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NOTICES/RFPs - (Notice-to-Bidders Posting Fact Sheet)


IAMU will post classified ads from member cities and utilities on this page at no charge. At the discretion of IAMU, space may be granted to other entities for a fee, with ads placed in 30-day increments (contact Josh Trout at link below for more information). Member ads will be displayed for approximately two months, or until a specified deadline in ad copy, or until notice is received to remove the ad.

IAMU member utilities can email ad copy directly to Josh Trout at Non-members should contact Josh via email or phone (515-289-1999) to arrange placement.

Post Your Job Searches On The VEC Website:
When distributing help wanted ads for city and utility positions, IAMU suggests you also post your ad at the Veterans Employment Center (VEC) website  The VEC jobs website is designed to allow easy access to job opportunities for Reserve Component Service Members of the U.S. military.  Employers who register at the site can post unlimited help wanted ads on the site and can get direct access to qualified candidates who have already received background checks and security clearances. There is no charge to utilize this service.

- Help Wanted -

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 This position will be open until filled.  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.

Director of Water Production

The Marshalltown Water Works is now hiring for the position of Director of Water Production.  Under the general direction of the CEO/General Manager, plans, directs, and coordinates those activities concerned with the operation and maintenance of a 12 MGD lime softening plant, the Marshalltown Water Works wellfield, including 9 wells, booster pumping stations, and outlying storage facilities.  For more information visit our website

Applications will be accepted through October 6, 2017.

Posted 9-18-17

Apprentice - Journeyman

Muscatine Power and Water is accepting applications for Lineman - Apprentice through Journeyman.  We are looking for candidates to help us continue the tradition of providing reliable electric service.  Our line crews are responsible for the maintenance and construction of an overhead and underground transmission and distribution system in our 24-square mile service territory.

Minimum apprentice qualifications include:

  • Graduate of powerline program or previous apprentice lineman work experience
  • Pole climbing experience
  • Ability to complete the company’s Apprenticeship and Training Program and on-the-job training to become a journeyman lineman 

Requirements for all candidates include:

  • Ability to work safely, communicate effectively, work in high or confined spaces, and operate heavy construction equipment.
  • Knowledge of overhead and underground materials, the fundamentals of electricity, and the mechanical principles as applied to rigging and the operation of tools and equipment.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license.  Candidates must possess or be able to obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) within six months of employment.
  • Compliance with our residency policy within six months of employment to accommodate standby requirements. 

The pay range for this position is $30.61 - $37.65 per hour.  We provide a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation, sick days, nine paid holidays, personal time, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, educational assistance and more. 

At MPW, the focus is on customer service and our customers are our neighbors. For a detailed job description, and to apply, visit our Careers page at or send cover letter and resume to 

 Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.


Posted 9-11-17

Auxiliary Operator

Muscatine Power and Water is accepting applications for Auxiliary Operator! We are looking for candidates who are ambitious and have the desire, aptitude, willingness and ability to learn all facets of operations.

Key responsibilities of the Auxiliary Operator role are operating all equipment required for plant operation, routinely inspecting equipment and recording data, making security checks of plant property, assisting during start-ups, shutdowns, and emergency operations, keeping the plant and equipment clean, and maintain a high level of job knowledge concerning the operation of specific equipment, systems, and total plant operations. Graduate of Power Generation training program preferred.

The pay range for this position is $25.67 - $32.09 per hour.  We provide a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation, sick days, nine paid holidays, personal time, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, educational assistance and more. 

For a detailed job description, and to apply, visit our Careers page at or send cover letter and resume to .   

 Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.


