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Xenia Rural Water District - Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 11/14/2018)

City of Cedar Falls - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I
(Added 11/13/2018)

City of Hiawatha - Water Operator I
(Added 11/13/2018)

City of Iowa City - Senior Maintenance Worker – Wastewater Plant, Wastewater Division, Public Works Department
(Added 10/31/2018)

MARION COUNTY RURAL WATER DISTRICT - GENERAL MANAGER/WORKING FOREMAN
(Added 10/27/2018)

City of Waukon - Water/Wastewater Dept.
(Added 10/25/2018)

City of Asbury - Utility Billing/Accounts Payable Clerk
(Added 10/25/2018)

Iowa Rural Water Association - Source Water Technician
(Added 10/22/2018)

Waterloo Water Works - General Manager
(Added 10/18/2018)

City of Eagle Grove - Wastewater Operator
(Added 10/8/2018) 

City of DeWitt - Utility Laborer
(Added 9/25/2018)

City of Adel - Street Laborer / Wastewater Operator
(Added 9/7/2018)

City of Storm Lake - Water Plant Superintendent
(Added 9/4/2018)

Regional Water Rural Water Association - Water Operator, Apprentice
(Added 8/23/2018)

 

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Xenia Rural Water District - Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 11/14/2018)

JOB TITLE: Treatment Plant Operator

REPORTS TO: Supply & Treatment Manager

DEPARTMENT: Supply & Treatment

JOB SUMMARY:

Perform duties supporting the operation, maintenance, and repair of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Interested candidates should submit resume to Corey Iben at [email protected] or you can call with questions at 515-676-2117.

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City of Cedar Falls - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I
(Added 11/13/2018)

The City of Cedar Falls is seeking applicants to certify and hire from a Civil Service list for the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I.  Starting wage: $20.463/hr. plus full-time benefit package.  The successful candidate must possess the ability to: perform complex and responsible plant operator duties under minimal amount of supervision, and under general supervision, operate the facility on an assigned shift; perform minor and major plant repair work, maintain assigned treatment plant facilities; and perform related work as required.

Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and possess experience as an Operator in a wastewater treatment plant operation that would provide the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: considerable knowledge of the principles and processes of wastewater treatment, ability to read and interpret gauges and recording devices, ability to make standardized bacteriological and chemical tests, ability to make repairs and adjustments to plant equipment, including motors and pumps, and the ability to perform heavy manual labor.

Position requires the possession of an Iowa Grade I Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate.  If not certified, candidates must have the ability to obtain (and maintain) a Grade I certificate by having: a high school diploma and 1 year operational experience in wastewater OR a minimum of 6 months operational experience in wastewater and 30 hours of Post High School Training (3 CEUs) http://programs.iowadnr.gov/opcertweb/ For additional information and contact information regarding substitution questions or general eligibility requirements, see http://www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryWater/Certification/
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Position also requires (or ability to obtain and maintain) a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and is subject to DOT random drug and alcohol screening. Upon a conditional offer of employment, a physical exam including lifting assessment and drug screen must be successfully completed.  Candidates meeting the above minimum requirements will be interviewed to determine candidates to be certified by the Civil Service Commission and eligible for employment.

For consideration, submit a completed application form (from Cedar Falls City Hall or www.cedarfalls.com/jobs) and Grade I (or higher) certificate or documentation of having met the above minimum requirements   to: [email protected] or to: City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dept, Attn: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 by 12:00 p.m. on November 26th, 2018.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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City of Hiawatha - Water Operator I
(Added 11/13/2018)

The City of Hiawatha is accepting applications for a full time Water Operator I position.

