Detention Deputy

Deputy (Corrections)
Natrona County Sheriff's Office - Casper, Wyoming

Oct 25, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Mar 1, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$4,512 monthly
Academy Graduate:
$$4,734 (after 6 months of hire) monthly
Lateral Transfer:
$Based on successful academy challenge - Please inquire monthly
Top Pay:
$$5,756 monthly

Job Description

Natrona County is where recreational and cultural lifestyles collide to create endless opportunities to enjoy all aspects of life. With a county-wide population of 80,000 and, with the county seat, Casper, being the second largest city in Wyoming, the feel of living in a large city merges with small-town life.

Working with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office offers an opportunity to engage in the ultimate public service: positively affecting the situation during someone's worst moments, keeping all involved and the community safe. With many opportunities for advancement and specialty teams within the agency, working for the Natrona County Sheriff's Office is a career you can grow with over a lifetime.

The Natrona County Sheriff's Office offers horizontal and vertical advancement based on experience and education. Deputies may transfer to another division upon 2 years completion as a Detention Deputy. Specialty and focus areas including detention center and patrol; special response teams; court security; firearms; resident deputies at Casper Mountain, Alcova and Pathfinder Reservoirs and the Town of Midwest; search and rescue; and many others are available.

The Natrona County Sheriff's Office Detention Deputy performs a variety of officer duties for the Natrona County Detention Center.

  • The following duties are NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional position-specific duties. Participates in providing for the safety and security of Detention Center staff, inmates, facilities, and the general public.
  • Escorts inmates to and from pods for visitations, library access, and medical, professional, legal, and religious services; monitors and verifies inmate headcount. Participates in transporting inmates to court, medical treatment, and/or other jurisdictions.
  • Participates in the pickup and delivery of inmate meals, snacks, mail, commissary, laundry, and/or hygiene items; interacts with detainees and responds to inmate request forms.
  • Conducts routine pod and cell inspections and/or searches; monitors for contraband items, property destruction, and potential health and safety issues.  Serves as Tower Operator and monitors the safety and location of facility personnel. Prepares and maintains tower logs, inmate pod books, and various other departmental records and documentation.
  • Books and releases inmates; prepares and inputs related records; obtains inmate fingerprints and photographs; accounts for inmate property.
  • Assists with securing combative arrestees; arrests wanted individuals and/or inmates responsible for committing new violations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

Detention Deputies are required to successfully complete the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy as well as field training within 12 months of hire.

Below is detailed information that a Detention Deputy is required to gain knowledge of while an employee of the Natrona County Sheriff's Office:

  • Detention Center operations
  • Regulations and standards governing departmental activities
  •  Equipment and weaponry relative to Detention Center operations
  •  Inmate services and constitutional rights
  •  Procedures for booking and releasing inmates
  •  Detention Center records, reports, and documentation

Below are skill sets that a Detention Deputy is required to obtain:

  • Providing assistance in ensuring the safety and security of the Detention Center
  • Monitoring inmate movements and headcounts and conducting cell inspections
  • Interacting with inmates and supervising detainee activities
  • Performing a variety of functions in relation to the inmates
  • Preparing and maintaining accurate departmental records and documentation

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: High School diploma or GED certificate of equivalence
  • Experience: N/A
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • No marijuana use within 1 year of applying
  • No illicit drug use (cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, etc.) within the last five years
  • No felony convictions
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Be legally qualified to possess a firearm
  • Pass background investigation and psychological exam
  • Good moral character

Contact Information

Sean Ellis

Natrona County Sheriff's Office
201 N David
Casper, Wyoming 82601
phone: 307-235-9282

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