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Glenwood Municipal Utilities - Full Time Maintenance Operator Person
(Added 9/15/2020)

City of Fort Dodge - Maintenance Worker II
(Added 9/11/2020)

City of Webster City - Public Works Technician – Water Treatment Plant
(Added 8/21/2020)

City of Hartley - Water Superintendent
(Added 8/14/2020)

City of Storm Lake - Wastewater Lift Station Mechanic/ Operator
(Added 8/13/2020)

Southwest Regional Water District - Iowa Grade 3 Water Distribution and Grade 2 Water Treatment Operator/ Assistant Manager
(Added 8/7/2020)

City of Cresco - Public Works Director Job Posting
(Added 7/29/2020)

City of Traer - General Manager of Municipal Utilities
(Updated 7/25/2020 -- Added 7/1/2020)

 

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Glenwood Municipal Utilities - Full Time Maintenance Operator Person
(Added 9/15/2020)

Glenwood Municipal Utilities is seeking applications for a Maintenance / Operator Person. Duties include, but not limited to, operations and maintenance of the water and wastewater treatment facilities, sewer and water systems, machinery, equipment, and related activities. For more information regarding this position please go to the GMU website www.glenwoodmu.com. We are an equal opportunity employer. For consideration please send your resume and application to Glenwood Municipal Utilities c/o Search Committee 7 N. Vine St.  Glenwood, IA 51534 or email to [email protected]  We will be accepting applications until 10/2/2020 at 4:00pm.

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City of Fort Dodge - Maintenance Worker II
(Added 9/11/2020)

Job Title

Maintenance Worker II - Utility Systems

Closing Date/Time

Sun. 09/20/20 5:00 PM Central Time

Salary

$20.08 Hourly
$1,606.80 Biweekly
$41,776.67 Annually

Job Type

Full Time

Location

Central Maintenance Facility 3001 8th Avenue South Fort Dodge, Iowa

Department

Public Works


Description
  


The City of Fort Dodge is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker II in our Utility Systems division (Warehouse). Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume in addition to completing the online application. Pre-employment post-offer physical examination, which includes a drug test, and satisfactory background check required. Minorities, women, and veterans are encouraged to apply.   If you need accommodations during the selection process because of a disability, please notify the HR Director at 515-576-6869 and we will provide appropriate accommodations.

General Duty Statement:
Provides technical and inspection maintenance services to sustain a continuing program of water supply and distribution to the City, as well as maintain the storm water and sanitary sewer systems.

 

 Examples of Duties:

Distinguishing Features of the Class

  • Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative only; not all types of equipment are listed)
    Demonstrates an ability to receive project instructions and perform assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of basic principles, terms, procedures and practices of civil engineering (as it relates to establishing proper grade and other related work).
  • Notifies management of supplies necessary to complete assigned projects;
  • Reviews materials used and construction procedures for adherence to specifications or accepted standards;
  • Ensures tools and equipment are maintained in good condition.
  • Subject to standby duty and performs emergency and routine repairs as necessary during time periods outside normal work hours;
  • Active participant in continuous process improvement initiatives and demonstrates ingenuity, inventiveness, efficiency and safety in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Performs related work as required.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques effective in the installation, maintenance and repair of valves, hydrants, water mains, service lines, streets, yards and related structures in a water distribution system;
  • Knowledge of safety standards and practices, including OSHA permit required confined space entry protocol, right-to-know law, trenching and excavating;
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform confined space entry, including rescue, using permit-required protocol and respiratory protection standards;
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate and maintain light and heavy equipment in complex situations safely and efficiently;
  • Knowledge and ability to properly utilize the following equipment and tools: personal protective equipment, trench protection, fall protection, gas detectors, air, hydraulic and electric tools, hand tools, tapping equipment, air compressor, pumps, trucks and other tools necessary to complete work in the maintenance, installation and repair of a water distribution system;
  • Ability to operate tools in maintenance and equipment such as: camera truck, backhoe/breaker, valve truck, jet truck, excavator.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of methods, practices, techniques, equipment, tools, materials and supplies used in storm water and sanitary sewer construction, maintenance and repair;
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation of tools used in storm water and sanitary sewer maintenance including television monitoring equipment, hydraulic cleaners, welders, cutting torches, torque wrenches, concrete forms and PVC and concrete pipe cutters;
  • Skill in accurately taking and recording measurements, performing mathematical calculations, and applying knowledge of maintenance, repair methods and techniques in a water distribution system;
  • Ability to read, write and understand the specialized vocabulary of a water distribution system;
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities

