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Chief Probation Officer David C. Congdon

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse.  In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Please refer to General Order No. 419 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.

Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
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Employment in Idaho
Employment In Idaho

Employment with the District of Idaho:  U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services employ three general position classifications: Probation Officer, Administrative Support, and Information Technology Specialist.  All positions will be advertised when vacant on the Careers tab at the website.  The keyword for searches will be the position titles above.

Our most current announcement is below.

Updated on Mar 16, 2020
Job Requirements for Officers

The duties of a U.S. Probation Officer are found here. In addition, the applicable professional standards for appointment and rentention are found on the USCOURTS.GOV website.

GIven the unique duties and law enforcement status of a federal probation officer, applicants must be appointed prior to their 37th birthday and meet physical standards for the position.

Updated on Aug 02, 2018
Training Requirements

The training requirements for a newly appointed United States Probation Officer are developed within each District.  In addition, successful applicants will participate in the Initial Probation and Pretrial Training conducted at the National Training Academy in North Charleston, South Carolina.  This site is co-located with, and a partner of, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

In the District of Idaho, personal development is a critical element of our success and is embedded within our Strategic Plan.  All employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of training annually with most receiving well over that amount in their early careers.

Updated on Feb 27, 2014

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