Deputy/School Resource Officer

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: Office of the Sheriff Montgomery County, Tennessee
Employment: Full-Time
Posted: Sep 23, 2019

Minimum Requirements

These lists are not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to amend 
them as deemed necessary. Responsibility may not attach for every item listed.  Residency in Montgomery County is required if issued a vehicle.  If not assigned a vehicle or the assigned 
vehicle remains in Montgomery County at an approved location, then residency no further than a contiguous Tennessee county or a Tennessee residence within 60 minutes travel to this Office is required. 

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience:  High School Diploma or GED required. A valid driver’s license is required. Two or more years in a uniform patrol position required. Must possess and maintain certification by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standard and Training (POST) Commission as a law enforcement officer. Basic SRO school must be completed within 12 months of assignment, and complete 16 hours of annual training in the duties specific to the job.   
Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions 
Physical Requirements:  Physical demand job requirements are at levels of those for active work. Physical ability to operate a variety of weapons, tools, office machines, and other equipment associated with law enforcement and/or detention is required.  Physical ability to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials is required.  Physical ability to lift and carry weight, or exert force in excess of 160 pounds is required. 
Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, or compositional characteristics; whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards of data, people, or things. 
Interpersonal Communication:  Requires the ability to speak and signal others in order to convey ideas or information, and to hear the spoken word and process a signal.  Examples include giving or receiving orders, or giving directions or information to coworkers. 
Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.  The ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling, grammar, and all parts of speech is required.  The ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice is required. 
Intelligence:  Requires the ability to learn and understand basic principles and techniques, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision and to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job. 
Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information to citizens, supervisors, and elected officials, to explain procedures and policies and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives. 
Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, determine percentages, determine time and weight and utilize statistical inference. 
Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape. 
Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated equipment. 
Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  The ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating the other hand with different activities is required.  Average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination are required at minimum. 
Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to interact with diverse audiences beyond giving and receiving instructions; such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Ability to perform under considerable stress when confronted with a life-threatening emergency is required. 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the county may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

Preferred Requirements


  •  Speaks to classes on the law, including search and seizure, criminal law, motor vehicle law, and other topics as assigned by the Principal or agency.
  • Acts as a resource person in the area of law enforcement education.
  • Conducts criminal investigations of violations of law on school board property.
  • Provides school-based security and maintains the peace on the school board property.
  • Makes arrests and referrals of criminal law violators.
  • Appears at hearings, trials, and sentencing.
  • Provides transportation to the courts and detention facilities.
  • Receives and dispatches complaints via telephone, walk-in and radios.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates security programs in assigned school.
  • Provides counseling or referrals to students.
  • Secures, handles, and preserves evidence.


  • Knowledge of Sheriff’s Office Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines Manual.
  • Knowledge of the application of modern law enforcement principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the importance of law enforcement work, the geography of Montgomery County, its unincorporated areas, and the general roadway system of the County.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of first aid practices.
  • Ability to understand, express, and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to work closely with others as a team.
  • Ability to prepare and present clear, accurate, concise, and objective written and oral reports.
  • Ability to enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality and to deal courteously with the public.
  • Ability to recognize and understand the emotional and physical reactions of both victims and perpetrators of crimes.
  • Ability to maintain a level of physical conditioning to be able to physically subdue, restrain, and apprehend law violators.
  • Ability to meet requirements of periodic in-service training in all areas.
  • Ability to render physical assistance.
  • Skill in calmly and systematically eliciting critical information from individuals who may be injured or highly emotional.
  • Skill in the proper and safe utilization of law enforcement issued equipment, radio communications equipment, and mobile dispatch terminal.
  • Skill in firearms to operate all weapons issued or by the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Skill in the operation of motor vehicles in a safe and efficient manner in emergency and non-emergency environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with children in general and exceptional education environments.
  • Participate in after school functions and educational programs.
  • Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place.

Job Description

Under general supervision of an SRO Sergeant, possesses all the requisite knowledge, skills and physical abilities incumbent upon the position of an entry-level deputy sheriff. Works in assigned schools as a law enforcement officer; maintaining effective communication between school officials, students, parents and law enforcement officials, and acts as the liaison between all parties. All assignments involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of the law enforcement function and for conscientious and effective performance of duties without immediate supervision. Work is performed with some independence. Must be able to exercise judgment and individual initiative in the performance of routine duties and in emergency situations. Positions may require work on rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Duties are generally performed on an assigned shift but may continue beyond the end of shift, or become special work assignments on other shifts or at such times as directed to best fill the efficient and effective operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Work is reviewed through personal observation, inspections and by discussion and review of daily reports for adherence to prescribed methods and procedures. 
This position requires that the member be certified by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.  
The duties and responsibilities in this position include the prevention and detection of crime, and the apprehension of offenders. 

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