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City of Cherokee - Public Works Superintendent
(Added 1/29/2015)

WEB Water - Operations Superintendent
(Added 1/28/2015)

General Manager - Water/Wastewater Utilities (Fort Leavenworth, KS)
(Added 1/13/2015)

Elk Run Heights, Iowa - Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 12/19/2014)

 

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City of Cherokee - Public Works Superintendent
(Added 1/29/2015)

The City of Cherokee has created the position ofto replace three Department Head positions - Water Superintendent, Wastewater Superintendent and Street Superintendent.   The successful candidate will have a high level of expertise in one of the three fields and general knowledge in the other fields.  A track record of Increasingly responsible supervisory experience is essential.  Although the position will not require State Certification in either Water or Wastewater, said certification is desirable.   Cherokee operates a municipal water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant.  In addition the City owns and operates an industrial water plant and wastewater plant, built solely to serve Cherokee industry.  Grade 3 Water Certification is required to operate the water plants and does exist amongst current employees.  A Grade 4 Wastewater Certification is required to operate the wastewater plants.  Although the City will not have a Grade 4 amongst employees as of July 1, Cherokee anticipates having a part-time Grade 4 assisting the City during a transition period.  The City will have a DNR approved transition plan for operation of the Wastewater plants prior to July 1. 

Applications and resumes will be taken through March 16, 2015.  The City plans to hire no later than June 1 and the successful candidate is anticipated to start work July 1, 2015. 

The Cherokee Public Works Superintendent position offers an exciting and demanding leadership position for the right candidate.  Salary will be based upon the level of experience and certification of the successful candidate.   Cherokee is a vibrant community in Northwest Iowa.  It is home to a major Hy-Vee Distribution Center and the Iowa Mental Health Institute.  The community has a diversified employment base, anchored by its agricultural roots.  Cherokee has an outstanding public education system and Western Iowa Tech community college.  Cherokee is one of a very few communities of 5,000 population with self-sustaining museum/planetarium, wellness center with indoor pool, an outdoor aquatic center, and active theatre and symphony organizations. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application and resume to City Administrator, City of Cherokee, 416 W. Main Street, Cherokee, IA  51012 on or before March 16, 2015. 

Visit our website - www.cherokeeiowa.net - for an application and to view job description.

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WEB Water - Operations Superintendent
(Added 1/28/2015)

The Operations Superintendent will supervise the activities of a number of skilled and semiskilled workers in the oversight of WEB Water’s daily operations. 

This position will be responsible for the hiring, training and performance evaluations of the operations staff.  Work with Management to develop a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan for the water system.  Schedule personnel to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis.  Plan and implement methods for improving the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the water system’s equipment and facilities.  Oversight of the SCADA system.  Ensuring that all operations are completed in a safe fashion, while helping to develop and enforce all safety policies.  Preparation and administration of the annual budget for operations.

Requirements;
High school diploma is required, bachelor degree is preferred.  Class III or higher Water Distribution certification or the ability to obtain in a reasonable amount of time.  Past experience in the construction, maintenance and operation of a water distribution system is very helpful.  Previous supervisory experience is required. 

Salary and Benefits;
Salary range $60,000 to $75,000 DOE.  WEB Water offers a competitive benefits package including health and vision insurance, vacations, sick leave and a very generous 401K.

Applications may be submitted on our website www.webwater.org , via mail to PO Box 51 Aberdeen, SD 57402 Attn: Steve Harper or by calling 605-229-4749.  Position open until filled.

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General Manager - Water/Wastewater Utilities (Fort Leavenworth, KS)
(Added 1/13/2015)

Primary Role:

The Manager is primarily responsible for the delivery of all operations and maintenance activities required under the service agreement contract. Duties include; planning, organizing and directing activities with respect to the respective contract operations, including water treatment facilities, distribution systems and pump stations, customer service and billing, etc. as may be required by contract. Facilitates cooperation between operations and capital staff on new capital upgrades and repair & replacement projects.

Military Services Group (MSG) has obtained 50-year contracts for the ownership and operation of the water and wastewater systems at ten active military installations around the country. We are proud to be experts in the water services industry being one of the largest and most experienced water service providers in the United States.

Key Accountabilities:

Skills:

Must have experience with utility operations as appropriate (e.g., water treatment, wastewater treatment, etc.).

Knowledge/ Education:

Experience:

Five (5) +years experience in utility, surface water and/or wastewater operations.Must have demonstrated experience in operational, organizational and financial problem solving skills.

To apply, please visit: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=31765&company
=amwater&username=

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Elk Run Heights, Iowa - Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
(Added 12/19/2014)

Job Summary: To ensure and perform a variety of skilled, technical and administrative work in the operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of complex wastewater equipment and treatment processes. Successful candidate must possess a Grade l Water Treatment Certification and a Wastewater Grade III Treatment Certification - but will consider Class II with the ability to obtain the higher certification within 6 months. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under the city’s auto policy. Be available Full-time and possible weekends and must have the ability to be on-call and respond to emergency call-outs. Strong mechanical skills to repair related wastewater equipment. Computer knowledge using Microsoft Office products a must. Salary based on qualifications and experience with excellent benefits.

ESSENTIAL  FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintain all pertinent records.
  2. Informed of all Federal and State regulations.
  3. Repair and maintain equipment at the Wastewater Treatment plant.
  4. Maintain and repair lift stations.
  5. Maintain and repair water distribution system.
  6. Plan, organize and perform laboratory testing and monitoring.
  7. Schedule sludge hauling.
  8. Read remote water meters and meter pits.
  9. Collect water samples for testing.
  10. Ability to be on call for emergency situations.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIREMENTS
An ability to use the following in a multi level plant and all areas of the city for the distribution system. 
Types of machines, tools and equipment to be used and operated:  snow plow/dump truck;  pickup truck;  tractor;  paint equipment;  submersible and dry pit pumps;  brooms;  shovels;  welder;  use of any wrench or tool sized for the job and which is available.  Also, socket tools,  dissolved oxygen meter, analytical balance,  colormetric instrument;  titration apparatus;  PH meter;  DO meter,  flow meters, lawn mower and other related equipment needed for the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater  Treatment Plant and  Water Distribution System.  Must be able to read, write and record numbers correctly.   Must have ability to work unsupervised.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job requires standing and walking over 75% of the time, frequently lifting, pushing and pulling up to 100 lbs., maximum and frequency of 50 lbs.  The use of ladders and stairs is frequent along with stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting and bending.   Able to work in all weather conditions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Grade III Wastewater Treatment license.
  3. Grade I Water Treatment license.

E.O.E. The City of Elk Run Heights does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services. 

All qualified candidates must submit an application, cover letter and resume detailing education, work experience, salary history and salary requirements to the City of Elk Run Heights, 5042 Lafayette Road, Elk Run Heights, Iowa 50707. Contact City Hall for an application at 319-232-0020. Preliminary deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 although resumes will continue to be accepted until position is filled. The City is not responsible for resumes that do not reach us by regular mail service.

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