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Energy Services Specialist

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is currently seeking a member-focused, innovative, and results-oriented Energy Services Specialist.

The Energy Services Specialist will:

  • serve as the subject matter expert for IAMU staff and members on distributed generation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency
  •  help promote and manage IAMU programs relating to member education on distributed generation, renewable energy and energy efficiency
  •  assist members with industry related regulatory filings as needed.

A bachelor’s degree is required with a degree in engineering preferred, but not required. Any combination of equivalent education and experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will have extensive understanding of the electric utility industry, including its regulatory structure, distributed and utility grade renewable energy and energy efficiency. Experience with municipal utilities is also a plus.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter capable of managing multiple projects at once and have excellent written & verbal communications skills. The Energy Services Specialist is required to work collaboratively across functional areas in order to serve the needs of IAMU’s members. Overnight travel is required a few times a year and is typically planned well in advance. The Energy Services Specialist reports to the Executive Director.

IAMU represents more than 550 municipal electric, gas, water and broadband utilities statewide, and maintains a marketing relationship with a large number of associate member businesses. IAMU offers its members advocacy, education and operations support and services with a variety of programs.

IAMU offers a casual work environment from its offices located in southern Ankeny. IAMU offers a competitive benefits package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, 401k (with an Association provided 6% contribution) and health, dental and vision insurance. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume including employment history and salary expectations via email to IAMU’s Executive Director, Troy DeJoode at tdejoode@iamu.org. This position will be open until filled but first consideration will be given to those cover letters and resumes received prior to 5:00 p.m. February 24, 2017. Interviews may begin immediately. Questions about the position should be submitted via email as well. IAMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted 1-23-17


City Administrator

Central City, Iowa. (Population 1,257).  Progressive community in east central Iowa is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $60,000  to $70,000, depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits.  The city administrator directly oversees all municipal departments, including city hall, water, wastewater, streets, sanitation, parks & recreation, library, building, zoning, and finance, which includes 5 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $1.9 million.

The city administrator is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, management of capital improvement projects, payroll preparation and keeping the five-member city council and mayor fully advised of the city’s financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include an associates college degree in public or business administration or related field and two or more years’ experience in a public sector management position.  Residency requirement is in effect.

Potential candidates can view a community/position profile on the City’s website (www.centralcityia.govoffice2.com), after it has been posted on February 26th .  Application materials requested include:  a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on March 23, 2017.  Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC  417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to callahan.cmc@gmail.com.

Contact:  Patrick Callahan 
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC
callahan.cmc@gmail.com

(563) 599-3708

Posted 2-23-17


Information Analyst

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for an Information Analyst to join the System Operations team in Cedar Rapids, IA. This position processes load data and determines overall system demand and energy sales to system members, as well as develops numerous energy and demand related reports.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Translate and process CIPCO system and customer billing meters, as well as provide input to the resolution of metering problems.
  • Assist with the deployment of metering and meter interrogation hardware and software as appropriate.
  • Monitor communication paths and meters via remote interrogation to ensure health, reliability and accuracy and report deficiencies as appropriate.
  • Prepare monthly operating report summarizing demand and energy data by substation and cooperative; prepare demand and energy data for cooperative power bills.
  • Prepare various demand and energy data requests in accordance with service agreements.
  • Ensure proper procedures are established and utilized to protect the integrity of the data.
  • Maintain various subsidiary programs for other departments.
  • Publish numerous demand and energy reports as requested by cooperative personnel, member systems, or other utilities.

Requirements and Critical Success Factors

  • Associates degree from an accredited vocational technical training facility or an area community college with a minimum 2 years analyst experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Proficient in information analysis. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail

To complete an online application please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities.

About CIPCO

CIPCO is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations spanning 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. CIPCOs' members distribute power to nearly 300,000 Iowans and more than 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts.

CIPCO is a state-of-the-art energy provider with a diverse fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas, natural gas, and oil energy resources. We continue to invest in new technology and renewable energy production, supporting Iowa’s development of renewable energy resources. Over half of our electricity is generated from emission- and carbon-free resources, minimizing the impact to the environment.

