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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 


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:


Position: Communications Specialist

Department: Sheriff

Starting Wage: $13.53

Typical Work Hours: 40 hours per week, various shifts. Must work weekends and holiday as required.

Closing Date: 05/15/2015

Job Summary:

Monitors radios and answers telephone, 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 the 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 voice and the ability to remain composed and professional under extremely stressful situations. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to perform numerous tasks simultaneously 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.

Minimal Education:

High school diploma or equivalent


Position: Master Mechanic

Department: Road & Bridge

Starting Wage: $15.15

Typical Work Hours:

40 hours per week; shift varies by season. May be required to work overtime. Full benefits.

Closing Date: 05/15/2015

Job Summary:

Maintains and repairs light and heavy equipment owned by Boundary County, troubleshooting, diagnosing and determining  the most effective and cost efficient method of repair. Repairs drive train, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and all other systems. Installs electrical and electronic equipment, fabricates parts and assists in the construction of special tools and equipment. Basic computer skills and computerized diagnostic equipment.

Experience Required:

High school diploma or equivalent. THE FOLLOWING SKILLS ARE PREFERRED- NOT REQUIRED:                  

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification combined with 2 years on the job training or 6 years verifiable experience with auto/truck/heavy equipment repair and welding/machine/metal fabrication experience. Specialized training in the field of heavy equipment maitenance and repair. Knowledge of open and closed hydraulic systems, including testing, repair and set up. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Idaho Commercial Drivers License Class A. Must be able to use wirefeed and AC/DC welders, plasma cutters, acetelyne torches, and other cutting and welding devices. Must have experience in metal fabrication. Must possess excellent verbal communication skills and have knowledge of use of technical manuals and specifications. Must provide own hand tools. Proficiency with advanced computerized diagnostics equipment and basic skills with data entry (into Excel and related programs). Must become proficient with use of "All Data" computer programs (analytics, diagnosis, parts, updates, and recalls) and "Deadeye" (Excel tracking and inventory program) within 6 months of hire date. Expected to proficiently operate snow removal equipment during winter emergency and be able to operate all trucks and equipment with sufficient skill to transport and test basic functions. Must maintain valid ATSSA (American Traffic Safety)

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivelant


Position: Deputy Treasurer

Department: Treasurer

Starting Wage: $11.40

Typical Work Hours:

Employee will work from 8:00am until 5:00pm on the days they are scheduled to work.

Closing Date: 05/08/2015

Job Summary:

Performs a variety fo advanced, full performance technical tasks as required to expedite the collection, recording, receipting, and balancing of county revenues. Responsible for administering the drainage district program.

Part-time. Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) may apply.

Experience Required:

High school diploma or equivalent and minimum of one years experience in accounting. Knowledge of general office practices including use of computer and software applications such as Word and Excell. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Work Hours: Minimum of sixteen (16) hours per week plus more hours when needed for vacation or sick leave coverage. Full time during the months of June, November, and December. Some weekend work could be required. Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) benefits may apply.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.


Position: Licensed Nurse Consultant

Department: Restorium

Starting Wage: $25.00

Closes: May 29th, 2015

Typical Work Hours:

Part time, hours vary. Must be available to take emergency calls 24/7.

Job Summary:

Monitors residents' medications, assuring they are up to date and current with physican's orders. Conducts nursing assessment of each resident to determine health status and to identify symptoms of illness or changes in physical and mental health of patients. Must be available to take emergency calls 24/7 at this elder care facility.

Experience Required:

Extensive knowledge  of medications and their effects and the ability to identify possible adverse reactions and take appropriate action. Ability to communicate and work effectively with senior citizens.

Minimum Education:

Idaho RN license


Position: 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.




Position: Patrol Deputy


Department: Sheriff


Starting Wage: $16.35


Closes: May 1st, 2015


Typical Work Hours:

40 hours per week, shift varies. Overtime and on-call required. May work weekends and holdays.


Job Summary:

Performs professional law enforcement duties related to coordinating and directing functions of the Boundary County Sheriffs Office. As a law enforcement officer, the fundamental 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 POST academy.


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 Boundary County Sheriffs Office preferred. Must graduate from the the Idaho Peace Officers Academy within one year of employment. Must be a US 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.