Job Openings & Upcoming Events

The following are jobs that are open within the field of law enforcement. Most job openings are sent by members of the association for posting. However, those members are in no way able to enhance a person's ability to get any of the posted jobs. Please check dates of the job openings to make sure they are still current.



Urbandale Police Hiring Officer

Deadline: Oct. 16

Summary Description

Under the general direction of the Sergeant/Captain, performs law enforcement and crime prevention services for the safety and protection of life and property in the Urbandale community.  Preserves peace, order, safety, problem resolution and educates the Urbandale community.  Also performs investigative work in preparation for arrests and/or criminal prosecution.

Routine Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Interprets and enforces municipal state and federal regulations, codes, laws, or ordinances, for the protections and education in assigned areas of the City.
• Responds to immediate calls for services in the answering of complaints, including handling “walk-in” complaints.
• Conducts uniformed preventative patrols in a 24 hour a day, seven day a week environment.
• Conducts preliminary investigations of crimes and completes appropriate reports, including, but not limited to: major crimes; traffic; theft; personal/familial and neighborhood disputes/assaults; intoxication; residential/commercial security alarms; etc.
• Prepares and completes supplementary reports related to complaints and investigations.
• Makes determination to arrest and processes arrested subject(s), which includes, but is not limited to: searching and/or seizing persons, vehicles, and/or property; collecting, preserving and processing evidence; interviewing victims/witnesses/suspects; transporting offenders; testifying in court proceedings; etc.
• Identifies and corrects safety hazards around public roadways, including, but not limited to: crash analysis, accident investigations; assisting stalled motorists or disabled vehicles; directing and controlling traffic; providing information on hazardous street conditions (e.g. non-working traffic signals, visibility during blizzards, flooded roadways, etc.), impounding vehicles, checking vehicle registration, issues traffic citations, etc.
• Acts as a partner with citizens, neighborhood groups, school systems, etc. in the resolution and identification of problems and/or for education etc., which may include, but is not limited to: referrals to other agencies; welfare checks; unlocking motor vehicles; education on law enforcement and crime prevention related topics, assisting with animal control related calls, serving subpoenas, delivery of council or court papers/materials; Civil Code Enforcement, etc.
• Assists in emergency situations, including, but not limited to: responding to Fire and EMS calls; watching and reporting on potentially severe weather conditions, etc.
• Inspects and maintains vehicle and all related law enforcement equipment
• May be assigned to specialized police responsibilities and/or units, such as, but not limited to: Accident Investigation (AI); Field Training Officer; Community Restorative Justice Partnership, Firearms Instructor; Bike Patrol; DARE Officer; Suburban Narcotics Unit and other assigned task forces; Special Response Team (SWAT); etc.
• May provide direction and oversight to one or more Urbandale Police Reserve Officer(s).
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Periodic Job Duties/Responsibilities
• Assists in receiving, searching, booking, fingerprinting, photographing and supervising prisoners
• Orders and maintains equipment and supplies.

Typical QualificationsQualified candidates will possess a High School Diploma or GED and 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours in an accredited college or university in diversified academic subjects.  Not to be included are technical or occupation courses; however, technical or community college credits will be considered if credits are in criminal justice, liberal arts, or a closely related field.
3 years of active military duty will substitute for the education requirement.
Applicants must be 21 years of age on or before the date of written entrance examination, a citizen of the United States at the time of application, and have no felony convictions or convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude.
Applicants must have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20 and a valid Iowa Driver’s License.
Certification as an Iowa Police Officer, NCIC Certification, and CPR/First Aid/AED certifications are required within twelve months of employment.
Positions filled within the Urbandale Police Department require those hired to reside within a 50 mile radius of the Police Department.Supplemental Information

