Kootenai County Sheriffs Department - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

May 20, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Jun 17, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$18.64 hourly

Job Description

911 Emergency Communications Officer– Sheriff’s Office

Join the thin Gold Line

THIS POSITION answers emergency calls while coordinating, and disseminating critical services with the aid of specialized equipment. This position is the lifeline between the public requesting assistance and the first responders of Kootenai County that include: police, fire and medical assistance. On the job training provided by the Sheriff’s 911 department.

• $18.64 to $25.35 DOE per hour to start (includes .50 shift differential)

• Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), a pension plan with five year vesting, 11.94% employer contribution, and a lifetime payout upon retirement

• Excellent and comprehensive benefits package. For example, employee-only medical/dental/vision premium of only $55.33 per month (nicotine free rate). View our entire benefits package.

• Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

View the full job description at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kcgov/classspecs/1086950?keywords=emergency%20communications&pagetype=classSpecifications

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Apply online at https://www.kcgov.us/356/Employment-Opportunities Must successfully pass the County’s pre-employment and subsequent random drug tests. Must also pass a stringent Sheriff’s Office background and selection process to include: Oral Board, Skills Testing, Psychological and Polygraph Examination.

Please view the automatic disqualifiers https://www.kcgov.us/DocumentCenter/View/3974/Sheriffs-Office-Screening-Form-2020-PDF?bidId= for working with the Sheriff’s Office before applying.

EOE/Vets Preference/Drug Free Workplace

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: 6 months (does not need to be related)


• Do you have at least a High School Diploma or GED; and six months experience; Must complete an Emergency Communications Officer Course within eighteen months (18) of hiring.

• Do you possess or have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license and be insurable?

• Must have the ability to keyboard 3321 key strokes per hour (KPH)

Are you interested in employer provided certification and training, to include but not limited to:

o APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator I

o Idaho Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Dispatch Academy

o ILETS Level I & II (State and National Database) Certification o APCO Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Certification

o Amber Alert Certification (Child Abduction) o Emergency Alert System Certification (Disaster Alert)

o TDD Certification

o CPR Certification (CPR certified from American Red Cross or American Heart Association or attainable within 15 days of time of hire)

o National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) training

Contact Informaton

CK Kirkpatrick

Kootenai County Sheriffs Department
5500 N Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815-9259
phone: 12084461306

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