Search & Rescue Coordinator

Posted 3 weeks ago

Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) was started in 1993 by the Teton County Sheriff’s Department to provide vital emergency search and rescue services for Teton County and surrounding areas to those in need.  Search and Rescue is a part of the Sheriff’s Office and reports directly to Sheriff Matt Carr.  TCSAR consists of the Search and Rescue Coordinator, Chief Advisor, our amazing volunteer team and the TCSAR Foundation. 

The Search and Rescue Coordinator is responsible for all SAR equipment, vehicles and the SAR building.  This includes maintaining an inventory, working on budgets to replace outdated or broken resources and researching developments in SAR equipment and requisitioning new purchases.

TCSAR equipment consist of vehicles, swift water rescue gear, avalanche rescue gear, helicopter rescue gear, rigging gear, snow mobiles and trailers, ATVs, RZRs, jet boats and rafts.  SAR equipment also encompasses technology to include radios, transceivers, helicopter transceiver, RECCO, LifeSeeker, SAR Topo app, and BackcountrySOS app.

The Coordinator participates in preparing the SAR annual budget and helps manage the budget.  He/she secures contracts for services and advertises for purchases and sales of equipment.

Working with Teton County facilities to keep the Search and Rescue facility functioning is a big part of the job.

The Coordinator supports the relationships with the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, the Teton County staff, Volunteers, the Foundation Staff and Foundation Board Members by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting and manages correspondence with various departments and outside agencies. Preparing agendas and documenting monthly Board of Advisor and team meeting and verifying that SAR mission information is documented and reported to the State are also key components to the Coordinator’s job. The Coordinator reviews Sheriff’s Office SAR policies and procedures and verifies the procedures are followed by the SAR team.                                        

The starting annual salary range for the Search and Rescue Coordinator is $51,167.00.  Salary for lateral (experienced) applicants will be determined after experience and qualifications are examined and verified.  Benefits include health and dental insurance, Wyoming retirement and life insurance as well as vacation, holiday, sick and comp time.  Employees get use of the Recreation Center and the Town/County exercise facility and access to bus and ski pass reductions.  The position is eight hour shifts, Monday – Friday.

To be considered for this position, an application must be completed and arrive at the TCSO prior to Monday, March 3, 2021@ 12:00 hrs. 

For the TCSO Application click here

All applications will be reviewed and top candidates  will be notified of the Oral Board process.  The successful candidate will be subject to a full background investigation, a psychological evaluation and medical exam.

I encourage you to contact our SAR Supervisor, Anthony Stevens to ask about the position.  He can be reached at (307) 732-8337 or astevens@tetonsheriff.org.    Due to COVID-19 concerns, Search and Rescue Facility tours will not be allowed.  

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Education and Experience:  High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND three years of experience in a position demonstrating effective written and verbal communication, relationship development, ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, and ability to complete tasks with limited direction OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications:  Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record.  Additional certifications may be required.

Required Knowledge of:  Department and County policies and procedures