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Maintaining order by taking appropriate action to ensure the safety and security in the Clinton County jail. Enforce security rules, regulations and procedures: receive incoming detainees; comply with booking and release orders; supervise work detail; escort detainees to and from cells for court appearances, medical treatment, visitation, etc. This is law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employees in this classification perform work in varied enforcement assignments, including but not necessarily limited to corrections, motorized patrol traffic enforcement, preliminary and follow up investigation at crime scenes, serving writs and other court process actions and assisting with public safety education and community service programs. Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent decision making during emergency situations. Duties also include but not limited to: Assessment of driver’s operational capacities; transportation of mental and substance abuse patients; searches for missing, lost, or wanted persons; separation of persons involved in domestic disputes; dwelling, building, and grounds inspection; alarm responses; arrest approach and method planning; arrests; search of persons, places, and property; use of force; checking establishment for wanted; conducting interviews and recording statements and confessions; preparing reports or affidavits; presenting testimony and evidence in civil and criminal court.

Job Description

Position Status:           Full-time Civil Service Appointment


Salary & Benefits:      Probation salary is $28.35 hourly increasing to $31.50 after probation. Those who have previous law enforcement (including military law enforcement) experience may be given credit for up to 8 prior years of experience for higher placement on the wage matrix scale. Work schedule includes 12-hr rotating shifts with every other weekend off. Benefits include a healthcare option, life insurance, IPERS Retirement and paid time off after one year of employment (subject to union negotiations). Take-home patrol vehicle, uniform, duty gear, weapon and boots are provided.


Application &:            Required steps to apply if you are EMPLOYED AS A CERTIFIED IOWA PEACE OFFICER

Deadline                           1. Turn in the Job Application by the deadline

                              2. Attend the Civil Service interview process on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 10:30 AM at the Clinton County Law Center (241 7th Avenue N., Clinton, IA)


Required steps to apply if you are NOT A CERTIFIED IOWA PEACE OFFICER

                                          1. Turn in the Job Application by the deadline

                                          2. Complete the physical agility and written testing (Saturday, March 9, 2024)

                              3. Attend the interview process if you pass the physical agility. Interviews will immediately follow the written testing portion.


                                    Applications MUST be submitted to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office,

ATTN: Joe Raaymakers, 241 7th Avenue N, Clinton, IA 52732 by 3 PM on Thursday, February 29, 2024 by mail, in person at the Sheriff’s Office or by email For questions either email or call Joe at (563) 242-9211 Ext. 4510.


Testing:                        The Clinton County Civil Service Commission will conduct testing rain or shine promptly at 9 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Clinton River King & Queen Athletic Complex (1650 S 14th Street, Clinton, IA). Testing is required for applicants who are not already an employed certified Iowa peace officer. Applicants already an employed certified Iowa Peace Officer will NOT need to complete the physical agility and written testing portion, only the Civil Service interview process. During the physical agility portion, restrooms will not be available on site. Please wear appropriate clothing for the physical agility testing and bring a government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license. No alternative test dates are offered for sickness, vacation or other personal conflicts. The Civil Service Commission policy is to only offer an alternative test date due to military commitment, and only for a reasonable amount of time. 


Website:                       For more information and to download the application, please go to:

Requirements:            In order to apply, applicants must be 18 years of age, hold a valid state driver’s license, either be a high school graduate, hold a GED or a (HiSET) High School Equivalency Test certificate, be a U.S. citizen and intend to become a resident of Iowa upon hire.

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