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Detention Deputy 

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for three detention deputies, one female and two male. Detention deputies start at $18.37 an hour (DOE) plus benefits. Applicants must submit a current law enforcement application with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, by 5 PM  May 24, 2019.

The work of a detention deputy involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, and the safe housing of local, State, and Federal prisoners. Many of the prisoners housed in the Jefferson County jail have been sentenced to State & Federal prisons. Duties normally consist of intake, classification, housing, cell checks, and facilitating various programs. Detention deputies may also be assigned duties as court bailiffs and transport officers. Work involves an element of personal danger. The employee must be able to exercise sound independent judgment under stress and maintain a sufficient level of physical and mental fitness and preparedness. Contact Agency for full job description.

Work schedules are comprised of 12-hour shifts with 4-day rotations. Applicants will be required to work any or all days of the week including weekends and holidays. Jail schedules alternate between both day and night shifts.

Applicants must be at least 21, a U.S. Citizen, and meet other requirements associated with qualifying to work in law enforcement. The Sheriff's Office (Law Enforcement) Application can be obtained at the link above or at the Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Office, 200 Courthouse Way, Rigby, Idaho. Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer with preference given to qualified Veterans.

Contact Cpt. Nora Ortega, 208-745-9210 Ext. 2034 with any questions concerning eligibility, qualifications, etc.





Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment, advancement, training, benefits or working conditions on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, national origin, or disability. Qualified U.S. Military veterans will be given preference in hiring.



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