Deputy Sheriff – Sergeant (Canine)

September 17, 2023
North Charleston, SC
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This position is primarily assigned to Canine Unit of the Sheriff's Office but may be assigned to other units within the Sheriff's Office. A person in this position supervises law enforcement personnel in the preservation of public peace, protects life and property, prevents crimes, arrests violators of the law, enforces all laws and ordinances and serves court and related justice systems within the County and performs directly related work as required.

HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $24.50 - $37.27


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to: maintaining the operational readiness of the Charleston County Canine Kennels; providing daily guidance to assigned staff; monitoring deputy activities while on patrol; reviewing videos of traffic stops, K-9 deployments, pursuits, use of force, etc.; writing and reviewing reports, chronologicals and employee performance evaluations; overseeing, designing and conducting all unit training for the K-9 handlers and canines; ensuring that all training, training equipment, and duty equipment is kept to current workable and safe standards while keeping with and employing "the best practices" and national standards for canine handlers and police working dogs; ensuring that all canines are healthy and all veterinarian appointments are kept; ensuring that training records are entered into the electronic training file in a timely manner; and other duties as assigned. An employee in this position may be designated to report to work during hazardous weather or emergency conditions and is expected to be willing and able to perform all duties in all areas of the Sheriff's Office. There is a one-year probationary period and all employees serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff.

Minimum Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS: A qualified applicant must be a citizen of the United States over 21 years of age; have a minimum of 5 years of class 1 law enforcement experience and have advanced canine trainer certifications; have a high school diploma (state issued) or GED; possess a current valid SC driver's license or be able to obtain one prior to hire; have no criminal convictions, and, if certification is not current, be able to attend and pass the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Applicants meeting these minimum requirements must submit to, and successfully complete, all phases of the hiring process to be considered for employment. The process includes but is not limited to the following: the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, a physical abilities test, a two-phase background investigation, a credit check, a psychological examination/evaluation, a polygraph examination, an oral interview, and upon an offer of employment, a pre-employment physical examination.Closing Date/Time:

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