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Jones County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jones County Employment Application

Current Openings

Jail Officer Position

Full-Time · Posted October 13, 2021 · Closes October 29, 2021

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 –  Click Employment in the upper right hand corner of the opening page - select Jones County Employment Application on the next page.  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


Emails must include “Jail Application” in the subject line.


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