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General Counsel

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is currently seeking a member-focused, innovative, and results-oriented General Counsel. IAMU represents 541 municipal water utilities, 136 municipal electric utilities, 51 natural gas utilities and 26 broadband utilities statewide, and maintains a marketing relationship with a large number of associate member businesses.

This position serves as the primary advocate for IAMU’s members in legislative relations, regulatory affairs and litigation as both an individual contributor and a manager of outside law firms and lobbyists.

Requirements of the position:

  • A law degree and license to practice law in Iowa is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in either administrative procedure/regulatory work or state legislature lobbying.
  • Experience with the Iowa Utilities Board, or Iowa municipal law would be advantageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-Starter capable of managing multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to wear multiple harts and “own” their area of responsibility, in order to develop, implement and execute programs in support of IAMU’s strategy.

As a member driven organization, IAMU’s General Counsel must work collaboratively across functional areas and be willing to represent the members on issues in a manner consistent with member wishes, which may not always align with their personal opinions.

IAMU offers a competitive benefits package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, 401k (with a company provided 6% contribution) and health, dental and vision insurance. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume via email only to IAMU’s Executive Director, Troy DeJoode at IAMUEnergy@iamu.org. IAMU will accept resumes until 4:30 p.m. Friday August 7, 2020 and may discard late resumes or applications without review. Interviews may begin immediately. Please submit questions about this posting to the same email. IAMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted 7-23-20


Energy Services Director

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is currently seeking a member-focused, innovative, and results-oriented Energy Services Director. The ideal candidate would have experience in and knowledge of the electric and natural gas utility industries.

The Energy Services Director will serve as the energy services resource for IAMU’s membership. The preferred candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or other related field, or equivalent experience, and would have an understanding of energy efficiency programs and renewable energy. Experience in utility rate analysis and design, compliance reporting, or electric transmission would be a plus. IAMU is a small organization that needs employees who can wear multiple hats and “own” their area of responsibility, in order to develop, implement and execute programs in support of the organizations strategy. This is not a task based job where the employee waits to be instructed what to do next. The successful candidate will a self-starter capable of managing multiple projects at once and have excellent written & verbal communications skills.

The Energy Services Director is required to work collaboratively across functional areas in order to serve the needs of IAMU’s members. In-state travel including overnight stays may be required when travel begins to be permissible although it varies in terms of frequencies, length and geography throughout the year. The position will most likely be located and office out of the IAMU facility in Ankeny Iowa, although we would consider allowing this position to work remotely from within the state if service to the members would not suffer and the expenses would not be significantly increased.
IAMU represents 541 municipal water utilities, 136 municipal electric utilities, 51 natural gas utilities and 25 broadband utilities statewide, and maintains a marketing relationship with a large number of associate member businesses.

IAMU offers a competitive benefits package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, 401k (with a company provided 6% contribution) and health, dental and vision insurance. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume via email only to IAMU’s Executive Director, Troy DeJoode at IAMUEnergy@iamu.org. IAMU will accept resumes until 4:30 p.m. Friday August 7, 2020 and may discard late resumes or applications without review. Interviews may begin immediately. Please submit questions about this posting to the same email. IAMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted 7-21-20


Regional Safety Coordinator SEISG

Background
The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is seeking a Regional Safety Coordinator SEISG (Safety Group East Iowa) to fill a full-time position to provide safety services and support to one of our safety groups in south east Iowa. IAMU is located in Ankeny, Iowa, IAMU is a trade association serving cities that operate electric, gas, water and/or broadband utilities in Iowa. The association’s 25-acre state-of-the-art training & office complex includes an 11-acre Safety and Training Field.

Job Summary: provide direct assistance and consultation to the Safety Services department that includes, but not limited to training, developing/customizing written plans and processes for IOSHA compliance, reviews, audits, and site assessments; assisting members to comply with regulations. Representing IAMU in public appearances; working with IAMU staff members on matters of common concern; and, performing such other duties as deemed appropriate. The person selected will be expected to live in one of the following Iowa counties: Henry, Lee, Washington; in geographic proximity to the safety group members.

