Employment Opportunities

All position vacancies occurring within Boundary County are posted in-house for three working days before being opened to the general public through the Bonners Ferry Job Service. Current county employees may pick up applications during the in-house posting period at the Personnel Office. Once the position vacancy notice has been posted with the Job Service, applications should be picked up there. The Bonners Ferry Job Service can be reached at (208) 267-5581 or by faxing (208) 267-3797.

For a complete listing of job openings in Idaho being processed by the Idaho Career Works Center, visit their web site at labor.idaho.gov.

IT IS THE POLICY of Boundary County to provide equal opportunity in all terms, conditions, and privelages of employment for all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age (unless a bona fide job requirement), disability, or retailiation. Reasonable accomodations will be made for disabled persons.

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Current County Position Vacancies


Appraiser I

Department: Assessor
Starting Wage: $12.03
Typical Work Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Closing Date: 04/14/2017

Job Summary
Performs difficult appraisal and deed work of real or personal property.

Position functions
• Perform physical inspections on rural, residential, commercial and personal property. Record appraisal information on standardized report forms.
• Attend formal classes and training seminars on the techniques and methods of property appraisal. Observe and assist higher level appraisers in the performance of their duties.
• Interview persons familiar with property, take measurements and draw sketches or take photographs of property. Inspect property for construction, condition and functional design.
• Travel through designated areas, being alert to new construction and land development. Research building permits records, sales, leases, plat and tax rolls. Locate new property developments and contact property owners to arrange for appraisal.
• Answer questions of property owners related to the valuation and assessment of property. Assist in the defense of evaluation before Board of Equalization or Board of Tax Appeals in the event of a protest.
• Process property split transactions. Assign categories, acreage and value on affected parcels in such manner as to reflect proper ownerships and legal descriptions. Must maintain absolute balance with abstract reports to prevent over or under taxation.
• Administer Timber and Agriculture Exemption programs. Track deed work for ownership changes which affect program qualification. Examine and validate applications for such exemptions. Effect computer changes related to these exemptions.
• Prepare yield and deferred tax calculations for timber categories.
Collect and account for copier revenues.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

Experience Required
High school diploma or equivalent plus successful completion of STC Appraisal I course within one (1) year of hire. Must have a valid Idaho State drivers license. Must be skilled in general mathematics and geometry and be able to perform complex algebraic calculations. Good computer skills essential. Must be highly effective in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the public and fellow employees, and have good verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to efficiently operate film and digital cameras. Good knowledge of construction material, quality and cost. Good knowledge of agricultural methods and practices. Good understanding of Idaho property tax laws.

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent plus successful completion of STC Appraisal I course within one (1) year of hire.


Courthouse Groundskeeper

Department: Maintenance
Starting Wage: $11.40
Typical Work Hours: Seasonal position. Work schedule varies and may involve evenings & weekends. Up to 40 hours.
Closing Date: 03/31/2017

Job Summary
Performs a variety of duties related to maintenance, upkeep and beautification of the Boundary County Courthouse, Sheriff and Extension Office facilities and grounds seasonally from April through October each year. Must be self-motivated and willing to do a variety of tasks.

Position functions
• Police grounds at Courthouse, Sheriff’s Office and Extension Office daily and dump garbage barrels.
• Performs ground maintenance activities such as mowing lawns, maintaining flower beds, trimming hedges and shrubbery, removing weeds, raking and disposing of leaves and refuse using hand tools and equipment as needed. Performs duties with the assistance of the Maintenance Superintendent.
• Weekly or bi-weekly clean restrooms at boat launches and clean boat launch parks.
• Maintain a pleasant and congenial attitude when dealing with the public, including taking suggestions, recommendations and criticism.
• Performs all duties as assigned.

Experience Required
High school diploma or equivalent. Must possess and maintain valid Idaho State Driver’s License.

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent.


Detention Deputy

Department: Sheriff
Starting Wage: $15.77
Typical Work Hours: 40 hours per week – shift varies. Must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed.
Closing Date: 03/31/2017

Job Summary
Responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates housed in the Boundary County Jail. Supervise Inmates both within the facility and on work details outside the facility as required. Conduct security checks of inmates and facility as required by the Boundary County Jail Policy Manual. Dispense medications as directed by the jail physician. Maintain control of inmate property. Inprocess (booking) and release of subjects housed in the jail. Must be able to maintain paperwork generated by this process and through the court system.
This is a full time position.

