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Utilities Operator I

SALARY: Starting at $19.11 to $24.94 per hour

OPENING DATE: 3/18/2019
CLOSING DATE: 4/5/2019

The City of Altoona is accepting applications for Utilities Operator I at the Altoona Utilities Department, focusing on sewer collection.

Primary function is to perform and participate in semi-skilled work as related to the operations and maintenance of Municipal sewer collection system, stormwater system, water production and water distribution systems. Operation of a combination jet/vac hydroexcavation machine and sewer pipeline inspection camera truck.

Experience with operation of a combination jet/vac machine and sewer pipeline camera equipment would be beneficial. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., and three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a sewer collection system. Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s license within six (6) months of employment. Possession of a Grade 1 operator’s certificate issued by the State of Iowa in Waste Water Treatment, or the voluntary waste water collection system operator certification is acceptable.

Any experience in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility of distribution system would be beneficial but not necessary. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Grade 1 operator’s certificate issued by the State of Iowa in Water Treatment and Water Distribution within one year of employment.

Post offer employment physical, drug screen, and physical capacity profile exam required.

Altoona is a Skilled Iowa participant, candidates can find out more at Applicants should complete and submit a city application available at AND submit a resume and cover letter specifying interest to City of Altoona, Attn: Amy Hill, 407 8th St SE, Altoona, Iowa 50009. Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 3-21-19

Technical Route Sales Representative


Be part of an important industry with Hawkins, a trusted and well-known leader in the chemical industry for 80 years. This is your opportunity to learn and develop a career at Hawkins. In this role you can become part of Water Treatment Group as a Technical Route Sales Representative – a delivery, service, sales, and support role. 



Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States. Thousands of organizations across a variety of industries have depended on Hawkins for the chemical products they need since 1938.


Learn more about us at



Our Water Treatment division provides services a wide range of clients; water treatment systems, municipal and commercial swimming pools, industrial process and wastewater facilities, food manufacturers, and the oil and gas industry. This is our fastest growing division and we look to continue to provide excellent support to our customers and expand our territory.


The Technical Route Sales Representative combines sales, customer service, delivery and travel throughout the region. Our branch teams are small, efficient and flexible. Each member of our team must be a strong team contributor and help us meet our objectives of customer satisfaction, sales and safety.  


This job provides paid, on-the-job training!



  • Call on existing and new customers to maintain and grow business through selling, problem-solving and support.  Develop productive, professional relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Develop and grow territory within a regional market.
  • Efficiently and safely deliver chemical and other products to customers with company truck.
  • Provide "hands-on" service of Hawkins’ and customers’ equipment, which may include visually inspecting and repairing chemical feed equipment.
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness and responsibilities of the branch team, including warehouse functions.



  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Quick learner who will soak up on-the-job training.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making and prioritization skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous materials endorsement.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening.
  • H.S. Diploma.
  • Ability to regularly work 10-12 hour shifts.
  • Ability to regularly travel/drive a territory/route, including occasional overnights.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently and 75 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift.
  • Able to perform manual dexterity tasks.
  • Ability to follow and meet all safety standards and requirements.


Hawkins offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and is an award-winning employer and organization! 


All resumes/applications must be submitted online at

Posted 3-19-19


Pay Range:  $59,997 - $91,259

Application Deadline:  April 5, 2019

West Des Moines Water Works is now accepting applications for an accountant.  Successful candidates will have accounting experience, be detail-minded, punctual and accurate.  Knowledge of governmental financial reporting standards and GAAP would be preferred.   This position is responsible for daily deposits, payroll, accounts payable, purchase orders and assists the Financial Manager / Treasurer in other aspects of accounting.   The Accountant prepares reports for the Board of Trustees and other staff members on a monthly basis along with assisting with audit reports at year end.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Please visit for a complete job description and application form. 

Applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and application to:

West Des Moines Water Works
Attn:  Employment
1505 Railroad Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Or email to:

West Des Moines Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 3-19-19

Construction Specialist II

Cedar Falls Utilities has an immediate opening for a Construction Specialist II. Qualified candidates should have graduated from an accredited high school or vocational school with a minimum of three years’ experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of utility water or gas systems.  Must possess a valid IA DOT Class A with air brakes endorsement CDL, clean driving record and meet the CFU residency requirement of living within a 25-minute driving distance from CFU.  Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen & background check.  CFU offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package that also includes the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) program. Interested applicants should visit our website to apply at by Monday, March 25, 2019.

P.O. Box 769

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

Posted 3-19-19

Director of Public Works

Asbury, Iowa. (Population – 5,451).  Progressive and growing community in northeast Iowa, located in the Dubuque, Iowa metropolitan area in Dubuque County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of director of public works.

Salary range is $65,000. to $76,000., depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits.  The Director of Public Works directly oversees water distribution, wastewater collection, streets, storm water and parks maintenance staff, which includes 4 full time employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $2.50 million. 

The Director of Public Works participates as part of the City’s management team and has input to a variety of policy recommendations. 

Qualifications include a two year post high school degree in engineering, public administration, biology, chemistry or related field.  Four year college degree preferred.  Must have or the ability to obtain within 24 months of the date of hire a Water Certification II, Wastewater Treatment Plant Grade III, and Water Distribution Grade II from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.   Residency in the City is preferred, but not required.

Potential candidates may view a community/position profile on the City’s website   Application materials requested include:  a cover letter, resume, salary history, City of Asbury Application for Employment and five work related references.

Applications will be accepted until May 3, 2019 with the first review of applications starting on May 9, 2019.  Confidential applications should be sent to

Contact:  Patrick Callahan
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC


Posted 3-14-19

City Administrator

Preston, Iowa (Population – 1,012). Progressive and growing community in Jackson County is seeking an energetic leader for the position of City Administrator.

The City Administrator will perform a variety of public administration duties, as specified in state law or local ordinance, or as directed by the City Council/Mayor in the daily operation of city government.  Advise and direct Mayor/Council on current problems and future needs of the city and will make recommendations and offer alternative solutions.  Responsible for the supervision and actions of all city employees.  Coordinates the implementation of Mayor/Council directives and/or policies.  Evaluate community needs and wants and provides qualified and quality direction and guidance for the community as a whole.

City of Preston is an equal opportunity employer.  Hired individual will be subject to a pre-employment drug / alcohol screen and physical.  

Starting wage will be based on experience and qualifications.  A package of provided benefits is available upon request.

Interested candidates may pick up an application and full job description at City Hall or download an application on the City of Preston web site: Submit resume to: City of Preston, 1 W. Gillet St., PO Box 37, Preston, IA 52069  or email to  or no later than March 27, 2019.

Posted 3-12-19

Street & Water Operator

City of Everly, IA (population 603) is accepting applications for a Street /Water/Wastewater Operator position. The individual selected for this position will perform all aspects associated with water/wastewater treatment plant & lab operations, collection system maintenance/repair and equipment operations and maintenance. Individual will make or recommend repair, maintenance of streets, The individual will be responsible for removal of snow on city streets during any and all snow events, regardless of on call schedule.  Minimum qualifications include the ability to acquire a State of Iowa Grade I Certification in Wastewater Treatment, possess a valid State of Iowa Driver’s License and the ability to obtain a CDL. The applicant will be expected to fulfill all requirements of the Wastewater Operator/ Street person job description, including on-call rotation. Upon job offer, the applicant must pass a physical examination including drug screening. Wage depends on qualifications and/or Iowa Water/ Wastewater Grade Certifications. We will train.

Send resume and/or application to:

Josh Rinehart, Director of Utilities and Public Works
PO Box 197
Everly IA  51338

Posted 3-12-19

Part-Time On Call Person

The individual will perform on call duties for the City of Everly.  Answer the emergency phone every third weekend, for the City Utilities, including natural gas, water and waste water. Wage will be $150.00 per weekend and $20.00 per hour, paid minimum of 2 hours a day if called out.  Paid training included.

