Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Village of Kronenwetter is an equal opportunity employer.  To that end, we are always willing to take a completed employment application at any time.  If and when a position becomes open, the Village will review all of the submitted applications that the Village has received within the last calendar year.   If we believe that any of the submitted applicants would have the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will meet the Village's needs, then we will contact the applicant at that time to gauge their interest in the open position.

The Village does list all of the positions which we are actively recruiting for on this website. Please check back to see if any open positions might interest you.

Current Active Recruitment Campaign



The Village of Kronenwetter is seeking an administrator to lead its next chapter which will encapsulate  significant economic growth and expansion within Central Wisconsin. This individual will have the opportunity to partake in the enhancement of this blossoming region of Wisconsin.

Kronenwetter covers 52 square miles and is the largest village in Wisconsin and the United States. Nestled in Central Wisconsin, its position offers an ideal location for close proximity to any of the attractions across the state.

Its history dates back to 1886 when it was formed as a township. In 2002, the township became the Village of Kronenwetter. The Village sits between the large municipalities of Wausau on the north and Stevens Point to the south.

The village is a sought-out destination for residents looking to settle in Central Wisconsin. Its continued low taxes, safe neighborhoods, excellent school districts, and central location prompted its recent population burst and housing boom. This growth shows no signs of slowing.

The Village has its own police department and fire department. It boasts seven community parks and two county forestry units.

A recent floodplain re-mapping repositioned many of the Village properties along the I-39 corridor outside of the floodplain, allowing for significant future economic growth opportunity.

The Village Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer to directly supervise and coordinate the departments of Administration, Finance, Public Works, and Community Development under the general direction of the Village Board. The role includes creating and enforcing administrative policies and procedures to ensure standardized and efficient operations.

The Village Board will appoint the Village Administrator. The board is made up of an elected Village President and six elected Village Trustees, who each serve a two-year term.

Upcoming initiatives and projects include building a water treatment plant; developing a yard waste site; replacing the sewer lift stations; park revitalization; studying the concept of an interchange at Kowalski Road and I-39; developing and managing the Village’s TID 2 District; and economic development.

Kronenwetter’s total annual 2023 budget is $4,701,858 for the General Fund; $459,812 in the Capital Project Fund; $718,275 in the Debt Service Fund; $801,860 in Water Utility revenue; and $718,275 in Sewer Utility revenue.

The Village has 30 full-time positions, 3 part-time positions, and 4 seasonal positions. Village services include general government, emergency medical services, fire & police services, public works, planning and zoning and parks and recreation. The Village has contracts with Riverside for emergency medical services.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or a related field, OR a minimum of 3 years in the public sector or 3 years of relevant municipal management experience.

A master’s degree in public administration and 5 or more years in municipal management is preferred.

Must be bondable. A Public Manager Certification is preferred.

A successful candidate must demonstrate a verifiable record of past accomplishments in budget development and management; human resources; capital improvement planning and execution; intergovernmental relations; and residential/commercial development and redevelopment.

The ideal candidate has a solid character, leadership skills, high integrity, and a strong work ethic.

Salary range: $90,000 - $115,000 plus excellent benefits including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

For more information, including a list of essential job functions, visit www.kronenwetter.org.

Send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history in a single PDF to Village Clerk Bobbi Jo Birk-LaBarge at bbirklabarge@kronenwetter.org by April 17, 2023.

Please direct your questions regarding this position to Village Clerk Bobbi Jo Birk-LaBarge at bbirklabarge@kronenwetter.org.

Confidentiality must be requested by the applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

 *The following description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not to be construed as a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be required and assigned.

The Administrator shall provide administrative direction and coordination of all overall operations of the Village under the general direction of the Village Board, creating, and enforcing administrative policies and procedures to ensure standardized and efficient operations, including public safety departments, except in the statutory authority of the Police and Fire Commission.

  • Ability to perform all functions of the position; maintain knowledge of current municipal government functions and applicable laws, statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to provide strong financial, economic development, and strategic guidance as well as professional expertise and counsel to Village Board, to direct and challenge staff, and to develop and model an environment of integrity, exceptional work ethic, and extraordinary customer service.

