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Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Detention Deputy***

  • Contact Information

    Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Detention Deputy***
    5500 N. Government Way
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815
    Phone: 208-446-1306
    Department Website

Agency Added: 09/12/2017 | Last updated: 04/12/2018

Community Information

Located in 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 beautiful Coeur d'Alene, which is on the majestic shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. For more information, http://www.kcgov.us/departments/personnel/living.asp

Department Information

As one of the fastest growing and most beautiful counties in Idaho, Kootenai County is one of the best places to work in law enforcement. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office serves a population of 150,000 over roughly 1,310 square miles. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is led by Sheriff Ben Wolfinger and Undersheriff Dan Mattos. As of 2017, the Sheriff’s Office employs 177 sworn personnel and 121 non-sworn personnel. The commissioned ranks are (in ascending order) : Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Undersheriff, and Sheriff. Kootenai County has a number of entry level and lateral job openings in detention, patrol, emergency communications (911), and civilian. As an employer of choice, we offer:
• Paid training and ongoing educational and advancement opportunities.
• Special teams: SWAT, K-9, Dive Rescue Team, Detention Response Team, and more.
• A pension plan with an 11.66% employer contribution and a lifetime payout upon vesting/retirement.
• Excellent and comprehensive benefits. For example, employee-only medical/dental/vision premium of only $38.50 per month.
• Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
• GI Bill Programs:
We are an On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeship Certified Employer.
Kootenai County is expanding its jail. We have openings for several Detention Deputy positions.

Area Information

  • North Idaho
  • Population: 150,000

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes   X
Driver's License Required Yes   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes   X
Vision Requirements Must pass pre-employment physical.   X
Prior Experience Requirement 24 months of general work experience in any field. Work experience does not need to be related to law enforcement for entry-level positions.   X
Current Hiring Status Number of Vacancies: Several

This agency allows Out of State Testing.
Multiple Scores From Same Applicant We only consider the latest score from an applicant    
Request/ Access Scores Monthly.    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic4 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
AutomaticYou have been convicted of D.U.I. within the past three (3) years or have two (2) or more D.U.I. convictions in your lifetime. A diversion or reduction to lesser charge or withheld judgment is the same as a conviction.
PotentialYour traffic history shows a continuing and/or recent pattern of poor decision making.
PotentialIf you have had your license suspended within the last ten (10) years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticYou have used or possessed any illegal drug in the past five (5) years with the exception of marijuana.
AutomaticYou have EVER manufactured, sold, offered to sell, distributed, or transported, for sale or use, any illegal drugs/narcotics.
AutomaticPattern of involvement with illegal drugs.
AutomaticAny illegal drug use within the last five (5) years.
AutomaticUse of marijuana / THC, regardless of its form or method of ingestion, within the last three (3) years. This prohibition includes the use of cannabis, hashish, hash oil, and THC in both synthetic and natural forms. (IDAPA 11.11.01–055-01-d)
AutomaticAny illegal use of amphetamines / methamphetamines within ten (10) years.
AutomaticAny use of heroine within ten (10) years.
AutomaticAny illegal opiates / narcotics or abuse of prescribed opiates / narcotics within five (5) years.
AutomaticAny use of hallucinogenic drugs (mushrooms, LSD, PCP, etc.) within ten (10) years.
AutomaticIllegal use of cocaine, regardless of its form or method of ingestion, within the last seven (7) years.
AutomaticParticipating in the manufacturing, selling, offering to sell, distribution or transporting for sale any illegal drugs/narcotics, regardless of the time frame.
AutomaticUse of illegal drugs while employed by a law enforcement agency regardless of the time frame.
AutomaticUse of non-prescribed steroids, regardless of form or method of ingestion, within the last five (5) years.
AutomaticYou have ingested, inhaled, injected or absorbed any substance with the intent to alter your mental state or create a physiological change.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticYou have been convicted of any misdemeanor charges in the past three (3) years.
AutomaticYou have been convicted of any crime involving false swearing.
AutomaticYou have been convicted of a crime or have been found to be mentally incompetent in any jurisdiction, including domestic violence related crimes, which precludes you from possessing a firearm.
AutomaticYou have been involved in any significant misdemeanor activity.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
AutomaticYour work history shows a pattern of unexcused absences, discipline or discharge.
AutomaticYou have received an administrative discharge of “General under Honorable Conditions” or an “Uncharacterized” discharge from the military.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
AutomaticYour financial affairs or personal life shows a history of poor judgment and refusal to confront problems. (Example: Nonpayment of child support, ignoring overdue bills, etc.)
AutomaticYou are not free of any physical, emotional, behavioral, or mental conditions which might adversely affect performance of a peace officer or emergency communications officer as determined by a medical and psychological exam.
AutomaticYou do not possess good moral character as determined by a background investigation.
AutomaticYou have recently or are currently misrepresenting yourself or ignoring any laws. (Example: Not paying taxes, using a false address for school tuition purposes.)
AutomaticPeople who know you have doubts about your honesty, integrity, or character.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled as needed.

Number of Vacancies: Several

Salary Information

$19.78 - $26.42 per hour / Determined On Experience

Benefit Information

• Extensive paid training, including the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST).
• Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), a pension plan with five-year vesting, 11.66% employer contribution, and a lifetime payout upon retirement.
• Excellent and comprehensive benefits package. For example, employee-only medical/dental/vision premium of only $38.50 per month.
Comprehensive benefits package.
Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeship Certified Employer.