Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register

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


IAMU will post classified ads from current IAMU members only on this page at no charge.  Member ads will be displayed for approximately two months, until a specified deadline in ad copy, or until notice is received to remove the ad.

IAMU members can email ad copy directly to Josh Trout at

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

- Help Wanted -

Safety Specialist

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is seeking a Safety Specialist to fill a full-time position to provide safety services and support to one of our safety groups in Northwest 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 northwest Iowa in geographic proximity to the safety groups members, call for exact geographic area.

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


  • 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, at IAMU's expenses.
  • 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
Essential Function + Physical Demands

  • Pushing - Push up to 60 pounds to open/close vehicle doors. Push or pull up to 26# at 7-53” to 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 $48,000-$54,000 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.  The position will be open until filled but applications received by November 12, 2018 will get first consideration.

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to

Posted 10-29-18

Electric Line Worker

City of Pocahontas, IA.

Qualified candidate will possess strong operation, maintenance, and construction skills in underground and overhead distribution systems with preference given to graduates of a line worker program. Position requires compliance with residency policy within six months to accommodate standby requirements and emergency response to outages. Iowa class B CDL with airbrake endorsement required within 30 days of hire. Pre-employment physical and drug test required. Wage depending on qualifications.

The City of Pocahontas offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Submit cover letter and resume to Electric Line worker Search; City of Pocahontas; PO Box 69; Pocahontas, IA 50574. The City of Pocahontas is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 12-10-18

Information Technology Specialist

The City of Altoona, Iowa invites applications for the position of Information Technology Specialist.

SALARY: Starting at $29.81 to $43.92 per hour
OPENING DATE: 12-6-2018
CLOSING DATE: 12-31-2018

The City of Altoona is accepting applications for Information Technologist Specialist.

Primary function is to provide support and maintenance of computer applications. IT related hardware and software and interfaces to voice and data communications systems as well as solve user issues as needed.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree related to management information systems or closely related field or a thorough understanding of the information services field. Must have at least 3 to 5 years progressive experience in the information services field. Public safety, library and GIS technology experience preferred.

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 12-6-18

Public Works Director

The City of Hudson is seeking applications for a Working Public Works Director with the following qualifications.  Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.); two (2) years of experience in construction, heavy equipment operation, or electrical/mechanical work; Class B, Commercial Driver’s License, Safety Training, CPR and First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens; State of Iowa license to spray for Mosquitoes in public areas of the City or attainable within in 6 months of hire date; Obtain certification in water treatment, water distribution and wastewater treatment per Iowa State standards: Grade I Wastewater within 12 months of hire.  Grade II Water Treatment and Distribution within eighteen (18) months of hire.  Preferred qualification: Grade I certification in Wastewater, Water Treatment and Water Distribution, with the ability to obtain Grade II Water Treatment and Water Distribution within nine (9) months of hire. Detailed job description and applications are available at City Hall or on line at  City of Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications and resumes must be received (not postmarked) by noon on January 7, 2019 to be considered.  Send applications and resumes to:

City of Hudson
Clerk’s Office
525 Jefferson Street
PO Box 536

Hudson, Iowa 50643-0536

Posted 12-4-18

Water / Sewer Operator

The City of Denver, Iowa is looking for a Water/Sewer Operator.  Qualified applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Once hired, the employee will be required to make consistent progress toward attaining a Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade III Certification, a Grade II Water Treatment Plant Operator, and a Grade II Water Distribution Operator.  Preferred applicants will have a minimum of a 2 Year Post High School Degree and/or hold waste water, water distribution, and water treatment certifications.  Salary to be based on education and certifications.  Salary is competitive and will increase with each step toward the Grade III Certification. Applicants should submit Cover Letter, resume, and salary history and five references to the City of Denver, 100 Washington Street, Denver, Iowa 50622.  Position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019.  EOE

Posted 12-3-18

Water Plant Operator 1 or 2

Regular full-time position responsible for assisting Superintendent in operations of Grade III reverse osmosis treatment plant.  Entry-level pay is $17.27/hour or certified operator starting pay is $20.02/hour.  Full City benefits including health insurance and IPERS retirement.  Application deadline is December 17, 2018.  Full information at EOE.