 Typical Qualifications:

Acceptable Experience and Training
Graduation from High School or GED and two (2) years experience as a laborer/driver, including one (1) year maintenance and repair of mechanical hydraulic equipment, water valves, hydrants, main and service lines and storm water and sanitary sewer construction and maintenance experience;
or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
 
Required Special Qualifications
Valid Iowa Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B with air brake and tanker endorsements and no suspensions or revocation for moving violations within the past two years. Certificate as a "trained competent person" (as applied to trenching/shoring OSHA standards).

Preferred Special Qualifications
Valid Iowa Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A.
Grade I State of Iowa Water Distribution License.
Grade II State of Iowa Water Distribution License.
Grade III State of Iowa Water Distribution License.
CPR and First Aid Certified.

 Supplemental Information:

Supervision Received:
Works under general supervision, alone or with work crews.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Physical Demand Rating: Heavy
Work Environment:  Uncontrolled
Pre-employment Testing:  Drug and health screening after contingent offer.
Position Testing: Knowledge and skills test.
Personal Protective Equipment: Eye, Face, Hand, Head, Reflective Vest, Foot, Hearing, Protective Clothing, Gas Monitor, Welding PPE, Trench Protection

Apply online at:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fortdodgeiowa
 

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City of Webster City - Public Works Technician – Water Treatment Plant
(Added 8/21/2020)

Webster City Municipal Utilities is seeking a full-time public works technician for our Water Treatment Plant.  The position will be primary to water treatment plant but will assist and work in conjunction with the waste water treatment plant as needed.  Duties include maintenance, operation, repair and approximately one week per month of on-call duty. 

Requirements include a valid Iowa driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, CDL Class B within 3 months of hire.  Would prefer individual with previous experience and current water treatment license, will consider entry level, must possess the ability to obtain water treatment license as required for the position.  Starting wage DOQ.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  E.O.E.  To apply visit our website www.webstercity.com

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City of Hartley - Water Superintendent
(Added 8/14/2020)

Wanted: Water Superintendent

The City of Hartley, Iowa/Hartley Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full-time Water Superintendent.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Qualifications/Education:

The City of Hartley has an excellent benefit package that includes Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Personal Leave and Life insurance as well as IPERS retirement benefits. Wage will be based on qualifications. EOE. Employment applications are available at Hartley City Hall, 11 S. Central Ave, Hartley, online at www.hartleyiowa.com or by emailing [email protected]. Send application, cover letter, resume and three references to City of Hartley, Attn: Jaron Benz, PO Box 153, Hartley, IA 51346, or email to [email protected]. For additional information call the City of Hartley (712) 928-2240

Applications will be accepted until September 25, 2020 @ 4 PM

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City of Storm Lake - Wastewater Lift Station Mechanic/ Operator
(Added 8/13/2020)

Wastewater Lift Station Mechanic/ Operator - Employment Opportunity

The City of Storm Lake is accepting applications for a full time position of Lift Station Mechanic.  Qualified applicants will work to ensure safe and efficient operations of Storm Lake’s Lift Stations.

The position requires the ability to obtain specialized training and/or experience in waste water treatment operations including maintenance, electrical and pumps over a period of time. Applicants with experience in maintenance of electrical and pumps is a plus.

Performs skilled work of routine to complicated difficulty in the installation, maintenance and repair of the mechanical equipment and property of the lift stations. Performs regular and preventive maintenance to reduce equipment failures and associated costs.  Prepares maintenance reports and records.

This is an entry level position; however, the City will entertain individuals with a Grade 1, 2 or 3 Wastewater Operator License through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources or from other states.

