Kootenai County - Detention Deputy

Job Overview

Department Kootenai County
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDetention Deputy
Salary$20.42 to $27.27/Hr/DOE
Deadline Mar 1, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Coeur d Alene, ID

Job Announcement

SUMMARY: Detention Deputy – No degree required; paid certification training, quality on the job training, and on-going career training; special teams; strong team atmosphere; and advancement opportunities.


Applications must be received by MARCH 1, 2020.

  • The written and physical agility tests will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.


  • Oral board interviews will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 for all applicants who pass both the written and physical agility tests.


We are hiring multiple full-time entry level and lateral DETENTION DEPUTIES for our Kootenai County Jail in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Detention Deputies provide the safety and security required to operate this facility.


  • $20.42 - $27.27 per hour (includes the .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 $55.33 per month (2020 nicotine free rate). Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

    • Do you have at least a High School Diploma or GED? No college degree required.
    • Do you have at least 24 months of work experience?
    • Do you possess or have the ability to possess a driver’s license and be insurable?
    • Are you at least 18 years old?
    • Click here to check out the complete list of qualifiers https://www.kcgov.us/DocumentCenter/View/3974/Sheriffs-Office-Screening-Form-2018-PDF
    • In order to qualify as a Lateral Detention Deputy for the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, the following minimum requirements must be met:
    • Must meet all of the minimum requirements as an entry level applicant and;
    • Must have successfully completed a POST certified Basic Detention, Corrections or comparable Federal Academy and;
    • Must have a minimum of twenty-four (24) months experience in a detention/corrections facility as a detention deputy/corrections officer.

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online and then successfully pass a written exam and physical agility test. A pre-employment drug test is required for all positions. Must also pass a stringent Sheriff’s Office background and selection process to include: Oral Board, Polygraph Examination, Medical Evaluation and a Psychological Evaluation.

EOE/Vets Preference/Drug Free Workplace

Please direct questions regarding this position to kcsorecruit@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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