Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Street Maintenance Worker


This position will 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. Salary is $12/hour. 

The closing date for this position is Sunday, June 30, 2019. Click here (PDF) to review the full job description. Click here to apply today.

Seasonal Parks Maintenance Worker


This position will perform diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of city parks, trails, cemeteries, and city park facilities. Salary is $12/hour.

The closing date for this position is Sunday, June 30, 2019. Click here (PDF) to review the full job description. Click here to apply today. 

Seasonal Water/Wastewater Maintenance Worker


This position will 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. Salary is $12/hour. 

The closing date for this position is Sunday, June 30, 2019. Click here (PDF) to review the full job description. Click here to apply today. 

Library Part-Time Shelver


Primary responsibility is to re-shelf all library materials and to read the shelves for accuracy. Other duties also include:
  •  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 
The closing date for this position is Tuesday, March 26, 2019Click here (PDF) to review the full job description. Click here to apply today. 

Full-Time Firefighter/EMT and Paramedic


The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department is currently accepting applications for full-time Firefighter/EMTs, Paramedic preferred. Applicants must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license. Minimum requirements are a certification as an Iowa or National Firefighter I (Firefighter II preferred), Hazardous Materials Operations and Iowa Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification. Must be at least 18 years old, but less than 65 years old, to apply. Employees are required to obtain a Class D2 driver’s license with Passenger Endorsement within 90 days of hire.

The closing date for this position is Friday, March 29, 2019Click here (PDF) to review the full job description. Click here to apply today.

Certified Police Officer


The Johnston Police Department is 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. Johnston Police Officers preserve peace, restore order, and serve the best interests of community safety. Officers regularly engage in problem-solving, community education/outreach, critical thinking, and perform investigative work in preparation of arrests and criminal prosecution.

The Rate of Pay: Starting wage range for lateral transfer police officers is $58,852 - $67,051 depending upon experience, qualifications, training, and certifications.

After hire and upon successful completion of field training, successful candidates will have their performance evaluated and may be eligible for one-time incentive pay of up to $2,500.

Click here (PDF) to view the qualifications. 
Click here to apply today!
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Complete a separate application for each job. A resume or letter of interest cannot be accepted in place of the City application, but may be attached to an application as additional information. Also make sure to complete any required supplemental application forms or online assessments. Remember that it is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete and that all required documents (licenses, transcripts, supplemental questionnaires, etc.) have been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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