Human Resources

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.

You must complete all parts of the application. Read the job announcement carefully before you apply. Announcements may contain special instructions and requirements. Complete a separate application for each job unless the announcement states otherwise.

Important – Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application and applications without the supplemental questionnaire will not be accepted.

Applications can be submitted by email – Tricia Wiechmann, Human Resources Director or mailed to City Hall, ATTN:

Human Resources
500 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN  55912
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HR Staff

Tricia Wiechmann
Human Resources Director
500 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN  55912

Duties of the Human Resources department include:

  • Serving as the City’s contact for the hiring process including – advertisement, receiving applications of employment, application review and interviewing process
  • Maintenance of personnel files and contact for employee/employment relations
  • Provide oversight and administration of employee labor agreements and participate as a management team member in the negotiation process
  • Provide benefit oversight, coordination and assistance to employees and providers (health/life insurance, flexible spending, etc.)
  • Ensure state and federal mandates related to personnel issues are being followed/implemented
  • Provide employment verification (includes position title, employment starting & ending dates and salary)
  • Serve as the City’s safety manager
  • Serve as the liaison to the Human Rights Commission and Police & Fire Civil Service Commissions

Crossing Guard

The City of Austin has an opening for a school crossing guard and the potential need to create a list for substitute crossing guards.  This position performs routine outdoor public safety work to ensure the safe passage of school-aged children across an assigned outdoor intersection each day school is in session.  The assigned times are typically the one hour prior to the start of the school day and one hour at the end of the school day.  The starting/ending times may vary with late starts and early release days based on the school schedule as determined by Austin Public Schools.

Pay is $11.00 per hour.  Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to successfully complete a background investigation and able to withstand working outdoors.  Position open until filled.

Cover letter – information only, do not return
Conviction supplementrequired as part of your application
Job description – information only, do not return


Paid/On-Call Firefighter

The City of Austin is accepting applications for the position of paid/on-call firefighter.  Position performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.  Perform emergency aid activities, including administering first aid and providing other assistance as required.

Minimum requirements include: High school graduate or GED equivalent, valid Minnesota driver’s license and knowledge of driver safety and first aid.

Employment contingent upon the satisfactory results of a background investigation, physical fitness testing and written examination.  The City of Austin will provide the necessary training in the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment.  Successful candidate must also be able to respond from their residence within 10-minutes.

Physical agility testing will be conducted on Saturday, September 19 starting at 9:00 AM and a written test will be given at 11:00 AM the same day for the candidates that pass the physical agility testing.  Both will be conducted at the fire department.  Practice for the physical agility, for those interested, will be held on Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 AM.

See job description below for additional information and minimum requirements.

PAY RANGE:                     $10.00/hr. starting/training wage (approx. 4-6 months)
                                             $14.90/hr. (after initial training period)

Plus contribution to a pension fund; calculated based on years of service (see position announcement below)

DEADLINE:                        5:00 PM Friday, August 28, 2020
NOTE:                                   Candidates need to be available on Saturday, September 19 for the physical agility and written test; there is no other testing day.

Position Announcement – information only, do not return
Cover letter – information only, do not return
Application – criminal historyrequired as part of your application
Supplemental questionnairerequired as part of your application
Job Description – full position description, information only, do not return

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If you are applying for an open (advertised) position, please see the application materials that are available under the open positions tab for the specific position you are applying.

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