The Recruitment Process
The City of Meridian only accepts online applications for current job openings. When a position becomes available, the Human Resources Department is responsible for the advertising, recruiting, and screening of all job applications. Positions will be advertised in the Idaho Statesman and posted on the City’s website, as well as other websites. The applicants with the appropriate qualifications will be contacted to proceed further in the hiring process.
Applications for Police Officer positions are only accepted when the position is posted as open. Police Officer positions require high school diploma or equivalent, plus a minimum of 60 semester credits from an accredited university or college, or four years’ military service with honorable discharge, or an Idaho Basic POST certificate or out-of-state equivalent certificate. Applicants must have no felony criminal convictions, no misdemeanor convictions within five (5) years and must meet all Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) requirements for certification in the State of Idaho. All qualified applicants will be required to pass a written / physical agility test and an oral board interview in order to proceed into the background phase of the hiring process.
The City of Meridian is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered for position without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or gender expression, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status. Applicants may request accommodation by calling (208) 898-5503.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: The City of Meridian will give a preference in appointment to qualified veterans in accordance with Idaho Code Title 65, Chapter 5.