The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN
The Dubuque Police Department is a full service, community oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are currently seeking high-caliber women and men to take up the challenge to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are looking for service-oriented, hard-working individuals who thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment, to actively demonstrate these qualities and abilities as a City of Dubuque Police Officer.
The City of Dubuque Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written examination and physical agility test for the position of Police Officer at 9:00 a.m. on January 26, 2019, on the University of Dubuque campus in Dubuque, Iowa. Check in will begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Indoor Practice Facility located at the north end of McCormick Street, on the University of Dubuque campus.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent at the time of appointment.
- Candidates must pass a written examination, oral examinations and physical agility test.
Successful Candidates will:
- Have experience working with a diverse workforce.
- Demonstrate an ability to follow a management style that is input oriented.
- Value problem solving and the development of partnerships.
- Possess a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
The City offers an annual salary range of $55,411 to $61,588, a certified police officer hiring incentive and an attractive benefit package. A pre-employment drug screen and polygraph examination will be administered.
Please submit a Civil Service Application to the City Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on December 21, 2018. Civil Service Application packets may be obtained at the City Personnel Office located at City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864. The civil service application, benefit summary and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE.
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