Administration Department

City of Austin
500 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912


The City of Austin is an equal opportunity employer.  This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, public assistance, age, or sexual orientation.

A separate City application form is required for each open position, unless otherwise indicated in the position listing.  Some positions also require supplemental forms and/or questionnaires to be submitted.

For further information on a particular job listing, or to request an application packet, please call (507) 437-9942, drop by City Hall in person, or click Trish Wiechmann to send e-mail to the Human Resources Department.

To apply for one of the listed jobs, submit a completed application and any supplemental forms and/or questionnaires (resumes may be attached to the application) before 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on the deadline date.  Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, fax or e-mail.

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Open positions at this time.

Assistant City Engineer

The City of Austin is accepting applications for an assistant city engineer.  The position performs complex engineering work in the provision of office and engineering support and field engineering support for sewer, street and other public works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria; serves as a project manager.

Essential duties include; coordinates the preparation of, or develops, engineering plans and specifications, coordinates required advertising for bids, reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of vendors and consultants, and the selection criteria.

Assists in project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects and oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.

PAY RANGE:             $71,822.40 – $85,508.80; Salary exempt
                                ($34.53 – $41.11)

Minimum requirements include; Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, two years of AutoCAD experience, certification as an Engineer In Training and valid state driver’s license.  Registration as a Professional Engineer preferred, but not required.

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete a City of Austin application packet (available in the Human Resources Dept. or  Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Supplemental Questionnairerequired as part of the application
Job Description

Library Information Services Manager/Technology Librarian

This is looking for an individual  who will be responsible for planning, implementing, and supporting all computer functions in the library, and will develop and implement a program of educational opportunities to meet the technology learning needs of our community. 

DUTIES INCLUDE: Administers all activities related to planning, implementation, and support of all computer functions in the library, including the integrated library system (ILS), public and staff use computers, local area network, wireless network and library’s web site and e-branch functions.

Manages technology systems including installation, upgrades, repair and routine maintenance for staff and public functions.

Works on the public information desk as the librarian in charge as assigned.

PAY RANGE:   $21.68 – 25.82; Non-Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university;  three years of responsible experience in library information technology systems ;  one year of experience working on an information desk/reference desk in a public library; and experience teaching adults. A flexible schedule is required, including evenings and weekends. 

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete a City of Austin application packet  Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.   Preferred start date is February 23, 2015.

Supplemental questionnairerequired as part of the application
Job description

For immediate posting:  intern/teacher/naturalist position

Position available:  full year intern/teacher/naturalist (must be able to begin no later than ( January  5, 2015)

Qualifications:  Minimum four years college study in natural resources, biology, and environmental education; Must have good written and oral communication skills and a willingness to work flexible hours.

Job description:  Teach environmental, conservation, and outdoor education to all ages with a primary emphasis on children preschool through 7th grade; welcome visitors; feed and handle critters; present radio programs; participate in prairie restoration efforts; write press releases; participate in major events.

Benefits:  40 hours per week at $11.00 an hour.  The work week will include many Saturdays.  Time accumulated over 40 hours per week can be used as paid vacation.

Application:  Submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to Larry Dolphin at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, Box 673, Austin, MN 55912; Application Deadline:  November 21, 2014.  For more information, contact the Nature Center at 507-437-7519 or e-mail  Our website is


You can fax it back to 507-434-7197.
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