POST Certified Probationary Deputy Sheriff

  • Missoula, Montana
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $29.86 Hourly USD

Job Description

Missoula County is conducting a recruitment to hire POST Certified* Probationary Deputy Sheriff position(s). This recruitment is open to the public. Physical and written testing will occur in Missoula Montana. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. Applicants eligible to proceed to testing will be contacted by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Please complete all sections of the online application even if a resume is submitted.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments:
  • Copy of Valid Driver's License
  • Proof of US Citizenship - Birth Certificate or an Unexpired Passport, other document listed on I-9 like Certificate of Naturalization.
  • Documentation of graduation from an accredited high school, or GED certificate. College transcripts will also suffice for this documentation, unofficial accepted.
  • Copy of POST Certification* have received a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate from a state recognized Law Enforcement Academy in any state.
  • DD214 if claiming a Veteran's hiring preference.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified and will have to reapply.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
Performs basic law enforcement work. This is an entry level probationary position used for training and evaluation for the Missoula County Sheriff's Department.
Representative Examples of Work

Drives a vehicle to patrol assigned areas of the County to provide for the safety and well-being of life and property. Responds to calls for assistance and complaints of crimes and disturbances. Makes initial investigations at crime scenes, including interviews and preserving evidence. Serves legal and civil process orders of courts including arrest warrants, restraining orders and subpoenas. Appears in court to give testimony and present evidence. Prepares and submits reports as required. Arrests or assists in the arrest of suspects. Enforces traffic regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet minimum requirements as set forth by Montana State statutes:
be a citizen of the United States;be at least 18 years of age;be a graduate of an accredited high school or the equivalent;never have been convicted of a felony;be fingerprinted and a search made of appropriate files to disclose any criminal record;not have been affiliated in any manner with a subversive organization within 5 years;within 30 days immediately preceding his/her date of employment have been examined by a physician licensed to practice in the State of Montana and have been pronounced in good physical condition (this examination is provided by the County);be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation;have successfully completed an oral interview in which the characteristics necessary to a peace officer are demonstrated;possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver's license.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Must successfully complete the department Field Training Officer (FTO) program. Must attend and satisfactorily complete Basic School at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy within one (1) year of employment. Requires passing a background investigation. Must pass departmental physical ability examination prior to employment and participate periodically thereafter. Requires valid Montana driver's license and safe driving record.

Physical/Environmental Demands

The employee is required to carry a weapon and is exposed to potentially dangerous situations. Requires adjusting to changing shifts; exposure to a stressful environment; exposure to human blood, urine and other contagious sources and working both indoors and outdoors in all temperatures. The work may require working longer than twelve hour shifts. Employee is subject to call-out at any time. The work requires frequent driving; occasional standing and walking on all types of surfaces and frequent reaching. Use of the hands is continuously required; applying pressure with the hands and forceful, repeated or sustained exertions are occasionally required. Running, jumping and climbing stairs, ladders and fences are activities required occasionally. Lifting, carrying and pushing/pulling of items weighing greater than 140 lbs are required occasionally. Requires hearing which falls within normal limits for both pure tone and speech, per audiogram. (An average will be taken of 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz. The applicant must have an average threshold of 25dBHL or less in each ear.) Requires vision acuity as follows: binocular vision of 20/80 uncorrected, which is corrected using glasses or contact lenses to binocular vision of 20/30; 140 degrees peripheral; normal color vision to sufficiently distinguish red, yellow and green; and normal depth perception.

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Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2023 5:00 PM Mountain

Job Address

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