The candidate hired will be responsible for working as part of a team, operating a variety of equipment and machinery and performing a wide range of tasks related to safe and effective operations of City Water Treatment and Distribution system. Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a Grade I Water Treatment and a Grade I Water Distribution Certification within one (1) year. On call, after hours and weekend work will be required. Pre-employement physical, drug test, valid Class B CDL with air brake endorsement and references required. Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply. Rate of pay ranges from $21.14 to $24.30 per hour with excellent benefits. Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk's office until November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

Employment application and job description can be found at www. hiawatha-iowa.com under job opportunities or by contacting the City Clerk's Office at 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233. EOE

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City of Iowa City - Senior Maintenance Worker – Wastewater Plant, Wastewater Division, Public Works Department
(Added 10/31/2018)

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Visit www.icgov.org/jobs to apply online

One permanent full time position available
Full salary range: $58,177.60 - $73,840.00
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm

Job summary:
Under direction, serves as a group leader in maintaining and repairing pumps, motors, valves, gauges and general equipment in wastewater treatment processes. Coordinates information between lab, operations and sewer collections.

Minimum qualifications:
Associate’s degree or equivalent from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required plus three years of experience in wastewater including two years in a supervisory capacity required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Iowa DNR Grade III Wastewater Operator's license required. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commer­cial driver’s license with air brake and tank endorsement with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class A commer­cial driver’s license required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications:
Supervisory experience in wastewater plant maintenance preferred. Iowa DNR Grade IV Wastewater Certification preferred.

More information:
A full job description including a listing of essential duties and responsibilities and necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is available at www.icgov.org/jobs under Job Descriptions.

It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees. Persons who are members of a protected class are encouraged to apply.

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MARION COUNTY RURAL WATER DISTRICT - GENERAL MANAGER/WORKING FOREMAN
(Added 10/27/2018)

Marion County Rural Water District, located in Knoxville, Iowa, exists to supply potable water to a large section of Marion County, including several municipalities, and thousands of residents.

We are seeking an individual who will excel as our next General Manager/Working Foreman. This position will provide professional leadership, oversee all operations and maintenance of the water distribution system, and have primary responsibility for the organization’s financial wellbeing. You will work closely with, and report to, our governing board.

The ideal candidate will have:

Essential Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities to the board include:

Salary commensurate with qualifications, plus benefits. Background check and drug/alcohol test maybe required. Applications accepted through December 1st or until the position has been filled.

Send resume and cover letter to MCRW District, Attn: Reuben Buwalda, 1921 W Bell Ave, Knoxville, IA 50138 or [email protected].

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City of Waukon - Water/Wastewater Dept.
(Added 10/25/2018)

The City of Waukon Water/Wastewater Dept. is currently taking applications for a Full-time Position in the Water/Wastewater Department

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, current valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a CDL. Working and on call weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule will be required. Water/Wastewater certificate will be required within the time frame set by labor agreement. Per hour pay graded per certificate. Must have the ability and willingness to follow oral and written communications, ability to work alone or as part of a crew. Starting pay is $14 per hour or higher depending on qualifications, with a $.70 per hour increase in pay every 6 months. Single health insurance paid. Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office M-F 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. and must be submitted by 4:00 P.M., November 16, 2018 to the City Clerk’s Office.

The City of Waukon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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City of Asbury - Utility Billing/Accounts Payable Clerk
(Added 10/25/2018)

The City of Asbury, IA is accepting applications for the position of a Utility Billing/Accounts Payable Clerk. This is a full-time position and the pay range is $14-$20/hr.

Responsibilities include: providing excellent customer service, utility billing and Accounts Payable data entry. You should have two or years or more of work history in a finance office with experience in billing and customer service. An Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field is required. 

Please submit letter of application, resume and City of Asbury application for employment to: City of Asbury, Attn: Elizabeth Bonz, City Administrator, 5290 Grand Meadow Drive, Ste 1, Asbury, Iowa 52002 by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2018.  AA/ EOE/ADA.   Inquiries may be sent to [email protected].  Applications are available from website www.cityofasbury.com.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances. Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.  Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions. Disburses petty cash by recording entry; verifying documentation. Answer customers' questions about services and charges.  Connect and disconnect utility services on past due accounts. Leave messages to arrange different times to read meters in cases in which meters are not accessible. Update client address and meter location information. Upload into office computers all information collected on hand-held computers during meter rounds, to office so that data can be compiled. Verify readings in cases where consumption appears to be abnormal, and record possible reasons for fluctuations. Collect, count, record and complete banking transactions. Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, and address complaints. Complete and mail utility bills monthly. Assist Clerk with park reservations and other duties. Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities.

