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Street Division – Maintenance II, Grade 19 Position

The City of Spencer is now accepting applications for Maintenance II Grade 19 Position in the Street Division.  Requires Class B CDL License with air brakes and tanker endorsement.  Duties include snow removal, street and sewer maintenance, light construction projects, concrete and asphalt work, limited equipment operations & maintenance, and basic computer operation.  Pay range is $19.044-$23.321 per hour plus benefits.  Please apply at the City of Spencer website at  Application deadline is October 21, 2020.  Questions may be referred to Mark White, Public Works Director at (712) 580-7200, ext. 215.  Successful candidate will be required to pass drug screening prior to employment.  EOE


Police Officer/Law Enforcement:

Police Officer:  Lakes Area Law Enforcement Employment Coop is establishing an eligibility list for current and future law enforcement openings in beautiful Iowa Great Lakes Area.  Coop consists of Armstrong, Arnolds Park, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Lake Park, Milford, Okoboji, Spencer, Spirit Lake Police Departments and Clay and Dickinson County Sheriff’s Offices.  At time of application, candidates must meet State Requirements for Law Enforcement Employment.  Applicants currently ILEA certified are allowed lateral transfer.  Applicants without certification are required to pass P.O.S.T. and physical agility exams.  Successful applicants are eligible for employment by all agencies.  For application details contact Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, 712-336-2793, any Coop Agency, or website  Testing Dates are October 16 & 17, 2020;   Milford, Iowa.  Application deadline is October 2, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. EOE


City of Spencer, Iowa, Planning Director

The City of Spencer, Iowa is now accepting applications for the position of Planning Director. This is the perfect opportunity for a driven and creative individual seeking to advance their Planning career in a progressive and supportive local-government setting.

The City of Spencer is located in Northwest Iowa at the confluence of the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan Rivers, and has a population of approximately 11,000 in its 11.09 square miles. Previously ranked the 10th best place to live in the U.S., Spencer boasts beautiful natural scenery, a historic downtown business district, and is a great place to work, play, and raise a family.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of city planning
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal zoning, building, construction methods, plumbing and electrical work, and the ability to interpret plans, specifications and blueprints
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community / Regional / Urban Planning, or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Two years of progressively-responsible relevant experience
  • Residential Electrical Inspection License within 12 months and Commercial Electrical Inspection License within 24 months

Salary range is $70,075 to $90,085, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The City of Spencer also offers a competitive benefits package.

The City of Spencer has engaged Carlson Dettmann Consulting, a Cottingham & Butler Company, to facilitate the hiring process.  Applicants selected for an initial interview will be notified in early September, and the interviews are scheduled to take place on September 8th and September 11th, 2020.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Heather Barber, Consultant, at by August 25th, 2020.  Applicant materials submitted after the deadline may be considered, as position will remain open until filled. E.O.E.


2020 Census Jobs

2020 Census Jobs earn extra income while helping our community.  The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.  For more information, click HERE.

Employment Application

If interested in employment with the City of Spencer, please complete the Application form online.

101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301