Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic

Department:Sheriff's Office
Salary Range:$20.22 to $31.22/hour, plus 15% Paramedic Pay (salary commensurate with experience/qualifications)
Minimum Age:21
Number of Openings:3
Employment Type:Full-Time

Job Description

General Purpose

High School graduation or equivalent.  LEO preferred but not required.  Must be Paramedic certified.

Under close supervision from a Sergeant, performs entry level emergency medical services and law enforcement duties for Davis County.

Example of Duties

Responds to emergencies; secures scene; protects evidence; assists agencies in hazardous or critical situations, as needed; may act as scene coordinator and direct emergency support agencies to utilize available support personnel, equipment, and resources.

Administers pre-hospital treatment, i.e., advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support, etc.; identifies signs and symptoms; administers treatment and medication; observes patient for adverse affects of medication or other treatment; maintains proper life support until patient is transferred to emergency care facility.

Transmits messages on two way radio system to physicians, medical facilities, and dispatch center using proper medical and professional radio procedures.

Maintains medical equipment; reviews drug and equipment inventory each shift to ensure proper control and inventory; ensures proper maintenance is performed on all equipment; ensures equipment is clean and functional.

Obtains emergency medical education each year as required for re-certification by the Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Presents public relations programs to citizen groups, schools, and communities projecting a positive image of the Davis County Sheriff Office (DCSO) and its services, as needed.

Develops and maintains a geographical awareness of Davis County enabling a response time of no longer than four minutes.

Enforces local and state laws including traffic codes. Conducts routine street patrol to determine the presence of actual or potential crime situations; controls and directs vehicle traffic and issues citations for vehicle code violations.

Initiates inquiries concerning possible law violations of adults or juveniles; obtains, presents, verifies, and analyzes factual information and other evidence; makes arrests by determining if there is probable cause; identifies the suspect; takes suspect into custody and informs suspect of his civil rights.

Responds to requests from citizens for information and assistance; resolves disputes; refers individuals to the proper agencies and provides other types of guidance, etc.

Prepares reports, issues memos, and writes correspondence which are both intra and interdepartmental in nature; appears in court and before other legal and quasi legal bodies and gives oral testimony regarding investigations, arrests, and other information of which he/she has knowledge.

Conducts searches; examines individuals, vehicles, and buildings to locate persons and property or to detect illegal activity; transports people, prisoners or materials as needed; serves civil and subpoena papers and/or arrest warrants; assists in property seizures.

Opens and closes sessions of court, as directed by the judge; maintains order and courtroom decorum, as directed; maintains court security; conducts physical searches, when required; notifies selected citizens of upcoming jury duty; oversees security of the jury room when jury is sequestered; provides necessary materials to jury; relays messages between jury and the court.

Safely and effectively operates an emergency vehicle according to departmental and EVO policy. Effectively utilize lethal and non-lethal weapons in compliance with DCSO policies and procedures. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

High School graduation or equivalent.  LEO preferred but not required.  Must be Paramedic certified.

Special Qualifications

Career Ladder:  This position is part of a career ladder job series.  Incumbents in this classification will be considered for the highest level posted for which they qualify.


Depuy Sheriff/Paramedic I: High School graduation. Preference for LEO certification in the State of Utah.


Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic II: High school graduation plus at least three (3) years of full-time experience as a Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.


Must possess a valid certification and licensure as a Paramedic by the State of Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, or a Paramedic Certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Applicants with a certification from the National Registry must acquire and present to the Human Resources Office a Paramedic Certification issued by the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services prior to hire date. Employment contingent upon possession of a valid Paramedic Certification issued by the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Results from POST Entrance Exam required with application.

Must be able to become certified as a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) through the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST) within twelve months of hire date; must maintain certification and complete required annual training.

Must pass the Davis County Sheriffs Office (DCSO) background investigation. As part of the background investigation, the DCSO requests that all applicants submit to a pre-employment polygraph examination.

Must be at least 21 years old at the time of certification for Deputy Sheriff (State statute requirement). 

Must be either a United States citizen; or a lawful resident of the United States who has been in the United States legally for at least five years; and has legal authorization to work in the United States.


Must pass the Davis County Sheriff’s Office Physical Fitness Standard prior to employment and for POST certification. Must participate and undertake a valid attempt in the physical fitness testing annually.

Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).

Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of: medical supplies and equipment; medical terminology and procedures; advanced life support procedures; triage, treatment and patient transport protocols; police terminology and practices; criminal and traffic laws; courtroom procedures and terminology; ethical principles; self-defense principles and tactics.

Skill in the use of: firearms and police equipment; emergency medical services supplies and equipment.

This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.

Ability to: perform complex diagnostic and emergency medical procedures; pass written, oral, and physical fitness examinations; make rapid and sound decisions under pressure; make arrests; remain alert and react to unexpected situations and emergencies; handle high levels of personal stress and maintain composure under a variety of adverse conditions, including verbal and physical abuse, witnessing death and critical injuries and experiencing risk of personal harm; collect and rapidly assimilate facts; examine witnesses effectively; restrain unruly persons; maintain confidences; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, legal counsel, judicial officials, other agencies, and the general public; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing).

Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.

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