Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


The City of Oelwein is looking for a motivated team player who has a positive outlook on local government. This position will include participation in water treatment, water distribution, sewer collection, streets, and storm sewers as needed. With the primary duties being operation of the wastewater facility. A background in wastewater, chemistry, science, or related fields is a plus. Must pass a pre-employment physical along with mandated drug and alcohol testing. Position requires an Iowa Class B CDL license. Iowa Grade 1 Wastewater Certification in 18 months. With acquiring a Grade 4 Iowa Wastewater Certification within 5 years. Exam Eligibility and detailed job description are available. Pay range 1st year $19.61-27.59 DOQ. Excellent benefits package, including health insurance and longevity. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 10, 2021. Send cover letter, resume and application to Oelwein City Hall 20 2nd Ave SW Oelwein, IA 50662 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.

Executive Administrative Assistant - Deputy Clerk

The ideal candidate will have a positive outlook on local government, a great work ethic, and regular attendance.  Experience is preferred in a city or county government office working towards or has completed their City Clerk Certification, is actively processing payroll/W-2's and has some Human Resources knowledge.  Must be ready to dive into Council Agenda preparation and follow up from meetings and a shared roll inputting payroll.  They will assist the City Administrator and City Clerk in all they do.  Familiarity balancing a cash drawer and posting payments.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, plus ability to quickly learn specialized software for Payroll, utility billing, accounting, and agenda creation preferred.  Must be comfortable communicating with the public through social media.  Bachelors recommended, AA required or years of experience.

Pay range $21.53 - $25.08/hour plus incentives for certifications.  Excellent benefits.  Awesome health insurance, plus longevity.  Position open until filled.

Detailed job description and application available here.  Send cover letter, resume, application and transcript to Oelwein City Hall, 20 2nd Avenue SW, Oelwein, Iowa 50662 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.


Open Burning

burning leavesFire Chief Mike Hillman has announced the open burning dates for the City of Oelwein have been scheduled to begin Friday, October 22, 2021, and continue through November 27, 2021. This time period is set aside for the open burning of natural yard waste, limbs, leaves, etc., on the property in which it grew. Care should always be taken that you have a hose set up by the fire. Windy days must be avoided. Also, remember it is never legal to burn furniture, garbage, building material or plastic.

Building Inspector Wanted

The City of Oelwein is hiring a Building Inspector to work in the Community Development Department. The ideal candidate will be someone with a great attitude that wants to be part of positive change in Oelwein.

This position would work on the following in the Community Development Department:

• Rental Inspection
• Building Permits
• Building Inspections
• Nuisance Abatement
• Building Code Enforcement
• Flood Zone Management
• Planning and Zoning
• Board of Appeals
• Board of Adjustment

While the city is interested in a certified Building Inspector, other candidates may apply. Contractors and tradesmen who are excited to work with a great team and have a positive work history are encouraged to apply. Good candidates will have a background in building and trades, are able to obtain licenses and certification in the state of Iowa and are comfortable with technology.

The City will train the ideal candidate to be successful and will allow for materials and study time for all certifications. The candidate will enjoy working in a small town and working with the public daily.

Pay is dependent of qualifications with a range of $45,000-$47,000. Excellent health benefits and Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS).

Applications can be picked up at City Hall or online at www.cityofoelwein.org. All applications must be submitted to Oelwein City Hall. All questions can be sent to Deputy Clerk Barb Rigdon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Position is open until filled. Application link here.

History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

Contact Us

 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.