 

CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes: health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, pension plan, 401(k) match, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

 

For more information about CIPCO please visit: www.cipco.net

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

To complete an online application please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities.


Posted 2-22-17


Maintenance and Safety Specialist

City of Avoca

Position serves in an interdepartmental role providing firefighting, emergency medical, maintenance, and utility services.  Will be required to work some holidays, weekends, and weeknights.  This position is permanent full-time and comes with a generous benefits package.  Starting salary dependent on qualifications.  Residency requirement to live within Avoca’s city limits.  For a detailed description of job please visit www.cityofavoca.com/jobs.  To apply, please submit resume and 3 references to Clint Fichter, City Manager at citymanager@cityofavoca.com.  Call 712-343-2424 with inquiries.  Position open until filled.  This position is subject to a Veteran’s hiring preference under 35C of the Iowa Code.  EOE.  Review of applications begins March 24, 2017.

Posted 2-17-17


Electric Engineering Technician

The Owatonna Public Utilities (OPU) has an opening for an Electric Engineering Technician.  This position performs field engineering, staking and inspections on the Electric Systems.  

Qualifications for this position are the following:

  • Two (2) Associates Degree in Engineering is required
  •  Job experience at an Utility in Engineering is desired.
  •  Valid Minnesota Class “D” Drivers License is required.
  • Working knowledge of ESRI, CAD, Microsoft Office Suite is required.

If interested, an employment application can be picked up at our office, 208 S. Walnut Avenue  or obtained from our website at www.owatonnautilities.com.  Completed applications must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017.   

Return applications to:           

Human Resource Manager
Owatonna Public Utilities
208 S. Walnut Avenue
P.O. Box 800
Owatonna, MN  55060
Madsonm@owatonnautilities.com
507-446-5414 or 507-446-5488

Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE-M/F/H/V

Posted 2-17-17


Transmission & Distribution Superintendent

Muscatine Power and Water, has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Transmission & Distribution Superintendent, an ELECTRIFYING role with VITAL responsibilities. Working closely with the Senior Leadership team, this position is responsible for leading and maintaining the day to day operations of the electric line, tree trimming, and horizontal drilling areas at MP&W. Alongside being a mentor to the Line Crew Supervisors, this role has responsibilities from making recommendations for hire and projects, planning and scheduling, as well as maintain a top notch apprentice program.

Associate’s Degree in Business or a Technical program, or an equivalent of education and related experience is preferred. Prospective candidates must be a certified Journeyman Electric Line Worker with a minimum of 7 years’ knowledge of the T&D electric systems, 15 k V class distribution systems, and general mechanics. Knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Unit and current industry stands, NESC, Iowa Utility Board, OSHA, NFPA is highly desired.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, including pension and deferred compensation! Great work environment! Thriving community close to big cities! Don’t miss out on this EXCITING opportunity, email your resume and salary requirements to tphillips@mpw.org or apply at www.mpw.org/careers TODAY!

Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check is required.

EOE M/F/D/V

Posted 2-13-17


Accounting/Finance Director

Osage Municipal Utilities is taking applications for an Accounting / Finance Director.  Please visit our website at www.osage.net for a full job description.  Applicants should complete and submit an application AND submit a resume and cover letter specifying interest to:

Osage Municipal Utilities
Attn:  Josh Byrnes
720 Chestnut Street
Osage, IA 50461

Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Pre-employment physical and drug screen required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 2-13-17


Water Distribution Specialist

West Des Moines Water Works has an immediate opening for a Water Distribution Specialist. Duties include operating heavy equipment including Backhoe and End Loader, assisting with the maintenance of water distribution system piping, valves, fire hydrants and appurtenances, making water service connections on water mains and general labor work.  

Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED with three years’ experience in operation and maintenance or construction of water distribution or other pipeline systems preferred. Related experience and/or education may be substituted. You will need an Iowa Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within thirty days of employment. Complete description of requirements included in position description.

