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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Trish Wiechmann – Human Resources Director

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


The City of Austin is looking for a part-time, 10 hr. /wk. parking enforcement officer.  This year-round, primarily outdoor position pays $10.00/hr. and will have a varied work schedule.

Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to successfully complete a background investigation and able to withstand working outdoors. Application packets may be obtained from the City of Austin at 500 4th Avenue NE, Austin, MN  55912 or at Position open until filled.

Supplement questionnairerequired as part of your application
Conviction supplementrequired as part of your application

Water Quality Specialist/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

The City of Austin is looking to fill this position which is responsible for the administrative and technical duties in association with the City Storm Water Management Plan, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (MS4 Permit), and other water quality related studies/plans. Responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the GIS system for storm sewer, sanitary sewer, street lights, streets and trails. Technical duties include; drawing, recording and filing of engineering documents, inspection, review, design and enforcement. 

This is a fulltime, non-exempt position and includes a complete benefit package with a wage range of $25.78 – $30.69.  Minimum requirements include: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; and two years of related technical or college training in civil engineering technology or natural sciences with specialized training in storm water management and/or collection systems; two years of related technical or college training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related field such as Geography, Engineering Technology, Computer Science with an emphasis in GIS coursework and training; and two (2) years’ related experience; or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM, Friday, November 9, 2018.

Supplemental Questionnairerequired as part of the application
Job Description

Street Maintenance (Chauffeur)

The City of Austin has an opening for fulltime general duty work within our Street Department, a department of the Public Works Department.  This position performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance work and equipment operation in the areas of construction, maintenance, repair and replacement of City streets, including snow removal.  Position may include occasional and sporadic seasonal arena maintenance.

This is a fulltime, non-exempt position and includes a complete benefit package with a wage range of $21.37 – $25.44.  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED equivalent, valid state driver’s license with Class A CDL Certification, plus 3 years’ experience in construction, maintenance or repair.  Complete application packet and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Friday, November 9, 2018.

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