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Safety Specialist

Background

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 members in central Iowa.  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.

Minimum Qualifications: safety related four-year college degree or equivalent safety or training work experience in area of 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, at IAMU's expenses.
  • This position requires little to no travel. Reporting site will be the assigned Des Moines 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 $70,000-$78,000 based upon experience. 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 May 21, 2018 will get first consideration.

 

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to:

Dawn Hyler, Director of Finance

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

1735 NE 70th Ave, Ankeny, IA  50021-9353

Phone: 515.289.1999

Email: dhyler@iamu.org

 

Posted 5-8-18


Electric Lineworker

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

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

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

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written exam. Exams are scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, Thursday, June 28, and Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. local time in Room 135 of Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. This job will remain posted through July 20, but candidate screenings will begin prior to the three test dates. Candidates scoring an average of 70% or greater on the written exam may be invited to continue in the hiring process to determine Civil Service eligibility. The salary is $39.12 hourly.

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

All Electric Lineworker applicants must apply online at: http://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/human-resources/city-employment/job-opportunities.

Posted 5-17-18


Journey or 2nd or 3rd Year Apprentice Lineworker

Benson, Minnesota

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has an opening for a Journey or 2nd/3rd Apprentice Lineworker. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team providing electric distribution maintenance services to the City of Benson.

Journey and Apprentice Line Worker Requirements:

  • Education: 1 year Power Line (minimum)
  • Active Driver’s License
  • Ability to Obtain a CDL Endorsement Within 6 Months
  • CPR Certified
  • Reside within 15 minutes of Benson, MN

Additional Journey Line Worker Requirements:

  • Journey Line Worker Designation
  • 4 years of experience in the operation, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems and associated equipment.

MRES is an organization of 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electrical distribution systems. We are dedicated to supplying our member municipalities with reliable, cost effective, long term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally sensitive manner.

We provide very competitive wages, a comprehensive/low cost benefit package, and an outstanding work environment that promotes a long lasting career.

For consideration, send your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for the positon to hr@mrenergy.com. Position closes June 4, 2018.

MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 5-17-18


Electric Line Worker

The City of Sibley is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Electric Line Worker.  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 transmission and distribution system.  May work alone or as a member of a crew.  This job consists 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 third 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.  The applicant must possess a valid Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake endorsement or ability to obtain one within 6 months.  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 $25.86 to $30.13 with annual increases, and benefit package. You may print an application from our website at www.sibleyiowa.net or request an application from the City of Sibley at the following address:

City of Sibley
808 3rd Ave.
P.O. Box 126
Sibley, IA 51249

Posted 5-16-18


Senior Network Engineer

Indianola Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for the position of Senior Network Engineer.

The City of Indianola, Iowa is a growing community with a historic downtown, located approximately 15 minutes south of Des Moines. We are known for being a safe community with Midwestern values, friendly people and excellent schools. Indianola is home to Simpson College, the world-renowned Des Moines Metro Opera, the National Balloon Museum and the U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame. Indianola is also known for its easy access to excellent outdoor activities; including a trail system, five major parks and two golf courses.

Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Installation, operation and maintenance of switches, routers and servers.
  • Perform on-call duties as assigned on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Provide technical customer support services to IMU subscribers of commercial and residential communication products as well as wholesale Internet service providers.
  • Configure, program and troubleshoot computer network system including tools for maintenance and other applications.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation of all ISP related systems.
  • Evaluate and study new products and technologies and provide recommendations and justifications for their use.
  • Maintain knowledge of the internet service provider system and application software being used to provide services and support to subscribers.
  • Must be available for off work assignments, meetings and activities.

For a full job description and position requirements, please visit IMU’s web site at http://www.i-m-u.com/about-imu/job-postings.aspx or the City of Indianola’s web site at http://indianolaiowa.gov/jobs.aspx.

Minimum qualifications include; Bachelor or Associates degree from an accredited college or university in relevant IT field such as Management/Computer Information Systems or Computer Science/Engineering and 2+ years of relevant networking industry experience operating IP networks with end-user interaction. Relevant job experience will be considered in place of degree or designation. Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Preferred qualifications/experience include; Database administration experience using MySQL/MariaDB and/or Postgresql, Fiber optic and Ethernet test equipment, CCNA designation or equivalent, Calix Professional designation, PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) experience.

IMU Starting Salary Range is $70,586 - $82,190, based upon experience. An excellent benefits package included. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screening and background check.

IMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, your resume with salary history, 3 professional references and application to:

Chris Longer
Finance & HR Director
Indianola Municipal Utilities
PO Box 356
Indianola, Iowa 50125
clonger@indianolaiowa.gov

This position will remain open until filled.

Applications may be downloaded at http://www.i-m-u.com/about-imu/job-postings.aspx.

