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


Police Officer

The City of Austin is currently accepting applications to establish an eligibility list in order to hire for multiple fulltime police officer positions; with current openings.

Applications will be reviewed following the deadline; top candidates will advance to Phase II which will be physical agility testing (candidates will be notified).  This testing will be conducted on Thursday, July 6 and Saturday, July 8.  This is a pass/fail test.  For those candidates that pass the physical agility testing, the Phase III oral interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of July 24, 2017.

Minimum Requirements:
Two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or eligible for licensure by August 1, 2017 and valid MN Driver’s License.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, are required.

Preferred qualifications include bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, previous law enforcement experience, specialized law enforcement skills and fluency in a second language.

Please complete a City of Austin application packet, including the supplemental questionnaire and criminal conviction information.  Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 28. 

PAY RANGE:  Base salary range is $25.80 – $31.03/hr.
Credit given for work experience following employee probation; longevity pay after 7 years of employment

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Application packet
Job Description
Physical agility requirementsfor information only, do not complete and return

Technical Services Librarian – deadline is 5:00 PM, Monday, June 26, 2017
Pay range – $22.79 – $27.13/hr.

DUTIES INCLUDE:  The ability to create and maintain an accurate and complete library holdings/bibliographic database, weeding, inventory and collection development in assigned areas.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university or equivalent experience;  two years in technical services including original and copy cataloging and classification of all formats of library materials; one year of experience in reference services in a public library. A flexible schedule is required, including evenings and weekends. 

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Job Description

Technology Librarian – deadline is 5:00 PM, Monday, June 26, 2017
Pay range – $22.79 – $27.13/hr.

DUTIES INCLUDE: Administration of 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university or equivalent experience;  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 or customer service experience; and experience teaching adults. A flexible schedule is required, including evenings and weekends. 

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Job Description


The City of Austin has an opening for fulltime general duty work within our street 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.  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 $20.14 – $23.98.  Complete application packet and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017.

Incomplete applications or supplemental questionnaires will NOT be considered and you will not be contacted for additional information.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job description

Library Page

The City of Austin’s Public Library has several flexible, entry-level, 12-14 hours/week job openings for precise, careful people who are great at customer service.  Hours of work will include nights and rotating weekend schedule.

Job duties include quickly and correctly re-stocking library shelves, providing customer service at the front desk, and maintaining an orderly building.  Familiarity with computers is required.  Positions open until filled.  Applications are available at City Hall at 500 4th Avenue NE, at the public library at 323 4th Avenue NE or available online at  An Equal Opportunity Employer.  The pay range for these positions are $9.50 – $10.50/hr.


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
Library Page application
Library Clerk application
Part Time/Seasonal application

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