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 fax 507-434-7197, 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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Tricia Wiechmann
Human Resources Director
500 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN  55912
507-434-7197 FAX


Assistant Finance Manager – Austin Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Library Director

The City of Austin, Minnesota is seeking an innovative and passionate individual to lead our public library in the delivery of outstanding services and programs for our community.  The director will provide leadership for all day to day operations, including personnel, planning and evaluating the budget, collection development, building maintenance, library operations and services along with providing direct assistance to patrons.  The successful candidate will engage with community leaders and other stakeholders to build strong relationships.

Salary range: $71,115 – $84,656 and includes a complete benefit package.  All interested candidates must complete and submit a City of Austin application packet, along with a cover letter and resume by Friday, March 17, 2017.

Position Announcement
Community Profile
Application Packet
Job Description

Building Official

The City of Austin has an opening for a building official within our planning and zoning division of the public works department.  This position performs routine semi-skilled and technical construction inspection work for environmental, water, sewer, street, and other public works projects and programs. Assures compliance with federal, state and local codes and standards and contractual provisions in a manner intended to insure the public’s health and safety.  See job description for minimum requirements.

PAY RANGE:   $28.53 – $33.97

Applications, including the supplement questionnaire, must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Application packet
Job Description

Maintenance Technician – WWTP

The City of Austin currently has an opening for a Maintenance Technician at the WWTP, a department of the Public Works Department.  This position performs electrical and instrumentation work with a minimum of technical guidance.  Performs preventive maintenance on electrical distribution systems, motors, pumps and instrumentation.  Performs relief operation as necessary.  See job description for minimum requirements.

Pay Range is $21.76 – $25.91 (2016 wage information)

Applications, including the supplement questionnaire, must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Application packet
Job Description

Community Service Officer

The City of Austin currently has an opening for a fulltime Community Service Officer within our police department.  This is a non-sworn position which performs a variety of duties to include providing a uniformed presence while patrolling the community, enforcing animal control regulations and assisting sworn officers as requested.

Pay Range is $18.69 – $22.25

Applications, including the supplement questionnaire, must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Application Packet
Job Description

Park & Recreation Paid Summer Intern

Application deadline Friday, April 28, 2017 with an anticipated start date of May 22, 2017.  Hourly wage is $12.00

The City of Austin is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual for a paid summer internship in our park and recreation department.

The successful candidate will oversee or assist with various programs and events, attend a variety of meetings and assist in selected areas within the department, including recreation, administration/office and municipal pool.  The candidate will gain a well-rounded experience through these responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications – Declared major/minor within the parks & recreation leisure services, physical education or related field of study or other related degree, with an approved educational institution and valid Minnesota driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience with recreation programming; experience in using Microsoft office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher; and experience in using social media.

Interested candidates should complete a City of Austin application, provide a current resume and cover letter indicating the reason for their interest in the internship. 

Substitute Crossing Guard
Position open until filled

The City of Austin has a opening for a substitute school crossing guard.  This position performs routine public safety work to ensure the safe passage of school-aged children across streets & intersections.

Essential duties include; Maintain a presence at an assigned intersection each day that school is in session at the times assigned: usually between 7:15 – 8:15 AM and 2:30 – 3:30 PM.  Starting times may vary with late starts and early release days from school.

Pay range – $9.50/hr.

Complete and submit an application to:

City of Austin
ATTN: Human Resources
500 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN  55912

Contact – Lt. John Mueller with questions – 437-9418


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.

Application/Equal Opportunity information
Full Time employment application (fill in)
Library Page application
Library Clerk application
Part Time/Seasonal application

Applications can faxed  to 507-434-7197.

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