Minimum Qualifications: safety related four-year college degree or equivalent safety or training work experience in area of safety service.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written required. Customer service skills demonstrating an ability to listen, understand and respond to external and internal customers’ needs in a timely manner.
  • Ability to present in a classroom environment.
  • Ability to perform a variety of computer functions along with audio / visual equipment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, demonstrated experience in detail-oriented tasks requiring a high degree of accuracy, analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with various staff with multiple deadlines.
  • Team player with passion, drive and the ability to self-start and work with limited supervision.
  • On occasion, duties will require more than 40-hours a week. There could be occasions that the position may require evening and weekend work if an incident investigation arises.
  • Hold and maintain a valid Drivers License.
  • Be able to attain any license, certificate or endorsement that might be required for the position, covered by employer.
  • This position requires travel within the geographic area of the safety group. Reporting site will be the assigned safety group facilities with occasional meetings at IAMU offices in Ankeny.

Physical Demand Summary
Pushing - Push up to 60 pounds to open/close vehicle doors. Push or pull up to 26# at 7-53” access filing cabinets.
Pulling - Pull up to 60 pounds to open/close vehicle doors. Push or pull up to 26# at 7-53” to access filing cabinets.
Climbing - Climb up to 15 steps ranging from 13 to 23 inches to get in and out of vehicles, use ladders and step stools.
Standing - Stand for up to 7.5 hours per day.
Walking - Walk throughout various parks, fields, and grounds.
Sitting - Sit for up to 3 hours at a time to complete deskwork, drive, etc.
Lifting - Lift up to 40-pound tools and equipment from floor to 32 inches.
Carrying - Carry various equipment weighing up to 40 pounds up to 50 feet at a time.
Gripping - Grip up to 10# (wide grip) to pull files from cabinet at 7-53”.
Pinching - Pinch up to 5 pounds bilaterally to handle small parts and tools.
Low-level Work - Low-level kneeling activity for up to 5 minutes to perform various duties.
Above-Shoulder Work - Lift up to 10-pound part from 0 to 75 inches.
Hand Coordination - Hand coordination for writing, using keyboard and telephone, as well as operating various equipment and tools.

Salary $56,000-$79,000 based upon experience. Transportation will be covered either by mileage reimbursement or a company supplied vehicle. Join a team of dedicated professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our members. If you are interested in sharing your experience and knowledge, you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. IAMU offers an excellent benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate will be required to pass a post-offer pre-employment criminal background check and a drug and alcohol test.

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to:
(Add to email subject line and cover letter “Regional Safety Coordinator SEISG”)
Dawn Hyler, Director of Finance
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
1735 NE 70th Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-9353
Phone: 515.289.1999
Email: recruiter@iamu.org

Posted 6-26-20 


Customer Service Technician - Installer

Harlan Municipal Utilities is now hiring a  CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIAN –INSTALLER for our Telecommunications Department; Full-Time Position; Normal Work Hours:  7 AM - 4 PM Monday- Friday; Rotating On-Call Schedule.  Job Content: Responds to routine and complex customer service requests for repair and installation of cable TV, Internet and telephone services. Responds to requests to perform emergency work to restore system functionality. Minimum of successfully completed high school curriculum or equivalent is required. One year of experience or training in the field of broadband communications or equivalent is desirable.  Must have and maintain valid Iowa driver’s license and remain insurable.  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.   Excellent benefits package.  Post-offer pre-employment drug test, physical and background check required.  Applications must be received by August 21st, 2020.  Complete job description and application is available at HMU office, 2412 Southwest Ave, Harlan (must call 755-5182 to pick up an application due to office being closed to public) Application and information can also be found at www.harlannet.com.  Contact Jennifer Kelly (jkelly@hmunet.com) with any questions.   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 8-4-20


Utilities Operator II

SALARY: Starting at $22.30 to $30.08 per hour

OPENING DATE: 7/30/2020
CLOSING DATE: 8/21/2020

INFORMATION:
The City of Altoona is accepting applications for Utilities Operator II at the Altoona Utilities Department, focusing on water production and distribution.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary function is to perform and participate in semi-skilled work as related to the operations and maintenance of Municipal water production and distribution systems, sewer collection system, and storm water system.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT AND SKILLS:
Candidates must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., and five (5) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a municipal water production and distribution collection system. Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s license within six (6) months of employment. Possession of a Grade 2 operator’s certificate issued by the State of Iowa in Water Treatment and Water Distribution or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.. A Grade 1 in Waste Water Treatment or the voluntary waste water license within six (6) months.

