Job Description: Performs specialized and technical law enforcement work to protect life and property in the County. Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities: Conducts initial and follow-up investigations of a variety of criminal, juvenile, and/or narcotics related incidents; interviews persons in connection with all investigated incidents; develops contacts and information sources concerning criminal activities; performs undercover operations and surveillance work as required; arrests offenders; identifies, collects, and preserves physical evidence; prepares written reports of investigative activities; testifies in court regarding investigative activities; may specialize in one particular form of investigations such as controlled substances, juvenile, narcotics, etc.
Performs difficult civil process work requiring strict adherence to detailed and multiple steps related to evictions, writs of execution, child support enforcement, and other civil process; negotiates payment plans; confiscates property and may auction property on the courthouse steps; explains detailed process steps to landlord, merchants and those in arrears; coordinates with County Attorney as needed.
Prepares detailed records and reports of activities using prescribed methods.
Performs regular patrol work as needed, such as patrolling the County during an assigned shift in a vehicle; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; serving various civil and criminal papers; responding to calls; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.
Performs other related duties as required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Abilities - Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the department, especially relating to search and seizure, civil process, serving papers, pursuit, and arrest.
Considerable knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification and/or narcotics interdiction and other special narcotics investigations methods and procedures.
Skill in the use of firearms and other law enforcement equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.
Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.
Ability to learn detailed legalistic steps involved in various civil processes including writs of execution and evictions.
Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
Ability to present effective court testimony.
Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports.
Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and other public officials. Experience and Education - Graduation from high school and considerable law enforcement experience supplemented by specialized training in the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pound of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol Additional Information: Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must posses a valid North Carolina driver's license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Sheriff's Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers. $36,324.00 - $58,104.00