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division Secretary


Knowledge of:

General office procedures, covering tasks like scheduling, correspondence management, and coordinating office activities. You should be familiar with record keeping and filing procedures to keep documents organized and easily accessible. Proficiency in using personal computer applications—such as spreadsheet, database, and word processing software—is crucial for efficient data management and document creation.


Ability to:

Communicate both verbally and in writing, for conveying information clearly and facilitating productive interactions with colleagues and external stakeholders. Additionally, the ability to work accurately with numbers and codes ensures precision in tasks involving financial records or data entry. Organizational skills are vital for maintaining orderly files and records, enabling quick retrieval of information when needed. Adeptness in composing and editing documents demonstrates proficiency in spelling, office vocabulary, and grammar, contributing to the professional presentation of materials. Maintaining confidentiality is paramount when handling sensitive information, requiring discretion and trustworthiness. Tactful and courteous communication with the public and colleagues fosters positive relationships and reflects well on the organization. The ability to work efficiently amidst interruptions and remain composed during stressful situations demonstrates resilience and adaptability in the workplace.


becoming a division secretary

Salary Range: Dependent on experience the salary range is from:

$46,251.81 – $59,030.37

Performs a wide variety of secretarial, record keeping, and technical tasks related to the division assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Performs secretarial and office management duties
  2. Keeps records; organizes and maintains files; and compiles information and statistics.
  3. Establishes effective working relationships with public and staff
  4. Accomplishes projects and other assignments unique to division
  5. Regular and predictable attendance is required
  6. Other duties as assigned


Candidates should possess a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), along with four years of full-time work experience in performing responsible clerical duties. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience that furnishes the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to carry out. the tasks effectively will be considered.

Physical Conditions:

In this position, the employee will often engage in various physical activities, including standing, walking, sitting, using hands for intricate tasks, reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Additionally, clear vision, speech, and hearing abilities are essential. The typical work environment is an office setting characterized by a generally quiet atmosphere.


Join the Council Bluffs Police Department (CBPD) and dedicate yourself to advancing the wellbeing of our community and protecting the rights of all people.

Embark on a meaningful career with multiple opportunities for professional development and advancement. The CBPD family has openings and we promise to challenge you, rely on you, and take care of you.

Frequently asked Questions

The CBPD serves and protects the community of Council Bluffs, which comprises over 62,000 residents and businesses. It operates within the greater Omaha metro area, enforcing city, state, and federal traffic and criminal laws.
Yes, candidates must live within 60 miles (according to Google Maps) of the police department located at 1 Ezra Jackson Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

Yes, officers have the opportunity to join the Fraternal Order of Police Union, specifically FOP Lodge 1

  • This phase includes a thorough background investigation covering criminal history, driving records, employment history, interviews with various individuals, and a polygraph exam to assess truthfulness.
  • Under investigation or indictment for a felony offense
  • Commission or admission of felony, aggravated misdemeanor, or crime involving moral turpitude
  • Conviction for a crime of domestic violence
  • Certain juvenile criminal behavior
  • Specific traffic violations
  • Failure to obtain a valid driver’s license upon appointment
  • Providing false information during the selection process
  • Involvement in the sale, manufacture, or transportation for sale of any scheduled drug or narcotic
  • Recent use or ingestion of scheduled drugs, narcotics, or steroids
  • Dishonorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Any offer of employment requires the candidate to sign an agreement for reimbursement of training expenses and cost of specialized personal equipment. This agreement stipulates that if a Police Officer voluntarily terminates employment within the first five years, they must reimburse the City on a pro-rata basis for certain costs as described in City policy 211:1, Termination of Employment.
  • Juvenile criminal behavior may be considered for disqualification, particularly if the offense involved serious injury to another, sexual assault, use of a deadly weapon, or if the applicant was tried and convicted as an adult for a felony committed as a juvenile.
  • The Physical Agility Examination is the first phase of testing, developed and mandated by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. All candidates, except currently certified peace officers through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, are required to take this exam. The exam assesses candidates’ physical fitness, and only those who pass are eligible to proceed further in the testing process. The test consists of mile and half run, maximum pushups in a minute, and maximum sit-ups in a minute. Iowa Law Enforcement Academy used the Copper standards to evaluate the scores.
  • The Written Examination is the second phase of testing and is required by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Candidates are given a recommended amount of time to complete the exam, typically about 2 hours. All applicants must begin testing at the same time, and late arrivals are ineligible to participate. Candidates who score 70% or above on each section of the exam are eligible to proceed in the testing process.
  • Yes, candidates who are currently certified peace officers through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy are not required to attend either the Physical Agility Examination or the Written Examination. Additionally, successful Stanard & Associates POST scores may be used in lieu of retesting for the Written Examination.
  • Traffic violations are generally excluded from disqualification, with specific exceptions such as DUI offenses within three years from the date of application and certain serious traffic violations within 24 months prior to the application.
  • Yes, bilingual officers receive an additional $25.00 per paycheck as compensation for their language skills.


At our core, we are committed to fostering a culture of community-driven policing, where the well-being of our community members stands as our utmost priority. With an unwavering focus on nurturing relationships built on trust, respect, and empathy, our department strives to provide quality service to all with a steadfast dedication to excellence.
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