Board of Supervisors

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces one vacancy on the Johnson County Civil Service Commission for a six-year term beginning upon appointment and expiring Aug. 15, 2029. Due to the current political make-up of the Commission, this appointee may identify with any political party or as “no party;” however, all applicants must disclose their political affiliation, so the Board of Supervisors can choose subsequent appointments which will maintain balance on the Commission, as mandated by Iowa Code 341A.2.

The Civil Service Commission approves all Deputy Sheriff entrance and promotional examinations used by the County Sheriff’s Office; administers competitive tests to determine the relative qualifications of persons seeking employment in any class of position, and certifies the names and addresses of the ten candidates standing highest on the eligibility list for the class or grade of the position to be filled.              

This commission is responsible for the effectiveness of, and compliance with, the provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 341A which governs civil service for Deputy County Sheriffs. Commissioners shall hold no elective or other appointive public office during their terms of appointment to the commission. Qualified applicants are required to have been an eligible elector of Johnson County for at least the last two years. 

Application forms are available on the Johnson County website at, and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023.