Deputy Sheriff

Bismarck, ND
Burleigh County Sheriff

Salary: $25.38 to $28.17 Per Hour, Grade 7

Application Deadline: June 9, 2023

About the Role: Is responsible in an assigned district for general police work; prevention and detection of crime; the protection of life and property; and routine tasks in accordance with rules and regulations, under supervision of the Sheriff and immediate supervision of a superior deputy.


  1. Affects an arrest, pursue fleeing suspects, and effectively restrain a suspect with restraints, forcibly if necessary.
  2. Operate a law enforcement vehicle in a variety of weather related conditions and during emergencies. Perform rescue operations at accidents, emergencies and disasters.
  3. Load, unload and fire agency firearms under conditions of stress and justifiable circumstances.
  4. Gather information in criminal and administrative investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements of victims, witnesses and/or suspects. Determine reasonable suspicions to detail and determine probable cause to search and arrest when necessary.
  5. Prepare investigative reports and communicate effectively with other law enforcement officials, court officials and members of the public.
  6. Perform searches of people. This may include inspecting unclothed suspects and/or inmates, which may include exposure to body fluids and wastes. Perform searches of vehicles, mail items, and objects capable of concealment, detect and collect evidence.
  7. Transport and escort prisoners, detainees and committed mental patients, using appropriate restraints.
  8. Performs other duties as required.
  9. Applicant must have the abilities to perform the essential functions, with or without accommodation which may include but not limited to: lifting, extended walking, carrying and dragging objects, climbing up to and down from elevated surfaces, climbing through openings, jumping over obstacles and using body force to gain entry.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Requires an associate’s degree (or 60 semester hours of college credit) with a GPA of 2.0 or better from an accredited college or university validated by transcripts;
  • OR three (3) years of full time continuous active duty military experience;
  • OR three (3) years of experience as a law enforcement officer;
  • OR three (3) years of experience as a detention officer with Burleigh Morton County Detention Center;
  • OR four (4) years of service with state National Guard.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks, required to pass a physical and psychological exam, drug screen, and standard background and criminal record checks to determine knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform Deputy Sheriff duties and responsibilities.