County Deputy Sheriff

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS:  The Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications for the open position of County Deputy Sheriff. The Plymouth County Sheriff intends to hire to fill an open position in March of 2024. The Civil Service Commission is fulfilling the  requirement to maintain a list of certified applicants every 2 years, for filling open positions.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, be between ages 18 and 60 years old, have a current diiver's license, be a resident of Plymouth County, Iowa, or intend to become a resident upon hire in Plymouth County. If an applicant is not already a certified officer in the State of Iowa, they must pass the ILEA standard physical agility test and a written exam administered through the Civil Service Commissions. If an applicant has taken and passed the Civil Service wiitten exam within one year in Iowa, they may roll over that passing written exam score and be exempt from taking the written exam again, but are required to still take the physical exam. The County Civil Service Commissions will also accept a certified officer as a lateral transfer to become a certified applicant for employment at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office, and not need to take the written exam but is still required to complete the physical exam. All applicants are required to complete and submit the application. All applicants, upon hire will undergo an interview, will be finger printed and will consent to a full background check.

APPLICATION INFORMATION & FILING: Employment applications for Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff are available from the Personnel Director, Stacey Feldman, in the Plymouth County Auditor's Office at 215 4th Ave. SE, Le Mars, Iowa. Business hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays or please contact Stacey Feldman at 712-546-6100, and an application can be mailed or emailed to any applicant. The Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff Civil Service application is also available for download at www.plymouthcountyiowa.gov.  Any other applications will not be accepted. All applicants must return their signed application by mailing them to the Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriff,% Stacey Feldman, Civil Service Personnel Director, 215 4th Ave. SE, Le Mars, Iowa 51031 or by delivering the application to the Plymouth County Auditor's Office in person by 5:00 pm on February 9, 2024.

TESTING: The physical agility test will be held at the indoor recreational center at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Please arrive by 1:45 pm to check in. Please bring a photo ID. The written examination will follow at 4:30 pm on February 21, 2024 at the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center, 451 14th Ave. NE, Le Mars, Iowa at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level conference/training room. Applicants are required to pass all parts of the physical agility test or will not be able to proceed with the written exam. Applicants will need to provide a current Driver's License / Photo ID before being able to begin the physical agility and written exams. A $25.00 FEE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF THE WRITTEN EXAM or the applicant will be unable to take the exam. When an applicant passes the physical and written exam, they will be placed on the Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff certified applicant list for possible hire.

CERTIFICATION - Upon passing the physical and written exams, applicants are thus certified for possible employment for a 2-year period if a deputy sheriff position should be available during that time at Plymouth County.

CONTACT: If you have any questions about the Plymouth County Civil Service Deputy Sheriff Entrance Exam, please feel free to contact Stacey Feldman, Personnel Director and County Auditor at 712-546-6100.

DATED: January 2024


Part-Time Correctional Officer

The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a part-time Correctional Officer. Correctional Officers are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, control and physical restraint, when necessary, of inmates in a Correctional Institution or facility.
You must be 18 years of age and be able to read, write, type and write reports. You must have a high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license and be of good moral character as determined through a background investigation which includes fingerprints for local, state and national files. Must be able to work flexible shifts including weekends and holidays. You also must not by reason of conscience or belief opposed to the use of force, when appropriate or necessary to fulfill the duties as a correctional officer.

Anyone doing business with or performing services for the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office are hereby notified that this law enforcement agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in performing its duties of serving the citizens of Plymouth County to provide public safety services to them, as required by law.

The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in its access to, or treatment in, its hiring and employment practices.

Any person having inquiries concerning the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office compliance with the regulations implementing the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), 504 or Iowa Code 331, is directed to contact:  Jeff TeBrink, Plymouth County Sheriff, 451 14th Avenue NE, Le Mars, IA 51031.