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Maintenance Worker II - Water Distribution

The City of Iowa City is accepting applications for:

Maintenance Worker II – Water Distribution
Water Division
Public Works Department

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Visit www.icgov.org/jobs to apply online

One permanent full-time position available
Full salary range: $45,385.60 - $58,448.00
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm

Job summary:
Under general direction, installs, maintains and repairs the City’s water distribution system. Operates heavy equipment to perform general and emergency construction, maintenance and repair of water mains and related facilities. Performs location of underground water and fiber utilities, water taps and related water customer service work. Investigates customer service complaints.

Minimum qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years of experience in heavy labor and construc­tion or equivalent required. Iowa DNR Grade I Water Distribution Certification required within one year of appointment. Iowa DNR Grade II Water Distribution Certification required within three years of appointment. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver's license with air brake and tank endorsements required within 90 days of hire. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver's license required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications:
Iowa DNR Grade II Water Distribution Certification preferred. Three years of experience in water system installation and repair preferred.

More information:
A full job description including a listing of essential duties and responsibilities and necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is available at www.icgov.org/jobs under Job Descriptions.

It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.

Posted 2-18-20


Gas & Water Distribution Planner

Cedar Falls Utilities has an immediate opening for a Gas & Water Distribution Planner.  This individual will assist in the planning & estimating of the materials, labor & equipment that is required to carry out and complete utility distribution projects.  Responsibilities will include assisting with the operations of the distribution systems.  Experience and working knowledge in gas or water distribution systems, construction, AutoCAD, computers, or civil engineering technical skills are preferred.  Candidates must also meet CFU residency requirements of 20-minute driving time to CFU and have a valid IA driver’s license. CFU is a progressive employer with a comprehensive employee benefits package.  For more details and to apply online, visit http://www.cfu.net/about/careers/. This job will close March 5, 2020.

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 2-18-20


General Manager

The Board of Trustees of the Traer Municipal Utilities is seeking a qualified and engaged leader to succeed the current General Manager (GM) who will retire in August 2020. Traer is a progressive community of approximately 1700 in northern Tama county Iowa located approximately 25 miles south of Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa on Highway 63.

Traer Municipal Utilities management oversees the electric, gas, water, wastewater treatment and wireless internet utilities and provides reliable and affordable utility services to its residential, commercial and farm customers. Electric service is provided within the Traer city limits and a 42-mile rural distribution system in north Tama County. Traer Municipal Utilities is an active member of the Resale Power Group of Iowa and the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities. Electric power supply is obtained under a purchased power contract with the Resale Power Group of Iowa along with 25 other RPGI members. The GM is expected to be engaged in these organizations and the local organizations working to promote and improve Traer.

Successful GM candidates will be forward thinking, have high integrity and excellent relationship building and communication skills. A strong understanding of finance as it relates to utility budgeting and operations is required.

Candidates are required to have, at a minimum, 5-10 years at an electric utility and preferably have experience at the management level. Candidates must have broad electric utility experience and knowledge that includes such areas as operations and safety, strategic planning, team building, and member communications as well as the required regulatory compliance and reporting. Experience in or knowledge of operations of diesel generating units is desirable.

In addition, experience in the operations and management of natural gas systems and water and wastewater utilities is preferred. The successful candidate will either possess or be able to obtain from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources the required certification for the operations of the water and wastewater utilities. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. The capability to effectively use PowerPoint is a plus.

The General Manager is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of utility assets, management of capital improvement projects, and keeping the five-member Board of Trustees fully advised of the utility’s financial condition and overall short term and long-term activities. Other responsibilities include oversight and coordination of the office staff that have been tasked with carrying out the daily activities required for the offices of the City Clerk and Utility Office Manager.

The Utility offers a full range of employee benefits including IPERS retirement, health insurance, paid vacation and holidays and other benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to tmu_gen-mgr@traer.net and submit the following electronically: 1) Cover letter, 2) a complete and detailed resume, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references. Applications must be received by April 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM CDT and submitted to: tmu_gen-mgr@traer.net.

