The City offers permanent full-time and part-time positions with competitive wages, including an excellent benefits package. There are also many temporary and seasonal positions available. Details about the application process, a listing of current openings and information for new hires is below.
The City accepts employment applications only during the time a vacant position is posted. All job postings include a specific application deadline date. A City of Iowa City application form must be completed and received by Human Resources by 5 p.m. on the deadline date to be considered for a position. Résumés may be submitted in addition to the application but will not be accepted in the place of an application form. There are no exceptions to the application deadline.
Application forms and job descriptions are available in Human Resources at City Hall, 410 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240; 319-356-5020. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. You may also download the application here. Please thoroughly complete the application, and be sure to sign the document before submitting it to Human Resources. You may then mail, deliver, fax (319-356-5027) or email (email@example.com) the signed application to Human Resources. If you fax or email the application, the original is appreciated but not required.
If you choose not to complete a separate application for individual vacancies, you may apply for multiple positions using one application but you must clearly state which positions you are applying for.
Ways to learn about current openings:
- 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
- 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. Library application may also be obtained at www.icpl.org/work/. Do not use the regular City application form posted on this page. 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 regular City application form posted on this page. Submit your application to the Recreation Division office.
Police Officer and Firefighter recruitments
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 name and complete mailing address to email@example.com and specify Police Officer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and specify Firefighter.
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 CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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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