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Employment for Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer and Undersheriff:

You must take a civil service examination, and ensure you meet the minimum qualifications that are listed in the exam announcement.  Current job vacancies and Civil Service Exam announcements are listed on the Broome County Personnel Departments website.  (Link provided below).  If a category is blank, there are no postings at that time, but check frequently.   

The Broome County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.  Most positions are filled from Civil Service eligible lists, administered by the Broome County Personnel Department.  If you would like to see a list of upcoming Civil Service exams or wish to learn more about how to gain employment within Broome County, call the Department of Personnel at (607) 778-2185, or click on the following link: Broome County Department of Personnel

 

 

CLICK HERE - For a helpful video on the Physical Fitness Screening Exam

 

 As part of your examination for Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer, you must complete a physical fitness screening. The following is a brief description of the test battery: 

1.SIT-UPMuscular Endurance (Core Body) – The score indicated below is the number of bent-leg sit-ups performed in one minute.
   
2.PUSH-UPMuscular Endurance (Upper Body) – The score below is the maximum number of full body repetitions that a candidate must complete without breaks. 
3.1.5 MILE RUN Cardiovascular Capacity - The score indicated below is calculated in minutes: seconds.  This will only be administered to those who successfully complete components #1 and #2.

 

AGE/SEXSIT-UPPUSH-UP1.5 MI RUN
MALE   
Up to 29382912:38
30-39352412:58
40-49291813:50
50-59241315:06
60+191016:46
 FEMALE   
Up to 29321514:50
30-39251115:43
40-4920916:31
50-5914 18:18
60+6 20:16

If a candidate does not successfully score for each of the elements of the test battery, the candidate shall not be deemed to have successfully completed the test.

No alternate testing will be allowed.  


 

DEPUTY SHERIFF - The work involves responsibility for the protection of lives and property and the enforcement of laws and ordinances within the County. On an assigned shift an incumbent performs routine patrol operations in accordance with standard departmental operating procedures and makes arrests and assists in investigations. The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher ranking officer who gives specific instructions and assistance when special problems arise. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  

Maintains law and order patrolling assigned areas to enforce laws, investigate crimes and arrest violators; Drives patrol vehicle through assigned area, observing traffic violations and issuing citations;

Assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain traffic flow, assists accident victims and investigates causes of accidents; Notifies supervisors of major accidents or crimes, contacting coroners if necessary and making preliminary investigations; Investigates illegal or suspicious activities of persons and quells disturbances; Locates and takes persons into custody on warrants; Maintains order in crowds, parades, fairs, funerals and other public gatherings; Prepares a variety of records and reports associated with law enforcement work; Attends court and presents evidence in connection with arrests made or cases investigated; May transport or escort prisoners between courtrooms, correction facilities and medical facilities; Answers questions for, directs and assists the public; May serve court orders and processes, such as summonses, subpoenas, evictions, and income executions; May perform marine patrol; operating boats in navigable waters of the County.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

 Good knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of law enforcement; Good knowledge of the New York State Penal Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Criminal Procedures Law and other applicable laws, regulations and ordinances; Good knowledge of the local geography; Good knowledge of the operation of radio equipment; Skill in the use of firearms; Skill in the use of special equipment including radar and breathalyzers; Skill in the operation of a patrol car; Ability to apply first aid; Ability to deal firmly yet courteously with the public; Ability to follow and communicate written and oral directions; Good powers of observation; Sound judgment; Tact; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A) Completion of 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees; or 

B) Completion of 30 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees and two years of active military service*.

*Military duty is defined as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Guard when in service for the United States. Such service must have been on a full-time active duty basis other than for training purposes. Proof of an honorable discharge (DD-214) must be provided before the candidate’s name can be certified for appointment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

AGE: Candidates must be at least 19 years of age on or before the date of the written examination. Eligibility for appointment begins when the candidate reaches age 20. Candidates who reach their 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 six 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.

*Section 58.1(a) requires that applicants not be "more than thirty-five years of age as of the date when the applicant takes the written examination…" Candidates who may be impacted by the maximum age requirement and who are requesting an alternate test date (for active military duty, Sabbath observance or for an alternate test date situation which meets the conditions of the agency’s alternate test date policy) are advised to contact the Broome County Personnel/Civil Service Office to discuss their request.  BE SURE TO INDICATE YOUR BIRTHDATE ON THE APPLICATION.

CITIZENSHIP: United States citizenship is required at time of appointment. It is not necessary for admission to the examination.

Residency Requirement: Incumbents in this position are required by the County Legislature to reside within the County of Broome at all times during their employment in the title.

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Candidates must possess a valid New York State Operator’s license at the time of appointment

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS: Each candidate may be subject to a thorough background investigation. Applicants will be required to authorize access to educational, financial, employment, criminal history, mental health records or other records. Conviction of a felony will bar appointment. Conviction of a misdemeanor or other offense are subject to evaluation and may bar appointment. 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, psychological testing and polygraph. Drug testing is included in the required medical examination. Applicant will be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing.

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 within one year of appointment in order to attain permanent status in the position.


