Human Resources

Human Resources

How do I find out about openings with the City of Cedar Rapids?

The best way to learn about our open positions is through our website. Click on Employment Opportunities to view a complete list of available positions. This list is updated on Friday afternoons – so make sure to check in over the weekend!


We post all positions at various City locations, for details on locations call 286-5702.

Most of our positions are listed through Iowa Workforce Development Center on their website and at their office locations.
Are there openings not listed on the web site?

The website includes all positions open to the general public.

The City of Cedar Rapids believes in upward mobility and promoting from within when a qualified, internal applicant pool exists. In these circumstances the City can open the position to current staff and any employees on layoff status who maintained bidding rights.

There are two types of internal positions: Department only and City Wide. For these positions external candidates who submit applications cannot be considered.

How do I apply?
City employment applications can be filled out by hand or electronically. 

Electronic submissions:

Click on Employment Opportunities and identify which position you are interested in applying for. 

Select Begin the application process. 

The City has a different applications for Seasonal and Regular (year round) employment - so make sure you use the one attached to the job opening that you are applying for. 

Complete the electronic application by tabbing or using your mouse to enter information.   It is best to save a copy to your computer for your records.

E-mail the application to:  hr@cedar-rapids.org 

You will receive a confirmation e-mail letting you know we received an e-mail from you and outlining some general information on the application process. 

Please do not submit multiple copies of your application.  If you are unsure if the e-mail was received please call (319) 286-5702. 

Printed applications (for handwritten submissions): 

The printed application form is formatted to allow more room to write and can be picked up at: 

   IowaWORKS
   4444 First Avenue NE, Suite 436 
   Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 

or

Human Resources
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

If you are unable to pick up an application, please contact (319) 286-5702 and we will gladly mail you a copy. 

You can submit your completed, signed application to Human Resources, City Hall, 101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52401. 
If I don't see a position I am interested in, can I apply for future openings?

The City does not take generic applications. Each department has one or more hiring managers. In order to process your application correctly Human Resources requires a job title. Unfortunately, at this time we can only accept applications for current openings.

To be considered, submit your application or a request form to use a prior application before the deadline listed on the job opening

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