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION THOROUGHLY!!
A completed City application and a copy of your OFFICIAL school transcripts or DD214 must be submitted by the application deadline. The preferred method to submit documentation is to scan a copy of your official school transcripts or DD214 – then attach the copy to your application. You may also send documentation via email to kkanne@urbandale.org. We do not need your original official school transcripts – a copy is sufficient.
The Civil Service examination includes the physical agility test, the POST, a written questionnaire, a scored onsite oral board interview and a background investigation.  Candidates must pass each component to be considered.
The physical agility test, POST and written questionnaire will be administered on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  More information regarding the testing location and times will be sent to qualifying candidates.
*Note – we will accept passing Cooper physical fitness test scores from other agencies within the state of Iowa. If you have passed the Cooper physical fitness test on or after July 16, 2019, we will accept test results directly from that agency. The agency can email results to kkanne@urbandale.org. Candidates must still complete all other components of the testing process.
POST exam study guides will be available free of charge to candidates requesting a copy.  Requests may be made to cunderwood@urbandale.org. Please include your name and mailing address when requesting a study guide.
Applicants who have a passing POST score on file since November 2, 2018 may choose to waive the POST exam.  Those without a passing POST score on file within the past year are required to take the exam.
Interviews will be conducted on/around November 12, 2019. The Civil Service eligible list will be certified by approximately mid-November 2019.
All candidate communication will be via the City’s online career site: governmentjobs.com (Neogov). It is important that all candidates submit a valid email address in their application to receive information regarding all components of the selection process including testing locations, dates and test times.
Link *HERE* for details regarding the physical agility assessment.  All applicants taking the Urbandale Police Department physical agility assessment must sign a release waiver of liability prior to testing.  This waiver is provided to candidates invited to the physical.  Link *HERE (Download PDF reader)* for information from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on how to prepare for the physical test, including a recommended workout schedule.
Finalists will be subject to a post-offer physical, including drug testing, a polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation.  Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA accommodations related to the selection process to the Human Resources Department, in writing, prior to the application deadline.
Those meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to reapply for future openings if not successful.
The City of Urbandale is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and applicants of the City.  No personnel decision or action shall be unlawfully influenced in any manner by consideration of an individual’s race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal laws.

 

City of Burlington hiring Officer

Deadline: Oct. 16 at 5p.m.

Application and Details of job can be found on the city’s website at www.burlingtoniowa.org

Applications are due on Oct. 16 by 5p.m. and can be mailed to:

Burlington Police Department

% Lt.  Thomson

201 Jefferson Street

Burlington, Iowa  52601

University of Iowa hiring Officer 2

Apply to the University of Iowa for the unique opportunity to police a university community! Patrol campus and make a positive impact on the University of Iowa by creating meaningful influence between students and the surrounding community.  Officers have the opportunity to participate in intramurals, community service projects, educational programs, and student organizational liaison programs. In addition to student outreach, enjoy departmental benefits, including: choosing your own schedule, paid training, paid uniform and equipment, and a generous retirement package.

*This is the entry level classification for becoming a fully certified police officer who can perform the full range of officer duties.*

 Duties to include:

  • Patrols the university campus and outlying property to protect life and property;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answer calls on foot, bicycle, or squad car to prevent and detect law violations and apprehend violators
  • Prepares written investigative reports and documentation;
  • Investigates harm, damage or threats of potential harm, or damage to persons or property by interviewing witnesses and conducting visual or audio surveillance or searches;
  • Use sound logic and independent judgement to react quickly and appropriately in dangerous and emergency situations;
  • Provide safety services to University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students;
  • Exercises judgment in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures;
  • Works with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Schedule Rotating: Scheduled 12 hours shifts, 6:00am to 6:00pm or 6:00pm to 6:00am. Overtime opportunities available for special events and athletic events as well as additional department needs.

Location Department of Public SafetyUniversity Capitol Center

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

 The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is responsible for emergency response on the University of Iowa campus. Our mission is to provide each member of the UI community with a sense of security throughout campus by creating a safe learning environment at all times and educating students, faculty and staff in matters of protection and personal responsibility.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Possession of certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as a Law Enforcement Officer,or
  2. Possession of law enforcement certification in another state and successful completion of all application and examination requirements as outlined in Iowa Administrative Code 501-3.8(80B).

