Employment Opportunities

CURRENTLY HIRING

We have no open positions at this time.

Full-Time Positions

Police Officer | Police Officer Trainee | Public Safety Dispatcher I | Security Officer

Applicants for full-time employment MUST complete a merit application at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/merit/ in conjunction with the designated "recruitment packet" listed on this web page when job openings are posted.

Positions for UI Students
Student Dispatcher | Student Security Officer


 Police Officer Information
(For those who ARE currently certified peace officers)

Download: Recruitment Packet
MANDATORY FOR ALL POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTS

The University of Iowa is the largest employer in Eastern Iowa. We provide excellent wages, fringe benefits, and job security. We believe you will find the University of Iowa has a challenging work environment.

The Police Officer salary is $40,778.64 per year or commensurate with police officer experience plus an hourly shift differential for second and third watches. During your training period, you will be scheduled on all of each of the three watches. Hourly shift differential and overtime wages are in addition to the base pay. There are ample opportunities to increase your wages through overtime by working athletic, cultural, or other overtime events on campus.

In addition to wages, the University of Iowa has a very generous benefit program including health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation (starting at two weeks per year), twelve paid holidays per year, substantial retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF or IPERS, life insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, and pre-tax deductions for dependent care. Police Officers will be covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Iowa and AFSCME after completing a probationary period.

The University of Iowa and particularly the Department of Public Safety is an excellent place to pursue a career in law enforcement. A position description can be found here: Police Officer

Certified Police Officer Minimum Standards

Selected applicants will be required to undergo a thorough criminal background investigation, psychological, drug, and polygraph testing. Physical Fitness testing may be required by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Officers transferring from one department to another may be exempt from this requirement. Questions about qualifications to be a peace officer in Iowa including Physical Fitness standards can be found at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy website.

For qualifications and the additional supplemental information required for the UI police officer go here.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages women and minority group members to apply. 

The Application Process

All University of Iowa employment applications must be first submitted to the University Human Resources office at the University Services Building. Please click on the Recruitment Packet above for additional information about the application process. A physical agility test is part of the testing requirements for new officers. It is mandatory to attend this test to be considered for the position.

  


Police Officer Trainee
(For those who are NOT currently certified peace officers)

Download: Recruitment Packet
MANDATORY FOR ALL POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE APPLICANTS

The University of Iowa is the largest employer in Eastern Iowa. We provide excellent wages, fringe benefits, and job security. We believe you will find the University of Iowa has a challenging work environment.

Effective 7/1/2013 the Police Officer Trainee position salary is $39,024.72 per year plus an hourly shift differential for second and third watches. During your training period, you will be scheduled on all of each of the three watches. Hourly shift differential and overtime wages are in addition to the base pay. There are ample opportunities to increase your wages through overtime by working athletic, cultural, or other overtime events on campus.

In addition to wages, the University of Iowa has a very generous benefit program including health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation (starting at two weeks per year), twelve paid holidays per year, substantial retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF or IPERS, life insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, and pre-tax deductions for dependent care. Police Officer Trainees will be covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Iowa and AFSCME after completing a probationary period.

The University of Iowa and particularly the Department of Public Safety is an excellent place to pursue a career in law enforcement. A position description can be found here: Police Officer

Police Officer Minimum Standards

Selected applicants will be required to undergo a thorough criminal background investigation, psychological, drug, physical fitness, and polygraph testing. Questions about qualifications to be a peace officer in Iowa including physical fitness standards can be found at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy website. Selected applicants will also attend a 14 week training session at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge within one year of date of hire.

For qualifications and the additional supplemental information required for the UI Police Officer go here.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages women and minority group members to apply.

The Application Process

All University of Iowa employment applications must be first submitted to the University Human Resources office at the University Services Building. Please click on the Recruitment Packet above for additional information about the application process. A physical agility test is part of the testing requirements for new officers. It is mandatory to attend this test to be considered for the position.

 


Public Safety Dispatcher I

The University of Iowa is the largest employer in Eastern Iowa. We provide excellent wages, fringe benefits, and job security. We believe you will find the University of Iowa has a challenging work environment.

Effective 7/1/2013 the Public Safety Dispatcher I  salary is $32,781.60 per year or commensurate with previous police dispatching experience plus an hourly shift differential for second and third watches. During your training period, you will be scheduled on all of each of the three watches. Hourly shift differential and overtime wages are in addition to the base pay. There are ample opportunities to increase your wages through overtime by working athletic, cultural, or other overtime events on campus.

In addition to wages, the University of Iowa has a very generous benefit program including health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation (starting at two weeks per year), twelve paid holidays per year, substantial retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF, life insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, and pre-tax deductions for dependent care. Public Safety Dispatchers will be covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Iowa and AFSCME after completing a probationary period.

The University of Iowa and particularly the Department of Public Safety is an excellent place to pursue a career in law enforcement. The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages women and minority group members to apply.

Selected applicants will be required to undergo a thorough criminal background investigation, attend a one week training session at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge within one year of date of hire, and successfully become certified on the IOWA/NCIC system.

A position description can be found here: Public Safety Dispatcher

 


Security Officer

The University of Iowa is the largest employer in Eastern Iowa. We provide excellent wages, fringe benefits, and job security. We believe you will find the University of Iowa has a challenging work environment.

Effective 7/1/2013 the Security Officer salary is $28,710 per year plus an hourly shift differential for second and third watches. Hourly shift differential and overtime wages are in addition to the base pay. There are ample opportunities to increase your wages through overtime by working athletic, cultural, or other overtime events on campus.

In addition to wages, the University of Iowa has a very generous benefit program including health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation (starting at two weeks per year), twelve paid holidays per year, substantial retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF, life insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, and pre-tax deductions for dependent care. Security Officers will be covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Iowa and AFSCME after completing a probationary period.

The University of Iowa and particularly the Department of Public Safety is an excellent place to pursue a career in law enforcement. The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages women and minority group members to apply.

Selected applicants will be required to undergo a thorough criminal background investigation.

A position description can be found here: Security Officer

 


Positions for Students

Applications for UI student positions are continually being accepted.

Student Public Safety Dispatcher

Student Dispatchers are a necessity at the Department of Public Safety. The position requires working with computers, clerical experience, and a high level of organization. Upon completion of a training period, student dispatchers are sent to a 40-hour course to receive state certification in dispatching. Pay is commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. A typical schedule is two 8-hour shifts per week, but more hours are usually available.

Student Security Officer

Security Officers are the eyes and ears of the department. They look out for unauthorized activity and if found, report it via a two-way radio so a Public Safety/Police Officer can handle the problem. They also provide information to the faculty, staff, students, and visitors on campus. Security Officers are generally assigned to three different areas, but are not typically limited to just one. These include:

Academic Building Routes
Foot Patrol of Academic buildings
Locking and unlocking entrances and rooms as needed
Hours: 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends

Museum of Art Patrol
High volume public contact
Variable hours in 2, 6, and 8-hour shifts

Apply

To apply for position please come to the Department of Public Safety at 808 University Capitol Centre for an application. Applications are continually being accepted. A full background and criminal history check is required. For more information call (319) 335-5022.

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