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State Patrol Officer
(Capitol Complex)

Job Description

Under general supervision, a State Patrol Officer with the Iowa State Patrol Division assigned to the State Capitol Complex perform police and security work, regulate traffic and preserve the peace in and around the Capitol Complex and the Governor's residence. 

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Patrols state government grounds by vehicle, by bicycle, and on foot, checking buildings and grounds for security, fire and safety hazards.
  • Regulates traffic and parking and assists motorists with vehicular problems.
  • Investigates accidents, incidents and complaints - interviews witnesses, suspects and complainants.
  • Administers medical aid.
  • Enforces criminal laws.
  • Provides protections to Governor and first family and guests to the Governor's residence.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for the position of State Patrol Officer with the Iowa State Patrol Division must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application.
  • Possess a high school diploma or a GED
  • Be in acceptable physical and mental condition to perform his or her duties under physically demanding conditions
  • Have uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Have normal color vision as prescribed by Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Rules:  Color vision is determined by the American Optical Company, Pseudo Plates test, and requires correct identification of 10 out of 14 test plates.
  • Have normal hearing in each ear.  Hearing is considered normal when hearing sensitivity thresholds are within 25db measured at 1000Hz, 2000Hz, and 3000Hz averaged together

To view more details about the minimum hiring qualifications for peace officers in the Department of Public Safety, please click here.


Effective January 1, 2012 - Peace Officer Pay Plan
  • $1,453.60 to $2,182.40 (bi-weekly)
  • $37,793.60 to $56,742.40 (annually)

Benefits

  • Ten days paid vacation during first year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 1 sick day leave accrual per month
  • $10,000 paid life insurance
  • medical and dental insurance
  • $290 per year uniform allowance
  • and other benefits


While attending the Department's Training Academy, recruits are paid $1,118.40 ($13.98 per hour bi-weekly).


IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION - SELECTION PROCESS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING SITE:

http://www.dpscareers.com

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