Posted 11-30-18

City Engineer

The City of Decorah, IA (pop. 8,127) is accepting applications for the position of City Engineer. Our ideal candidate will be a strong leader capable of managing a diverse department and multiple projects. Strong management and supervisory skills desired.

Position serves as the administrative head of the street department.

Desired qualifications include: Licensed Professional Engineer with 5 years-experience after receiving Licensed Professional Engineer Certification; 5 years supervisory experience preferred; must have or obtain an active Iowa Professional Engineering License through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau-Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board; valid driver’s license with CDL and airbrake endorsement.

Position subject to post-offer physical examination including drug testing, background check and motor vehicle records check.

Salary/DOQ with competitive benefit package. For additional information and complete job description see or call 563-382-3651.

Send application, resume, cover letter and a minimum of three professional, work-related references to:  City of Decorah, Attn: Wanda Hemesath, MMC, City Clerk, Tr., PO Box 138, Decorah IA 52101 or

Position open until filled with review of applications beginning 12/14/18. M/F, disabled and veteran, EEO/AA Employer

Posted 11-26-18

Development Services Director

The City of Grimes is seeking applicants for a Development Services Director. This is a new position that will report to the City Administrator and be responsible for developing and managing the City’s newly created Development Services Department, which will handle city planning, zoning administration and enforcement, permitting, development, code enforcement, and building inspections.

Top priorities for the position include, but will not be limited to, designing and managing systems to supervise and facilitate review, inspection and approval of all phases of private and public construction and improvement work to assure construction is completed in compliance with City of Grimes planning strategies, standards and specifications; zoning classifications; building plans; permitting; special requirements; and all related codes and regulations.  The Development Services Director will also prepare, plan, regularly review and update the City’s comprehensive development plan; zoning, subdivision, and land use ordinances; zoning map; and capital improvement program.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter, willing to be very hands on with the clerical and administrative tasks associated with carrying out the City’s Development Services functions, and be a capable and collaborative manager.  A Bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, public administration OR geography, community development, sustainability, or similar field and related experience will be required.  While equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered, the City seeks candidates with seven to ten years of experience and increasing responsibilities in city planning, permitting, development, or related roles.

The anticipated salary range is between $85,000 - $95,000/year plus IPERS and generous insurance benefits. Those interested are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Olivia DeYoung at  Application materials must be submitted electronically by December 21. The City of Grimes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 11-21-18

Line Mechanic

Traer Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full time Line Mechanic position.

Traer Municipal Utilities serves the residents of Traer, a community of approximately 1,700 people and also provides electrical service to approximately 180 rural customers. Traer is located 25 miles south of Cedar Falls/Waterloo.

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited Lineman Program or have equivalent experience;

Applicant will be responsible for construction and maintenance of electric overhead and underground systems and equipment;

Applicant shall have or be able to obtain within 6 months an Iowa Class B CDL with air brake endorsement;

Applicant will be required to be included in the on-call schedule and will be required to be available for occasional overtime work due to after-hours emergencies;

Applicant will be required to meet the residency requirements stated in the TMU Employee handbook.


Traer Utilities offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. A copy of employee benefits and a comprehensive job description are available upon request.

Traer Municipal Utilities offers an Apprentice Line Program through the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities to provide training and journeyman designation.

Interested parties should provide their resume and a letter of interest to:

Traer Municipal Utilities
649 2nd Street
Traer, IA 50675
ATTN: General Manager

Posted 11-19-18

City Administrator

Colfax, Iowa. (Population – 2,093).  Progressive and growing community in central Iowa, located at the junction of Interstate 80 and Iowa Highway 117 in Jasper County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $60,000. to $70,000., depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits.  The city administrator directly oversees or works with all municipal departments, including city hall, water, wastewater, streets, cemetery, parks & recreation, police, library, building, zoning, and finance, which includes 9 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $3.00 million. 

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

Qualifications include four year college degree in public or business administration or related field and two years of experience in a public sector management position, with an emphasis on economic development.  Residency in the City is preferred, but not required.

Potential candidates can view a community/position profile on the City’s website

(, after it has been posted on November 30, 2018.   Application materials requested include:  a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on December 17, 2018.  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 11-16-18

Water/Wastewater Maintenance I

The Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department is accepting applications for a full-time Water/Wastewater Maintenance I position.  Candidates need to have experience in installation and maintenance of wastewater and water infrastructure, utility locates, and treatment plant operations.  Position requires a State of Iowa Grade I Water or Wastewater Treatment License, or a State of Iowa Grade I Water Distribution License, or the ability to acquire within six months of hire, and a Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement.