The Village Administrator, subject to the limitations defined in resolutions and ordinances of the Village, State Statutes and administrative rules, shall be the chief administrative and operations officer of the Village, responsible only to the Village Board for the proper and efficient administration of the business and affairs of the Village with powers and duties as follows:
Manages overall operations of the Village under the general direction of the Village

  • Provides administrative oversight, direction, and support to all departments including Public Safety departments, except in the statutory authority of the Police and Fire Commission
  • Manages overall operations of the Village under the general direction of the Village Board
  • Provides administrative direction and coordination of all employees of the Village according to established administrative procedures
  • Periodically reviews and recommends to the Village Board changes to the Village organization and administrative structure addressing both statutory and non-statutory positions
  • Executes all directives of the Village Board and uses appropriate judgment to report to the Board, fully, promptly and at least monthly on the status of issues that arise in carrying out those directives
  • Works with the Village Board and its President, Commission and Committee Chairpersons, Attorney, and Clerk to ensure that all Open Meetings Laws are adhered to strictly and consistently for all Board, Commission, and Committee meetings
  • Attends all Village Board meetings and reports to the Board at all regular meetings regarding the activities of the Administrator’s office
  • Responsible for the accurate and proper preparation of ordinances and resolutions as requested by the Village Board or as needed
  • Recommends to the Village Board the appointment, promotion, discipline, suspension, and termination of Department Heads
  • Appoints, promotes, disciplines, suspends, and terminates non-Department Head employees on the recommendation of and/or in consultation with the supervising Department Head
  • Functions as lead negotiator in the collective bargaining process following the wage and working conditions guidelines and strategy established by the Village Board
  • Conducts regular and diligent searches for potential grant opportunities and assists appropriate Department Heads throughout the application process
  • Administers and monitors the budget and ensures that all basic financial plans approved by the Village Board are carried out on an ongoing basis; reports to the Board regarding all significant and/or unforeseen budgetary variances
  • In conjunction with the Board, its Commissions and Committees, Department Heads, and Village Financial Planner, analyzes and reports to the Board, on a monthly basis, the current and projected fiscal status
  • Working with Department Heads, Commissions, and Committees, develops all plans, policies, procedures, and recommendations for Board approval for the purchase, maintenance, and replacement of all capital equipment
  • Provides complete, accurate, and well-balanced information, guidance, and support for the Board’s development of the Village’s strategic plan
  • Functions as the Public Information Officer for all external communications in the community and represents the best interests of the Village at all times


  1. Ability to direct and manage personnel at all levels of the organization
  2. Ability to counsel, mediate, and/or provide supervision of staff
  3. Willingness to accept accountability for outcomes of all operational decisions within realm of authority
  4. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups of varying abilities, experience, and educational backgrounds including residents, elected officials, and the media
  5. Ability to analyze and interpret financial information, government publications, governmental regulations and statutes, engineering, audit and legal reports, and administrative rules affecting the Village and when necessary to convert such information into an easily understood layman’s report
  6. Ability to work rapidly, to prioritize multiple assignments, and to meet specific deadlines and to work effectively in stressful situations


  1. Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling
  2. Ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration


 Typical multi-functional office environment

The Village of Kronenwetter is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Thanks for your interest in becoming a member of the Kronenwetter Police Department! We are hiring for two full-time police officer positions available starting April 1, 2023. Interested candidates may submit an application, waiver, and Essential Functions form by December 30, 2022. (SEE BELOW) The Village Board authorized a new patrol wage of $36.73 starting in January 2023 and officers reach top pay in just one year.

Please feel free to complete the application materials by clicking on the links below. Application materials can be hand delivered, mailed or sent to Police Clerk Dianne Drew at ddrew@kronenwetter.org. 

Police Officer Application
Law Enforcement Waiver form
Essential Functions Form


The Kronenwetter Fire Department is accepting applications for paid per call firefighters. Applications can be picked up at the Kronenwetter Police Department or downloaded via the Fire Department Employment Packet.

For more information, please contact Fire Chief Theresa O'Brien at 715-693-4200 ext. 123 or via email at firechief@kronenwetter.org