Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the City of Iowa City! The City offers permanent full-time and part-time positions with competitive wages, including an excellent benefits package. Temporary and seasonal positions are also available. Details about the application process, a listing of current openings and information for new hires is below.
The City utilizes a web-based employment application process through its Self Services website. To apply for a job with the City, candidates must submit their application through the Self Services website for specific positions at the time a vacancy is actively posted. Candidates are strongly encouraged to pay attention to application deadlines for posted positions as deadlines vary by position and are strictly enforced. Résumés may be uploaded and attached to the online application but will not be accepted in place of the online application.
After you have registered and submitted your first application, your application will be saved and you will be able to use your completed application to apply for future openings. Each time you wish to apply for a position, you will have the opportunity to update and edit your application, including tailoring the applicant statement, for the new position.
Job postings and a computer workstation are available in Human Resources at City Hall, 410 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240; 319-356-5020. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. The Iowa City Public Library also provides computer workstations for public use.
Ways to learn about current openings:
- visit the City's Self Services website
- visit or contact Human Resources at 319-356-5020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- call our recorded JOBLINE at 319-356-5021
- sign up for email notifications via the City’s E-Subscriptions service
- positions are also advertised in local newspapers
THE CITY OF IOWA CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other class/category protected by federal, state, or local law, except where age, sex, or physical or mental ability constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary for job performance. Persons who are members of a protected class are encouraged to apply.
- No part-time positions are currently open.
Library Positions (Permanent & Temporary)
Library application is required. Contact the Iowa City Public Library at 319-887-6001 or stop by the Library Business Office, 123 S. Linn Street. Do not use the online application on the City's Self Services website. Submit your application to the Library Business Office.
Temporary Recreation Positions
Recreation application is required. Contact the Recreation Division of the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department at 319-356-5100 or stop by the Recreation Division Office at 220 S. Gilbert St. Do not use the online application on the City's Self Services website. Submit your application to the Recreation Division Office.
Police Officer and Firefighter recruitments
Firefighter recruitments are held periodically. If you wish to have your name added to the mailing list to be notified when the next test is announced, email your complete mailing address to email@example.com and specify Firefighter.
Police Officer recruitments are held periodically. If you wish to have your name added to the mailing list to be notified when the next test is announced, email your complete mailing adress to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify Police Officer.
Information for New Hires
Federal Form I-9 Requirements
Per federal regulations, all new hires are required to provide appropriate evidence of identity and eligibility for employment. A list of acceptable documents for the Form I-9 is below. Only original and unexpired documents may be used. The new hire must determine which documents will be used to satisfy the verification requirements of the I-9. The I-9 must be completed on or before the new hire’s start date and delays in completing the I-9 and/or providing evidence of identity and eligibility for employment may result in delays in a new hire’s start date.
Benefits, Contract and Wage Information
The Iowa Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking in all public buildings owned, leased or operated by or under the control of the City of Iowa City, including the grounds of the public buildings such as the sidewalks and the sitting or standing areas immediately adjacent to the buildings. Also, smoking is prohibited in all vehicles owned, leased or operated by or under the control of the City of Iowa City.
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