Police Officer

Mason City Police - Mason City, Iowa

Nov 18, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Dec 15, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$60,902 annual
Top Pay:
$81,000 annual

Job Description

The City of Mason City is taking applications for the Police Officer civil service hiring list, which requires a physical ability test and written exam for non-certified officers. The list created from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time Police Officer positions within the Mason City Police Department.

The Mason City Police Department serves a community of 28,000 and is located just two hours from Des Moines and the Twin Cities. Mason City offers many amenities of a larger urban area with the feel of small town living. Bring your family and continue your career in a community where there is opportunity...for you and for them! Among the positive benefits you will find here is a supportive environment for law enforcement, both within City government and within the broader community.

We offer a very competitive wage scale that starts at $60,902 for non-certified officers. Increased pay for Iowa certified officers up to $81,000 per year based on years of law enforcement experience. In addition we offer a $2,000 annual stipend for all officers choosing to purchase a home to live in Mason City.


  • $5,000 signing bonus for certified officers.

  • $5,000 relocation package or $9,000 for certified officers if currently residing outside the 30 mile residency limit.

  • Accelerated vacation eligibility based on years of law enforcement experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older at time of hire.

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Valid State driver's license and acceptable driving record

  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol (Chapter 400.17 of the Iowa Code).

  • No felony convictions.

  • No disqualifying misdemeanors within the last seven years.

  • Meet the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) physical and vision requirements.

  • Non-certified officers - Pass the written POST test and ILEA required physical fitness test.

  • Certified officers - Only need to participate in the physical agility test for baseline purposes, and do not need to take the written POST test.

  • Pass a post-offer physical/drug test, polygraph and psychological evaluation.

  • Live within 30 miles of Mason City within six month of hire. Officers choosing to purchase a home to live in Mason City will receive a $2,000 annual stipend.

The written POST and physical agility testing will be conducted on the morning of January 7th, 2023 with interviews following in the afternoon for passing candidates. Candidates will receive additional details about the testing as the posting end date approaches and an application is received.

Apply online at www.masoncity.net

Applications will be accepted online until 4:30pm, December 15, 2022

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

Contact Information

Tiffany Hammond

Mason City Police
78 Georgia Ave S
Mason City, Iowa 50401
phone: 641-421-3378

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