Posted 2-18-20


Electric Line Worker

Cedar Falls Utilities is accepting applications for an experienced Electric Line Worker.  All candidates must have the ability to climb poles and possess the necessary physical condition to perform electrical line construction work.  All approved candidates must have completed an approved Electrical Line Worker program from an accredited technical school or completed an Electric Line Worker apprenticeship program endorsed by the Department of Labor. Requirements include valid Iowa Commercial Drivers License Class A, successful completion of pre-employment physical & drug screen and background check.  Candidates must also meet CFU residency requirements of 20-minute driving time to CFU.  CFU is a progressive employer with a comprehensive employee benefits package.  To apply online, visit http://www.cfu.net/about/careers/. This job will close March 1, 2020.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

DUTIES SUMMARY
Performs all overhead and underground electrical work involved in the construction, maintenance and operation of the electric transmission and distribution systems. Also performs construction and maintenance of overhead and underground cable communications systems.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Work under general supervision with some independent discretion, while performing a variety of skilled duties; subject to emergency service work.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Works with electric hot line equipment and tools; performs line maintenance and emergency work; climbs poles, installs hardware, connects transformer banks, fuses transformers, pulls wires, lays cable and other necessary work.

Ties in conductors and changes insulators; works on overhead and underground electric circuits; operates overhead and underground construction and maintenance equipment when necessary.

Keeps time and work records; participates in rotating on-call duty as assigned; performs tree trimming work and Line Crew Leader duties as assigned; has working knowledge to install communication conduit, messenger, and cable; and performs other duties as assigned.

Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes positive relations with customers, co-workers and management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:  A thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment and tools used in the erection, maintenance and repair of electric and communications lines; must possess a basic knowledge of electrical theory; skill in the proper use of line worker’s tools; and a thorough knowledge of occupational hazards connected with the work.

Ability to: Climb poles and towers, and to perform all aspects of electric transmission and distribution construction and maintenance work; read and understand electrical maps, diagrams, and work procedures and to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education/Experience:  Successful completion of an approved Electrical Line Worker program from an accredited technical school or completed an Electrical Line Worker apprenticeship program endorsed by the Department of Labor.

Certifications/License: Required to have good driving record and valid Iowa driver’s license; Must maintain a valid Iowa Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class A.

Residency:  Must meet CFU residency requirements.

PHYSICAL TASKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS – The physical demands described here are characteristic of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee must occasionally lift at least 75 pounds, be alert to ergonomic hazards and possess the capability to climb ladders and/or stairs.  The employee must also be capable of working in conditions with rough terrain and awkward/difficult positions.  This job requires a moderate to strenuous activity level. 

This position requires a hearing exam and a pulmonary lung function test, which is required for respirator use. May be required to be fit-tested for use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Posted 2-17-20


Manager of Customer Services

Muscatine Power and Water (MP&W) is seeking candidates for the position of Manager of Customer Services.  Successful candidates will offer strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to achieve results and drive organizational change in alignment with MP&W’s Strategic Objectives, Core Values, and culture of safety and reliability.  

PRIMARY DUTIES

While setting a positive, professional example and direction for its departments, the primary areas of responsibility include carrying out the vision for the relationship the Utility has with its customers through several facets of customer service: customer inquiries and complaints, billings, payments, collection activities, HelpDesk activities, sales, and service rules.

Position will lead a 20+ person staff through the following direct reports:

  • Credit Services Supervisor
  • Customer Services Supervisor
  • HelpDesk Supervisor

Core position-related responsibilities:

  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Safety & Risk Management

Successful candidates will have relevant college degree and 5+ years in the customer service field; supervisory and/or Utility experience preferred.  We’re looking for a professional with demonstrated ability to lead and manage, ensure efficient operations, communicate effectively, and take a proactive approach to employee relations. Experience with customer information systems, FCC regulations, local, state, and federal laws, and Iowa Utility Board procedures and regulations strongly preferred. 

MP&W is a community-owned/municipal utility providing electric, water, and telecommunications (internet, TV and phone) services to residential, commercial, industrial and governmental properties within the city limits of Muscatine, as well as customers outside the city limits. MP&W’s reputation is built on a foundation of service reliability, outstanding customer service, and rates at or below state and national averages.

MP&W provides a competitive and comprehensive compensation package and great work environment.  This is a fantastic career opportunity for the right individual to share their knowledge, leverage their skills, and use their talents in contributing to the success of a well-managed organization with excellent, experienced employees, and community support. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to tphillips@mpw.org or apply at www.mpw.org/careers.

Posted 2-14-20


Electric Lineworker

The City of Ames is currently seeking four (4) Electric Lineworker candidates to join our exciting and dynamic team. Our comprehensive benefits package can be viewed at: https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/human-resources/employee-benefits

Please note this is not an apprenticeship opportunity.

These candidates will perform work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems; performs related work as required.

Applications accepted until 5 PM on April 6th, 2020.

Please click here for a full job description and more information.

