Careers & Job Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities

The Cedar Rapids Police Department welcomes diversity in all forms including; race, gender, background, and thought. The City strives for a workforce that reflects the community we serve. The Cedar Rapids Police Department appreciates the values, leadership, and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourages opportunities to employ Guardsmen, Reservists, and Veterans. The City of Cedar Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are interested in joining the Police Department’s mission to actively involve everyone in a team effort to serve, protect, and prevent crime and disorder, as well as provide a safe and secure community in an effective and efficient manner, you are encouraged to apply. Police Officer positions are full-time and offer an opportunity to serve the community.
The link below provides information on the entire hiring process, additional opportunities found within the agency, and a link to complete an application online today! A very progressive agency that includes a very competitive starting salary ($56,513), is CALEA accredited, a compliment of 224 sworn employees ensuring that we have many specialty assignment opportunities available for career development, and all of this in an amazing community.

 Careers in Sociology


UCA Sociology graduates have found exciting careers in a variety of fields.  The following is just a selection from a recent poll of our grads. (Some careers require additional education.)

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Liability Claims Case Manager for major retailer
  • Healthy Lifestyles Director (activity coordinator & volunteer coordinator for an assisted living center)
  • Juvenile Intake Officer (dealing mostly with truants and children with mental health issues)
  • Director of Client Services/ Case Manager (non-profit)
  • Crime Analyst
  • Store Manager
  • Family Support Specialist (Department of Human Services)School Resource Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Administrative Assistant in Sales & Marketing
  • Operations Manager
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Air Force Commissioned Officer
  • Family Service Worker–Child Protection NYC) School Teacher
  • Administrative Assistant in Higher Education
  • Unit Manager for Foster Care Home Education
  • Client Services (Red Cross)