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Idaho State Police

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Technical Records Specialist 1

Idaho State Police

Open for Recruitment: July 14, 2017 - July 24, 2017
Announcement # 01104039334
Salary Range: $13.06 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

Please Note: This announcement will be used to fill a vacant position within POST at the Idaho State Police, and may be used for open competitive, State Agency Promotional, and/or ISP Promotional applicants.  If you have previously applied for this position with ISP or any other agency and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement.  Previous scores will not be used.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a background investigation and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please see the ISP Drug Policy at the end of this announcement.

POST provides training for as many as 143 different criminal justice agencies.  The Technical Records Specialist assigned to this unit is responsible for:  

  • Provides front-line customer service in person and on the telephone and refers customers to appropriate office or staff,
  • Greets and directs POST academy students/instructors,
  • Process notice of employments,
  • Scan applications for certification, training rosters, training certificates, Council correspondence and minutes, public records, decertification, and instructor certifications, 
  • Update POST telephone list, 
  • Liaison for copier/office machine support,  servicing, and supplies,
  • Maintain file plan/record storage.


  • Monitoring a records system to identify and correct errors,
  • Researching a variety of sources to resolve problems,  
  • Interpreting, explaining and applying regulations, laws, or complex policies to carry out assignments,
  • Entering and retrieving data using a computerized records system.

Specialty Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

  • Ability to keyboard/type at the rate of 40 net wpm or more,
  • Experience working with sensitive or restrictive data,
  • Experience using word processing software to create and modify documents.

Highly Desirable Qualification:

  • Experience determining customers’ needs and making quick assessments on how to route or assist the customers.


Part 1 - Minimum Qualifications (Pass/Fail). Part 2 - Multiple-Choice Written Exam (100).
If you meet the minimum qualifications as shown in Part 1, you will receive a Pass score and can then take Part 2 (the online written examination). You must receive a Pass on Part 1 and a minimum score of 100 on Part 2 in order to be put on the register for these positions.

Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be completed by the closing date of this announcement. Notification of your test results will be available online once you have completed each part of the exam. To preview the minimum qualifications screening exam (Part 1), click on the "Preview Exam" link below (you will not be able to answer the questions from this screen). If you wish to proceed, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

The multiple-choice written examination (Part 2) for this position can only be taken once every three months. Once you apply and take the exam, you can reapply when your score expires. At that time you will need to retake the written examination.  This is a timed exam. You will have 60 minutes to complete this exam. It is recommended that you do not start this exam if there is a chance you will be interrupted. Once you hit the start exam button, your time will continue to count down until your 60 minutes is up. If you do not complete the exam within the 60 minutes, you will have to wait until your three months is up before you can take the exam again.

View Sample Written Exam Questions

How to Apply: Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist, the Minimum Qualifications (Part 1), and the on-line Written Exam (Part 2). When updating your online application information, you must select Idaho State Police under "Agencies," full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift," and Meridian under "Cities."

Idaho State Police Drug Policy

Idaho State Police does not consider for employment, nor accept as a volunteer, any person who has:

  • Used or possessed within the 5 year period immediately preceding application for ISP employment: LSD, PCP, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, or designer drugs (e.g., ecstasy, synthetic cathinones, their chemical derivatives and synthetic equivalents, etc.); if use was prior to 5 years preceding application for employment, the following factors will be considered:
          (1) the frequency of the behavior;
          (2) the quantity of drugs involved; and
          (3) the type of drug;
  • Used or possessed within the 3 year period immediately preceding application of ISP employment: marijuana, inhalants (huffing), anabolic steroids, hallucinogens (psilocybin mushrooms), or synthetic cannabinoids (e.g., spice, K2, etc.);
  • On any occasion illegally manufactured or delivered a controlled substance;
  • Used any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial agency;
  • Been found guilty by a court or jury of driving under the influence of intoxicants within the 5 year period preceding application for ISP employment;
  • Abused prescription drugs (case by case analysis).
  • Other involvement with illegal drugs may be a disqualifier. The Colonel of the Idaho State Police has the authority to make all final hiring decisions.

Also, please note:  ISP’s procedure states that visible tattoos on the head, neck, or hands are prohibited and must either be removed, or covered by an acceptable means that does not deter from the professional image.


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.