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. *

District Director, Des Moines, IA

Dallas County is assisting with the collection of applications for the District Director of the Fifth Judicial District. Completed applications, along with a resume and professional references must be received by 4:30pm on September 30th, 2015 at the address or email below.

Please visit to access an application. For questions regarding the job, please contact Mike King at (641)745-0534.

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 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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