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Customer Service, Cash handling, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, must be able to interact with the public and resolve issues. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, knowledge of Summit software, meter reading equipment as well as other office equipment is a plus. 

Successful completion of a background check, drug screening, alcohol screening and Iowa Driver’s license are required prior to being employed.

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Iowa Rural Water Association - Source Water Technician
(Added 10/22/2018)

The Iowa Rural Water Association seeks an individual to work with small communities and rural water systems to develop source water protection plans.  The successful candidate will possess a strong background in watershed planning and source water protection.  Must have strong communication skills and the ability to work with federal, state and local regulatory and government officials. The position works closely with water utility personnel, city councils, water boards, NRCS, IDALS and IDNR officials, and water industry-related businesses. Strong computer skills and proficiency in Arcview required.  Moderate travel throughout Iowa required (expenses covered). Salary DOQ, generous benefits package. Application deadline: November 9, 2018. Send resume and letter of application to: Iowa Rural Water Association, 4221 S. 22nd Avenue E., Newton, IA 50208; or e-mail to [email protected] EOE

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Waterloo Water Works - General Manager
(Added 10/18/2018)

Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc. has been retained by the Waterloo Water Works (Waterloo, IA) to conduct and facilitate a search for General Manager to oversee all aspects of their water distribution system.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have:

The City of Waterloo is a thriving community, rich in agricultural development, manufacturing, and cultural diversity located on the banks of the Cedar River.

Position offers competitive salary and benefit package.  Relocation is negotiable.

To apply, contact Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc., Lois Rupkey, at (319) 234-6201.  Send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

The application deadline is November 1st.

The Waterloo Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug free workplace.

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City of Eagle Grove - Wastewater Operator
(Added 10/8/2018)  

Job Title: Wastewater Operator  Department: Sewer Department
Reports To: Wastewater Superintendent FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Date: October 2018  Status: Full-time

Summary of Duties: The city of Eagle Grove “population 3,427” is currently looking for applicants to work in our new Grade 4 WWTP being built with phase 1 project completion scheduled for November 1st of 2018.

This person will be working with the Wastewater Superintendent and lead operator to assist in the day to day operations of the new plant as well as work in the old plant until it is decommissioned in the summer of 2019 as well as upkeep and maintenance of the city’s 4 lift stations as needed. This person will also assist in public works tasks as needed.

Description

  1. Assist in operation and monitoring of new water reclamation facility and old wastewater facility to assure proper operation of equipment, repairs and optimum treatment of waste water.
  2. Collect wastewater samples and perform lab tests under the direction of superintendent.
  3. Clean clarifiers, wet wells, elevated tanks to keep facility clean and aesthetically pleasing to visitors and city officials.
  4.  Assist in installation of wastewater equipment including pumps, valves, meters.
  5. Assist Street dept in repairs to manholes and sewer mains.
  6. Load, haul, and unload heavy materials and heavy objects used in public works.
  7. Be able to lift over 50 lbs.
  8. Read, record and calculate readings from flow meters and pumps, control panel hours, levels and gauges to adequately monitor waste water plant processes.
  9. Perform building and grounds maintenance including mowing, painting, trimming, and small repairs.
  10. Periodically inspect and maintain lift station as needed for proper operation of station.
  11. Assist in documentation of daily logs of plant operations.
  12. Perform minor repair and maintenance to wastewater treatment equipment and generators.
  13. Assist in the city’s biosolids removal plan by hauling and spreading wastewater sludges “seasonally”.
  14. Be able to operate heavy equipment (backhoe, loader, dump truck, vac/jet truck)
  15. Perform work in all public works departments as assigned.
  16. Assist Street dept in tree removal, snow removal, and other public works related activities when not busy at wastewater plant.
  17. Perform basic construction work as needed including, work on municipal buildings, wiring, welding, plumbing and painting.
  18. Perform work in a safe and timely manner according to OSHA regulations and procedures.
  19. Perform routine custodial duties necessary to keep plant buildings and ground in aesthetic conditions.

