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.

Seasonal Adventure Camp Director

Job Summary

Summer Director for the Hiawatha Kids Summer Adventure Camp Program is needed. Responsibilities include working with children from the ages of 5-12 in daily activities and field trips from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday; program dates June 12, 2017 - August 11, 2017. Must be 17 years of age. Applications and resumes will be taken in the Clerk’s Office at 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, until positions are filled. Hourly rate: $9-$10.80. EOE. 

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Seasonal Adventure Camp Leaders

Job Summary

Summer Leaders for the Hiawatha Kids Summer Adventure Camp Program are needed. Responsibilities include working with children from the ages of 5-12 in daily activities and field trips from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday; program dates June 12, 2017 - August 11, 2017. Must be 17 years of age. Applications and resumes will be taken in the Clerk’s Office at 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, Iowa 52233, until positions are filled. Hourly rate: $9-$10.80. EOE. 

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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. 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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Deputy Fire Chief of EMS

Job Summary

The City of Hiawatha is accepting applications for a full time Deputy Chief of EMS.  Incumbent protects life and property by providing leadership at both emergency and non-emergency activities. This position has primary responsibility for the operation of the fire department’s Emergency Medical Service, including the supervision, coordination, evaluation and performance of EMS personnel, QA, EMS training, and logistics.  

Complete job advertisement found here.

Specific Qualifications

Five years experience in fire and EMS operations. Certification as Firefighter 1, Paramedic (2009), and EMS instructor are required. Must have the ability to function as an interior structural firefighter. Additional fire certifications may be required within one year of hire. Associates degree in fire science or equivalent training and experience. Bachelors degree preferred. Full qualification requirements are included in the application.

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.

Deadline to apply for this position is Friday, May 19, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

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Police Officer

Job Summary

The City of Hiawatha is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer with the Hiawatha Police Department. The Police Officer protects life and property, prevents crime, apprehends criminals, and enforces laws and ordinances in a designated area on an assigned shift; performs related duties as required.  

Full job advertisement here.

Specific Qualifications

In addition to the City of Hiawatha standards (high school diploma or GED, must be 18 years of age, and a valid driver’s license), must complete the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy within 1 year; or begin the academy within 1 year of hire; possess and maintain a peace officer permit to carry a weapon as issued by the State of Iowa; pass all testing requirements; written, physical, MMPI, polygraph and background investigations.

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.

Deadline to apply for this position is Friday, May 12, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

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The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.