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Employment Opportunities

To apply for a position, complete and return a Ringgold County Employment application to the department and address listed in the posting.

 Ringgold County Employment Application (not used for Sheriff's Office positions)

Ringgold County Sheriff's Office Application

We are currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Dispatcher/Jailer

The Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the position of a full-time Dispatcher/Jailer consisting of day and night shift hours, holidays and weekends. Starting pay for this position is $16.80 an hour non-certified applicant. With increases up to $19.80 after successful completion of training and orientation/probation period.  Increase of 2.5% effective 7-1-22.  Includes a benefit package of paid medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, life insurance and retirement plan (IPERS). Uniform will be provided.

All applicants must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  3. Be able to read and write the English language.
  4. Pass a background check.
  5. Pass a pre-employment physical.
  6. Pass a psychological screening.
  7. Must have working knowledge of the Windows Operating System.
  8. Pass drug screen.

Duties will include, but not limited to, receiving information requiring law enforcement, fire and/or medical response and transferring the information via radio and/or phone to proper emergency or non-emergency services.  A complete job description can be found here

*Due to Iowa Code, female inmates must be supervised by female jailers*

A resume must be attached to application and emailed or returned to:

rhaley@ringgoldcounty.us or lmederos@ringgoldcounty.us

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Rob Haley
801 W South St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Accepting applications until position is filled.


It is the policy of Ringgold County to provide equal treatment to all Ringgold County employees and applicants for Ringgold County employment without regard to race, color, religion, political affiliation, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, except as bona fide occupational qualifications may require otherwise.  This policy applies to all human resources actions and procedures including, but not limited to: recruitment, selection, training, compensation, benefit programs, promotion, demotion, transfer and termination of employment.