Employment Opportunities


Equipment Operator/ Laborer

Emmet County, Iowa is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Equipment Operator/ Laborer. This position participates in construction and maintenance of County roads, using heavy equipment and construction materials on County ROW, bridges, and culverts under the general supervision of the County Engineer and Maintenance Supervisor. Tasks can also include manual labor, preventive maintenance of equipment, excavation, tile repair and snow removal.

A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required. At least one (1) year of experience in construction, road maintenance and/or medium to heavy industrial or farm equipment operation/maintenance functions is required.

Good work skills that promote a team effort are essential. Strong communication skills, good recordkeeping skills and the ability to work safely are necessary. An Iowa Commercial Driver's License class "A" with air brake endorsement is required, and the employee must be insurable.

Salary is determined by Union contract. Please submit a resume and completed application form to: Emmet County Engineer, 609 1st Ave. N, Ste. 4, Estherville, Iowa 51334, phone (712) 362-4846, email davis-oeth32@emmetcountyia.com. A position is open at the Estherville Maintenance Shop. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Emmet County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2019.

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Immediate Opening

The Emmet County Sheriff's office is now taking applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

Click for Job Description and Application. Or pick up application at Emmet County Iowa Sheriff's Office at 114 N. 6th St in Estherville.

Applications with resume must be returned to the Emmet County Sheriff's Office by 4pm on April 18, 2019. Testing of eligible applicants will be conducted at 8pm on Saturday, April 27.

Contact Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens with any questions at 712.362.2639

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)