Probationary Deputy

  • Missoula, Montana
  • Apr 16, 2024
Full Time Other
  • Salary: $35.19 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The entry level rate of pay for this position is $35.1900 per hour.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Department is seeking PROBATIONARY DEPUTIES to join their team. This position performs basic law enforcement work. This is an entry level probationary position used for training and evaluation for the Missoula County Sheriff's Department.

Details: We will begin screening applications on T uesday, April 30, 2024 and will continue to check for new applications every two weeks, until the closing date. A hiring list may be developed for future hirings in 2024.
To Apply:
  • 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.
  • DD214 if claiming a Veteran's hiring preference.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

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.
Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!
Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region.
Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.

This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

Missoula County will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

Excellent Medical Health Benefits– Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $258.00 per pay period.

Medical deductible is $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Flexible Benefits Plan– Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage, Long and Short-Term Disability, Critical and Accident Insuranceare offered through Mutual ofOmaha.

Public Employees Retirement System– Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS)– A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Working for Missoula County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Supplemental Retirement Benefitsare offered through Valic or Nationwide.

Sick Leave– Full-time employees accrue 7.38hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once you have been an employee for 90 days.The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Vacation Leave– Full-time employees accrue 9.24 hours per month and are eligible to use leave after continuous employment for a period of 6 full months. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Holidays– The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)-In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Missoula County 6 continuous weeks of PPL to eligible full-time employees that have been with the county for 180 days. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Missoula County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2024 5:00 PM Mountain

Job Address

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