Application Process

The City of Pocatello only accepts electronic applications. The City of Pocatello will not accept any hard-copy applications, resumes, or cover letters. Applications may be rejected if the documents required in the job posting are not attached.

All City jobs are posted in the CivicHR program. To best avoid problems with uploading required application documents, applicants should convert documents to a .pdf file. Additionally, applicants should apply only from a PC and not use a cell phone or tablet as these are not compatible with the application system.

All new hires are subject to background screening prior to hire. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

All positions in the Pocatello Police Department prohibit illegal drug use in the last three (3) years. This includes the use of drugs that may be legal in other states.

Public Safety

The City’s Police and Fire Department conduct testing to develop lists for future hires.  

  • Pocatello Police Department: Testing occurs each October with the application opening at the end of August each year.   The Pocatello Police Department accepts Lateral Police and Lateral Dispatch applications year-round by directly contacting the Training Sargent at policerecruiting@pocatello.us.
  • Pocatello Fire Department: Testing occurs in January of odd-numbered years with the application opening in November of even-numbered years. The Fire Department follows the established Civil Service Rules.