Wage Range is $20.01 to $25.01 depending on qualifications.  An excellent benefits package is also available.

Complete job description and applications are available at the Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department office, 1208 South 7th Street, Oskaloosa.

You may also follow this link to the necessary information:

Applicants should complete and submit an application AND submit a resume and cover letter specifying interest to:

Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department
Attn:  Chad Coon
P.O. Box 708

Oskaloosa, Iowa  52577

Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

Pre-employment physical and drug screen required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 11-16-18

Public Works Department

Full-time Associate Position

CDL Class B or ability to obtain.  Pre-employment physical, drug & alcohol screen. DNR water & wastewater certification preferred but not required.

 Salary DOQ.  Benefit package.  Position open until filled.  EOE

Submit City application form and resume to:  City of Epworth, PO Box 266, Epworth, 52045

Application and job description at and City Hall.

Posted 11-15-18

Public Works Superintendent

The City of Mallard is looking for a Public Works Superintendent.

Apply at City Hall for a job application.

A resume will be required.

Any questions please call 712-425-3527

Position opened until filled.  EOE.

Posted 11-13-18

Meter Data Analyst

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Meter Data Analyst to join the team in Cedar Rapids, IA. This position is responsible for processing load data and determining overall system demand and energy sales to system members, developing numerous energy and demand related reports and analyzing and interpreting data to validate the integrity of the meter data. 


  • Translate and process CIPCO system and customer billing meters, as well as providing input to the resolution of metering problems.
  • Prepare demand and energy data for member system cooperative power bills, monthly operating report, and reports as requested by cooperative personnel, member systems personnel, or other utilities.
  • Utilize and maintain spreadsheets and databases to support meter data processing, including creating and updating Excel macros.
  • Analyze and interpret data against historical values as well as current trends from other substations.  Utilize the analysis for trends and to perform meter estimation and editing of missing interval data.
  • Assist with the deployment of metering and meter interrogation hardware and software as appropriate.
  • Monitor communication paths and meters via remote interrogation to ensure health, reliability and accuracy and report deficiencies as appropriate.
  • Analyze existing processes for efficiency improvements while ensuring proper procedures are established and utilized to protect the integrity of the data.Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements and Critical Success Factors

  • Associates degree from an accredited vocational technical training facility or an area community college with a minimum 2 years analyst experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in data analysis. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office experience, including Macro knowledge
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail


CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Pension plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

To apply for this position, please visit and click Career Opportunities.


CIPCO is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations spanning 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. CIPCOs' members distribute power to nearly 300,000 Iowans and more than 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts.

CIPCO is a state-of-the-art energy provider with a diverse fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas, natural gas, and oil energy resources. We continue to invest in new technology and renewable energy production, supporting Iowa’s development of renewable energy resources. Over half of our electricity is generated from emission- and carbon-free resources, minimizing the impact to the environment.

Click here to find out why CIPCO is a great place to work!

For more information about CIPCO please visit:

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Posted 11-13-18

Wastewater Operator - Grade 2 & 3

The City of Estherville (pop. 6360) located in Northwest Iowa has an opening for an Operator at our Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant. Estherville has a 2.0 MGD Activated Sludge plant.

This position involves responsibility for routine monitoring and emergency operation of treatment plant processes and equipment. Position involves building and grounds maintenance as well as operating a variety of specialized equipment and apparatus at the Wastewater Plant and Sanitary Sewer Collection System. Please see the attached job description for more information.

Regular work day hours are 7:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday. The job requires work on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule. Occasional overtime and emergency call out may be necessary.
Must pass a Pulmonary Lung Function test for respirator use.

Wage Scale:
Starting wage of $22.76 to $26.00 per hour depending upon qualifications and Grade of Wastewater License, plus a generous fringe benefit program. Must possess a Grade II or III Wastewater License.

Additional information and the application can be found at Pre-employment drug testing is required.

Send completed application, resume, salary requirements and driver’s license record authorization form to:
City Administrator
2 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 417
Estherville, IA 51334
(712) 362-7771

Position is open until filled. Review of applicants will begin November 27, 2018.