Posted 2-14-20


Electric Superintendent

City of Sibley

Full Time City Position · Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversees & direct all aspects of the City's Electric department operations & maintenance
  • Prepare & administer necessary maintenance programs & schedules for City's overhead & underground electrical systems
  • Select, train, manage, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel
  • Engage with consumers as a customer service representative on the various aspects of the electrical utility system
  • Work in conjunction with other departments on establishing a safe, efficient & effective environment for our residents and staff

Qualifications include: Degree in electric field that provides applicable knowledge and experience in the electric utility field and a minimum of 4 years experience in the electric utility field or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred. Pay dependent on qualifications/experience.

For complete job description and application, please contact Sibley City Hall @ 808 3rd Ave, Sibley, IA or (712) 754-2541

Please Submit cover letter, resume, & references to: City of Sibley, 808 3rd Ave, PO Box 126, Sibley, IA 51249 or email sibleyclerk@premieronline.net

Position open until filled. E.O.E.

Read full job description here.

Posted 2-10-20


Electric Journeyman Lineman

Full-time Position with benefits package.  Normal Work Hours: 7AM-4PM with rotating on-call schedule. 

*Performs the work required in the construction and repair of electric overhead an underground distribution system.

*Operates a variety of mechanical equipment including; line trucks, digger derrick, end loader, boring machine, locating equipment and potholer.

*Performs forestry and vegetation management work.

*Must be a qualified Journeyman Lineman.

*Must have and maintain a valid Iowa driver’s license and have, or acquire, a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsement.

*This is an emergency response position – Employee must be able to arrive at customer’s premises within 30 minutes or less following a call-out.

Must meet and follow all drug and alcohol guidelines including a post-offer pre-employment drug screen.  Background check required.  Applications accepted until filled and can be picked up at Harlan Municipal Utilities; 2412 Southwest Ave.; Harlan, IA  51537 or online at www.harlannet.com.

Questions please contact Jennifer Kelly at jkelly@hmunet.com.

For information about Harlan Municipal Utilities please visit: www.harlannet.com

For information about our area please visit: http://www.harlannet.com/Links.htm

Posted 2-7-20


Backflow Coordinator

The Urbandale Water Utility is currently accepting applications for a backflow coordinator in the Operations Department.

Job Description: Coordinate the Utilities Backflow Prevention/Cross Connection Control Program. See the complete job description for more details.

Applicants must be available to work varying schedules, overtime, and standby duty, and respond in a timely manner to after hour calls for service.

The Urbandale Water Utility provides a competitive starting salary and benefits package.

See complete job description, qualifications, and application at http://urbandalewater.org

If interested in this position, please complete an application and submit it, along with a resume and references to:

Urbandale Water Utility
3720 861h St.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
Or email to gpalmer@urbandalewater.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Posted 2-5-20


Electric Lineman

The City of Remsen is seeking a qualified individual to assist in operating and maintaining The City of Remsen’s electric distribution system.  Upon hire, candidates will be cross trained and utilized in other City departments as well. 

High school graduate or equivalent is required.  A power Linemen Technical Degree or related training program is required. 

Position is subject to relocation. 

Qualified applicants should forward resume to Rachel Keffeler, City Clerk, PO Box 510, Remsen, Iowa 51050 or documents may be submitted via email to rachel@remseniowa.org.  Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Posted 1-31-20


Maintenance Operator - Wastewater

City of Iowa City is accepting applications for: Maintenance Operator – Wastewater
Wastewater Division
Public Works Department

Application deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020
Visit www.icgov.org/jobs to apply online

One permanent full-time position available
Full salary range: $49,649.60 - $63,523.20
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm

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

Minimum qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Iowa DNR Grade I Wastewater Operator certificate required. Iowa DNR Grade II Wastewater Operator certificate required within 2 years of appointment. One year of wastewater plant experience required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver's license with air brake and tank endorsements with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver's license required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications:
Associates degree or equivalent from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Three years of related experience and/or training in wastewater treatment field preferred. Backflow prevention certification preferred. Confined space entry training preferred. Forklift certification preferred.

More information:
A full job description including a listing of essential duties and responsibilities and necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is available at www.icgov.org/jobs under Job Descriptions.

It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.

Posted 1-30-20


GIS-City Maintenance Worker

The City of Polk City is now accepting applications for a full-time GIS-City Maintenance Worker.  Duties include assistance in all areas of Public Works plus this position will collect, analyze, enter and maintain GIS data from various city utilities and grounds. 4-year degree and GIS certification required. Valid Commercial Driver’s license required.  Must obtain Commercial Spraying license and various water certifications within the first year of employment. 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, IowaApplicants may submit resume and application to City of Polk City, PO Box 426, Polk City, Iowa, 50226 or online to support@polkcityia.gov.

Posted 1-29-20


Wastewater Operator


Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a Wastewater Operator Grade 2 to operate its wastewater treatment system.

Preferred candidate would be able to effectively plan, supervise and evaluate the daily operations of the wastewater treatment plant including all lift station and laboratory to meet the requirements of State and Federal policies and regulations.

Prior knowledge of the principles and procedures of wastewater treatment including knowledge of processes & established controls and regulations is preferred.

Requirements: The ability to obtain Grade 2 Wastewater Operator within 2 years. Ability to communicate professionally with the public and other staff using effective verbal and listening skills. Must have basic knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, heating and electrical systems and basic computer skills, but RRMU will train the right person if necessary. Must have graduated from high school or GED equivalency and have valid Iowa Driver's license (Class B CDL beneficial). Willingness and flexibility to work within other departments as needed.

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to:

James Hoye, General Manager
Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities
310 S Third Ave
Rock Rapids, IA 51246

Or by email: jhoye@rockrapids.net

For complete job description and application, please contact Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities at (712) 472-2505. Position open until filled. E.O.E.


Posted 1-28-20


Director, Finance & Administrative Services


Muscatine Power and Water (MP&W)
is seeking candidates for Director, Finance & Administrative Services.  Successful candidates will offer strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to achieve results and drive organizational change in alignment with MP&W’s Strategic Objectives, Core Values, and culture of safety and reliability.  

PRIMARY DUTIES

Primary areas of responsibility include oversight of the strategic direction of the Accounting & Finance, Continuous Improvement, and Supply Chain Services departments.  The Director of Finance & Administrative Services will set a positive, professional example and provide strategic direction for its departments, as well as for the entire organization in partnership with other members of the Executive Leadership Team.

Position will lead a 25-person staff through the following direct reports:

  • Manager, Accounting & Finance
  • Manager, Supply Chain Services
  • Lean Coordinator-Technical Writer

Core position-related responsibilities:

  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Safety & Risk Management

Successful candidates will have relevant college degree and 8+ years of financial management; CPA certification and/or Master’s Degree in Business Administration preferred.  We’re looking for a professional with demonstrated ability to lead and manage, ensure efficient operations, communicate effectively, and take a proactive approach to employee relations. Experience with FERC, GASB, and GAPP strongly preferred.  Utility industry experience a plus.

MP&W is a community-owned/municipal utility providing electric, water, and telecommunications (internet, TV and phone) services to residential, commercial, industrial and governmental properties within the city limits of Muscatine, as well as customers outside the city limits. MP&W’s reputation is built on a foundation of service reliability, outstanding customer service, and rates at or below state and national averages.

MP&W provides a competitive and comprehensive compensation package and great work environment.  This is a fantastic career opportunity for the right individual to share their knowledge, leverage their skills, and use their talents in contributing to the success of a well-managed organization with excellent, experienced employees, and community support. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to tphillips@mpw.org or apply at www.mpw.org/careers.

Posted 1-23-20


Distribution Maintenance Worker


The City of Storm Lake is now accepting applications for one full time position of Distribution Maintenance Worker. 

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or equivalent and two years experience relating to operating a backhoe and must obtain a CDL.  Must be able to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in various weather conditions and have the ability to communicate effectively. 

Candidates will be required to obtain appropriate Water Distribution Certification within a year and a half of employment.

The City of Storm Lake is a team oriented work environment offering a competitive salary and a great benefits package.

Applications are available at City Hall, 620 Erie St, Storm Lake, Iowa or click here.  Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to:  City Clerk, 620 Erie Street, PO Box 1086, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The City of Storm Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug and Smoke Free Workplace.

Posted 1-22-20


Public Works Director


The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Public Works Director.

The City of Indianola (pop. 14,782) is a growing community with a historic downtown, located approximately 15 minutes south of Des Moines.  It is a safe community with Midwestern values, friendly people and excellent schools.  Indianola, which is home to Simpson College, the world-renowned Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Museum and U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame, is known for its excellent access to outdoor activities, a nice trail system, five major parks and two golf courses.  The community welcomes thousands of visitors annually who come to Indianola to enjoy major events such as the National Balloon Classic, Bike Night, the Warren County Fair and other events. 

