Jail Officer

Jones County Sheriff

The Jones County Jail Administrator is now accepting applications for the position of jail officer. This is a full-time position that includes the county benefits package. Starting pay $17.29 hour with continual step raises.


  • Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to work various hours Monday-Sunday and holidays
  • Is of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation
  • Is not by reason of conscience or belief opposed to the use of force, when appropriate or necessary to fulfill the person's duties
  • Has the ability to perform the essential elements of the position as defined in department job specifications
  • Able to follow jail policy and procedures
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Computer knowledge preferred

Applications may be picked up at the Jones County Sheriff's Office (basement of courthouse) OR downloaded off the Jones County Iowa website — www.jonescountyiowa.gov. Click Employment in the upper right hand corner of the opening page - select Jones County Employment 


Submit completed application, resume and cover letter via ONE of the following three methods:

Deliver: In-person to the Jones County Sheriff's Office 

Mail: Jones County Sheriff's Office, 500 W Main St, Anamosa, IA 52205 

Email by clicking apply now:  Emails must include "Jail Application" in the subject line.


Application deadline Friday, October 29, 2021 at 4:00pm — No exceptions


Jones County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Jail Officer

Jones County Sheriff

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Job ID: 77133

Posted 13 days ago

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