Employment Opportunities

Deadline: CLOSED

The Mar-Mac Police Department is recruiting for the following position(s):

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The Mar-Mac Police Department is an integrated law enforcement agency serving the communities of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa.

Marquette and McGregor is located along the banks of the Mississippi River in Clayton County.  The Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency to 1,246 (2010 census) year round residence and hundreds more during the summer months.

The department is seeking applicants who are dedicated to serving the communities with dignity, integrity, and professionalism.

Non-certified applicants for the full-time position of Police Officer should be:

  • Have the ability to obtain certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy;
  • Be 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Possess an associate degree or a minimum of 60 college credits;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Successfully pass the physical fitness tests;
  • Possess a high level of personal integrity and be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol;
  • Be examined by a physician and meet the physical requirements necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer;
  • Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20, and color vision consistent with the occupational demands of law enforcement;
  • Have normal hearing in each ear (hearing aids are acceptable if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform all necessary duties of a law enforcement officer);
  • Undergo psychological testing;
  • Successfully pass the Police Officer Selection Test (POST) testing;
  • Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties;
  • Be able to perform and complete all duties expected of a police officer.

Certified Iowa applicants for the full-time position of Police Officer should be:

  • Certified by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy;
  • Must have served as an Iowa law enforcement officer within 180-days preceding the applicant’s hiring date;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Possess a high level of personal integrity and be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol;
  • Must be in good standing with current and/or former agency;
  • Undergo psychological testing;
  • Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties;
  • Be able to perform and complete all duties expected of a police officer.

Certified out-of-state applicants for the full-time position of Police Officer should be:

  • Have the ability to obtain certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy through examination (IAC 501-3.8(80B);
  • Must have served as a regular law enforcement officer during the 12-month period preceding the applicant’s hiring date;
  • Successfully complete of a minimum 160-hour certifying basic law enforcement training school, which certification has not been withdrawn by the certifying state;
  • Successfully score an 80% or higher in an approved Iowa Law Enforcement Academy firearms course;
  • Successfully complete or possess a current Iowa Law Enforcement Emergency Care Provider (ILEECP) card or another appropriate certification recognized by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Possess a high level of personal integrity and be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol;
  • Must be in good standing with current and/or former agency;
  • Undergo psychological testing;
  • Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties;
  • Be able to perform and complete all duties expected of a police officer.

Starting salary for the full-time officer is $33,540 – $40,248 per year, depending on qualifications.  Full-time employee benefits include vacation, sick leave, medical and life insurance, assigned take home patrol vehicle, and the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS).

Full-time Police Officers shall establish residency within seven (7) miles of the corporate limits of Marquette or McGregor, in the State of Iowa, within six (6) months of appointment.

Interested candidates should submit an application to the mailing or email address below.

Mar-Mac Police Department
ATTN: Robert Millin, Chief of Police
PO Box 69
319 Pleasant Drive
Marquette, Iowa 52158

Mar-Mac Police Application Packet
Iowa Administrative Code 501 – Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
Iowa Law Enforcement Certification FAQ
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS)