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

Engineering Technician

The City of Austin has an opening for a fulltime engineering technician in either a junior or senior technician classification; depending on candidate qualifications.  This position performs routine and complex engineering work in the provision of office and engineering support and field engineering support for sewer, street, and other public works projects and programs, ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.

This is a fulltime, non-exempt position and includes a complete benefit package with a wage range of $23.99 – $30.16 (depending on qualifications).  Minimum requirements include: (1) Two years of related technical or college training in AutoCAD, engineering technology, civil engineering or closely related field; (2) Two to four years of relevant technical engineering experience; (3) Or any equivalent combination of education and experience with similar responsibilities, and (4) Valid driver’s license.  Proficiency with multiple software applications along with excellent computer skills required.

Complete application packet and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

Supplemental questionnairerequired as part of your application
Job description(s) – both Senior Engineering Technician and Engineering Technician

Summer Engineering Intern

The City of Austin is seeking a highly motivated, hardworking individual for a paid summer internship in our engineering department.

The successful candidate will assist the engineering department staff with the implementation of street reconstruction projects.  The candidate will assist in construction surveying and inspection.  The candidate will also assist in maintaining records of City infrastructure and collection of data.  The candidate will gain a well-rounded experience of construction and civil engineering through these responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications – High School graduate with desire to work in the civil engineering or construction field.  Must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications – Enrolled in coursework towards a degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.  Experience in surveying or construction.  Proficient in computer software such as AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel.

The anticipated start date is May 2019.  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.

Application deadline Friday, April 26, 2019.


Pool Manager – 2019 Summer Season

Position Title:                     Pool Manager
Wage range:                      $11.00 – $15.00/hr.
Department:                      Park and Recreation, Municipal Pool

Position open until filled, applications reviewed as received.  Anticipated start date of mid-May, 2019; however, willing to work with selected candidate on specific date.

Position Summary – please review


The City of Austin is looking for a part-time, 10 hr. /wk. parking enforcement officer.  This year-round, primarily outdoor position pays $11.00/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



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