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.

Community Development Director

Job Summary

The City of Hiawatha, Iowa is seeking qualified applicant for the full-time position of Community Development Director. The Community Development Director is responsible for supervising the Community Development and Code Enforcement Departments responsible for the administration and enforcement of Codes and Ordinances adopted by the City of Hiawatha related to construction, development and planning, public safety and sanitation.

The Director is responsible for daily operations, supervising and directing of personnel within the Community Development Department to achieve the Community Development objectives through development and oversight of development processes, code adoptions, plan review, inspection, permitting, licensure and record keeping. Other responsibilities include communications and corroboration with developers, design professionals, contractors, general public, Board of Adjustment and Planning and Zoning Commission and cooperation and coordination with other City Departments.  

 The Director assists in long range planning and visioning through budgeting, proposing future code adoptions, analyzing development needs and processes, participating in the five-year Capital Improvement Plan, implementing the Comprehensive Plan and assisting and advising the City Manager and Mayor regarding meetings with developers interested in developing within the city and communicating the information about proposed development.

 Salary range $90,000 - $119,000 DOE. 

Specific Qualifications

Director candidate qualifications should include a Bachelor’s Degree in city, urban and regional planning or equivalent field of study which may include ICC Building Official Certification.  Six years of increasingly responsible municipal construction regulation, development procedures and equipment operation experience, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed above

Community Development Director Job Description

How to Apply

Applications can be completed online and must be received at the Clerk's Office at 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233 no later than February 29, 2024 by 4:00 P.M. EOE.

A resume must also be received by emailing the City Clerk at kgraber@hiawatha-iowa.com no later than February 29, 2024 by 4:00 P.M. EOE. 

No additional documents provided.

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Seasonal Parks Maintenance

Job Summary

The City of Hiawatha is accepting applications for the 2024 summer Seasonal Parks Maintenance positions. Staff will report to the Public Works Superintendent and/or the Parks and Recreation Director and assist with the care of parks, playgrounds and city owned properties. The City is looking for self-motivated individuals that enjoy the outdoors with the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities. 

Specific Qualifications

Daily responsibilities include maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of park grounds and facility structures. Tasks include, but are not limited to, mowing, trimming, care for plants and trees, routine facility clean-up (after park and community center rentals), and assisting other departments as directed. Operates a variety of equipment including pick-up trucks, trailers, mowers, trimmers, power tools, etc. Must be able to work in typical Iowa weather conditions; heat, humidity, cold, rain and sun.

Non-standard work week, weekends and holidays may be required. Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills is beneficial. Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical, and drug screen. A valid Iowa Drivers License is required. Must be 18 to apply. Rate of pay $16.00 per hour.

How to Apply

Submit a Hiawatha Employment Application online.                                                   

Paper applications are also available at the City of Hiawatha City Hall (101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA 52233) or can be requested at 319-393-1515. A current job description is available on request.

Application are due to the City of Hiawatha City Hall, City Clerks Office,101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA. EOE. Positions open until filled. 

 

No additional documents provided.

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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. 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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The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.

The City of Hiawatha values diversity among staff and regards equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as tools to achieve diversity. The City of Hiawatha believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the experience at the City of Hiawatha.