Posted 11-5-18


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

Responsibilities include equipment maintenance and assisting other departments, and on-call.

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 10-30-18

Electric Line Worker

The City of Estherville, IA is currently recruiting a full-time electric line worker.

Estherville is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Area in Northwest Iowa. We are a city of 6,000 and are surrounded by excellent hunting and fishing spots. We are in close proximity to metro areas for shopping and air service necessities.

Applicants should have a minimum of one year in an accredited line training program and one year line experience.

The City of Estherville has an Apprentice Line Program through the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities to provide training and journeyman designation.

Estherville has a progressive electrical system which is 80 percent underground. Successful applicants must have proven experience in all facets of distribution system line work.

Applicants must possess an Iowa Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsements.

The position will require standby/on-call duties and is subject to residency requirements.

The City of Estherville provides an excellent wage and benefit package available on request.

Interested parties are encouraged to send a resume to:

City of Estherville
City Administrator Penny Clayton
PO Box 417
Estherville, IA 51334

Posted 10-23-18

Assistant Superintendent

City of Farley, Iowa

FTE: 1.00000/Permanent
Departments: Public Works (Water, Reports To Superintendent Wastewater, Streets, Parks, Building, and Maintenance)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Supervisory Responsibilities: Maintenance Director

Job Summary: Responsible to assist the Superintendent in the operation, maintenance, and upgrade, as needed, of all facets of the City water, wastewater, and building department operations and the maintenance of streets, parks, and all City property and also to supervise the other Public Works employees as they perform these tasks. Also, to perform the essential duties of the Public Works Superintendent in his/her absence.

Salary Range $18.00 - $25.00 per hour dependent on qualifications

Job Responsibilities
The incumbent in this position has the responsibility for determining priority of all tasks listed subject to the direction of the Superintendent.

Streets Duties

Assist the Superintendent with the following:

  • Coordinate all maintenance activities on City streets, sidewalks, and curbs such as grading, construction, repair, or reconstruction.
  • Inspect sidewalks to ensure code compliance; maintain City sidewalks as required. Report any violations to the Code Enforcement Officer.
  • Maintain all City signs; paint crosswalks and parking markings.
  • Maintain, clean, and repair storm sewers and catch basins as needed.
  • Spray weeds along roadways and City maintained sidewalks when needed.
  • Obtain salt and sand annually for application to streets and sidewalks as needed.
  • Remove snow, ice, and debris from streets and sidewalks as needed. Coordinate staff to ensure a timely response to snow events as well as ensuring coverage of other required public works functions and staff rest periods. Communicate with the Mayor about weather conditions and help determine if a snow emergency needs to be declared. If so, communicate with the Police Department so that the residents and media are notified.
  • Maintain street maps, GIS information, and coordinate with City staff.
  • Maintain, hang, remove, and store (or arrange for such) pole banners and holiday street decorations.

Grounds Duties

Assist the Superintendent with the following:

  • Maintain grounds on all City property (empty trash, sweep floors, etc.).
  • Trim and/or remove (or arrange for such) trees on City property as needed.
  • Inspect park playground equipment and repair or replace (or arrange for such) as needed.
  • Spray weeds (or arrange for such) when needed.
  • Trim, mow, and rake leaves.
  • Maintain (or arrange for such) all City property structures as needed.
  • Maintain retention basins.

Equipment Duties

  • Operate all City equipment on appropriate applications as needed.
  • Perform (or arrange for such) general maintenance and repair work on all City equipment as needed. Maintain accurate equipment records.
  • Ensure that all staff have received needed training for any equipment they need to use for their responsibilities, that they demonstrate that they are competent on a piece of equipment before they are allowed to operate, and ensure that they keep current with training and knowledge about the equipment. If a staff member is found to not be competent using a piece of equipment, this employee will be removed from using the equipment until such time as they demonstrate they have become competent.
  • Arrange for the rental of equipment as needed.

