Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


The City of Oelwein is looking for a motivated team player who has a positive outlook on local government. This position will include participation in water treatment, water distribution, sewer collection, streets, and storm sewers as needed. With the primary duties being operation of the wastewater facility. A background in wastewater, chemistry, science, or related fields is a plus. Must pass a pre-employment physical along with mandated drug and alcohol testing. Position requires an Iowa Class B CDL license. Iowa Grade 1 Wastewater Certification in 18 months. With acquiring a Grade 4 Iowa Wastewater Certification within 5 years. Exam Eligibility and detailed job description are available. Pay range 1st year $19.61-27.59 DOQ. Excellent benefits package, including health insurance and longevity. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 10, 2021. Send cover letter, resume and application to Oelwein City Hall 20 2nd Ave SW Oelwein, IA 50662 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.

Disaster Assistance Available

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website at https://dhs.iowa.gov/disaster-assistance-programs. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

2021 Water Main Project

Work is anticipated to begin on the 2021 Water Main Improvements Project July 14, 2021.  Areas of improvement include

     1st Street NE from 8th Avenue to 12th Avenue NE
     12th Avenue SE from East Charles to Middle School and on 1st Street SE from Hillside Dr East to 12th Avenue SE
     5th Street SE from 5th Avenue SE to 9th Avenue SE
     6th Avenue SE from 5th Street SE to 7th Street SE

Please check here for more information on the project. Contact information can also be found here.


Why is it illegal to deposit grass clippings into the street?

Grass clippings sewer

  1. It endangers motorists – particularly motorcyclists.
  2. It can clog storm drains, possibly leading to storm water backups.
  3. It can contaminate water by increasing sediments, reducing oxygen levels and creates algae blooms that adversely affects fish and plant populations in ponds and streams.



History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

Contact Us

 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.