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Hiring Process

We are looking for talented, passionate employees who care about making a difference for their community.
Diverse perspectives, ideas, and life experiences are critical to our success.


Applications for all positions are accepted only through our online job application system. If this is the first time you are applying, you will need to create an account.

Paper applications are not accepted. If you need help or a reasonable accommodation to submit an application, please contact Ada County Human Resources.


Once a position closes, all applications are carefully reviewed by a department hiring manager. If you are identified as one of the most qualified candidates, you will be invited to participate in the next steps of our selection process which may include interviews, skills exams, and reference checks.

Paramedics and the Sheriff’s Office have additional selection requirements – please see their hiring pages for more information.

Conditional Offer

If you are selected for a position, you will receive a conditional offer of employment. Depending on the position, we conduct a background check of criminal history, credit and/or your driving record, and arrange for a drug test.

Results can take up to 2 weeks to receive, although they are usually available in 3-5 days.

Contact Ada County Human Resources at 208-287-7123 or [email protected]

Equal Opportunity
Ada County is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or any other protected class. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.

Veterans’ Preference
Ada County provides preferential hiring treatment for eligible veterans in accordance with Idaho State Law. For more information or to apply for preference.

Polygraph Protection
The Sheriff’s Office uses polygraph testing as part of their hiring process in accordance with the Employee Polygraph Protection Act.