Candidates will be required to obtain appropriate Wastewater certification within one year of employment. Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or equivalent.

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

Applications are available at City Hall, 620 Erie St, Storm Lake, Iowa or click here.  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 an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug and Smoke Free Workplace.

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Southwest Regional Water District - Iowa Grade 3 Water Distribution and Grade 2 Water Treatment Operator/ Assistant Manager
(Added 8/7/2020)

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT
P.O. BOX 177 – 516 SOUTH 8TH STREET
S.W. IOWA REGION - CLARINDA, IOWA 51632 

JOB POSTING: Southwest Regional Water District is seeking an Iowa Grade 3 Water Distribution and Grade 2 Water Treatment Operator/ Assistant Manager to become acquainted with system’s configuration-operations, wastewater system, SWRWD staff, engineers, contractors, and accountants for 12 months for the advancement to position of General Manager/CEO of Water District.

The Board of Directors of Southwest Regional Water District is seeking an individual who can excel as our next General Manager/CEO. In that position you will provide leadership to professional and support staff, will oversee construction, operations, and maintenance of the water system, and will have primary responsibility for the organization’s financial well-being.
S.W. Regional Water provides public drinking water to areas of southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri with 925 miles of pipeline and 2,370 rural service connections and water service to 11 communities. Future funded water system construction improvements will add 2 - 600 GPM Dakota aquifer wells and treatment, 35 miles of water line, and 60 new customers. Current engineering studies involve additional expansion of rural water system in Fremont county and northwest Missouri.

To be considered, you will need an Iowa Grade 3 Water Distribution and Grade 2 Water Treatment Certification License and equivalent to graduation from an accredited two-year college in business and finance administration and 5 years or more in financial management, analysis and budgeting business administration.

Summary of Essential Job Functions for Future General Manager:

At the direction of the Board of Directors, the GM will plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control the business and operations of the S.W. Regional Water District.

The GM is responsible for recruiting, hiring, compensating, training, evaluating, and terminating employees to ensure a qualified and efficient staff. The GM is to initiate and maintain a sound program for employee welfare, wage & benefit policies, safety and job training, delegating specific responsibilities, and corresponding authorities and coordinating their activities into an effective organization.

The GM will keep himself/herself and the Board of Directors informed of S.W.R.W. District business and affairs, recommending policies to the Board of Directors as required for the efficient and effective operation of the District.

The GM is responsible for providing adequate budgeting of all resources and the preparation of the annual operating budget for consideration and approval of the Board of Directors. The GM will plan for the retirement of long-term debt obligations, payment of current debts, and the establishment of adequate reserves for debt and capital reserve accounts. This is to be accomplished in accordance with modern accounting, purchasing, and record keeping standards and are subject to annual audits.

The GM will establish methods and improvements to the organization and existing procedures to limit operating costs and will ensure the adequacy of the physical infrastructure to provide a water supply that meets the requirements of existing and potential future customers.

The GM will pursue all available avenues and resources to stay current with state of the water and wastewater industries and to maintain and enhance the quality of those services offered by S.W. Regional Water District.

All applicants must consent to a background check and have the ability to be fidelity bonded.

Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, and Project Management experience and education are beneficial to applicants for this position. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the selected applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a current resume, a complete list of five or more personal and professional references, a salary history, and a letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement. Please send all application materials to:

Attention: Board of Directors
Southwest Regional Water District
P.O. Box 177
516 South 8th Street
Clarinda, Iowa 51632

All applicants must submit the specified application materials by October 15, 2020 to be considered for this position.

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City of Cresco - Public Works Director Job Posting
(Added 7/29/2020)

The City of Cresco (pop. 3868) is seeking qualified candidates for Public Works Director.  Duties include oversight of public works staff involving streets, storm sewers, waste water treatment, water, and various projects.  Experience in public works, street maintenance, heavy equipment, supervisory, and administration responsibilities is required.  Extensive public contact; excellent interpersonal skills required.  Must have valid Iowa driver’s license w/ CDL and pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.  Salary DOE. Benefits include vacation and sick time, longevity pay, life and health insurance, subsidized AFLAC coverage, and IPERS.

