Employment Opportunities

Part-time Library Shelver


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Shelves all materials, striving to complete shelving of all items daily.
  • Assists library staff members as needed.
  • Answers customers' directional and procedural questions.
  • Straightens library shelves, tables, and periodicals area daily.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply. 

Part-time Library Clerk 


Primary responsibilities may be to work at the circulation desk by performing necessary computer, clerical, record keeping and public relations tasks involved in providing assistance to library customers. Uses standard office equipment including the computer to check in/out books, videos, CD's, and related media materials owned by the library. Other assignments may include providing support for Youth Services and Public Services activities as directed.   Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply.

Public Works Construction Inspector


Under the general direction of the Public Works Director, serves as the City's representative on project sites for the inspection of storm and sanitary sewers, paving and sidewalks; and project meetings.  Performs plan and specification interpretation.  Serves as first contract for contractor and citizens on assigned projects. Provides technical support for other civil engineering tasks citywide.  Click here (PDF) to view the full job description.  Click here to apply. 

Public Works Maintenance Worker I - Streets


Performs any combination of laboring, equipment operation, semi-skilled building and mechanical trades assignments involving the maintenance and repair of streets, premises and property of municipality and the provision of scheduled and emergency services within the Public Works Department. Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply. 

Seasonal Street Maintenance Worker


The City of Johnston seeks Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker to perform diverse tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of city streets, premises and property of the municipality and the provision of scheduled and emergency services within the Public Works Department. Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply today! 

Seasonal Water/Wastewater Maintenance Worker


The City of Johnston seeks Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker to perform diverse tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of city water and wastewater system, and the provision of scheduled and emergency services within the Public Works Department. Click here (PDF) to view the full job description. Click here to apply today! 

Certified Police Officer


The Johnston Police Department is accepting applications for CERTIFIED police officers. In state applicants must hold current ILEA certification and have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience after successful completion of a field training program and less than a 180-day break in service. Out of state POST-certified applicants must have a minimum of five (5) year’s law enforcement experience and less than a 180-day break in service. Law enforcement officers interested in applying should demonstrate professionalism, a commitment to community policing, and have a work history of pro-activity and creating citizen engagement.

The department will offer a starting salary as high as $67,051, dependent upon qualifications, and up to $2,500 incentive pay upon successful completion of field training. Click here to view more information on the lateral transfer program for certified officers.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly by submitting a cover letter and resume to JPDcareers@cityofjohnston.com.

The City of Johnston Police Department is located at 6373 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131. If you have questions, please contact the Johnston Police Department at 515-278-2345.

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