Posted 5-11-18


 

Facilities Mechanic II - Utility Locator

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University is seeking to hire a Facilities Mechanic II - Utility Locator position. Under general supervision, safely locates and marks the location of all underground utilities owned by the University. Utilities to locate include; electrical systems, telecom fiber optic and copper cables, chilled water, domestic water, raw water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, natural gas and steam/condensate system. In addition, this position will receive and respond to requests for locates through the Iowa One-Call system and enter internal locate requests into system.

Required Education and Experience:
Two years of experience in general mechanical or electrical maintenance or other building Facilities construction work.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience locating utilities underground.

To apply for this position: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/33185

Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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 Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515-294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Posted 5-11-18


Supervisor-Plant services

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Supervisor-Plant Services. This position schedules work and supervises repairs of power plant and remote facilities’ mechanical equipment. Maintains records of equipment, parts and supplies. The Supervisor- Plant Services is a front-line supervisory position for all power plant mechanical maintenance activities.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Four years’ experience excluding apprenticeship in the applicable craft, trade or plant Services supervised; or the equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license.

Special Qualifications:

  • Possession of a state sponsored stationary engineer license similar to the State of Minnesota Second Class Engineer or ability to become licensed within 6 months.
  • Certification to the American Welding Society Standard AWS D1.1 to perform structural welding
  • Certification to the ASME B31.1 standards for welding utility plant piping systems.
  • Hold a certification in a predictive maintenance category.

Full-time - Rotating Schedule

To apply for this position: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/33162

Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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 Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Posted 5-10-18


Project Engineer

Iowa State University
Facilities Planning & Management

Job Summary:
Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University is currently seeking to hire an Engineer IV. This position provides engineering services for all utility production facilities. Duties include analysis and troubleshooting of utility systems and equipment, planning and management of utility projects, and coordination of contractors and design consultants. This position is responsible for documentation of plant systems and design standards. This position is also responsible for environmental compliance and compilation of required federal and state regulatory reports.

The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills; strong organizational and analytical skills, including the ability to organize and coordinate work within projects; and the ability to understand complex utility systems and equipment.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience
Degree in mechanical, electrical engineering or similar discipline
Experience includes utility or process plant operations and maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in coal fired facility
-Experience with environmental regulations and compliance
-Experience in project or construction management

Preferred Licensure(s):
Licensed professional engineer in the State of Iowa OR State of Minnesota Stationary Engineer’s License.

Application Instructions:
Apply for this position by visiting https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/33122 and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/ Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email employment@iastate.edu 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
E-Mail: employment@iastate.edu
or visit our website at http://www.iastatejobs.com

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 eooffice@iastate.edu.

Posted 5-9-18


City Administrator

Carlisle, Iowa. (2016 Est. Population 4,249). Progressive community in Des Moines metropolitan area is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $85,000 to $100,000, depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits. The city administrator directly oversees or works with all municipal departments, including city hall, water, wastewater, electric utility, garbage collection, ambulance service, fire, building inspections, cemetery, community center, streets, parks & recreation, police, library, building, zoning, and finance, which includes 25 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $6.8 million. The FY18-19 city budget also includes $1.3 million in capital projects.

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.

Prefer four year college degree in public or business administration or related field and four or more years of experience in a public sector management position. ICMA credential preferred. Residency requirement is in effect.

Potential candidates can view a community/position profile when it is posted on the City’s website (www.carlisleiowa.org) on May 7.  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 June 4, 2018. Confidential applications should be sent  to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to  carlisleapps2018@gmail.com.

Contact: Patrick Callahan
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC
 
callahan.cmc@gmail.com -
(563) 599-3708

Posted 5-9-18


Electric Line worker

Algona Municipal Utilities is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Electric Line Worker.  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 transmission and distribution system.  May work alone or as a member of a crew.  This job consists 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, generally once every four weeks and have the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in public contacts.  Applicant must reside in the Algona Municipal Utilities service territory or other location as approved by the Board of Trustees.  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.  The applicant must possess a valid Class “A” Commercial Drivers License or ability to obtain one within 6 months.  Pre-employment drug screening required per Federal DOT regulations. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Algona Municipal Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and pre-employment physical. You may print an application from our website at www.netamu.com or request an application from Algona Municipal Utilities at the following address:

Algona Municipal Utilities
104 West Call Street
Algona, Iowa 50511
(515) 295-3584
employment@netamu.com

Posted 5-9-18


City clerk/Treasurer

City of Waukon Iowa, population 3733, is seeking a City Clerk/Treasurer.

Qualified applicants must possess excellent management, leadership, and communication skills, also proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in payroll processing, fiscal management, financial reporting using municipal government software, public relations and human resources is desirable, along with a general knowledge of municipal regulations and utilities.

