Employment Opportunities

Certified Police Officer


The Johnston Police Department is accepting applications for certified (lateral transfer) police officers. In-state applicants must hold current ILEA certification and have, at minimum, successful completion of a field training program and two (2) years’ experience upon hire with no less than a 180-day break in service. Out-of-state POST-certified applicants must have a minimum of four (4) years’ law enforcement experience with less than a 180-day break in service. Law enforcement officers interested in applying should demonstrate professionalism, a commitment to community policing, and have a proven work history of pro-activity and citizen engagement.

The department will offer a starting salary as high as $67,051, dependent upon qualifications, and up to $2,500 incentive pay upon successful completion of field training. 

Lateral transfer program for certified officers

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Full job summary and requirements

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Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly by submitting a cover letter and resume to JPDcareers@cityofjohnston.com.

The City of Johnston Police Department is located at 6373 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131. If you have questions, please contact the Johnston Police Department at 515-278-2345.

The City of Johnston Police Department is located at 6373 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131. If you have questions, please contact the Johnston Police Department at 515-278-2345.

Water/Wastewater Maintenance Worker I


Under general supervision, performs various duties relating to the construction, maintenance, and repair of a water distribution system and wastewater collection system; performs related assignments or tasks as assigned.
Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply. Position closes 6/22/18.

Seasonal Street Maintenance Worker


The City of Johnston seeks Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker to perform diverse tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of city streets, premises and property of the municipality and the provision of scheduled and emergency services within the Public Works Department. Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply today! 

Seasonal Water/Wastewater Maintenance Worker


The City of Johnston seeks Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker to perform diverse tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of city water and wastewater system, and the provision of scheduled and emergency services within the Public Works Department. Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply today! 

Important NEOGOV Notes


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Most job related notifications, including testing date, application status, and other time-sensitive items, will be sent to you via email. Please be sure you monitor your email account for notifications and updates.

We only accept applications during the announced recruiting period, so make sure to check the application deadline. Those job openings listed as "continuous" have no specific filing deadline, but you should submit your application as soon as possible to be sure you are considered for the next opening. Continuous recruitment may close at any time.

Complete a separate application for each job. A resume or letter of interest cannot be accepted in place of the City application, but may be attached to an application as additional information. Also make sure to complete any required supplemental application forms or online assessments. Remember that it is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete and that all required documents (licenses, transcripts, supplemental questionnaires, etc.) have been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications are required to be submitted using the City's online recruitment system powered by NEOGOV.