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

Police Officer

The City of Fort Dodge is currently accepting applications from highly motivated individuals with a passion for helping their community interested in becoming Police Officers.  The Fort Dodge Police Department's mission is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property and enhance the quality of life in our city. The City offers a competitive starting annual salary of $48,874, a certified police officer hiring incentive and an attractive benefits package. 


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, February 10, 2018.  Candidates who are not currently Iowa certified law enforcement officers will take a physical agility test at approximately 8:30 a.m. The physical agility test will take place at Iowa Central Community College in the Career Education Building. 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 at Iowa Central Community College in the Applied Science and Technology Building, Room 005. 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. 

Candidates who pass the POST will then be expected to take the Minnesota Multiphasic Psychological Inventory (MMPI) that afternoon. The MMPI-2 is a non-timed assessment that will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.  We anticipate starting this assessment no later than 1:00 p.m.
The first round of interviews is expected to take place on or about the week of March 5th, 2018.  Times will be assigned to candidates after returning the remaining required paperwork to Human Resources.

Information regarding the timeline and required paperwork can be found HERE.

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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.  

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The following is a courtesy posting for Main Street Fort Dodge:

Fort Dodge has been designated as a Main Street Iowa community! As such, if you are a results-oriented and energetic leader who is self-motivated and a strong communicator, then the Main Street Fort Dodge program has an opportunity for you! The Main Street Fort Dodge/Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) Board of Directors is currently seeking applications to fill the Main Street Fort Dodge Executive Director position.  Main Street Fort Dodge Executive Director Job Description

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.

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