Skye Reynolds
HR Director

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Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Job Openings

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Jail Cook

Department: Sheriff
Post Date: 5/1/2013
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: $13.54 to $15.57/Hr/DOE
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Summary: EXTENDED DEADLINE: Now Open Until Filled

Under general supervision, this position works as a jail cook preparing, delivering and/or serving meals for the Public Safety Building (Jail), Juvenile Detention Center and the Work Release Center in a timely, efficient manner.

Leads, directs and oversees incarcerated inmate workers assigned to work in the kitchen section, providing them training in areas to include: kitchen and food preparation duties, laundry and janitorial duties, personal hygiene, proper dress and adherence to the rules in the Inmate Handbook.
Minimum Requirements: EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of 36 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possess a valid drivers license and be insurable.

Must have the ability to complete Panhandle Heath Departments food safety and sanitation course within three months of employment and be trained and certified in OC Spray Certification (pepper spray) within 6 months of employment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads and directs the activities of inmate workers working in the kitchen, janitorial and laundry services in the jail facility. Trains and directs the inmate workers in all their required duties on a continuous basis.

Responsible for ordering all inmate workers to adhere to the rules and regulations of the department and for imposing disciplinary action when necessary. Report writing of incidents and disciplinary action are required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Must successfully pass the County's pre-employment and subsequent random drug testing and stringent Sheriff’s Department background and selection process to include: Oral Board and Polygraph Examination. Medical testing and vaccination for hepatitis and tuberculosis testing are required.

How To Apply: Please submit the required Kootenai County application (Note: The Application can be printed off the website: to: Kootenai County Attn: HR Dept., PO Box 9000, Coeur d Alene, ID 83816-9000, or visit the website at for full job description or pick up an application or drop off completed application at 451 Government Way, 2nd Floor, Administration Bldg, Coeur d Alene, or call 208-446-1641 for assistance. Pre-employment drug test required for all positions. EOE
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Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
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