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Entry Level and Lateral Patrol and Detention Deputies: Lizzy Cameron

  • Full Time
  • FY24 Wages >$70,241 - $78,665 DOE ($33.77 - $37.82 per hour) 
  • Grave and Swing Shift Differentials 
  • Specialty Pay 
  • Bilingual Pay
  • Instructor and Trainer Pay
  • Narcotics Enforcement Team Pay
  • Cash Certification Incentives
  • Relocation Assistance Available
  • Rotating Schedules, including days, nights, & weekends
  • Full Benefits
  • Good Character and a clean background are required 
  • Accepting Entry Level and Lateral Applicants.

Deputy Requirements: Deputy applicants must be 21 years old, in excellent physical condition, a US citizen, possess or be able to possess a valid Idaho State driver's license, and have a high school diploma or equivalency.

See our Detention Deputy page for more information.

FY2024 Wages

Patrol Deputy $33.77 - $37.82 per hour DOE $70,241 - $78,665
Detention Deputy $33.77 - $37.82 per hour DOE $70,241 - $78,665
Control Operator $24.04 per hour $50,003
Drivers Services Clerk $22.43 - $24.68 per hour $46,654 - $51,334

Compensation Includes Full Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • PERSI Retirement System
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation and Sick Time Accrual 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental Wellness Program - 911 At Ease
  • Air St. Luke's Family Membership
  • Pre-Tax Cafeteria Plans
  • Lateral Pay Scale up to 12%
  • Deputy Shift Differentials for Swing and Graveyard
  • Available 401K, 457, and other supplemental deferred compensation plans
  • Step Increases at 6 months, 2 years, 4 years, and 8 years*
  • Annual Merit and/or Market Increases*
  • Relocation Assistance Available*

Specialty Pay

  • High Liability Instructor
  • Narcotics Enforcement Team
  • Bi-Lingual
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • FTO/JTO Instructor
  • Certification Incentive Pay

FY24 Blaine County Benefits at a Glance 

Applicants should possess superior communication skills, unimpeachable integrity, and a strong commitment to public service and the community that we serve. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Testing Requirements

All candidates will be required to successfully complete a written application, oral board interviews, a background investigation, and a polygraph. deputies at booking desk

Deputy Candidates will also be required to successfully complete physical fitness testing, a written basic skills test, and medical, vision, and hearing testing. Physical Readiness Test Information Sheet

Control Applicants are also required to pass computer skills, polygraph, hearing, and vision testing.

Out-of-State applicants should plan on a 2-3 day scheduled visit for testing and interviews.


If you have any additional questions about our hiring process contact our Hiring Coordinator Holly Carter at 208-788-5536 or email Holly Carter or email the Sheriff's Department.

Federal Employment Law

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, veteran status, marital status, physical or mental disability, and any other legally protected status. For more information visit Federal Employment Law

Blaine County Sheriff is a full-service agency providing all aspects of law enforcement:

  • Two Patrol Teams - County and Ketchum 
  • Detention Team
  • Detective Team 
  • Narcotic Enforcement Team
  • Disaster Services
  • Search and Rescue 
  • Backcountry, Marine, and Snowmobile Patrol   
  • Drone Team   
  • Hispanic Liaison Team
  • Drug Recognition Expertise
  • Hostage Negotiation Team