Employment Opportunities

Economic Development Project Manager
The City of Johnston is looking for an economic development project manager to work collaboratively with various city departments and consultants to help facilitate high quality development projects including the Johnston Town Center, The Johnston Gateway and the 

future NW Annexation Area.  The selected candidate will work closely with site selectors and regional development organizations in soliciting new commercial development and to respond to national site selection inquiries.  Additionally, the project manager will be responsible for 

expanding the city’s business retention and expansion program by working closely with existing businesses, business leaders to help administer an effective tax increment financing policy.  The ideal candidate will have an underlying passion for community engagement and identifying 

creative ways to carry out community betterment initiatives in a dynamic environment. 

The application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 5:00 p.m.
Annual salary: $68,930 - $99,948
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Police Officer - Certified Lateral Transfer
Seeking dedicated, team-oriented individuals to perform a wide range of law enforcement and crime prevention duties for the safety and protection of life and property in the Johnston community. Officers regularly engage in problem-solving, community education/outreach/intervention, critical thinking, and perform investigative work in preparation for arrest, referral, or mitigation.

Annual starting salary: $65,107 – $76,179

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Lateral Transfer infographic

Seasonal Maintenance Workers - Parks
The City of Johnston is looking for seasonal Maintenance Workers in our Streets, Parks, and Water/Wastewater departments.  We have flexible hours, and you can begin work in the Spring, and work through the fall, or whatever timeframe fits your schedule.

Responsibilities for the Parks Department you may be:

  • Cleaning and maintaining park equipment, buildings, grounds and city facilities 
  • Mowing, weed trimming, raking, mulching, seeding and watering park grounds 
  • Maintaining landscaped areas, pulling weeds, planting landscape, watering landscape beds and trees, pruning trees and shrubs and other duties as assigned.
  • Picking up and hauling trash from park grounds to keep city parks clean and safe.
  • Performing general maintenance, repairs, cleaning shelters, restrooms picnic tables, benches, and other city facilities. 

Hourly pay: $15-$20, depending on department and qualifications

Apply for this position today.
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