A Bachelor's Degree in public/business administration, accounting, finance or related fields is preferred. An Associate's Degree and/or combination of education and experience may be considered. Salary dependent on qualifications.

Complete job description and application can be requested at Waukon City Hall, cityclerkwaukon@neitel.net.

Send cover letter, application and resume to:
City of Waukon
101 Allamakee St
Waukon, IA 52172

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Waukon is an EOE

Posted 5-8-18


Water/Wastewater Superintendent

The City of Waukon Iowa, population 3, 733, is accepting applications for a Water/Wastewater Superintendent.

This position is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operation of the City's water and wastewater infrastructure services, including the water plant distribution system, waste water plant and collection system. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the department including staff management and monitoring of the departmental budget. The City of Waukon is in planning stages of constructing a new, state of the art waste treatment facility, and the superintendent will be instrumental in bringing the new plant on line; estimated full completion June, 2020.

Qualified candidates must possess excellent management, leadership, and communications skills.

Applicants are required to have the following minimum IDNR Certification Grades, or the ability to obtain in a time period acceptable to IDNR:

  • Water Treatment Grade 2
  • Water Distribution Grade 3
  • Wastewater Grade 3

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

City of Waukon offers a full benefits package and IPERS participation.

Job description and application can be requested at Waukon City Hall, cityclerkwaukon@neitel.net.

Send cover letter, application and resume to:
City of Waukon
101 Allamakee St
Waukon, IA 52172

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Waukon is an EOE

Posted 5-8-18


Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I

Iowa State University
Facilities Planning & Management

Job Summary:
The Department of Facilities, Planning & Management at Iowa State University is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I. Under general supervision, this position troubleshoots, repairs and maintains utility plant boilers, mechanical systems and equipment such as coal and gas/oil fired water tube boilers, steam turbines, valves, air compressors, pumps, coal, ash and limestone material conveying system, water, air, fuel oil, lubricating oil and steam piping systems, etc.

Required Qualifications:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, AND two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or utility plant maintenance environment with experience in rotating equipment maintenance, or a two-year, post high school technical degree in industrial maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in maintenance and repair of high pressure water tube boilers and accessories.
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of pumps, electric motors and steam turbines greater than 200 hp.
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of material handling systems, conveyors, and pneumatic/vacuum systems.
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of piping systems, threaded, flanged and welded.

Application Instructions:
Apply for this position by visiting https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/32426 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 employment@iastate.edu 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
E-Mail: employment@iastate.edu
or visit our website at http://www.iastatejobs.com

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 eooffice@iastate.edu.

Posted 5-1-18


Electric Lineworker Journeyman or Apprentice

Vinton Municipal Electric Utility has an immediate opening for an experienced Electric Lineworker Journeyman or an Apprentice.

Job Functions Include:

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

VMEU offers a competitive salary of $33.84 per hour for experienced Journeyman. Full job description may be found at www.vmeu.org.  If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to be considered for employment, please submit an application found at www.cityofvinton.org or confidential resume to generalmanager@vmeu.org. EOE M/F/D/V Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.  Position opened till filled.

Posted 4-30-18


Public Works Construction Inspector

SALARY: $26.60 - $30.87 Hourly
$4,610.67 - $5,350.80 Monthly
$55,328.00 - $64,209.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/25/18

CLOSING DATE: 05/18/18 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:
Under the general direction of the Public Works Director, serves as the City's representative on project sites for the inspection of storm and sanitary sewers, paving and sidewalks; and project meetings. Performs plan and specification interpretation. Serves as first contact for contractor and citizens on assigned projects. Provides technical support for other civil engineering tasks citywide.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The following duties are normal for this position but dependent upon the level of skill, ability, and experience of the individual. They are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Inspects ACC and PCC paving projects, including testing of materials for air entrainment, slump and collecting samples for compliance tests. Checks for proper placement of reinforcement steel, checks forms for elevation and location.

Inspects sanitary projects, including those in subdivisions. Checks for line and grade, material quality, proper bedding and backfill procedures and pipe connections. Observes air test, manhole (deflection) test and manhole leakage test. Performs weir infiltration test of trunk lines.

Inspects storm sewer projects, including pipe and structures such as intakes, manholes and box culverts. Checks for line and grading, jointing of pipe, material quality, steel placement and forms used for structures. Tests concrete if using PCC poured on site (air test and slump).

Relates to general public, contractors, consulting engineers and their staff as well as other government agencies on a daily basis. Records ongoing and proposed projects.

Inspects driveways and sidewalks, including checking forms for elevation and checking grades for compaction and elevation.

Utilizes computer hardware and various software for project quantity accounting, daily project diary, and other functions as needed.

Operates City vehicle to and from and around sites to perform City duties.