CORRECTION OFFICER: The work involves responsibility on an assigned shift for the enforcement of the rules, regulations and laws governing the custody, security, conduct, discipline, safety and general well-being of inmates in a county correctional facility. The duties involve constant inmate contact and supervision in a residential, work, learning or recreational environment. Work procedures are well defined but incumbents must be alert to the possibility of emergency situations arising and exercise sound judgment when problems occur. The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level correctional supervisor with discretion allowed for the exercise of independent judgment, if consistent with work procedures, in dealing with day to day situations in the facility. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  

Constantly supervises the activities and movement of inmates and maintains security and supervision at an assigned post or housing area; Locks and unlocks cells and doors using mechanical and electrical devices; Observes inmate conduct for unusual incidents or activities, or life threatening or life safety situations, takes immediate action and reports incidents of all types to a supervisor both verbally and in writing; Inspects post or housing area for faulty security devices, doors, locks etc. and conducts routine fire, safety and hygiene inspections; Transports inmates to courts, prisons, medical and mental hygiene facilities and other destinations as required and directed, while maintaining security and constant observation of the inmates; Admits new inmates to facility using computerized programs and prepares and maintains fingerprint and photographic records of all admissions; Issues bedding, clothing and hygiene supplies, records issuance and instructs inmates on the proper usage and care of items; Inventories, records and maintains security over inmate personal records, possessions and clothing;

Escorts facility and inmate visitors and provides security during inmate visitation; Searches all facility areas and inmates and confiscates and preserves as physical evidence any discovered contraband;

Maintains professional demeanor and attire; Mediates minor incidents and takes direct immediate actions to control violence, security breaches or emergency response; Supervises inmates assigned to work details, establishes performance expectations, safety rules conduct rules and regulations for the specific detail; Operates a variety of equipment including restraint devices, electronic communications and security equipment, firearms (as authorized by the Sheriff) and intermediate weapons such as police batons and chemical agents; Responds appropriately to inmate problems, informing them of rules and regulations, referrals, grievance options and appeals options; Conducts periodic inmate facility counts, security inspections, fire drills and other related security procedures to guarantee facility integrity; Conducts preliminary investigations into criminal activity in the facility; prepares a variety of written reports and records related to the custody of inmates and the security of the facility; Operates a variety of office equipment during post assignment and reporting functions.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

 Good knowledge of the rules, regulations and requirements of Correction Law, Executive Law and Departmental policies and procedures governing the supervision and treatment of inmates, safety and security of the facility and Department employees; Good knowledge of classification procedures as they relate to security risk groups housed in the facility; Good knowledge of the physical plant and location of security personnel post assignments throughout the facility; Good knowledge of search and frisk methods; Good knowledge of the proper functioning and use of facility security, communications, defense, hygiene and emergency equipment; Good knowledge of the use of defensive and physical restraint techniques; Superior knowledge of human behavior in relation to the inmates housed in the facility; Good knowledge of first aid and decontamination procedures; Ability to observe, interpret and report on inmate activity; Ability to deal with inmates, the public and other staff, uniformed and civilian in a courteous and professional manner; Ability to verbally communicate rules and regulations to inmates in a firm and fair manner, enforcing facility rules equally; Ability to make quick decisions, based on knowledge of policy, regarding facility security and personal safety in emergency situations;

Ability to reason clearly; Ability to remember facts and information; Ability to prepare written records and reports; Ability to read and interpret written material; Ability to receive and act appropriately on verbal orders from superiors; Ability to physically intervene in acts of inmate violence, prevention of escape, and aid in the protection of staff, visitors, and inmates; Ability to physically respond quickly to incidents or emergencies within the facility or facility grounds; Good powers of observation; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A) Completion of 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees; or

B) Completion of 30 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees and two years of active military service*.

*Military duty is defined as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Guard when in service for the United States. Such service must have been on a full-time active duty basis other than for training purposes. Proof of an honorable discharge (DD-214) must be provided before the candidate’s name can be certified for appointment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

CITIZENSHIP: United States citizenship is required at time of appointment. It is not necessary for admission to the examination.

Residency Requirement: Incumbents in this position are required by the County Legislature to reside within the County of Broome at all times during their employment in the title.

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Candidates must possess a valid New York State Operator’s license at the time of appointment

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS: Each candidate may be subject to a thorough background investigation. Applicants will be required to authorize access to educational, financial, employment, criminal history, mental health records or other records. Conviction of a felony will bar appointment. Conviction of a misdemeanor or other offense are subject to evaluation and may bar appointment. 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, psychological testing and polygraph. Drug testing is included in the required medical examination. Applicant will be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Individuals must satisfactorily complete the Basic Course for Correction Officers as prescribed by the Municipal Police Training Council and required by Section 209-q of General Municipal Law within one year of appointment in order to attain permanent status in the position. 


UNDERSHERIFF - Broome County, New York seeks an experienced law enforcement professional for the position of Broome County Undersheriff.

We are looking for a candidate with at least 10 years of administrative and supervisory law enforcement experience to direct all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. The Undersheriff is responsible for the daily operations of the Civil, Law Enforcement, Corrections and Administrative operations of the department. He or she is responsible for the enforcement of all laws, ordinances and department regulations and shall assume the duties of the Sheriff in the absence of the Sheriff. The candidate must possess demonstrated police leadership skills; proven experience in command and control of police emergency situations; and experience directing major case investigations. The candidate must possess the ability to effectively communicate with department members, the public, heads of other police agencies, labor union officials, and community officials.

Annual salary: $ 78,257

Broome County is an equal opportunity employer.

 Send resume by December 11, 2017 to:

 

Thomas Behan,

Broome County Personnel Department,

60 Hawley Street, PO Box 1766,

Binghamton, NY 13902.

Fax: 607-778-6117.

 

Email: tbehan@co.broome.ny.us