Salary range is $42,842-$70,128 per year depending on experience and certifications. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. A background check, including Iowa driver’s license records, and post offer physical examination, including drug test, are required. To apply, obtain a West Des Moines Water Works employment application at www.wdmww.com or at the A.C. Ward Water Treatment Plant. Send completed form to employment@wdmww.com or by U.S. Postal Service to the attention of the Distribution Manager at the address listed below.  Applications need to be received no later than February 28th 2017.

West Des Moines Water Works

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

Suite 1D

West Des Moines, IA 50265

(515)222-3465

Posted 2-9-17


Water/Wastewater Maintenance Worker II- Crew Leader

SALARY: $4,520.53 - $5,177.47 Monthly
$54,246.40 - $62,129.60 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/19/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/28/17 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision performs any combination of laboring, equipment operation, semi-skilled building and mechanical trades assignments involving the operation, maintenance and repair of city-owned facilities and equipment; and plans, organizes and directs the work of personnel in the maintenance and operations of city-owned water and wastewater facilities and equipment.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Serves as a working supervisor/crew leader of the maintenance staff in completing daily work assignments
  • Provides first line supervision to water/wastewater personnel.
  • Maintains water/wastewater systems in city-owned facilities.
  • Schedules and performs repairs and preventative maintenance activities as needed and assists in coordinating and monitoring the work of private contractors retained to perform work for the city.
  • Notifies and consults with Public Works Superintendent regarding projects to be completed, prioritizing works items, potential problems and needs.
  • Inspects facilities and equipment for safety and proper operation.
  • Trains maintenance personnel in proper work procedures and in the use and care of equipment and facilities and promotes compliance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Recommends purchases and requisitions of supplies and equipment; prepares cost estimates for purchases and planned or potential projects; and supervises the inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Supervises and participates in basic construction work as needed including concrete and dirt work, wiring, and simple plumbing.
  • Supervises and participates in the operation of heavy, medium and light equipment.
  • Supervises and participates in snow removal operations as needed.
  • Supervises operation and maintenance of Low Pressure Sewer System (LPS); maintains equipment and supply inventory; installs and repairs LPS pumps; prepares on call roster and emergency response/operation procedures.
  • Supervises the operation of the sewer cleaning program and activities.
  • Supervises the operation of the sewer televising program and activities.
  • Responds to alarm calls in city-owned water/wastewater facilities after hours and carries a cell phone outside normal working hours for emergencies.
  • Performs related work as required
  • Regular work attendance required.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • High school diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater distribution systems.
  • Possession of a valid Class B CDL with air brake option.
  • Possession of IWPCA Grade III Collection System License and State of Iowa Grade III Distribution System License or ability to obtain within six months of hire date.
  • Ability to organize, direct and coordinate the work of several subordinates and to supervise daily maintenance activities.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to understand potential hazards and identify safety precautions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
  • Ability to operate heavy, medium and light equipment.
  • Knowledge of state and federal water and wastewater regulations.
  • Knowledge of the procedures of sampling and sample testing.
  • Knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of equipment used in distribution process.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Candidates may be required to pass a post employment offer physical examination and drug test.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK
To perform essential functions of the job individuals must be able to perform the following: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions. May be required to work in field environment with exposure to extreme heat and cold, odors, noise, dust fumes, moving parts, electrical shock, burns and toxic agents. Activities may require lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds; pushing and pulling heavy objects and materials used in maintenance activities; solid waste removal and construction tasks and intermittent periods of sustained physical activity.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofjohnston.com/jobs
6221 Merle Hay Road
PO Box 410
Johnston, IA 50131
515.278.2344
careers@cityofjohnston.com

Posted 2-8-17


Manager, Power Generation

Muscatine Power and Water, the largest municipal utility in Iowa, has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Manager, Power Generation, a PRIME position with GREAT potential! Working closely with the Director, Power Production & Supply, this position is responsible for managing the Power Generation Plant, and all aspects that go along with it: staffing, goals, objectives, as well as keeping up to date with training and regulations, and maintaining a top-notch leadership team.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or an equivalent of work experience and education is preferred.   A minimum of 10 years of experience in a coal-fired steam power plant paired with a minimum of 6 years of supervisory experience is expected.  Additionally, knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Unit, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering principles are key traits in top candidate!