Posted 9-11-17

Telecommunications Technician

Muscatine Power & Water’s Telecommunications utility is IMMEDIATELY seeking team-oriented, customer-focused Telecommunications Technicians to perform telecommunications system installations and associated tasks, including drop buries, minor troubleshooting, and repair/replacement of wiring, converters, modems and other system devices. The position will work with customers in performing installations, upgrades, and downgrades of service, including installation and setup of digital set-top boxes, cable modem, and PCs for Internet access and customer-owned equipment (VCRs, DVRs etc). 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must be able to operate diagnostic test equipment, including signal level and volt/ohm meters to troubleshoot service issues.
  • Minimum 1 year of education and work experience or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with computer software & hardware, ability to read and interpret design schematics of telecommunications system, and home-networking experience preferred.
  • Must be able to safely climb up to 28’ extension ladders, 12’ step ladders, and work from elevated platform or bucket trucks up to 50’, as well as work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license with chauffeur’s designation or able to acquire Chauffeur’s designation within 90 days of hire required.
  • Must be available for overtime, with ability to work flexible hours as required/needed. This position requires ability to be on rotation for standby and primary residence maintained according to terms of MP&W Residency Policy.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus.

Annual salary DOQ. Contact us today and see why so many have chosen to make MP&W their career employer!  We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, so consider MP&W for your next career opportunity! To apply, visit our Careers page on

Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.


Posted 9-11-17

Chief Financial Officer

Algona Municipal Utilities is seeking an experienced person for the position of Chief Financial Officer.  The successful candidate will be responsible for financial and accounting operations of the Utility under the direction of the General Manager.  Responsibilities include managing staff responsible for functions of payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, fixed assets, general ledger, and cost accounting systems. The position will develop budgets and monthly reports for the Board and General Manager and provide assistance in long-range planning.  The CFO will also oversee positions in the Business Office and serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of human resources practices and procedures; be familiar with computerized billing and accounting systems for water, electric, and communications utilities; an accrual accounting system; and compilation and maintenance of records of the Utility. A candidate should have proven experience and strong knowledge of the fundamental principles of accounting with specific knowledge of FERC chart of accounts and accounting that is related to municipal utilities.  Qualifications include a bachelors degree in accounting/business or related field; CPA certification preferred; 3-5 years of financial management experience (utility experience preferred); and excellent communication, organizational, teamwork and analytical skills. Applicant must reside in the Algona Municipal Utilities service territory or other location as approved by the Board of Trustees. The full job description is available on the AMU website at Resumes and cover letters will be accepted by email only at

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Algona Municipal Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and pre-employment physical.

Posted 9-5-17

Utility Line worker

The Bancroft Municipal Utility and the City of Bancroft are currently looking to fill the position of Utility Line Worker. The utility is seeking an experienced individual to work on electric lines, water and sewer systems. Three or more years experience working with high voltage lines and experience working with large scale generators is preferred.

  • Day to day operation and maintenance of utility electrical distribution system
  • Operation of diesel generators as needed
  • Working with other staff to Maintain a continuous, up-to-date inventory of all goods and supplies
  • Assist with all record keeping relating to municipal utilities operations
  • Assist with the completion of all regular reports including those required by state and federal agencies, NIMECA, the city council, and others as needed
  • Assist with water and wastewater systems
  • Assist the Street Superintendent to assure all duties related to streets and parks are completed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job consists of a 40-hour workweek. Monday through Friday. However, during system disturbances and emergencies, longer hours will be required. Applicant must be willing to accept scheduled “on call” basis for weeknights and weekends, generally every other weekend, and have the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in public contacts. Applicant must reside in the City of Bancroft or other location as approved by the Bancroft City Council. A candidate should have successfully completed a formal technical training program for utility line workers; graduated from an accredited high school or a vocational school; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Desired Qualifications for this position include:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience as an utility line worker.
  • Prefer certifications in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Licensure. If hire lacks these credentials, employer expects candidate to secure these within a reasonable time frame agreed upon at time of hire.

Please send application and resume to PO Box 157, Bancroft, Iowa 50517.

Applications are available at the Bancroft City Hall or online at

For more information- please call 515-885-2382 or email the city at

Applications taken until the position is filled.