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

Residency requirement of 30 minute response time to Altoona.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should complete and submit a city application available at https://www.altoonaiowa.com/i-want-to/find-job-openings/ AND submit a resume specifying interest to Amy Hill via email (ahill@altoona-iowa.com) or fax (515-967-0842) or deliver/mail to City of Altoona, Attention: Amy Hill, 900 Venbury Dr., Suite A, Altoona Iowa, 50009. Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 7-31-20


Water Maintenance Worker

The City of Spirit Lake is seeking to fill an open position for water maintenance worker.  Primary duties may involve reading water meters. Candidates must be able to/willing to learn to operate pumping equipment and make minor adjustments, collect samples and use a computer.  Job duties may include plant and equipment maintenance; excavation and repair of water or sewer lines and other physically demanding work. Must be able to learn to monitor water plant equipment and perform work that requires accurate reading of meters and recordkeeping.  Must be willing to work rotating shifts, including evenings, weekends and emergency calls.  Must possess or be able to obtain a State Water Plant Operator certificate. Pay is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Complete job description and additional information is available at Spirit Lake City Hall, (712) 336-1871.

Address communications to Gregg L. Owens, City Administrator, Spirit Lake City Hall, 1803 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020. Application forms are available at City Hall. If emailed, email to gregg.owens@cityofspiritlake.org.

The City of Spirit Lake, Iowa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities, veterans and members of other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

Posted 7-31-20


Lead Lineman

The City of Sibley is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Lead Lineman.  The candidate must be able to perform any and all work functions normally associated with, but not limited to,

  • the construction, operation, and maintenance of an electric distribution system. 
  • Operate a variety of mechanical equipment including line trucks, digger derricks, end loader, boring machine, locating equipment, and trencher.
  • Perform forestry and vegetation management work.
  • Must be a qualified Journeyman Lineman, accredited with Department of Labor Certificate
  • 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 job position of a 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday.  However, during system disturbances and emergencies, longer hours will be required.  Applicant must be willing to accept scheduled “on call” basis for weeknights and weekends, once every fourth week and have the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in public contacts.  Applicant must reside within a five-mile radius of Sibley Iowa city limits within 30 days to accommodate standby requirements and emergency response to outages. 

A candidate should have successfully completed a formal technical training program for utility line workers; graduated from an accredited high school or a vocational school; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Applicants are required to take a post-offer physical and pre-employment drug screening required per Federal DOT regulations. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Sibley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and pre-employment physical.

The City of Sibley offers a competitive wage, ranging from $85,000 to $90,000, D.O.E. with annual increases, and large benefit package. Applications and Job descriptions can be requested from the City Clerk. Resume’s may be returned to the City Clerk at sibleyclerk@premieronline.net or to City of Sibley, Re: Lead Lineman Position, 808 3rd Ave, PO Box 126, Sibley, IA 51249.

Posted 7-28-20


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 7-21-20

Water System Operations Technician

Full-time position with excellent benefits package. 
Normal Shift Hours: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Sat. & Sun. flexible)

Schedule: Saturday-Wednesday OR Wednesday-Sunday; * NO ON CALL ROTATION*

Job Content:  Perform water plant operations; Perform all required water quality tests; Operate water wells as per system needs; Perform maintenance on water plant system; Locates water distribution lines; Janitorial work on weekends; Minimum of successfully completed high school curriculum or equivalent is required.  Technical school graduate, or experience in water plant operations beneficial.  Must be able to obtain an Iowa CDL with tanker and air brake endorsements; Must be physically capable of lifting and/or carrying up to 100 pounds, climbing stairs, working on catwalks, and normal walking, talking, hearing, standing, vision and sitting; This is an Emergency Response Position – Employee must be able to arrive at customer’s premises within 30 minutes or less following an emergency call-out. 

Full benefits package including IPERS.  Post-offer pre-employment drug test, physical and background check required.  Complete job description and application is available at HMU office, 2412 Southwest Ave, Harlan (must call 755-5182 to pick up an application due to office being closed to public).  Application and information can also be found at www.harlannet.com.  Contact Jennifer Kelly (jkelly@hmunet.com) with any questions.   