Competitive salary $115,000+ DOQ. Excellent benefits, including pension and deferred compensation! Great work environment and a great opportunity to leverage your skills and talents in managing your team! Don’t miss out on this EXCITING opportunity, email your resume and salary requirements to tphillips@mpw.org or apply at www.mpw.org/careers TODAY!

Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 2-2-17


City Manager

Announcement/Advertisement
City Manager, Tipton, Iowa. (Population 3,221). Progressive community in east central Iowa is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city manager.

Salary range is $80,000 to $100,000, depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits. The city manager directly oversees all municipal departments, including city hall, police, fire, water utility, electric utility, gas utility, wastewater utility, streets, sanitation, parks & recreation, library, building, zoning, and finance, which includes 31 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $13.8 million.

The city manager is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, management of capital improvement projects, and keeping the five-member city council and mayor fully advised of the city’s financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include a college degree in public or business administration or related field and five or more years experience in a public sector management position. Residency requirement is in effect.

Potential candidates can view a community/position profile on the City’s website (www.tiptoniowa.org), after it has been posted on February 10th . Application materials requested include: a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on March 2, 2017. Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to callahan.cmc@gmail.com.

Contact: Patrick Callahan
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC
callahan.cmc@gmail.com
(563) 599-3708

Posted 2-2-17


General Manager/CEO

Description

Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) is a leader in the utility industry with the largest four-service utility in Iowa comprised of Electric, Natural Gas, Water and Communications Utilities. CFU seeks a General Manager with the capability to operate as CEO of this dynamic company, and with the energy and willingness to work to deliver on a number of progressive initiatives. This person must be a visionary and strategic thinker who can help ensure positive organizational progress and change. The General Manager reports to a Board of Trustees. CFU has approximately 200 employees and serves a community of 39,000.  Cedar Falls is home to one of Iowa’s three public universities, the University of Northern Iowa.

                                                

Requirements

Ideal candidates for the General Manager of CFU will offer a proven track record of management and leadership that includes success in the utility industry. Fully qualified candidates must offer technical ability to be viewed as immediately credible, while also possessing a breadth and scope of experience to work at a strategic level in all areas of utility operations. CFU will require a leader with exemplary communication and people skills, as well as, an individual who can oversee the evaluation and implementation of technologies to make CFU an efficient state-of-the-art utility. CFU also requires excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to environmental stewardship and safety, the ability to develop and execute the utility’s annual operating budget and annual capital improvement plan, and knowledge of power supply issues.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Business Administration, or combined education, training, and experience deemed by the Board to be appropriate, is required. The total compensation and relocation package is competitive and will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Please email an introductory cover letter, resume and three professional references by March 31, 2017 to susan.abernathy@cfunet.net or mail to:

EMPLOYEE SERVICES DIRECTOR

CEDAR FALLS UTILITIES

PO BOX 769

CEDAR FALLS,   IA  50613

 

CFU is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  To learn more about our organization, visit www.cfu.net.

 

Posted 2-1-17


Police Officer

The St. Ansgar Police Department is accepting applications for a part time police officer. ILEA certification preferred. Salary dependent upon qualifications. Send resume to:

St. Ansgar Police Department
Attn. Chief of Police
P.O. Box 307
St. Ansgar, Iowa 50472.

Or stop at St. Ansgar City Hall, 111 South Mitchell Street, St. Ansgar, Iowa, by 3:00 p.m. on March 10th, 2017.

Potential exists to increase hours to full time by working with other City Departments requiring a CDL.

For more information, please contact Chief Lance Schutjer at 641-713-4767.

