Job Opportunities

The City of Hiawatha no longer accepts unsolicited applications.

It is the City's policy not to accept unsolicited applications and/or resumes. The City will only accept applications and/or resumes when there is a job opening available, advertised and/or posted at City Hall and on the City Website.

Fire and EMS Volunteer

Job Summary

Are you looking for a way to serve the community in a meaningful, fulfilling manner? The Hiawatha Fire Department is in search of people who want to make a difference in the community!  Volunteer Firefighters help their neighbors by responding to fire, medical and other service calls. Initial fire training is provided free of charge, with ongoing training twice a month.  Firefighters are assigned to crews that are on duty together. Those crews assist in taking care of the fire station and equipment. Firefighters are also provided the opportunity to attend EMT class with reimbursement upon successful completion of certification.  They help in other ways too- by participating in fire prevention activities and doing standby at community events. 

Volunteering with the fire department is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and serve the community in a meaningful, fulfilling way.  

Specific Qualifications

Candidates are required to complete pre-employment, post offer physical, drug screen, and background check. Full list of duties and qualifications can be found on job description.

How to Apply

Complete a Hiawatha Employment Application online.

Applications are also available at the City of Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA. 52233, or by calling 319-393-1515. All paper copy applications should be returned to the City Hall address attention City Clerk.

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Part-Time Fire Medic

Job Summary

Protects life and property by performing emergency medical service, fire fighting, hazardous materials, fire prevention, education, and training duties. Operates and maintains fire and EMS equipment, apparatus, and facilities. Part Time 16 - 30 hours a week. Hours are not guaranteed and may vary as needed. The incumbent may be required to work days, weekends, early mornings, evenings or overnights as needed.

Specific Qualifications

Three years experience in the fire service with transport EMS experience. Certification as Paramedic Specialist, Firefighter 1, and related training. Possession of valid Iowa driver's license. Emphasis on this position is the delivery of Advanced Life Support EMS, however, applicant must have the ability to function as a firefighter, including performing interior operations wearing an PPE and SCBA, and the driving and operating of various fire apparatus. Candidates are required to complete pre-employment, post offer physical, drug screen, and background check.

How to Apply

Complete a Hiawatha Employment Application online and upload resume.

Applications are also available at the City of Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA. 52233, or by calling 319-393-1515. All paper copy applications and resumes should be returned to the City Hall address attention City Clerk.

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Seasonal Parks Maintenance Positions

Job Summary

The City of Hiawatha is accepting applications for three (3) Seasonal Parks Maintenance positions for the 2018 summer season. The Seasonal Parks Maintenance positions are responsible for performing a wide variety of activities related to the city parks and other city facilities. The City is looking for self-motivated individuals with good communication skills, ability to follow instructions and ability to work as a team. 

Daily tasks will include maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of park grounds and facility structures. Essential duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, trimming and weeding, routine facility clean-up (after park and community center rentals), minor equipment maintenance and assist other departments as directed.

Specific Qualifications

Non-standard work week, weekends and holidays may be required. Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills is beneficial. Pre-employment physical and a valid driver’s license required. Must be 18 to apply. Rate of pay starts at $11.00. EOE. Positions open until filled.

How to Apply

Complete a Hiawatha Employment Application online and upload resume. 

Applications are also available at the City of Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA 52233, or by calling 319-393-1515. All paper copy applications and resumes should be returned to the City Hall address attention City Clerk. 

Seasonal Parks Mainentance

No additional documents provided.

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Seasonal Adventure Camp Employees

Job Summary

The Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Department is looking for Summer Leaders and Directors for the Hiawatha Kids Adventure Camp Program. Responsibilities include working with children from the ages of 5-12 in daily activities and field trips from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday; program dates June 11, 2018 - August 10, 2018. Must be 18 years of age. Hourly rate: $9-$10.80. EOE. Positions open until filled.

How to Apply

Complete a Hiawatha Employment Application online and upload resume. 

Applications are also available at the City of Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA 52233, or by calling 319-393-1515. All paper copy applications and resumes should be returned to the City Hall address attention City Clerk.

Adventure Camp Director

Adventure Camp Leader

No additional documents provided.

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Library Page

Job Summary

The Hiawatha Public Library is seeking a Library Page.

Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 1 pm, and alternating Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm. Pay is $9.00/hour.

The Library Page is under the supervision of the Library Director, the Adult Services Librarian, the Youth Services Librarian, and the Library Assistants.

The Library Page shelves library materials according to Dewey Decimal system, shelf reads the stacks, shifts and straightens books as required, receives patron inquiries and takes appropriate action, maintains neatness of public areas, performs assigned functions associated with reserves/holds list and assists other staff with various projects. 

Specific Qualifications

Qualifications (position requirements at entry):

  •  Firm knowledge of organization and operation of the library.

Skills and Abilities (position requirements at entry):

  • Ability to learn library procedures readily.
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
  • Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instruction.
  • Self-motivation and organizational ability.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work well with the public and other staff members.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities.

How to Apply

To apply please fill out the online job application. Cover letter and resume will be accepted, but they are not required. 

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The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.