Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Position Available

The City of Oelwein is looking for a team oriented, motivated, excellent character individual.  Emphasis on abilities, certifications and experience in plumbing, electrical & electronic control wiring, water & sewage treatment, automotive light & heavy duty truck technician, cement flat work and underground utilities.  Position will work as assigned in operations, repairs, installations and maintenance of wastewater, water treatment, water distribution and sewer line collection systems, city streets and storm sewer.  Requires High School diploma or GED, regular attendance, good work ethic, satisfactory performance and pride in completion of related work.  Must submit to pre-employment physical and pass mandated alcohol and drug testing for acquisition of Iowa CDL.  Position open until filled.  Detailed job description and application available at City Hall, 20 2nd Avenue SW.  Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.  

Downtown Development Assistance Available

The City of Oelwein is providing forgivable loans for improving the downtown properties.  These loans are five years in term and will be forgiven each year.  Funding can range from $5,000 to$50,000.  Any loan over $25,000 must include improvements for upper story housing.  The city will have $75,000 to allocate annually.  All downtown property owners are encouraged to apply.  The full presentation can be viewed here.

Garbage Complaints

In order for the city to better track garbage and recycling services we are requesting any resident with a complaint complete and submit this form.  

2019 Park & Recreation Brochure

Park and Recreation Director Joshua Johnson has just released the 2019 Annual Brochure.  The brochure contains information on recreation leagues and registration, park and leisure facilities, Platt's Park Disc Golf Course, campground information and more.  Make plans for your summer activities!

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.