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Requisition Number: 17-5144
Job Title: Deputy I and Deputy II
Salary: Deputy II $18.23 hr & Deputy I $ 16.80
Salary Grade: P7
Opening Date: 04/11/2017
Closing Date: 08/11/2017
Position Type: Full-Time
Work Hours: 40
Department: Elected Offices
Division: COUNTY JAIL-9120000000
Section: Corrections
Work Location: Various Locations Throughout Salt Lake County
Important Information:


*We will pay for your POST Certification Training and will pay you an hourly wage and full benefits while attending our academy* 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must achieve a passing score, 70% or better, on the N-POST (National Police Officer Selection Test). Passing scores must be submitted on or before the the PT test date (Friday, August 11, 2017). See links below for testing locations and a study guide. Do not wait until the last minute to take this test. It can take up to 3 weeks or more to receive NPOST results. If you take the test by July 21st you should be okay.  You may attach a copy of your N-POST scores to this application.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by the date of hire 
  • Must be a resident of the State of Utah at the time of hire 
  • Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s license at time of hire 
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) 
  • Must not have any disqualifying criminal history. Details can be found on Utah Department of Public Safety’s website. 
  • Must be free of any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the performance of the applicant's duties as a peace officer.
  • Must complete an Online Application: Now through August 11th, 2017
  • Must pass the PT Test and Entry Interview (Saturday, August 12. 8 A.M.-5 P.M at the Sheriffs Office Building 3365 South 900 West South Salt Lake)
    • PT Test requirements: (Pass/Fail)
      • Vertical Jump = 14.5 inches 
      • One Minute Sit-Ups = 23
      • Push-Up = 14 
      • 1.5 Mile Run = Under 16 minutes and 11 seconds.
    • Only those who pass the PT test will be scheduled for an Interview.  
  • If you pass the NPOST, the PT test and Entry Interviews will continue through our hiring process. 
    • The Hiring Process includes: 
      • Conditional Offer 
      • Background Investigations Process
      • Background Interviews/Job Offers 
      • If hired, you will be required to pass a Polygraph Examination, Medical/Physical Evaluation and a Drug screen. 

*For more detailed information on these positions and the hiring process, please click on the links below:

#mce_temp_url#  Hand Book

 Exam Plan

Position Description:

**This position will be open indefinitely.**

As a Deputy you will learn valuable communication skills essential for assisting the public and dealing with our ever changing prisoner population.

This position is both challenging and rewarding. You will be responsible for providing law enforcement duties outside and tactical responses inside. You will be involved in housing prisoners, processing new arrests, responding to emergency situations, working with the mentally ill population, and participating in the offender program.

Benefits: You will be rewarded for your service through a very generous benefits and compensation package:

  • Vacation - 8 hours per month starting rate
  • Holidays - 11 paid holidays
  • Sick leave - 8 hours per month
  • Uniform allowance - $1200 prorated for the first 12 months, and $75 per month thereafter
  • Health insurance - medical and dental
  • Tuition assistance - reimbursement of 100% of tuition for a maximum of $5,250 per year
  • Retirement
  • Child care, fitness, employee assistance program, and many many other additional benefits 

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Salt Lake County is an Equal Opportunity employer