Human Resources


Planning and Zoning Department


If you have curiosity, drive, and the want to learn new things and challenge yourself, this position has a lot of potential for growth as well as an established role in county government. We are happy to teach and train the right person, no extensive experience required. Above all, our office strives for a cohesive work environment. With a fulltime position, Jerome County offers a multitude of benefits.

The position of Administrative Assistant will have a major role in the Planning and Zoning Department and a minor role with the Building Department. Experience in customer service, typical administrative tasks, word and excel are preferred. Better than average writing skills and attention to details is a plus as is a general knowledge of Jerome County.

The position will assist the Planning and Zoning Administrator and the Building Official with some of the following tasks:

• Prepare Reports and Meeting Minutes

• Research Property Inquiries

• Process Building Permits

• Scan and File Documents

• Schedule Appointments

• Accounts Payable

Jerome County provides a retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and PTO benefits. The position will start between $14.00 and $15.00 D.O.E. The job description and employment applications are available at the Jerome County Planning & Zoning Office located at 300 North Lincoln, Room 200, Jerome, Idaho or by calling 208-644-2750 for more information. Accepting applications until the position is filled. Please hand-deliver the application to the Planning and Zoning Office at the address noted above.



Part/Time Male Drug Testing Tech 


Department:              Misdemeanor Probation              Reports to:    Department Administrator       

Date Established:  05/2021                                   Salary: $13.00




The primary function would be to; complete drug screening, maintains accurate documentation and sends samples to the lab.  The Jerome County drug testing tech must possess good communication skills, the ability to work with a diverse population of clients, and attention to detail for records and requirements documentation. The work is performed under the supervision of an elected official or department head, with latitude allowed for independent judgment and initiative. Work is usually performed in an office environment at no more than 19 ½ hours/per week.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)

  • Enters data into computer and prints out drug testing requisition form for each sample that is sent to the averhealth lab;
  • Conducts drug and alcohol testing using assigned instruments and records results;
  • Interpret test results and instruct client on next steps, depending on the individual’s program;
  • Processes out going drug test samples and will take samples to required drop off  mail location;
  • Maintains accurate documentation;
  • Responds to commissioners, elected officials, county employees and citizens questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
  • Performs time management and scheduling functions;
  • Keeps immediate supervisor fully and accurately informed of concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate co-workers to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all cases;
  • Assists other departments and county employees as needed or requested;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with county policies, procedures and safety practices.


  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. 




Knowledge of:


  • Drug testing techniques and instrumentation requirements;
  • Accurate documentation;
  • Basic computer knowledge;
  • Customer service procedures and techniques.

Skill and Ability to:


  • Correctly use the instrumentation essential to carry out testing activities.
  • Speak clearly and communicate accurate information to others;
  • Listen carefully to, understand, and effectively communicate through oral, written, and interpersonal communication channels;   
  • Follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Work independently and exercise initiative, with general guidance and supervision;  
  • Use good judgment to make sound and reasonable decisions and problem-solving skills to respond to customer service needs in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
  • Perform all duties in accordance with County policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.



  • High school diploma or GED;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered;
  • Must successfully pass background investigation relevant to the position and remain in good standing for the duration of employment with the county. 



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, bend, stoop, use hands to keyboard or type, handle or manipulate papers and file. The employee may lift/move office supplies or other items weighing up to 25 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this classification include close and distance vision to examine documents and perform computer work. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing abilities required by this classification include those which permit the employee to discern verbal communication and communicate effectively in person and by telephone. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in an office setting where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to persons who are incarcerated or involved in controversial situations.