Hiring Process

Hiring Process 

JCSO Hiring Process 
This is a general outline of the process the Jerome County Sheriff's Office uses in evaluating potential new employees: 

Preliminary Applications Review 
Once we have received your application and other required materials, they are thoroughly reviewed by administration. All submitted applications are reviewed for consideration. 

Physical Agility Test and Written Pre-Employment Examination 
Those applying for positions that require a physical agility test and/or written examination will be notified via phone, mail, or email. The physical agility test consists of five events and is only required for commissioned deputy positions. For details, click here

Those who pass these tests will proceed with the hiring process and an interview will be arranged. Those who do not pass will receive notification via phone, mail, or email and will not proceed with the hiring process. 

Oral Interview Board 
This interview, which typically lasts 30-45 minutes, gives us a chance to meet the person behind the application and to better familiarize you with the steps being taken to fill a particular position. One to three people conduct interviews for every position. The same interview questions are asked of all applicants for that same position. 

After oral interviews are completed, applicants are again graded. The oral interview score and written examination score are combined into an aggregate score. The aggregate scores are then ranked. 

Depending on the circumstances, top candidate(s) are sent a Conditional Offer of Employment (Note: this is NOT a final job offer). Candidates who are not selected are also notified of the final outcome of the application process. 

Conditional Offer of Employment 
Applicants receiving a conditional offer must complete a Personal History Statement and agree to undergo a series of evaluations, including (in sequential order): 

  • Criminal Records Check, where we review the applicant's criminal history. 
  • Credit Check Background Investigation, in which a background investigator will do further research and conduct some interviews about the applicant. Once this is completed, the investigator writes up a report which is later reviewed. 
  • Psychological Evaluation (Deputy positions only), performed by an examiner used by the Jerome County Sheriff's Office.
  • Polygraph Examination, where applicants are asked to undergo a polygraph examination by a certified polygraph examiner on our staff. After the polygraph session is completed, the examiner writes up a report which is later reviewed. 
  • Medical Examination (Deputy positions only). If this is required, you will receive a form which must be filled out a doctor and submitted to the Jerome County Sheriff's Office Human Resources. Medical exams are done at a physician office determined by the Jerome County Human Resource's Department. 

Final Determination 
Once these steps have been completed, the Human Resources Manager, Sheriff, Captain, and Lieutenant give their recommendations as to who should be hired. 


Feel free to contact us at: 

Phone: 208-595-3300
Fax: 208-595-3309
Email: jcsheriff@co.jerome.id.us

2151 S Tiger Drive 
Jerome, Idaho 83338