Deputy Sheriff

Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie, IA

$27.77 – $36.85 Hourly

9/30/2022 11:59 PM Central

A Deputy Sheriff is responsible for the performance of law enforcement duties in an effort to protect life and property, enforce local, state and federal laws and to prevent, detect and/or investigate criminal activity.

Minimum Employment Qualifications

Age: All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age upon hire with the exception of clerical positions. Clerical staff must be eighteen (18) years of age.

Education: Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Residence: Applicant DOES NOT have to be a resident of Iowa to apply. Once employed, Deputy Sheriff’s must meet residency requirements including proximity to Pottawattamie County and meet departmental response policy guidelines.
Physical Requirements: All applicants are required by law to be in acceptable physical and mental condition to perform his/her duties as specified by the specific job description.

Driving Record:
All applicants required to drive must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record. It is indicative of the applicant’s respect for traffic laws and other characteristics such as good judgment, physical and mental coordination, and respect for others. An applicant, who has been convicted of the following offenses, will be evaluated to determine if their application will be denied:

  • Alcohol/drug related driving offenses, including deferred judgment and sentences.
  • A failure to stop and render aid.
  • Perjury or making false statements during driver licensing procedures from any state.