Observes subgrade preparation for paving, including compaction activities, cutting/filling to plan elevation and observation of testing firm using nuclear density gauge and proof rolling for checking soil densities.

Assures that the City's mission, goals and objectives are fully supported and initiated.

Creates and reviews intermediate and final pay estimate quantities for projects.

Prepares and reviews punch lists for final acceptance of projects or occupancy permits.

Responds to Right of Way permits to verify signs, safety and specification compliance.

Performs sewer wye location research.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate's degree in Civil Engineering Technology plus 3 - 5 years related work experience; or High School Diploma or equivalent plus significant experience. Project management experience preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Iowa driver's license or have ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner. Effective oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Excellent telephone techniques. Strong customer service skills. Ability to take initiative. Ability to work efficiently and safely with little direct supervision. Sound judgment and decision-making abilities. Accurate typing skills. Accurate mathematical skills. Problem solving ability. Good time management skills. Proficiency with PC's and computer software and applications. General knowledge of office equipment, including telephone, calculator, facsimile, photo copier, and binding equipment. In depth knowledge of tools and equipment, including hand/power tools, air meter, electronic equipment, emergency equipment and slump cone. Principles of Surveying, legal descriptions and survey laws. In depth knowledge of construction inspection techniques and methods. General knowledge of CAD.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK
Ability to lift, carry, push and pull greater than 75 pounds.

Long periods of standing and walking.

Constant reaching, handling, dexterity, feeling, talking, hearing, near sight acuity, far sight acuity, depth perception, color vision, field of vision, concentration, judgment, and writing ability.

Frequent climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and tasting/smelling.

Intermittent balancing, and crawling.

Constant exposure to weather and dirt/dust.

Constant exposure to extreme heat/cold, wet and/or humid conditions, noise intensity level, moving mechanical parts/hazards, odors and other environmental conditions.

Constant use of protective eye wear, footwear, clothing and hard hat.

Moderate use of protective gloves.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Electrical hazards.

Traffic hazards.

Hazards associated with moving parts on light/heavy equipment.

Exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals

Excavation hazards.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofjohnston.com/jobs
6221 Merle Hay Road
PO Box 410
Johnston, IA 50131
515.278.2344
careers@cityofjohnston.com

Posted 4-26-18


FT Paramedic (PM) or Eligible RN

Paramedic Department – City of Forest City, Iowa

Job Description:

The City of Forest City, Iowa, Paramedic Department is seeking to fill a Full-time and a PRN Paramedic (PM) positions. (RN eligibility to Paramedic is an option). Forest City Paramedics work along with the Forest City Ambulance Service staff to provide Forest City and surrounding areas the most advanced ALS services. 

Our Paramedics provide direction and supervision during emergency calls and must be self-motivated, confident and possess excellent PR skills. We currently run 24 hr. shifts and have sleep quarters on site or, if they meet residency requirements of the department, they can respond from home during the night portion of shift.

Forest City has a brand-new Ambulance Center, and the on-duty Paramedic responds to 911 calls with our first out Response unit to quickly assess and start treatment, even prior to the ambulance crew arriving. Forest City Ambulance has the latest state of the art equipment, such as new and current ambulances and response vehicles.  All vehicles are equipped with transmitting LP15s, Lucas 2 devises and numerous other current equipment, and our ambulances are equipped with Stryker power-lift cots, as well as Stryker Power load systems.  The applicant will be responsible for ensuring that proper BLS and ALS care is provided, managing the operation of emergency vehicles, restocking supplies, completing PCR’s and having the skills to interact with Medical Control and ambulance staff to provide a seamless loop of care.  The applicant must deliver proper verbal and written reports on actions taken and complete daily duties as assigned.  Forest City Ambulance responds to approximately 1,000 calls per year, with a transport time to ER ranging from 30-60 minutes.  We do less than 10 hospital-to-hospital transfers per year.

Forest City, located in North Central Iowa, is the home of Winnebago Industries and Waldorf University, as well as the annual Tree Town Music Festival.  There are numerous opportunities for housing, recreation and schooling in Forest City.

Qualifications:

  • Current Licensed/Certified Paramedic (PM), NREMT Paramedic or RN eligible
  • ACLS, PALS & BLS Certifications
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and safely without direct supervision
  • Ability to perform advanced invasive medical procedures
  • Ability to work in wide range of environment situations and able to use proper lifting techniques depending on situation
  • Good driving record required

Forest City Offers very competitive starting wages and increases based on experience….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 4-26-18


Water/Gas Superintendent

Guthrie Center Municipal Utilities (GCMU) is accepting applications for a Water/Gas Superintendent. The individual selected for this position will perform all aspects associated with water distribution and gas distribution.

Minimum qualifications include a Grade 2 water and grade 2 distribution license. The individual must have a valid driver license.  Weekend and on-call work, on a rotating basis, is required.

