Ada County Sheriff

Detention Deputy - Ada County Sheriff

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Detention Deputy

Interested in a career as a detention deputy? Those jobs are available often. Testing, screening, and oral board interviews are conducted as needed.

Career Opportunities/Collateral Duties within the Jail Services Bureau:

Classifications Emergency Preparedness Firearms Instructor Fire Safety
Health Services Honor Guard Housing Jail Investigations
Jail Lobby Processing Team/Booking Security Liaison Special Response Team
Training Coordinator Transports Work Release Video Court

And many more!

Advancement Opportunities

Deputies are able to compete for the rank of sergeant when they have their Idaho Intermediate POST certificate or Level II Detention Officer certification. The selection process typically includes written exercises, peer survey, a professional assessment, and an oral board interview.

Sergeants are able to compete for the rank of lieutenant when they have their Idaho Intermediate POST certification or Level II Detention Officer certification. The selection process typically includes written exercises, a presentation, and an oral board interview.

Lateral Transfer Wage Information 

While the selection process is the same as non-certified applicants, those transferring from other agencies may receive a higher wage upon employment. View our wages plan.

  • Level II = Either (1) Currently Detention POST certified in Idaho or can successfully challenge Idaho POST and 18 months experience working in a county jail as a detention deputy or (2) 5 years experience working in a state correctional system as a corrections officer.
  • Level III = Currently Detention POST certified in Idaho or can successfully challenge Idaho POST and at least 4 years total experience as a commissioned patrol or detention deputy (of which 2 years must be as a detention deputy).