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 7-21-20


Water Operator


Description:

Iowa Lakes Regional Water has immediate openings for water distribution and treatment operators. Operators perform diverse duties such as sampling and analysis, monitoring distribution system, SCADA process controls, communicate and coordinate with staff, data entry, service calls, one-call locates and maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. Our facilities utilize advanced treatment technology and cover over 2,000 miles of pipeline throughout NW Iowa and SW Minnesota, including several cities and towns.  As essential personnel, operators will have opportunities for overtime and are required to work rotating personnel on-call emergency shifts, which include holidays, weekends, and after hour availability. Iowa Lakes Regional Water is an IPERS member and Home Base Iowa partner, having been awarded the Platinum Medallion in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Labor for veteran hiring and retention practices. We offer excellent benefits, such as paid leave, flexible spending account, 457 Retirement matching, employer paid disability, health and dental plans, optional Aflac and Life group discounted policies, clothing allowance, company vehicle usage and technology applications, a safety bonus program, and many other savings and discounts that are offered locally to our employees. Starting wage will be dependent upon experience and licensure.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have experience/background in water distribution, water treatment, utility construction, or heavy equipment operation. A Grade 1, 2, or 3 Operator License is preferred, but not required. We believe our employees are our greatest asset and as such, will provide opportunities for professional growth and advancement, including training and educational opportunities. A valid driver license is required and a CDL license preferred. All candidates must be eligible to receive a Grade 1, 2, 3 Operator License and required to obtain a Grade 3 within five years of hiring.

Application:

Resume, application, and cover letter should be mailed to:

Iowa Lakes Regional Water
Attn: Kelly Graplar
PO Box 555
Spencer, IA 51301-0555

Kelly.graplar@ilrw.org

Posted 7-17-20


Wastewater Operator




Description:

Iowa Lakes Regional Water has immediate openings for wastewater system operators. Operators perform diverse duties such as sampling and analysis, monitoring treatment system, SCADA process control, communicate and coordinate with staff, data entry, service calls, one-call locates and maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. Our facilities utilize advanced treatment technology and consist of 12 communities located in and around NW Iowa and SW Minnesota.  As essential personnel, operators will have opportunities for overtime and are required to work rotating personnel on-call emergency shifts, which include holidays, weekends, and after hour availability. Iowa Lakes Regional Water is an IPERS member and Home Base Iowa partner, having been awarded the Platinum Medallion in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Labor for veteran hiring and retention practices. We offer excellent benefits, such as paid leave, flexible spending account, 457 Retirement matching, employer paid disability, health and dental plans, optional Aflac and Life group discounted policies, clothing allowance, company vehicle usage and technology applications, a safety bonus program, and many other savings and discounts that are offered locally to our employees. Starting wage will be dependent upon experience and licensure.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have experience/background in wastewater collection and treatment, utility construction, or heavy equipment operation. A Grade 1, 2, or 3 Operator License is preferred but not required. We believe our employees are our greatest asset and as such, will provide opportunities for professional growth and advancement, including training and educational opportunities. A valid driver license is required and a CDL license preferred. All candidates must be eligible to receive a Grade 1, 2, 3 Operator License and required to obtain a Grade 3 within five years of hiring.

Application:

Resume, application, and cover letter should be mailed to:

Iowa Lakes Regional Water
Attn: Kelly Graplar
PO Box 555
Spencer, IA 51301-0555

Kelly.graplar@ilrw.org

Posted 7-17-20


Utilities Technician

Ogden Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a Utilities Technician position.  We are looking for a candidate that is self-motivated and strives to continue to provide reliable power to the Ogden Community.  The line crews are responsible for the construction and maintenance of the overhead and underground distribution and transmission system.  Crews are also responsible for construction and maintenance of the water treatment and distribution system.   Crews will assist in generation plant as needed.

Line Mechanic Qualifications:

  • Graduate of accredited powerline program or previous line work experience preferred.
  • Must have or be able to obtain Class A CDL within 6 months of employment.
  • Must have ability to complete company’s apprenticeship program.
  • Must have the ability to work safely and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights and in confined spaces.
  • Ability to comply with company’s residency requirements within 6 months of employment.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Job consists of a 40-hour workweek, Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00, with longer hours as emergencies require.  Employees are required to be in an on-call rotation.

