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Detention Deputy, Kootenai County, ID

10/24/17
The Blue Line: Public Safety Monitor (www.theblueline.com)
Law Enforcement/Legal/Security

$19.78 - $26.42 /hr

  Full Time   Employee


Coeur d'Alene
Idaho
83815
United States

Detention Deputy (Corrections Officer)
Kootenai County, Idaho

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office
5500 N. Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-446-1306
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.kcgov.us

Salary: $19.78 - $26.42/hour
Population: 150,000
Sworn Officers: 175
Application Deadline: NA

NOW HIRING
JAIL EXPANSION
20+ POSITIONS!

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.

KOOTENAI COUNTY DETENTION DEPUTY- NOT JUST A JOB, A REWARDING CAREER!

"The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has a distinguished history as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the State of Idaho. We tenaciously cultivate our long history of being just and fair, as well as a good steward of the public's time and resources. I invite you to submit your application and join us in our rich tradition of excellence" - Sheriff Ben Wolfinger

THE POSITION:

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

The mission of the Jail is to hold safely and securely all prisoners lawfully committed to the custody of the Kootenai County Sheriff, and those delivered by competent authority to the jail. While in custody, prisoners shall be afforded all rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Idaho.

Benefits:

$19.78 - $26.42 per hour
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
Complete Benefits Details
(http://www.kcgov.us/departments/personnel/benefits/default.asp)

Full Job Description
(https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kcgov/classspecs/1059857?keywords=detention&pagetype=classSpecifications)

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

Rewarding and meaningful work, providing a necessary service to your community
Ongoing paid educational and training opportunities
Advancement opportunities
Special team's opportunities: Detention Response Team, Range, Sonar Team and more.
Beautiful area to live and work
Annual increase in pay as outlined in Kootenai County Sworn Officer Matrix (http://www.kcgov.us/departments/personnel/files/SwornOfficerMatrices.pdf)
On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeship Certified Employer

DO YOU QUALIFY?

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 21 years old?
Click here to check out the complete list of qualifiers. (http://www.kcsheriff.com/documents/KCSOScreeningForm_000.pdf)

WE WELCOME LATERAL DEPUTIES AND CORRECTIONS OFFICERS.

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.

Testing dates available through the end of 2017:

You pick the month that works for your schedule:

Aug 30/31, Sept 27/28, Oct 25/26, Nov 28/29, and Dec 20/21

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR APPLYING:

We are looking for individuals with the character to be completely truthful in their application materials. During every stage of the process please list accurate information in your responses. Information which is omitted or minimized can disqualify you before we have the opportunity to meet you. If you have any questions regarding this job opportunity please do not hesitate to call, we look forward to speaking with you.

CONTACT US:

Sheriff's Office
Marcia Heglie, Personnel Administrator
208-446-1306
[email protected]

OR

Human Resources
208-446-1640
[email protected]

OUR LOCATION:

Located in beautiful 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 Coeur d'Alene and is on the majestic shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. With a low crime rate and cost of living that is below the national average and significantly less than in larger cities, it is an ideal place to call home. Learn more about living in Kootenai County.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at:

www.kcgov.us

A pre-employment drug test is required for all positions.

EOE/Vets Preference/Drug Free Workplace

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