Detention Deputy Application

Jerome County Sheriff's Office - Detention Deputy Application

  1. Qualifications

    Must be at least 18 years of age, have valid Idaho driver’s license, High School Diploma or GED. Must successfully complete a background investigation and pass a poly graph test.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Dental insurance
    Employee assistance program
    Flexible spending account
    Health insurance
    Health savings account
    Life insurance
    Paid time off
    Retirement plan
    Vision insurance

    12-hour shifts
    Day & Night shifts on a rotating schedule

    High school or equivalent (Required)

    Shift availability:
    Day Shift (Required)
    Night Shift (Required)
    Overnight Shift (Required)

    Work Location: One location

    Employment Requirements

    Anyone interested in employment with the Jerome County Sheriff must meet the following requirements:

    • Must be a citizen of the United States.
    • Must be a graduate from an accredited high school or hold a GED.
    • Must be able to meet minimum vision and hearing standards.
    • Be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect performance of a Deputy Sheriff as determined by a medical and psychological exam.
    • Must pass a physical agility test.
    • No felony convictions 
    • No convictions of DUI within 2 years prior to the date of application or two or more misdemeanor DUI convictions within 5 years.
    • No conviction of domestic violence within 5 years.  
    • No conviction of misdemeanor crime of deceit or misdemeanor sex offense within 5 years. 
    • No misdemeanor drug-related convictions within 1 year.
    • No illegally used, purchased, or possessed marijuana within 1 year. 
    • Must possess a valid driver's license.
    • Must be of good moral character as determined by a background investigation. The background investigation will include a polygraph examination.

    Physical Agility Test

    The physical agility test consists of:

    • Vertical Jump
    • 1 minute sit ups
    • Push-ups (no time limit but must be continuous)
    • 300-meter run
    • 1.5 mile run

    Applications may be submitted online, or in person at the Jerome County Sheriff's Office located at:

    2151 S Tiger Dr.
    Jerome, ID 83338

    For additional information please call 208-595-3300

    Download Application Here

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