Entry Requirements and Skills

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Knowledge of operation of electrical and mechanical equipment.
  3. Knowledge of occupational hazards associated with wastewater treatment and be able to work in a safe and timely manner.
  4. Ability to work independently and take responsibility for following previously outlined procedures.
  5. Work with others and in a team orientated setting.
  6. Work in inclement weather.
  7. Be available to work when emergency calls for it.

Required Special Requirements  

  1. Shall be able to obtain a Grade 1 Wastewater treatment operator’s license issued by the state of Iowa within 12 months of employment.
  2. Shall be able to obtain a Grade II Wastewater treatment operator’s license issued by the state of Iowa within 3 years of employment.
  3. Shall obtain a valid Class B chauffeurs license with tanker endorsement issued by the state of Iowa with 6 months of employment.
  4. Will reside within 30 mins of the City of Eagle Grove.
  5. Will be called in periodically during off hours and to come in to perform necessary duties
  6. Will work holidays and weekends when assigned as well as various shifts and hours to meet the needs of the wastewater and other public works departments.
  7. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals the opportunity to work the necessary functions of the job.

Equipment and Tools Used

  1. Lab equipment
  2. Payloader
  3. Backhoe
  4. Power washer
  5. Snow plows
  6. Jackhammers
  7. Portable pumps
  8. Wire welder
  9. Chain saws
  10. Mowers

COMPENSATION

The Wastewater Operator will be compensated based on experience and any appropriate certifications. Starting salary will be $17.01 per hour. Benefits include, but not limited to, overtime, call-back time, compensatory time, holidays, paid vacations, personal time, Health Savings Account, Dental/Eye Insurance, and Life Insurance.

Applications can be obtained at City Hall located at 210 E. Broadway or at www.eaglegroveiowa.org. The position is open until filled. First consideration of applications will take place immediately.

The City of Eagle Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city of Eagle Grove does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, natural origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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City of DeWitt - Utility Laborer
(Added 9/25/2018)                             

Utility Laborer The City of DeWitt, IA has an opening for a full-time utility laborer. Prefer laborer/ heavy equipment operator with experience with municipal water systems, construction, repair, building maintenance and general municipal maintenance. CDL strongly preferred.  Grade I water and wastewater preferred, and required within 1st year.  Salary $19.88 per hour with good benefits. Direct email inquiries to Director of Public Works, Matt Proctor [email protected].    Interested applicants should submit a city application to: City Clerk, PO Box 407, DeWitt, Iowa 52742.  Position is open until filled. Review of applications to begin October 12.  Call City Hall 563-659-3811. Email Cathie Benthin, City Clerk at [email protected], or go online at https://www.cityofdewittiowa.org/jobapplication for a required city application.  EEO Employer

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City of Adel - Street Laborer / Wastewater Operator
(Added 9/7/2018)

The City of Adel, Iowa, a rapidly growing suburb in the vibrant Des Moines metropolitan area with a population of approximately 4,386, is accepting applications for the non-exempt position of Street Laborer / Wastewater Operator. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Public Works Director in the Public Works Department.

The Street Laborer / Wastewater Operator performs a variety of tasks related to the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s streets and the City’s wastewater treatment system.

On the Street side, the incumbent will be responsible for duties including, but not limited to, general maintenance of streets, sidewalks, forestry, and other public areas.