Applications and complete job descriptions are available at the Everly City Hall office at 202 North Main Street. 

Send resume and/or application to:

Josh Rinehart, Director of Utilities and Public Works
PO Box 197
Everly IA  51338

Posted 3-12-19

Wastewater Operator (Entry Level up to Operator II)

Department:                 Public Works


Salary Range:              $20.18 - $23.86 depending on Iowa DNR Operator Licensing


Job Summary:            

Under general supervision of the Wastewater Plant Supervisor, operates and maintains the wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, and related equipment meeting the regulations established by the federal, state, and local authorities. Performs sample collection, testing, recording and interpretation of laboratory analysis.

Job Functions:

  • Proper operation of the wastewater treatment plant including daily maintenance such as cleaning clarifiers, filters, and screens.
  • Inspects process units including gauges and meters; records meter readings; inspects pumping stations and alarm systems. Collects samples and performs testing. Cleans tanks, pits, buildings, pumps distributor arms and other various equipment.
  • Assists with sludge disposal and application; maintenance of grounds and buildings.

Job Requirements:      

  • HS Diploma/GED Required, Secondary education in Wastewater Treatment Technology preferred.
  • State of IA Certification as Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I or the ability to obtain within 24 months of hire
  • 1 year of relevant experience in wastewater department operations.
  • Ability to follow written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions utilizing several concrete variables. Perform arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Ability to read and interpret gauges; ability to copy figures from one record to another. Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in wastewater treatment plant operations.
  • Valid Class B CDL with tanker and air brakes endorsement issued by the State of Iowa
  • Residency requirements are within a drive time of forty-five minutes of the wastewater treatment plant within the first six months of employment.
  • Be generally available for off-hour emergencies and/or work assignments.
  • Knowledge of municipal, state and federal laws/codes and standards pertaining to local government

Application and job description available at City Hall or at . Send application and resume to City Administrator, 1209 6th St., PO Box 530, Nevada, IA 50201-0530. Deadline: March 29, 2019.  Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background investigation will be conducted.  EOE/AA. 

Any questions may be directed to: Matt Mardesen at or Kerin Wright at

Posted 3-7-19

Director, Power Production & Supply

Muscatine Power and Water (MP&W) is seeking candidates for Director, Power Production & Supply. 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.


MP&W owns and operates three coal-fired generating units in Muscatine. Primary areas of responsibility include overseeing efficient and reliable production of power and, in coordination with MP&W’s energy marketing partner and related agencies, ensuring sufficient, cost-effective power supply into and out of the MISO market. The Director of Power Production & Supply 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 an 85-person staff through the following direct reports:

  • Manager, Power Generation
  • Manager, System Control

Core position-related responsibilities:

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

Successful candidates will have relevant college degree and 10+ years management level fossil-fired power generation and/or ISO market experience. 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 Control Center Operations and knowledge of fossil-fuel firing technologies, pollution control equipment and regulatory issues strongly preferred. Reliability Standards 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 or apply at

Posted 3-6-19

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

Middle manager position responsible for supervising and coordinating the equipment and vehicle maintenance services, activities and operations of the vehicle maintenance section of Public Works for a municipality of 68,000 residents; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, divisions, units and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Division Manager of Public Works; exercises direct supervision over 7-8 mechanics and a parts/inventory clerk. 

Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for equipment and vehicle maintenance services, including the maintenance and repair of all light and heavy vehicles and emergency Fire Rescue vehicles, and all appropriate non-rolling equipment.

Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for the vehicle maintenance unit.

Participates in the development and administration of the vehicle maintenance budget.

Develops and monitors schedules for maintaining and repairing vehicles and equipment.

Makes recommendations for new equipment purchases; prepares specifications for new purchases.

This is only a partial list of duties – full description available on City of Waterloo Iowa website.

