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Under general direction, provides highly responsible administrative and management assistance to the Sheriff-Coroner in planning, directing and reviewing all functions and activities of the Sheriff-Coronerís Office; works with the Sheriff to establish, coordinate, and implement departmental policies and procedures; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws; plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the bureauís of the Sheriff-Coronerís Office through subordinate managers; may act for, or in the absence of, the Sheriff-Coroner as authorized by the Sheriff-Coroner; and performs other work as required.




The Undersheriff is a single position class that is in the Executive Management Group and is exempt from the Civil Service rules. This class serves as the second-in-command to the Sheriff-Coroner. This position exercises direct line supervision over the various bureaus of the Sheriff-Coronerís Office, and participates in the overall development and review of departmental policies, procedures and operations. The incumbent of this position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff-Coronerís Office, interpreting and executing department mission and policy, and coordinating and supervising all elements of the department. This class is distinguished from the lower class of Sheriffís Chief Deputy in that the latterís responsibilities are limited to administering one of the major bureaus. Additionally, the Undersheriff stands next in authority to the Sheriff-Coroner and may act for, or in the absence of, the Sheriff-Coroner as authorized by the Sheriff-Coroner.







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Education and Experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associateís Degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, business, public administration, or related field AND at least three years of management, administrative, and supervisory responsibility equivalent to a Lieutenant level management position or above. †





Bargaining Unit: 07
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 62
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