Job Title:                                 Community Engagement Volunteer


Position Type:                         Volunteer


Vacancies:                               1 to 3 per Focus Group


Date Posted:                           April 7, 2021


Closing Date:                          May 7, 2021


Contact Information:             740-833-2873


Volunteers will have a working knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office operations and Delaware County demographics and needs by attending the Citizens Sheriff Academy and specified training prior to participation in any Community Engagement role. Volunteers will choose from among four Focus Areas (described below) as to where they would like to serve, based on their desire, knowledge, and personal/professional experience. Volunteers will make recommendations alongside DCSO staff.


This position will be limited to an initial term of 3 years based on each volunteer’s desire and with the possibility of extension at the discretion of the Sheriff or his/her designee. Volunteers will be evaluated annually to ensure adequate participation and input. New volunteers will be solicited annually.


Job Standards

  • Must reside in Delaware County.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a background check.
  • Must pass a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis.
  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have no conviction of a felony, any crime of a sexual nature, any crime related to assault, any crime related to dishonesty or any crime related to impersonating a law enforcement officer.
  • Have no conviction of a misdemeanor crime within the past 10 years, excluding minor and unclassified misdemeanor traffic offenses.
  • Must participate in and successfully complete the abbreviated version of the Citizens Sheriff Academy.
  • Sign a Confidentiality Agreement.



Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to concentrate under stress;
  • Ability to follow instructions, multi-task, and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of authorized personnel;
  • Knowledge of computers and related equipment/technologies;
  • Knowledge of Agency Policy and Procedures Manual;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluation situations;
  • Well organized, detail-oriented;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships, including in environments of significant debate for the greater good of a meaningful outcome;
  • Ability to learn and apply technical terminology and information specifically related to police work;
  • Must exercise a high degree of integrity;
  • Must not have any preconceived bias against law enforcement or the criminal justice system.