STARTING SALARY - $13.07 per hour (Maximum of 24 hours per week)
Sheriff’s Cadets are college students, working part-time for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. They perform duties relative to police and corrections work but not requiring police or correctional officer authority. Sheriff’s Cadets experience on-the-job training to learn to enforce laws related to the protection of life and property, traffic control, crime prevention, and station clerk duties. Sheriff’s Cadets may also work in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center providing assistance in areas that do not involve direct contact with the inmates of the Detention Center. Sheriff’s Cadets receive close direction from supervisors and carry out their assignments in accordance with established operating procedures. During this period of employment, Sheriff’s Cadets are periodically evaluated for efficiency, general performance of duties, and continued eligibility for appointment as a Police Recruit or Correctional Officer.
Successful Sheriff’s Cadets may be appointed as Police Recruits or Correctional Officers to the first academy class for which they become eligible, provided they serve a minimum of one year of service in the Cadet program, satisfactorily pass the required psychological, physical, and polygraph examinations. Work is evaluated through observations, conferences, and reports.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Sheriff’s Cadets may be in their final year of high school to begin the application process or hold a diploma from a recognized high school or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate recognized by the Maryland State Board of Education.
Sheriff’s Cadets are required to attend college full or part-time and take courses in criminal justice or a related and approved field. Sheriff’s Cadets must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Communicate effectively and coherently with other Agency personnel and the public, either in person or by telephone, by written report or memorandum, through radio communications, or computer network.
Stand exposed to weather elements and temperature extremes for long periods at crime scenes, traffic accidents, emergency and disaster scenes, or other events. Exposure to temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 degrees.
Adhere to Universal Barrier Precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
Stand exposed to life-threatening situations in high-speed pursuit driving or assault.
Enter and exit motor vehicles frequently and quickly.
Some work is performed in an office setting with frequent interruptions. May sit for extended periods of time, answering the telephone, and operating computer equipment.
Enter and retrieve data from a variety of computer systems when assigned in the Duty Office.
Read computer screens and be able to distinguish colors.
Exhibit and maintain professional decorum at all times.
Function in a structured organization with strict rules of conduct.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and supervisors.
Appropriately accept supervision, criticism, and evaluation.
Exhibit sensitivity to people from varying ethnic, religious, sexual, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with people, both within and outside the Agency.
Manipulate keys and keyboards, file drawer latches, and file folders (locating, removing, inserting).
Must perform work in accordance with sound safety practices.
Must report for duty in a regular and punctual manner.
Must work on-call, overtime, and temporary assignments when deemed necessary by the Agency.
May be required to work varying hours on a rotating schedule including days, evenings, midnights, weekends, and holidays.
Comply with Agency policies and procedures as outlined in the Administrative and Operational Manual
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Human Resources Manager
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