Contact Information

For general employment questions, contact the Auditor's Office at (208) 883-2249.

Employment Opportunities

Latah County Positions

Job Title: Probation Officer Assistant

Status: Open until December 12, 2017

Department: Probation and Youth Services

Pay: $11.21/hr

The primary focus of this job is the supervision of juvenile and/or adult offenders who are required to fulfill obligations to the community as directed by the Court.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transport juveniles, and/or adults, as necessary.
  • Supervise community service work crews.
  • Confront and redirect behavior.
  • Hook up electronic monitoring equipment, as needed.
  • Administer urinalysis tests, as directed.
  • Make curfew calls, or curfew checks, as needed.
  • Observe and report on behavior of juveniles and/or adults.
  • Serve as mentor and provide socially acceptable guidance, direction and stability.
  • Conduct home visits with juveniles and/or adults, with Probation Officer or Resource Officer.
  • Tutor juveniles in the study table program.
  • Assist with searches.
  • Assist with programs, such as Youth Accountability Board, Moral Reconation Therapy, Attendance Court, and Latah County Youth Advocacy program, as needed
  • Assist with miscellaneous office duties, including clerical, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • May be called upon to testify in court hearings, and/or provide written statements.
  • Encounters, at times, confrontational situations with hostile probationers and/or family members.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • May be required to complete trainings, including but not limited to, use of Pepper Spray, Lifeloc and CPR.
  • Collects “walk-in” urinalysis.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Must pass Criminal History Background check and Sexual Offender Investigation.
  • Completed at least one year of college or have at least one year of experience in a related field.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent written and communications skills.

Typical Physical Requirements

  • Lifting objects (greater than 40 lbs.), driving, crouching and walking.
  • May involve exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to convey and receive detailed information through oral and written communication.

Full description

To apply for this position please submit your completed Latah County Application, resume and cover letter to the Latah County Probation & Youth Services Office, Latah County Courthouse, Attn: Skye Taylor, 522 S. Adams, Room 202

Job Title: Patrol Deputy

Status: Open - Accepting Applications

Department: Sheriff's Office

Minimum Starting Salary: $39,456

Hours: Full-time

The Latah County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Deputy. Job Summary includes: Responding to calls for service, patrols to deter crime and cites/serves civil and criminal processes. Ensures a safe environment for county citizens and protects their rights by enforcing Federal, State and local laws.

Salary Range: $39,456 to $59,508 and a $2,700.00 per year flat fringe benefit in addition to a generous benefit package.

Required: Applicants must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Must pass written test, physical agility test and oral interview. Successful applicants will undergo an extensive background investigation to include polygraph, psychological examination and medical examination. Successful applicants must be able to attain Idaho POST certification within 12 months of hire date or already have POST certification.

Full description
Testing Information

Applications, and full job description, may be obtained in person at the Latah County Sheriff’s Office, 522 S. Adams, Law Enforcement Annex, P.O. Box 8068, Moscow, Idaho 83843, Latah County website or by calling 208-882-2216.

The Latah County Sheriff’s Office is working with National Testing Network (NTN) provide written tests in the Moscow/Pullman region. We will provide applicants with information regarding test dates and locations and any further requirements.

For more information about the National Testing Network please visit


Latah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans’ Preference:

Latah County provides veterans’ preference in appointment to preference eligible applicants as defined by Idaho Code, Title 65, Chapter 5. If you wish to seek this preference, please complete the information on the employment application and provide a copy of your DD214 and, if applicable, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating your disability determination. Documentation must be received before the closing date of the position you are applying for.

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According to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau information, Latah County has a population of 37,244. Find more Latah County statistics.

The City of Moscow has a population of approximately 23,800 and is the location of the University of Idaho.

The City of Pullman is located 7 miles west of Moscow in the state of Washington, has a population of approximately 29,799 and is the location of Washington State University.