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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Parks Facility/Maintenance Lead

Job Summary

The Parks Facility Maintenance Lead is responsible for performing a wide variety of activities related to the City parks, right-of-way’s, and properties including but not limited to the Hiawatha Community Center and Library. Duties include: supervising the Parks Facility/Maintenance employee and seasonals; park day-to-day operations, inspecting and maintaining playground equipment; cleaning and maintaining pavilions, the Community Center and Library, repairing restrooms, and splash pad operation; maintaining landscape on City properties including grass and weed control, snow removal, and routine maintenance on equipment and vehicles.

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.



Specific Qualifications

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) and one year of maintenance, equipment operation or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Some supervisory skills.

Valid Iowa Drivers License and Class B, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and Endorsement N for bulk tanker vehicles with air brakes. Subject to the Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing program. Must have Pesticide license through Iowa Department of Agriculture.

How to Apply

Applications and resumes must be received at the Clerk’s Office at 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, Iowa 52233 no later than February 25, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. Internal Preference Preferred. Application and job description are available at www.hiawatha-iowa.com under job opportunities. EOE.

No additional documents provided.

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Parks/Facility Maintenance Employee

Job Summary

The Parks / Facility Maintenance employee is responsible for performing a wide variety of activities related to the City parks and properties. Duties include: clean and maintain restrooms, pavilions, Community Center and Library; maintain plants and flowers on City property, including grass and weed control.

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Specific Qualifications

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).

Valid Iowa Driver’s License (Class B, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Subject to the DOT drug and alcohol testing program. Pesticide license.

How to Apply

Applications and resumes must be received at the Clerk’s Office at 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, Iowa 52233 no later than February 25, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

Employment application and job description can be found at www.hiawatha-iowa.com under job opportunities or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, Iowa 52233. EOE

No additional documents provided.

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City Clerk

Job Summary

Candidates must be able to perform a wide variety of specialized duties requiring excellent written and oral communication skills, accuracy, proficiency, confidentiality and independent judgment. Duties include preparation of budget, administrative support to staff and elected officials, collection and analyzing data, creation of policies and procedures, preparation, publication and maintenance of official city documents, processing payroll, related reports and bills, human resources support, and coordinating and attending meetings and other city events. Shall be bondable.

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be available to attend evening meetings and other events and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

Specific Qualifications

Qualifications include Iowa Certified Municipal Clerk, Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business management or related field and three years’ experience working in municipal government or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be National Certified Municipal Clerk or have the ability to obtain within three years; ability to obtain Master Municipal Clerk within five years.  

How to Apply

Applications and resumes must be received at the Clerk’s Office at 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, Iowa 52233 no later than February 26, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. Internal Preference Preferred. Application and job description are available at www.hiawatha-iowa.com under job opportunities. EOE.

No additional documents provided.

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Deputy Clerk/Administrative Coordinator

Job Summary

Candidates must be able to perform a wide variety of specialized duties while working with City Administration offices. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, accuracy, proficiency, confidentiality and independent judgment. Duties include but not limited to preparing City Council minutes, agendas, resolutions and ordinances, attending evening meetings, preparing required publications, issuing a variety of licenses and permits, municipal records management, monthly reconciliation of bank transactions, debit/credit cards transactions, bi-weekly payroll and reporting, preparation and processing of invoices and payments, data entry, answering phone calls, and assisting in human resources for city employees. Computer program knowledge a must.

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week. Must be willing to be flexible with work hours and attend evening meetings and other events when required. 

Specific Qualifications

Must have earned or have the ability to earn State Certified Municipal Clerk and National Certified Municipal Clerk within three years. Associate’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or related field, and two years considerable related office administration or municipal government office experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply

Applications and resumes must be received at the Clerk’s Office at 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, Iowa 52233 no later than March 8, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.  Application and job description are available at www.hiawatha-iowa.com under job opportunities. EOE.

No additional documents provided.

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The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.