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1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona, Wisconsin 54720

Phone: 715-839-6092
Fax: 715-839-1800

Seasonal Public Works Maintenance-Parks Worker

The City of Altoona invites applications from qualified maintenance professionals to join its seasonal public works maintenance/parks team.  One employee will be hired to work through summer and into the fall of this year.  The selected applicant will be responsible for maintaining City facilities, equipment and grounds, primarily in the Public Works Department.  Applicants must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License Class B w/air brakes.  Wage is $12-$15 per hour dependent upon qualifications.  This position is open until filled.  AA/EOE

Publish date: 2019-06-14

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HOW TO APPLY: Please complete an application and submit it to:

City of Altoona
Attn: Seasonal Employment
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720


For more information contact:
Ann M. Lein, Deputy City Clerk
715-839-6092 • Email Ann M. Lein »

Part-Time Janitor-Maintenance Technician

The City of Altoona, WI, invites applications from janitor-maintenance technicians for part-time work.  This position will be located at the Altoona City Hall.  A minimum of one year of experience and a valid WI driver license are required. Typical work week is 15-20 hours/week.  Pre-employment drug screening, criminal history and background check will be required.

Publish date: 2019-08-09

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To apply, send application, cover letter, résumé, and four professional references to Mike Golat, City Administrator, via e-mail at, or USPS mail at 1303 Lynn Avenue, Altoona, WI 54720. Applications are due by 3:30 p.m., Monday, August 19th, 2019.  AA/EOE.

For more information, please call 715-839-6092, or email


Police Lieutenant

Police Department

The City of Altoona, population 7,797, located in West Central Wisconsin, is seeking an experienced and engaged law enforcement professional to assist the Chief of Police with leading the Altoona Police Department as its new Lieutenant.

Altoona, which lies in heart of the Chippewa River Valley, has the feel of a small town, yet has all the amenities of a larger city, being directly adjacent to Eau Claire, WI, a regional retail and business hub and only 90 minutes away from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

The School District of Altoona provides high-quality educational opportunities to its students and the District consistently produces students with above-average standardized test scores. Several excellent and affordable higher-education institutions, including the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Technical College, are located nearby.

Altoona and the surrounding communities provide outstanding recreational and entertainment opportunities. The Chippewa Valley is home to a world class bike trail system, multiple venues for music, arts and festivals as well as beautiful lakes, rivers, public forests and golf courses. There are also a variety of affordable housing options available in the area for those that enjoy either urban or rural living.

Altoona invites applications from highly motivated, qualified and experienced public safety professionals with proven leadership, technical, and administrative skills to join its management team.

The selected applicant will be responsible for assisting the Chief of Police with managing and overseeing the daily operations of Altoona's police department. The ideal candidate will have broad experience in all aspects of municipal law enforcement, and preference will be given to applicants with leadership experience in police operations. The City of Altoona is seeking a strong, innovative, and progressive leader with a collaborative management style who will engage employees through teamwork.

The new Lieutenant will assist the Chief of Police with supervising fifteen (15) sworn police officers and two (1.5 FTE) administrative support professionals.

Starting salary range: $71,136 - $73,236 DOQ + excellent benefits.
Any additional monies would require City Council approval.

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Application for Employment >>

A complete application package will include the following:

Application materials are due September 6th, 2019.  Please submit to or to City of Altoona, Attn: Police Lieutenant Position, 1303 Lynn Ave, Altoona WI  54720.

Interviews, if selected, will be conducted during the week of September 23rd, 2019.