Employment

Applications are available through the Itasca County Sheriff's Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission advertises openings in the local newspapers in the county and the Minnesota Pool Employment line. All the positions in the Itasca County Sheriff's Office fall under the Civil Service Commission hiring practices. These positions are: Deputy Sheriff, Dispatcher, Jailer and Criminal Records. For further information on hiring requirements, please call 218-327-7477.

Applicant testing consists of a written test, background investigation, oral screening, physical exam (hiring conditional), physical strength and agility, and psychological exam (hiring conditional).

Salary & Benefits


Starting salary is approximate for the following positions:
  • Deputy - $18.67 per hour
  • Dispatcher - $17.70 per hour
  • Jailer - $17.70 per hour
  • Record - $17.23 per hour
Itasca County has an excellent benefit package:
  • Dental insurance
  • Life and health insurance
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Public employees retirement pension program
Itasca County is an equal opportunity employer.