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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Library Operations Manager

Job Summary

The Hiawatha Public library is seeking an operations manager.  The Hiawatha Public Library, located in Hiawatha, Iowa and is a member of the Metro Library Network with the Marion and the Cedar Rapids public libraries.  The library serves cities of Hiawatha, Cedar Rapids, Marion, and rural Linn County, Iowa.  The service population is nearly 15,000.  The library is expanding from 8,543 square feet to 22,000 square with completion expected in May 2020.  The library staff consists of 9 employees.

The library director reports to a 7-member governing board and is considered a department of the City of Hiawatha.  The successful candidate will supervise library assistants and clerks, provide direction to all staff regarding circulation services, and manage the day-to-day operations of the library. The operations manager acts as the director in the director’s absence. The operations manager has overall responsibility and accountability for providing planning and direction to multiple functional areas within the library, with an emphasis on ensuring quality service for patrons. The scope of responsibility includes all points of service delivery at the library. The operations manager participates in the development, recommendation and administration of library policies, procedures and processes. Additionally, the operations manager oversees and provides budget input. The operations manager works collaboratively with all library departments, city departments, consortium partners, the community and/or external agencies.

 

Minimum Requirements:

•  Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

•  One year of supervisory experience in a library setting 

•  Eligible for a State of Iowa Public Librarian’s Certificate

•  Completion of a successful background check

 

Salary:  $48,800

 

Please apply online at https://www.hiawatha-iowa.com/job-opportunities/

Please include a cover letter and resume

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on September 9, 2019


Specific Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

•  One year of supervisory experience in a library setting 

•  Eligible for a State of Iowa Public Librarian’s Certificate

•  Completion of a successful background check

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the position should submit a completed application including cover letter and resume through the City of Hiawatha. Applications are due by 5 pm September 9, 2019.

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The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.