Starting Wage: $59,218
Deadline: 12/18/20 at 5 PM
Required Civil Service
Fitness Exam – 1/09/2021 @ 8 AM
Coe College-Clark Racquet Center
400 College Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Written Exam – 1/09/2021 @ 12 PM
Linn County Sheriff’s Office
310 2nd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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
Each of the following job duties and responsibilities of the
Deputy Sheriff are performed on an on-going regular basis unless
The duties and responsibilities:
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
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; investigating traffic
Assisting in cases of fires, accidents, rescues, hazardous
materials, and disorders in assigned area 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
County Attorney's Office;
Serving warrants, subpoenas, and legal papers. Handling and
supervising evictions, performing repossessions, and placing liens
Performing the duties of a jailer, including booking and
processing prisoners, fingerprinting and photographing prisoners,
and screening visitors;
Overseeing the care and custody of prisoners and mental health
patients, escorting prisoners from the jail to the courthouse or
Appearing in court as the arresting officer;
Assisting on medical calls with CPR and first aid;
Maintaining records and preparing reports; and Performing all
other related duties as assigned
The knowledge, abilities, and skills required of Deputy Sheriffs
knowledge of the Iowa Criminal Code and Rules of Civil
Procedures, and Department policies, procedures, rules and
regulations, the ability to communicate effectively with the
general public; the ability to handle stressful situations; and the
ability to operate various equipment such as the intoxilyzer,
fingerprint and photo equipment, and a computer.
The minimum training and experience required for the position of
Deputy Sheriff include:
a high school diploma or equivalent
an associate's degree in a related field is preferred
no experience is required
must pass the Civil Service Exam and complete the training
program at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy during the probation
The necessary special requirements for Deputy Sheriff
a valid State of Iowa driver's license; the ability to obtain
and maintain certification in the following areas:
Radar unit operation
Linn County Civil Service Commission. Minimum Standards for Iowa
Law Enforcement Officers
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.
Good physical, mental, and emotional condition as determined by
Pass drug-screening test.
Uncorrected vision of not worse than 20-100 in either eye,
correctable to 20-20, and normal color vision.
Normal hearing in each ear.
Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol, be of good moral character
by a thorough background investigation, and have not been
convicted of a felony.
Not, by reason of conscience or belief, opposed to the use of
force, when appropriate or necessary to fulfill duties.