Contact Information

For general employment questions, contact the Auditor's Office at (208) 883-2249.

Employment Opportunities

Latah County Positions

Job Title: Legal Assistant

Status: Open - Accepting Applications

Department: Prosecutor's Office

Minimum Starting Salary: $2,630

Hours: Full-time

The Latah County Prosecutor's Office has an opening for a full-time Legal Assistant. Legal experience preferred.

Salary Range: $2,630 to $2,754 per month DOE and qualifications plus county benefits

Required: Typing speed of 60 wpm

Contact the Latah County Prosecutor's Office at 208-883-2246 or for application information. Position is open until a suitable candidate is identified so interested parties should submit application materials as soon as possible.

Job Title: Clerical Assistant

Status: Open - Accepting Applications

Department: Extension Office

Hours: Part-time

Salary $12.47/Hour

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

Job Description Provides part-time clerical support for the Extension faculty, staff, and their educational outreach programs conducted in Latah County within the framework of the policies and directives of the United States Department of Agriculture, University of Idaho Extension and the Board of Latah County Commissioners.


  • Collects and receives fees from the public and writes receipts.
  • Greets public coming into office or calling by telephone, responds to routine questions, and relays accurate messages or directs calls to appropriate extension personnel.
  • Type letters, reports, news articles, news releases, meeting notices, minutes, agendas, forms, and other documents where knowledge of format is necessary.
  • Accurately inputs program data into computer.
  • Formats, duplicates, and collates class handouts, educational brochures, training materials, and newsletters.
  • Prepares, records, and dispatches outgoing electronic, facsimile, bulk, first class, and penalty mail in compliance with current University of Idaho, U.S. Postal Service, and federal regulations.
  • Files correspondence, reference publications, distribution publications, and other office documents; maintains and has knowledge of all administrative, distribution, and reference filing systems in the office.
  • Operates office equipment including computer, photocopy machine, calculator, fax machine, and other office equipment.
  • Assists in maintaining and updating inventory of publications and resource materials for county extension and 4-H programs.


  • Assists county office staff at Latah County Fair and other events as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.


  • High school diploma.
  • Computer competencies to perform office functions efficiently and accurately (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Explorer).
  • At least 13 months of clerical experience Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and track multiples tasks and projects.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Able to work additional hours during the Latah County Fair and other events as needed.
  • Pleasant and courteous demeanor.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
  • Able to work with little supervision.

Typical Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting with intermittent moving in an office environment, lifting of office supplies, talking and hearing (in person and on telephone), memorizing and seeing (e.g., documents, etc.).
  • Manual dexterity to perform office functions (e.g., writing and typing.).
  • Ability to convey and receive detailed information through oral and written communications.

Applications can be obtained online at Job Application. Completed applications should be submitted to the Latah County Extension Office at 220 E 5th ST - Room 325, Moscow.

Full description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant/Driver’s License Examiner

Status: Open - Accepting Applications

Department: Sheriff's Office

Minimum Starting Salary: $14.43/hour

Hours: Part-time

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

Description: The Latah County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff and Driver’s License Examiner.

Salary Range: $14.43 to $21.58 per hour, DOE.

Duties: The primary job duties include performing a variety of administrative and clerical services to the Sheriff and serve s as a part-time Driver’s License Examiner.


  • Applicants must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, graduation from an accredited program in secretarial studies or one (1) year of prior experience in clerical function, which included typing may be substituted in place of the secretarial program.

  • Applicants must be able to type a minimum of 40 wpm and be able to operate a variety of office machines, including computers, cash register, printer, copier, scanner, shredder, and ten key. Additionally, successful applicants must undergo a background investigation.

Applications and full job descriptions may be obtained at the Latah County Sheriff’s Office, 522 S Adams Street, Moscow, ID 83843, the Latah County website, or by calling Chief Deputy Tim Besst, 208-882-2216, ext.3391.


Latah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans’ Preference:

Latah County provides veterans’ preference in appointment to preference eligible applicants as defined by Idaho Code, Title 65, Chapter 5. If you wish to seek this preference, please complete the information on the employment application and provide a copy of your DD214 and, if applicable, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating your disability determination. Documentation must be received before the closing date of the position you are applying for.

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According to 2000 U.S. Census Bureau information, Latah County has a population of 34,935. Find more Latah County statistics.

The City of Moscow has a population of approximately 18,000 and is the location of the University of Idaho.

The City of Pullman is located 7 miles west of Moscow in the state of Washington, has a population of approximately 22,500 and is the location of Washington State University.