Job Openings

The City of Fort Dodge is currently recruiting for the positions of:

Full Time Opportunities: 

Police Officer

The City of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Civil Service Commission will be giving an entrance examination for the position of Police Officer in the City of Fort Dodge, Iowa on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Fort Dodge Middle School Track.  Candidates who are not currently Iowa certified law enforcement officers will take a physical agility test at approximately 8:30 a.m. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Candidates should be prepared to present photo identification and a copy of their official birth certificate issued by the county of birth before testing.  In addition, a Waiver of Liability form and an Authorization and Release form must be completed at registration. A notary will be available on site.

For those passing the physical agility test, a written Police Officer Selection Test (POST) will be given immediately afterwards. A POST Study Guide can be purchased here:

Candidates who are currently an Iowa certified law enforcement officer need only be present for the written POST, which is expected to take place at approximately 10:00 a.m.  Candidates who have taken the POST within twelve (12) months prior to the test date are allowed to transfer their passing scores to the City of Fort Dodge by completing an Authorization for Release of Testing Information form. 

The first round of interviews is expected to take place in October.  Times will be assigned to candidates early the week of October 1, 2018.

Ongoing Full Time Opportunities:


Part Time/Seasonal Opportunities:

Emergency Medical Technicians - PRN Status

Paramedics - PRN Status

2018 Seasonal Parks & Forestry Laborer (NEW!)

Season begins September 1 and tentatively ends March 31.

2018 Seasonal Parks & Recreation

All Parks & Rec seasonal positions have been filled at this time. Please continue to submit applications for future openings in 2018.

Having difficulty applying? See our Seasonal Parks & Rec Application tutorial.

Seasonal Parks & Recreation applicants who are 18 years of age and older that receive a conditional offer of employment will need to complete a background check if the following criteria are met:

  • The individual will be working with or around children; and/or
  • The individual will be handling money

Please see the Criteria for Exclusion for background results that would disqualify an individual from seasonal employment.

The City of Fort Dodge is Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any protected status.  If you need accommodations during the selection process because of a disability, please notify the HR Director at 515-576-6869 and we will provide appropriate accommodations.  

Apply for City of Fort Dodge employment opportunities here:  

Click here for a step-by-step guide to applying online.  

The following is a courtesy posting for Webster County Dispatch:

Webster County Dispatch is looking to hire a few part-time dispatchers. If interested please stop by the Law Enforcement Center and pick up an application. You can also click HERE to print out the application, complete and return to Heidi Smith.

The following is a courtesy posting for the TSA:

The TSA is now hiring for the part-time Transportation Security Officer (TSO) position at Fort Dodge Municipal Airport. No experience is required. Apply online at



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