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Employment

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Click below for an Oelwein Police Department

Application in WORD

Application in PDF

 

The Oelwein Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of:

Police Officer

and

Communications Operator

 

 

The Oelwein Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications listed below must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application packet and have all documents delivered to the Oelwein Police Department Attention Chief Jeremy Logan by Wednesday, January 7th, 2015. Cover letters, resumes and applications should be submitted to:

Chief Jeremy Logan

Oelwein Police Department

501 Rock Island Rd.

Oelwein, IA 50662

 

Iowa Certified Police Officers are not required to take the POST test but must successfully pass the required physical agility testing, interview, background check, and MMPI (physiological testing). Non-Certified applicants are required to take the POST test. For more information please contact Chief Jeremy Logan at 319-283-4311.

 

Patrolman Qualifications

-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

-Three years’ experience as a full time certified police officer, or

-An equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment.

-Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State of Iowa Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any state.

-Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed.

-U.S. citizen.

-Must be able to read and write the English language.

-Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

-Ability to meet Department's and State of Iowa's physical fitness standards (click here for Iowa Law Enforcement Academy information).

 

 

The Oelwein Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time communications operator. High school diploma/GED required. Applicants must pass a background check as well as written and administrative tests. Applications available online or at the Oelwein police department. Submit completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the Oelwein police department, 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein by noon on Friday, January 9th, 2015.

Public Safety Communicator Desired Minimum Qualifications

-Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, filing, accounting or bookkeeping.

-Two years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.

-Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; some knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

-Some skill in operation of the listed tools and equipment: communications switchboard, including computer-aided systems; personal computer including word processing software; copy machine; fax machine; radio.

-Ability to perform cashier duties accurately; ability to effectively meet and deal with the public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to handle stressful situations.

-Ability to operate radio and teletype communications.

-Ability to operate routine and E911 phones.

-Ability to pass any school or training to qualify the individual to operate the jail.

 

 

When we advertise for open employment positions, cover letters, resumes and applications should be submitted to:

 

Oelwein Police Department

501 Rock Island Road

Oelwein, IA 50662

 

or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Minority and female individuals are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity.  A.A./E.E.O.

Ordinances

City of Oelwein's Ordinances

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Oelwein Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

Oelwein Police History

The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903

 


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

CLICK HERE FOR HISTORY OF EVENTS

 

Staff

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Contact Us

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Keep in touch with us

You can use the following information to contact us.

Emergency # 911
Non-Emergency Phone # 319-283-4311
Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Now accepting applications for a

Police Officer

Full-Time Communications Operator

 

 

Click below for an application in

 

Microsoft WORD or PDF

 

 

 

Click here for more information.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity  A.A./E.E.O.