fundamental reason that this job exists is to protect and serve the citizens of
Montgomery County while supervising a work group or
special assignment. An employee in this
classification is assigned to function as a supervisor in one of Montgomery
County Sheriff’s Office’s five divisions–Administrative, Investigations, Legal
Services, Patrol, or Training—or serves
in a specialized assignment such as Internal Affairs. Depending on assignment, the major areas of
responsibility may include: preparing and administering work schedules;
managing the physical operations of an assigned work group or assignment;
developing and conducting training activities; monitoring and improving
assigned work group or assignment; supervising staff; performing technical and
non-technical law enforcement duties related to assignment; conducting various
types of investigations; participating in criminal prosecution; coordinating
activities with other groups or agencies; interacting with citizens in the
community; performing administrative duties; and performing outreach, special
events, and public relations activities.
Independent judgment and considerable discretion must be exercised in
determining facts, interpreting the law, and making decisions concerning law
enforcement and emergency situations.
Considerable tact and firmness are required in dealing with the
public. The employee is subject to the
usual hazards of law enforcement work.
Lieutenants typically report to a Captain or Major.
As of the test date, all deputy sheriff sergeants in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office who have completed one year of service within the department as a deputy sheriff sergeant dating from the day of their appointment to sergeant are eligible to compete in the process.