Firefighters and EMTs Wanted!

Firefighters and EMTs


Applications are now being accepted for Paid-On-Call Firefighters and EMTs and there isn’t much time before classes start!!!!! 

No previous experience necessary

Department sponsored training

Competitive and challenging environment

Must be self-motivated and eager to learn

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must pass a background check and a physical

Must have a valid driver’s license

Stop in at our open house on 12/5/2016 from 5-8 PM at the fire station to learn about this professional team and pick up an application!





Recycling Pick-Up Week of Thanksgiving


CITY OF OCONTO (Thanksgiving Day)

 There will be no recycling pick-up on Thursday November 24th.

All residents that would normally get picked up on Thursday November 24th will get picked up on Wednesday November 23rd.

Pick-up for residents on Wednesday November 23rd & Friday November 25th will remain the same

Jeremy Wusterbarth

Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities

New Single Stream Recycling Meetings

City of Oconto
Recycling Informational Meeting

The City of Oconto will be conducting an informational meeting on the new single stream recycling process starting January of 2017. All residents are welcome to attend and ask questions about the new process and the scheduling changes that will take effect in 2017.

All meetings will be held in the City of Oconto Council Chambers on:
November 9th – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
November 9th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 16th – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
November 16th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Questions or concerns for those unable to attend can be directed to Jeremy Wusterbarth, Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities at 920-834-7725 or

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Building Inspector

Job Announcement

Building Inspector

Building Inspector – Oconto, WI (pop. 4,500), located on the Oconto River 30 minutes north of Green Bay, has a current opening for the position of Building Inspector. This position is a full-time, salaried position, working 40 hours per week.  Hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with occasional evening and early-morning hours required.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: issuing of building permits as allowable under municipal ordinance and state statutes, inspections of residential and commercial construction, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, property maintenance inspections for alleged violations of municipal codes and state statutes, enforcement of zoning and property maintenance codes and other related ordinances.

Minimum qualifications include: strong communication skills, considerable construction and/or building inspection experience, possess Wisconsin UDC and/or commercial certifications for construction, HVAC, electrical, and/or plumbing, or be able to obtain the required certifications within an agreed upon period.  Candidates must possess a Wisconsin driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Must be able to pass background check.

Compensation shall be dependent upon qualifications of the selected candidate. The City of Oconto offers an excellent benefits package.  Interested parties should complete an employment application (available at or at City Hall) and submit a resume along with qualifications and experience to:

City of Oconto

Sara J. Perrizo, City Administrator

1210 Main Street

Oconto, WI 54153

Qualifications, as well as questions, may also be submitted via email to Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.  EOE

Fall Loose Leaf Collection


City of Oconto

The city of Oconto Department of Public Works will begin its fall curbside collection of leaves and garden waste on Monday, October 17th, 2016. Collection will continue to November 18th, 2016. This material should be placed at the curb in separate piles. Leaves should be in a row no more than 4 feet wide and approximately 3 feet high. Leaves should be placed in open areas and not around obstacles such as street signs or trees or will not be picked up. Bagged material or mixed material will not be picked up.

Do not put leaves into the street. Place the leaves between the curb and the sidewalk and as close to the curb as possible. Leaves placed on the street will not be picked-up unless placed back in the area defined for proper pick-up. Brush cannot be mixed in with leaf piles.

Residents may also bring their loose leaves and garden waste to the City’s yard waste site, which is located at 1616 Main St.

It is not possible to accurately tell residents the exact day their leaves and garden wastes will be picked up.
If you have any questions, call 834-7725 between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Washington Street Construction Project

Construction on Washington Street, from Superior Avenue to Arbutus Avenue will begin on Monday, September 12, 2016. Washington Street will be closed to through traffic (only open to residents and emergency vehicles) for the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of October. Please see the attached map for detour instructions. Questions may be directed to City Hall at (920)834-7711.


Job Opening – Patrol Officer

Oconto Police Department is currently taking applications for and immediate full-time police officer position and also to establish an eligibility list. All applicants must have a driver’s license, good driving record, be in good physical condition, have a High School diploma and a minimum of 60 college credits. Must have eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification. A Psychological profile, Medical Examination, Drug Screen and Physical fitness/agility screening will be conducted. Residency required to 15 miles from the city of Oconto within 18 months of hire. The City of Oconto offers an excellent benefits package. Interested candidates may submit resume along with a DJ-DE-330 application (found on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Network) by September 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications may be emailed to or mailed to:

Oconto Police Department
Attn: Chief faith
1210 Main St
Oconto, WI 54153

Questions may be submitted via email or by calling (920)834-7700. Equal Opportunity Employer.