Career Opportunities 

Take a Look at These Exciting Career Opportunities With The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office!

Public Safety Testing with KCSO

Detention Deputy


Custody Technician

Marine Deputy (No longer accepting applications for 2023 season)

Automatic Disqualifiers

Why Work for the KCSO?

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Comprehensive benefits and wellness package
  • Comprehensive training programs
  • New career or tenured entry opportunities
  • Rewarding, meaningful work
  • Special teams opportunities

Who Do We Hire and How Often?

The KCSO recruits qualified new and lateral-entry applicants as positions become available. Applicants should begin the process when positions are posted. We recruit individuals who mirror our mission and vision. Integrity and teamwork are at the forefront of all we do. Qualified candidates must pass an extensive background check and polygraph examination.

How Does Our Hiring Process Work?

  1. Submit the application online (no paper applications accepted)
  2. Written and Physical test where applicable
  3. Oral Board Interview
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Polygraph Examination
  6. Psychological Evaluation where applicable
  7. Medical Evaluation where applicable