High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented with advanced training in automotive and equipment maintenance and repair with a minimum of six years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of all types of light and heavy automotive and other equipment including one to two years of lead supervisory responsibility.


Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Go to, click on Job Openings, review Fleet Maintenance Supervisor description and follow directions to submit cover letter and resume.  We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes.  Do not send resume directly to Public Works.  Deadline to submit resume is Noon on Friday, March 29, 2019.

Posted 3-6-19

Seasonal workers

The City of Altoona is accepting applications for part time summer positions within Parks, Streets and Utilities Departments. Candidates must be 18 years old, hold a valid Drivers License. Candidates must have no driving under the influence within the past five years. Starting wage is $11.00 per hour.

Altoona is a Skilled Iowa participant, candidates can find out more at Applicants should submit a completed city application available at to City of Altoona, Attn: Amy Hill, 407 8th St SE, Altoona, Iowa 50009 or email to or fax to 515-967-0842. Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Pre-employment drug screen and physical required
Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 3-5-19

City manager

Chariton, Iowa. (Population – 4,321).  Progressive and growing community in south central Iowa, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 34 & Iowa Highway 14 in Lucas County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city manager.

Salary range is $75,000 to $95,000, depending upon qualifications, with a full range of benefits.  The city manager directly oversees the following municipal departments: city hall, wastewater, streets, cemetery, parks & recreation, police, airport, code enforcement, zoning, and finance, which includes 15 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $5.2 million. 

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

Qualifications include four year college degree in public or business administration or related field and 3 to 5 years of experience in a public sector management position, with an emphasis on city finance, budget development, labor relations, strategic planning, technology needs.  Residency in the City is required within six months.

Potential candidates can view a community & position profile on the City’s website (, after it has been posted on March 13, 2019.   Application materials requested include: 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 10, 2019.  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 3-4-19

Director of Wastewater Operations


The city of Grinnell is accepting applications for a certified Iowa Class IV wastewater operator or ability to obtain within 12 months to work as the Director of Wastewater Operations. Responsible for the safe, efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility as well as collections and pumping facilities.

Grinnell is home to a diverse and stable number of businesses that include Grinnell College, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance, Brownells, Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell-Newburg School District, Key Coop, ASI Signs, HW Brand, and many retail businesses. Grinnell has a permanent population of 9,218.  Grinnell’s daytime populations swells to near 13,000 due to the strong employment opportunities present.

Grinnell is an exceptional opportunity for several reasons. We have completed significant improvements to the sanitary sewer system including reconstruction of the sanitary sewer system in the downtown, lining and manhole repairs in the entire southwest quadrant of the community, and numerous other lining and maintenance projects. The city has the resources and desire to continue the work to reduce inflow and infiltration. Grinnell’s leaders and management team are progressive and professional. You will have the support you need to be successful.

Grinnell is constructing a new 6.58 MGD wastewater treatment facility consisting of an activated sludge plant with separate sludge digestion at an estimated cost of $14 million.  Treatment units include bar screens and press, grit removal and classifier, two oxidation ditches, three final clarifiers, UV disinfection, one aerobic digester, one 0.75 MG sludge storage tank with mixer, and a two-cell storm water equalization basin with 8.5 MG storage capacity.  The collection system consists of approximately 3,500 connections, 65 miles of gravity sewer and six lift stations.

To apply please email your cover letter and resume to Grinnell City Manager Russ Behrens at Finalists will be required to complete a city application for employment and provide references. First review of resumes will occur March 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Resumes accepted until position is filled.

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record and be insurable under the city’s policy.
  • All employees are required to live within 15 miles of the Grinnell Public Safety Building and respond to after-hour emergency callouts. The city prefers that department head positions live in the corporate limits.
  • Strong mechanical skills to repair related equipment.
  • Must have initiative to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using Microsoft Office products is essential to the job.
  • Other wastewater certifications or experience with city public works operations would be helpful.
  • Wastewater Treatment experience of five years or more preferred.
  • Iowa Grade IV Wastewater Certification - or ability to obtain within 12 months.


