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Bannock County benefits page


National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems


Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho


The Official Website of the State of Idaho


Idaho Department of Labor

Bannock County Human Resources

Benefits of working for Bannock County:

2024 Hiring Brochure

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 accommodation, please contact a Human Resources professional at or call 208-236-7297.

View Bannock County’s Complete Benefits Package here

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 pay is approved by the County Commissioners in an open meeting. Criteria for determining pay levels are scope, complexity, fiscal responsibility, leadership, professional judgment, risk, external labor market, and internal alignment and equity.

FY2023 Kinds and Levels

FY2024 Kinds and Levels

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. The County Commissioners may authorize exceptional placements in an open meeting.

FY2020 salary table
FY2022 salary table
FY2023 salary table
FY 2024 salary table

FY2023 salary table for law enforcement only
FY2024 salary table for law enforcement only

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 health, dental, vision, pharmacy, life, and mental health insurance with low deductibles and employee contributions.

  • Monthly payments are $22 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 of the employee
  • The lesser of $150,000 or 2x the annual salary of 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./Idaho 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. Veterans Day – November 11th
  9. Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November
  10. Christmas Day – December 25th

Bannock County 2024 Payroll and Holiday Calendar

Additional Benefits:

Some additional benefits may include the following:

Incident Reporting

The life, health, and safety of employees and individuals who receive County services are 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.

Incident Reporting Forms:

Employee Report of Injury

Witness Report of Injury

Supervisor’s Report of Injury

Report of Property Damage

Helpful Information and Links

Human Resources Office

624 East Center Street, Room 106
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 236-7297
Fax: (208) 236-7022

Our Commitment to Employees

The Vision:

To be trusted strategic partners to elected officials, leaders, and all employees to enable Bannock County to attain a higher degree of accountability, respectfulness, responsiveness, safety, and joy at work.

The Mission:

  • to help County leadership hire and develop highly qualified individuals;
  • to create and maintain a culture of respect, safety, collaboration, and excellence; and
  • to strengthen policy, systems, and programs.
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