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Deputy Sheriff I Exam

Deputy Sheriff I Exam

Box Elder County has an opening for a full-time Deputy I with the Sheriff’s Office. The Deputy Sheriff I performs technical law enforcement work in enforcing the laws and protecting the citizens of Box Elder County.


Those interested in this position must be a high school graduate as well as a graduate of the Utah P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Certification Training.  Applicants must also have no criminal history or record of arrests, except for minor traffic and no record of alcohol and drug use.  Applicants must take and pass the Deputy Exam with 70% or higher to be considered.  The Deputy exam will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office, 52 South 1000 West, Brigham City, UT 84302.  The testing fee will be $20 per applicant.


A copy of the job description is posted at  Interested parties should submit an application and exam fee to Box Elder County Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2014.  Applications can be obtained at



                                     EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Job Description:


DIVISION:                            Patrol                                   

EFFECTIVE DATE:              October 2014

GRADE:                               25 




Performs technical law enforcement work in enforcing the laws and protecting the citizens of Box Elder County.




Works under the general supervision of a Patrol Sergeant.




May assume command over other deputies in the absence of a higher ranking officer.




  • Patrols assigned areas of Box Elder County in a police vehicle or on foot; responds to calls for assistance; secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes preliminary investigations and interrogates complainants, witnesses and suspects. Provides follow-up assistance on related cases.  Photographs and collects evidence and helps process crime scenes.


  • Apprehends suspects and testifies in court as appropriate.


  • Works closely with Social Services, Family Services, and Mental Health, and Juvenile Court.


  • Directs traffic, issues tickets for moving and criminal violations and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accident, offense, arrest and other forms and reports as necessary.


  • Assists other police agencies in Box Elder County.


  • Performs all duties with due regard to personal safety, and safety of fellow officers and the public; assists in safety training of other deputies.


  • Escorts prisoners to and from courtroom or from one location to another; subdues unruly prisoners if necessary.


  • Serves processes, notices, summonses and subpoenas.



  • Performs related law enforcement duties as required.





1.         Education and Experience:


A.  Graduation from a standard senior high school,





B.  Graduation from Utah State P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Certification training




C.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.


2.         Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Working knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; working knowledge of Box Elder County geography; some knowledge of applicable laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations.


Reasonable skill in the use of firearms and the operation of police vehicles as determined by the department.


Ability to observe situations, record them and react quickly and calmly; ability to deal effectively and courteously with fellow officers and the public; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to act with tact and impartiality; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to meet necessary special requirements.






The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk or run; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and smell.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS(Certificates, Licenses, etc.)


Must have successfully completed Utah State Post training.

Must successfully maintain Utah State POST Training as Law Enforcement Officer with a minimum of 40 hours POST training per year.

Must be a resident of Box Elder County within one year of hire.

Must have a valid Utah Driver's license.

Must be able to perform essential functions of job.

Must successfully complete a field training program.

Must satisfactorily complete a twelve month evaluation period as Deputy I.

No Criminal Record or Drug Use

Are required to participate in physical fitness assessment program twice a year.





Formal Application.  Must participate in Exam for Deputy Sheriff with passing grade of 70% or more.  Have interview with Deputy Sheriff Merit Commission. Be able to pass a criminal background check which includes a polygraph test.

Must be a county resident or become a county resident within one year from hire date.

Final hiring decision by Sheriff.