Phone: 507-836-1149
Fax: 507-836-6155
Address: PO Box 57, Slayton, MN  56172-0057


Regular Part-time and Intermittent Deputy Sheriff

Murray County is taking applications for a regular part-time Deputy Sheriff and a intermittent Deputy Sheriff.  Hours are a combination of days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Position open until filled, first review of applications will be March 02, 2020.

Duties include: The purpose of this position is to protect life and property in Murray County and to enforce City Ordinances, County, State and Federal Laws. Duties include but are not limited to investigating criminal activity; interviewing victims, interrogating suspects; writing reports; responding to accidents; civil process; prisoner transport; evidence collection; serving warrants; executing of court orders; responding to law enforcement related calls and assist the County Sheriff.

Qualifications: Minimum of a High School diploma/GED and two-year degree in law enforcement or related field.


  • Must be licensed by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board and attend at least 48 hours continuing education every three years;
  • Valid MN Driver’s License;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to use leadership skills, to verbalize orders/commands so that the public and staff understand exactly what is being said and expected;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;
  • Must have received Bureau of Criminal Apprehension CJIS certification within one year of date of hire.

 Salary Range: $24.96 – $32.45 per hour

Regular Part-Time Dispatcher/Jailer

Murray County is accepting applications for a regular part-time  Dispatcher/Jailer. Variety of rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

The position is open until filled. First review of applications will be February 27, 2020.

Duties include: This purpose of this position is to answer 911 calls and dispatch responding units (Law, Fire, EMS and First Responders) with accurate and timely information via the paging system and ARMER radio. This position exercises independent judgement in transmitting law enforcement information and responding to inquiries, complaints, and requests for emergency and non-emergency calls for service. This position assumes responsibility of prisoners brought into Murray County holding cells and records all actions taken by prisoner and arresting order.

Qualifications: Minimum of a High School diploma/GED and valid Minnesota Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications: One year of experience in 911 center and bi-lingual skills in English and Spanish.


  • Ability to analyze emergency calls and respond calmly, quickly, and accurately
  • Ability to use a dispatch radio to communicated effectively, presenting information clearly and accurately
  • Ability read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions
  • Ability to ask specific questions to get results
  • Must be able to make decisions quickly and meet deadlines

Salary: $20.96 – $27.25 per hour

General Application Process

Notice to all applicants: ALL employment applications must be submitted using the Murray County Application available on this page. Resumes may be attached to that application, but resumes will ONLY be accepted if accompanied by the Murray County Employment Application. Please be sure to print your completed application, and sign and date it BEFORE submitting.

To apply for any open position with Murray County, please follow these steps.

  • Download the Murray County Employment Application specific to the job you are applying for
  • Print the Application
  • Submit your application by email, mail or walk-in.

Phone:  507-836-1149

By Email:

By Mail:
Murray County Administrative Office
PO Box 57
Slayton, MN 56172

Murray County Administrative Office
2848 Broadway Avenue (Courts Building)
Slayton, MN 56172

Fax: 507-836-6155

Application Notes

Murray County Employment Applications are accepted for Open Positions ONLY.  Please check our position listings for the latest updates to our open positions.

Murray County is an Equal Opportunity Employer