The successful candidate, upon job offer, must pass a drug screen and will be included in a random drug testing program. Starting wage is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position includes a generous benefit package. Send resume and/or application to: Guthrie Center  Municipal Utilities, 400 State St, Guthrie Center, IA 50115. For questions, contact our office Monday through Friday, during normal business hours. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE.

Read the full job discription here.

Posted 4-24-18


Water Distribution Manager

City of Creston Water Works

This is supervisory and technical work involving responsibility for the direction and operation of the City of Creston water utility system. Under general direction from the General Manager, the successful candidate will manage all aspects of Water Distribution Operations, including staff management, preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets, planning, encroachments and right-of-way management, customer service, and the management of distribution systems and water quality issues.

The Distribution Manager is responsible for the operation, management and maintenance of all distribution facilities including but not limited to pipelines, pump stations, control vaults, storage tanks, and metering equipment; Distribution fleet and equipment; Distribution shop and other facilities. It is expected that the Distribution Manager will provide highly responsible and technical assistance to further the district’s mission and goals relating to operations, asset management, backflow prevention, billing and metering, water quality, and capital improvements. The employee in this position exercises considerable independent judgment in scheduling and directing departmental activities. Full job description is available upon request.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Work in the presence of hazardous chemicals as defined by OSHA standards.
  • Ability to climb ladders, work in confined spaces, and work on elevated tanks;
  • Effectively utilize appropriate safety equipment and procedures.
  • Ability to demonstrate normal color perception, hear audible alarms and detect abnormal equipment sounds.
  • Ability to visually and physically inspect equipment.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises employees including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination
  • Supervises, conducts and participates in the hydraulic analysis of the water systems to determine adequacy, problems, and needs, keeps an accurate up to date model on all going distribution and transmission shutdowns
  • Provides coaching, work assignments and general supervision of control center operators
  • Participates in the needs analysis for projects such as complex water distribution issues, water transmission lines and/or water and wastewater storage projects
  • Provides management oversight and on-going evaluations to resolve problems during emergencies
  • Initiates and provides technical oversight for major facilities planning efforts and supervises and participates in the development of the Capital Improvements and Engineering Support Programs
  • Evaluates and determines timing for complex water distribution / transmission main / water treatment plant shutdowns and works closely with Water Treatment Plants, Utility Services Divisions, Planning, Facility Design & Construction, Pipeline Construction, Pipeline Design, and Development Services Divisions to coordinate work and scheduled shutdowns.

Other Functions

  • Expected to respond at any time during operational emergencies.
  • Monitors and comments on proposed federal, state, and local government laws and regulations affecting water operations.
  • Serves as Manager when so designated.
  • Performs a wide variety of complex engineering calculations, analyses and computations.
  • Reviews facility plans, master plans, feasibility reports and other technical reports for impacts to the water system.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of water distribution systems; ability to coach and supervise water operations staff
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil/environmental engineering practices
  • Must possess the knowledge and skills to effectively access and involve other agencies, internal staff, the general public, public officials, and special interest communities and groups
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to use PC and office software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint in the conduct of day to day business
  • Ability to use modeling software and tools

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five years’ experience or equivalent work experience in an engineering, construction, or water utility environment with exposure to all aspects of general engineering and construction of a major water distribution system. Strong electrical and plumbing knowledge preferred.
  • Management and budgeting experience preferred
  •  Possession of a Class 3 Distribution Operator Certificate or higher, or the ability to obtain based on experience and education, is required by July 1, 2018.
  •  Excellent benefits & pay commensurate with experience, starting salary range $55,000 to $65.000.
  •  Must live within 5 miles of the city service area. Work outside of normal business hours may be required.

The City of Creston Water Works will be accepting resumes and cover letters until the position is filled, however resumes received by May 7th, 2018 will be given first consideration.

Send cover letter and resume` to: City of Creston Water Works, 820 S. Park St., PO Box 405, Creston, IA 50801; fax to 641-782-9267 or e-mail to officeww@iowatelecom.net.

City of Creston Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities and women to apply.

Posted 4-23-18


Shift Supervisor

Muscatine Power & Water has an opening for a Shift Supervisor. This position comes with great responsibility as it oversees all aspects of plant operation on designated shift and provides ability, experience, leadership, and supervision on shift to operate the plants in the safest and most efficient manner.  The Shift Supervisors are heavily involved in developing, reviewing, and updating operational procedures to ensure efficient operation and minimize outage frequency and duration.  Administering hold tag, confined space, hot work, fire protection, and emergency response programs at the Generation site is also a top priority of this position. Other responsibilities will include assisting Material Handling Supervisor when needed as well as coordinating with System Control and contractors. 