The City of Bancroft is an equal opportunity employer

Posted 9-1-17

Police Officer

The Preston Police Department is currently accepting applications for an anticipated opening for the position of a full-time Police Officer. Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Applicant must also have a valid driver's license or be able to obtain one. Iowa Law Enforcement Certification is preferred but not needed to apply. The Preston Police Department additionally provides police protection to the cities of Miles and Spragueville. Salary will start off at $43,368 annually once certified.

All applicants must be willing to participate in all phases of the hiring process which will include but are not limited to: physical agility, post exam, psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen, and a complete criminal/driving history background investigation, may be subjected to a polygraph test. ILEA certified will not be subjected to physical testing and or post test.

Applications are available at the Preston Police Department - l W Gillet St., Preston, IA 52069 and at the City Clerk's Office (same address) during business hours 8am to 4pm.

Applications/Cover Letter/Resume should be returned to the Preston Police Department - 1 W Gillet St., Preston, IA 52069 or Preston City Hall during business hours, P.O. Box 37, Preston, IA 52069. Lateral Entry applications will be considered.

The City of Preston is an Equal Opportunity Employer

APPLICATION DEADLINE 4 p.m. Sept. 29, 2017

Posted 8-29-17

Electric Apprentice Lineman

Full-time Shift
Normal Work Hours:  7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Monday through Friday
Rotating On-Call Schedule


While under the supervision of a Journeyman Lineman the Apprentice will:

  • Perform the work required in the construction and repair of electric lines, poles, transformers, and associated equipment of Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility\
  • Perform other duties as may be required or assigned
  • Must be able to complete the Line Mechanic Apprenticeship Program implemented by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
  • Must have and maintain a valid Iowa driver’s license and have, or acquire, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License
  • Must be capable of lifting or carrying up to 75 pounds, climbing poles, pulling cable, and climbing in and out of trenches.  This is a physically demanding job
  • Must be capable of working in varying weather conditions such as extreme cold, heat, wind, rain, ice and snow
  • Work may be performed at varying heights, in manholes, and/or confined spaces and near hazardous equipment
  • This is an Emergency Response Position - Employee must be able to respond within 30 minutes or less following a Call-Out.  Rotating 7 day On-Call Standby
  • Job requires working with high voltage energized electric lines

Applications Available At:

(563) 652-6891
By E-mail:
By website:

Applications must be received by 4:30 P.M. September 25, 2017

Pre-offer pre-employment drug test required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 8-29-17

Public Works Laborer

The City of Belle Plaine is accepting applications for a Public Works Laborer.  This position participates in operations, safety practices, repairs, installations and maintenance of city streets, storm sewer, wastewater treatment, water treatment, and the operation of sanitary sewer & water distribution for the City.  Preferred Candidates will possess Waste Water Treatment and Water Distribution licenses and public works experience.  Requires Class B CDL, or the ability to obtain this license.

Pick up application and submit with resume to: Jeff Horne, Belle Plaine City Hall, 1207 8th Avenue, Belle Plaine, IA 52208 or Position is open until filled. Compensation dependent on experience.

Posted 8-28-17

Transmission Dispatcher

Central Iowa Power Cooperative is currently searching for a Transmission Dispatcher at our Creston location. The Transmission Dispatcher is responsible for coordinating line switching during routine and emergency operations. This position requires extensive work with phones and computers. This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement and provides excellent company benefits.


  • Completion of an accredited Basic Electrical or Electronics course, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Completion of a computer-based combustion turbine training program within one year of employment

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


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, 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.


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

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Posted 8-18-17

City Administrator

Fairfield, Iowa. (Population – 10,206).  Progressive community in southeast Iowa located along U.S. Highway 34 is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $95,000 to $115,000, 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, police, library, building, zoning, and finance, which includes 70 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $24.9 million.

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

Qualifications include four year college degree in public or business administration or related field and five or more years of 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 (,  after it has been posted on August 12th .  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 September 10, 2017.  Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to

Contact:  Patrick Callahan
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC  (563) 599-3708

Posted 8-11-17

Electric Lineman

Montezuma Municipal Light and Power is seeking applications for a full time Electric Lineman position with the opportunity to advance to foreman and /or management position. Qualified applicant must possess the ability and skill to install, maintain and operate all of the overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines. Journeyman status is a plus. Must have or be able to obtain a class B CDL with air brake endorsement.

