A Civil Division Deputy Sheriff (Civil Deputy) is a sworn,
non-uniformed member of the Sheriff's Office whose
primary responsibility is the execution of civil processes and mandates of
the courts. This task is accomplished through the service of income and
property executions, eviction notices and a variety of other civil summonses,
processes and complaints.
A Civil Deputy has the responsibility of assisting individuals who are
seeking procedural information regarding civil matters, and for maintenance of
a variety of civil documents and records. A Civil Deputy is also responsible
for making civil arrests, closing businesses and conducting auctions on
Civil Deputies provide courtroom security and prisoner escort and transport
within Oneida County court facilities and other facilities statewide.
General supervision is received from the Sergeant-Civil or Lieutenant-Civil,
with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out
details of the work.
Duties of a Civil Deputy; not all inclusive:
Serves income and property executions and records and mails copies of such
Serves eviction notices and contacts attorneys to finalize evictions.
Receives and prepares pre-judgment civil documents and prepares them for
delivery to defendants and respondents.
Supervises evictions to ensure peace between evicted tenants and their
Serves summonses and complaints, which include: Summons of Notices, Action of
Divorces, Citations, Subpoenas, Civil Arrest Warrants, Levy on Vehicles and
Auction of Property Sales.
Fills out and mails affidavits, and performs other clerical duties necessary
for daily assignments.
Records delivery of civil documents and returned proof of service.
Answers phones and assists individuals seeking procedural information regarding
Makes postings and disbursements on dockets.
Makes civil arrests, appropriates vehicles for property executions, closes
businesses and conducts auctions of foreclosed property.
Receives and deposits monies and posts amounts to various accounts concerning
Receives and records Family Court mandates.
Transports juvenile defendants to and from Division for Youth facilities.
Executes Family Court mandates, including: warrants, summonses, subpoenas
Transports defendants to and from courts and maintains security of defendants
Transports and sequesters jurors.