Have you always wanted to be in law enforcement in the place you call home? Now may be your chance (but you have to act fast) as the Gallatin County Sheriff is HIRING and we've got all the specifics.

Per the requirements of the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office:

  • JOB POSTING – February 25, 2016

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Perform a variety of Law Enforcement and Public Safety functions through teamwork and with the community of Gallatin County.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Must be of legal status to work in the United States; minimum age – 18; Good driving record;  Possess or able to possess a Montana driver’s license; Good physical condition; Possess a Montana P.O.S.T. certification or be able to obtain within twelve (12) months of hire; High School Diploma or equivalent.  Ability to legally possess a firearm; Have no felony convictions; No domestic abuse convictions; Good verbal and written communication skills: React quickly and effectively to stressful situations:  Able to work nights, weekends and holidays; Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems; Clear and concise speech; Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; Ability to perform essential functions of this position.

NOTE:  Employment is conditional on passing a written exam, physical fitness test, psychological exam, pre-employment physical and criminal background check.  Must successfully complete the Field Training Officer Program and obtain Montana P.O.S.T certification.

Personal conduct and behavior on duty as well as off duty must be such that it does not bring discredit upon the Sheriff’s Office or its members. This position requires a high level of problem-solving ability, self-initiative and the ability and willingness to work a majority of the time without direct supervision.

EDUCATION:    Possess a high school degree or equivalent.  Additional incentives are available for higher education.

TESTING INFORMATION:  Tentative testing and oral board dates are scheduled for the week of April 4, 2016.  All applicants must take or have completed Gallatin County Sheriff’s written exam and fitness test; or may stand on their previous Gallatin County Sheriff’s written scores if completed within the last six months and their previous Gallatin County physical fitness test if completed within the last 90 days. (submit previous scores by calling Sharon at (406) 582-2174).  Applications, resume and references must be turned into the Bozeman Job Service and received by 5:00 P.M. (MST) March 25, 2016 to be considered.  For updates and specific information, please refer to our website atwww.gallatin.mt.gov/sheriff. 

For application consideration, the following documents are REQUIRED to be submitted to the Bozeman Job Service:  

  • POST Standard Application ●  Applicant Survey  ●  Resume and three (3) references

NOTE:  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Confirmation of accepted applications will be e-mailed and mailed the week of March 28, 2016.  Please include e-mail address and mailing address on the application.                                                                  

Gallatin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  Gallatin County does not discriminate on the basis ofrace, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or marital status.                                                                    

Qualified applicants may be placed in a pool for up to 6 months for consideration of future openings. 

CLOSING DATE:   March 25, 2016 – 5:00 P.M.


CONTACT: Sharon at (406) 582-2174; Sharon.sargent@gallatin.mt.gov

JOB LOCATION: Position may be located at any of the offices (Bozeman, Big Sky,

West Yellowstone and/or Three Forks) all are located in Gallatin County, MT

SALARY: $4,050.37/month based on an hourly rate of $23.19 + Excellent Benefits Package and Incentives.

WORK HOURS: Hours for this position are varied – law enforcement requires 24 hour coverage, 7 days / week, every day of the year.

Credit: Ingram
Credit: Ingram

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