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

Paid/On-call Firefighter

The City of Austin is accepting applications for the position of paid/on-call firefighter.

Perform 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 candidates must be able to respond from their residence to the fire station within 10 minutes.

Physical agility testing will be conducted on Saturday, October 27 starting at 9:00 AM at the fire station for ALL candidates that submit an application that meet the minimum requirements listed above.  For candidates that pass the physical agility testing, there will be a written test also on Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 AM at the fire station.  Practice for the physical agility, for those interested, will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 9:00 AM at the fire station.

Starting wage is $9.65/hr. for the initial training stage (approximately 5-6 months); then $14.40/hr. after the initial training period.  Plus contribution to a pension fund through the Relief Association; calculated based on years of service.

Complete application packet, conviction supplement and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Friday, October 19, 2018 to City Hall, HR Department.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Conviction supplementrequired as part of the application
Supplemental questionnairerequired as part of the application
Physical agility testinginformation only
Job description

Parking Enforcement

The City of Austin is looking to fill this year-round, part-time, 10hr/wk. position.  Position primarily works in outdoor conditions, performing routine enforcement of the City’s parking laws through the chalking of tires and writing of citations and computer data entry for tracking of ticket information.  Employment contingent upon the satisfactory results of a background investigation and physical examination.  Wage is $10.00 per hour.  Position open until filled.

Supplemental questionnaire – required as part of the application
Background check authorization
Job description

Crossing Guard

The City of Austin has an immediate opening for a 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.  Employment contingent upon the satisfactory results of a background investigation.  Wage is $10.00 per hour.  Position open until filled.

Background check authorization
Job description

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

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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