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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

Police Officer

The Nevada Public Safety Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Interested candidates must submit a City of Nevada application, Cover Letter, and Resume by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2024.  The link to this application can be found at

Physical Agility testing will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Nevada Public Safety Department, 1209 6th Street.

Those who successfully pass physical agility testing will have a POST (Police Officer Selection Test) and interview set up at a later date.

Certified Police Officers are preferred, but non-certified officers are encouraged to test.  Minorities, Women, and Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

You will find the physical agility standards, POST test study guide, recruitment video, and information about the department at the following links:

Physical Agility requirements can be found on the ILEA website at

POST test practice test and study guides can be found at:

Learn more about our community and department:

Nevada Iowa PD Police Recruitment Video 2021 V2 – YouTube

Questions about this posting can be emailed to Police Chief Chris Brandes:


Nevada Parks and Recreation is looking for a person to fill a part-time mowing position. This position is available immediately and includes approximately 24 hours a week of operating a wide-area mower on City properties. The position runs through late October/early November and will remain open until filled. Please call the Parks and Rec office, 515-382-4352 if you have questions.

If interested, fill out the online job application below.

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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