  • Relocation assistance up to $2,000.
  • Cell phone allowance.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Uniforms.
  • Health insurance.
  • IPERS retirement and 457 retirement plan.
  • Flex 125.
  • Paid vacation – starting amount negotiable.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • $2,000 annual residency bonus if you live in the corporate limits and own your residence.

For more information contact: Russ Behrens, Grinnell City Manager, (641)236-2600 or

Posted 2-22-19

Power Plant Operator/Electric Groundsman

The City of Estherville, Iowa, has an opening in the position of Power Plant Operator / Electric Groundsman.

The City maintains a 12 MW electrical power plant with 5 diesel/gas units for emergency generation and peaking generation for the City of Estherville.  A position description is attached for detailed job duties and responsibilities.

Wage Scale:

$19.00 to $20.00 per hour depending upon qualifications and experience plus a generous fringe benefit program.

A wage increase will be granted upon completion of probationary period.

Send resume and salary requirements or requests for further information to:

City Administrator
2 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 417
Estherville, IA 51334
(712) 362-7771

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.  Application review to begin March 4, 2019.

Posted 2-20-19

Water Plant Operator

City of Estherville, Iowa

Water Department

  • The position requires an Iowa Grade I Water Treatment Certification. 
  • Must be able to do heavy physical labor related to water main construction and repairs.
  • Plumbing or water system construction experience is desirable.
  • Backhoe operator experience is preferred.

For more information contact:

City Administrative Offices
2 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 417
Estherville, IA 51334
(712) 362-7771

Position open until filled.

Application review to begin March 4, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 2-20-19

Electrical Superintendent

City of Renwick

Job Responsibilities: Maintain, fix, inspect and repair the cities 2400/1250 volt Electrical system.

Includes but is not limited to: Maintaining daily operations of the electrical, water, streets and sewer systems. Mowing and snow removal of city streets or properties, Garbage collection and disposal may be required.

Individual shall assist in power line construction and maintenance.

Knowledge of legal laws codes, regulations, policies and procedures to operate the city systems.

Individual must be familiar with the operation of heavy equipment.

Must be able to work all hours if emergency arises within any of the systems of the city. Ability to work in any weather conditions and perform demanding tasks.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Must also posses or obtain a CDL with air brake Cert.

Must be able to pass a physical and drug screen.

Graduation from an accredited vocation school or equal experience is a positive but not required.

Strong verbal and oral communication and customer service skills.

This position offers a pay based on experience starting at $25.00 per hour.

Offering Health Insurance. Matching IPERS.


Contact: Mayor Kunert for more info 515-851-0644.


Posted 2-19-19

Electric Lineworker

Vinton Municipal Electric Utility has an immediate opening for an experienced Electric Lineworker

Job Functions Include:

  • Performs all aspects of electric transmission and distribution construction and maintenance work.
  • Responsible for line maintenance and emergency work.
  • Climbs poles, installs hardware, connects transformer banks, fuses transformers, pulls wires, lays cable, disconnects and reconnects services, and performs other necessary work.
  • Ties in conductors and changes insulators.
  • Works on overhead and underground electric circuits.
  • Works on high-voltage lines and transformers with rubber gloves and/or hot line tools.
  • Operates overhead and underground construction equipment when necessary.
  • Performs tree trimming and brush treatment as assigned.
  • Locates underground electric utilities.
  • Investigates customer electric service complaints, oversees the field operation of construction equipment and tools, and posts late notice/disconnection notices to customers.
  • Operates and maintains vehicles and equipment assigned to department.
  • Maintains time and work records.

VMEU offers a competitive salary of $34.86 per hour. Full job description may be found at If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to be considered for employment, please submit an application found at or confidential resume to


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

Position opened till filled.

