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Juvenile Court Officer 1 (D4 13073-001/002)

Date Posted
January 28, 2021
Full Time

Job Details


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Position Title

Juvenile Court Officer 1
(two positions available)


Pottawattamie County Juvenile Court Services
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA  51501


Pay Grade 27, $48,464.00 - $73,424.00 annually
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

The Fourth District of the Judicial Branch has an exciting opportunity as a Juvenile Court Officer 1 (two positions available). These positions are under the leadership of the Chief Juvenile Court Officer. The positions are located in the Pottawattamie County Juvenile Court Services office and additional travel is required to assist in surrounding counties.


The responsibilities for this position include:

- Handling matters pertaining to delinquent youth, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 232, including intake, diversion, supervision, and prevention activities.
- Making recommendations to the Court regarding detention and custody, conducts pre-dispositional investigations, prepares reports to the court, testifies in court about dispositional and other recommendations, incorporates evidenced-based practices into daily work, supervises probation, motivates youth and families and engages them in the change process, coordinates and monitors services provided by various agencies to juvenile clients.
- Responsible for responding to emergency matters outside of normal working hours.
- Serves as a peace officer during the performance of his/her duties.


A Bachelor’s degree from a four–year college or university in law, criminal justice, criminology, sociology or related social sciences.
Possess personal integrity and emotional maturity.
Successfully complete training requirements set by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, unless an exception is made.

Final candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.


Contact Information

How to Apply

Cover letter, resume and the Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment may be emailed to
Please include "JCO1 Position 13073-001/002" in your email subject line.

Posting Close Date

All application materials must be received by Friday, February 26, 2021.


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