Central Control

Control Operator is an entry level non-certified detention staff position whose primary responsibility is to assist the safety, security and movement of staff and incarcerated public offenders in the Blaine County Detention Center.


Control Operators require a high level of multi-tasking ability to operate technical systems for security of the facility including, but not limited to:

  • Cameras
  • Doors
  • Intercoms
  • Radios

Control Operators have a critical role in officer safety, inmate safety, and facility security. 


Control Operators provide visual, radio and camera monitoring of all movements and activities within the Detention Center from their vantage inside Central Control booth. They are responsible for operation of all secure doors entering and exiting our facility. If you are interested in law enforcement and possess a high level of detail, this is a great way to get started in law enforcement.


Full time position with rotating shifts; Good Character and clean background required. Experience not required. Great Benefits. To learn more about the Blaine County Detention Center see our Detention Services page.

Control Operator Qualifications

  • Meet all minimum Hiring Standards
  • Be a U.S. Citizen and at least 19 years of age
  • Possess a valid Idaho Drivers License
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Pass a Computer Skills Test with a minimum typing speed of 20 words per minute
  • Pass background investigation, oral board interviews and polygraph

It is highly recommended you contact our hiring coordinator to arrange to observe this position after you submit your application. For more information, see our Control Operator Job Description (PDF).


Control Operators generally work four, 10-hour shifts per week. The schedule rotation includes days, nights, weekends, graveyard and holidays.

Control Operator Desk