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.

Hiawatha Parks Technician

Job Summary

If you are self-motivated, enjoy spending time outdoors, and have a passion for serving our community, we invite you to join the City of Hiawatha Parks & Recreation team!

The City of Hiawatha is seeking a full-time Parks Technician. Under the supervision of Parks & Recreation Director, you’ll be responsible for daily maintenance, repairs, and general upkeep of Hiawatha’s park facilities and grounds to ensure a safe and well-functioning environment. Actively solving problems and troubleshooting buildings and grounds maintenance issues, you’ll perform a wide range of skilled park construction and maintenance tasks. You’ll help the City of Hiawatha be proactive in planning and implementing practices that improve our parks and facilities while supporting sustainability initiatives.

Additional Job Description

Specific Qualifications

One year of park maintenance and equipment operation is preferred. Within one year of hire, you’ll need to obtain an Iowa Class B Commercial Driver’s License through the State of Iowa, and Pesticide License through the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Salary range $38,100-$44,000 and an excellent benefits package. 

How to Apply

To apply, please complete a Hiawatha Employment Application online at www.hiawatha-iowa.com and include a 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 should be returned to the City Clerk at the City Hall address.  You’ll undergo a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screening. A valid Iowa Driver’s License is required. The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are due by 4pm September 12, 2022.

No additional documents provided.

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Paramedic - Part-time or Full-time

Job Summary

The Department:  Hiawatha Fire Department (HFD) is a progressive growing combination department that is looking for additional staffing due to increase service demand. HFD responds to fires, motor vehicle accidents, 911 and interfacility advanced life support transport to more than 12,000 people in the Hiawatha, Palo, and Shellsburg area. Paramedics work with the leadership team, as well as the Medical Director, to provide quality patient care and member safety.  All ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art ALS equipment including Zoll X-Series monitors, LUCAS devices and Styrker autoload system. HFD has a close relationship with our mutual aid partners, including automatic mutual aid agreements, to provide quality service and care in a wide range of situations. In 2021, HFD responded to 2275 calls.  HFD is staffed with a full-time Chief and two Deputy Chief’s, seven full-time Fire-Medics or  Paramedics, five part-time Fire-Medics, and more than 40 volunteer members. The City is currently in the final stages of developing plans for a second fire station, current station remodel and training facility. The estimated start date for these projects is March of 2023.

Starting Range of Pay: $17.94 to $25.09 per hour depending on qualifications.

The Job: The position is a frontline EMS provider. The duties include supporting the mission of the Hiawatha Fire Department by providing Emergency Medical Services and related activities, such as assisting with public education activities and assisting with training. They may be asked to perform some support functions at the scene of a fire, such as victim care and firefighter rehab.

The Candidate: The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of EMS experience, current certification as a Paramedic (Iowa or NREMT) with current certifications in ACLS, BCLS, and PALS. An unrestricted Iowa Chauffer’s (Class D) license is required. Paramedics in this position are not firefighters, and are not required to be certified as Firefighter 1.

The candidate will undergo a pre-employment background, physical and drug screen.

The Hours: Full-time Paramedics may be assigned a variety of shifts including 8, 10, 12 or 24-hour shifts. The average work week will be 40 hours for a full-time Paramedic with occasional overtime. Part-time Paramedics may be required to work days, weekends, early mornings, evenings or overnights as needed. The average work week will be 16 to 30 hours for a part-time Paramedic. Hours are not guarenteed and may vary as needed.

A full benefit package including holidays, personal days, vacation and health insurance is available to full-time employees. 

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.

Accepting applications until position is filled, send applications to the City of Hiawatha City Hall, City Clerks Office,101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA 52233.

Candidates who have previously submitted applications with the City of Hiawatha or Hiawatha Fire Department MUST RESUBMIT AN APPLICATION DURING THE CURRENT APPLICATION PERIOD.  

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Fire-Medic - Part Time or Full Time

Job Summary

The Department:  Hiawatha Fire Department (HFD) is a progressive growing combination department that is looking for additional staffing due to increase service demand. HFD responds to fires, motor vehicle accidents, 911 and interfacility advanced life support transport to more than 12,000 people in the Hiawatha, Palo, and Shellsburg area. Fire-Medics work with the leadership team, as well as the Medical Director, to provide quality patient care and member safety.  All ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art ALS equipment including Zoll X-Series monitors, LUCAS devices and Styrker autoload system. The firefighting resources include 3 pumpers and a 75-foot aerial ladder. HFD recently placed in service MSA G1 SCBAs. HFD has a close relationship with our mutual aid partners, including automatic mutual aid agreements, to provide quality service and care in a wide range of situations. In 2021, HFD responded to 2275 calls.  HFD is staffed with a full-time Chief and two Deputy Chief’s, seven full-time Fire-Medics or  Paramedics, five part-time Fire-Medics, and more than 40 volunteer members. The City is currently in the final stages of developing plans for a second fire station, current station remodel and training facility. The estimated start date for these projects is March of 2023.

Starting Range of Pay:  $20.93 to $27.92 per hour depending on qualifications.

The Job: The duties include supporting the mission of the fire department in firefighting, emergency medical service, community risk reduction, training and other activities. Fire-Medics are not limited to EMS, they are frontline firefighters, providing the initial response to fires, particularly during day time hours. During the evening hours, they support the activities of the volunteer duty crews by assisting with training and mentoring members.

The Candidate: The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of EMS experience, current certification as a Paramedic (Iowa or NREMT) with current certifications in ACLS, BCLS, and PALS. An unrestricted Iowa Chauffer’s (Class D) license is required. Fire-Medics will be certified as a Firefighter 1.

The candidate will undergo a pre-employment background, physical and drug screen.

The Hours: Full-time Fire-Medics may be assigned a variety of shifts including 8, 10, 12 or 24-hour shifts. The average work week will be 52 hours for a full-time Fire-Medic with occasional overtime. Part-time Fire-Medics may be required to work days, weekends, early mornings, evenings or overnights as needed. The average work week will be 16 to 30 hours for a part-time Fire-Medic. Hours are not guarenteed and may vary as needed.

A full benefit package including holidays, personal days, vacation and health insurance is available to full-time employees.

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.

Accepting applications until position is filled, send applications to the City of Hiawatha City Hall, City Clerks Office,101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA 52233.

Candidates who have previously submitted applications with the City of Hiawatha or Hiawatha Fire Department MUST RESUBMIT AN APPLICATION DURING THE CURRENT APPLICATION PERIOD.  

Apply Online

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.

Apply Online

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.