Employment Opportunities

Full-time Police Officer

The City of Colfax, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) certification is preferred but not required.

Non-ILEA certified applicants must meet the minimum ILEA hiring standards.

Competitive salary, time off and benefits.

An application can be requested by calling City Hall at 515-674-4096 or it can be obtained online here.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The completed application, a cover letter and a current resume must be returned to the Colfax Police Department by mail to 20 W. Howard St Colfax, Iowa 50054 or by email to Chief Jeremy Burdess at colfaxchief@colfaxia.gov 

The City of Colfax is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants must:

  • Be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Have reached the age of 18 years by the established date of the written examination.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school or possess an equivalency certificate (GED).
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Iowa or intends to become a resident upon being employed.
  • Is not by reason of conscience or belief opposed to the use of force when appropriate or necessary to fulfill his/her duties.
  • Be able to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Be of good moral character. The conduct or character of any applicant must be such that his/her job performance as a police officer would not be impeded in any manner.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
  • Must have a valid Iowa driver’s license at the time of employment.

*$2500.00 signing bonus for I.L.E.A certified applicants.