Teton County Sheriff's Office

   Teton County Idaho - 230 N Main St., Driggs ID 83422, (208) 354-2323

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Patrol Deputy Job Description

​The Teton County Sheriff’s Office in Driggs, Idaho is currently accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff. Starting date for this opening is April 1, 2020. Starting Wage is $21.42-$30.85 per hour based on experience/certifications. Full benefits are offered through Teton County. This position requires Deputies to work day and night shifts, holidays, and weekends. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency. A complete background check will be performed. Incomplete or illegible applications may not be processed. Please mail completed application packet to:

Teton County Sheriff's Office
ATTN: EmpLoyment Applications
230 North Main Street
Driggs Idaho 83422.





Job Duties:
  • Patrol assigned areas of Teton County to preserve order
  • prevent and discover crime
  • direct traffic
  • enforce motor vehicle laws
  • Respond to calls and complaints involving fire, thefts, crimes against persons, automobile crashes, disturbances and other requests for service
  • Serve civil process papers
  • conduct interviews, investigate cases and make arrests
  • Provide first-aid
  • assist in search and rescue operations
  • educate the public in crime prevention.
  • PERFORM TASKS AND/OR DUTIES AS REQUIRED OR ASSIGNED BY THE SHERIFF
  • Work is performed under the direction of the patrol supervisor or other command staff.


Qualifications:
Must be 21 years of age. Acceptable experience and training include graduation from high school or possession of a GED and any equivalent combination of experience or training which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform required duties. Must possess
and maintain a current Idaho driver's license. Must be able to pass the Idaho POST physical agility test before appearing before an oral board and complete a polygraph, background check and medical I psychological exam. POST certified officers are preferred, however all candidates will be considered and must become POST certified as a Peace Officer within one year of hire.

REQUIREMENTS :
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT.
  • US CITIZENSHIP.
  • MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
  • MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK.


Benefits:
Teton County provides a competitive salary and benefits package, to include:
  • PERSI retirement;
  • Patrol deputies are assigned a take home patrol vehicle and uniform items.
  • Teton County provides some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in Eastern Idaho.

A full list of County Benefits can be accessed here.


Job Description
Sheriff's deputies are trained law enforcement officers or police that work strictly at the county level for the sheriff's department. As a general rule, they patrol the geographic region that is unincorporated by nearby cities in the County. However; Teton County Sheriff's Office contracts with the Cities of Driggs and Victor providing law enforcement services countywide, including the city limits.  Sheriff's deputies respond to burglaries, domestic calls, car accidents and enforce traffic laws. As sworn officers of the law, sheriff's deputies are also charged with making arrests and leading persons through the booking process at the jail.


A patrol deputy performs a variety of complex law enforcement duties. They enforce state laws and county ordinances for the protection of life, health, safety, welfare and property of Teton County’s residents and the visiting public. Some of the day to day duties of a patrol deputy include:

Performing routine patrol duties for the purpose of preventing, detecting, and responding to suspicious or illegal activity.
Responding to calls for service on an emergency or non-emergency basis.
Conducting initial investigations of crime scenes/incidents to obtain pertinent facts and information.
Conducting interviews of witnesses, victims, participants, or suspects at scene of incident or crime.
Collecting and preserving evidence and property at incident or crime scene.
Arresting suspects involved in felony criminal activity; writing citations or arresting individuals involved in misdemeanor violations of the law.
Preparing reports, forms, and documents related to patrol activities.
Appearing in court as witness/complainant to provide testimony.
Providing assistance, direction, and support to persons in need during non-emergency situations.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

ALL CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE A RESUME W/PICTURE AND A COMPLETED TETON COUNTY SHERIFF'S JOB
APPLICATION TO TETON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IF YOU WILL BE INVITED TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE TESTING PROCESS.