Home > Standard Email Screening Questions Form Standard Email Screening Questions Form Form Instructions As you are aware, employees of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office [ACSO] are held to a high standard in our community. Accordingly, the Sheriff has high expectations regarding the moral character of all employees. The ACSO is not looking for “perfect” people, but is seeking people who are perfectly honest about their backgrounds and life experiences. If on any of the questions, you answered in a way that requires you to explain, please go to the end of that section, write the number of the question and complete your explanation. Thank you!General QuestionsName:*Date* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Email* Position*1. What do you know about and why are you interested in working for the ACSO?*2. Have you reviewed the job description for the position for which you applied?*YesNo3. Why have you applied for this position?*4. Have you read the ACSO Hiring Standards and can you meet these standards?*YesNoNote If selected to receive a conditional offer of employment, a polygraph examination will be administered to verify your responses to the standards. View Hiring Standards5. ACSO policy is to only hire applicants who do not smoke or use simulated smoking products. As you have read the ACSO Hiring Standards, we ask applicants to refrain from smoking tobacco or using simulated tobacco products. Have you smoked any of the following products in the past three  months: cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette, vaporizer, pipe, hookah, and/or cloves? Chewing tobacco and snuff are excluded.*YesNoEmployment History6. Are there any other jobs you have held in the past five  years that you have not mentioned on your application, such as part-time, short-term jobs, internships.*YesNoIf yes, please give us the name of the employer, dates of employment, job title, ending pay, and reason for leaving.7. Please explain any gaps in employment over the last 5 years.* Note If yes on any of the following questions 8 - 16, please explain at the bottom of this section. 8. Did you ever leave any of your past jobs under less than favorable conditions, i.e., bad feelings or tensions?*YesNo9. Have you ever been "fired" or let go?*YesNo10. Have you ever been told or asked to leave a job?*YesNo11. Have you ever resigned in lieu of termination?*YesNo12. Have you ever left a job under mutual agreement?*YesNo13. Have you ever walked off a job?*YesNo14. Are there any employers to which you DID NOT give appropriate notice when leaving?*YesNo15. Would any past employers provide less than favorable recommendations?*YesNo16. Would any of your past employers not rehire you?*YesNoOn questions 8-16, please explain any question to which you answered yes.17. Should we contact your current or previous supervisors, what would they say about your work performance, attendance, punctuality, attitude, reason for leaving?*18. What are the best/worst things[s] someone will say about you at current/previous employers?BEST:*WORST*19. Have you ever been:• Reprimanded [oral or written]?*YesNo• Counselled for job performance issue[s]?*YesNo• Suspended?*YesNo• Demoted?*YesNo• Placed on job-related probation?*YesNoIf yes, please explain below. Note If yes on any of the following questions 20 - 29, (excluding the first part of question 28) please explain at the bottom of this section. 20. Have you ever been the subject of a workplace or internal investigation regarding allegations of misconduct and/or violations of company/organization policies?*YesNo21. Has a customer or coworker ever made a complaint against you?*YesNo22. Have you ever falsified any official report or work document, to include time/attendance documents?*YesNo23. Have you ever helped someone cover up their inappropriate/illegal actions at work?*YesNo24. Have you ever released, given away, been coerced, or received any kind of compensation for providing any sensitive or confidential information to persons without the need to know?*YesNo25. Theft/Integrity: Have you ever taken anything from an employer for which you did not have permission, other than very limited items of consumable office supplies such as pens, pencils, paper?*YesNo26. Have you ever taken and converted any company-owned equipment to personal use?*YesNo27. Have you ever taken money or other financial instrument from an employer?*YesNo28. Have you ever been issued a company credit card?*YesNoIf so, did you ever use it to purchase items for strictly personal use and/or not authorized by policyYesNo29. Have you ever used a company-owned computer or other information technology device in an unprofessional/inappropriate manner? This would include the introduction of unauthorized, pirated software and/or accessing pornographic, inappropriate sites?*YesNoOn questions 20 - 29 (excluding the first part of question 28), please explain any question to which you answered yes.Illegal Drug Use30. In the past three  years have you used marijuana? This includes cannabis, hashish, oils, edibles, vaporizers or any other substance containing THC or CBD in both natural and synthetic forms. This includes usage in states and countries where marijuana has been legalized and for medical use.*YesNo31. In the past five  years have you used ANY illegal drugs? Cocaine [crack or powder]? Methamphetamine? Heroin? LSD? Opium? PCP? Psilocybin mushrooms? Ecstasy? [If yes, please provide specifics – date[s], number of times, how/where acquired].*YesNo32. Since March 2011, have you used Bath Salts and/or Spice?*YesNo33. Have you ever misused or abused any prescription drug[s] whether it was yours or someone else’s?*YesNo34. Have you ever purchased, injected or used illegal steroids?*YesNo35. Have you ever snorted, inhaled, or huffed any substances such as glue or paint in order to get high?*YesNo36. Have you EVER used ANY illegal drugs? This includes usage in states or countries where drugs are legally accessible.*YesNo37. Have you ever purchased, manufactured, grown, sold, and/or transported ANY illegal drugs? [If yes, please provide specifics – date[s], number of times, involved substances, location[s].*YesNoIf yes, on any questions 30 - 37, please provide specifics - dates[s], number of times, how/where acquired.Law Enforcement Involvement38. Have you ever been: Note If yes on any of the following questions, please explain at the bottom of this section. Arrested?*YesNoDetained by law enforcement for any reason?*YesNoServed with a protection order, a no contact order, or a restraining order?*YesNoContacted by LE for any other reason[s], to include coming to your home or workplace?*YesNoConvicted of ANY felony?*YesNo(A case-by-case review of juvenile felony convictions will occur. Withheld judgments as convictions also apply.)Convicted of ANY misdemeanor?*YesNo(Convictions of domestic battery, child abuse, stalking, or “peeping tom” offenses are considered disqualifying.)On question 38, please explain any question to which you answered yes.39. Do you have regular contact or dealings with anyone who: Note If yes, please explain at the bottom of this section. Uses illegal drugs?*YesNoIs under criminal investigation?*YesNoIs currently on probation or parole?*YesNoIs currently, or within the past 6 months, in jail or prison?*YesNoOn question 39, please explain any question to which you answered yes. Note If yes on any of the following questions, please provide specifics such as dates, last occurrence, and/or any relevant details. 40. Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of or associated with a criminal enterprise, street gang, or any group that advocates violence?*YesNo41. Have you ever engaged in domestic violence?*YesNo42. As an adult, have you ever physically injured another person?*YesNo43. Have you been convicted of DUI in the past three years?*YesNo44. Has your driver’s license been suspended in the past three  years relating to refusal to submit to DUI chemical test or points accumulated due to moving traffic violations?*YesNo45. Have you ever operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence [i.e.,“buzzed”] to the extent you felt impaired and should not have driven?*YesNo46. Have you ever testified in court?*YesNoIf so, have you ever given false or altered testimony?*YesNoN/A47. Have you ever been sued in civil court?*YesNoIf yes on any question 40 - 47 (excluding the first part of 46), please provide specifics such as dates, last occurrence, and/or any relevant details.Other48. Do you have active applications with other Law Enforcement agencies, city/county/state agencies, or corporate entities?*YesNoIf yes, please provide the name of the agency and the status of your application.*49. Have you previously applied with other Law Enforcement agencies?*YesNoIf yes, please provide the name of the agency, when you applied and what the results were.*50. What else would you like to be known about you that is applicable to the job you have applied for or that is related to our hiring standards?