Debra Ann Burnikel

Resume posted by Deb Burnikel in Government.

Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Cresco Iowa, United States


I have spent the last 22+ years of my professional career serving the resident’s of my county in some capacity, to the best of my ability. I have gained significant knowledge in many facets of county operations, including efective assistance in law enforcement. My desire is to geographically expand my horizons and relocate into an environment where my administrative experience will be an asset to a new team.


Attended Hamilton Business College, Mason City, Iowa 50401 from 1987 to 1989 receiving a dipolma in Business Administration/Management.

Attended Howard-Winneshiek: Crestwood High School: Cresco, Iowa 52136 1981 to 1985 receiving the High School Dipolma.


Howard County Sheriff’s Office: 124 South Park Place, Cresco, Iowa 52136 (563.547.3535) Mike Miner-Sheriff
1/23/01 to Present
Position currently holding is Communications Officer/Jailer
Responsibilities: Proficient ablility to access/utilize the State of Iowa computer system software; CAD and mapping as indicated; warrant issue entries and/or reviews as indicated; keep open lines of communication with local law enforcement, sheriff deputies, firefighters, EMS personnel via two-way radio systems; answer/respond to multi-line telephone systems-including 911 EMS incoming/outgoing calls; customer service/public calls; customer service in person with public re: various needs; computer data entry for missing persons, stolen vehicles/properties, etc; booking and/or release of inmates, as well as supervision while awaiting judicial appearances or release; maintain financial accounts for inmates; committal transports; Matron duties as indicated; Notary for the State of Iowa; additional duties as required.

Howard County Assessor’s Office; 137 North Elm Street, Cresco, IA 52136 (563.547.3409) Thomas Mullen-Assessor
1/23/89 to 1/23/01
Position held: Office Manager
Responsibilities: Maintain communications with customers; provid information requested by customers; assisted with Forest Reserve program; maintained employee time sheets; prepared claims as needed; assisted with transfer and/or split property transactions following recording by Recorder’s Office; maintained teamwork between various city/county offices located in Howard County Courthouse; assisted with aerial photography and soil maps; processed Homestead Tax Credits as homeowner’s needed; processed Military Exemptions for personnal/patrons as needed; additional duties as required: RFL: applied and acquired position with the Howard County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Hazmat and Re-certification
  • Introduction to Incident Command
  • Iowa System Certification and Re-certificaion
  • Iowa Vine Training
  • National Jail Certification and Re-certification
  • Medic /First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens and AED
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Missing & Abducted Children
  • National Incident Command

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