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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2239 - EO Sheriff Deputy Chief

Job Description


Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty managing the operations of assigned divisions within the Sheriff’s Office; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is distinguished by responsibility for multiple divisions within the Bureau. Considerable latitude is permitted for decision-making including the deployment of resources. Work involves application of advanced knowledge and skills in the analysis of law enforcement and criminal investigation issues. General direction is received from the Bureau Chief or the DuPage County Sheriff, and supervision is exercised through subordinate supervisors.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Directs staff and other resources in response to criminal activity, traffic safety, inmate safety, courthouse safety and security, provision of community services and other identified public safety needs
• Researches the incidence, type and severity of crimes,  occurring throughout the County, current corrections or court security trends and implements appropriate actions
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions in accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements or Arbitrated Awards
• Observes work performance and provides on the job training as needed
• Investigates claims of inefficiency or neglect of duty against subordinate staff and administers disciplinary action as required
• Explains and interprets regulations and policies as well as amended laws, or law enforcement practices, correctional/jail standards, and court security threats including judicial updates
• Receives and follows up public and internal criticisms and complaints
• Serves as the Critical Incident Commander during incidents of disaster and other major occurrences
• Represents the Office in an official capacity while attending task force and committee meetings
• Develops and monitors Bureau goals and objectives
• Monitors budgets within assigned Bureau and makes recommendations for future budgetary needs
• Provides guidance and direction to supervisory personnel
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
• Facilitates intra-bureau coordination and communication for effective and efficient Office operations
• Maintains bureau statistics and submits same to appropriate agencies, departments, or divisions both internally and externally
• Asset management and control
• Conducts regular reviews of personnel assignments to ensure optimal manpower allocation suited to the operational needs of the Office

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Office policies, rules, and regulations
• Principles, methods, practices and techniques of the assigned bureau
• Criminal and civil laws and ordinances
• Principles and procedures of effective training and supervision
• Government budgeting and fiscal practices.
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Specific bureau needs
• Researching public safety and criminal issues as they pertain to the assigned bureau and identifying solutions
• Planning, organizing, assigning, supervising, and inspecting the work of subordinates
• Observing situations analytically and objectively
• Exercising good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions in emergency situations.
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Office staff, other departments, agencies, and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree, including continuing education in the assigned bureau discipline, and seven years of experience in the assigned bureau, including three years in a supervisory role or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Office standards. Correct visual acuity to 20/20.

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.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations. Position is subject to atmospheric conditions: Fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

This position requires a valid Illinois driver's license and appropriate state certification for sworn status in assigned bureau.