NATURE OF WORK
A Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the trainee 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 do not supervise.
Employees receive close supervision from a Deputy Sheriff Sergeant. 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 Trainee and the Deputy Sheriff are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Deputy Sheriff Trainee performs duties under close supervision and the Deputy Sheriff performs the full range of duties under general supervision.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Learns to serve court and legal process orders of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City and the District Court of Maryland;
Learns to serve criminal and civil warrants on parents in violation of court ordered child support payments;
Learns to serve Ex Parte Orders, Protective Orders and Peace Orders for domestic violence on residents of Baltimore City;
Learns to relocate, safeguard and escort State witnesses in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Witness Protection Program;
Learns to target 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;
Learns to perform Federal extradition work and serve Federal warrants;
Learns to transport prisoners to and from courts, the central booking facility, jails, prisons and medical facilities;
Learns to maintain courtroom security and collect fines as directed by the judge;
Learns to seize real and personal property at the direction of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City and the District Court of Maryland;
Learns to perform traffic and parking enforcement duties, issue traffic and parking citations and testify in court concerning traffic and parking violations;
Learns to complete required logs, forms and reports;
Performs other related duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Skill in the safe use and care of firearms;
Ability to learn Baltimore City and Maryland State court systems;
Ability to learn the legal service process;
Ability to learn investigative and interview techniques;
Ability to learn witness protection procedures including guarding techniques, the use of enhanced firepower and protection devices and selecting a safe route to court appearances;
Ability to learn domestic violence issues and dangers;
Ability to learn 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;
Ability to learn traffic and parking enforcement and citation work;
Ability to learn, understand and explain Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, procedures and statutory requirements;
Ability to learn to testify in court;
Ability to remain calm in hostile situations;
Ability to learn to prepare logs, forms and reports.
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.
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 who have not already done so must successfully complete the Entrance Level Police Training Course required by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission during the probationary period.
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 the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following:
Appointment as a police officer
Must be at least 21 years of age
Satisfactory background investigation, including a check
of criminal history
Possession of a driver's license valid in the State of
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.
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.
Jan 10 2002 12:00AM
Director, Division of Classification and Salary