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Careers with the City of Auburn

The City of Auburn offers an array of opportunities with a good pay and benefits package and the satisfaction of doing work that helps make Auburn a great place to live and work. The City of Auburn is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with state and federal law.

Current Job Openings


Full-time Police Officer


Auburn Police Department

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  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • No felony convictions

Duties & Abilities

  • Conduct security checks of businesses during non- business hours. Provide inspections for businesses to assist in strengthening the physical security. Provide escorts to businesses for money deposits.
  • Develop intelligence information when possible on potential crime, drug violations and traffic problems within the town.
  • Assist schools, community children's programs and other citizen groups with public relations programs and safety programs.
  • Attend department staff and in-service training meetings. Conduct training classes for fellow officers, the public and outside agencies when required or assigned.
  • Enforce parking regulations throughout the town.
  • Provide vehicle inspections for the public verifying identification numbers.
  • Provide extensive and selective traffic enforcement to identified accident problem areas in town and identify traffic violations.
  • Assist the public with roadside assistance, information, directions, business checks, vacation checks and other requests within the legal scope of the officer's duties.


  • Provide independent judgment and good decision-making ability based on rules, regulations and policies of the Auburn Police Department. Physically protect oneself, the public or fellow officers in threatening and stressful situations to include deadly force if required. Arrest persons wanted on warrants, by outside agencies, upon probable cause or other legal requirements, overcome resistance by the arrestee when required, and follow all state, federal and municipal laws and court mandates as required.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and crimes committed in the Police Department’s jurisdiction to include collection of evidence, photographing the scene and evidence, diagramming the scenes, care of the victims, apprehension of offenders and interviews of witnesses. Investigations include all types of terrain such as mountains, valleys and populated areas.
  • Patrol assigned areas of the town to prevent crime, deter and/or detect illegal activities and serve and protect the citizens. Identifying violations of both criminal law and traffic laws and prepare and issue summons to violators.
  • Respond to radio dispatched calls for service, both emergency and routine types of calls. These include life threatening calls, crimes in progress, traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, burglary and robbery alarms and other miscellaneous calls.
  • Prepare a variety of detailed reports and records necessary for all situations requiring detailed reports to include criminal violations, non-criminal incidents, traffic accidents, and accidental injuries on public property, industrial accidents and other matters as assigned.
  • Identify violations of both criminal law and traffic laws and prepare and issue summons to violators. Prepare criminal filings for felony criminal violations and present them to the court for prosecution. Testify in court to situations observed and actions taken on all prosecutions of violations of the law to include criminal, municipal, traffic and civil.
  • Perform traffic direction within the town when congestion or traffic back up creates problems, or other situations warrant such action.
  • Carry and use a semi-automatic pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun or a high-powered rifle, a less lethal shotgun and qualify annually through the department firearms course. Carry and communicate effectively on a hand held Police Department Radio.
  • Participate in annual department training regarding officer safety; handcuffing techniques, gun retention and gun take away. Participate in all department required training, both written and physical to include classroom, physical agility and firearms.
  • Provide backup assistance to outside agencies when requested regardless of jurisdiction.
  • Drive a patrol vehicle in a safe and effective manner during normal and emergency responses.
  • Display professional appearance and conduct to promote good public relations with all residents, businesses and visitors to the town.
  • Work all shifts required by the Auburn Police Department to include day shifts, evening shifts and night shifts and other special shifts or assignments as required.

Applications can be picked up at the Auburn Police Department (210 South Cedar Street Auburn, Indiana) Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm, or requested via email at police(at)

Note: Applicants must be at least 21 and not yet 36 years old.

Deadline: March 1, 2017

EOE / Drug Free Workforce / E‐VERIFY
The City of Auburn is an enrolled employer in the E‐Verify Program verifying the work eligibility status of its new employees and will remain so until that program no longer exists.


Seasonal employees for parks maintenance, pool lifeguards and front desk/concessions workers


Parks & Recreation Department

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Maintenance Employees

  • Perform general park maintenance, mowing, trimming, ball field maintenance, cleaning, and small equipment and facility repairs
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be available for weekends and evenings


  • Must be 16 years of age or older and have a lifeguard certification
  • Must be available for weekends and evenings

Front Desk / Concession Employees

  • Perform work in both front desk and concession stand
    Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be available for weekends and evenings

Applications are available at the Parks Office (1500 S. Cedar St, the Clerk Treasurer Office 210 E. 9th St.). You may also download the application form in the top right-hand corner of this page.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2017.

Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace



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Mayor's Corner

February 19, 2017
By Todd Sattison, Programs Coordinator, WPC The City of Auburn is proud to be part of the upcoming Watershed and Spread event on March 2 from 6:30-8 at Middaugh Hall at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds (708 S. Union Street Auburn, IN 46706). Hosted by the St…


February 17, 2017
The Auburn Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several fun Spring Break activities for the entire family. The week kicks off with our annual Skating Party. Additionally, this year, we're offering three spring nature classes for youth and adults.


  • March 21, 2017
    Reminder: N. Main St. closed to thru traffic btw North & Cedar for sewer repairs. Work should be done by Fri. Local residents allowed thru.
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