LATAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
522 SOUTH ADAMS STREET
MOSCOW, IDAHO 83843
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Updated: January 31, 2019
Job Classification: Deputy Sheriff
The Latah County Sheriff’s Office is currently testing for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Successful applicants will be offered a position based upon current openings available. Please fill out an application by using the following link: www.latah.id.us/employment.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: $41,748 to $64,596.00 annually, DOE and assignment
Benefit Information: Benefit package; medical, dental and optical insurance for employee as well as a portion for dependent coverage. Benefit package also includes PERSI retirement plan, vacation, sick leave, overtime/compensatory time.
Candidate Contact:Lt. Brannon Jordan208firstname.lastname@example.org Department Overview: The Latah County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency that operates its own PSAP and Detention facility. We offer countless unique assignments that range from entry level Patrol positions to specialized school or community-based positions, drug enforcement and investigations. Some deputies stay in a specialized career assignment, while others move between assignment types as they advance or expand their expertise. Regardless of your assignment, you’ll serve the citizens of local communities and work with them and your peers to solve problems and improve communities. Applying to become a Latah County Sheriff’s Deputy is your first step towards an exciting and rewarding law enforcement career.
Area Information: Latah County is located in the northern Idaho panhandle; to the immediate west lies Whitman County, Washington. These counties are referred to as “the Palouse,” which produces a large share of the wheat, lentils, peas, oats and barley in the United States. The Palouse is home to two major universities, University of Idaho and Washington State University. Latah County incorporated cities include Bovill, Deary, Genesee, Juliaetta, Kendrick, Moscow, Onaway, Potlatch and Troy. Our unincorporated communities are Avon, Cedar Creek, Farmington, Harvard, Helmer, Howell, Joel, Princeton and Viola.
Population: Latah County is approximately 1100 square miles with a population of 35,169 containing 697,000 acres, of which 55% is devoted to agriculture and forest industries. It has the distinction of being the only county in the United States created by an Act of Congress. The elevation of Latah County varies from 750 above sea level at Kendrick to 5,300 above sea level in the mountainous eastern region.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid IDAHO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Idaho POST standards http://www.post.idaho.gov
Necessary Certifications: Idaho POST certification is preferred.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: High School Diploma or GED and attend the Idaho POST Academy within one year after hire date
Employment Disqualifiers: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
See Idaho POST Council Administrative Rules, minimum standard for employment-sections 0.50 thru 0.65
Drug Use Disqualifiers:
Violations of the Latah County Sheriff’s Office Drug Policy or failure to meet IDAPA rules for drug use, 11.11.01.055 as of March 20, 2014. This includes using marijuana (legally or Illegally) in the last 3 years or any Schedule I thru VI drug in the last 5 years. See Idaho POST website at http://www.post.idaho.gov.
Dishonorable discharge from United States Military
Idaho POST Academy Patrol/Detention Officer Physical Readiness Test Information:: https://www.post.idaho.gov/Forms/documents/PRT_PatDet.pdf
Additional Information: Take home vehicle for patrol deputies & shift differential.