSTA
    • Joliet Junior College
    • Triton College

NOTE: Applicants who have not been processed by the Merit Commission or remain on the Certified List when the list expires are eligible to reapply and repeat the Merit Commission process at that time.  Applicants who were notified by the Merit Commission that they are not being certified are eligible to reapply two years from the date of notification.

Supplemental Information:

Online written examination:

Qualified candidates must participate and successfully pass the online written test. Instructions will be sent via email on April 22, 2024.

Next steps:

Upon completion of your exam, scores are automatically forwarded to Lake County's Merit Commission. Candidates who attain a passing score on the exam must successfully complete an oral interview with the Merit Commission and polygraph.

Candidates who are certified by the Merit Commission will be required to complete a thorough background investigation with the Sheriff's Office.

To Apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakecountyil/jobs/4410284/deputy-sheriff?keywords=deputy&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

If you have any questions, please email the Merit Commission:

meritcommission@lakecountyil.gov

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



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