Building Department Duties

Assist the Superintendent with the following:

  • Review submitted paperwork for building permit applications. Ensure the application is complete and the proposed project is following all applicable codes. If more information or changes are needed, communicate with the building permit applicant or subcontractors to obtain needed items.
  • Refer commercial building permit applications to the City Council for approval. Review the commercial building permit applications and forward a recommendation to the City Council in time for inclusion in the Council packet.
  • If a commercial building permit application is approved by the City Council, issue the building permit, maintain building address files, provide the necessary paperwork to the City Clerk’s office, and perform (or arrange for such) all needed inspections.
  • When a residential building permit application is found to be complete and accurate, issue the residential building permit, maintain the building address files, provide the necessary paperwork to the City Clerk’s office, and perform all needed inspections.
  • Ensure that the building codes are up-to-date and revise forms as needed.
  • Review plats, give input to the City Council regarding plats, and assign address numbers when needed.
  • Maintain current insurance documentation for all contractors and subcontractors.
  • Provide building permit information needed for any required reporting.

Water Duties

  • Test water as required by Iowa DNR permit.
  • Perform necessary functions for the City water system on holidays and weekends on a rotating basis with other qualified Public Works employees.
  • Post required notices and shut off water to property as needed.
  • Install or replace water meters as needed.
  • Operate the water meter system to capture the monthly meter readings for the entire City and capture specific address readings for the entire City and capture specific address readings as needed during the month.
  • Maintain adequate levels of chemicals for water treatment.Drain water tower for inspection and/or painting as needed; inspect tower (or arrange for such) for scratches or chipped paint.
  • Flush fire hydrants on semi-annual basis and repair or replace as needed.
  • Flow test/pressure test all fire hydrants on an annual basis.
  • Locate, repair, and/or replace (or arrange for such) of water mains and services lines as needed.
  • Complete and file water reports as needed or required.
  • Keep water plant in clean, organized condition.
  • Maintain water maps.
  • Attend training sessions to acquire and/or maintain Water Distribution Certification Grade II and Water Treatment Certification Grade II through the Iowa DNR.

Wastewater Duties

  • Operate and maintain the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
  • Perform necessary functions for the City wastewater system on holidays and weekends on a rotating basis with other qualified public works employees.
  • Take and submit sewer samples for testing as required by permit.
  • Inspect lift stations as necessary; record hours used daily.
  • Locate and arrange for repair and/or replacement of sewer mains and manholes as needed.
  • Spray weeds when needed.
  • Oversee construction and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.
  • Maintain sewer maps.
  • Attend training sessions to acquire and/or maintain Wastewater Certification Grade III through the Iowa DNR.
  • Complete wastewater reports as needed or required.
  • Keep Waste Water Treatment Plant in clean, organized condition.

Other Duties

  • Supervise Public Works employees which includes: provide thorough and adequate training, assign work duties, monitor work and ensure all City procedures are being followed, receive leave requests, participate in employee evaluations, communicate with the Superintendent about any needed disciplinary action, participate in the discussion regarding pay and benefits, and any other needed tasks to ensure an effective Public Works workforce.
  • Issue needed disciplinary actions – verbal and written warnings – as needed. Keep an accurate record of such warnings showing at least: employee name, date, as well as details about the incident and what was discussed if verbal and a copy of any written warning. Place a copy of this record in the employee’s personnel file at the City Clerk’s office.
  • Contact the Superintendent when verbal and written warnings have not proven to be effective and when disciplinary actions need to be escalated.
  • This position requires regular attendance during the hours specified in the Personnel Handbook.
  • Keep an accurate time card including a breakdown of hours worked by department and submit it

Assist the Superintendent with the following:

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and other safety regulations including postings, equipment use, and procedures.
  • Coordinate cross training of all Public Works employees’ responsibilities to ensure continued operation of all City functions.
  • Help establish and keep up-to-date a City emergency response plan and participate in putting the plan into action in case of an emergency.
  • Respond to emergencies and situations that cannot wait for a response during regular business hours to ensure the operation of all City functions or preserve private property. This may involve answering your City cellphone during non-regularly scheduled work hours.
  • Dispose of dead animals and other disposable items as needed from City property.
  • Arrange for locates of underground utilities prior to excavating projects and locate utilities as requested by Iowa One Call.
  • Report to the Police Chief any vehicles parked illegally on City property.
  • Assist in compiling a listing of properties in violation of City code. (Examples: mowing ordinance, nuisance ordinance, junk car ordinance, or parking ordinance.)
  • Attend City Council meetings, in the absence of the Superintendent, to report activities, answer questions, and obtain approval for projects when required.
  • Order parts and supplies for operations, projects, and equipment as needed.
  • Review all City property and equipment with the City’s insurance agent to ensure proper coverage.
  • Compile an annual list of projects/tasks to complete.
  • Compile and annual list of needs for the budget planning process and prepare department budget proposals.
  • Be aware of all City policies as listed in the City of Farley’s Personnel Policy Manual or as many be updated. This manual will be updated as needed. All updates become effective once adopted by the Farley City Council.
  • Keep the City Clerk’s office staff informed of any planned absences for maintenance department employees to ensure staff knows who to contact on a daily basis.
  • Other tasks may be required.

