Marshall County
Welcome to the new Sheriff's Office website.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff. The Civil Service Entrance examination for Deputy Sheriff will be open until a certified list is compiled. This list will be utilized for the purpose of filling vacant deputy sheriff positions for a period not to exceed two years from the test date. The application period will be open for a minimum of 30 days from the time of posting.

Physical agility and written testing will be scheduled by appointment. A study guide may be purchased for the written test and is available upon request. Applicants successfully completing physical and written testing will continue to the background investigation and interview portion.

Applications are available at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office or online. A completed employment packet must be submitted to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to be eligible to participate in the testing process. Electronic submissions will be accepted, however, you must bring the original packet for submission at the time of testing.

Your application must be filled out completely and include the following:

Your application will not be considered further if any of these requirements are not included.

Starting wage for this position is $52,045 per year. After being employed one year, Iowa certified candidates will receive a $3,000.00 employee bonus incentive and non-certified candidates will receive a $1000.00 employee bonus incentive.

Lateral transfer is allowed for applicants who are currently Iowa certified peace officers in good standing.  Starting wage for lateral transfers with more than two years post academy service is between $55,490.00-$61,084.00 based on training and experience.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is an Affirmative Action/EOE. If you should have any questions, please contact Tammi Woosley at (641) 754-6380.

Job Qualifications

Applicants must be able to meet all minimum standards for acceptance into the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy; they must be 19 years of age to take the test and 21 years of age to be appointed as a deputy sheriff.

Please view the Deputy Sheriff Physical Fitness Standard requirements.


This webpage was printed on October 20, 2021. For the most current information, visit the Marshall County, Iowa, Sheriff website at
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