Fifth Judicial District - Department of Correctional Services


The Fifth Judicial District, Department of Correctional Services is the largest district in the State of Iowa based on offender population, making our workforce around 270 employees and growing. We are always recruiting qualified applicants.

The Fifth Judicial District offers employment in many areas with varying classifications such as Administrative Support, Field Services, Residential Services, and Supervisor/Managerial positions. This creates an environment with many promotional opportunities.

Working at the Fifth Judicial District, Department of Correctional Services provides the following opportunities:

  1. Variety of jobs, work locations, and hours
  2. Large and diverse workforce
  3. Excellent benefit package -
  4. Promotional opportunities
  5. Competitive pay

The Fifth Judicial District, Department of Correctional Services encourages women and minorities to apply.

Current Positions Available

* Click here to view job, internship, and volunteer openings. *

Internship - Volunteer Information

** Please note that none of our interns or volunteers receive conpensation.

To fill out an application and to view current available internships, follow the link above. If you have questions or concerns about an internship, please contact the Department of Correctional Services Human Resources Department. The contact information is on the right hand side of this page.

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Human Resources

  • Jim Hancock Center
  • 1000 Washington Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • ph. (515) 242-6470
  • fx. (515) 242-6085
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