Description of Duties

Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol: This is a professional law enforcement position in the Monroe County Sheriff's Office responsible for the impartial enforcement of all Federal, State and local ordinances, the preservation of peace and the protection of lives and property. Deputies maintain order by patrolling assigned areas and may also be assigned to specialized units. Work is performed in accordance with the laws, rules, regulations and policies and procedures of the Sheriff's Office. Deputies are armed during the performance of duties. Deputies report directly to, and work under the general direction of, a higher-ranking Deputy Sheriff.

Police Officer: This is a professional law enforcement position in a police department involving responsibility for the impartial enforcement of all Federal and State laws and local ordinances, preservation of peace, protection of lives and property, investigation of criminal offenses, apprehension of criminals and lawbreakers and other related work in accordance with the law, rules, regulations, and the administrative policies and procedures of the Department. The work consists primarily of patrol, inspection, investigation and enforcement tasks. The Officer is assigned an area to patrol on foot or in a motor vehicle, or is assigned specific duties or cases. Personal responsibility for the exercise of sound independent judgment is borne in both emergency and routine situations. Utilizes a computer in the performance of duties. Work is performed under general supervision.  Supervision of others is not a responsibility of this class. May be required to rotate shifts on a seven (7) day per week basis. 

Minimum Qualifications

Per New York State Civil Service Law Section 58 1(b): Candidate must be a high school graduate or a holder of a high school equivalency diploma issued by an education department of any of the states of the United States or a holder of a comparable diploma issued by any commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States or by the Canal Zone or a holder of a report from the United States armed forces certifying successful completion of the tests of general educational development, high school level.

Age:     Candidates must be at least nineteen (19) years old on or before the date of the examination to take the test.  Eligibility for appointment as a Deputy Sheriff-Road Patrol begins when the candidate reaches age twenty (20). 

            Candidates who reach their thirty‑fifth (35th) birthday on or before the date of written examination are not qualified except as follows: Candidates may have a period of military duty or terminal leave, up to seven (7) years as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement per Section (58) of   New York State Civil Service Law.

Special Requirements:

Driver’s license: Applicants must possess a valid New York State Class *D* driver's license at the time of appointment.

Examination Residency Requirement:

There is no residency requirement to participate in the examination

Additional Information:

1.    Physical/Medical:  Applicants must meet the physical and medical standards established by the Municipal Police Training Council.  Drug testing is included in the medical examination.

2.    Background Investigation and Additional Screening:  Applicants will be subject to an extensive background investigation.  Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, financial, employment, criminal history, mental health records and/or other records.  At the discretion of the employing law enforcement agency candidates may be subject to additional screenings as a term and condition of employment, including but not limited to, fingerprinting and psychological testing.  The psychological examination will consist of both a written evaluation and oral evaluation.  Applicants may be required to take a polygraph examination prior to appointment.

3.    Residency:  Applicants must be Monroe County residents at the time of appointment.

4.    Citizenship:  Must be a United States citizen at time of appointment.

5.    Felony Conviction:  Conviction of a felony will bar appointment.  Conviction of a misdemeanor or other offense is subject to evaluation and may bar appointment.

6.    Training Requirements:  Individuals must satisfactorily complete the Basic Course for Police Officers as prescribed by the Municipal Police Training Council and required by Section 209-q of General Municipal Law during the probationary period or otherwise be removed from the position.

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