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 Circulation Clerk

Job Summary

The Hiawatha Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented Library Circulation Clerk to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. With a building project in the near future this is an exciting time to join the staff at the Hiawatha Public Library. 

In addition to a positive attitude, desirable qualities include: 

  • Customer service experience
  • Computer skills
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Knowledge of the library and its functions

This position works 25 hours per week; primarily 9 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday. Must be available for inclusion in the weekend rotation. Possible evening hours as needed. Pay is $11.50 an hour. 

Interested applicants for the position should submit a completed application through the City of Hiawatha. Applications are due by 5 pm January 1, 2019.

Specific Qualifications

Qualifications (position requirements at entry):

  • Firm knowledge of organization and operation of the library.
  • Current principles and practices of library science.
  • State and federal library legislation.
  • Books, authors and book classification.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Awareness of current social, cultural, and educational topics and trends.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Skills and Abilities (position requirements at entry): 

  •  Ability to learn library procedures readily.
  • Ability to learn quickly and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes day, night and weekend hours, including hours outside of regularly scheduled time.
  • Ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities and frequent interruptions, hectic pace and interaction with staff and public.
  • Working with diverse socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of patrons and staff.
  • Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instruction.
  • Self-motivation and organizational ability.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Some knowledge of major fields of learning, comprising the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.
  • Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting
  • Some knowledge of basic reference sources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):

High school diploma and one year of customer service experience. Some college and at least one year of experience in library work preferred. Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. State of Iowa Public Librarian’s Certificate recommended.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete a Hiawatha Employment Application online. Please include a resume and cover letter.

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 Deputy City Clerk. 

Applications are due by 5 pm January 1, 2019.

No additional documents provided.

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The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.