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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.

Posted 1-23-17

Electric Line Worker

Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities “CRMU” is a very progressive municipality that offers electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and communication services (telephone, internet, CATV) to residents of Coon Rapids, Iowa.  CRMU is currently accepting applications for the position of Electric Line Worker.

Qualified applicant must have the ability to perform the duties with regard to line construction, maintenance and operation of underground/overhead distribution systems as well as local diesel generating plant.  Other requirements include: ability to obtain Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), on-call duty, pre-employment drug screen and residency requirement.  CRMU offers a positive work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits.  CRMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Letter of interest, resume and salary history may be mailed to General Manager, Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, PO Box 207, 123 3rd Avenue S., Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058 or emailed to:

Position will be open until filled.

Posted 4-26-17

Electric Superintendent/Sanitation Superintendent

Aurelia Municipal Electric, Aurelia, Iowa. City of Aurelia -Population 1,036.

Salary DOQ plus benefit package.

Report to Electric Board of Trustees. Underground electrical system. Job includes planning, organizing and maintenance of electric department services and knowledge of state reporting requirements. Candidate should be a qualified journeyman lineman with approximately five years experience as power lineman with supervision experience, having thorough knowledge of materials and techniques used in electric works and construction projects.

Candidate will also be responsible for managing the sanitary services for the City of Aurelia which includes weekly Commercial and Residential garbage pickup.

Strong interpersonal skills. Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License with air brakes issued by the State of Iowa needed. Full job description available upon request.

Please send application and resume to:

Aurelia Municipal Electric
PO Box 328
Aurelia, lA 51005

or email to by Tuesday, May 16, 2017. EOE

Posted 4-20-17

Lineman/Maintenance Person

The City of Primghar is accepting applications for a Lineman/Maintenance Worker.  This individual will be working in all departments of City Operations including: Water, Sewer, Electric, Parks and Street Maintenance. 

Qualified applicant must be graduate of a power line program and have the ability to safely perform all duties with regard to line construction, maintenance and operation of overhead and underground distribution systems.  Linemen are required to comply with CDL regulations in the state of Iowa.  Starting wage is dependent on experience, plus benefit package.

Send cover letter, resume, and application with references to: E-mail - or Mail - City of Primghar, 160 S. Hayes Ave., P.O. Box 39, Primghar, IA 51245. More information: Call 712-957-2435 or visit Applications accepted until position filled. EOE


Posted 4-19-17

City Clerk/Administrator

The City of Primghar is seeking a full-time City Clerk/Administrator.

This position will offer 40+ hours per week. Responsibilities include:

Municipal accounting, financial reporting and analyses, budget preparation, grant writing, records management, council meeting and various committee meeting minutes, office management, and good customer service.

Applicant shall have a minimum degree of AA in Accounting, and career experience in accounting, auditing, and financial analysis. Operational computer knowledge is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to attend evening meetings are essential.

Pre-employment skill testing will be conducted.

Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Contact Primghar City Hall at (712) 957-2435 for application, job description and questions. Applications are also available online at and can be emailed to or sent to Primghar City Hall, PO Box 39, Primghar, IA 51245

The City of Primghar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 4-19-17

Information Technology Analyst

Central Iowa Power Cooperative is currently searching for an Information Technology Analyst to join the IT Team. The Information Technology Analyst supports the information technology environment ensuring that it is secure, meets the needs of the business and gives team members the tools and training they need to be effective and proficient in their area of responsibility. This position can be located in either our Des Moines or Creston locations.


  • Configure, monitor and maintain:
    • wide and local area network and related equipment
    • server and storage infrastructure
    • VOIP telecommunications environment
    • personal computing hardware and software (PCs, laptops, mobile devices, Microsoft Office, etc.).
  • Proactively ensure adequate security and business continuity measures are in place and maintained for the information technology infrastructure.
  • Ensure that information technology assets are inventoried and licensing compliance is maintained.
  • Provide training for personal computing hardware and software to ensure proficient business use of technology resources.
  • Evaluate vendor products in hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment and recommend purchases consistent with short and long term strategic goals.
  • Assist in the development of the annual information technology budget.
  • Assist in the ongoing development and adjustment of the information technology roadmap.

