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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)

City of Altoona - Utilities Operator II
(Added 8/2/2020)

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)

City of Iowa City - Maintenance Operator – Wastewater, Wastewater Division, Public Works Department
(Added 7/15/2020)

MARSHALLTOWN WATER WORKS - UTILITY WORKER
(Added 6/16/2020)

City of Ames - Treatment Plant Maintenance
(Added 6/4/2020)

MARSHALLTOWN WATER WORKS - TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
(Added 5/6/2020)

 

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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 Altoona - Utilities Operator II
(Added 8/2/2020)

SALARY: Starting at $22.30 to $30.08 per hour

OPENING DATE: 7/30/2020
CLOSING DATE: 8/21/2020

INFORMATION:
The City of Altoona is accepting applications for Utilities Operator II at the Altoona Utilities Department, focusing on water production and distribution.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary function is to perform and participate in semi-skilled work as related to the operations and maintenance of Municipal water production and distribution systems, sewer collection system, and storm water system.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT AND SKILLS:
Candidates must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., and five (5) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a municipal water production and distribution collection system. Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s license within six (6) months of employment. Possession of a Grade 2 operator’s certificate issued by the State of Iowa in Water Treatment and Water Distribution or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. A Grade 1 in Waste Water Treatment or the voluntary waste water license within six (6) months.

Post offer employment physical, drug screen, and physical capacity profile exam required.

Residency requirement of 30 minute response time to Altoona.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should complete and submit a city application available at http://www.altoonaiowa.com/i-want-to/find-job-openings/ AND submit a resume specifying interest to Amy Hill via email ([email protected]) or fax (515-967-0842) or deliver/mail to City of Altoona, Attention: Amy Hill, 900 Venbury Dr., Suite A, Altoona Iowa, 50009. Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 Iowa City - Maintenance Operator – Wastewater, Wastewater Division, Public Works Department
(Added 7/15/2020)

Application deadline: Friday, August 7, 2020
Visit www.icgov.org/jobs to apply online

One permanent full-time position available
Full salary range: $50,648.00 - $64,792.00
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm

Job summary:
Under general direction, inspects, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs all hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical equipment at wastewater treatment facilities. Performs specialized construction, modifications and installation of equipment and structures.

Minimum qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Iowa DNR Grade I Wastewater Operator certificate required. Iowa DNR Grade II Wastewater Operator certificate required within 2 years of appointment. One year of wastewater plant experience required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. 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 endorsements 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 including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. 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:
Associates degree or equivalent from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Three years of related experience and/or training in wastewater treatment field preferred. Backflow prevention certification preferred. Confined space entry training preferred. Forklift 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.

Date posted: July 14, 2020

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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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MARSHALLTOWN WATER WORKS - UTILITY WORKER
(Added 6/16/2020)

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is dedicated to providing high quality water to Marshalltown and the surrounding area. We know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting public health. At MWW, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our organization and inspire our work together. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of MWW use science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water. Join our team and make a difference.

Under the supervision of the Distribution Manager and the direction of the Crew Leader, the Utility Worker performs a variety of skilled work associated with general oversight, construction, maintenance and emergency repair of Marshalltown Water Works’ water distribution system.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related activities as directed by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Starting Wage Effective July 1, 2020: $18.47 - $19.87, depending on certification

To Apply: Submit completed MWW application, resume and cover letter to: Zach Maxfield, Distribution Manager 205 E State Street, PO Box 1420 Marshalltown, IA 50158

The MWW application can be downloaded from www.marshalltownwater.com/employment or can be requested by visiting or calling the MWW Administration Building at 205 E. State Street, Marshalltown, IA; 641-753-7913.

Closing Date: This position will be open until filled.

Contact for additional information: Zach Maxfield, MWW Distribution Manager 641-753-7913

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City of Ames - Treatment Plant Maintenance
(Added 6/4/2020)

If interested, please click the link below.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames/jobs/2777747/treatment-plant-maintenance-worker

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MARSHALLTOWN WATER WORKS - TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
(Added 5/6/2020)

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is dedicated to providing high quality water to Marshalltown and the surrounding area. We know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting public health. At MWW, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our organization and inspire our work together. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of MWW use science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water. Join our team and make a difference!

Are you looking for a great career at MWW? We have an outstanding opportunity for someone new to or experienced in the drinking water field. We are seeking and willing to train a talented individual to be our next full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator. Under the supervision of the Treatment Plant Operations Manager, the Operator controls and operates a 12 MGD lime softening plant to produce high quality and adequate quantity of drinking water to meet system demands economically. This position may be filled as either an Apprentice Operator or Operator.

COMPENSATION:

Apprentice Operator: Starting rate $15.25/hour Operator: Starting rate $18.08 - 19.48/hour, depending on certification 40-hours/week Training provided by Marshalltown Water Works Competitive benefits package offered

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN to individuals with the following:

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

TO APPLY Complete and submit a Marshalltown Water Works application, posted at https://marshalltownwater.com/employment

The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information, contact Marshalltown Water Works General Manager Shelli Lovell at 641-753-7913 or [email protected].

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