Deputy Sheriff I- Correction

Vernal, UT
Uintah County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $22.00 Uncertified, $23.00 BCO Certified.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Performs entry-level law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect legal rights as established by federal, state, and local laws. Works under the general or close supervision of a higher-ranking authority while in training or on a case-by-case basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives ongoing on-the-job training; attends POST training sessions receiving instruction in the duties, responsibilities, liabilities, and physical environment associated with the correction officer functions; assists with the processing of inmate grievances.
  • Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs (physical, medical, etc.) of the prisoners during detention; issues medications as prescribed by physicians.
  • Performs various tasks associated with inmate admissions; books prisoners; reviews offense status and classification (violent, non-violent, etc.) to determine the appropriate level of security and confinement; performs releases and is required by court order; conducts strip searches.
  • Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules, and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners, and reports observations to supervisor; performs inmate supervision during recreation and meal periods.
  • Inspects locks, grills, doors, and gates for tampering; conducts cell “shake-downs” and inspections; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.
  • Supervises prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prisons, work details, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required; locks prisoner(s) in the cell after searching for weapons, valuables, or drugs.
  • Secures all valuables and/or belongings and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same; orders and serves meals to prisoners and provides or obtains medical aid if needed; administers medication as prescribed by a doctor.
  • Prepares arrest records including reports, bookings, releases, fingerprinting, and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her); assists in the maintenance of various records and information reporting materials and database.
  • Supervises trustees or prisoners on general work details inside and outside of jail; performs general maintenance of jail facility and environs; repairs safety and security devices; cleans and sanitizes cells; maintains inmate recreation area and equipment.
  • May participate in extradition transports; moves inmates to and from various interstate locations, i.e., Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming.


  • Graduation from High School or GED certification, plus successful completion of (P.O.S.T.) Police Officers Standards and Training.
  • Academy for Patrol or Correctional Officer Certification.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Utah State Driver’s License.
  • Must work rotating shift work.
  • Must work on-call 24 hours.
  • Must complete 40 hours of training per year to maintain certification.