City Employment

The City of Nevada relies on highly skilled and talented individuals to provide quality city services. Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

The City of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Meaning, the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. 

Current Openings

The City of Nevada is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to be our next Director of Public Safety. Under administrative direction of the Mayor, the Director of Public Safety plans, coordinates, directs and organizes the public safety functions set forth by local, state and federal authorities, and supervises all police, fire, and emergency medical service employees of the City.

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The City of Nevada is taking applications for the position of Police Officer as part of the Nevada Public Safety Department. Applications, Resume and Cover Letters are due by March 3, 2023, @ 5pm. Documents can be emailed to, mailed to the Police Department, or hand-delivered. Physical Agility Testing will be held on March 24, 2023. Upon successful completion of the Physical Agility Test, applicants will take the POST test. Testing will begin at 8am at the Nevada Public Safety Department: 1209 6th Street, Nevada, IA 50201. Plan on testing taking several hours; any questions can be sent to Sgt. Josh Cizmadia at Minorities, Women and Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Starting Salary is $25.50/hour ($53,040 per year)

Advancement to Senior Patrol and Corporal offers a wage of $39.04/hour ($81,203 per year)

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How to Apply

When applying for a position, you will be asked to complete a City of Nevada employment application by mail or in person. You must apply for the position by submitting all required materials by the position’s closing date.

The City will only accept applications for current job openings and no resume or applications will be kept on file.

Obtaining an Application

Applications are available any one of three ways:

  1. Online: The online application system or downloadable application materials can be accessed through each job announcement.
  2. By Mail: To request an application by mail, call (515) 382-5466 and please specify the position you wish to apply for.
  3. In person: You can pick up an application, M-F, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at: City of Nevada 1209 6th Street Nevada, IA 50201

Returning Completed Applications

Completed paper applications and required materials are to be returned to:

City of Nevada
Attn: Personnel
1209 6th Street
PO Box 530
Nevada, IA 50201-0530

Applications and required materials, as specified in the job announcement (i.e. application supplements, business references, transcripts, etc.), must be received by the posted deadline to be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on the information you provide on your application materials.

Post Offer Requirements

Job offers are made pending a driver’s license check, medical examination, alcohol/drug testing, and/or a polygraph/background investigation. If offered a job, before starting work with the City, you will be required to present identification and work authorization papers.

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