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Bannock County Human Resources

The Human Resources/Risk Management Department is committed to respond efficiently and compassionately. Their goal is to help reduce injury and property damage to Bannock County and its employees. They desire to provide quality service to elected officials, department heads, employees, outside entities, and the general public in a manner that supports Bannock County.

Bannock County Human Resources/Risk Management.
624 East Center Street, Room 106
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 236-7297
Fax: (208) 236-7022

Bannock County has over 400 positions and one could be an excellent career for you. We also have part-time and temporary positions. Check out our current job opening and apply online:

For positions with the Sheriff’s Office and Jail, you must complete the Sheriff’s Office Application and submit it at 5800 S. 5th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho 83204. Call (208) 236-7111 for questions.

For positions with Juvenile Justice and Detention you must complete and attach the Bannock County Juvenile Justice Employment Application Attachment with your online application.  You can have this document notarized for free at the Bannock County Courthouse at 624 East Center Street, Pocatello, ID 83201.

How to attach a document with your application.

Bannock County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide Veterans Preference as described in Idaho Code §65-503.  If you need assistance with applying for a position or would like to request an accommodation please contact a Human Resources professional at or call 208-236-7297.

Position Classification

Bannock County is committed to a fair and transparent approach to position classification and employee compensation. Position Descriptions are written by department heads or elected officials, reviewed and provided a recommended pay grade by Human Resources, and approved by the County Commissioners in an open meeting.

Criteria for determining pay levels:

  • Complexity
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Professional judgement
  • Risk
  • Scope
  • External labor market
  • Internal alignment and equity

Kinds and Levels chart


Employee Compensation

Bannock County seeks to provide compensation that is competitive with other Idaho counties of comparable size. Compensation includes salary and benefits for regular employees and elected officials. Part-time and temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

Salary is provided based on rates assigned to positions through classification. Most placements are at the minimum step of the assigned grade. Exceptional placements may be authorized by the County Commissioners in an open meeting.

FY2020 salary table

FY2022 salary table

Benefits are provided to full-time regular employees and elected officials



Retirement through PERSI is one of our most attractive benefits. PERSI is among the nation’s strongest retirement programs. It is a hard to find Defined Benefit plan which provides benefits to vested members for life.

General member contribution amountGeneral member employer contribution amount


Public safety officer contribution amountPublic safety officer employer contribution amount


PERSI website


Medical Insurance:

Bannock County participates in the Government Employees Medical Plan (GEMPlan). GEMPlan provides insurance for health, dental, vision, pharmacy, life, and mental health; with low deductibles and employee contributions.

  • Monthly payments are $11 monthly for the employee and $32 for each dependent.
  • Yearly deductibles are $500 per individual or $1,000 for the family.

Additional benefits and features can be found in the plan summary.

Supplemental Insurance:

Employees may purchase optional supplemental insurance at group rates through AFLAC and make payments through payroll deductions.


Life insurance:

Bannock County provides the following life insurance at no cost to the employee:

  • $10,000 life insurance on the employee
  • $1,500 on the spouse
  • $1000 on each child
  • The lesser of $150,000 or 2x the annual salary on the employee
  • The lesser of $150,000 or 2x the annual salary on the employee for accidental death

Employees have the option to purchase optional supplemental life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment at group rates through LifeMap and NCPERS.

Additional details are at Life Map and NCPERS.

Vacation Leave:

Vacation leave accrues each pay period an employee works at least 56 hours. Any excess over 240 not used during the year in which it accrues will be forfeited on December 31.

Length of ServiceAccrual Per Pay Period
< 5 years4 hours
5 years to <105 hours
10 years to <157 hours
15 years to <208 hours
20 years or more9 hours

Sick Leave

Sick leave accrues at the rate of 4 hours for each pay period an employee works at least 56 hours. Sick leave can accrue to a maximum of 720 hours, and no additional sick leave will accrue until the employee’s accrued hours are reduced below the maximum.

Paid Holidays

Ten official holidays are provided for full-time regular employees:

  1. New Year’s Day – January 1st
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr./Human Rights Day – Third Monday in January
  3. Presidents’ Day – Third Monday in February
  4. Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
  5. Independence Day – July 4th
  6. Labor Day – First Monday in September
  7. Columbus Day – Second Monday in October
  8. Veteran’s Day – November 11th
  9. Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November
  10. Christmas Day – December 25th


Additional Benefits:

Some additional benefits may include:

  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Blue Extras
  • Nurse line
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Health Fairs
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Military leave

Incident Reporting

The life, health, and safety of employees and individuals who receive County services is always a priority. Incident reporting comes after individuals are removed from danger and appropriate medical treatment is administered.

Employees must promptly provide a detailed and factual report if they are involved in, or witness, an incident where an individual is injured or County property is damaged. Near misses and unsafe situations shall also be reported.

Incident reporting procedure

Bannock County Health and Safety Policy

Anyone can report a safety concern by contacting Human Resources at Call 911 for emergencies.

Bannock County Courthouse

624 East Center
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

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