Posted 2-1-19


Would you like to live in a family oriented community? Wall Lake has an opportunity for you. Wall Lake is in a transition period with our current Electric Superintendent getting closer to retirement. We are looking for a Lineman to oversee our electric distribution rebuild. Along with our electric distribution rebuild our Lineman Apprentice needs supervision and hours to attain his Lineman Certificate. If any of this interests you and you meet the basic requirements (listed below) please call Chris at 712-664-2216.

The position requires basic knowledge of practices, methods, equipment, and tools used to maintain and repair an electrical distribution system. Graduation from an accredited vocation school or equal experience is a positive but not required. Duties include but are not limited to; installation of metering equipment at customer site, installing, maintaining and repairing customer services which will include responding to outage reports, tree trimming, street lighting repair, and some high voltage troubleshooting. Applicant must have or have the ability to attain at minimum a Class B CDL and must be able to handle the physical demands of the job such as bending, kneeling, standing for extended periods, and working in all types of weather. Job will require the ability to respond to outages on an on-call basis. Applicant will be subject to a pre-employment physical and drug and alcohol testing.

Wall Lake is located 5 miles from beautiful Black Hawk Lake in Lake View Iowa and is only 30 minutes from Denison, Storm Lake, and Carroll. If you like the outdoors Wall Lake is perfect as it is surrounded by lakes and public hunting ground. Wall Lake is one of the cheapest communities in Western Iowa to live in. Wall Lake is a progressive community that owns Natural Gas, Electric, garbage, water, and wastewater utilities so the applicant would be asked to assist with these utilities as required.

Posted 1-31-19

Journeyman Lineman / Power Plant Operator

Sumner Iowa is a progressive community of 2,100 people, located in northeast Iowa. Sumner residents are proud of their school system, new state of the art community owned hospital, and two new assisted living facilities. Sumner residents also enjoy the many social and recreational opportunities within the community which include a family aquatic center, 99 cent movie theatre, city park, and public library.

The Sumner Municipal Light Plant (SMLP} board of directors and employees are responsible for operating and maintaining the generation facility and the distribution system that provides power for the community of Sumner.

SMLP is a member of the North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA}, and the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU). SMLP utilizes the continuing education opportunities offered by IAMU.

SMLP is currently in the process of constructing a new power plant and updating the electrical distribution system. SMLP is seeking a qualified individual to be involved in this process and to help to continue to provide reliable electric service to the community. The ideal candidate will advance to a supervisory/ management position.

Requirements for the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 years on the job experience, or journeyman certification preferred.
  • Generation experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of overhead and underground distribution construction.
  • Have the ability to perform physical labor and heavy manual tasks.
  • Serve on call duty on a rotational basis and will be required to be available for occasional overtime
    work due to after-hour emergencies.
  • Possess a valid Iowa driver's license with a minimum of a class B CDL with air brake endorsement.
  • Comply with SMLP residency policy within six months of employment.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer physical, drug and alcohol screening and background check.

Salary Dependent on Qualifications.

Benefit package Included.

Equal opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Sumner Municipal Light Plant.

Interviews will begin March 15 or March 17th, 2019. Position starting date is flexible.

Posted 1-29-19

General Manager

Under the direction of the West Des Moines Water Works (WDMWW) Board of Trustees, the General Manager (GM) leads, manages and directs the utility towards its mission of providing quality water in reliable quantities and superior service to an expanding base of water consumers. The GM is accountable for developing, implementing and executing short- and long-range plans, policies, budgets, and strategies to accomplish the mission, strategic plan and Board of Trustees’ priorities.

Read the full notice here.

To Apply - reach out in confidence to:
Karen Novak Swalwell, President
Francis & Associates
6923 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Phone: (515) 221-9800
Cell: (515) 554-3703

Posted 1-28-19

Electric Lineworker

Are you looking for a career opportunity in an organization that values employee involvement, respect, and innovation? We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, dedicated employees to join the Ames (Iowa) Municipal Electric System team. Electric Lineworkers perform work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems. Ames is a vibrant, progressive, university community of 66,000 residents in central Iowa.  

