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Applications are sent to:
Iron County Human Resources Department
82 North 100 East, Suite 204
Cedar City, UT 84720
[email protected]
(435) 477-8335


WARNING: Read all application instructions prior to applying. Not following the application guidelines and requirements WILL result in your application being disqualified without notice!

Application Instructions
Law Enforcement Application Requirements
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Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in employment with Iron County. Please read and adhere to the following instructions in order to complete the application process. Applicants who fail to complete or follow the process in its entirety may be disqualified.

Complete an official application form

In order to obtain complete and accurate information to be used in making hiring decisions, Iron County requires each applicant to complete an Official Iron County Employment Application. Applications must be submitted in person, by email, or by mail to the Iron County Human Resource Department. All application must be received (or postmarked) by 5:00 pm MST on the closing date of the job posting (no exceptions). The completed and signed application will be used to determine your initial eligibility for the position. If more space is needed to provide full answers or explanations, attach additional sheets (using the same format) as needed. Unless specified within the job posting, resumes will generally not be accepted, other than a supplement to the required application. Letters of recommendation or commendation should not be submitted, unless specifically requested or outlined in the job posting.

Education verification

You are required to submit photocopies of official transcripts, licenses, and/or certificates of completion for any education, certification, or training (beyond high school) that you claim on your application. Iron County “may” request official transcripts be submitted as a requirement during the final interview process. Please note that you will not be given credit for any education, certification, or training without proper documentation.

Veteran preference

If you wish to claim veteran preference, you must submit a copy of Form DD214, certifying honorable veteran status. If you claim disabled veteran preference, you must also submit a letter of verification from the Veteran’s Administration dated within the last 90 days.

How position vacancies are filled

The Human Resource Department, in consultation with the hiring department, will screen applications to see if minimum qualifications are met. The selection process will then consist of a hiring interview and may include any one (or a combination) of the following: Application and/or supplemental review/rating, written examination, performance test and/or oral examination. The Human Resource Department reserves the right to select and call the applicants deemed most qualified to perform any of the proceeding requirements. False statements and/or evidence of fraud or deceit, in connection with any application, will result in disqualification. If discovered after employment, such actions will be considered grounds for discharge.

Notification to applicants

If you are applying for a full-time position, you should receive written notification regarding the status of your application within three weeks of the advertised closing date of the position. Since a considerable amount of time is often required to screen and evaluate the applications, please do not contact Human Resources to inquire about the status as an application unless you do not receive notice within three weeks. If you are applying for a part-time, temporary, or seasonal position, you will receive no formal communication regarding the status of your application unless selected for employment. If you are selected for employment, you will be required to prove United States Citizenship and your eligibility to work in the United States, as evidenced by appropriate documentation.

Equal employment opportunity

Iron County is an equal employment opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum position qualifications will receive consideration during the employment and selection process. Regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, all applications will receive equal employment opportunity.

Additional information

Federal law requires supervisors/employers to review documents verifying your identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) documentation. Iron County will require strict compliance with all Form I-9 requirements.Upon employment, the Human Resource Department will require a copy of Social Security Card and current Driver’s License be provided in order to ensure verification of name and social security number for payroll and other employment records and to verify driving record when required.In conjunction with any preliminary job offer from Iron County, the applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug and criminal background screening prior to employment.Iron County will provide reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of applicants in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Law Enforcement Applicant Checklist

Please review ALL of your documents prior to submitting. Any document that is required that is not attached or is incomplete will result in your application being disqualified.

  • Employment Application
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • POST Certificate or Pre‐Entrance Exam Score (A letter from the testing center indicating that you have completed the test will be accepted, score can be provided at a later date)
  • College Transcripts and copies of any certifications that you are claiming on your application.
  • Form DD214 – if applicable for Veteran Preference

P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Standards & Training Entrance Examination Sheet

The P.O.S.T. entrance examination is administered by the agencies listed below and is a requirement for the Correctional Officer positions. The test may be taken at any of the testing sites listed and a certified copy of the test results MUST be attached to your application form. P.O.S.T. Test consists of 4 sections with a passing score of 70% in each category. Picture ID required at all testing locations.

The results are usually mailed to you approximately 2 (two) weeks from the test date. Candidates must be 21 years of age, a high school graduate, and U.S. citizen.

Julie Wood, Assessment Technician or Marie Sherwood, Assessment Clerk
550 East 300 South Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 593‐2361 or (801) 593‐2336
Testing: Monday 7:45 to 2:30, Tuesday 7:45 to 4:30 & Thursday 7:45 to 11:30 on a walk‐in basis during testing hours
Fee: $30

9750 South 300 West, MFEC Room #238, Sandy, UT 84070
Proctor Station: (801) 957‐5221
Testing: Requires scheduling 24 hours in advance. Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 1:30 pm and first Saturday of the month 8:00 am to 12:00 pm – Please pay at cashiering office at the Miller Conference Center prior to testing
SLCC testing center website

1112 University Circle Ogden, UT 84408‐1112
Phone: (801) 626‐6803
Testing: Wednesdays at 2:00 & 6:00 – Call for specific information

Phone: (801) 863‐8269
Call for appointment to test
UVU testing center website

351 W University Blvd., ELC211, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: (435) 865‐8113
Email: [email protected]
POST Testing is administered by appointment.
Please call or email for testing appointment

North Plaza Building, 1000 E. 100 S., St. George, UT (East entrance)
Phone: (435) 652‐7696
Email: [email protected]
Testing: Please call for an appointment.
Cost: $50 For testing center closed dates, please check the DSU testing center website

P.O.S.T. Physical Fitness Entrance Requirements

Law Enforcement Officer Entrance Standard

Physical Fitness test requirement for entrance into the POST academy:

  • Vertical Jump (15 inches)
  • Sit‐ups (25 reps – One minute)
  • 300 Meter (70 seconds)
  • Push‐Ups (16 Reps – Maximum repetitions with no time constraint and no rest during this phase of the test)
  • 1.5 Mile Run (15:37)

The procedure and order for the testing is as follows:

  • Warm up for 3 minutes; perform the Vertical Jump test and rest for 2 minutes
  • Perform the one minute Sit Up test and rest for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Perform the 300 Meter Run, then rest for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Perform the Maximum Push Up test, then rest for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Do the cardio warm‐up for 2 to 3 minutes, then perform the 1.5 Mile Run and cardio cool‐down for 5 minutes

Veteran Preference

If you claim veteran preference, you must submit a copy of Form DD214, certifying honorable veteran status. If you claim disabled veteran preference, you must also submit a letter of verification from the Veteran’s Administration (VA) dated within the last 90 days.

Benefit Information

All Deputy Officers are required to fulfill a twelve‐month probationary period. The probationary period may be extended for cause. Full Time employees are eligible for paid vacation leave, sick leave, holiday pay; health, dental, and life insurance; paid retirement, long term disability and workers’ compensation; participation in a flexible spending account (FSA) for child care expenses on a pretax basis.


It is the policy of Iron County to recruit, hire, and promote qualified applicants without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or other areas covered by federal, state, or local fair employment laws and regulations.

The Human Resource Department will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant during the application, examination or interview process. If you have special needs, please call (435) 477-8335.

Applications must be submitted directly to the Iron County Human Resource Department in person, by email, or by mail by 5:00 pm MST on the closing date of the job posting (no exceptions).

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resource Department.

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