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Lateral Patrol Deputies: Lateral Applicants Only. 40 hours/week Starting $29.11 per hour ($60,549 annually), shift differential, specialty pay + FULL BENEFITS. winter patrol vehicleThese are full-time positions with rotating schedules including days, nights, and weekends. Minimum Requirement: Must have Idaho POST Basic Patrol Certification or Out of State POST Patrol Certification with eligibility to challenge in Idaho.  Good Character and clean background are required. 

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deputies at detention desk 5Detention Deputies: 40 hours/week Starting $28.11 per hour ($58,468 annually), shift differential, specialty pay + FULL BENEFITS. These are full-time positions with rotating schedules including days, nights, and weekends. Accepting Entry Level and Lateral Applicants. Good Character and clean background are required.

Deputy Testing Requirements: All deputy applicants must pass a physical readiness test, basic skills written test, polygraph, medical physical, vision, and hearing tests. Out-of-State applicants should plan on a 2-3 day scheduled visit for testing and interviews. See our Detention Deputy and Patrol Deputy pages for more information.

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Control Operator: 40 hours/week; Starting $20.01 per hr ($41,620 annually), shift differential, bi-lingual pay + FULL BENEFITS. Control Operator ChinThe rotating schedule includes days, nights, and weekends. This is a full-time non-certified security specialist position inside the Control Booth of the Detention Center. Duties include officer and inmate safety, and facility security. Control Operators are responsible for operating the Detention Center's electronic security system to allow movement in and around the facility, monitoring all Detention Center radio traffic, and making appropriate radio transmissions.  Applicants must be detail-oriented with a strong ability to multi-task and have excellent communication skills. 

Control Operator Testing Requirements: Applicants must pass Computer Skill Test (Minimum Typing 20 WPM), polygraph, vision, and hearing testing. Good Character and clean background are required. See our Control Operator page for more information.


Compensation includes Full Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental InsuranceCorporal Mitma promotion cropped
  • Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Persi Retirement System
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation and Sick Time Accrual 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Air St. Luke's Family Membership
  • Pre-Tax Cafeteria Plans
  • Laterals Entry Rate
  • Deputy Shift Differentials, Bi-Lingual, and Specialty Pay

FY21 Blaine County Benefits at Glance Information

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. 

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

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.

How to Apply

  1. Under Application Documents below,  open our fillable PDF Application for Employment. Read the instructions provided.  
  2. Save the Application onto your desktop computer. (You may also handprint.)
  3. Answer all the questions and input your personal information. 
  4. When you have all the information complete, you will need to print the Application. 
  5. There are three handwritten signatures required. One of the three signatures needs to be notarized. Notarization is required to accept your application and is available at most banks and credit unions or at our office.
  6.  Attach copies of the required personal identification documents listed in the application. 
  7. Mail or deliver your application packet to BCSO Attention Holly Carter 1650 Aviation Dr., Hailey, Idaho 83333. 
  8. If you have any questions while you are completing the application contact hcarter@co.blaine.id.us or (208)788-5536.

Application Documents

More Information

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