Electric Lineworkers construct, maintain, and repair electrical distribution and transmission system including stringing and pulling wires, setting poles and anchors, and climbing poles and transmission towers. Lineworkers install transformers, crossarms, insulators, primary switches, and other hardware. They may supervise helpers and train apprentices. Our lineworkers provide continuous feedback to co-workers during performance of all duties.

Other duties include sagging primary and secondary wires, locating trouble in primary and secondary lines, replacing fuses, and clearing short circuits in lines. Lineworkers may be required to build and maintain substations, transformer banks, and transformer platforms. Additionally, they may connect, disconnect, and repair service loops; install and connect metering equipment; and trim trees. All lineworkers must read and interpret blueprints and maps, operate a laptop computer for map information, and prepare reports of activities. They should be familiar with operating a digger derrick, bucket trucks, pickup trucks, and related equipment. This classification requires stand-by status on a rotating basis.

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written exam. Exams are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, Wednesday, March 6, and Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. local time in Room 135 of Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. The job may remain posted through March 29 with reviews prior to each test date. If a qualified candidate is hired before the second or third test date, all remaining test dates will be canceled.

Candidates scoring an average of 70% or greater on the written exam may be invited to continue in the hiring process to determine Civil Service eligibility. This position has a residency requirement defined by contract.

In addition to winning numerous awards for being a progressive, innovative, and exciting community, Ames, Iowa, has been recognized locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for our commitment to excellence, education, and the environment. Ames was ranked No. 1 in the “Best Places to Live in Iowa” (Niche), No. 1 in "The Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities" (SmartAsset), and “Top Midwest City for Affordability & Livability” (TurboTenant). Additionally, the Ames Community School District was named "Best School District in Iowa" (Business Insider) and “Best School District in the State" (Niche). Ames features more than 35 parks, miles of trails, and four seasons of recreational opportunities.

All Electric Lineworker applicants must apply online at:

Posted 1-28-19

Utility General Manager

The City of Wahoo, Nebraska is searching for a Utility General Manager. Located just 30 minutes north of Lincoln and 30 minutes west of Omaha, Wahoo is situated in one of the best locations in Nebraska. With a population of 4,500, the community strives for the small-town appeal but due to proximity to the two largest communities in Nebraska, is able to provide many attractive amenities like shopping, cultural events, with close access to a major airport, I-80 and Amtrak.

The City of Wahoo utilities, which include electricity generation and distribution, water, sanitary sewer, and natural gas, operate under a Board of Public Works. With an annual budget of $10 million in expenditures, the general manager is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all four utility systems. In addition, the general manger will work with and report to the City Administrator. The City of Wahoo utilities operate on a staff of 21 full-time employees and take pride in providing continuity of service and quality customer relations all while maintaining some of the best utility rates in the country.

The City is looking for an individual with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, or related degree, OR a combination of education and experience in the utilities area. In addition, a qualified individual should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a management and supervisory role over multiple utility departments. The ideal candidate should have a working understanding of electricity, water systems, wastewater management, and natural gas distribution, as well as familiarity with engineering principles and the ability to understand financial strategies and reporting for public-owned utility. Of key importance is the ability to communicate at the highest level, and the skills to provide motivation and leadership to employees, many which have years of experience. Other skills such as construction oversight, experience with technology in the utilities field, and overall people skills will be considered as well.

Additional information including job description and an organizational chart are available under the careers tab on the City’s website:  Interested persons should apply by submitting their resume directly to the City Administrator at or to the City Clerk at The initial review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019, however the job will remain open until filled. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience for this position.

Posted 1-25-19


Stuart Municipal Utilities, located in a community of approximately 1,700 people, is located thirty minutes west of Des Moines.

Stuart Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full time Lineman position.