This position is responsible for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Operation and performance of employee and public safety, capital construction, maintenance of infrastructure to include streets/traffic controls, storm sewers, flood control systems, drainage areas and parks. Snow/ice removal operations are also a key responsibility.
  • Preparation of the departmental budget and monitors budget, billings and purchases throughout the year in accordance with the approved budget/capital plans.
  • Directs the development and implementation of strategic and long-range plans for Public Works consistent with the City’s long-term plans.

The successful candidate will have:

  • High school diploma or GED; prefer college degree in civil engineering or closely related field.
  • Prefer at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible work related experience with at least five (5) years supervisory experience.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain an Iowa Driver’s License. Will need possession of a CDL and good driving record.
  • Must be available for off work assignments, meetings and activities.

The position’s salary range is $88,624 – 114,835. The City offers an excellent benefits package.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screening, background check, physical and physical capacity test.  Position is open until filled.

To learn more about the position and apply online, go to: https://indianolaiowa.applicantpro.com/jobs/.

The City of Indianola is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need any accommodations during the selection process because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources department at (515) 961-9410 and we will provide appropriate accommodations.

Posted 1-20-20


Water Treatment/Distribution Employee


The Waterloo Water Works is accepting applications for the above position. The individual will be assigned duties in the treatment plant, distribution department and other assigned duties. Ideal applicants will have experience in water utility operations and/or underground construction and possess an Iowa Drinking Water Operators license.


Newly hired employees must meet the residence policy of residing within a 15-mile radius of the Waterloo Water Works office within 18 months of their date of hire.


New employees must obtain (within 18 months after appointment) and maintain, a Grade I Iowa Water Treatment Operator Certificate and a Grade I Iowa Water Distribution Operator Certificate; and must obtain and maintain a valid Iowa COL within three months after appointment.


We offer an excellent benefit package. Pay range starts at 80% of 2020 base rate of $31.39 for first year, second year 90%, third year 100% of base rate. E.O.E. Position open until filled.


Send resume and cover letter to:
Waterloo Water Works
Attn: Assistant General Manager
P.O. Box 27
Waterloo, IA. 50704-0027

 

Posted 1-14-20


Utility Worker


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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Safely and effectively performs duties in all aspects and functions of construction, maintenance and emergency repair of water distribution system: installs, maintains and repairs water mains, fire hydrants and valves.
  • Responds to water related emergencies such as main breaks; assesses situation, determines proper action, makes process control decisions, performs necessary repair work to resolve problems or requests appropriate support needed to resolve problems.
  • Performs valve and hydrant maintenance and inspection.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of automotive and specialized equipment including backhoe, tractor, vacuum excavator, compressor, hydraulic valve operator, loader, dump truck, pumps and other various hydraulic systems.
  • Reviews, investigates and comments on engineering plans and specifications.
  • Coordinates with inspectors, engineers and contractors on public and private water projects within the public right of way.
  • Performs construction inspections to ensure compliance with MWW’s standards, plans, and specifications.
  • Conducts, coordinates, and oversees new construction water line chlorination, flushing and bacteriological sampling.
  • Maintains records related to work performed; tracks, reports, interprets information, follow-up on required maintenance and repair and maintains program documentation.
  • Operates power and hand tools such as tamper, jackhammer, electric tools, tapping machines, welders, and other tools as required.
  • Participates in the mandatory standby/callout rotation that provides 24-hour coverage of all water distribution components and facilities.
  • Follows MWW’s safety procedures, obtaining related training and supporting a safe work environment.
  • Maintains barricades and other related traffic devices at the job site to ensure safety in the working environment and for the general public.
  • Coordinates water outages with customers and work teams.
  • Performs property maintenance activities such as lawn mowing, snow removal, and customer property restoration.
  • Assists with other construction activities directed by the Facilities Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Shall possess a valid Iowa chauffeur’s license and have a good driving record.
  • Knowledge of procedures and ability to operate tools and equipment related to water distribution systems.
  • Iowa DNR Grade I Water Distribution certification required within 18 months of hire.
  • Two years of construction experience and/or heavy equipment operation preferred.
  • Interpret water distribution system diagrams and mapping.
  • Ability to prepare daily written reports.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls within 15 minutes when called.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customers internal and external.
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of the use of hand tools.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions in an independent manner.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties including heavy manual labor in adverse conditions over long periods of time.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships within a team oriented operation.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to handle up to 100 lbs. and lift 90 lbs.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to climb and descend ladders.
  • Ability to squat, bend over, and kneel for extended periods of time.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

  • Frequent exposure to traffic and machine noise.
  • Frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Working in excavations with mud and water.
  • Limited exposure to hazardous chemicals

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

Starting Wage: $17.88 - $19.28, depending on certification

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

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

Closing Date: This position will be open until filled.