Requirements and Critical Success Factors

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Industry and vendor certifications preferred
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills, time-management, and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the management of:
    • personal computing hardware and software
    • servers and storage
    • wide and local area networks
    • VOIP telecommunications hardware and software
  • Ability to understand and implement best practice security and business continuity measures throughout the information technology infrastructure
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to assess, troubleshoot and resolve information technology issues 

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

CIPCO System Highlights

  • Cisco networking equipment
  • VMWare virtualization software
  • NetApp storage
  • ShoreTel unified communications system
  • Video conferencing capability


Central Iowa Power Cooperative is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations spanning 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. CIPCOs' members serve a population of nearly 320,000 rural and urban residents and approximately 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts. 


CIPCO maintains a balanced energy portfolio and ownership of electric generation assets, which positions the cooperative for price stability. Up to 95% of its energy resources are generated in Iowa, and over 60% is from carbon-free and emissions-free resources. In addition, CIPCO has limited market exposure with over 95% coming from owned units and long-term contracts.


The IT Team at CIPCO is focused on providing first-class service to its customers. CIPCO believes staying current with technology is key to enabling team members to be effective and efficient in their positions. 


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:


EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran 


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


Posted 4-17-17

Project Finance Analyst

Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) is currently searching for a Project Finance Analyst to join our team in Des Moines.  The Project Finance Analyst provides business and community development support through financial packaging for our members and their communities and territories.  This position will advise staff and clients on federal, state and local economic development finance programs, collect information and author loan and grant applications, review business plans and conduct financial analysis for member revolving loan funds, maintain IADG’s contact resource management (CRM) system, create GIS maps and provide technical assistance and research.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Author and assist with loans and grant applications, reports and other technical documents
  • Work with borrowers and project leaders to gather and ensure proper documentation and information for loan and grant applications, reporting requirements and compliance.
  • Review business plans and financials including key ratio and financial assumption analysis
  • Perform credit analysis and make recommendations on collateral and loan securitization
  • Gather appropriate information and assemble secure loan files for IADG Energy Bank program
  • Maintain IADG’s CRM database and recordkeeping in order to submit internal and external reporting
  • GIS mapping, strategic planning and other clients and partner support

Requirements and Critical Success Factors:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, community/regional planning, public administration or related field with one to three years of progressively responsible financial and economic development experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong written, organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders, small and large groups
  • Collaborative; able to work effectively in a team environment; willing to share information and assist others
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of financial software, databases, spreadsheets and word processing
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal economic development programs and tools
  • Valid driver's license

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


About IADG:

Founded in 1985, Iowa Area Development Group is the business and community development leader for our sponsors and partners, including over 250 member-owned electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telephone companies throughout the state. 


IADG 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.


EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

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


Posted 4-17-17

Utility Operator

The Cascade Municipal Utilities has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time utility operator. Duties include, but are not limited to, operating aerial truck, digger derrick, trencher backhoe, and other equipment, including the construction and maintenance of distribution and transmission lines, both overhead and underground. Perform installation and maintenance of gas mains and service lines along with the necessary training and testing for gas operator qualifications. Operate and run generator sets including their maintenance and repairs. Applicant must obtain a class B CDL/air brake endorsement during probationary period. Rotating on-call schedule and attending out of town meetings and training as needed. Pre-employment physical, drug screening and background check required. Require residency within a 15 minute response time to the Utility Warehouse. For job description, application, wages and list of benefits contact
the utility office at 563-852-3614.

Mail or drop off cover letter, resume, and application to :
Cascade Municipal Utilities
Attn: Ron Benke
320 1st Ave W
P.O. Box 400
Cascade, lA 52033

Qualified applications accepted until May 15th, 2017

Posted 4-14-17

Business Development Specialist

Muscatine Power and Water, has an IMMEDIATE opening for Business Development Specialist, an EXCITING role with UNLIMITED possibilities!  Working closely with the Marketing and Sales team, this position works towards maintaining great relationships with new and existing customers. Being knowledgeable of the products and services MP&W has to offer, and being able to provide top-notch customer service is a KEY necessity in this role.

