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.

Sewer Maintenance Supervisor
This position performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, skilled, technical and maintenance work in the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of City sewer and storm drainage facilities and systems.

Essential duties include; Plan, schedule and implement construction, maintenance and operation and construction activities designed to provide quality sewer and drainage service for the city; oversee construction and maintenance work to determine acceptability and conformance to standards.

Supervise the control and use of, and assume responsibility for all materials, supplies and equipment used in the maintenance, construction and repair of sewer collection and storm drainage systems and other department facilities.

Minimum requirements include; Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and seven (7) years of experience relating to the construction, repair and maintenance of sewer and storm drainage systems including the operation of related maintenance equipment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Special requirements include valid state driver's license, and a Class SB Certification or ability to obtain within two years.

PAY RANGE:   $55,016 – 65,499; Salary exempt ($26.45 – $31.49/hr.)
DEADLINE:     5:00 PM, Friday, December 5, 2014

Supplemental questionnairerequired as part of your application
Job Description

Senior Engineering Technician

This position performs complex engineering work in the provision of office and engineering support and field engineering support for environmental, water, sewer, street, and other public works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.

Essential duties include; Coordinate the preparation of, or develops, engineering plans and specifications and coordinates required advertising for bids.  Provides project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects.  Oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.

Minimum requirements include: Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in civil engineering or a closely related field; or two years of related technical or college training in drafting, AutoCAD, engineering technology, civil engineering or closely related field; and four years of relevant technical engineering experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience with similar responsibilities.  Proficiency with multiple software applications along with excellent computer skills preferred.

PAY RANGE:   $22.45 – $26.73
DEADLINE:     Position open until filled (applications reviewed as submitted)

Job Description
Supplemental Questions

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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