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


Communications Specialist

Department: Sheriff
Starting Wage: $14.40
Typical Work Hours: 40 hours per week, various shifts. Must work weekends and holidays as required.
Closing Date: 1/04/2016

Job Summary
Monitors radios and answers telephones, including 911 system, and relays accurate and pertinent information to appropriate agency or agencies necessary to ensure a rapid and effective response. Enters data on all wanted, missing or runaway persons, protection orders, stolen vehicles, stolen firearms and other information into nation-wide law enforcement database, and provides information to law enforcement officers in the field on license registration, warrants and dangerous suspects to ensure officer safety.

Experience Required
Experience in computer operation, data processing and general office skills. Education or experience in law enforcement practices and procedures preferred. Must pass ILETS/NCIC entry and inquiry test within six months of employment, and maintain ILETS certification annually. Must attend two week Basic POST Dispatch Academy during first year of employment and one week advanced POST Dispatch Academy within 36 months of employment and attend other classes and seminars as required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a clear, strong voiceand the ability to remain composed and professional under extremely stressful situations. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to perform numerous tasks simulataneously and with constant interruption. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and have above average ability to gather information from a number of sources, render a rapid decision as to the most effective response, and communicate information accurately yet concisely. Must be able to remain on station for extended periods, ensuring that the communications center does not go un-staffed.

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent.


Patrol Deputy

Department: Sheriff
Starting Wage: $16.80
Typical Work Hours: 40 Hours per week, shift varies. Overtime and on call required. May work weekends and holidays.
Closing Date: 10/01/15

Job Summary
Performs professional law enforcement duties related to coordinating and directing functions of the Boundary County Sheriff's Office. As a law enforcement officer, the fundemental duty is to serve the community, to safeguard lives and property and to respect the Constitutional rights of all. Acts as field training officer for new deputies and reserve officers. Must be 21 years of age to carry fire arms and attend the POST Academy. Effective 10/01/2015 position will pay $16.80 per hour.

Experience Required
AAS Degree in Police Science or Basic Training Certificate from an accredited police academy or Level 1 Reserve status with minimum of 1,000 hours of on the job training with the Boudary County Sheriff's Office preferred. Must graduate from the Idaho Peace Officers Academy within one year of employment. Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to attend POST. Must be 21 years of age to carry fire arms and attend POST. Must be able to pass physical and mental tests and examinations to ensure ability to perform the duties of a law enforcement officer, including moving a 76 pound object physically one yard, pursue people on foot for a minimum of 51 yards and use weaponless force in combat after pursuing a person on foot for 51 yards. Required to participate in on going physical and weapons training. Must be able to work under adverse weather conditions, in remote areas, at night and under extremely tense and stressful situations. High degree of physical activity required.

Minimum Education
High school dimploma or equivalent. AA degree or Basic Training Certificate from Police.


Personal Services Assistant 1- All Shifts

Department: Restorium
Starting Wage: $9.12
Typical Work Hours: Part-time, Graveyard Shift, 11:00pm to 7:00 am. 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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