• Civil Deputy

    Davison County
    Job Description
    Would you like to make a difference in our communities? Do you have a desire to protect and serve?  The Davison County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Deputy Sheriff.
    The starting wage for uncertified candidates is $22.75 per hour, with a higher wage possible for currently certified officers.  Some evenings, weekends, and holidays, along with being on call are required.
    The main duties of this position will be as a Civil Service Deputy Sheriff. The successful candidate will also be assigned some patrol work. Uncertified applicants would be required to attend the 13 week Police Academy in Pierre, SD within 1 year of being hired.
    Some of the duties involved with this position include the following:
    • Service of civil papers, including small claims, garnishments, summons and complaints, divorce papers, juvenile court papers, and any other civil service papers that come into the Sheriff’s Office.
    • Conducting patrols for the detection and prevention of crimes.
    • Enforcing traffic and criminal laws in Davison County.
    • Investigating crimes, collecting evidence, and submitting evidence for testing.
    • Testifying in court.
    • Completing case reports in a timely manner.
    • Any and all other duties assigned by the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.
    A successful candidate will need to have skills in the following areas:
    • Good communication
    • Teamwork
    • Multi-tasking
    • Good observation
    • Ability to recall information
    Job requirements include:
    • A minimum of a high school education or GED.  A college or vocational education in law enforcement is preferred.
    • Be either a currently certified law enforcement officer in the State of South Dakota or be capable of being certified.
    • A valid driver’s license.
    • You must live in or relocate to Davison County.
    • Previous experience working in a jail is a plus, but not a requirement.
    • Must complete a Resume, South Dakota Law Enforcement Application, and release of information.
    You can visit www.davisoncounty.org or contact the Davison County Sheriff’s Office for an application and release of information. These can be emailed to Sheriff Steve Harr at steve.harr@davisoncountysheriff.com. They can also be dropped off or mailed to Davison County Sheriff’s Office 1015 S Miller, Mitchell, SD 57301.
    If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sheriff Steve Harr at (605) 995-8630 or steve.harr@davisoncountysheriff.com.
    Application deadline is Tuesday February 7th, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
    Davison County is an EEO employer.
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