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- Communications Specialist -

Closing date: April 20, 2012.  Starting Wage: $12.50 per hour, full time with benefits

Monitors radios and answers telephone, including 911, and relays accurate and pertinent information to appropriate agencies necessary to ensure a rapid and effective response. Must have high school diploma or equivalent, experience or education in law enforcement practices and procedures preferred.


Join the Team!

Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting entry level and lateral level applications to establish a hiring pool. All applicants must be US Citizens.

Lateral position applicants must possess an Idaho Post Basic certificate or be eligible for certification in the State of Idaho. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months law enforcement experience as a patrol officer / deputy. Applicants must pass a physical fitness test, background check and oral interview(s). 

The sheriff’s office has over 20 employees in departments including Detention, Patrol, Civil/Marine, Investigations, K9, Drug Task Force, Drivers License, Dispatch and Administrative, all under the supervision of the Sheriff, who is elected by the citizens of Boundary County. With the exception of Detention, Patrol and Dispatch, most positions are filled from within the department.

Starting wages are competitive and we have medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage with county paid premiums for all your household members. All employees are also enrolled in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho). We have options for direct deposit, credit bureau deposits, and medical sick leave bank. We have ten paid holidays with options to take as paid double time and a half if worked or compensation time for time off at a later date. We earn eight hours of sick time a month and eight hours of vacation a month. 

Bonners Ferry, Idaho the county seat of Boundary County has a population of about twelve thousand. We border Canada, Western Montana, and Eastern Washington.  Bonners Ferry, Idaho itself is located in the middle of the broad and fertile Kootenai River Valley.  The area climate seldom exceeds ninety degrees in summer and rarely falls below zero in winter for any length of time. We have warm days but we always cool down at night.

We have a brand new high school for grades 9-12, with one of the best tracks in Idaho, Boundary County Junior High School, four elementary schools, kindergartens and day care. We have a library, the historical Bonners Ferry Museum, and several art galleries. Our community is home to Boundary Community Hospital, several medical facilities, and a retirement condominium. Recreation facilities include Mirror Lake Golf Course, a municipal swimming pool, bowling alley, park, tennis courts and picnic areas.

We have two rivers running through the county, the Kootenai River has 60 miles of pristine views with abundant wildlife ranging from eagle, blue heron, moose and osprey. We have 54 lakes in Boundary County: many of them stocked with fish varying between trout, bass, catfish, croppy, blue gill and tiger muskee. We have some of the best fishing in this part of the country along with beautiful camping locations. The major portion of land in the county is Public or Forest Service land where you can spend hours watching the abundant wildlife while enjoying the beautiful mountain views. During the spring / summer you can enjoy floating the rivers, kayaking, canoeing, bike riding, ATV – motorcycle riding, picking huckleberries, or having a picnic beside one of the refreshing creeks. Winter activities include snow catting, bon fires with family and friends, ice fishing, and hunting. We are located approximately 2 hours from ski resorts located in Canada and approximately 2 hours from Fairmont Hot Springs. Our county has wildlife ranging from turkeys, elk, moose, black bear, grizzly bear, coyote, bobcats, mountain lions, wolves and whitetail deer.  These are just of few of the reasons that we can’t think of a better place to call home.

We have local area shops in town but for those who like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, or even Costco, you can get to all of them within two hours.

To submit your credentials, please send your resume and contact information to the Boundary County Sheriffs Office, P.O. Box 127, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805; to the Bonners Ferry Job Service, 6451 Main St., Bonners Ferry, ID 83805; or email