Employment Opportunities

Police Officer

Seeking dedicated, hard-working, team-oriented individuals to perform a wide range of law enforcement and crime prevention duties for the safety and protection of life and property in the Johnston community. Johnston Police Officers preserve peace, restore order, and serve in the best interests of community safety; they regularly engage in problem solving, community education/outreach and critical thinking; officers perform investigative work in preparation of arrests and criminal prosecution.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and sixty (60) semester credit hours from an accredited university or college as well as meeting all of the requirements of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Full-time military or law enforcement officer experience may be substituted for college/university credits as follows: each one year of full-time experience equates to 15 semester credit hours. ILEA certified candidates, or equivalent out of state peace officer certification, may be given preference. 

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Civilian Community Service Officer (Patrol)

The Community Service Officer (CSO) is a full-time civilian position within the police department; this role does not require police officer certification. Duties will primarily involve assistance with non-emergent general service requests and strategic crime prevention initiatives and programming. Community Service Officers regularly engage in active listening, problem solving, community education and outreach, and perform preliminary investigative work in municipal regulatory issues.
Annual Salary: $42,012 - $55,493 
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Part-Time Library Associate (Public Services)

Library Associates help patrons use library services and facilities and perform a variety of administrative, technical, and other tasks under the direction of the Library Director or a department head.
Hourly Wage: $13.94
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Important NEOGOV Notes

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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.

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