Job Postings in Iowa

Carroll (posted 09/18/2023)

Carroll, IA – WATER SUPERINTENDENT The City of Carroll is accepting applications for Water Superintendent in the Public Works Department Water Division. Duties include performance and supervision of a variety of skilled trades, labor, equipment operation and problem-solving tasks related to the operation, maintenance and repair of facilities, equipment and related support systems used in the municipal water supply, treatment and distribution systems. Minimum training and experience include possession of Grade 2 Water Treatment and Distribution Operator’s Certifications. A Position Vacancy Notice is available at

Carroll (posted 09/18/2023)

Carroll, IA – WASTEWATER OPERATOR The City of Carroll is accepting applications for Wastewater Operator in the Public Works Department Wastewater Division. Duties include operation, maintenance and repair of physical facilities and equipment of the municipal Wastewater Division consistent with USEPA and Iowa DNR requirements and standards. Minimum training and experience include Wastewater Treatment Certification issued by the Iowa DNR, or ability to successfully gain Certification within one year. A Job Vacancy Notice is available at

Ottumwa (posted 09/18/2023)

Ottumwa, IA - Distribution Utility Worker The Ottumwa Water Works has an opening for a full time Distribution Utility Worker. This position will involve the day to day maintenance of our Distribution System. This may include main repairs, new main installation, service taps, etc. Experience in water distribution, operating a backhoe and similar equipment is desired. An Iowa driver's license is required with a driving record consistent with insurability under the current Water Works Policy. A Grade I Water Distribution License is required or be able to obtain within eighteen months of employment. Must be able and willing to work in extreme weather conditions. We offer a competitive wage package. Our benefit package includes Health Insurance, 2 weeks of vacation after 1 year, eleven paid holidays, and Ipers retirement plan. Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen., Ottumwa Water and Hydro is an equal opportunity employer. Starting Pay $25.92/hr Grade Pay for each Water Treatment and Water Distribution Licenses above Grade 1. Grade 2 $25/Month Grade 3 $50/Month Grade 4 $100/Month If interested please submit a resume, cover letter and three work related references no later than September 26th 2023 to the attention of Mike Harward at: Ottumwa Water and Hydro 230 Turner Dr PO Box 20 Ottumwa IA 52501 or [email protected]

Regional Water (posted 08/31/23)

Avoca, IA - Regional Water Rural Water Association, a non-profit company based in Avoca, Iowa, is accepting applications for water operators. This is a full-time and permanent position. Previous experience in water treatment is desirable, but candidates without such experience with histories of good mechanical work will be considered. At minimum, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or GED. Candidates should also have a strong mechanical inclination: 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. Treatment operators engage in the operation, maintenance, repair, and testing functions of the wellfield and water treatment plant, by performing the necessary tasks personally, or in cooperation with apprentices, certified operators, and/or supervisors/superintendents. Physical requirements of the job: 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. Candidates who stay with the company long enough will receive training in water treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment, and be compensated accordingly, although the first priority will be water treatment. Eventual promotion to a supervisory role is possible but not guaranteed. Safe and efficient driving of a company vehicle, weekend and on-call work 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 dependent on subsequent experience, skills, performance, and acquisition of relevant licenses from the state of Iowa. A higher starting wage is possible for operators who already have relevant water licenses and/or a CDL. Benefits include vacation time, sick leave, health insurance, health savings account, life insurance, vision and dental insurance, and a SEP IRA retirement plan (after 1 year employment).
Send resumes and cover letters by email or to Regional Water, 108 Highway 59, Avoca, IA 51521, Contact name: Tom Kallman. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Regional Water is an equal opportunity employer.

West Central Iowa Rural Water Assoc (posted 08/31/23)

Lake View, IA - The West Central Iowa Rural Water Association is taking applications for a full-time Water Operator for the Lake View, Iowa plant which serves the Boyer & Denison rural water systems. Duties include, operation and maintenance of water treatment and distribution facilities, well pumps, equipment, mains, and valves. Pre-employment physical, drug screening and background check are required. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and hold or be able to acquire a Grade 2 Water Treatment and Distribution certification as specified by Iowa DNR. WCIRWA is willing to train. WCIRWA offers an excellent benefits package. WCIRWA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Please submit a resume by September 20th to the company email address [email protected] or send to the mailing address below:
West Central Iowa Rural Water Assn. Attn: Jason Meredith P.O. Box 188 Manning, IA 51455

Dyersville (posted 08/29/23)

Dyersville, IA - The City of Dyersville is accepting applications for the positions of Public Works Crewmember and Wastewater Operator. Public Works Crewmember Responsibilities include the repair and maintenance of City’s buildings, streets, alleys, trails, vehicles, machinery, equipment, water system, wastewater system, flood and storm water control systems, parks and playgrounds and other grounds and facilities of the city of Dyersville. Candidate must have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates their knowledge, skills and the abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate requires a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of three years work experience in general construction, truck driving and/or heavy equipment operations. Wastewater Operator Responsible for the efficient operation, maintenance, and upkeep of the city's wastewater treatment facility, sanitary sewer collection system, and flood and stormwater control systems. This role ensures compliance with regulatory standards and contributes to the overall functionality of Dyersville's wastewater infrastructure. CDL License is required for both positions. Compensation will be based on education and work experience. Please submit resume and application to City of Dyersville, 340 1st Avenue E., Dyersville, Iowa 52040 by September 28, 2023. AA/EOE Employer. Job Descriptions and Application available on the city website:

Eagle Grove (posted 08/23/23)

Eagle Grove, IA - The City of Eagle Grove “population 3,601” is currently looking for applicants to work in our new Grade 4 Water Reclamation Facility. This person will be working with the Wastewater Superintendent and lead operator to assist in the day-to-day operations of the WRF; as well as maintaining the City’s lift stations. This person will also assist with public works tasks as needed. To view the full listing, download HERE.

Adel (posted 08/16/23)

Adel, IA - The City of Adel, Iowa is now accepting applications for the non-exempt position of Water – Wastewater Operator. Please review the complete details here:

Washington (posted 08/16/23)

Washington, IA - The city of Washington is accepting applications for a Wastewater Operator 1/2.
Regular full-time position responsible for daily data/sample collection, minor lab testing, sludge pumping, routine maintenance of WWTF equipment and lift stations, mowing, routine weekend work, and animal control and care. Entry-level pay starts at $20.60/hour, but is dependent on qualifications & experience, plus excellent benefits including health insurance and IPERS retirement. Position is open until filled, but applications are due September 8, 2023, with the first review of applications September 11.
For full information see Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Ames (posted 08/09/16)

Ames, IA - The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment for Water Plant Maintenance Specialist. The Water Plant Maintenance Specialist performs high-level maintenance on operating equipment and other machinery at the water plant or water pollution control plant and related facilities; serves as technical lead for the plant maintenance staff; also may serve as plant operator on a regular and emergency basis; performs related work as required. This position posting closes at 12 p.m. on August 31st. You can view the full listing HERE. Or visit for more information.

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