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The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

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Careers with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriffs

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Correction Officers

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Civilians

Learn why the Sheriff's Office is a great place to work and build a career.

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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is Accepting Resumes for the Position of Undersheriff

 The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is an organization with more than 1,300 uniformed and civilian employees with a $165 million budget, in three major divisions: Corrections, Police and Operations. The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Suffolk County, New York, with a population of 1.5 million.

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for a diversity of law enforcement matters, including oversight of the operation of two county correctional facilities and two courthouse detention facilities, road patrols and maritime enforcement for 420 miles of county roadways, 300 waterways and 1,000 miles of coastline in Suffolk County. The Sheriff’s Office provides enforcement for all court orders, including warrants, summonses, orders of protection and civil processes. The Office is also engaged in large-scale investigations, including narcotic, street gangs, counter-terrorism and internal affairs investigations. The Sheriff’s Office works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the administration of its duties.

Sheriff Toulon is currently seeking resumes for the position of Undersheriff. Qualified candidates must have strong management and analytical skills. The position is in the exempt class and the appointee serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible law enforcement and police administration experience, including at least five years in a command position with oversight within an organization of similar size and scope. Qualified candidates will also have a minimum of five years of staff management and supervisory experience. Progressive supervisory experience should have been gained with a large law enforcement agency.

This position requires managing confidential and large-scale investigations, with specific emphasis on gang investigations, intelligence gathering and analysis. Successful candidates will have significant experience in counterterrorism operations, technological resources and knowledge of intelligence systems and processes at the federal, state and local level.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and expertise in long-range agency planning; developing and implementing agency policies and procedures; interacting with elected officials, department heads and the public; and the ability to express ideas, policies and other matters professionally in the written and verbal form. This position will require oversight of the Sheriff’s Community Engagement Programs and Gang Prevention Initiative. Related experience in crime reduction strategies and gang prevention is preferred.

Sheriff Toulon is seeking someone who is an innovative leader and someone who will be an effective mentor who embraces the opportunity to be part of a leadership team that will develop a multigenerational office. Previous experience serving a diverse population and a history of building relationships that strengthen the fabric of a community will be expected.

Suffolk County is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Please follow the below instructions when submitting a resume for a posted position:

Include and highlight the experience and/or education that meets the minimum requirements of the position for which you are applying. Include the following information: Transcripts if a degree is required, starting and ending dates of employment (Month and Year), and number of hours worked per week for each position.

Candidates meeting the minimum requirements for posted positions: submit resume and cover letter to Jo-Anne Taormina at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov.

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Correction Officer

Job Description

  

  View or download the Correction Officer brochure and check the Civil Service website for exam dates and instructions.  


Under the supervision of a higher-ranking officer, a Correction Officer has immediate responsibility for directing and supervising inmates and maintaining order and security at Suffolk County correctional facilities. A Correction Officer is responsible for maintaining the custody, safety and well-being of prisoners by enforcing laws, rules and regulations to prevent disturbances, assaults and escapes. Correction Officers are designated by New York State law as peace officers and may be required to carry firearms in the performance of certain duties.  


  

  • Supervises the movements and activities of inmates to maintain security and order;
  • Advises inmates on the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility;
  • Conducts searches of inmates and housing/common areas for contraband;
  • Takes periodic counts of inmate population;
  • Notifies supervisors of all disturbances and unusual incidents;
  • Responds to emergencies and documents incidents as required;
  • Inspects facilities/work areas to ensure compliance with security and safety standards;
  • Supervises and directs inmates on their assigned duties and distributes necessary supplies to inmates;
  • Directs the serving of meals;
  • Gathers threat group intelligence and conducts security investigations as required;
  • Participates in Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT);
  • Recommends inmates for educational, vocational and work rehabilitation programs and supervises the participants in these programs;
  • May aid in the rehabilitation and counseling of inmates.    

Job Requirements

  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma by the date of appointment.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years old at time of appointment.
  • There will be qualifying medical, psychological and physical agility evaluations.
  • Candidates must be a United States citizen at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license at the time of appointment; appointees must maintain a valid license throughout their employment in this title.
  • After appointment, the incumbent will be required to obtain a Peace Officer Training Certificate recognized by the New York State Municipal Police training Council.

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Contact the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service for more information and testing dates.  

** NEW** Financial assistance for exam registration for those who qualify.

Application for EOC Suffolk (xlsx)

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Guidelines from EOC Suffolk (docx)

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Exam-Fee Waiver (docx)

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Deputy Sheriff

Job Description

  

Under general supervision, an employee in this class enforces the laws of New York State, including Civil, Penal and Vehicle and Traffic Law. A Deputy Sheriff makes arrests, transports prisoners, serves legal processes, patrols highways and secures court detention facilities. Routine assignments and special orders are received from superior officers who review work methods and results through reports, inspections and discussions. 


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Transports prisoners to and from Suffolk County Correctional Facilities to all courts, jails and prisons throughout New York State; transports mental patients committed by court order;
  • Directs traffic, patrols highways and issues summonses for traffic violations;
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service while on patrol;
  • Enforces court orders relating to domestic violence;
  • Enforces property executions and eviction warrants;
  • Makes warrant and summary arrests;
  • Conducts criminal and general investigations;
  • Maintains custody of prisoners in court; 
  • Provides security at County buildings and property;
  • Responds to regional emergencies and participates in manhunts;
  • Works in federal and local task forces engaged in regional law enforcement;
  • May lecture at schools and community organizations.

Job Requirements

  

Good knowledge of civil and criminal law as they pertain to departmental operations; good knowledge of court procedures; good knowledge of first aid methods; skill in the use and care of firearms; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies; ability to enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality and to deal courteously with the general public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

OPEN COMPETITIVE

Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma by the date of appointment.


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates must be at least twenty (20) years of age at the time of appointment. Candidates who reach their thirty-fifth (35th) birthday before the date of the written examination are not eligible, except as follows: candidates may have a period of active military duty, up to six (6) years as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement.
  • There will be qualifying medical, psychological and physical fitness evaluations.
  • Candidates must be a United States citizen at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid New York State driver's license at the time of appointment; appointees must maintain a valid license throughout their employment in this title.
  • After appointment, candidates will be required to successfully complete a Police Officer Training Course recognized by the New York State Municipal Training Council. 

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 Contact the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service for more information and testing dates.   

Civilian Employment

Civilians play a critical role in the operation of any law enforcement organization.  Civilian employees at the Sheriff's Office work in a diversity of position, such as support staff and clerical work, to supervisory and management roles.  The Sheriff's Office employs over 120 civilian employees in offices from Hauppauge to Riverhead.  They work in Accounting, Personnel, the Civil Bureau and in the Sheriff's Administrative offices, just to name a few.  

Qualifications

Since there are so many types of civilian positions at the Sheriff's Office, qualifications are based on Civil Service rules for specific job titles.  Most civilian positions require that you take a test to begin the process of obtaining a government job.  

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Civilian positions with the Sheriff's Office are filled using Civil Service lists of qualified test-takers.  We encourage you to take Civil Service exams.  We canvas for qualified employees on a regular basis.  


 Contact the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service for more information and testing dates.