Human Resources

Pottawattamie County's Application Process

Thank you for your interest in employment with Pottawattamie County. To apply, visit our job openings page and click on the job title you are interested in and click the "Apply" link. If there is no "Apply" link, please see the job posting for instructions on how to apply. 

If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. Click "Login" in the upper right corner of this page to create an account. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" page.  This application can be saved and used to apply for future job openings.

Be advised: It is highly recommended that all fields of the application be filled in with your education and experience. The application is the primary record reviewed to determine your eligibility for employment. Resumes and cover letters may be attached to provide information in a different format. All of the information on your resume should be included in the application fields. Please do not use 'see resume' in the application fields.

If you need to amend or correct an application that has been submitted, you will need to submit a second application before the filing deadline.  If you submit more than one copy of an application for a single job posting, your last application filed will be processed.

After you submit your application for a position, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application from  

Note: Email will be the County's main method to communicate with you about the status of the position you applied for.

You may choose to unsubscribe from receiving Job Application emails, emails that provide you with your qualification status for each vacancy applied for. If you do so, you will need to log into your account and view your Notices or click "Applications" and "History" under the vacancy of interest to check your status. Please check this frequently if you choose to remain unsubscribed. To subscribe again - log into your account and enable Job Application emails.

By applying for a job with Pottawattamie County, you are asserting that you have provided accurate information; questions you answer are truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability. You assert that you have read and understood all questions. You agree to ensure that answers to all questions are consistent with your application information and all attached documents. It is important that your application shows all the relevant education and experience you possess.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If you provide false, inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete information in your application, or if you fail to disclose information requested in the application, you will not be eligible for employment.
Pottawattamie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin or any other status protected by federal or state law. You may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process by contacting the Human Resources Department at 712-328-5799.
Pottawattamie County conducts pre-employment screenings which may include but are not limited to medical examinations, credit checks, drug testing and criminal background checks.  The pre-employment screenings required are based upon the position for which you are applying.
Pottawattamie County participates in E-Verify.
Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized county employees have access to the information submitted.

Jana Lemrick
Jana Lemrick
Human Resources Director

Pottawattamie County has provided me a platform to challenge myself and to grow both professionally and personally. What really sets Pott County apart though is the people. The public we serve and the coworkers we spend our days with make the job fulfilling and rewarding.

Andrew, Recorder
8 Years with Pottawattamie County
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Phone (712) 328-5799
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Second Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501