Contact for additional information: Shelli Lovell, MWW General Manager, 641-753-7913


Posted 1-13-20


Public Works Superintendent


The City of Ocheyedan is now accepting applications for the position of Public Works Superintendent. This person will be responsible for operating, maintaining, and upgrading, as needed, all facets of the City water, wastewater, and street operations along with maintenance of City buildings. Minimum age 18 years, high school graduate or equivalent required. Working knowledge of heavy equipment, water and/or sewer plant operation, grounds maintenance, and related areas is desired but not required. Must hold or be able to obtain a valid CDL Class B with air brake endorsement. Must be able to acquire and maintain certification through the Iowa DNR as directed by the City Council. Primary residency to be established within the City of Ocheyedan or within a 5 mile radius within 90 days of hire. Able to lift, carry, push, pull more than 50 pounds on occasion and to work in all weather conditions. Pre-employment drug and alcohol screen required as well as periodic screening as required by Iowa DOT and City insurance provider. Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and background/referrals check. Salary/benefits TBD. For a complete job description contact the Ocheyedan City Office: 712-758-3602 or e-mail ocheyedancity@evertek.net.

Posted 1-6-20


Distribution Manager


The Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is accepting applications for the position of Distribution Manager. Under the general direction of the General Manager, plans, directs, and coordinates those activities concerned with the distribution system including, but not limited to construction, maintenance, mapping, modeling, long term planning, and maintenance of the utility’s permanent records.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as a member of MWW’s management team. Participates in Managers Meetings; shares appropriate information with General Manager, other managers, and staff.
  • Develops budget, projects, schedules, and cost estimates for capital and non-capital efforts assigned to the distribution department.
  • Develops and executes operating, construction, and maintenance procedures in accordance with Marshalltown Water Work’s policies and procedures.
  • Administers construction and consulting contracts.
  • Develops specifications for materials and equipment for the utility.
  • Attends pre-construction conferences and construction meetings.
  • Performs construction inspections to ensure compliance with MWW’s standards, plans, and specifications.
  • Directs and controls the construction, maintenance, and field operation of the distribution department. Provides field support as needed.
  • Develops and implements measures to improve work methods and equipment performance to increase efficiency.
  • Supervises Crew Leader and Utility Workers; directs other employees assigned to distribution activities.
  • Develops staff, providing on-the-job and off-site training opportunities and performance feedback.
  • Recommends personnel actions such as hiring, promotions, and disciplinary measures.
  • Oversees and maintains material inventories.
  • Develops and maintains distribution system records and reports.
  • Keeps record drawings, mapping system and hydraulic model up to date.
  • Serves as MWW spokesperson and coordinates with other governmental agencies, contractors, and customers regarding MWW distribution system issues.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies.
  • Maintains a safe working environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Grade IV Water Distribution License or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in water distribution construction or inspection; five years preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of design, operation, and maintenance of a water distribution system, including mains, valves, hydrants, booster pumping stations, and storage facilities.
  • Knowledge of water distribution system hydraulic modeling.
  • Knowledge of CADD and GIS systems.
  • Two years of specialized training in engineering technology preferred.
  • Must be able to interpret construction documents, including blueprints, sketches, and written or oral instructions.
  • Skill in communicating and applying team concepts when interacting with coworkers, staff, and outside agencies.
  • Must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license and have a good driving record; a chauffer’s license is preferred.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing with staff, developers and engineers, and customers.
  • Ability to prepare written reports.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls within 15 minutes.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Occasionally climbs and descends stairs and ladders.
  • Occasionally works in confined spaces.
  • Occasionally handles up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to squat, bend over, and kneel for extended periods of time.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Normally inside building.
  • Occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to traffic and machine noise.
  • Limited exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Occasionally in excavations with mud and water.

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


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


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


Closing Date: This position will be open until filled; the first application review will be January 15, 2020.


