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Posted on: December 28, 2023

***** HIRING Detention Deputy *****



Job Title: Detention Deputy-Position is open until filled.

Starting Pay: $23.11 an hour. Pay increases to $23.70/hour after certification through the Idaho P.O.S.T. Academy. Shifts are 12 hours long and you will work 14 days during a 28 day pay period. Every other weekend is a 3-day weekend.

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life paid for employees, P.E.R.S.I. retirement, and paid time off.

Job Description: Deputies are responsible for the supervision of inmates and the security of the court house. Deputies intake and release new inmates, conduct searches on inmates and cells, transport inmates, monitor cameras, phone systems, conduct security checks, oversee court proceedings, and assist with the medical needs of inmates.

Requirements are:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Be able to pass the P.O.S.T. physical test (requirements can be found on the Idaho P.O.S.T. website)
  • Work rotating weekends, holidays, day shift, swing, or night shift (12-hour shifts)
  • Valid Idaho drivers’ license
  • Pass a polygraph
  • Must pass back ground check

Applications can be picked up at the Gooding County Sheriff's Office located at 624 Main St. Gooding, ID. 83330, or downloaded application below 

The Gooding County Sheriff's Office always accepts applications. We are a drug free, equal opportunity employer. Applicants eligible for Veterans Preference will be given priority over equally qualified non-veterans.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Day Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer's application process.

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