Jobs Deputy Sheriff

Sheriff's Office

$27.36 - $36.3/hour


Sheriff's Office: 1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs

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Notice of Civil Service Examination
To Be Given for the Position


Notice is hereby given that the Civil Service Commission of Pottawattamie County, Iowa will conduct written and physical examinations for the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF at Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.  

The date of the Civil Service test will be held on January 15, 2022.

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM on January 15, 2022. The written exam will begin promptly at 8:30 AM on January 15, 2022.

Those individuals passing the written examination will immediately be given the physical agility test that day. You should bring, or wear, appropriate clothing.

Each applicant must be at least 21 years of age, a citizen of the United States who can read and write the English language and must meet the minimum requirements of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy for law enforcement officers.

You must apply online to be eligible for the written and physical exam.  Once you have applied, you will receive additional information through email correspondence. 

**We will be accepting applications until 11:59P.M. on December 17, 2021!**


Essential Functions

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.

In addition, Sheriff's Office applicants are encouraged to read the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office minimum qualifications for employment before submitting an application.  

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the high school GED test. Must obtain certification as required by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy within twelve months of the date of hire.

Applicants must successfully pass the written and physical agility to be placed on the eligibility list.   

If you are a veteran and qualify for veteran's preference points, you will be required to bring a copy of your DD-214 or your active duty military identification card with you to the written examination.

I enjoy the opportunity to be involved with a variety of projects, interacting with the community, and working with a great team.

Mary-Beth, Supervisor
Community Services
23 Years with Pottawattamie County