Contact for additional information: Shelli Lovell, MWW General Manager, 641-753-7913


Posted 12-31-19


City Maintenance workers


The City of Polk City is now accepting applications for both part-time and seasonal City Maintenance Workers.  Duties include assistance in all areas of Public Works. Under supervision this position will be required to perform a combination of laboring, equipment operation, semi-skilled building, and mechanical trade assignments involving the maintenance and repair of City streets, buildings, and related property including both routine and emergency work.  Minimum age 18 years.  Work requires climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying heavy objects/materials weighing up to 100 lbs.  Good depth perception and field of vision also requires sufficient eye/hand/foot coordination, acceptable hearing and related cognitive abilities.  Approximately 25-35 hours per week.
  Some nights, weekends, and holidays required. EEOC M/F/H Full job description, requirements and applications are available online https://polkcityia.gov/page/Careers  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 12-30-19


Water Plant Operator

As a progressive, innovative government employer, the City of Ames is committed to providing the highest quality public service possible. Our organization is dedicated to hiring and developing City employees who share enthusiasm to serve the citizens of Ames. All employees are important members of the City team, and we do our best to ensure that we hire the best available candidates while promoting equality of opportunity. As a values-based employer, each City of Ames employee is tasked with bringing to life our Excellence Through People organizational culture.

$24.42/hour to $37.05/hour ($50,793 to $77,064 annually), depends on education and certification level

Step A: No certifications required
Step B: Must obtain a Grade I Water Treatment (WT) Operator Certificate within 8 months of hire.
Step C: Must obtain 21 CEU's (or equivalent college credit) of post high school education directly related to the operation of water treatment plants within 24 months from the date of hire. The need for the 21 CEU's is waived if an employee obtains their Grade II WT certificate prior to 24 months of employment.
Step D: Must obtain a Grade II Water Treatment (WT) Operator Certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources within 38 months of hire.

The City of Ames is currently accepting applications for Water Plant Operator with the Water and Pollution Control department. This position performs work with the primary responsibility for the operation of wells, water treatment plant, and pumping stations to treat and supply the domestic and industrial water supply needs for the Ames community and water service contracts; repairs and maintains operating equipment and other machinery at the water plant and related facilities; performs related work as required.

This position requires availability to work rotating shifts.

Under direct supervision, this position also operates, inspects, repairs, and maintains a wide variety of pumps, motors, chemical feed equipment, engines, and other related equipment used in water treatment and lime sludge disposal; reads and records well and pump operating times, pressures, and reservoir levels; collects samples and tests for parameters as assigned; adjusts chemical feed and other equipment to meet prescribed water quality limits; adjusts pumping and plant treatment rates accordingly to maintain adequate water supply and storage; maintains plant operating records by making calculations and completing operating logs; creates reports; observes mechanical equipment to ensure proper operating condition and performance; performs pipe work for water and chemicals; checks to assure proper maintenance of equipment; may perform maintenance on engines, motors, and related items; oversees the work of skilled or unskilled helpers; attends or provides training as required; provides customer service as required. Employees will be expected to work with an increasing amount of discretion as experience and certifications increase.

Other Job Functions: Performs maintenance and custodial duties assigned to that shift; guides or assists in guiding individuals or groups of visitors around the plant; performs extra operating, sampling, and laboratory duties in connection with special plant or research projects.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit our recruitment website at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames and search for this position title.

Equal Opportunity Employer, valuing diversity and inclusion.

Posted 12-23-19


City Administrator

Elkhart, Iowa. (Population – 948).  Progressive and growing community in central Iowa, located near Interstate 35 at exit 96 in north Polk County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $55,000 to $70,000, depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits.  The city administrator directly oversees or works with all municipal departments, including city hall, water, wastewater, streets, parks & recreation, building, zoning, and finance, which currently includes one full time city hall office employee, two part time public works, and one seasonal employee and an annual operating budget of $5.1 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 two years of experience in a public sector management position, with experience on economic development.  Residency in the City is preferred, but not required.

Potential candidates can request a packet of information regarding the position and the community by contacting the City’s consultant. 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 February 11, 2020.  Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to elkhart.ia.applications@gmail.com.

Contact:  Patrick Callahan
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC

callahan.cmc@gmail.com
(563) 599-3708

Posted 12-20-19


Natural Gas System Supervisor/Operator

The Board of Trustees of the Traer Municipal Utilities is seeking a qualified individual to operate and oversee the newly acquired gas system within the City of Traer, Iowa. Traer is a progressive community of approximately 1700 in northern Tama county Iowa located approximately 25 miles south of Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa on Highway 63.

Job Summary- The successful applicant will be tasked with providing oversight and operations of the Traer Municipal Utilities gas system.  The requirements of this position are to provide the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas.

