The City of Ottawa operates under the Civil Service Commission. Employment positions in the park department, street department, water department, wastewater treatment plant and some positions in the office, and telecommunicators are filled through Civil Service Testing and pursuant to Illinois State statute.
Please contact Human Resources for information regarding future testing dates for Civil Service positions.
For more information regarding employment with the City of Ottawa please contact Human Resources at 815-433-0161.
Collective Bargaining Agreements
- AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement May 1 2016 to April 30 2019
- Firefighter Local 523 Collective Bargaining Agreement May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2019
- Firefighter Local 523 Collective Bargaining Extension Agreement May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2021
- Police Benevolent Labor Committee Collective Bargaining Agreement May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022