Jurisdiction:Cortland County

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive

Adopted:10/20/05

Amended 7/15/08;12/11/12

 

CIVIL DEPUTY

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

 

††††††††††† The work involves responsibility for serving Income and Property Executions, Eviction Notices and a variety of other Summons and Complaints for the Sheriff.An incumbent is also responsible for making civil arrests, closing businesses and conducting auctions on foreclosed properties and assisting individuals seeking information regarding civil matters.The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher ranking officer with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work.Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

Serves income and property executions and records and mails copies of each notice;

Serves eviction notices and calls attorneys to finalize the eviction;

Supervises actual eviction to ensure peace between evicted tenant and the landlord;

Serves Summons and Complaints which include Summons of Notices, Action of Divorces, Citations, Subpoenas, Arrest Warrants, Levy on Vehicles an Auction of Property Sales;

Fills out and mails affidavits, and other clerical work necessary for daily assignments;

Answers phones and assists individuals seeking procedural information regarding civil matters;

Makes civil arrests, appropriates vehicles for property executions, closes businesses and conducts auctions of foreclosed property;

Keeps a variety of records and files reports as required.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

 

Good knowledge of New York State Civil Law;

Good knowledge of requirements and procedures governing the execution, processing and serving of civil documents;

Ability to organize and maintain accurate records and files;

Ability to prepare written records and reports;

Ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and/or written directions;

Ability to deal effectively with the public;

Ability to understand and empathize with the needs and concerns of others;

Ability to exercise sound judgment in emergencies and unusual situations;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

 

 

 

 

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

Possession of a valid New York State driverís license appropriate to the vehicles operated.Failure to maintain a NYS driverís license including driving privileges throughout employment will result in disciplinary action or dismissal.