Major Duties

  • Reports directly to the Traer Municipal Utilities General Manager and works with the G.M. to develop annual budgets for the gas utility.
  • Develops long- and short-term goals for the utility's gas system.
  • Compiles necessary information for the required annual IUB and DOT reports.
  • Assists G.M. in the purchasing of adequate supplies of natural gas.
  • Reviews and approves all materials, vendors, and contractors involved with the Utility’s gas system.
  • Identifies and mitigates gas system problems as they relate to leakage, corrosion, gas measurement, and system pressure regulation.
  • Serves as the liaison between the gas utility and fire, police, and other emergency response personnel and communicates the gas system’s public awareness programs to these entities.
  • Oversees the gas system of safe operation after regular hours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Ensure operations and compliance with utility policies and procedures, city ordinances, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, the Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety regulations, the regulations of the Iowa Utilities Board, OSHA safety guidelines.

Education/Experience/Knowledge Requirements-

  • Valid State of Iowa CDL
  • Experience working for a gas utility or alternatively, graduation from an accredited vocational program designed to train natural gas system operators.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding the handling of natural gas emergencies.
  • Skill in analyzing data and making decisions.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Traer Municipal Utilities offers a full range of employee benefits including IPERS retirement, health insurance, paid vacation and holidays and other benefits. Salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to and submit the following electronically: 1) Cover letter, 2) a complete and detailed resume, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references. Applications must be received by 3/2/2020 and submitted to: tmu_gen-mgr@traer.net.

Posted 12-6-19


  - FOR SALE -


ISCO 3710FR Fiberglass Refrigerated Samplers


Both units have been in use until early January 2020 when they were replaced by new ISCO units.

Both units come with new pump tubing installed and 3 extra tubes per sampler, 2 owner manuals with documentation of repairs on back of cover page per sampler, and 1 Nalgene sample jug per sampler.

Units can be sold individually or together.

More images are available upon request

$2000 or best offer.  Buyer responsible for shipping. We do have ISCO Boxing from new units to ship in.

Contact

Blaine Telford, City of Asbury Public Works Director.
5290 Grand Meadow Dr Suite 1
Asbury IA, 52002

563.556.7106

Posted 1-30-20


- ITEMS WANTED -


- NOTICES/RFPs -


Notice of Taking Bids for the Construction of the 2020 Vehicle Storage Building Project for the Indianola Municipal Utilities, Indianola, Iowa

Sealed proposals must be filed with the Clerk of the Indianola Municipal Utilities in the Council Chambers of the Indianola Municipal Building, 110 N. 1st Street, Indianola, Iowa before 2:00 P.M. local time on the 27th day of February, 2020 for the 2020 Vehicle Storage Building Project, and work incidental thereto, as described in the plans and specifications therefor, now on file in the office of the Clerk.  Proposals will be opened and the amount of the bids announced in said Council Chambers by the Clerk at the time and date specified above.

Proposals will be acted upon by the Board of Trustees of Indianola Municipal Utilities at 5:30 P.M. on the 9th day of March, 2020, or at such later time and place as then may be fixed.

The work to be done is as follows:

2020 VEHICLE STORAGE BUILDING PROJECT

Construct pre-engineered nominal 50’x50’ metal building with insulation, concrete floor and foundation, doors, overhead doors, mechanical, electrical and miscellaneous associated work, including cleanup.  Sitework consists of excavation, grading, paving, sanitary sewer service, electrical service and other miscellaneous work. 

Read the full notice here.

Posted 2-18-20


Notice of Bid Opening Mount Pleasant Warren Street - South Van Buren Street to South Jefferson Street, Street Improvements 2020, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Sealed bids shall be received by the City Clerk in the City Hall at 307 E. Monroe Street in Mount Pleasant, Iowa until 3:00 P.M. on the 25th day of February 2020, for the Mount Pleasant Warren Street South Van Buren Street to South Jefferson Street - Street Improvements 2020, as described in the Project Documents therefore now on file with the City Clerk. At 3:01 P.M. on that date the City Clerk shall open and read the totals of bids received.

BIDDERS are encouraged to visit the project site at their convenience and can call the ENGINEERS office at 319-385-4180 for any questions they may have.

A tabulation of bids received will be prepared and shall be presented and acted upon by the City Council of Mount Pleasant, Iowa at a meeting to be held after the Public Hearing at 5:30 P.M. on the 26th day of February 2020 at the City Hall, 307 East Monroe St. , Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 .

Read the full notice here.

Specifications and Plans

Plan Holders List

Posted 2-14-20


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