On the Wastewater side, the incumbent will be responsible for duties including, but not limited to, work involving the wastewater treatment plant, collection systems, lagoons, manholes, and lift stations. The incumbent will assist in meeting State, EPA, and DNR guidelines.

The incumbent will also assist the Public Works Department as needed with tasks such as snow removal and emergency response among others.

A complete job description can be found at Adel City Hall, 301 S. 10th Street, Adel, Iowa, 50003.

Prior related experience in a similar municipal or private setting is preferred. Must possess or be able to obtain within two years a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Certificate. Must possess or be able to obtain within three months a Class B Driver’s License.

The annual salary range for this position is $37,000 to $40,000 DOQ. The position is currently represented by the IUOE Local 234. Some evening and weekend work is required. The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance and State of Iowa retirement (IPERS).

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a City application (which can be found at www.adeliowa.org) by Monday, September 24, 2018 at noon to Anthony Brown, City Administrator, 301 South 10th Street, Adel, Iowa, 50003. Materials may also be emailed to [email protected]

Initial interviews will be held shortly after the application deadline. For more information, please call (515) 993-4525 or email [email protected] or Public Works Director Kip Overton at [email protected]

The City of Adel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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City of Storm Lake - Water Plant Superintendent
(Added 9/4/2018)

The City of Storm Lake is accepting applications for the full time salaried position of Water Plant Superintendent. 

The Water Plant Superintendent position will be charged with the operation and management of the City’s seven million gallon Water Treatment Plant.  The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the department including staff management and monitoring of the departmental budget. The qualified candidates must possess excellent management, leadership, financial, budgetary and communications skills.

The position requires specialized training and/or experience in water and distribution including a minimum of a Grade 4 Water Treatment and Water Distribution license through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

The City of Storm Lake is a team oriented work environment offering a competitive salary and a great benefits package.

Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to: City Clerk, 620 Erie Street, PO Box 1086, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The City of Storm Lake is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Regional Water Rural Water Association - Water Operator, Apprentice
(Added 8/23/2018)

Regional Water Rural Water Association, a non-profit company based in Avoca, Iowa, is accepting applications for a water operator.  This is a full-time and permanent position, with great potential for advancement as a long-term employee.

This is an entry-level position; no previous experience in water treatment or distribution is required.
At minimum, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or GED.  Candidates should also have a strong mechanical inclination: while we will teach you, operators are expected to quickly pick up on the use of a variety of tools and the maintenance and operation of a variety of machines and vehicles.  Candidates must also be able to handle the paperwork for legal compliance and internal tracking purposes.  Candidates must be versatile and adaptable, and able to stay on task and work productively even when not directly supervised.

Candidates who stay with the company long enough will receive training in both water treatment and water distribution, and be compensated accordingly, although the first priority will be water distribution.  Eventual promotion to a supervisory role is possible but not guaranteed.  This position is flexible in its job duties, and operators may be expected to work in service areas or facilities other than their usual on a day to day basis as demanded by the company's needs.

Candidates must be able to lift fifty pounds regularly, respond quickly to sounds, move safely over uneven terrain, safely climb ladders while carrying fifty pounds, and wear personal protective gear correctly as needed.

Driving of a company vehicle, weekend work on a rotating basis, in-person customer service, being on-call on a rotating basis, responsiveness to emergency calls even when not the primary person on call, working as part of a team and individually, and occasional participation in educational events relevant to the company are all required.  Starting wage is $15.50/hour, with raises dependent on subsequent experience, performance, and acquisition of relevant licenses from the state of Iowa.  Benefits include vacation time, sick leave, health insurance, a SEP IRA retirement plan, and life insurance; most benefits are contingent on first completing a probationary period of approximately 90 days.

Highly-qualified individuals are not discouraged from applying, but are advised that this entry-level position has been budgeted as such.

Send resumes and cover letters to [email protected] or to REGIONAL WATER, 108 HIGHWAY 59, AVOCA, IA 51521, Contact name: Nicholas Gaul.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Regional Water is an equal opportunity employer.

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