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City of Spencer

101 W 5th Street, Spencer, IA 51301

(712) 580-7200 Ext. 230

City of Spencer Employment Application

The City of Spencer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status or the presence of a medical condition or disability.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form up on hire.

Personal Information


Is this phone number

Are you 18 years of age or older?

Employment Desired

Are you Currently Employed?

May we contact your current employer?

Have you ever applied to the City of Spencer before?

Are you applying for a Seasonal position?

Are you a returning seasonal employee?

If needed, will you work overtime?

When are you available to work? (check all days that you are available)

Do you have any work schedule restrictions?


High School

Community College / Technical School

College / University

Graduate School

Work Experience

Returning seasonal applicants do not need to complete current/past employment history.  Please select "Next" to continue filling out the application form. 

A resume may be submited in lieu of work experience if dates of employment (month/year) are included. Incomplete applications or resumes will not be considered.

Would you like to upload your resume in lieu of entering work experience? (Cover Letter may also be uploaded)

Upload Resume and Cover Letter (Optional). More than one file may be attached.

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  • List your work experience starting with the most recent
  • If you have held more than on job with the same organization,  list each separately.
  • Provide complete description of job duties, including the exact dates of employement & average number of hours worked per week.
  • Describe your experience in detail.
  • Describe duties that are relevant to the position(s) for which you are applying.
  • Describe volunteer and/or homemaker exprience, etc., if applicable.

Work Experience 1

Start Date

Date Picker

End Date

Date Picker

Do you have a second experience you would like to add?

Work Experience 2

Start Date

Date Picker

End Date

Date Picker

Do you have a third work experience you would like to add?

Work Experience 3

Start Date

Date Picker

End Date

Date Picker


Provide the names of three person not related to you, whom you have known at least one year. 

ALL NEW APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE REFERENCES. *You may exclude references by placing an "X" in each box, ONLY IF: - You are a returning seasonal applicant OR - You included 3 professional references on an attached resume. Reference 1:

Reference 2

Reference 3

Other Information

Do you have a valid driver's license?

Have you ever been convicted of a crime, excluding misdemeanors, which has not been annulled, expunged or sealed by the Court?

Do you have any friends or relatives currently working for the City of Spencer?

Service Record

Upon request, veterans points shall be applied to honorably discharged veterans as defined in Iowa Code Chapter 35C. Former members of the reserve forces or National Guard who served at least 20 years after January 28, 1973, are eligible. Reserve forces or National Guard veterans who were activated for federal duty, other than training, for a minimum of 90 days and were discharged under honorable conditions, or retired under Title 10, United States Code, are eligible.  Veterans with a service connected disability, a Purple Heart, or who are receiving disability compensation or pension through the U.S. Veterans Administration, may also request veterans points.  Proof of disability from the Veterans Administration must be submitted and updated every two years.  A copy of your certified DD-214 must be submitted for proof of service.

Do you want to be considered for veterans points?

You must provide proof of service by submitting a photocopy of your DD-214 form.

How do you want to submit your DD-214 form:

Upload your DD-214 form

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Read the Following before signing and submitting your application

I certify that this application (and any copy or facsimile of same) contains no willful misrepresentation and that the information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that:

  • Should an investigation at any time disclose otherwise, my application may be rejected, my name may be removed from consideration for employment, I may be discharged from employment with the City of Spencer, and I may be disqualified from applying for any other position with the City of Spencer.
  • Information on this application and any documents submitted to be included with this application may, in compliance with Iowa Code Chapter 22, become public record and may be available to the public upon request.  Only information deemed confidential in accordance with applicable statutes may be withheld from public disclosure. 
  • Background investigations may be conducted as part of this application for employment.  These include, but are not limited to, inquiries relating to driving records for jobs requiring the use of city owned vehicles, inquiries about convictions where job related, and any other investigations deemed necessary and relevant by the employer. 
  • If hired, my employment is for no definite period and may, regardless of the date of payment or my wages and salary, be terminated at any time without any prior notice. 
  • The City of Spencer complies with the federal law requiring pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and return to duty drug testing and alcohol testing for all persons in positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License.
  • The City of Spencer complies with Iowa Code section 730.5 which regulates "probable cause" drug or alcohol testing for employees.

By signing the Employment Application, I am consenting to any reasonable inquiry that may be necessary to verify the information I have provided on this form or that I may otherwise provide in conjunction with my Employment Application.  I authorize the references listed above to give you any and all information concerning my previous employment and any personal information they may have, personal or otherwise, and release all parties from all liability for any damage that my result from furnishing same to you. 


A member of our team will review your submission & contact candidates as applicable. If you see a position you are qualified and interested in posted in future, please do not hesitate to reapply!

*Due to the volume of applications we receive, candidates not pursued will not be contacted. Jobs are removed from our website when filled.


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