POSTED: 02/18/22


This is an entry-level position. Applicants for this position are required to attend an applicable law enforcement training academy to gain POST approved peace officer licensure. This position is eligible for promotion to Deputy Sheriff upon successful completion of a POST academy. Applicants who do not successfully complete academy training may be released from employment. Applicants for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee position must successfully complete all phases of the selection process. If successful, the applicant will be registered by the Boone County Sheriff's Department with an approved academy, for classes beginning in May 2022 or later, after signing a contractual agreement. Applicants who take it upon themselves to register with an academy before being selected for scholarship funds will be responsible for all costs associated with the academy.


Full-time, non-exempt, benefited

Working hours: 

Work hours will be dictated by academy course of instruction, but may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.


Columbia, Missouri


High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be 21 years of age or older at time of academy graduation.
Possess a valid operator's license at time of application and a valid Missouri operator's license at time of appointment.
Type a minimum of 35 wpm.
Visual acuity of at least 20/200 correctable to 20/20 in both eyes.
Pass medical examination, psychological assessment, and a pre-employment drug screen prior to appointment.
Meet qualifications to attend a POST certified law enforcement training academy, selected by the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Successfully complete the Peace Officer Standard Training (POST) academy, obtain a class A or B Missouri Peace Officer License.
Must reside in Boone County (by the end of field training).
No felony convictions.
Have not pled guilty to or any other criminal convictions in the past 2 years, excluding traffic violations.
No employee, while on duty, shall have visible body, facial or tongue piercing jewelry except for traditional ear piercings.
Uniformed personnel whose tattoos will be visible while in uniform, must submit the tattoo for approval. If display of the tattoo while in uniform is denied the tattoo must be covered.
Applicant must meet minimum qualifications set forth by the FBI and MSHP CJIS Security policy.

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: 

$18.36 per hour

Additional Forms Required: 

Applicant must submit a signed Authorization to Release Information and submit a Military Release (Sheriff's Department).

Deadline for Application: 

Applications will be accepted until the posting is removed.

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Benefit-eligible employees receive paid vacation, 14 paid holidays, enrollment in the County Employees Retirement Fund, and two matching deferred compensation plans. Other benefits include 100% County paid or low-cost employee health insurance premium options, 100% County paid employee dental premiums, subsidized dependent premiums, and County paid long-term disability and life insurance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer