The beautiful City of Fayette is currently hiring for the following positions:

- Full-Time Police Chief

- Full-Time Police Officer

-Part-Time Recreation Director

-Other Part-Time Positions listed below


- Full-Time Police Chief 

The City of Fayette (Population 1,242) is seeking candidates for the position of police chief.  The Police Chief is responsible for the supervision and administration of the Police Department.  Qualified candidates must have a minimum of five years’ of experience in a public law enforcement agency, or three years’ experience in a public law enforcement agency and two years of comparable experience or educational training. 

This position requires continuous support and outreach of our community organizations, local university, business owners, and the public; as well as demonstrated ability establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with city officials, departments, and other area law enforcement agencies.

Candidates must meet all State of Iowa Minimum hiring requirements for Iowa Police Officers.  The City of Fayette offers excellent benefits including health insurance, IPERS, vacation and sick time.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm May 31, 2024.

The City of Fayette provides employment preferences to applicants who request veteran’s preference and provide supporting materials that document their service.  The City of Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.

- Full-Time Police Officer

The City of Fayette, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Fayette serves the city of Fayette and also conducts full time safety and security of Upper Iowa University. The Fayette Police Department is a pro-active agency and boasts integrity and service to its citizens. The city offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits, including:

- Take home Squad Car within 10-Mile Radius

- Flexible Schedules

- Longevity pay after 1 year of service in addition to salary

- Training Opportunities

- Top of the line equipment and gear

- Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time

- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options

- Overtime Opportunities and Off-Duty Work

- External Vest Carriers

- Relaxed Beard and Tattoo Policy

Applicants must be 21 years of age and possess a HS diploma or equivalent, and meet all the minimum hiring standards as set forth by the ILEA. Applicants already possessing an ILEA (police officer) certification or comparable state certification, Associate Degree (or higher) in criminal justice or applicable field, and veterans will be given preference. ILEA Certified Officers will not be required to complete physical testing. Any employment offer will be conditioned upon the results of a background investigation, a psychological examination, and a physical examination, all to the satisfaction of the City. Salary will be negotiated based on qualifications and certifications.

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and three references to Police Chief Benjamin A. Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. subject “Police Officer Position” or via U.S. Mail to 11 South Main Street, PO Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142. Application deadline is open until the position is filled.

Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.



 Click here for City of Fayette Application for Full-Time Employment 

The City of Fayette is seeking candidates for the position of Part-Time Recreation Director. 

Position Purpose

The Recreation Director will facilitate and assist with creating year-round recreation programs for the City of Fayette.  The Recreation Director will help establish activities, maintain facilities, and enhance recreational services that engage Fayette residents and encourage a welcoming and positive community environment for all.

 Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  1. Create, supervise, and schedule all recreation programs and events for the City
  2. Coordinate with the Parks and Rec Board to plan and review activities
  3. Able to demonstrate a high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail and commitment while completing job duties in a timely, professional, confidential, and effective manner
  4. Implements the policies of the City Council and Parks and Recreation Board concerning the operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment
  5. Coordinates with the Park and Rec Board to determine the annual budget
  6. Assists in monitoring and controlling expenditures to ensure budget resources are not exceeded.
  7. Monitor condition, and make recommendations for the updating and maintenance, of playground and recreation equipment
  8. Actively promotes programs and events of the Parks and Recreation Department
  9. Oversee all activities and events while ensuring the safety of self and others
  10. Perform other duties as assigned

 Education, Licenses, Certifications, and Training Requirements

  • Must possess a minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Must maintain valid Driver’s License
  • Must be insurable by city’s insurance carrier


Previous experience or education in community recreation, health, physical education, administration, education, or acceptable combination thereof is preferred.

Grant writing skills preferred, not required.

Work Environment

  • Frequently outside and exposed to natural elements including varied temperatures including heat and cold, noises, and smells.
  • Regularly works in an office environment with controlled temperatures and limited exposure to loud noises or unusual smells.
  • Position is subject to irregular work hours and subject to on-call.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly uses hands and fingers to operate basic office equipment, including computer, telephone, copier, and various office machines.
  • Regularly communicate with others through speaking and listening.
  • Requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus; also requires some distant vision.
  • Job requires physical activities including running, stooping, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, throwing, and finger dexterity
  • Must be able to lift 45lbs.

 This position shall have ability to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the City.

 Qualified applicants shall apply by clicking the following link: 

The City of Fayette provides employment preferences to applicants who request veteran’s preference and provide supporting materials that document their service.  The City of Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.

- Part-Time Reserve Police Officer

The part-time reserve police officer will assist the Fayette Police Department on an as-needed basis.

Applications may also be picked up at Fayette City Hall, 11 S. Main St.  Accepting applications until position is filled. Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.

Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.




Click here for City of Fayette Application for Part-Time Employment


Applications may also be picked up at Fayette City Hall, 11 S. Main St.

Applications may be mailed to City Hall, PO Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142,

emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropped off at

City Hall, 11 S. Main Street.

The City of Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.


Home of Upper Iowa University

Population: 1,256 (2020 census)

Fayette is located in northeast Iowa along Highway 150 about 50 miles northeast of Waterloo and 36 miles south of Decorah. Fayette is located in Fayette County.

A picturesque small town in the heart of beautiful northeast Iowa, Fayette is a place where a strong work ethic, friendly neighbors, nature’s beauty and wonderful recreational opportunities all come together. Fayette is home to several parks, a sports complex, an 18 hole golf course, recreation trails, many churches, an accredited community library, a daycare center and Upper Iowa University (UIU), the state’s largest private university. UIU, with approximately 570 students living on campus, offers numerous cultural activities and athletic events. The University’s large recreation center and library are open to the public for their use. The Volga River winds through the heart of Fayette up through the Volga River Recreation Area, a 5,000 acre state park, providing unlimited recreational opportunities including fishing, camping, canoeing, sailing, hiking, trails, cross country skiing and other outdoor activities. Fayette is a family friendly community with pleasant neighborhoods and easy access to a variety of businesses.


Rainbow Land Preschool and Daycare is located in Fayette.

The City of Fayette is served by the North Fayette Valley Community School District. The district includes the cities of Clermont, Elgin, Fayette, Hawkeye and West Union. The high school and elementary school are located in West Union. The middle school is located outside of Clermont. 

Upper Iowa University has called Fayette home since 1857. UIU offers more than 40 majors, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates in a variety of specialties. UIU has numerous cultural activities along with NCAA Division II athletic events.

The University of Northern Iowa, Luther College, Wartburg College and Northeast Iowa Community College are all within about an hours’ drive from Fayette.

Fayette Park

Parks and Recreation

Fayette has three city parks that offer a variety of recreational activities as well as the Volga River Recreation Area, a 5,000 acre state park just outside of the city limits. On the west edge of Fayette is Klock’s Island, a beautiful 10 acre park for overnight camping right along the Volga River. The park offers shelters with electricity, electrical and water hook-ups for campers, picnic tables and a modern shower and restroom. Cardinal Park is a wonderful sports complex with regulation softball and Little League lighted baseball fields. Across the road from Cardinal Park enjoy frisbee golf. Rainbow Land Park has modern playground equipment, two pickle ball courts, basketball court and sand volleyball. Big Rock Country Club, an 18 hole golf course, sits on the northeast side of Fayette. A network of paved trails winding through Fayette, connecting Klock’s Island, Cardinal Park, Big Rock Country Club and the Volga River Recreation Area provide endless recreational opportunities.


Big Rock Golf Course

Emergency Services and Community Life

Fayette has an outstanding volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service. There are six churches in Fayette – Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, Fayette Community, Grace Lutheran, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic and United Methodist. Many local organizations such as the Fayette Lions Club, Fayette American Legion Auxiliary, Volga Valley Conservation Club and area foundations and community gatherings help maintain a strong sense of community. The beautifully restored historical Opera House can be rented for celebrations. A variety of businesses call Fayette home including restaurants, sports bars, gas stations, convenience store, flower shop, dental office, prom/bridal store, attorney’s office, grocery store, hair salons, insurance offices, martial arts, hardware store and much more.


Fayette Celebrates

Fayette celebrates Watermelon Days each year the weekend after Labor Day in September. The town celebration is fun and entertaining for the whole family. Fireworks, a parade, games, raffles, food vendors, silent auctions, inflatable’s, carnival rides, and free all-you-can-eat watermelon help make the event successful year after year.

Fayette Operations

The City of Fayette operates under a five member city council with a non-voting mayor. The city administrator is responsible for administration of the city government, financial management and reporting. Other departments include: public works (water, sewer & streets), fire, ambulance and police.


Fayette Police Department

The City of Fayette has access to law enforcement coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between the Fayette Police Department and by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.  The Fayette Police Department is a progressive, highly trained department providing services to the citizens of Fayette and Upper Iowa University. Emergency dispatch is provided by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, located 8 miles north of Fayette, which handles all 911 calls for the City. The department consists of a Chief of Police, a Police Sergeant and two Full-time Police officers Part time officers and Reserve officers are also utilized.


 Click here for City of Fayette Application for Full-Time Employment 

Click here for City of Fayette Application for Part-Time Employment

The City of Fayette is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

There is no place like home. And there is no place like Fayette.

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