This job description is not intended to limit the responsibilities of an employee assigned to this position to those duties listed above. The employee is expected to follow any other reasonable instructions and perform any other reasonable duties requested by City management. The level of involvement may vary based on need and individual capabilities.

Equipment Used
Automobile, skid loader, mowing equipment, various hand and power tools, computers, telephone, answering machine, printer, tablets, meter reading equipment, and other equipment needed to perform duties. Most power equipment requires specific operational and maintenance training; perform minor maintenance activities on most power equipment as needed.


  • Education: High School Graduate or equivalent required.City of Farley
  • Experience: A working experience of heavy equipment, water and/or sewer plant operation, grounds maintenance, and related areas required. A basic knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office are preferred. The ability to read blueprints preferred.
  • License/Certification/Endorsements: Must hold a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with Air Brakes Endorsement and participate in and be able to pass a drug and alcohol screening program as part of the CDL requirements. Must maintain, or be able to acquire in a timeframe as determined by the
    Farley City Council, Water Distribution Certification Grade II, Water Treatment Certification Grade II, and Wastewater Certification Grade III through the Iowa DNR.
  • Special Abilities: Must have good organizational skills, be a self-starter, have sufficient verbal and written communication skills to interact with staff, elected officials, and citizens in a professional manner, and have the ability to manage numerous maintenance-related projects concurrently; should have a broad knowledge of City operations from a maintenance perspective.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift objects weighing in excess of 90 pounds on an occasional basis and carry, push, or pull them up to 10 feet unassisted. Must be able to work in confined work areas and occasionally from heights. Must be able to stand, sit, listen, watch, crouch, stoop, kneel, bend, climb, and balance for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.
  • Mental Requirements: Must have the ability to prioritize, plan, and schedule a variety of maintenance related activities in accordance with established deadlines; must be capable of performing under moderately to highly stressful conditions created by the need to provide accurate solutions to problems and meet citizens’ expectations under time deadlines; must be able to understand and properly follow directions from supervisors.

All duties and requirements in this job description have been determined by the employer to be essential job functions and are consistent with ADA requirements and are representative of the functions that are necessary to successful job performance. They may not, however, reflect the only duties performed. The City of Farley retains the right to change the job duties included in this job description at any time. Employees in this job class will be expected to perform other job-related duties when it can be reasonably implied that such duties do not fundamentally change the basic requirements, purpose, or intent of the position.

Posted 10-22-18

Public Works Equipment Operator

Windsor Heights, IA (pop. 4860) Performs manual labor and skilled work often involving construction and maintenance equipment.  Salary $35,454-$45,881, plus benefits. Class “B” CDL with airbrake endorsement required.  HS Diplomat reqd. 2 yrs post HS and 3 yrs public works related exp. preferred. Job description and application can be found at  Submit application to City Hall, 1145 66th St. Ste.1 Windsor Heights, IA  50324. Open until filled.

Posted 10-18-18

Substation Electrician

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Substation Electrician to join the team in Creston, IA. This position is responsible for substation maintenance, construction and inspection. This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement and provides excellent company benefits.


  • Use various forms of electrical testing equipment, computers and instruments in installing, maintaining, and servicing substation equipment
  • Perform tests, inspections and troubleshooting of substation equipment with detailed record keeping
  • Keep abreast of new equipment installed and test equipment required to maintain equipment
  • Perform infrared testing surveys
  • Collect, test and analyze oil and gas samples
  • Underground fault locating
  • Install and maintain metering and associated equipment
  • Install and maintain batteries and associated equipment
  • Operate vehicles, aerial platforms, and equipment necessary to perform the job
  • Inspect vehicles and equipment for proper operating conditions.
  • Climb ladders and structures as required
  • Operate line and substation disconnect devices.
  • Install protective grounds
  • Construct and maintain substations and associated equipment         

Requirements and Critical Success Factors

  • Completion of an Electric Utility Technician program or equivalent training/experience, plus completion of an apprentice program.
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Commitment to safety and career development
  • Ability to work from construction prints, wiring diagrams, and instruction books, as well as make sketches of wiring circuits and keep prints up to date
  • Residency requirement of thirty-five (35) road miles or less, between the employee's residence and the employee's designated headquarters, via the most direct route under normal driving conditions.

