Public Administration

Do it for the GREATER GOOD.
Lee County Courthouse
Keokuk, Iowa

Effective public administration is the cornerstone of a well-run government at any level, and in Iowa, we’re happy to say we’ve got it down to a science. You may be happy to learn that we’re always looking for more people to help us do even better.

Thanks to a multitude of public servants, peace officers and social service professionals, Iowa has appeared within the top six spots on USA Today’s annual “Best-run States in the U.S.” list for three years running. That accounts for all 99 counties, which together employ more than 70,000 government workers, including those working in municipal operations and at public universities.

All said, this a potent combination for our state — and for you. If you like to be a part of the solution, and are looking for a place to grow a career in public service, Iowa is one of the best places in the country to keep things running smoothly.

Iowa is ranked in the top-10 safest states in the nation; as one of the top-five places to raise a child; the ninth-best for business; and statewide, has the seventh-lowest cost of living in the nation, at 13 percent below the national average.
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