Posted 1-30-17


Waste Water Collection Supervisor

The Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department has an opening for a leadership position with our organization.  We are currently accepting resumes for the position of Waste Water Collection Supervisor.  Candidates need to have experience in installation and maintenance of wastewater infrastructure as well as treatment plant operations, implementing and managing a comprehensive asset or preventive maintenance program, worked on budgeting, purchasing, as well as team building activities.  Position requires a State of Iowa Grade II Wastewater Treatment License, or an IAWEA Voluntary Collection System License, or the ability to acquire within six months of hire, and a Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement.

Wage Range is $21.00 to $29.07 depending on qualifications.  An excellent benefits package is also available. 

Complete job description and applications are available at the Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department office, 1208 South 7th Street, Oskaloosa.

You may also follow this link to the necessary information:

http://www.oskaloosaiowa.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Wastewater-Collection-SupervisorOskaloos-38

Applicants should complete and submit an application AND submit a resume and cover letter specifying interest to:

Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department
Attn:  Chad Coon
P.O. Box 708
Oskaloosa, Iowa  52577

Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Pre-employment physical and drug screen required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

First review of applications will occur February 7th, 2017.

Posted 1-30-17


Power System Operator

Joint-action electric utility seeks an individual to operate and manage the operations of the Agency’s electric power system consistent with regulatory standards and Agency guidelines.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Two‑year degree in electrical power engineering technology, or the equivalent.
  • North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) certification. If not certified, candidate will be required to obtain NERC certification within 6 months of hire date.
  • Understanding of NERC standards, Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) policies and procedures, and other regional transmission operator business practices.
  • Working knowledge of interconnected power system operations, generation and transmission systems, power pooling, computer systems, SCADA equipment, and metering and relaying equipment.
  •  Able to work a rotating shift including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Please submit resume by February 28, 2017 to:

Sandra K. Feehan (sk.feehan@smmpa.org)
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
500 First Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902

www.smmpa.com

Posted 1-23-17


Manager, safety & Training

What is this Safety opening all about?

Muscatine Power and Water, has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Manager, Safety & Training, a KEY role with VITAL responsibilities.  Working closely with the Senior Leadership team, this position works to secure and maintain the safety values that the Utility sees as an utmost priority. Alongside being a mentor to the Supervisor, Safety & Training, the Manager plays a influential part in providing utility wide education, making sure that the company is in absolute compliance with all regulations and Utility policies.  

Do you have what it takes to be the next Manager, Safety & Training?

A Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Business, Engineering, is preferred. Don’t have that? How about the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the listed areas combined with a minimum of 5 years related experience? Now we’re talking… Prospective candidates should ideally have certification from a Nationally recognized safety organization, working knowledge of federal and state safety regulations, as well as have demonstrated the ability to give small/large group presentations, and have proven project management skills.

Let’s get to the good stuff!

Competitive salary, $85k+ DOQ. Excellent benefits, including pension and deferred compensation! Great work environment and a great opportunity to leverage your skills and talents in managing your team! Don’t miss out on this EXCITING opportunity, email your resume and salary requirements to tphillips@mpw.org or apply at www.mpw.org/careers TODAY!

Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 1-11-17


Electric Superintendent

City of Pocahontas, IA (pop. 1,789). 

Progressive community located in NW Iowa.  Candidates for the Electric Superintendent position will receive preferred status with journeyman status and electrical knowledge in underground and overhead installation for primary and secondary systems.  Preferred candidate will be a graduate of a technical school and experience with the operation of diesel generation equipment.  An Iowa Class B CDL with air brake endorsement within 30 days of hire.  A pre-employment physical and drug screen is required.  Residency within the city’s electric service territory is required.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  Additional information about the community can be found at www.pocahontasiowa.com.
 
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:
 
City Administrator
City of Pocahontas
PO Box 69
Pocahontas, IA  50574

Posted 1-6-17


Director of Utilities

The community of Manning, Iowa is seeking an energetic individual to serve as the Director of Utilities overseeing Manning’s gas, electric and communications utilities.

