Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Position Available

City of Oelwein is looking for a motivated, team oriented, excellent character individual who takes pride in completion of work. Must have a positive outlook on local government, great work ethic and regular attendance. Candidate will work as assigned in a laboratory, operations, industrial pretreatment, repairs, or installation and maintenance of wastewater facilities. As well as in water treatment, water distribution, sewer collection, streets, and storm sewers. Responsible for laboratory testing, record keeping and wastewater compliance regulation. An emphasis in wastewater, chemistry, science, or related field is a plus. Basic qualifications are educational experience or work experience that will facilitate acquisition of a Grade 4 Iowa Wastewater Certification within 5 years. Pre-employment physical is required along with mandated drug and alcohol testing to acquire an Iowa CDL. Pay range1st year is $20.85-27.59. Excellent Benefits. Awesome health insurance plus longevity. Position opened until filled. Detailed job description and application are available. Send cover letter, resume, application and grade transcript 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.

Storm Damage Clean Up

The City will begin pick up of non-city storm damage tree debris starting at 1st Street and 1st Avenue SE on Tuesday with one crew running streets and another running avenues.  They will proceed next into the NE, NW and finishing in the SW.  Please place your debris as follows:  Large debris are cut into maximum 10-foot lengths and stacked so it does not present a safety hazard for the general public.  Stacked on City right-of-way as they will not be removed from private property our out of any alleys.  The debris must be placed so it does not block sidewalks, driveways or roadways or items such as visible water shutoffs.  

The stacked area must be clear of parked vehicles and easily acessible for theCity equipment.

The City will make one pass only through each of the four quadrants.  If you do not have your debris out in time it is your responsibility to dispose of them.  If you do not want to wait or missed the City pick up, the yard waste site located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue SW is open 24/7 for Oelwein residents.

We appreciate everyone who is helping to clear debris.

Seeking Shelter Proposals

The City of Oelwien is seeking proposals for the construction of a new shelter at Redgate Park.  Please click here for the full details.

City of Oewlein Home Rehabilitation Program

The City of Oelwein’s Home Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program has been established to provide
resources to improve residential neighborhoods and livability of single-family homes through providing low
interest loans to low- and moderate-income residents to complete rehabilitation projects on their homes.
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) is responsible for administering the program
on behalf of the City of Oelwein.

Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria may apply for funds to finance property improvements that
substantially improve the livability and/or protect the structural integrity of the home. The minimum loan
amount is $1,000 and the maximum amount is $15,000. The fully amortized loan term under the program
for all loans will equal 10 years. Loan interest rates will range from 1 to 4% and determined based on the
applicant’s family income as compared to the median family income for Fayette County.

The application packet can be downloaded here.

Applications will be accepted by UERPC on a continuous basis. Applications can be obtained at the Upper Explorerland Office at 134 West Greene Street, Postville, at City Hall, or by phone at 563-864-7551.

Interested parties should contact Lee Balik at UERPC at 563-864-7551 or email with any questions or to be sent an application packet.

Bulk Item Pickup

For the months of July and August the City will be discounting stickers for bulk pickup.  Items for pickup include furniture, beds, appliances, carpet (small remnants, no remodels).  Items that will not be collected are electronics (computers, televisions), metals and oil.  

Pickup will follow your regular garbage collection day schedule.

The program begins the week of July 6th.

Stickers can be purchased for $5.00 each.  Please call City Hall at (319) 283-5440 to arrange payment and delivery of the sticker.




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.