Mounted Deputy - Part-Time

Oakland County
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Job Summary

Under limited supervision, performs law enforcement functions within the jurisdiction of the Oakland County, including Parks System.  Investigates and reports to supervisor accidents, complaints, and other incidents. Responds to disturbances and maintains order. Rides a horse to patrol park paths and trails, as well as other areas that cannot be accessible by other forms of transportation to enforce park rules and regulations. Apprehends disorderly persons. Is required to restrain individuals and assist in making arrests. Shift assignments are mostly on weekends and holidays. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

At the time of application, applicant must:

1.  Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Education Development (G.E.D.) Test.
2.  Have not been convicted of a violation of criminal law including domestic violence.(Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law and liquor law.Generally, conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatically disqualifying).
3.  Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.
4.  Have at least 20/20 corrected vision in both eyes and have normal color vision and depth perception in both eyes.
5.  Have normal corrected hearing in each ear, per Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).
6.  Own a horse and own or have access to a horse trailer and tow vehicle.
7.  Pass the complete examination, including the employment physical required for this classification.


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