Job Overview

Department Kootenai County
TypeEntry Level
Salary$24.71 to $33.60/Hr/DOE
Deadline Oct 28, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Coeur d Alene, ID

Job Announcement

APPLY ONLINE AT https://www.kcgov.us/356/Employment-Opportunities BY 10/28/2020

Now offering lateral and relocation bonuses. **See website for details.

Written and physical agility tests will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
*If you are currently working as a peace officer, the written test will be waived.
*If you have been laid off as a result of any ‘defunding’ program in the last 90 days, the written test will be waived.
Oral Boards will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.


In order to establish an eligibility list, we are now accepting applications from LATERAL PATROL DEPUTIES ONLY:


  • $24.71 to $33.60 per hour to start (includes $.50/Hour shift differential)
  • Extensive paid training,
  • Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), a pension plan with five year vesting, 28% employer contribution, and a lifetime payout upon retirement.
  • Excellent and comprehensive benefits package. For example, employee-only medical/dental/vision premium of only $55.33 per month (nicotine free rate).  Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program





  • Meet all of the minimum requirements as an entry level applicant
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED? No college degree required.
  • Have a minimum of twenty-four (24) months experience as a Patrol Deputy/Officer
  • Have successfully completed a Basic POST Academy and are a certified Peace Officer
  • Possess or have the ability to possess a driver's license and be insurable
  • Be at least 21 years old

Please view the automatic disqualifiers for working with the Sheriff's Office before applying.

View the 
full job description.
We are looking for individuals with the character to be completely truthful in their application materials. During every stage of the process please list accurate information in your responses.  Information which is omitted or minimized can disqualify you before we have the opportunity to meet you. If you have any questions regarding this job opportunity please do not hesitate to call, we look forward to speaking with you.

Connect with the Sheriff's Office recruiting team at 
KCSOrecruit@kcgov.us any time before or after your initial testing. We are here to answer your questions.

KCSO Recruiting Team                  

Marcia Heglie, Personnel Administrator 
mheglie@kcgov.us or (208) 446-1306
Human Resources (208) 446-1640


OUR LOCATION: Located in beautiful northern Idaho, and home to approximately 150,000 residents, Kootenai County is surrounded by scenic mountains and more than twenty pristine lakes--an outdoor enthusiast's dream. The largest city and county seat is located in Coeur d'Alene and is on the majestic shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. With a low crime rate and cost of living that is below the national average and significantly less than in larger cities, it is an ideal place to call home. Learn more about living in Kootenai County.    


TO APPLY:  Apply online at www.kcgov.us .  Must successfully pass the County's pre-employment and subsequent random drug tests. Must also pass a stringent Sheriff's Office background and selection process to include: Oral Board, Polygraph Examination, Psychological Evaluation and Medical Examination. 

Please view the automatic disqualifiers for working with the Sheriff's Office before applying.


EOE/Vets Preference/Drug Free Workplace

Please direct questions regarding this position to kchr@kcgov.us

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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