Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the City of Shawano Employment Opportunities page!

The City of Shawano offers competitive benefits, provides various opportunities for professional growth, celebrates innovation and recognizes excellence.  If you appreciate colleagues who have fun while working hard, have experiences that meet our requirements – and then some; and value public service and share our values you would be a great fit for our team!

The City of Shawano is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All hiring, promotional practices, and other terms and conditions of employment shall be maintained and conducted in a manner which does not illegally discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, political or religious affiliation, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, arrest record, conviction record, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or of this state or use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours.

If you need a reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a disability, please notify Lisa Bruette at City Hall no later than 48 hours in advance of the accommodation requested and the City will make every effort to provide that accommodation to you.

Please continue to scroll down to view any openings that we currently have with the City of Shawano team!


City and SMU Job Openings :

City of Shawano Zoning Administrator/Building Inspector

The City of Shawano, Wisconsin (pop. 9,305) seeks an experienced zoning or planning professional with full Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) Inspection credentials to administer and enforce the city’s zoning code, municipal code and provide complete UDC building inspection services for the City.

Located in northeastern Wisconsin on the historic Wolf River and 6,000-acre Shawano Lake, Shawano is a center for water and outdoor recreation. A thoughtful, fiscally conservative community, Shawano can boast of a progressive, well developed business community with many members having a national and even global presence in their industry. We take pride in our excellent local schools, health care facilities, retail and dining opportunities and our many community minded service organizations.  With a close-knit small town atmosphere, Shawano is a great place to live, work and play while offering convenient access to the metropolitan amenities of the Green Bay, Appleton and Wausau areas. Please visit our web site at www.cityofshawano.com and the Shawano Country Chamber at www.shawanocountry.com.

The City of Shawano Zoning Administrator/Building Inspector is responsible for several key city functions including zoning code interpretation and enforcement, municipal code enforcement, site plan review, community development planning, building and sign permit issuance and UDC building inspection.  The Zoning Administrator/Building Inspector is an active member of the City’s management team, supporting the entire organization’s efforts to serve the Shawano community while promoting quality development, redevelopment, upkeep, maintenance and construction of property and structures within the City of Shawano.

Ideal candidates will have relevant education and experience and a demonstrated interest in community planning and development. Well-developed problem-solving skills, mechanical aptitude, self confidence and professional initiative, as well as the ability to manage conflict, maintain composure and communicate effectively in adversarial situations, are essential to success in this position. Polished written and oral communication skills are required to communicate effectively with the public, fellow staff and community officials.

Minimum qualifications include: at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in zoning code interpretation/enforcement and UDC Building Inspection; State of Wisconsin credentials for UDC Construction, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC certification; an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred; and, a verifiable record of effective communication and cooperation with community members, city administration and fellow department heads. Residency in the City of Shawano is always encouraged.

Starting salary range is: $55,000 – $65,000 (DOQ), with an attractive benefit package. All interested candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received at the address below, no later than August 5, 2020 by 4:30 PM. A complete application packet will include a: cover letter; resume and references; current UDC certification; salary history; signed “Authorization and Release” form; and a completed “Application for Employment”. Email submittals to lbruette@cityofshawano.com will be accepted.

The City of Shawano is an equal opportunity employer. First round applications will be kept confidential. We cannot guarantee confidentiality for finalists, but we will attempt to maintain it if specifically requested.             

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City of Shawano Benefits Listing 

Shawano Police Department - Community Service Officer

The City of Shawano Police Department is recruiting for the position of part-time Community Service Officer. A Community Service Officer is a civilian non-sworn position with the police department.

We are looking for a person with strong problem-solving skills, who is team oriented and a strong communicator.  Applicants should be someone that wants to make a difference and proud to serve the City of Shawano. 

Minimum Requirements:
1. A United States citizen and at least 18 years of age.
2. A high school graduate or possesses a GED.
3. No felony or domestic violence related convictions.
4. Possess a current valid WI driver's license. 

The starting salary for this position for entry level is $12.30/hour.  Primary hours will be weekdays, evenings and some weekends. 

Applications may be mailed to:

City of Shawano Police Department
Attn: Captain Brad Rabideau
127 S. Sawyer Street
Shawano, WI 54166

Electronic submission of application is also acceptable. Email completed applications to brabideau@cityofshawano.com.

CSO - Full Job  Description

CSO - Job Application 


Shawano Police Department - Full-time Patrol Officer

The City of Shawano Police Department is recruiting for the position of full-time patrol officer. We are establishing an eligibility list for future openings.

The mission of the Shawano Police Department is to protect and serve the members of the community by enforcing laws and responding to calls for service. Officers are expected to have a positive impact on community relations through meaningful citizen contacts with an emphasis on service. 

The Shawano Police Department takes great pride in being progressive and looking to officers for new ideas and strategies. The police department strives to modernize and upgrade all of its equipment to ensure officers have what they need to succeed in their mission.

Patrol Officers work the Pitman work schedule (12 hours shifts with a 2-2, 3-2, 2-3 rotation). This schedule allows officers to have every other weekend off (Fri, Sat, Sun) with the longest work week being 3 days.

City of Shawano provides a generous benefits package for police officers. Newly appointed officers receive all initial duty equipment (uniforms, duty belt, ballistic vest, etc.). Additionally officers receive $515 of clothing allowance. A starting sick leave bank of 360 hours, 226 available hours of time off, and minimum of 48 hours of in house training per year (not including specialized training).

For patrol officers, 144 hours of holiday pay is paid out at the beginning of December. Other benefits include longevity, educational incentive for Associate, Bachelor, and Master Degrees.

New officers have a starting salary of $52,312/year. Qualified individuals with law enforcement experience may start at a higher pay rate upon the Chief’s approval.

Specialized positions available in the department include drug unit, evidence technician, dive/rescue member, school resource officer, detective, K-9 officer, field training officer, special response team (SRT) member, unified tactics instructor, arson investigator, and crime prevention officer.

City of Shawano applications may be mailed to:

City of Shawano Police Department

Attn: Captain Brad Rabideau
127 S. Sawyer Street
Shawano, WI 54166

Electronic submission of application is also acceptable. Email completed applications to brabideau@cityofshawano.com.

Click here for the application link. 


Shawano Fire Department

The Shawano Area Fire Department is expanding the employee list for Fire Fighters.  They protect the City of Shawano and Townships of Belle Plaine, Richmond, Waukechon and Wescott.  All applicants will be considered for employment and training will be provided for successful candidates.

Please pick up and return applications at Shawano City Hall at 127 S Sawyer Street in Shawano.  You can also print out an application, click here, and submit it to City Hall.