 License Certification Requirement:

 Iowa Law Enforcement Officer Certification; or

Possession of law enforcement certification in another state and successful completion of all application and examination requirements as outlined in Iowa Administrative Code 501-3.8(80B); and

Valid Driver’s license is required and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety driving Standards.

 Desirable Qualifications

Ability to maintain a professional and respectable demeanor with the public that fosters good relations.

  • Awareness of the role that the Department of Public Safety plays in campus security and how the department supports the accomplishment of the University of Iowa’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively.
  • Previous experience with high stress / dynamic work situations.
  • Ability to adapt, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks.
  • Intermediate to proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of communication skills, oral and written, in order to interact effectively with people from various and diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree

Application details

Please provide your education and work history as part of the application process. Merit job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

 *Applicant will be contacted regarding the next step in the hiring process, including completion of recruitment packet, scheduling physical agility and POST testing.*

 Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Police Officer II
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Full-time

Compensation

  • Pay Level: 15
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 49255.92

Contact Information

  • Organization: Finance & Operations (General)
  • Contact Name: Lucy Wiederholt
  • Contact Email: lucy-wiederholt@uiowa.edu

University of Iowa Police hiring Officer 1

Apply to the University of Iowa for the unique opportunity to police a university community! Patrol campus and make a positive impact on the University of Iowa by creating meaningful influence between students and the surrounding community.  Officers have the opportunity to participate in intramurals, community service projects, educational programs, and student organizational liaison programs. In addition to student outreach, enjoy departmental benefits, including: choosing your own schedule, paid training, paid uniform and equipment, and a generous retirement package.

*This is the entry level classification for becoming a fully certified police officer who can perform the full range of officer duties.*

 Duties to include:

  • Under general supervision, patrols the university campus and outlying property to protect life and property;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answer calls on foot, bicycle, or squad car to prevent and detect law violations and apprehend violators;
  • Prepares written investigative reports and documentation;
  • Investigates harm, damage or threats of potential harm, or damage to persons or property by interviewing witnesses and conducting visual or audio surveillance or searches;
  • Use sound logic and independent judgement to react quickly and appropriately in dangerous and emergency situations;
  • Provide safety services to University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students;
  • Exercises judgment in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures;
  • Works with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Schedule Rotating: Scheduled 12 hours shifts, 6:00am to 6:00pm or 6:00pm to 6:00am. Overtime opportunities available for special events and athletic events as well as additional department needs.

Location Department of Public SafetyUniversity Capitol Center

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

 The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is responsible for emergency response on the University of Iowa campus. Our mission is to provide each member of the UI community with a sense of security throughout campus by creating a safe learning environment at all times and educating students, faculty and staff in matters of protection and personal responsibility.

 Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  1. 1.Eligible to enroll in the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and complete the required field training program. (ILEA requirements can be found at: https://ileatraining.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/239/MenuGroup/Home.htm
  2. High school diploma or equivalent.
  1. 18 years old at date of hire.
  1. United States citizen.

 License Requirement:

Valid Driver’s license is required and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety driving Standards.

 Desirable Qualifications

Ability to maintain a professional and respectable demeanor with the public that fosters good relations.

  • Awareness of the role that the Department of Public Safety plays in campus security and how the department supports the accomplishment of the University of Iowa’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively.
  • Previous experience with high stress / dynamic work situations.
  • Ability to adapt, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks.
  • Intermediate to proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of communication skills, oral and written, in order to interact effectively with people from various and diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree

 Application details

Please provide your education and work history as part of the application process. Merit job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

 *Applicant will be contacted regarding the next step in the hiring process, including completion of recruitment packet, scheduling physical agility and POST testing.*

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Police Officer I
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Full-time

Compensation

  • Pay Level: 14
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 47147.04

Contact Information

Organization: Finance & Operations (General)