Experience in diesel generation, operation and/or maintenance will be considered a plus.

Montezuma is the county seat of Poweshiek County with approximately 1,460 residents and a peak load of 7.5 MW.  Located on highway 63, just 8 miles south of Interstate 80.  Iowa City is 60 minutes to the East and Des Moines is 60 minutes to the West.  Outdoor activities in the area include Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, 90 and 120 Acre lakes, 2000 plus acres of public hunting areas, as well as 3 private lakes.


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MMLP offers competitive wages based on experience and skill level, and an excellent benefits package that includes a vacation and sick leave package.

Position is open until filled. Post-offer physical and drug/alcohol screening required. MMLP is an EOE.

Send letter of introduction and resume to:


Montezuma Municipal Light and Power

P.O. Box 340

Montezuma IA 50171



Posted 8-8-17

Web & Social Media Specialist

Muscatine Power and Water, has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Web & Social Media Specialist, an EXCITING role with UNLIMITED possibilities.  Working closely with the Manager, Marketing & Sales, this position works to keep our internal and external communications updated and attractive to help increase awareness and education of MP&W’s products and services.

Bachelor’s Degree in information technology, e-marketing, web design, public relations, advertising, journalism, or an equivalent of education and related experience is preferred. Prospective candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience in information tech, e-marketing, written communication, and/or graphic design with emphasis on web development, social media, public relations, and customer education and awareness.  Excellent verbal and communication skills paired with good judgement and reasoning skills are traits that are required of the new hire.  Proven proficiency in the Microsoft Suite as well as Adobe Create Suite products is also desired.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, including pension and deferred compensation! Great work environment and a great opportunity! Don’t miss out, email your resume and salary requirements to or apply at TODAY!

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


Posted 7-26-17

  - FOR SALE -

Dump Truck/Snow Plow

The City of Asbury, IA will be accepting sealed bids for a 2007 International 7400 WorkStar dump truck/snow plow, single axle with a 10’ Dump Body, MaxForce 7.6L DT 285HP, and 5 speed Automatic transmission. Equipped with a four way 11’ plow, 8’ side wing, salt box and spinner. 21,000 Miles. Truck sold as is. Minimum bid $35,000.00 and sealed bids must be received at City Hall in an envelope marked “Snow Plow Bids” by 12:00pm on September 20, 2017.  The truck can be seen at City hall 5290 Grand Meadow Dr. Asbury, IA 52002.  Call 563-590-6105 with questions. The City reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

VIN #1HTWDAAR38J649138



Indianola Municipal Utilities Telecommunications Hut Project

Indianola Municipal Utilities is soliciting bids for a Precast Concrete Shelter with the linked specifications, services and project management. Items 1-8 to be bid as a package.

Bidders must schedule a Site visit prior to submitting a bid to become familiar with and satisfied as to the general, local and Site conditions that may affect cost, progress and performance of the Work.

Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Trustees of Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU), Indianola, Iowa, (Owner) in the City Clerk's Office of the Indianola Municipal Building, North door entrance, at 110 N. First St., Indianola, Iowa until 2:00 P.M. local time on September 29, 2017 for a project identified as TELECOMMUNICATIONS HUT PROJECT, and as described in detail in the specifications for the project now on file in the IMU offices. Proposals will be opened publicly at that time. Proposals will be acted upon by the Board of Trustees at a meeting to be held in the Council Chambers of the Indianola Municipal Building at 5:30 P.M. local time on October 9, 2017 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

By virtue of statutory authority a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and produced within the State of lowa and Iowa domestic labor.

IMU reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities.

Copies of the plans and specifications may be obtained from Kurt Ripperger, Communication Supervisor, at 515-962-5283 or

Read the full notice here.

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