Corrections Deputy Lateral

Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake County

Salary: $28.87 – $ 38.91 DOE.

Closing Date: 6/26/2024.

Position Summary:

The position offers full-time Salt Lake County benefits such as Public Safety retirement through Utah Retirement Systems (URS), health insurance, paid sick and vacation time, tuition reimbursement, and the camaraderie of working with your friends and neighbors to protect and improve our community.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain security, safety, and order of facility and assigned work area.
  • Respond to any call for assistance from other officers.
  • Inspect, clean, andmaintain all Sheriff’s Office equipment used in the line of duty.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 40 hours annual in-service training that meets or surpasses the minimum standards.
  • Receive and safely keep all persons committed to the jail.
  • Process all newly arrested or convicted persons.
  • Maintain and update files.
  • Perform local, state and National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) warrant checks on all incoming prisoners.
  • Recall and serve warrants.
  • Thoroughly search all incoming prisoners.
  • Monitor and supervise prisoners and physical condition of area.
  • Document prisoner movement, meals, problems, serious prisoner violations, actions, etc.
  • Search prisoners, their personal items, cells and other areas of the facility as needed.
  • Distribute food, clothing, sheets and blankets.
  • Transport prisoners to and from courts, medical care facilities and other agencies.
  • Coordinate efforts in all jail areas during emergencies; communicate with staff and outside agencies.
  • Respond to dangerous situations to protect life and property.
  • Investigate as needed by gathering evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects. Protect all aspects of a crime scene to preserve its evidentiary value.


  • Must be POST Certified SFO and BCO.
  • Minimum one year experience required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have lived in the country for at least five years and have legal authorization to work.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age by the date of hire.
  • Must be a resident of the State of Utah at the time of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s license at time of hire.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Must not have any disqualifying criminal history.