Valley County Sheriff’s Office
The Valley County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applicants should have graduated from an accredited high school, or the equivalent thereof; be of good moral character; and have never been convicted of a felony. Applicants must possess a Valid Montana Driver’s License or be able to obtain one. Applicants must pass physical and written tests, successfully perform an oral interview, and successfully complete medical and psychological exams. Applicants who are not Montana P.O.S.T. Certified must attend and successfully complete the Montana Law Enforcement Academy within one year of the hiring date. The probationary period for new hires is one year.
Sheriff Deputy duties and responsibilities include performing the duties of a Deputy Sheriff as prescribed by Montana State Statute. This includes, but is not limited to, responding to calls for service, the ability to deal with stressful circumstances in a variety of situations, weather and work hours, as well as investigating crimes and the apprehension of suspects. Communication skills, self-motivation, attention to detail and demonstrating the highest degree of integrity and maturity are character traits this office is looking for.
This is a full-time position with varied shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Starting wage for a probationary Deputy Sheriff is $22.72/hour (86% of the Sheriffs Wage per Montana State Statute), a shift differential rate of $2.50/hour for nights and weekends. Longevity pay of 1% of the base salary per year is a guaranteed, a yearly minimum wage increase, which is received after the first year of employment. Health insurance is available after 30 days of employment. Other compensations include on-call and standby pay, holiday pay, and voluntary overtime opportunities are available. Uniforms and duty gear are initially supplied. Upon completion of your probationary period, a $1,500.00 uniform allowance per year will be granted. Ammunition is issued annually. A take home patrol vehicle will be assigned upon hiring. Education and certification opportunities are provided and paid to become specialized in certain tasks or assignments as they become available. Deputies are members of the Teamsters Local Union No.2 per the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Open until filled.
Please contact Sheriff Tom Boyer at 406-228-6277 or cell phone 406-263-8920. You can also email THROUGH THIS JOB POSTING.