To complete an online application please visit and click Career Opportunities


  • CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Pension plan
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.


CIPCO is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations spanning 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. CIPCOs' members distribute power to nearly 300,000 Iowans and more than 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts.

CIPCO is a state-of-the-art energy provider with a diverse fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas, natural gas, and oil energy resources. We continue to invest in new technology and renewable energy production, supporting Iowa’s development of renewable energy resources. Over half of our electricity is generated from emission- and carbon-free resources, minimizing the impact to the environment.

To complete an online application please visit and click Career Opportunities

Click here to find out why CIPCO is a great place to work!

For more information about CIPCO please visit:

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran 

Posted 10-17-18

Utility Plant Operator I

Iowa State University
Facilities Planning & Management

Job Summary:
The Facilities Planning and Management department at Iowa State University is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Utility Plant Operator I. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for operation of power plant auxiliary systems and assisting Utility Plant Operator II personnel, and other employees, in all aspects of plant operations; as well coal and yard operations and limited maintenance activities. Duties include ash handling and removal, operation of solid fuel and gas/oil fired boiler systems, operation of coal and limestone handling equipment and systems, and operation of various auxiliary equipment. This position also makes rounds of plant equipment, records readings onto log sheets and alerts appropriate staff of changes needed to equipment. The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, communicate effectively, and make safety a priority.

Required Qualifications:
Must have a high school diploma or GED, AND two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating gas boilers, coal boiler experience, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Work hours:
Full-Time, 40 hours rotating:
40 hours/week, 28-day Rotating shifts, Work hours would be:
6-2 shift: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday, off duty Sunday 2:00 p.m. to Wednesday 6:00 a.m.;
2-10 shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, off duty Tuesday 10:00 p.m. to Friday 2:00 p.m.;
Swing Shift: Tuesday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 p.m. to Saturday 6:00 a.m., Saturday 10:00 p.m. to Sunday 6:00 a.m., off duty Sunday 6:00 a.m. to Tuesday 6:00 a.m.;
10-6 Shift: Sunday-Friday 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., off 6:00 a.m. Friday to 10:00 p.m. Sunday;
Relief Shift: Monday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ,Tuesday-Friday 6:00 am to 2:30 pm

Apply for this position by visiting and complete the Merit Application.

Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

UHR Service Center
3810 Beardshear Hall
515 Morrill Road
Ames IA 50011-2103
Phone: 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485
or visit our website at

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612, email

Posted 10-15-18

  - FOR SALE -



Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) Build-out in Vinton, Iowa

The Vinton Municipal Electric Utility (VMEU) is requesting proposals for the following to assist the utility in building a Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) build-out in Vinton, Iowa.  The intent of the Owner is to build this network in its entirety during the 2019 construction season.  Final proposals must be received by 1/17/2019.

The proposed network will be direct buried, passing approximately 2,200 homes ultimately, and will require an initial build of approximately 82 miles (40 miles of mainline and 42 miles of drop-line) composed of fiber optic cable.  In order to be considered all OSP Bidders shall be required to submit a completed RUS based “Bidder’s Qualifications” form. 

The following RFP’s will be also released to qualified Vendors, subject to acceptable RFQ submissions.  All equipment proposed shall be new, nor re-used or refurbished equipment will be considered acceptable.

  1. OSP
  2. Hut for all CDO based electronics and frames
  3. Power Plant
  4. Routers

FARR Technologies will be in charge of all design and construction of the project listed above.  All communications from Vendors shall be routed via the contacts listed below.

FARR Technologies’ Contact information for notice of intent to provide proposals.

Jodi Wilson, Assistant Project Manager
Mobile:  605-770-9283

Contacts for technical questions.


Matthew Wingert – Director, Outside Plant
Mobile:  715-279-1707

Electronics and Hut

David Fridley, Partner
Mobile:  605-999-1176

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal