State of Maryland

DEPUTY SHERIFF LIEUTENANT (#001321)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $50,897.00-$81,680.00 Yearly


GRADE

18

NATURE OF WORK

A Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant is the supervisory level of work serving court and legal process orders of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City and the District Court of Maryland; relocating, safeguarding and escorting witnesses in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Witness Protection Program; and targeting violent offenders, career criminals and drug kingpins in task forces and joint operations with Federal law enforcement authorities, Baltimore City police and other local police agencies. Employees in this classification supervise Deputy Sheriff Sergeants. Employees receive general supervision from a Deputy Sheriff Captain. The work requires travel throughout Baltimore City, Maryland and other states. The work may involve contact with dangerous or hostile persons who may be armed. Employees are subject to call-in on a regularly scheduled basis. The Deputy Sheriff Sergeant, the Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant and the Deputy Sheriff Captain are differentiated on the basis of the scope of supervisory responsibility. The Deputy Sheriff Sergeant is a first line supervisor of Deputy Sheriff Trainees and Deputy Sheriffs at the squad, section or unit level, the Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant directly supervises Deputy Sheriff Sergeants at the division level and the Deputy Sheriff Captain manages Deputy Sheriff Trainees, Deputy Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriff Sergeants through the direct supervision of Deputy Sheriff Lieutenants at the bureau level of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office. The Deputy Sheriff Captain is differentiated from the Deputy Sheriff Major in that the Deputy Sheriff Major serves as the Chief of Operations of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office and on a daily basis has command oversight of all operational components of the agency.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Plans, coordinates and supervises through Deputy Sheriff Sergeants, the work of Deputy Sheriff Trainees and Deputy Sheriffs; Oversees assigned daily operations to ensure that assigned duties and responsibilities of Deputy Sheriff Sergeants are carried out; Coordinates with other Deputy Sheriff Lieutenants to ensure that personnel and resources are available to carry out assigned duties for the Office of the Sheriff of Baltimore City; Trains and instructs Deputy Sheriff Trainees, Deputy Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriff Sergeants, in the laws, regulations, policies and procedures which govern the Office of the Sheriff of Baltimore City; Serves court and legal process orders of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City and the District Court of Maryland; Serves criminal and civil warrants on parents in violation of court ordered child support payments; Serves Ex Parte Orders, Protective Orders and Peace Orders for domestic violence on residents of Baltimore City; Relocates, safeguards and escorts State witnesses in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Witness Protection Program; Targets violent offenders, career criminals and drug kingpins in task forces and joint operations with Federal law enforcement authorities, Baltimore City police and other local police agencies; Performs Federal extradition work and serves Federal warrants; Transports prisoners to and from courts, the central booking facility, jails, prisons and medical facilities; Maintains courtroom security and collects fines as directed by the judge; Seizes real and personal property at the direction of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City and the District Court of Maryland; Performs traffic and parking enforcement duties, issues traffic and parking citations and testifies in court concerning traffic and parking violations; Completes required logs, forms, and reports; Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision; Knowledge of the Baltimore City and Maryland State court systems; Knowledge of the legal service process; Knowledge of investigative and interview techniques; Knowledge of witness protection procedures including guarding techniques, the use of enhanced firepower and protection devices and selecting a safe route to court appearances; Knowledge of domestic violence issues and dangers; Knowledge of the role played by Deputy Sheriffs in task force and joint operation work with Federal law enforcement authorities, Baltimore City police and other local police agencies; Knowledge of traffic and parking enforcement and citation work; Skill in the safe use and care of firearms; Skill in preparing logs, forms and reports; Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of Deputy Sheriff Trainees, Deputy Sheriffs, and Deputy Sheriff Sergeants; Ability to oversee the assigned daily operations of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office; Ability to coordinate with other Deputy Sheriff Lieutenants in the allocation of personnel and resources necessary to carry out duties assigned to the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office; Ability to train and instruct Deputy Sheriff Trainees, Deputy Sheriffs, and Deputy Sheriff Sergeants in the laws, regulations, policies and procedures which govern the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office; Ability to understand and explain Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, procedures and statutory requirements; Ability to testify in court; Ability to remain calm in hostile situations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Four years of law enforcement experience.

 Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Article 41, Section 5-201.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification must have successfully completed the Entrance Level Police Training Course required by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Selection standards for police officer certification are established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Article 41, Section 4-201 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following: Appointment as a police officer U.S. Citizenship Must be at least 21 years of age Satisfactory background investigation, including a check of criminal history Oral interview Physical examination Possession of a driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland. 2. Employees are subject to call-in on a regularly scheduled basis and must provide a telephone number where they can be reached. 3. Employees may be required to bear firearms and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms, as required by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. 4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, 12.04.01 and Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission General Regulation 01.-1, Testing for Illegal use of Drugs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Jan 10 2002 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001321; EST: ; REV: 1/10/2002;

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