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IT Systems Operator

Idaho State Police

Open for Recruitment: February 9, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Announcement # 01655076994
Salary Range: $16.40 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

ISP Mission: Providing public safety across the state of Idaho through law enforcement excellence.

There has never been a better time to join the Idaho State Police (ISP)!  ISP is a dynamic force in the mix of entities that provide public safety services to Idaho's citizens and visitors.  In this role you contribute to that cause in supporting our almost 600 employees by providing essential services through our extensive technical and professional expertise.

Today's Idaho is both cosmopolitan and small-town friendly, providing a variety of options that appeal to every taste.  Recently Idaho has been featured nationally for its way of life which includes:

Forbes Boise, Idaho #2 Best Cities for Raising a Family

Forbes Boise, Idaho #20 Best Cities for Young Professionals

Expedia Boise, Idaho North Americas Best Downtowns 2016 Best Places to Live - #27

Outside Mag Best Rocky Mtn Secret

All IT Systems Operator positions require shift work. This includes a requirement to work weekends, holidays, and nights on a rotating basis within the ILETS Network Operations Center (NOC) which is a 24 hour operations center. 

This position starts at $16.40 per hour.

To be hired, you must pass an extensive background investigation which will include credit, work, criminal history, reference checks, FBI fingerprint clearance, and a polygraph exam. Please see the IDAHO STATE POLICE DRUG POLICY listed at the end of this announcement

Typical Duties:

  • This position requires shift work for a 24 hour operations center and is responsible for providing support functions for all ISP computer systems and statewide communications network including using Windows 7 and 10 on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for the Idaho Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (ILETS) help-desk operations and coordination with other agency units
    • These units will include, but are not limited to, the Idaho State Police and a variety of State, County, City and Federal agencies.
  • Monitor the physical security, fire safety, and maintenance status for department complex including the campus camera system
  • Operate and monitor computer equipment and peripheral devices ranging from mainframe or minicomputer equipment to large network computer systems
  • Troubleshoot system operating problems and determine the cause of system interruptions
  • Resolve and coordinate problem resolution with in-house staff and vendors
  • Enforce physical security for computer systems and building access.
  • Some knowledge of Networking
  • Responsible to respond to emergency events as they occur

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to regularly lift 20-50lbs.
  • Experience maintaining and trouble-shooting an operating system using Windows 7 and Windows 10
  • Experience documenting operational problems
  • Experience reading and understanding technical material
  • Experience communicating with vendors, users, and other IT staff
  • Ability to research material and find answer for yourself and others.


The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided on the exam. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Your score will be based on the information you provide. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the Preview Exam link below.  (You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.)  If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.  When updating your online application information, please select Idaho State Police under "Agencies," full-time AND shift 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.


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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.