Associate’s Degree in Electronics or a related field, or an equivalent of education and related experience is preferred. Prospective candidates should have two years B2B sales experience, prior experience building a sales territory, and a strong repertoire of building and maintaining business relationships.  Knowledge and experience with data and communications services and products paired with experience troubleshooting and repair of computer software and hardware is preferred.

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 4-12-17

Wastewater Plant/Sewer Department Supervisor

The City of Ida Grove is accepting applications for a Wastewater Plant/ Sewer Department Supervisor.  This person will be a part of a team oriented City Crew with primary responsibility over the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewer system.  Will test the system to meet DNR regulations, evaluate the equipment and infrastructure to keep the system sustainable and operational and provide solutions when the system has problems to keep it running.  A City of 2200 people, we have a 5 person City Crew that works very well together to keep the City infrastructure in the best condition they can within the financial constraints of a City budget.  As part of this 5 person team, each person is ON CALL every 5th week, responsible for basic weekend maintenance, checking water and sewer plants. Must have mechanical and electrical skills, be able to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions and must be a team player.  All members of our City Crew work together and help each other to get things done (snow removal, line breaks, outages, etc).  Must be willing to help out other departments and members of the crew in times of need.  Prefer a Grade II wastewater operator license or the ability to obtain one in a timely manner. Will also need to possess or obtain a CDL license within six months of employment. Ida Grove offers a competitive salary depending upon experience and benefits.  Please contact Ryan Goodman at 712-369-3902 or

Posted 4-6-17

City Administrator

The City of Sac City, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of City Administrator.  A growing community located in the northwest corner of Iowa, Sac City has a population of approximately 2,220.  This position will be appointed by the city council and will serve as the chief administrator officer of the city.  The following qualifications are preferred but not required:

Graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with a degree in public administration, political science, business management, or a closely-related field.

Working knowledge of municipal finance, human resource, public works, public safety and community development.

Skills should include preparing and administering municipal budgets, planning, directing and administering municipal programs.

Abilities should include preparing and analyzing comprehensive report; carrying out assigned projects to completion; effective verbal and written communication; establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with employees, city officials, and the public; efficient and effective administration of municipal government.

Resume, cover letter and salary history should be submitted to:

City of Sac City – Sandy Tellinghuisen, City Clerk
P.O. Box 37
Sac City,  IA   50583

The City of Sac City is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 4-3-17

Full Time Maintenance Operator Person

Glenwood Municipal Utilities is seeking applications for a Maintenance / Operator Person.

Duties include, but not limited to: Operations and maintenance of the water treatment facility, sewer and water systems, machinery, equipment, and related activities.

For more information regarding this position please go to the GMU website

We are an equal opportunity employer.

For consideration please send your resume and application to Glenwood Municipal Utilities c/o Search Committee 7 N. Vine St.  Glenwood, IA 51534 or email to  

Position will be open until filled.

Posted 3-31-17

Electric Line Worker: Journeyman/Plant Operator

Sumner Municipal Light Plant (SMLP) is accepting applications for a fulltime Journeyman lineman/plant operator. SMLP is looking for candidates to help SMLP continue to provide reliable electric service. SMLP is a member of North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA) and Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU). SMLP utilizes their continuing education opportunities. Line crew is responsible for maintenance and construction of overhead and underground distribution system in Sumner’s service area, as well as working in the generation plant. Sumner is a progressive community of 2,100, located in northeast Iowa. Sumner is proud of its school system, new state-of-the art hospital, and two new assisted living facilities. Sumner also has many social and recreational opportunities within the community and surrounding area.

Requirements for the candidate include, but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 5-10 years on-the- job experience, journeyman certification. Generation experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of overhead and underground materials, fundamentals of electricity and mechanical principles as applied to rigging and operation of tools and equipment.
  • This position requires the applicant to serve on-call duty at regular intervals.
  • Must have the ability to perform strenuous physical labor, heavy manual tasks.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license, possess or able to obtain Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within six months of employment.
  • Compliance with SMLP residency policy within six months of employment to accommodate on-call duty requirement.
  • SMLP has stand-by generation, operation and maintenance are part of the journeyman’s duty.

