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Juvenile Court Officer 1 (D5 13073-005, -006)

Date Posted
March 8, 2019
Full Time

Job Details


Friday, March 8, 2019

Position Title

Juvenile Court Officer 1 (two positions)


Polk County Juvenile Court Services
Polk County Justice Center
222 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309


Pay Grade 27, $46,488.00 annually
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

Juvenile Court Services has two Juvenile Court Officer 1 positions available.  These positions are under the leadership of the Chief Juvenile Court Officer within the Fifth Judicial District.  The positions are located in the Polk County Justice Center office.


The Juvenile Court Officer I handles matters pertaining to delinquent youth, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 232, including intake, diversion, supervision, and prevention activities.  Makes 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 then 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 science.  Must possess personal integrity and emotional maturity.  Must successfully complete training requirements set by the Iowa Supreme Court.  Must possess a valid Iowa motor vehicle operator's license, unless an exception is made.
Candidates must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Contact Information

How to Apply

Cover letter, resume and Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment may be emailed to

NOTE: Due to high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting Close Date

All application materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.


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