Human Resources


The City of Pella Human Resource Department is responsible for carrying out all the activities essential to the effective administration of the personnel function. 

These activities include:

  • Administering all benefits
  • Administering job classifications and compensation plans
  • Assisting departments in the areas of recruitment, selection, placement, training, performance, and separation of employees
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal employment-related laws and regulations
  • Maintaining centralized personnel records
  • Overseeing the safety function, including worker's compensation
  • Participating in collective bargaining with employee unions and administering union contracts

Civil Service Commission

The Pella Civil Service Commission is created and governed by the State of Iowa Code Chapter 400. It pertains to permanent full-time police officers as well as police supervisory staff.