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Deputy Sheriff Chouteau County Sheriff's Office is CURRENTLY NOT accepting applications for the full-time position of Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Sheriffs are uniformed sworn peace officers who enforce County, State and Federal law in the county. Chouteau County's seat is Fort Benton and is located in central Montana. The county includes about 4000 sq mi and the population is 5800.
Duties: Deputy Sheriff duties include but are not limited to responding to complaints; patrol jurisdictional area; investigating criminal acts; preserve the peace; arrest persons for violations of law; issue citations; complete associated paperwork; apply for and serve search and arrest warrants; collection and preservation of evidence; follow-up investigations and interviews; transport of detained individuals; service of civil process; Sheriff sales of seized property; provide special event security; court bailiff; coroner duties; search and rescue operations; animal control activities; and assist other law enforcement agencies as needed.
Qualifications: Residence within Chouteau County or relocation after appointment. High school diploma, GED, or appropriate equivalent. Valid Montana driver's license or the ability to gain one. Completion of a background investigation and psychological / physical screening. All other requirements as outlined in Montana Code Annotated 7-32-303. Completion of Field Training program, followed by Montana Law Enforcement Academy and a one year probation period.
Montana P.O.S.T. certification is preferred but not required. Starting salary is $42,585. Employee medical benefits are available, along with Sheriff's Retirement System enrollment. Position open until filled.
Applications are available online for download or at the Law Enforcement Facility located at 1215 Washington. Fort Benton, MT 59442
For additional information, contact Undersheriff Larry Ophus at (406) 622-5451
If you are interested in starting a new career with Chouteau County Sheriff's Office please fill out the Montana Peace Officer Application (with date of birth) and the Criminal Justice Application and send them to our offices.
Reserve Deputies Now Accepting Applications for Reserve Deputies Chouteau County Sheriff's Office has part time Reserve Deputies that work paid shifts and volunteer their time to help at various events within the county. This program is a great way to become involved in your community and still work your own full-time job. The Chouteau County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the position of Reserve Deputy. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, community minded people to serve within our community. The Reserves assist the Sheriff's Office in a variety of roles including, but not limited to: Patrol Operations, Search and Rescue, Community Events, Natural disasters, Community Programs
If you are interested in applying, please stop by the Chouteau County Sheriff's Office. All of those who are interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy, must be a resident of Chouteau County and must be (21) years of age. For further information please call (406) 622-5451.
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs responsible protective service work ensuring the care and security of inmates at the County Jail; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision.
Chouteau County Sheriff's Office is CURRENTLY accepting applications for Detention Officers. Starting wage is $13/hr with benefits and 20 year retirement. Detention Officers properly handle all of the following; Processing inmates; maintaining jail security; serving meals; transporting inmates. Receives and processes inmates into custody of institution; searches prisoners; takes charge of personal property. Provides inmates opportunity to call attorney or relative; advises inmates on institutional rules and regulations. Patrols jail area periodically to ensure security and maintain order. Transports inmates to medical, court and related facilities. Supervises inmates during meals, personal hygiene and related activities for conformance to institutional rules, regulations and procedures. Escorts and safeguards inmates to cell; checks on inmates' physical condition. Receives, counts, records and washes all laundry in the jail. Dispenses personal and cell cleaning equipment; keeps record of money received from inmates. Distributes medication to inmates as prescribed or directed. Prepares routine records on inmates; performs general clerical duties. Ensures the care and maintenance of quarters. Inspects items brought into the jail; checks incoming and outgoing mail. Performs related tasks as required. Performs all other duties as assigned. Detention Officers will attend the four-week Corrections/Detention Officer Basic class at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helene MT to become state P.O.S.T. certified. For more information contact: Undersheriff Larry Ophus at (406) 622-5451
Chouteau County Sheriff's Office is **CURRENTLY** accepting applications for Public Safety Telecommunications Officers. Starting wage is $15.00/hr. for a full time, Public Safety Telecommunications Officer (911 Dispatcher) with benefits and shift differential pay. Public Safety Telecommunications Officers receive emergency and non-emergency calls from the public requesting law enforcement, fire, medical or other emergency services. Must be 18-years or older with a high school diploma. On the job training provided.
For more information contact: Communications Director Kimberly Burdick at (406) 622-5451