Resume and letter of interest ( include salary expectations and history) may be mailed to Sumner Municipal Light Plant, Box 267, Sumner, IA 50674 or dropped off at Sumner Municipal Light Plant, 105 Wapsie Street, Sumner, IA or e-mail to

Full job description on request by e-mailing

Application due May 12, 2017, or until position is filled.

Posted 3-31-17

Powerline Instructor

Full time 9-month teaching position with summer term supplemental contract.  Diploma or Associate of Applied Science degree from accredited Powerline Program or completion of formal Journeyman Lineman Program; five years related work experience in all phases of utility work; demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in electrical theory, transformers, safety, utility equipment operation, underground/overhead high voltage electrical systems, and line maintenance; hold valid CDL license or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment; and basic computer skills required.  Applications accepted until position is filled with review of applications to begin immediately.  For more details go to  Click on “Alumni & Community” and then “NCC Job Postings”.  Or, contact Human Resources Office, Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa, 712-324-5061.  AAEOE

Posted 3-23-17

Safety Training Compliance Coordinator

Full time position.  Responsible for the planning, development, and coordination of employee safety and training programs, in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies; and development of written programs and policies for cities and utilities for their compliance with safety regulations.  Training in industrial safety, first aid, and accident prevention and/or direct experience with gas, water, electric utility, and telecommunications operations and practices; and knowledge of computer software required.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For more details go to  Click on “Alumni & Community” and then “NCC Job Postings”.  Or, contact Human Resources Office, Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa, 712-324-5061.  AAEOE

Posted 3-21-17

Sr Ops & Maint Tech - Southwest, IA

Missouri River Energy Services is a joint action agency supporting our 60 member municipalities that own and operate their own electric distribution systems.   We are dedicated to supplying our members with reliable, cost effective, long term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally effective manner.   MRES offers an outstanding work environment that promotes a long lasting career, demonstrated by our 98% employee retention rate.  We provide competitive wages and a low cost comprehensive benefit package with unique offerings.  Learn more about MRES by viewing our website at


MRES is adding a new position at our power facility located near Brayton, Iowa.  Exira Station is a peaking power station utilizing GE LM6000 gas turbines.  The Senior Operations & Maintenance Technician operates, maintains, and repairs the Exira Station ensuring it sustains the highest level of operating status, and is also responsible for various reporting, purchasing, and documentation for the plant.  This position works primarily days Monday through Friday, and is required to be on call 24 hours/day on a rotational basis.  This is a non-exempt position reporting to the Exira Station Plant Manager.  Key job responsibilities include:

  • Operates and oversees the plant and associated equipment for energy production.
  • Evaluates and performs the testing, troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and preventive maintenance associated with the plant’s control, electrical, and mechanical systems and facilities.
  • Assists with installing equipment modifications and improvements.
  • Follows MRES approved safety practices and procedures, and communicates unsafe conditions.
  • Assists with the purchasing, receipt, inspection and documentation of supplies and materials.
  • Oversees projects and prepares documentation associated with the plant.
  • Performs and oversees the maintenance for all buildings and grounds.
  • Purchases supplies and materials and maintains inventory control records.
  • Maintains the Enterprise Asset Management System.
  • Create and close out work orders and maintains preventive maintenance documentation.
  • Prepares records required for regulatory and business reporting, testing and documentation
  • Qualifications:

    • Ten years of work experience with controls and/or electrical equipment, or in an electrical trade. Gas turbine or power plant experience is preferred.
    • Associate’s degree or equivalent advanced education in mechanical, electrical, or instrumentation maintenance.
    • Demonstrated trouble-shooting and problem-solving abilities.
    • Proven analytical skills and a strong detail orientation.
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
    • High level of initiative and a collaborative work style.
    • Organizational and project management capabilities.
    • Experience with an asset management system and Microsoft Office.