We provide a comprehensive benefit package including medical and life insurance, vacation, personal time and 9 paid holidays. Pay will be DOQ. EOE.

Send application with resume to PO Box 70 Ogden, IA 50212 or dropped off at the office located at 201 NW 3rd St.  With the envelope marked with “application”.  Applications may be picked up at the office.  Call 515-275-2437 with any questions.  Position open until filled.

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

Ogden is a community of just over 2,000 residents with a K-12 school district.  We are blessed with many scenic recreational opportunities.  In town, residents enjoy city park with children’s play equipment and basketball courts.  Out of town, residents enjoy Don Williams Recreational area with a campground, lake and golf course.  There is also plenty of public hunting areas for the sportsman.

Posted 7-17-20


Electric Journeyman Lineperson

West Bend Municipal Utilities is seeking a candidate for full time journeyman lineperson.  Duties include:  Construction, operation, maintenance including tree trimming, and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution systems; and operation and maintenance of the power plant. Qualified applicant will also assist other utility departments as needed.  Experienced lineperson or line school graduate preferred.   Must have valid CDL.  Wage DOQ. Excellent benefit package.  Pre-employment drug screening. EOE. Position open until filled. Submit resume with references to:

Attn:  Lisa Sewell, City Clerk
West Bend
Municipal Utilities
PO Box
348
West Bend
, IA  50597

Posted 7-16-20


Deputy City Clerk

The City of Polk City, IA is taking applications for a full time Deputy City Clerk.  Hourly rate DOQ; range from $18.50-$21.00. The position includes a variety of administrative, financial, office and specialized duties which require accuracy, proficiency, and independent judgement.  Must work well with the public, have good customer service skills, good communication skills, knowledge and experience with computer programs and office equipment.  Some work after normal business hours may be required.  Minimum requirements are a high school diploma and an Associate Degree in accounting or closely related field.  BS degree in related field or three years related government experience is preferred.  Candidates subject to pre-employment physical, drug testing, criminal history and background check.  Application and job description available upon request or on the City’s website www.polkcityia.gov.  Please send resume, job application and 3 professional references to Jenny Gibbons, City Clerk, (jgibbons@polkcityia.gov) City of Polk City, P.O. Box 426, 112 3rd Street, Polk City, IA  50226. First review of applications will occur on August 3rd; position open until filled.  EOE/AA

Posted 7-16-20


Electric Lineman

Come work for a progressive Northwest Iowa community with opportunity for professional and personal growth. The City of Sioux Center is accepting applications for a full-time Lineman. Sioux Center is a 100% underground electric utility with high reliability. Enjoy working regular hours in a young, vibrant, community with excellent schools and recreation opportunities; a fantastic team; competitive pay and great benefits. 

City of Sioux Center is an EOE that prides itself on an excellent work environment.  Check us out. You will not be disappointed. Pre-employment drug screening required per federal DOT regulations.

APPLY: Full job description and applications at:

Sioux Center City Office or www.siouxcenter.org/jobs.

email application to Josh Mork at joshm@siouxcenter.org.

or mail to:

City of Sioux Center
335 1st Ave. NW
Sioux Center, IA 51250 

Applications and resumes accepted until filled.

Posted 7-13-20


Paramedic or Critical Care paramedic

The City of Forest City, Iowa, is seeking to hire a FT Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic who will be responsible for ensuring that proper BLS and ALS care is provided, managing the operation of emergency vehicles and restocking supplies. The Paramedic must deliver proper verbal and written reports on actions taken and complete daily duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold current Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic Certification, ACLS, PALS and BLS, and Iowa Driver’s License
  • Good verbal and written skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages with an extensive benefit program including IPERS, vacation, clothing allowance, continuing education and more.

Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. Please send cover letter and resume to:
City of Forest City
ATTN: Dale Rayhons, Paramedic Supervisor
P.O. Box 346
Forest City, IA 50436
Phone: 641-590-3090

Posted 7-9-20


Public Works Director

Date Posted: 07/02/2020

Closing Date: Open until filled; First consideration of applicants: 7/17/2020

Position Type: Full-Time, FLSA Exempt

Salary: $70,000 - $85,000 annually, based on experience & qualifications

The City of Algona, Iowa (pop. 5,560) is seeking a Public Works Director to provide administration and supervision for the following city service areas: Municipal Street System, Wastewater System, Storm Sewer System, Cemetery Maintenance, Airport Operations, and Building Code Enforcement.  The Director provides technical and administrative leadership for a variety of construction projects and coordinates equipment purchases, supervises the personnel and financial activities of the departments. 

General Duties
The Public Works Director is responsible for the planning, organizing, and operations of all activities related to municipal streets, wastewater utility, stormwater utility, municipal airport, and municipal cemetery. With assistance of the City Administrator, the Director p
repares budgets and short-term and long-term capital improvement plans (CIP) for each department supervised.

Public Works Director supervises six street department employees, four wastewater department employees, Cemetery Superintendent, Airport Manager, Building Official/Public Works Technician as well as part-time and seasonal employees.

Qualifications
The City seeks candidates with a proven record in a wide range of public works services.  Successful candidates must have a minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in a similar position and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Management or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position and be a proactive and progressive part of the management team.  Strong skills in budgeting, personnel management, communication, construction, maintenance and operations of streets and sewers, project management, and leadership desired.

Applications
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to City Administrator Jacob Tjaden at jtjaden@ci.algona.ia.us .  This position will be open for applications until filled.  The first review of applications will take place July 17, 2020.

The position’s salary range is $70,000 - $85,000, depending on qualifications.  The City offers an excellent benefits package. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screen, physical, and background check.

Direct questions to Jacob Tjaden at 515-295-2411.  Additional information and job description can be found at www.ci.algona.ia.us/Employment

The City of Algona is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 7-2-20


General Manager of Municipal Utilities

Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc. has been retained by the Traer Municipal Utilities to conduct and facilitate a search for the General Manager of Municipal Utilities.

The General Manager will be responsible for managing all activities of the Traer Municipal Utilities including the electric, water, wastewater, gas and internet services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct activities of employees, directly or through supervisors with direct supervision of up to 10 employees.
  • Oversee functions of Utilities to assure effective, economical delivery of services to customers and public.
  • Ensure that all utility operations are compliant with restrictions set by Federal and State regulatory agencies, as well as making sure all Federal and State required reporting is submitted accurately and on time.
  • Track sources and costs of purchased power and sales of energy and income by customer class to allow for future planning and accurate budget inputs.
  • Track monthly budget expenditures to ensure that budget line item expenses do not exceed budgeted amounts. Report any unforeseen expenses that may cause deviation from the budget to the Traer Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Board of Trustees of the electric, water, sewer and internet sales and income statistics as well as new and ongoing projects.
  • Pursue projects which can increase the effectiveness of the Utilities and bring proposals to the Board for action.
  • Support economic development activities in the community.

Job Requirements:

  • 5-10 years experience at an electric utility and preferred experience at the management level.
  • Extensive electric utilities background.  Water/Wastewater background desired.
  • Experience overseeing or managing electric, gas, water, wastewater treatment and wireless internet utilities.
  • Broad electric utility experience and areas of knowledge: operations, safety, strategic planning, team building, member communications, required regulatory compliance and reporting.
  • Experience in or knowledge of operations of diesel generating units is favorable.
  • Strong understanding of finance as it relates to utility budgeting and operations is required.
  • Able to already possess or ability to obtain required certification for the operations of the water and wastewater utilities from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Benefits:

  • The Utility offers a full range of employee benefits including the following:
  • IPERS retirement
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and other benefits

Position offers competitive salary depending on experience. Relocation assistance is negotiable.

Applications will be accepted until September 8th, 2020.

To apply, contact Byrnes & Rupkey, Kristy Staggs at (319-234-6201). Send resume, cover letter and 2-3 Business References to  kristy@byrnesandrupkey.com .

