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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

We have no open positions at this time.

Full-Time Positions

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

Applicants for all full-time positions MUST complete a University Merit application at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/merit/ 

In addition to completing the University Merit application at the link above, applicants for Police Officer or Police Officer Trainee positions MUST complete the designated "recruitment packet" listed on this web page when job openings are posted.

Positions for UI Students
Student Security Officer


 Police Officer II
(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 II salary is $41,801.76 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 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.

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 I
(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 7/1/2015 the Police Officer I position salary is $40,006.08 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 7/1/2015 the Public Safety Dispatcher I salary is $33,595.92 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 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

 


Public Safety 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 7/1/2015 the Security Officer salary is $32,071.68 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 and must meet the University of Iowa's fleet driving standards in order to fulfill job requirements for this position. More information on those standards can be found here.

A position description can be found here: Security Officer

 


Positions for Students

Applications for UI student positions are continually being accepted.

Student Security Officer

Student Security Officers at the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety help contribute to the operations of the Department through a variety of assignments. These can include working at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, which requires high volumes of public contact, access control, using a two-way radio to report problems or unauthorized activity in the galleries, monitoring CCTV and ensuring the security of the UIMA’s extensive art collection. Duties can also involve working at the Department of Public Safety assisting our full-time staff with daily tasks that might include filing, contractor escorts, fingerprints or working with our Records Department. We are currently expanding opportunities and duties for our Student Security Officers to include working with DPS Staff during Gameday Operations for Football and Special Events and helping the fulltime members of the Security Division patrol the Residence Halls and Academic Buildings on Campus.

Hours are flexible and variable in 2, 6 and 8 hour shifts.

Apply

DPS Student Employment Application

To apply for student positions, please download and fill out the DPS Student Employment Application at the link above and return it to the Department of Public Safety at 808 University Capitol Centre. Applications are continually being accepted. A full background and criminal history check is required. For more information call (319)335-5022.