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Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy
Last updated on October 27, 2023
PST Partner Agency since September 18, 2017
***Lateral Patrol Deputy Candidates do not need to test with PST, only complete a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office application.***
Please visithttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kcgov?keywords=sheriff for information regarding applying as a Lateral Patrol Deputy.HIRING & RELOCATION BONUSES OF UP TO $7500.00 NOW OFFERED FOR LATERAL HIRES.
Step 1: Take an Initial Written Exam
Visit Public Safety Testing to schedule an initial exam.
On the website, choose a testing date, time, and location that is most convenient for you. Tests are offered regularly at various locations across the country or can be taken at home.
Step 2: Online Application
Upon passing the Public Safety Testing written exam you must complete the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Entry Level Patrol employment application. Your PST score must be less than six (6) months old.
Step 3: Physical Agility Test
After passing the oral board interview, will need to pass the Idaho Physical Agility Test before the department begins your background investigation. This will be conducted by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office or at an Anytime Fitness for out of state applicants (see PST website for further details).
Step 4: Oral Board Interview
Your application will be reviewed and once it has been verified that all requirements have been met you will be invited for an interview. Candidates located out of the local region will be offered a zoom interview.
Step 5: Background Investigation
Upon successfully passing the physical agility test you then undergo an extensive background investigation. Passing the background investigation requires an extraordinary level of integrity and honesty.
Step 6: Final Requirements (Conditional Offer)
With an offer of employment, you will be hired upon passing the following:
- Psychological Evaluation
- Polygraph Examination
- Medical Examination
- Pre-employment Drug Test
If you have any questions or want additional information on testing procedures email usKCSOrecruit@kcgov.us.
Located in northern Idaho and home to approximately 180,000 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
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 180,000 over roughly 1,310 square miles. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is led by Sheriff Robert B. Norris and Undersheriff Brett A. Nelson. As of 2023, the Sheriff’s Office employs 200 sworn personnel and 124 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 13.26% employer contribution and a lifetime payout upon vesting/retirement.
• Excellent and comprehensive benefits. For example, employee-only medical/dental/vision premium of only $55.36 per month.
• Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
• GI Bill Programs:
We are an On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeship Certified Employer.
Please click the link below for a detailed job description
# of Staff: 324
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy has 12 vacancies.
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.
$27.70 Hourly (Includes .50 shift differential)
• 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, 12.28% employer contribution, and a lifetime payout upon retirement.
• Excellent and comprehensive benefits package. For example, employee-only medical/dental/vision premium of only $55.36 per month (tobacco free rate).
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Yes|
|High School Grad/ GED||GED or a diploma from an accredited high school is required.|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No adult felony convictions at any time.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must pass pre-employment physical.|
|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.|
|Current Hiring Status|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Deputy
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 Kootenai County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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