  • Contact Name: Lucy Wiederholt
  • Contact Email: lucy-wiederholt@uiowa.edu

City of Altoona hiring Records Technician for Police Department

DEADLINE: 10/18/2019 CITY OF ALTOONA RECORDS TECHNICIAN/ALTOONA POLICE

DEPARTMENT SALARY: STARTING AT $21.65 TO $29.20 PER HOUR,OPENING DATE:10/3/2019

CLOSING DATE: 10/18/2019, INFORMATION:THE CITY OF ALTOONA IS ACCEPTING

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT  RECORDS TECHNICIAN AT THE ALTOONA

POLICE DEPARTMENT.PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:PRIMARY FUNCTIONS ARE TO

PROVIDE CUSTOMER SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING POLICE SERVICES,MAINTAIN

POLICE RECORDS, AND PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. ENTRY REQUIREMENT AND

SKILLS:TWO (2)  THREE (3) YEARS IN GENERAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT,

CUSTOMER SERVICE, RECORD-KEEPING AND GENERAL ACCOUNTING. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

AND/OR GED EQUIVALENT REQUIRED. KNOWLEDGE OF AND PROFICIENCY WITH PERSONAL

COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MICROSOFT WORD, MICROSOFT EXCEL, FBI UNIFORM CRIME

REPORTING (UCR), TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL SOFTWARE (TRACS), NATIONAL CRIME

INFORMATION COMPUTER (NCIC), ON-LINE WANTS AND ARTICLES (IOWA) SYSTEM,

LASERFICHE DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT. POST OFFER EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL AND DRUG SCREEN

REQUIRED. HOW TO APPLY:ALTOONA IS A SKILLED IOWA PARTICIPANT; CANDIDATES CAN

FIND OUT MORE AT WWW.SKILLEDIOWA.ORG. APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A

CITY APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT

HTTP://WWW.ALTOONA-IOWA.COM/I-WANT-TO/FIND-JOB-OPENINGS/ AND SUBMIT

A RESUME AND COVER LETTER SPECIFYING INTEREST TO CITY OF ALTOONA, ATTN: AMY

HILL, 407 8TH ST SE, ALTOONA,IOWA 50009. PLEASE INCLUDE CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS,

PHONE NUMBER(S), AND E-MAIL ADDRESS.EOE

Decorah Police hiring Full Time 911 Dispatcher

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 16, 2019 AT 5:00PM – 911 DISPATCHER, DECORAH POLICE DEPT.

FULL TIME 9-1-1 DISPATCHER – CITY OF DECORAH. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT

& 18 YEARS OF AGE.  APPLICANT MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ALL SHIFTS TO INCLUDE NIGHTS,

HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. COMPETITIVE WAGE AND EXCELLENT BENEFITS. APPLICATIONS

AVAILABLE AT DECORAH POLICE DEPT. OR AT WWW.DECORAHIA.ORG , FOLLOW LINKS TO

POLICE DEPARTMENT & EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION DEADLINE 5 PM, OCTOBER 16, 2019. 400

CLAIBORNE DR, DECORAH, IA 52101. POSITION SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT

PSYCHOLOGICAL/PHYSICAL EXAM INCLUDING DRUG TESTING. EEO, VETERAN & DISABILITY.

Story County hiring Telecommunicator

DEADLINE: OCT 15, 2019 STORY CO SO/TELECOMMUNICATOR

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED AT THE STORY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

WE OFFER A PROFESSIONAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT WITH A COMPETITIVE

SALARY STARTING AT $42,785.60/YEAR ALONG WITH A BENEFITS PACKAGE.

THE APPLICAITON, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, MAY BE FOUND ONLINE AT

WWW.STORYCOUNTYIOWA.GOV UNDER “EMPLOYMENT”.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND

SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN NOON ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15,2019.  FAXED OR E-MAILED

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  A COMPETITIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION WILL BE

ADMINISTERED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29,2019.