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Chief Deputy

Oneida County

Job Description

SUMMARY    Responsible to the Sheriff to plan, organize, implement, administer and evaluate all Sheriff's Office operations and programs.  Assumes the duties, responsibilities and authority of the Sheriff in the Sheriff's absence.  Ensures continuous leadership and consistent administrative procedures within the Sheriff's Office.  Exercise considerable independent judgment in planning and organizing work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Knowledge and experience in emerging and critical issues in public safety and provide leadership and management to Division administrators, including the Emergency Management Department, who will provide oversight of all personnel.  This leadership and management will include discipline, transfer, suspension, evaluation and recommendation or decision making in for hiring, discharge and promotion.

Provide resource management and strategic planning to evaluate staffing needs, develop and administer budget resources and internal controls, and evaluate programs and personnel.  Manage personnel to achieve department and county wide program objectives.  Assign areas of accountability and delegate authority to subordinate Division management and supervisory personnel. 

Knowledge and experience to develop and implement strategic and tactical plans or operations while demonstrating the ability to think clearly and act effectively in emergency situations.  Analyze and evaluate effectiveness of organizational operations and institute new or revised methods, develop training, policies, procedures, and work rules as indicated. 

Consult regularly with other department heads within county government, county board, members, state and federal public officials, community leaders and other members of the criminal justice system.  Use these consultations to coordinate and partner these operations with County departments, Cities, Townships, as well as federal, state, and local agencies. 

Implement organizational change as needed, including strategies for improving overall effectiveness and instilling departmental cultural values and integrity, combined with the development of police and community relationships.  Provide professional development guidance for all personnel. 

Make recommendations to the Civil Service Commission and/or County Board committees related to labor relations and represent the Sheriff as required in labor negotiation issues.  Assume responsibility for all grievances and the proper referral on such matters to the appropriate agency or Department. 

Demonstrated knowledge in maintaining public records and media policy and the ability to formulate a media strategy in a complex, highly visible, and active media environment.  Represent the Sheriff in matters pertaining to programs or operations and represent the Sheriff's Office at public speaking engagements.   

Develop and manage department facilities, assets, equipment and vehicles to promote efficiency, effectiveness, and safety.

Maintain personal proficiency in the use of weapons and vehicles and enforcement tools or techniques and take proper enforcement action for law violations.

In the absence of the Emergency Management Director, manage the operations related to the County Emergency Management Program.  This includes executing the response plans associated with the County Emergency Management Program.  During a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor, coordinate County level emergency management functions as directed by the State Emergency Management Officials. 

Any other duty as assigned.

Assumes the duties, responsibilities and authority of the Sheriff in the Sheriff's absence.  Manage subordinate employees in all division of the Sheriff's Department.  This supervision includes the management of training, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.  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 the essential functions.

Knowledge of the principles and practice of the criminal justice system and criminal justice administration.
Knowledge of the organization and functions of other County departments and City, State, and Federal law enforcement, regulatory and licensing agencies.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county officials, the news media, community groups, and the public.
Ability to plan realistically for the allocation and use of budgeted for assigned operations.
Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, accurate, and comprehensive reports.
Skill in the operation of a motor vehicle, as well as a working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all other departmental equipment.
Must be knowledgeable of firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous material response, volunteer organizations, and two-way radio communications. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE    (as required by Civil Service Commission) 
Graduation from an accredited college with a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.
Ten years Law Enforcement work experience of which five years must be in a Supervisory Law Enforcement position.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, decimals, volumes, ratios, present values, and spatial relationships.  Ability to interpret basic descriptive statistical reports.

Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as supervising, managing, leading, teaching, directing and controlling. 

Ability to exercise judgement, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or multiple programs. 

Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's license with no restrictions.

Must be certified (or eligible) to be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) in the State of Wisconsin. 


Ability to operate, maneuver and/or steer equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments, such as squad car, firearms, police baton, taser, restraint devices, calculator, tape recorder, computer terminal, first aid equipment and camera.

Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing semi-skilled movements such as data entry.

Ability to exert extreme physical force to restrain and subdue persons.  Ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. 

Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds and odors associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.