Oelwein - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Oelwein Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryJuly 1, 2021 $52,685 (Certified) | July 1, 2021 $48,068 (Non-Certified)
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Oelwein, IA
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Job Announcement

Oelwein Police Department, IA Public Safety Jobs



Are you ready to work for a community that is turning the corner and doing positive things? Are you a person that enjoys working with people and being engaged in the community? The Oelwein Police Department proudly serves a community of approximately 6,000 citizens. As the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police "Leaders in Community Policing" Award winner, our officers are actively engaged in working alongside our citizens to better our community and maintain trust. Do you care enough to be a cop?  We do! Join us!

The Oelwein Police Department has launched a recruitment process to fill vacancies for the position of sworn police officer. Certified officers are preferred but this is not a requirement at the time of hiring. The process will remain open until all vacancies have been filled.

The Oelwein Police Department is a Civil Service Department and falls under the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa.

Successful candidates must be:

  • 21 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a two year community college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field, or
  • Have three years’ experience as a full time certified police officer, or
  • Have an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The City of Oelwein offers a salary and fringe benefit package including a pension with the MFPRSI. As of July 1, 2020, starting salary is $51,147 (annually) for an Iowa certified police officer with one year experience. Effective July 1, 2021, certified officers starting annual wage is $52,685. After one year, if a candidate is hired as a certified officer, the annual  wage (effective July 1, 2022) is $56,846. A candidate that is hired and is a non-certified officer has a starting wage of $46,675. Effective July 1, 2021, a non-certified officer's wage is $48,068.  Additionally, lateral transfers receive a $2,500 incentive pay after completion of a probationary period.

Applications can be completed online at www.PoliceApp.com/Oelwein

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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