 

Associate’s Degree or equivalent Supervisory experience preferred. A minimum of 5 years coal burning power plant operation experience desired.  Candidates must have the ability to exercise independent judgement as well as the ability to handle multiple priorities.  Ideal candidates will have basic knowledge in electricity and electronics and a high degree of mechanical ability and mathematical knowledge. If you are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity in an ever-changing industry, look no further! To view the complete job description and to APPLY today visit www.mpw.org/careers!

 

Posted 4-17-18


Public Works Director in Training

The City of Elk Horn is now accepting applications for a position training with the current Public Works Director until his retirement on 4/1/2020.

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, day-to-day maintenance of the City’s infrastructure services such as water, waste water, streets, park, pool, and buildings for the City of Elk Horn.

Applicant must possess or be willing to posses certifications needed in all areas.  Applicant must have an Iowa Class B CDL and must live in Elk Horn City limits or be willing to relocate. Salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and certifications at time of hire. A physical, drug screen, and background check is required. Applicants should submit a resume to the Elk Horn City Clerk, PO Box 216, Elk Horn, IA 51531. Application deadline is May 20th.

Thank you,

Alissa LaCanne
Elk Horn City Clerk
712-764-5514

Posted 4-16-18


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 4-11-18


Electric Line Worker

Laurens Municipal Power & Communications (LMPC) is currently looking to fill the position of Electric Line Worker.  LMPC is seeking an individual to work in the construction, maintenance, repair, and operation of a 100% underground 12.5 KV distribution system, with two 69/12.5 KV substations and two diesel generation plants capable of producing 9 MW of power.  Being a highly industrious community, the majority of our peak load is the result of our competitive rates drawing business and industry to our service area.

Applicant requirements include:

  • Must be safety minded and team oriented
  • Must have or be able to obtain an Iowa Commercial Driver’s License – Class B
  • Must have or be able to obtain an OSHA approved crane operator certification.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening

The job consists of a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday; however, during system disturbances and emergencies, longer hours may be required.  Applicant must be willing to adhere to an “On Call” schedule, generally every third or fourth weekend and will be subject to random drug and alcohol screenings.  The applicant must reside within two (2) miles of the city limits of Laurens.

Desired qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma
  • Graduation from a formal technical training college for electric line workers, or completion of an approved correspondence course, or possess equivalent training and experience in a similar field of work.
  • Experience working with low and medium voltage systems.

LMPC offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

Please send resumes to:  Laurens Municipal Power & Communications, Attn:  General Manager, 272 N. Third Street, Laurens, Iowa 50554.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  For more specific information, call 712-841-4610 or email lmpc@laurens-ia.com. 

Laurens Municipal Power & Communications is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 4-6-18


City Clerk/Treasurer

Employer:

City of Alburnett

 

Department/Division:

Administration (Utility or City)

 

 

Facility/Location:

Alburnett, IA

 

 

Job Title:

City Clerk/Treasurer

 

Full time:

40 hours/week

Job Summary:

Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the City Clerk’s Office and provision of administrative support to the City Council’s ordinances, resolutions, contracts and public meeting activities;

Serves as custodian of official City records and public documents; retrieves public records for the general public and City staff; provides information on ordinances, resolutions and policies; provides copies of records; attests and certifies official documents and copies;

Coordinates the preparation of meeting agendas and corresponding document packets for the City Council and coordinates the official notification to the public regarding City Council meetings;

Attends regular City Council meetings, special meetings, work sessions and maintains a record of votes; manages the preparation and publication of official minutes of Council activities; processes official documents related to Council activities;

Receives and makes available all correspondence addressed to the City, Mayor, and City Council and all other materials and documents requiring City Council approval and adoption;

Manages the work, projects and personnel activities of the City Clerk’s Office;

Collects and prepares strategic planning and growth information, policy development and data collection and reporting activities for the Mayor and City Council;

Prepares, oversees, and presents the annual budget per federal, state and city requirements;

Makes purchases as required by policy for the department;

Directs the development of plans, programs and projects relating to official duties and projects;

Supervises the preparation and issuance of City licenses and permits, including special events and activities; Develops and delivers reports and presentations to the City Council and public groups concerning policies, projects and licensing issues;
Coordinate legal advice from the City Attorney when requested;
Oversees the recording of various documents including resolutions, ordinances, deeds, contracts and agreements;
Oversees the filing of necessary documents with the appropriate county or state agency;
Oversees the publication of legal notices, ordinances and City Council minutes;
Oversees the codification of ordinances into the municipal code;
Develops and maintains electronic and hard copy files to access information and provide reports and research for the public Mayor and City Council;
Manages receipt, preparation and retention of all official public documents, bids, bonds and special assessments;

 

As the City Treasurer:

Oversees the receipt of all public funds and monies payable to the City, including all taxes, licenses, fines, utility payments, intergovernmental revenues, and special assessments.

