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This job isn’t just about making a difference, it’s about being the difference.

The Iowa State University Police Department has a national reputation for excellence and is among the best in Iowa.  We want Iowa State to be the safest campus in the United States, but we can’t do it without a team dedicated to excellence and making a difference; a team who cares about others and their community. We need individuals who want to be part of a family-like atmosphere where you’ll be highly trained, receive excellent benefits, and get the chance to work in several different specialty areas, such as investigations, outreach, engagement and inclusion, even cheer for the Cyclones working events.  No matter what role you serve, if you’re looking for meaningful, rewarding work and the opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives, we offer a culture of excellence and support.


  • Retirement
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • and more

We regularly hire for:

 Be the difference. Apply today. 

Current Vacancies

Public Safety Officer

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The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Public Safety Officer.

Under general supervision, patrols assigned area on foot to ensure protection of students, faculty, staff and visitors, as well as property and equipment. Controls and monitors access in and out of university buildings and monitors burglar and fire alarm systems as required.

This position will be on a rotating work schedule, which may include overnights and weekends.

Applications are due by November 30th, 2023.

Security Supervisor

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Under general supervision, provides administrative supervision of the Public Safety Officer program and performs general security functions for the security division of the Department of Public Safety.

Iowa State University Police Department employees will support the Department’s vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner, which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. Department employees’ everyday actions are guided by the Department’s values of Respect, Integrity, Caring, Honor, Excellence and Service (RICHES) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department’s Mission and Vision Statements, values and goals.

Applications are due by November 30, 2023

Non-discrimination Statement

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. Vietnam Era Veteran. Any persons having inquiries concerning this may contact the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 3680 Beardshear Hall, 515-294-7612.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.