    Other Requirements:

    • Reside within 30 minutes of the plant.
    • Be on call on a rotational basis 24 hours/day to respond to emergency situations.
    • Current valid state driver’s license.
    • Stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time and work at heights in confined areas.
    • Lift objects weighing 50 pounds.
    • Normal color vision.
    • Handle or work with toxic/hazardous substances, operate and work around energized equipment.
    • Work outdoors in all types of weather.
    • Perform a variety of job tasks necessary to maintain plant grounds and equipment at a minimal staffed facility.

    Please send your cover letter and resume describing your qualifications to

    MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Posted 3-16-17

    Gas/Public Works Operator

    The City of West Bend is accepting applications for a full-time gas/public works operator.  Duties include: gas system distribution and maintenance and all aspects of public works including water plant/distribution, waste water lagoon and collection systems, parks and streets. Post offer, pre-employment physical, including drug testing, will be required.  Wage DOQ.  Position open until filled. EOE.  Send resume, cover letter, salary history & work related references to:

    Attn:  City Clerk
    City of West Bend
    PO Box 348
    West Bend, IA  50597

    Posted 3-16-17

    Telecommunications Technician

    MP&W’s Communications utility is seeking team-oriented, customer-focused Telecommunications Technician 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.

    Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required. EOE M/F/D/V

    Posted 3-16-17

    City Administrator/Clerk

    West Branch, Iowa. (Population – 2,322).  Progressive community in east central Iowa located along Interstate 80 about seven miles east of Iowa City is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator/clerk.

    Salary range is $60,000. to $90,000., 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 15 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $4.4 million.

    The city administrator 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 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 March 21st  .  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 April 11, 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 3-13-17

    Risk Manager

    The City of Ames, a progressive and thriving community located in center of the state, is seeking an enthusiastic individual for the position of Risk Manager.  This position works under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, administers the Risk Management and Loss Prevention programs designed to protect and minimize losses to the City's operations and assets. It includes the development, maintenance, and management of a cost effective risk management program, administration of the workers' compensation program, insurance procurement, safety, risk analysis and loss control.  This position will also coordinates a comprehensive City-wide safety and loss control program to minimize the risks of injury to employees and the public, and damage to the property of the City, as well as monitors all efforts of the City's safety programs and functions as Safety Officer.

    Ames is home to more than 64,000 residents including the fast-growing, research-based Iowa State University. The City of Ames offers efficient, reliable, responsive, customer-driven programs and services through more than 18 departments and divisions. Our 550 full-time employees strive to provide Ames citizens with exceptional customer service at the best price.

    The Risk Manager position requires graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public administration, risk management, business administration or related courses, and three or more years of progressively responsible experience with risk management and safety programs; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree and/or Association of Risk Management designation (ARM-P) is preferred.

    A valid State of Iowa driver’s license required. 

    Salary range: $61,477.31 - $91,009.15

    Applications may be submitted at EOE/AA

    Posted 3-9-17

    Director of Distribution

    The Marshalltown Water Works is accepting applications for the position of Director of Distribution.  Under the general direction of the CEO/General Manager, plans, directs, and coordinates those activities concerned with the distribution system including, but not limited to construction, maintenance, field customer service, and metering, long term planning, and the utility’s permanent records.  The ideal candidate will have a wo year degree in civil engineering technology or construction management.  A valid Sate of Iowa Grade II Water Distribution License is required within 8 months of being eligible for the exam and no later than 38 months after hire.  Visit our website for more information.

    Posted 3-7-17

      - FOR SALE -

    1990 Ford F-800 with Telect COmmander 4500 Digger Derrick

    The truck has 42,724 miles and 3723 *hrs.

    Equipped with a 7.8L Diesel engine, Allison automatic transmission, hydraulic brakes, dual step fuel tanks.

    Dual batteries, capstan hoist motor (no attachments), grounding cable

    Front tires are near new, all 4 rears are below average.

     2 augers- 8” and 18”. Boom tip basket (basket will not pass dielectric test) with upper boom controls, winch located at turret. Inspected annually by Dueco/Terex field personnel. (Latest inspection 11-11-2015)

    Asking price is $20,000 obo.

