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27 Feb 2015

Full-Time Deputy Sheriff Patrol Officer

Duchesne County – Posted by Becky Caton Duchesne, Utah, United States

Job Description

Position is open to both men and women 21 yrs. or older. This is a full-time position working rotating shifts including weekends and holidays. Wage is commensurate with education and experience.

Full benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, retirement, and more. Relocation Assistance Qualified candidates chosen for this position must be willing to relocate or live in Duchesne County within 60 days of hire. Selected candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position may be eligible for relocation assistance.


Under supervision of the Patrol Sergeant or other appropriate authority, performs a variety of law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect legal rights as established by federal, state, and local laws. Primary duties include the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The officer responds to the scene of crimes and motor vehicle accidents and files reports as required by Sheriff’s Office procedures and/or rules and regulations. Other duties are to render first aid when necessary, directs traffic, question witnesses and suspects, makes court appearances as required. Officers maintain order in crowds and assist other law enforcement agencies when requested.


• Enforce laws and ordinances and procedures common to law enforcement.
• Conducts presence and detection patrols designed to detect and deter crime, arrests violators as appropriate, notes suspicious activity in the area and takes action as necessary.
• Patrols roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and ordinances; assists stranded motorists; checks for suspicious vehicles; determines violations and makes arrests; performs in and leads search and rescue efforts.
• Handles personal caseload for a variety of cases, including felonies and misdemeanors; investigates theft, burglaries, sexual assaults, child abuse, domestic violence, homicides, auto, aircraft, and industrial accidents.
• Conducts searches for lost, missing, or drowned persons; assists with death investigation and transportation of bodies; delivers death and other emergency messages.
• Serves as backup for officers on potential violent situations.
• Prepares initial investigation reports on scene of crime; gathers evidence and interviews victims and witnesses.
• Serves as an agent of the court in satisfying criminal warrants and writs of execution, restitution or attachment; locates persons named in criminal warrants and executes the warrants; provides courtroom testimony as required; provides court security, performs urinalysis chain of custody for courts, family services, etc.
• Performs operational procedures related to special weapons and critical conditions associated with gas, explosives, hostage, and dangerous or combative suspects.
• Subject to on call status as needed during peak activity seasons.
• Subject to rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
• Performs related duties as public safety responsibilities necessitate.

• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Must be at least 21 year of age;
• Must be able to work rotating shift work; and
• Bilingual Spanish desired, but not required.
• Must be able to successful pass an extensive criminal background investigation.

• Must have a current and valid Utah Driver License; and Law Enforcement Officer certification for Patrol.
• Must complete 40 hours of training per year to maintain certification.

• Complete an oral interview
• Pass a comprehensive background investigation, drug testing and a psychological evaluation

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS County website at  Send completed application, resume, and proof of certifications. By email: In person: Duchesne County Administrative Office Building, 734 N Center St, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM By Mail: ATTN: Personnel Office, Duchesne County, P.O. Box 346, Duchesne, Utah 84021-0346 DUCHESNE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND IS COMMITTED TO EMPLOYING A DIVERSIFIED WORKFORCE

Job Categories: County. Job Types: Full-Time.

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