Posted 7-2-20  


Construction Observer

The City of Polk City is now accepting applications for a full-time Construction Observer.  Duties include conducting construction observation for projects involving City property by conducting site visits and utilizing a variety of tools and equipment in order to ensure compliance with city specifications for quality and materials.  The Construction Observer must exercise discretion and independent judgment in the day-to-day activities of the City infrastructure and development.  Portland Cement Concrete Level 1 and 2 and Aggregate Inspection Level 1 and 2 Certification through the Iowa Department of Transportation or ability to become certified within six months.  Valid Iowa driver's license as a need to operate a city vehicle to travel to various work sites, a CDL-class B with air brake endorsement-requirement within 6 months of hire.  Salary range $45-55k. 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 6-25-20


Water/Waste Water Treatment Superintendent

City of Independence

Position Department: Water/Waste Water Treatment

Closing Date: Open until filled-preference given to applications received by July 16, 2020

Job Description:
The City of Independence, Iowa, population of approximately 6,000 is accepting applications for a full time Water/Waste Water Treatment Superintendent. Hours of Work: Generally, 40 hours per week, Sunday through Saturday. May be required to work additional hours or to change hours with minimal notice because of operational needs.

Additional Information:
At will position, unless covered under a bargaining unit contract, appointed by the City Manager. Under administrative direction, performs work of considerable difficulty directing the city’s water maintenance and operations and the operation of a waste water treatment facility; and performs related work as required

Salary Information:
Starting Salary ranges from $65,000-$75,000/annually

Job Requirements:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Two (2) years work in related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Possession of a valid State of Iowa Commercial Driver’s license-Class B airbrakes.
  • Must possess and maintain throughout employment ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisor Certification, and Grade II Water certification (Treatment & Distribution).
  • Must possess a Grade III State Operators Waste Water Treatment Certification and maintain throughout duration of employment.

Submit Application: complete city application, resume, and cover letter should be mailed to the Independence City Hall, attention Al Roder. Incomplete or late submittals will NOT be considered. Applications submitted by fax will not be accepted.

Application packets will be available on the City of Independence web-site, www.independenceia.org, due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions. Candidates will need to scroll down to News & Announcements, and click on Water/WWTP Job Opening notice. Candidates can pick up an application at the Independence City Hall, 331 1st Street E., Independence, IA 50644.

Contact Information:
City of Independence
Al Roder, City Manager
331 1st Street East
Independence, Iowa 50644
E-mail: citymgr@indytel.com
Phone: (319) 334-2780

Posted 6-24-20


Utility Worker

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is dedicated to providing high quality water to Marshalltown and the surrounding area. We know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting public health. At MWW, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our organization and inspire our work together. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of MWW use science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water. Join our team and make a difference.

Under the supervision of the Distribution Manager and the direction of the Crew Leader, the Utility Worker 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; 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, skid loader, dump truck, pumps and other various hydraulic systems.
  • Helps review and comments on engineering planes with Crew leader.
  • Works 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 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.
  • Assists in coordination of 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 or willing to obtain one within 6 months of hire, 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.
  • 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 internal and external customers.
  • 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 Effective July 1, 2020: $18.47 - $19.87, depending on certification

To Apply: Submit completed MWW application, resume and cover letter to:
Zach Maxfield, Distribution 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: Zach Maxfield, MWW Distribution Manager 641-753-7913

Posted 6-16-20


Electric Superintendent

City of Sibley, Iowa

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 & experience in the electric utility field & a minimum of 4 years experience in the electric utility field or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
Supervisory experience is preferred. Excellent benefits package!

Starting salary $80,000 - $95,000/yr DOE /Q

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.

Posted 6-12-20


Water Operator

City of Sibley, Iowa

Full Time City Position · Responsibilities Include:

Preferred candidate would be able to maintain water distribution system and conduct water quality testing as required by the DNR, under the supervision of the Utility Superintendent, assist other departments as needed, work in conjunction with the wastewater department.

Prior knowledge of the principles and procedures of water distribution including knowledge of chemistry and chemicals used in water/wastewater treatment laboratory processes & established controls and regulations beneficial.

Requirements: The ability to obtain Grade 2 water treatment, grade 2 water distribution within 2 years and grade 2 Lagoon license within 3 years. Must be able to obtain Pool CPO license within 3 years. Ability to communicate professionally with the public, staff, engineers, and council using effective verbal and listening skills. Must have basic knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, heating, and electrical systems and basic computer skills. 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, & references to:

City of Sibley
808 3rd Ave
PO Box 126
Sibley, IA 51249

or e·mail - sibleyadmin@premieronline.net

For complete job description & application, please contact Sibley City Hall. Position open until filled. E.O.E.