The successful applicant would be:

  • a graduate of power line school;
  • responsible for maintenance of electric overhead and underground systems and equipment;
  • shall have or be able to obtain a Grade I water treatment/distribution certificate;
  • and a Class B COL endorsement within six months;
  • residency in electric service territory within 3 months.

Responsibilities include equipment maintenance and assisting other departments.

Stuart Municipal Utilities offers competitive wages and excellent benefits.

Position open until filled.

Physical and drug tests may be required post-offer.

Send letter of introduction and resume to:
Pat Howey, Stuart Municipal Utilities Superintendent
P. 0. Box 370
Stuart, IA 50250


Posted 1-23-19

  - FOR SALE -


Denison Municipal Utilities has the following item for sale:

  • 2012 GE Prolec 500 KVA three-phase pad mount transformer
  • 4160/2400 primary voltage, 480/277 secondary voltage
  • Transformer is brand new and has never been in service

For additional information contact Jason Lee at 712-269-0554 or

Posted 1-28-19



Notice of Public Hearing and Letting on Proposed Plans and Specifications, and Proposed Form of Contract for Furnishing 67/13.2 Kv Power Transformer for Denison Municipal Utilities, Denison, Iowa, and the Taking of Bids for Furnishing Such Equipment.

Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the General Manager of Denison Municipal Utilities, Denison, Iowa, at the Utility Offices at West Broadway & 7th St., Denison, IA 51442 until 2:00 P.M., on April 9, 2019, at said time and place, proposals will be publicly opened and read. The Board of Trustees will meet at Denison Municipal Utilities Offices on April 15, 2019 at 4:30 P.M., at which time and place the said Board will consider adoption of the plans and specifications, and proposed form of contract for Furnishing 67/13.2 kV Power Transformer, which are now on file at the office of the Utilities. At said  meeting the board will conduct a public hearing and take action of the received proposals.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 3-20-19


Sealed bids will be received by the Utility Manager of Alta Municipal Utilities (AMU) of Alta, Iowa at City Hall, 223 South Main Street, Alta, Iowa before 10:00 a.m. on the 4th day of April 2019, for the construction of New Production Well #7 in the City of Alta, Iowa and for Alta Municipal Utilities. At the above time and place all bids received by Alta Municipal Utilities will be opened and publicly read with the results being reported to the Alta Municipal Utilities Board at their meeting on April 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., at City Hall, 223 South Main Street, Alta, Iowa, at which time and place the Alta Municipal Utilities Board will consider and may take action on the proposals submitted or at such time as may then be fixed.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 3-14-19

Installation of New Metering For Tipton Municipal Utilities (herein called OWNER) Tipton, Iowa

Notice is hereby given that Plans and Specifications on Project 90001222, Installation of New Metering, will be reviewed for approval by the City of Tipton City Council at the March 18th, 2019 meeting. Two (2) copies of the sealed Bids for Project 90001222, “Installation of New Metering” shall be included in a separate letter received by Mr. Brian Wagner at 407 Lynn Street, Tipton, IA by 2:00 pm, Wednesday March 27th, 2019. The sealed Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 pm on March 27th, 2019, at 407 Lynn Street, Tipton, Iowa, Upstairs Conference Room. The Tipton City Council will vote to award the Contract to a Bidder at a meeting on April 1st, 2019 or at a later date.

Read the full notice here.

Addendum 1

Posted 3-13-19

PCC PAVEMENT & DRAINAGE REPLACEMENT CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT S. Jefferson St. Clay St. to Washington St. Main St. from Washington to Madison St. and Monroe St. from Jefferson St. to Main St. MOUNT PLEASANT, IOWA 2019

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 March 2019, for the PCC PAVEMENT & DRAINAGE REPLACEMENT CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS. Jefferson St. Clay St to Washington St., Main St. from Washington St. to Madison St., and Monroe St. Jefferson St. to Main St. Mount Pleasant, Iowa 2019, 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 27th day of March 2019 at the City Hall, 307 East Monroe St., Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641.

Read the full notice here.

Addendum 1

Posted 3-6-19

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