Keep an accurate account of all disbursements, money or property, specifying date, to whom, and from what fund paid;

Maintain financial records including, but not limited to: general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, investment worksheets, General Obligations, special assessments, TIF Rebate obligations, project summaries, grants, economic developments, equipment reserve programs, city vehicle records, and financial reports required by city or state code, or federal regulation;

Administer and maintain payroll process, prepare reports for payroll, deductions, withholdings, overtime, special pays, workers compensation and insurance reports;

Prepare and present to the Mayor and City Council all reports related to the receipts, activities, and disbursements, month end cash and investment balances;
All other duties as required by city and state code.

 

 

Essential Functions

Answers questions and provides information to the Mayor, City Council, City staff and the general public and responds to citizen inquiries and complaints;

Attends meetings, conferences and workshops;

Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with city policies, procedures and safety practices;
Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
Supports the goals and performance review initiatives set forth by the Mayor and City Council;
Performs related work as required.

 

Physical Demands

Description

 

Sitting

Sit for up to 1 hour at a time to work at desk.

 

Standing

Stand for up to 1 hour at a time to perform mail work.

 

Lifting

Lift up to 40-pound box of paperwork from floor to 80 inches (step stool available).

 

Pushing

Push up to 8 pounds to access filing cabinets at heights from floor to 56 inches.

 

Pulling

Pull up to 8 pounds to access filing cabinets at heights from floor to 56 inches.

 

Hand Coordination

Bilateral hand coordination to write, type, use mouse, and handle paperwork.

 


Exposures

  • Typical office environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration or other related field preferred.
  • Experience as a city clerk in Iowa preferred or equivalent combination or experience and training.
  • Must be able to to aquire Iowa Municipal Clerk accreditation within three years of appointment.
  • Must become Public Notary within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience working with a computer and accessing information via a computer system. Experience working with vendor software systems. Proficient skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, and email.
  • Strong customer service orientation and skills. Detail oriented. Ability to clearly and verbally communicate with customers regarding city policies and practices

For full job description and application please visit the City of Alburnett website: http://www.alburnettia.org/

Please send completed job application and resume’ to mailto:alburnett@fmtcs.com

Posted 4-3-18


Journeyman Substation Electrician

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Journeyman Substation Electrician to join the team in Creston, IA. This position is responsible for substation maintenance, construction and inspection.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in training journeyman and apprentices
  • 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
  • Switching of line and substation 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 Drivers 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

About CIPCO

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.

 

CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes: health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, pension plan, 401(k) match, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

 

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

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran
Posted 4-3-18


Code Enforcement Officer

The City of Storm Lake is accepting applications for a Code Enforcement Officer with knowledge of construction and building trades.  The position includes inspections of new construction and enforcement of the City’s property maintenance codes.  Qualified applicants will have good customer service skills including good written and verbal communication skills. 

The City of Storm Lake is a team oriented work environment offering competitive salary and a great benefits package.  Starting salary will depend on qualifications.

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

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

Posted 3-28-18


Utility Line Worker

The Bancroft Municipal Utility and the City of Bancroft are currently looking to fill the position of Utility Line Worker. The utility is seeking an experienced individual to work on electric lines, both overhead and underground systems. Three or more years experience working with high voltage lines and large scale generators is preferred. Some of the duties include:

  • Day to day operation and maintenance of utility electrical distribution system
  • Operation of diesel generators as needed
  • Working with staff to maintain a continuous, up to date inventory of all goods and supplies
  • Assist with all record keeping relating to municipal utilities operations
  • Assist with the completion of all regular reports including those required by state and federal agencies, NIMECA, the city council, and others as needed
  • Assist with water and wastewater systems
  • Other duties as assigned

The job consists of a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday; however, during systems disturbances and emergencies, longer hours may be required. Applicant must be willing to accept a scheduled “on call” basis during weeknight and weekend time, generally every other weekend, and have the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in public contacts. The applicant must reside in the city limits of Bancroft or other location as approved by the city council. The successful candidate will have completed a formal technical training program for utility line workers, graduated from an accredited high school or vocational school, or possess any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Desired qualifications for this position include:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a utility line worker.
  • Preference will be given with experience in electric generation, water treatment and distribution and wastewater licensure. If the successful candidate lacks any of these credentials, it is expected he or she will secure these qualifications within a reasonable time frame agreed upon at the time of hire.
  • At minimum, a class B commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement or the ability to obtain such.

Applications are available at Bancroft City Hall or online at www.bancroftiowa.com. For more specific information, please call 515-885-2382 or email bmu@bancroftiowa.com.

Applications will be taken until the position is filled.

