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Deputy Sheriff (Part Time) 


The Martin County Sheriff’s Department is currently accepting applications for a part time Sheriff Deputy.

Shift and hours may vary based on department needs. Applicants must be Minnesota POST Board licensed at the time of hire. Applicants will be subject to written, oral, physical, psychological, and background examinations.

The Deputy Sheriff, under general supervision of the Sergeant/Captain, performs duties to enforce federal, state and local laws; protect citizens of and property in the County; and promote public safety. Regular duties include, but not limited to self-initiating or responding to calls for service for general investigations and traffic enforcement as well as completing death investigations, serving civil process, assisting with special investigations, supervising felony criminal investigations, and educating and enforcing boating, off-roading, and snowmobiling compliance and best practices. While much of this work is performed independently and without the immediate presence of a supervisor, deputies are required to draw upon their life experience, general education, federal, state, and local laws, extensive training, departmental policies and procedures, and other mandates regarding their own response and conduct; both while on-duty and off-duty.


  • Responds on or off duty to police calls and/or emergencies as directed.
  • Deters and detects unlawful activities by effective police work. Includes patrolling assigned areas, checking for suspicious activities and actively seeking wanted persons or property.
  • Responds to and effectively handles police calls for assistance. Properly investigates complaints and maintains order in disputes.
  • Responds to and handles medical and police emergencies. Provides rescue help and emergency first aid treatment as necessary. Provides support to Fire Department personnel as necessary and as directed by supervisors.
  • Apprehends violators. Performs investigation work, including the identification and gathering of evidence, questioning victims, suspects and witnesses, following up on related leads, etc. Takes oral and written statements from victims and witnesses.
  • Arrests and processes suspects, documents evidence, appear and/or testify in court as required.
  • Serves subpoenas, Court Orders, and Civil Process as directed.
  • Monitors and ensures proper flow of traffic. Directs traffic as needed, reports hazardous conditions, gives warnings and issues citations. Also enforces parking ordinances, reports abandoned or damaged vehicles and assists stranded motorists.
  • Investigates and prepares reports on traffic accidents as directed. Gathers evidence from drivers and witnesses, prepares diagrams of the scene and reports for police records.
  • Writes detailed reports using basic grammatical skills that clearly represent incidents as they occurred.
  • Maintains an effective community relationship. Includes answering questions, providing directions and prompt assistance as needed and participates in public relations activities as directed. Handles all other crime prevention duties as assigned.
  • Improves and maintains individual police skills, including physical conditioning. Stays abreast of developments in the police field and changes in related laws and ordinances.
  • Ensures proper maintenance and safe operation of assigned vehicles and equipment. Reports damage, loss or improperly operating equipment to an immediate supervisor.
  • Keeps a superior officer advised of developments and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Conducts alcohol compliance checks.
  • Conducts death investigations throughout Martin County to include giving next of kin death notifications.
  • Supervises all felony criminal investigations, outside of Fairmont, as well as assisting all agencies with criminal and civil investigations.
  • Assisting courts with security, communications phone calls, and corrections with inmate management and transportation.
  • Conducts and manages special community projects like Toward Zero Deaths (TZD), and the Sheriff’s Posse.
  • Assists the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with hunting, fishing, boating, off-roading, and snowmobile engagement, education and enforcement as well as federal and state grant management.
  • Completes training, maintenance of vehicles, office, and other duty equipment, and manages licensing records per requirements of the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.

Martin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Position Requirements



  • Associate degree with principal coursework in criminal justice, police administration and law enforcement. Currently licensed by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training, or eligible for licensure upon appointment.
  • One year of recent progressive experience along with the skills, knowledge and abilities required; or equivalent combined education and experience.


  • Minnesota P.O.S.T. License.
  • First Responder.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Considerable knowledge of organization and operation of county government.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Minnesota Century Code relating to criminal and civil justice.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment and to make mathematical computations rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to supervise personnel in a manner conducive to efficient performance and high morale.
  • Ability to select, train and develop competent personnel to staff the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to speak in public and foster good public relations.



The position has good working conditions in general, but is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to public contacts, organizational issues, planning and technical areas.

The individual may encounter significant emotional strain or tension. There is sustained exposure to public contact and sitting. There is also moderate exposure to Video Data Terminals (VDT’s) and moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds).

  • Continuous: Lift or carry less than 10 lbs.; Lift or carry 11-25 lbs.; Repetitive movement; Exposure to emotional public.
  • Frequent: Walk; Stand; Sit; Inability to leave work station for long periods of time; Exposure to offensive language; Exposure to threats; Considerable mental effort and stress; Work requires high attention to detail; work with frequent deadlines.
  • Occasional: Bend or stoop; Kneel or squat; Work with arms above shoulder; Climbing; Lift, Carry, Push, Pull 26-60 lbs.; Keyboarding; working in cold weather below 32 degrees; Working in hot weather above 90 degrees; Exposed to toxic/caustic materials; Exposed to blood borne pathogens; Exposed to fumes or airborne particles; Exposed to wet conditions; Exposed to machine tools; Exposed to moving mechanical parts; Exposure to deadly assault; Exposure to trauma; Some mental effort and stress involved resulting in frustration; work alone; Work requires moderate attention to detail.
  • Intermittent: Lift, carry, push, pull over 60 lbs.; Exposed to annoying odor; Exposed to sickening odor; Exposed to grease/grime; Exposed to high, precarious spaces;

This position is responsible for the use of Squad Cars, Squad SUV, Mobile Command Center, Boats, Snowmobiles and Utility-Terrain Vehicles.


  1. Implicit in the employer-employee relationship is the right of Martin County to rely upon the presence of the employee during assigned hours of work and the obligation of the employee for timely and regular attendance.
  2. Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures, and adheres to the same.
  3. Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers, listens well, and respects viewpoints different than own.
  4. Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
  5. Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing the County’s business.
  6. Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  7. Demonstrates high moral principles and professional standards with others through truthfulness and sincerity; makes ethical decisions.
  8. Provides a high-level of customer satisfaction.
  9. Maintains confidentiality.
  10. Competently performs all required job duties.


Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Compensation Plan Grade Grade 14 - Starting Wage $28.14 per hour (2022)  
Position Deputy Sheriff  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/7/2022  
Location Martin County Sheriff's Department  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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