Job Openings

The City of Fort Dodge is currently recruiting for the positions of:

Full Time Opportunities:

Airport Operations Worker

The City of Fort Dodge is currently accepting applications for the position of Airport Operations Worker. Interested individuals should complete and submit their application as soon as possible. You may also attach a cover letter and resume describing your experience and qualifications. Interviews for qualified individuals will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The City of Fort Dodge Iowa Civil Service Commission will be giving an entrance examination for the position of Firefighter in the City of Fort Dodge, Iowa at 6:00 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Applied Science and Technology (AST) Building, lower level Room 005, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle.  Candidates must bring proof of identification in the form of a photo ID.  Qualified applicants will be required to pass a written Civil Service test with a minimum score of 75%.

Those applicants passing the written exam will then be scheduled for a job related, timed, physical agility test on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Fire Department, 1515 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501.  Times will be assigned following the written exam.  Candidates will be invited to practice the physical agility test prior to the test date.  Notifications will be sent upon receipt of your application.     

The Fort Dodge Civil Service Commission will allow firefighter candidates who have successfully passed the national Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) within the past twelve months to present their CPAT card for verification.  These candidates will not be required to take our local physical agility test.


Police Officer

The City of Fort Dodge is currently accepting applications from highly motivated individuals with a passion for helping their community interested in becoming Police Officers.  The Fort Dodge Police Department's mission is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property and enhance the quality of life in our city. The City offers a competitive starting annual salary of $49,606.64, a certified police officer hiring incentive and an attractive benefits package. 


Part Time/Seasonal Opportunities:

Full Time Seasonal Laborer - Public Works

Part Time Seasonal Compost Site Attendant

2018 Seasonal Parks & Recreation

Having difficulty applying? See our Seasonal Parks & Rec Application tutorial.

Seasonal Parks & Recreation applicants who are 18 years of age and older that receive a conditional offer of employment will need to complete a background check if the following criteria are met:

  • The individual will be working with or around children; and/or
  • The individual will be handling money

Please see the Criteria for Exclusion for background results that would disqualify an individual from seasonal employment.

The City of Fort Dodge is Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any protected status.  If you need accommodations during the selection process because of a disability, please notify the HR Director at 515-576-6869 and we will provide appropriate accommodations.  

Apply for City of Fort Dodge employment opportunities here:  

Click here for a step-by-step guide to applying online.  

The following is a courtesy posting for Webster County Dispatch:

Webster County Dispatch is looking to hire a few part-time dispatchers. If interested please stop by the Law Enforcement Center and pick up an application. You can also click HERE to print out the application, complete and return to Heidi Smith.



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