Adams County IdahoWelcome to Adams County, Idaho

Adams County in the state of Idaho was established March 3, 1911 and named for America’s second president, John Adams. It is comprised of 1,376 square miles of mountains, forests, rivers, and high desert and is bordered on the west by Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Our county is home to approximately 4,000 residents and include the communities of Bear, Council, Cuprum, Goodrich, Fruitvale, Indian Valley, Mesa New Meadows and Pinehurst. Council, Idaho is the county seat and is known for being the meeting place of the Nez Perce and Shoshoni Indians.

Adams County is a great recreational area. Here you can camp, fish, hunt, hike, swim, horseback ride, and pick huckleberries. In the winter, there are plenty of activities such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and down hill skiing. We welcome you to Adams County!


What's New


 1.  The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of:   

 Public Safety Communication Operator

Qualified applicants will be put on a recruiting list for future employment.

Written testing, drug testing and/or a background investigation may be conducted. Interviews shall be granted based upon a review of application and supporting documentation.
All applicants shall be at least 18 years of age.
Additionally the successful applicant is required to
• Possess a current Idaho driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent/G.E.D.
• Additional qualifications include the ability to use common computer based applications e.g. Power Point, Word, Excel, and proprietary record management software.
Salary $12.91-$13.70 per hour DOQ

Employment Application

The application period is open until filled.

2.  The Adams County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of:

Adams County Road & Bridge Supervisor

The Board of Adams County Commissioners has an opening for the Adams County Road & Bridge Supervisor position.  The full time position comes with a benefit package.  Starting date would be March 30, 2015.  The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, have supervisory abilities, and enjoy working with the public.  Adams County is an equal opportunity employer.  The deadline for applications is Friday, February 27, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.  Full job description and application are available at the Clerk’s Office or Road and Bridge department.  Email requests to 

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