Deputy Sheriff

Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County Sheriff’s Office

$62,774.40 Annually

12/18/2022 5:00 PM Central

Essential Functions

The Deputy Sheriff performs work involving general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of County laws and other pertinent local and State laws; may be assigned to any of the divisions of the Department; and performs work under general supervision, which involves an element of personal danger.

Each of the following job duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Sheriff are performed on an ongoing regular basis unless otherwise noted. The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Enforcing the laws of the County and all other pertinent local and State laws
  • Patrolling an assigned area, checking doors and windows and examining premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to detect any suspicious conditions in a motorized police vehicle
  • Investigating suspicious conditions and complaints and making arrests of persons who violate the law
  • Making traffic arrests and giving violation tickets to those who break traffic laws, aiding motorists, and investigating traffic accidents
  • Assisting in cases of fires, accidents, rescues, hazardous materials, and disorders in assigned areas as directed
  • Restoring order, regulating traffic and preparing necessary reports
  • Conducting investigations of serious crimes and accidental deaths; preserving the scene of the crime, interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; following up leads and presenting cases to the County Attorney’s Office
  • Serving warrants, subpoenas, and legal papers; handling and supervising evictions, performing repossessions, and placing liens as necessary
  • Performing the duties of a jailer, including booking and processing prisoners, fingerprinting and photographing prisoners, and screening visitors


To qualify for the position of Deputy Sheriff with Linn County you must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship and a resident of Iowa upon employment
  • Age 18 or older and have not reached your 60th birthday at the time of appointment
  • Current Iowa driver’s license or the ability to obtain one before the date of hire
  • Ability to read and write the English language
  • High school diploma or GED