Employment

City of Sheldon – Police Officer

Now Accepting Applications for Full-Time Officer

The Sheldon Police Department has one opening for full-time police officer to replace a 32-year veteran of the force who is retiring. The Sheldon PD is also seeking to establish a list of eligible peace officer candidates.  This list will be valid for positions that become available over the next year.

Applicants must meet the minimum hiring standards as set by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council. Applicants with an Associate Degree or above are preferred. All interested applicants will be required to submit an application by 4:30 PM on Friday, August 14, 2020.  Applications can be picked up in person or requested by phone.

Applicants who are not currently certified by ILEA must undergo physical agility testing and written POST testing tentatively scheduled for Saturday August 29, 2020.  Final details will be confirmed with applicants who are invited to continue with the testing process.  Current ILEA certified peace officers are exempt from the POST and physical agility test.  Lateral transfers are eligible to start at a higher salary based on experience. Click here for the FY20-21 Collective Bargaining agreement.

Must live within 25 miles of the Sheldon Police Department within 6 months of hire.

The City of Sheldon Police Department hereby give public notice, in compliance with the Iowa Veteran’s Preference Law under Iowa Code Chapter 35C, regarding the police department’s intent to establish a hiring list for full-time peace officer and reserve officer positions within the department.

The City of Sheldon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City offers a competitive salary.  Starting wage is dependent on experience and qualifications.  The City of Sheldon offers competitive employee benefits. Please send completed applications and resume with cover letter to: City of Sheldon Police Department, Attn: Chief Scott Burtch, PO Box 276, Sheldon, Iowa  51201. Application deadline is 4:30 PM on Friday, August 14, 2020.

For additional information, you may call Chief Burtch at (712) 324-2525.

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