Experience Required
High school diploma or equivalent. Able to complete P.O.S.T. Academy within one year from date of employment. Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to attend P.O.S.T. Academy. A working knowledge of computers. Able to qualify with firearms.

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent.


Groundskeeper - Seasonal

Department: Parks and Recreation
Starting Wage: $9.23
Typical Work Hours: April – September, Monday through Friday, for an average of 20 hours per week.
Closing Date: 3/31/2017

Job Summary
Assists in the maintenance, upkeep and beautification of county-owned parks and public recreational facilities, performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties including the operation of mowing equipment, tractors and other groundskeeping equipment. Performs facilities maintenance and repair as assigned.

Position Functions
1. Clean and sanitize restroom facilities on a daily basis in park areas.
2. Operate grass cutting equipment, including push mowers, riding mowers and tractors, and transports such equipment over the road to reach destinations where work is to be performed.
3. Maintain and perform preventive maintenance on vehicles, equipment and tools maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department.
4. Maintains, services and repairs lawn sprinkler system, including laying out irrigation equipment required to water parks and ball fields.
5. Smooths and prepares infields of baseball and softball parks, including setting bases and marking base lines.
6. Operates pump in fairground parking lot to prevent flooding of roads and facilities.
7. Completes repairs as directed in a timely and efficient manner and looks for and reports deficiencies to supervisor.
8. Observes all safety procedures in use of equipment.
9. Performs all other tasks as assigned.

Experience Required
Must be 17 years of age or older and possess and maintain a valid drivers license.

Minimum Education
n/a


Parks & Rec Maintenance Superintendent

Department: Parks & Rec
Starting Wage: $11.40
Typical Work Hours: 40 hours/week. March thru October, depending on weather. Hours may vary for weather or tasks.
Closing Date: 03/31/2017

Job Summary
This position maintains the buildings, outdoor slab, grounds, and ball fields of the Boundary County Parks and Recreation Department and at the Memorial Park and Rivers fields in District 2. Performs or oversees repair of all major systems, including heating, cooling, ventilation, electrical and plumbing. Develops and implements plans and procedures.

Position Functions
• Clean and sanitize restroom facilities on a daily basis in park areas.
• Operate grass cutting equipment, including push mowers, riding mowers and tractors, and transports such equipment over the road to reach destinations where work is to be performed.
• Maintain and perform preventive maintenance on vehicles, equipment and tools maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department.
• Maintains, services and repairs lawn sprinkler system, including laying out irrigation equipment required to water parks and ball fields.
• Smooths and prepares infields of baseball and softball parks, including setting bases and marking base lines.
• Operates pump in fairground parking lot to prevent flooding of roads and facilities.
• Completes repairs as directed in a timely and efficient manner and looks for and reports deficiencies to supervisor.
• Observes all safety procedures in use of equipment.
• Performs all other tasks as assigned.

Experience Required
High school diploma or equivalent. Must possess and maintain valid Idaho State Driver’s License. Extensive knowledge of building maintenance and repair. Knowledge of chemical usage, principles and practices. Working knowledge of vehicle and equipment operation, maintenance and repair. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and be self motivated.

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent.


Personal Services Assistant 1- All Shifts

Department: Restorium
Starting Wage: $10.26
Typical Work Hours: Part-time, all shifts. This is a 7 day, 24 hour elderly care facility.

Job Summary
Provides support to residents with day to day needs of daily life. Performs personal and housekeeping tasks to the degree a resident cannot do for themselves. As a member of a team, encourage independence, support resident choice and preserve resident dignity in an ethical and professional manner.

Experience Required
High school or GED. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to read and comprehend written instructions. Must be able to communicate and deal effectively with the elderly. Must pass Criminal History backgrounds check, including fingerprinting, and meet all requirements outlined in the Rules for Licensed Residential and Assisted Living Facilities in Idaho. When hired, Boundary County will require First Aide and CPR certification wheich Boundary County pays for. The Idaho Food Handlers Course may be required if deemed necessary by the Restorium Administrator. Prior direct care experience in similar setting preferred.

Work Environment
Stand or walk up to 8 hours a day.
Sit up to two hours a day.
Frequently support up to 70 pounds.
Occasionally lift/carry up to 20 pounds.

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