Posted 6-12-20 


  - FOR SALE -


Wheel Loader

The City of Shellsburg is accepting sealed bids for a 2008 John Deere 444K Wheel Loader.

 

Hours= 2,172   S/N = 622726 with the following optional equipment features:

  • Z-Bar Linkage with Standard Greased Pin Joints
  • Transmission W/O Rear Axle Disconnect
  • 3 function Joystick W/FNR
  • ROPS Quiet Cab with Air Conditioning
  • Ride Control
  • High Traction F&R Hydraulic Locking Axles
  • Automatic Differential Lock
  • Heavy Duty LED Turn Signals & Marking Lights
  • Heavy Duty LED Rear Lights
  • Rear Cast Bumper with Hitch
  • Z Bar Hydraulic Attachment Coupler
  • 2.5 CYD Excavating Bucket with Bolt on Cutting Edge
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Radio AM/FM/WB
  • Rear Camera with Radar Object Detection
  • 10 Amp Convertor with 2 Plugs
  • Transmission Guards and Auxiliary Bottom Guards
  • JBR Attachment Hookup

VIEWING ONLY:  Appointment only between the hours of 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For an appointment call Monday thru Friday. 319-436-2954 opt. #3

A bid must be submitted on an official BID FORM. A Letter of Credit from a bank guaranteeing payment to the City is required along with the bid form. Bid forms may be picked up at the City Clerk’s office between the hours of 9:00 am & 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. To get a bid form emailed to you. email cityofshellsburg@shellsburg.com. Bid forms are to be placed in a sealed envelope, marked SEALED BID”, and received at the City of Shellsburg’s City Clerk’s office PO Box J 108 Main Street SE Shellsburg, IA 52332 - 319-436-2954 opt. #1 between the hours of 9:00 am & 4:00 pm or by using the City’s utilities drop off box located at 108 Main Street SE no later than 11:00 am September 17,2020 Central Standard Time.

Bids that are not submitted on an official form and not having a Letter of Credit will NOT be considered.

Equipment will be sold as is and no warranties shall be given. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids if it is determined to be in the best interest of the City.

Min. Bid Amount = $75,000.00 U.S. dollars

Sealed bids will be publicly open and read at the regular City Council meeting on September 22nd, 2020 Starting at 6:00 pm Central Standard Time. The meeting will be held at 108 Main Street SE.

Additional information:

The Loader was bought new and was delivered to the City in October of 2008.

The loader has been stored in a controlled environment garage since the loader was delivered.

At 2000 hours all the 2000-hour maintenance items were done by Martin Equipment out of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Posted 8-4-20


- ITEMS WANTED -


- NOTICES/RFPs -


Request for Information (RFI) For Community Wide Broadband Services in Tipton, Iowa

The City of Tipton seeks to identify capable entities willing to contract with the City to provide cost-competitive, reliable, high-capacity, gigabit speed broadband (Required Services) to all Tipton residents, businesses, and anchor institutions through an area-wide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. 

The RFI provides prospective respondents with sufficient information to prepare and submit a response to the RFI.

All responses must be received no later than September 25, 2020.

For questions about the RFI, contact Curtis Dean, SmartSource Consulting, at curtis@smartsourceconsulting.com.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 8-6-20


 

Request for Information (RFI) Community Wide Broadband Services, City of Fort Dodge, Iowa

The City of Fort Dodge is interested in gauging the interest of capable entities to contract with the City to provide cost-competitive, reliable, high-capacity, gigabit speed broadband (Required Services) to all Fort Dodge residents, businesses, and anchor institutions through an area-wide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network.

This RFI provides prospective respondents with sufficient information to prepare and submit responses for the Required Services.

All responses must be received no later than 5:00pm CDT on August 28, 2020.

RFI response submissions should be provided electronically as a single Microsoft Word or PDF document. Email submissions to: curtis@smartsourceconsulting.com with a copy to rymaehl@fortdodgeiowa.org.

Responses received after the deadline will not be accepted. Please allow extra time for delivery before the deadline.

Read the full notice here.

Addendum 1

Posted 6-26-20

 

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