Full job description and application forms are available online at cityofcresco.com/employment.  Return application and resume to [email protected] or 130 N Park Place Cresco, IA 52136 by August 31, 2020. EOE

General Summary. Responsible for assisting supervisors in all operations of the Public Works Department, including administration and supervision of all city activities for the operation, maintenance and repair of city streets, storm sewers, water system, and sanitary sewer system.  Performs work, supervises other department employees, and administers all contracts for work performed under the supervision of the Public Works Department.  Position works with private contractors and supervises vendors on City projects. Position has considerable direct contact with the public, and acts as Code Enforcement Officer for nuisance properties and vehicles.  Position operates vehicles, machines and equipment used by the Public Works Department. This position will also coordinate with contractors performing projects conducted by private entities that affect functions under the Director’s responsibility. While the Public Works Superintendent will be consulted and advise on such projects, this position is not responsible for oversight or review of private projects such as subdivisions; or projects for which the City has hired an engineer, architect or similar consultant to inspect and oversee on behalf of the City. 

Essential Functions with input from the department heads.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Entry Level Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practice of all public works functions performed by the department, including but not limited to: street construction, maintenance and repair, snow and ice removal, winter street maintenance, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, and wastewater collection. Knowledge of the processes and procedures related to these functions, and laws and regulations related to the public works functions. Knowledge of the effective and proper operation and maintenance of all vehicles, equipment, machines and tools used by the Public Works Department. Skill in the use of all tools, equipment and machines used by the Public Works department. 

Effective written and oral communication skills. Interpersonal and problem-solving skills required for dealing with the public residents, businesses, contractors, fellow employees, and City Council. GIS mapping knowledge or ability to learn and administer is a requirement. Computer knowledge for writing letters and notices of violations, tracking work, and writing or responding to email.

Ability to manage self and public works department employees effectively. Ability to plan and complete a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to: construction and construction related projects, ongoing routine work, and snow removal; ability to work with contractors and outside agencies on an ongoing basis and a project basis. Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making and setting work and project priorities. Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language as needed to communicate effectively with supervisor, elected officials and the public. Ability to interpret and enforce the Cresco Code of Ordinances. 

Working Conditions
Physical Characteristics:  Works in a typical office and construction field environment, subject to extended hours during the construction season and winter for snow removal; on-call during non-office hours to respond to emergency calls and for snow removal and to respond to occasional work-related inquiries from the public or City personnel. Must possess physical ability to inspect and monitor construction projects or activities. Must be able to move heavy objects such as manhole lids or inlet grates, climb and walk over uneven terrain. Work includes sitting in a set position to operate various types of equipment for prolonged periods of time, as well as walking over uneven terrain, bending, twisting and pushing at times. Ability to lift objects weighing up to 70 pounds to at least waist level and carry them up to 10 feet unassisted.

Environmental Characteristics:  Work conditions include all variety of temperature and other weather-related conditions that may reasonably be expected out of doors in northern Iowa. The work environment may include unpleasant images and/or odors.

This job description is not intended to limit the responsibilities of any employee assigned to this position to those listed herein. The employee is expected to follow any other reasonable instructions and perform any other reasonable duties when requested by the employee’s supervisor and/or City management. The level of involvement may vary based on the City’s need and individual capabilities.

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City of Traer - General Manager of Municipal Utilities
(Updated 7/25/2020 -- Added 7/1/2020)

Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc. has been retained by the Traer Municipal Utilities to conduct and facilitate a search for the General Manager of Municipal Utilities.

The General Manager will be responsible for managing all activities of the Traer Municipal Utilities including the electric, water, wastewater, gas and internet services.

Key Responsibilities:

Job Requirements:

Benefits:

Position offers competitive salary depending on experience. Relocation assistance is negotiable.
Applications will be accepted until September 8, 2020. Interviews will begin the following week.

To apply, contact Byrnes & Rupkey, Kristy Staggs at (319-234-6201). Send resume, cover letter and 2-3 Business References to [email protected].

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