Lincoln CountyNorth Platte 69101
Full Time
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Deputy Sheriff- Lateral

Lincoln County
Full Time 21 years of age and reside within two per week Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 302 N Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101, United States



Your job in the department is to . . . 

Conduct law enforcement, crime prevention and investigation activities relating to criminal law enforcement in the county.    

Your job also involves . . .

Enforcement of traffic laws, serve arrest warrants and civil process, respond to hazardous situations performed in stressful and dangerous environments, complete comprehensive data entry to comply with state and federal crime report statistic, excellent human relations skills. 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Typical Qualifications


Minimum Education Level

1 - High School Diploma / GED

Specifics: Two years college level education in law enforcement or related field preferred; at least 21 years of age and reside within two hours of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office; citizen of the US within 18 months of hire.  

Minimum Experience Level



Certification(s) required 

Specifics: Must meet minimum DPSST requirements. If non-certified in Oregon, must be able to complete the 16-week academy at DPSST. Required to obtain National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification. Must achieve and maintain CPR/first aid certification and become LEDS/NCIC certified   

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: Position requires extensive use of county vehicles.

Desirable Qualifications: Must be free of conviction of a crime designated under the law where the conviction occurred as being punishable as a felony or as a crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one (1) year may be imposed; or of violating any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification. Must be able to pass a law enforcement background check. A psychological assessment will also be administered. Must reside within two hours of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required knowledge, skills and/or abilities are listed below:

Knowledge of:

  • Administrative procedures, pertinent federal, state, and local laws, and ordinances sufficient to carry out duties. 
  • Familiarity with and able to use a variety of specialty software including Sheriff’s Office report writing software, Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) and Microsoft Office software.

Skill or ability to:

  • Use good writing skills to prepare technical reports qualified for criminal prosecution, and excellent human relations skills to employ lines of questioning and resolve(s) confrontation in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Properly utilize police equipment such as handguns, rifles, taser, OC spray, body worn camera and handcuffs.
  • Properly utilize police techniques, such as unarmed defense and proper levels of use of force.
  • Conduct investigations, collect, evaluate ,and analyze facts and to draw correct conclusions.
  • Handle extreme stress and make immediate decisions regarding life and property.
  • Render credible testify in a court of law. Must be able to perform the duties of a police/correction officer.
  • Carry out the full scope of the position. Ability to exercise sound judgement in all situations.
  • Operate various camera systems including digital in-car camera and body worn camera systems, operate vehicles at normal and high speeds in all weather conditions under stress, operate radio equipment, utilize less lethal tools, email, voicemail, and computers including in-car Mobile Data Computers.
  • Obtain information through interrogations and observation and prepare information suitable for court cases. 
  • Cope with stressful, dangerous, and high liability situations with respect to individual rights.
  • Be trusted with information that is highly sensitive and confidential in nature.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., work processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.