The City of Bancroft is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 3-26-18


Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

Muscatine Power & Water has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Facilities Maintenance Supervisor who will be responsible for providing supervisory and maintenance tasks to the assigned MP&W facilities as well as direct preventive and corrective maintenance programs to ensure that Utility facilities are in optimal condition. This position will work under the responsibility of the Manager of the Water and Utility Services Department and will act as a direct supervisor to Facilities Maintenance Technicians and housekeeping staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all Muscatine Power and Water facilities and grounds are maintained in a safe, clean and operational manner.
  •  Establish preventive and corrective maintenance schedules on all facility mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC equipment.
  •  Responsible for training, administering and monitoring Hold Card/Lockout Tag Out and confined space and utility safety policies.
  • Responsible for training of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC computer controls, Fire Panel controls, and our utility maintenance management system (CHAMPS).
  •  Budget and plan for physical access, equipment and facility project expenditures.
  •  Establish and recommend an annual and five-year projected equipment replacement schedule.
  •  Provide equipment technical specifications and assuring all requirements are met.
  •  Implement long-range planning for systematically improving MP&W properties.
  •  Draft and coordinate annual maintenance agreements for Buildings and Grounds, including HVAC, janitorial maintenance, lawn care, backflow prevention, fuel storage, fire protection systems and physical access systems.
  •  Maintain knowledge of NERC reliability Standards affecting the department and ensure departmental compliance of such.

Qualifications:

  • Associate of Arts Degree in applicable field or equivalent preferred
  •  Strong mechanical aptitude with a minimum five years practical building maintenance experience. Experience must include electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC aspects of building maintenance.
  •  Self-starter with 5 years building trades experience. Must provide have initiative to accomplish desired maintenance tasks through subordinates in the most efficient manner possible. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must be able to effectively analyze facility maintenance issues and take corrective action to minimize equipment downtime.
  •  Must have the ability to read building blueprints/schematics and technical manuals in order to make necessary repairs and updates.

MP&W offers a competitive benefits plan, including pension! Great employees and a great atmosphere! Apply today at www.mpw.org/careers!

Posted 3-21-18


  - FOR SALE -

Generator

The City of Wayland, Iowa is selling a 1999 Katolight Generator, 3-Phase, 1000 RPM, PTO Driven.  Model KLM3-85-1000; Serial #LM231136, good running condition. $5000.  Must make arrangements to pick up in Wayland but will try to accommodate other arrangements if possible.  Contact City Clerk at 319-256-3276 or bconrad@waylandiowa.com for photos or questions/details.

Posted 4-16-18


- ITEMS WANTED -


- NOTICES/RFPs -


Notice of Taking Bids for the Construction of the 2018 Water Main Improvements for the Indianola Municipal Utilities, Indianola, Iowa

Sealed proposals be filed with the Clerk of the Indianola Municipal Utilities in the Council Chambers of the Indianola Municipal Building, 110 N. 1st Street, Indianola, Iowa before 2:00 P.M. local time on the 24th day of May, 2018 for the construction of the 2018 Water Main Improvements, and work incidental thereto, as described in the plans and specifications therefor, now on file in the office of the Clerk. Proposals will be opened and the amount of the bids announced in said Council Chambers by the Clerk at the time and date specified above.

Proposals will be acted upon by the Board of Trustees of Indianola Municipal Utilities at 5:30 PM on the 29th day of May, 2018, or at such later time and place as then may be fixed.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 4-30-18


Request for Proposal (RFP) for Audit Services, Indianola Municipal Utilities, Indianola, Iowa

Indianola Municipal Utilities seeks proposals for audit services relating to the audit for FY18, FY19, FY20. Attached is information relating to minimum specifications of services, data to be included in the proposal, evaluation criteria, and selected information relating to the entity to be audited.

Sealed proposals (3 copies) will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on May 21, 2018, at the office of the City Clerk at 110 N 1st St. Indianola, Iowa, 50125.

Those submitting sealed proposals should indicate on the outside of the envelope in the lower left-hand corner that it is a sealed proposal for the RFP. Further information may be obtained from Tom Gaffigan, General Manager, 515-962-5301.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 4-17-18


Request for Qualifications Statement (RFQ) - Professional Engineering Services for Water Main Replacement Within the City of Chariton, Iowa

The Chariton Water Department in Chariton, Iowa is looking to replace up to 100 blocks of water main within the city limits of Chariton Iowa. This project is designed to help with the large amount of unaccountable water that is being used within the city that ranges from 30-42% monthly.

All questions regarding this RFQ may be emailed to: bradrobbins45@gmail.com

Qualifications Statement must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on June 1st, 2018:

Chariton Water Department
Attn: Brad Robbins
101 Albia Rd.
PO Box 866
Chariton, Iowa 50049

 

Read the full notice here.

 

Posted 4-16-18


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