Candidates must possess exceptional communications, financial literacy and leadership skills. The Director of Utilities reports to a 5 person board and is responsible for carrying out board policies and directives. The role requires strong work habits, an ability to coordinate work, and to supervise a staff of up to 15. This vibrant and stable town of 1,500 people has a healthy economy and several large commercial and industrial utility users. The utility’s infrastructure is virtually all underground.  A community with a solid track record of maintenance and investment ensures stability and a pleasant work environment.

MMU’s Director of Utilities needs to be a self-driven outstanding leader with top notch communications skills, business and financial literacy and exemplary decision making capabilities, who can facilitate collaboration among employees, customers and the community. While a bachelor degree is preferred, any candidates with senior level leadership experience, especially in a municipal utility setting are encouraged to apply. Required skills and experience includes demonstrated success and experience in a municipal utility field, including supervising, directing and evaluating personnel.  As a municipal utility, the MMU Director of Utilities will need to be active in the community, and be approachable and easy to talk to by both employees and community members.

The MMU Director is expected to live within 15 minutes of Manning within 6 months of hire, although an extension may be available if circumstances require.

Pre-employment drug screening required. Competitive salary and benefits include IPERS, excellent health insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and PTO. Submit resume, cover letter and salary history to:

Manning Municipal Utilities
PO Box 386
Manning, IA 51455
or opportunities@mmctsu.com.
Phone Monday-Friday 712-655-3214.

Position is open until filled.  EOE

Posted 12-29-16


City Maintenance Worker, Level 2

The City of Polk City is now accepting applications for a full-time City Maintenance Worker, level 2. 

Duties include assistance in all areas of Public Works. 
Valid Commercial Driver’s license required. 
Must obtain Commercial Spraying license and various water certifications. 
Some nights, weekends, and holidays required.
EEOC M/F/H

Full job description, requirements and applications are available online www.polkcityia.gov or at: City Hall, 112 3rd St., Polk City, Iowa

Applicants may submit resume and application to City of Polk City, PO Box 426, Polk City, Iowa, 50226 or online to support@polkcityia.gov.

Posted 12-27-16


Water/Wastewater Operator

The Amana Society Service Company provides electricity and water utilities to the approximately 1500 residents and over 160 businesses in and around the seven Amana Colonies. We currently have an opening for a Water/Wastewater Operator position. This position, under general supervision, performs work of routine difficulty in water and wastewater operations and sampling activities.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Monitors water and wastewater systems for safe and efficient operation, performs laboratory test procedures, and keeps accurate records.
  • Operates equipment, including dump truck, backhoe and truck-mounted crane.
  • Assists with system installation, inspection and repair.
  • Installs, repairs and reads pump flows. 
  • Completes turn-on/turn-off orders.
  • Maintains equipment, grounds and buildings.
  • Deals with system breakdowns and after-hours emergencies.
  • Provides customer service.

This position primarily works outdoors, in all types of weather, and in potentially hazardous environments, which may involve exposure to dangerous chemicals and/or raw sewage.

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m. to 4p.m., with frequent overtime and rotating weekends. Potential to work a flex schedule if overtime and weekend coverage is needed.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • One year of experience in water pump reading and water/wastewater systems or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must have, or be able to attain by December 31st, 2017, an Iowa Water Distribution level 2 Certification and a Waste Water level 1 Certification from the state of Iowa.Must possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Preferred CDL Class B with air brake certification or the ability to obtain such licensing/certification within 6 months of employment.

Interested applicants may email their resume to Mike Doyle, Director of Human Resources/Safety at mdoyle@amanas.net.

 

Posted 12-27-16


  - FOR SALE -


Meter Heads & Curb Stops

Used Badger RTR Model 25 Meter Heads

(41) Used Badger RTR Model 25 Household meter heads.  Can be used on ¾ x 5/8 bases or ½ x 5/8 bases.  They are slightly used, but still in good working condition.  Asking $75/head or $2,870 for all.

New Curb Stops

(17) New 1” Flare A.Y. McDonald Curb Stops.  These are all new.  Asking $85/curb stop or $1,400 for all.

If interested or questions, please contact Royce at Osceola Water Works (641) 342-1435 or (641) 414-4748.

Posted 2-10-17


1998 Ford F-Series Bucket Truck

 

  • 1998 Ford F- Series Diesel 6 speed with 7500 miles.
  • Boom is a Terex Hi-Ranger 5FB-55
  • 55 ft. working height
  • 2 man tip mounted bucket
  • Upper tool circuit
  • Die-electric tested yearly
  • Mechanically checked every other year.
  • No rust
  • Excellent condition.
  • Price is $25,000 or best offer.

If interested contact:

Pete Smith
Manager
Wilton Municipal Light & Power
563-260-6389  cell
563-732-2929  office

Posted 12-28-16


Pad Mount Transformer

  • 150 kva, pad mount transformer 
  • 7200 delta
  • 208Y/120
  • bayonet fused
  • Rebuilt by Soloman in 2011

Contact Adam Dickinson, Webster City: adam@webstercity.com

Posted 12-27-16


- ITEMS WANTED -


Single Drum Wire Puller/Tensioner

Sumner Municipal Light Plant is looking for a used, in good shape, single drum wire puller/tensioner.

If you have one, please supply a price to:

Sumner Municipal Light Plant
105 Wapsie
Sumner, IA
(563) 578-5611
smlp@iowatelecom.net

Posted 1-23-17


- NOTICES/RFPs -


City of Marion - 2017 South 12th Street and A Avenue Water Main Relay Project

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the 2017 South 12th Street and A Avenue Water Main Relay Project, shall be filed in the office of the Marion Water Department, Marion, Iowa, prior to 2:00 PM local time on the 30th day of March, 2017, for work in accordance with the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the Marion Water Department.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the above time in at, City Hall, 1225 6th Avenue, Suite 150, Marion, Iowa.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 2-24-17


Furnishing and Delivery of 5kV Switchgear for Panora Municipal Electrical Utility Panora, Iowa, 50216

Notice is hereby given that proposals for furnishing and delivery of a 5kV Switchgear line-up in conformance with the linked specifications will be reviewed and acted upon at a City Council Meeting on the week of March 27th, 2017. Emailed bids will be received by Mrs. Lisa Grossman (Panora City Administrator) and Mike Thorson (Engineering oversite) until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the email addresses listed.

Read the full notice here.

3R Medium Voltage Switchgear Specification

5KV SWGR Front View

5KV Oneline

Posted 2-23-17


City of Storm lake - North Central Stormwater Phase 2

The project consists of the reconstruction of Seneca Street from 10th Street to 12th Street and Spooner Street from 10th Street to 12th Street in the City of Storm Lake.  Sealed bids for the work comprising the repair & improvement must be filed before 1:00 P.M. on March 14, 2017, in the office of the City Clerk, 620 Erie Street, Storm Lake.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 2-21-17


New Hampton Municipal Light Plant Request for Proposals - FTTP Feasibility Study

New Hampton Municipal Light Plant (NHMLP) is seeking proposals from qualified professional consulting firms to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for a fiber-to-the-premise network in New Hampton, Iowa.  The service territory of this network will include every home and business within the city limits of the City of New Hampton and, where boundaries do not align, within the NHMLP electric service territory.  The network should also provide connectivity to all NHMLP electric facilities including substations. The network should be capable of providing any or all telecommunications services to end users, including but not limited to internet service, pay TV service, and telephone service.

A copy of the RFP may be obtained by contacting Brian Quirk, NHMLP General Manager, at the contact details below, or by downloading a copy from the following URL:

http://www.smartsourceconsulting.com/uploads/3/6/3/1/3631947/2017_02_02_new_hampton_feasibility_study_rfp_final.pdf

Proposals are due no later than 12:00pm on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Contact Information:

Brian Quirk
General Manager
New Hampton Municipal Light Plant
921 North Canty Avenue
New Hampton, IA 50659
(641) 394-2196
nhmlp@windstream.net

Posted 2-3-17

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