Human Resources

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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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

Police Officer (hiring for multiple positions)


Application deadline Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Physical agility testing (two sessions/options offered, candidates will be notified by email) – June 26 @ 10:00 AM or July 2 @ 3:00 PM.  This is a pass/fail test.

Oral interviews for candidates that pass the physical agility testing – conducted during the week of July 8, 2019.

Minimum Requirements:

Two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or eligible for licensure by July 6, 2019 and valid MN Driver’s License.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, are required.


Please complete a City of Austin application packet (see links below), including the supplemental questionnaire and criminal conviction information.  Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  Returned to:

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


PAY RANGE:  Base salary range is $26.57 – $31.96/hr. (2018 wage rates)
Credit is given for previous law enforcement work experience, following an officer’s probation, allowing for earlier step (wage) increases.  Additionally, officers are eligible for longevity increases after seven years.

Required to apply
Supplemental questionnairerequired as part of the application
Conviction supplementrequired as part of the application

Information only
Physical agility requirements
Rejection criteria
Benefits overview

Nature Center Teacher/Aide/Naturalist (fulltime)

Current wage – $19.69 – $23.44/hr. along with complete benefit package

This position studies and prepares environmental, conservation and outdoor education curriculum for school-year field trips and organizes necessary materials.  Position teaches indoor group classes and leads outdoor hikes and activities. 

Minimum requirements include: Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent; two years of teaching experience in the environmental education field or any equivalent combination of related education and experience; previous general office/clerical experience; and good written, oral communication and computer skills.

Application, supplemental questions and a complete job description are available below or at City Hall, 500 4th Avenue NE.  Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms.  Include supplemental questions with the applicationApplication deadline is Friday, June 7, 2019.

Supplemental questionnaire required as part of the application
Job description

Engineering Technician/AutoCAD

 Salary range: $23.99 – $30.16/hr.

Minimum requirements include: Related technical or college training in AutoCAD, engineering technology, civil engineering or any equivalent combination of education and experience with similar responsibilities. Proficiency with multiple software applications along with excellent computer skills required.

Application and supplemental questionnaire may be obtained from the links below. Positions open until filled; applications and resumes reviewed as submitted.


Supplemental questionnaire – required as part of the application

The City has multiple seasonal/summer job openings in our parks and public works departments!!  All positions are open until filled.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early!

  • Park maintenance – $9.90
    Depending on position, schedules range Monday – Sunday; typically, 40 hours/week.  Types of work includes: push mowing, weed-eating, restroom cleaner, park & garbage pick-up, tree crew laborer, landscaping/planting and ballfield maintenance (see separate description).  Must be 16 years old and up with a current driver’s license (depends on position).
  • Street maintenance – $9.90 – $11.50
    Generally Monday – Friday (days), most often 40 hours/week.  General laborer working in the areas of street repair, arena maintenance and sign/road painting assistant.
  • Lifeguard & Lesson Instructor – $10.50 – $11.00
    Lifeguards need to be certified, swim lesson instructors do not need to be lifeguard certified.  Schedule varies as necessary for summer pool operation.
  • Pool attendant & concession stand – $9.90
    Need to be at least 15 years old, includes admissions, concessions, top slide attendant.  Schedule varies as necessary for summer pool operation.
  • Recreation coaches – $9.90
    • T-ball, softball, soccer, track, and golf

Seasonal applications are available for pickup at the Parks & Recreation office (500 4th Avenue NE) or through the link below.



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