Employment Opportunities


Immediate Opening

The Emmet County Engineer's Office is currently accepting applications for a Road Foreman.


Under direction of Maintenance Superintendent, leads Secondary Roads Staff on routine road, tile, culvert and right of way maintenance. Receives and understands written and oral instructions. Assists with winter maintenance activities, including checking roads. Checks on and resolves concerns or complaints from the public. Trains and assists employees to understand and perform their jobs.


Marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties have been excluded from job description. Emmet County reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine job positions at any time. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Click here for a complete job description and employment application.

Emmet County is an EOE.

Immediate Opening

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for one full-time jailer, one full-time Dispatch Operator and one part-time combination Jailer/ Dispatch Operator.

The part-time Jailer/Dispatch Operator will be a shared position between the Emmet County Jail and Emmet County Communications Center with the possibility of full-time employment. Full time employment benefits include: paid vacation, holiday pay, health insurance, life insurance, sick leave and an IPERS retirement program.

Duties include but are not limited to: the care, supervision and transportation of county jail prisoners as well as performing the duties of a telecommunicator.

A qualified employee must possess a high school diploma or GED, have the ability to earn and maintain certifications as required by law and department policy, have the ability to read at close range and at distances, have normal color vision, hearing within normal range, the ability to multi-task, be able to operate computer systems and other office equipment and have the ability to report to work on short notice.

Additionally a successful employee must have a safe driving record, be able to pass a background check, pre-employment physical, drug screen, interview and MMPI. The starting wage is $16.50 per hour with step increases.

A more complete description of the duties of these positions are available with the application on-line (click here)

They are also available on Facebook or at the Emmet County Sheriff's Office.

The position is open until filled.

Emmet County is an EOE.

Emmet County, Iowa general Employment Application (.pdf) (.docx)