To prepare for the background check, you will want to have the following information ready (not an all-inclusive list):
Contact information of family and friends
Employer contact information
It is important that applicants are forthcoming and thorough in providing background information.
Medical, Psychological & Polygraph Examination
For sworn positions, if a contingent offer of employment is made, applicants must pass a medical/physical evaluation, a psychological evaluation, and a polygraph examination. Kootenai County pays for the direct cost of these examinations. The medical and psychological evaluations are not required for Emergency Communications Officer (911) or civilian positions. Deputies must meet the following Vision/Hearing Requirements (PDF).
Idaho POST Certification
Kootenai County pays for employees’ Idaho POST Certification, and continued education requirements. Employees must obtain their certification within their first year of employment. Kootenai County pays for tuition, lodging, meals, and travel.
How Does Our Hiring Process Work
Submit the application online (no paper applications accepted)