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Petroleum County Sheriff's Office -- Sheriff


Petroleum County Sheriff's Office is seeking to fill a position as Sheriff of Petroleum County.  This position is a minimum of 40 hours per week. Pay and benefits dependent on experience.  Must have a minimum of 5 years prior law enforcement experience.  MT POST certified or equivalent preferred.  Applicant must be willing to relocate to Petroleum County MT within one month of hiring.  Job open until June 30 2024.  If interested please contact the Petroleum County Commissioners at and provide a resume and cover letter.  Additional application requirements will be needed prior to setting up an interview. 



Richland County Sheriff's Office -- Full Time Deputy Sheriff

About us

Richland County Sheriff's Office is a small business in Sidney, MT. Our goal is to provide professional law enforcement services to protect and serve the citizens of Richland County in order to ensure that the Constitutional Rights of the people are preserved. Our Vision is to promote an environment which instills the community with the confidence they are being protected and served while treating all persons with respect and dignity. The Richland County Sheriff's Office is committed and dedicated to our core values to ensure our mission and vision: Integrity Professionalism Commitment Accountability Compassion.

Richland County Sheriff's Office is hiring Deputies in Richland County, MT.

Job Description

The Richland County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of full time Deputy Sheriff. There is one full time position open and to establish a hiring list for the years 2023 and 2024. Applications will be taken until position is filled.

Richland County is situated in the Northeast corner of the State of Montana. It is bordered by North Dakota to the East, and on the edge of the Bakken Oil Field. Richland County is 2,103 square miles with a population of over 11,000. The county seat, Sidney, has a population of just over 6,000.

Richland County consists of farm and ranch land with interspersed rolling hills. The Yellowstone River runs through Richland County and the Missouri River makes up the Northern border. They converge at the Confluence, just East of Richland County.

Applicants must use the standard Montana POST application which may be obtained by contacting the Richland County Sheriff's Office, Montana Job Service or online at the Montana POST Council website then selecting the link forms and other documents then scrolling down and selecting Standard Application and Position of Public Safety Officer in the State of Montana. All applicants must also submit a resume outlining any experience, education, and general background information. Please provide the names and contact numbers for at least three prior employers or law enforcement references for use by the sheriff's office when conducting pre-employment background investigation. Applicants may be required to complete a personal history questionnaire to assist in the background investigation.

Applicants must be willing to travel to the Richland County Law and Justice Center at 300 12th Ave. NW, Sidney, Montana for testing and interviews. Testing consists of the standard National Police Officer Selection Test, a written psychological test, and an oral interview. 

Prior law enforcement experience, Montana POST certification, or any out of state certification is not required to apply, however, persons with prior experience or certification will be given additional consideration. 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and exceptional applicants and/or applicants with prior experience or certification may be contacted for immediate testing and interviews. Any applicant who has completed the National Police Officer Selection Test within the past 12 months may submit those test results along with their application for determination if re-testing will be required. Please understand that all applicants will be required to submit to the written psychological test and those applicants reaching the final stage of the process will be given oral interviews.

The starting salary for a Richland County Deputy Sheriff is $34.20 hourly, plus county benefits that include Health insurance, HRA of $1200.00 per year, retirement, vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay.

Additional Information

  • Prestigious workplace with latest vehicles, technology, and equipment
  • Take home patrol vehicles
  • Member of the Eastern Montana Drug Task Force
  • Longevity Pay- 1% of min base annual salary for each year of service with the Office, per MCA 7-4-2510
  • County paid Health Insurance HRA of $1200.00 per year

County Housing Available:

  • 2 bedroom townhouse- $725/ month plus utilities
  • 3 bedroom townhouse- $925/ month plus utilities

Additional Requirements

Applicants must meet these minimum Requirements.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a good driving record and possess or have ability to obtain a Montana driver's license by time of appointment.
  • Possess a Montana P.O.S.T. certification or be able to obtain within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Must be fingerprinted and subjected to a background check to disclose any criminal records.
  • Ability to legally possess a firearm.
  • May not have been convicted of a crime for which he or she could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary.
  • May not have been convicted of a crime of domestic violence.
  • Must be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation,
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have passed the general education development test and have been issued an equivalency certification by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, an appropriate issuing agency, another state, or the federal government.
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems.
  • Must be of sound physical and mental health.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $34.20 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Overnight Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person


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