Owyhee County Employment

Current Owyhee County openings:

Detention Deputy

Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office
Salary: $13.67/Hr/DOE

Responsibilities include providing safe and secure custody of persons incarcerated by law enforcement and the Courts in the Owyhee County Jail. Applicants in this position must be capable of performing a wide range of duties, including: restraining violent subjects. Candidates must perform intake, detention, and release of inmates in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures of the department of Rules of the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, Idaho Jail Standards. Applicants must also meet minimum standards for employment set by Idaho Administrative Code-Idaho State Police: IDAPA 11.11.01-Sections .050 through .064.

Applicant Process: All candidates must provide a resume and completed job application. Must possess and maintain a current Idaho Driver’s License.

The Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Planning and Zoning Position


Owyhee County has a full-time position available in the Planning and Zoning Department. The principal function of this position is to perform technical and administrative support duties including researching, preparing staff reports, processing land use applications, providing answers to land use inquiries, performing administrative functions, and providing timely courteous service in person, by telephone, and email. This position is 30 hours a week, pay is $12.66 an hour, high school diploma or equivalent required, plus one year of office experience or equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities required to perform the work. Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, PERSI, plus vacation and sick leave. Applicants will be subject to a background check. Job description and applications are available at the Planning & Zoning office located in the annex building behind the courthouse at 17069 Basey Street in Murphy, Idaho. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on May 3rd, 2017.

Owyhee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650

20381 State Highway 78
Murphy, ID 83650

Phone: 208-495-2421

Fax: 208-495-1173