    To view or request additional information contact:

    Rod Vitzthum with Algona Municipal Utilities
    104 W Call St
    PO Box 10
    Algona, Iowa 50511
    Phone:  515-295-3584
    Fax: 515-295-3364
    Cell: 515-341-3585
    Email –

    Posted 4-13-17

    Fire Truck

    Lake Mills Fire Department is taking sealed bids for the sale of a 1993 Chevy Kodiak 2000 gallon tanker truck.  It has a 427 gas engine, 5 speed transmission with 2 speed with 17,640 miles.  We have a minimum bid of $20,000.  We have the right to refuse all or any bids.   Truck will be available pending the delivery of our new tanker with an estimated delivery date of June 21, 2017.  All bids must be submitted to Lake Mills Fire Department 408 W Main, Lake Mills, IA 50450 by June 5, 2017.  For more information contact Kirby Holtan at 641-590-1935 or Nathan Ostrander at 641-590-6023.

    Posted 4-12-17

    Pad Mounted Transformer

    New Three Phase Pad Mounted Transformer

    Prolec GE Pad Mounted Transformer   MFG Date   Sep – 12   Brand New – Never been in service

    500 KVA   HV   4160GrdY/2400   LV   480Y/277   With Taps

    Contact Jason Lee with the Denison Municipal Utilities at for information, pricing, and pictures.

    Posted 3-10-17


    - NOTICES/RFPs -

    Panora Substation Construction, Panora Municipal Electric, panora, Iowa

    Construction services involving the installation of a new electrical substation with Owner furnished 5 MVA power transformer and new medium voltage sheltered aisle outdoor switchgear. Highlights of work required are the furnishing and installing of a new steel deadend structure, structure and components for a new tap to the existing 69kV transmission line and 5kV electrical circuits and controls. Bidders will be responsible for installation of the Owner’s new switchgear and setting the power transformer on a containment pad built by the Contractor. Successful bidder will provide and install all associated conduit, cabling and components in accordance with Project 91000154 plans and specifications. The estimated project cost is $1.5 million. The estimated value of this portion of the work is $512,500.


    Shermco and Panora Electric Municipal will receive emailed bids at and until 2:00 PM on Monday May 19th, 2017. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. The bids will be reviewed at that time.


    To read the full notice, please click here.


    View drawings of the proposed project here.


    Posted 4-26-17

    Marshalltown High Street Water Tower Improvements - Marshalltown, Iowa

    Sealed proposals will be received by the CEO and General Manager of the Marshalltown Water Works, Marshalltown, Iowa, in their office at 205 E. State Street until 10:00 AM (local time) on May 9, 2017, for the project described as Marshalltown High Street Water Tower Improvements – Marshalltown, Iowa, as hereinafter described in general and as described in detail in the Bidding Requirements and Contract Documents for said improvements now on file in the office of the Marshalltown Water Works.

    Proposals will be opened and read at the Water Works office at 10:00 AM (local time) on May 9, 2017, 2015. Proposals will be acted upon by the Water Works Board of Trustees at a meeting to be held at 4:00 PM (local time) on May 16, 2017 in the office of the Water Works, Marshalltown, Iowa or at such later time as may be designated at said meeting. At said time and place, a hearing will be held on the proposed Plans, Specifications, Contract Documents, and Estimate of Cost for said project and at said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections thereto.

    Bidders are encouraged to schedule a site visit prior to the bid date, contact Steve Sincox, the General Manager at 641-753-7913 or to make arrangements.

    To read the full notice, please click here.

    Posted 4-24-17

    City of Charles City, IA - Request for Proposals - FTTP Feasibility Study

    The City of Charles City is seeking proposals from qualified professional consulting firms to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for a fiber-to-the-premise network in Charles City, Iowa.  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, to every premise in the city limits of Charles City. A copy of the RFP may be obtained by contacting Steve Diers, City Administator, at the contact details below, or by downloading a copy from the following URL:
    Proposals are due no later than 12:00pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.
    Reponses to this RFP and all questions should be directed to:
    Steve Diers, City Administrator
    City of Charles City
    105 Milwaukee Mall
    Charles City, IA 50616
    (641) 257-6309
    With an electronic copy to:
    Curtis Dean
    SmartSource Consulting
    (515) 650-0251


    Posted 4-7-17

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