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Regional Water Rural Water Association - General Manager
(Added 9/9/2021)

CITY OF ALTOONA, IOWA - Utilities Operator I
(Added 8/30/2021)

City of Decorah - City Clerk/Finance Officer Position
(Added 8/12/2021)

City of Mitchellville - PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
(Added 8/7/2021)

CITY OF WAHPETON - PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE
(Added 8/3/2021)

City of Wahpeton - FULL-TIME CITY CLERK
(Added 8/3/2021)

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Environmental Specialist - Water Quality Bureau
(Added 7/19/2021)

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) - CREW LEADER
(Added 7/19/2021)

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) - TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
(Added 7/19/2021)

City of Sioux City - WWTP Laboratory Technician
(Added 6/15/2021)

City of Ames - Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker
(Added 6/13/2021)

 

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Regional Water Rural Water Association - General Manager
(Added 9/9/2021)

The Board of Directors of Regional Water Rural Water Association is seeking a strong visionary and results-oriented leader to oversee its Public Water and Wastewater Systems for 2,200+ rural users and 16 Communities.  Applicants must have demonstrated professional accomplishments in organization and leadership, including staff development, strategic planning, project management, and financial oversight and planning.

Job Summary:
The General Manager (GM) is directly responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors.  The GM shall act as the agent of the Board of Directors; shall act in direct compliance with the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Tariffs, and Resolutions of Regional Water; shall act as liaison and compliance officer for all applicable Federal, State, and Local regulatory agencies; and shall promote and maintain excellent public relations between Regional Water, its customers, and the general public.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:
At the direction of the Board of Directors, the GM will plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control the business and operations of Regional Water.

The GM is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, and terminating employees to ensure a qualified and efficient staff.  The GM is to initiate and maintain a sound program for employee welfare, wage & benefit policies, safety and job training, delegating specific responsibilities and corresponding authorities and coordinating their activities into an effective organization.

The GM will keep himself/herself and the Board of Directors informed of Regional Water's business and affairs, recommending policies to the Board of Directors as required for the efficient and effective operation of the Company.

The GM is responsible for providing adequate budgeting of all resources and the preparation of the annual operating budget for consideration and approval of the Board of Directors.  The GM will plan for the retirement of long-term obligations, payment of current debts, and the establishment of adequate reserves for replacements and operations.  This is be accomplished in accordance with modern accounting, purchasing, and record keeping standards and are subject to annual audit.

The GM will establish methods and improvements to the organization and existing procedures to limit operating costs and will ensure the adequacy of the physical infrastructure to provide a water supply that meets the requirements of existing and potential customers.

The GM will pursue all available avenues and resources to stay current with the state of the water and wastewater industries and to maintain and enhance the quality of those services offered by Regional Water.

All applicants must consent to a background check and have the ability to be fidelity bonded.  Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, and Project Management experience and education are beneficial to applicants for this position.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the selected applicant's experience and qualifications.

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a current resume, a complete list of five or more personal and professional references, a salary history, and a letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.  Please send all application materials to:

Attention: Board of Directors
Regional Water Rural Water Association
108 Highway 59
Avoca, Iowa 51521

All applicants must submit the specified application materials by November 10, 2021 to be considered for this position.

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CITY OF ALTOONA, IOWA - Utilities Operator I
(Added 8/30/2021)

SALARY RANGE: $20.88 - $27.25 ($43,430.40 - $56,680.00)

OPENING DATE: 8-30-2021

CLOSING DATE: 9-20-2021

INFORMATION:

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

Interested candidates need to complete a City of Altoona employment application and resume.

All candidate communication will be sent via email to the email address on the application. No communication or notices will be sent via postal mail. Applications must be submitted by the application deadline. NOTE: please be sure the all digitally submitted completed forms are accessible as .pdf or word document.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENT AND SKILLS:

Candidates must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., and three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a municipal water production and distribution collection system. Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s license within six (6) months of employment. Possession of a Grade 1 operator’s certificate issued by the State of Iowa in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Waste Water Grade 1.

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

Residency requirement of 45-minute response time to Altoona.

Candidates must hold a valid Iowa Driver’s license with no OWI convictions within the last five (5) years. Candidates MUST have strong customer services skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should complete and submit a city application available at http://www.altoona-iowa.com/iwant-to/find-job-openings/ AND submit a resume specifying interest to Amy Hill via email ([email protected]) or fax (515-967-0842) or deliver/mail to City of Altoona, Attention: Amy Hill, 900 Venbury Dr., Suite A, Altoona Iowa, 50009. Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address. All correspondence from the City of Altoona in regards to this position will be conducted through the email you provide.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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City of Decorah - City Clerk/Finance Officer Position
(Added 8/12/2021)

City Clerk/Finance Officer Decorah, Iowa (Population - 201 Census - 8,127) Vibrant and growing community in northeast Iowa, located in Winneshiek County, seeks qualified candidates for the position of city clerk/finance officer.

Salary range is $68,000 to $86,000, depending upon qualifications with a full range of benefits. The city clerk/finance officer directly oversees records management, investments, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget preparation, insurance coverages, human resources administration, website management, public information, and annual operating budget.

In cooperation with the city administrator, the city clerk is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, oversight of capital improvement projects, and keeping the seven member city council and mayor fully advised of the city's financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include a four-year college degree and/or the equivalent years of experience and certifications. The preferred background is a bachelor's degree in accounting, public administration or related field or associate's degree in a related field with three years' experience in city government in a supervisory position or equivalent combination of experience and training with current CMC designation and working towards MMC and/or ICMC/ICFO.

Potential candidates can view a community & position profile on the City's website (www.decorahia.org) after it has been posted on August 16th. Application materials requested include: cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on September 10, 2021. Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC, 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or sent to [email protected].

Contact: Patrick Callahan
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC
[email protected] (563) 599-3708

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City of Mitchellville - PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
(Added 8/7/2021)

THE CITY OF MITCHELLVILLE, IOWA
SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

This position is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the City streets, water treatment plant, water distribution system, wastewater facility, and performance of general maintenance duties such as buildings, grounds, equipment, parks, cemetery, and snow removal.  The candidate works under the direction of the Mayor, the City Council and the City Administrator and is responsible for the direct supervision of public works staff, including planning, assigning and reviewing work of subordinates, and training and evaluating staff performance.

REQUIRED LICENSES, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

The candidate must have a combination of experience, education, training, certifications and physical skill to perform the essential functions of this position and meet state, DNR, and OSHA requirement.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This will be a salaried position plus benefits including IPERS, paid health/dental/life insurance, paid holidays and vacation.  Salary will be based upon the candidate’s qualifications.  Candidate must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.  This position requires residency within a 10 mile radius of corporate city limits within one year of hire.

Application and full job description can be obtained at www.mitchellville.org or by contacting City Hall at 515-967-2935 or email [email protected]

Submit application, resume and cover letter to City of Mitchellville, ATTN: Tammi Dillavou
PO Box 817, Mitchellville, IA 50169.

Application deadline:  September 3rd

Interviews of qualified candidates may occur during the application time frame, with a decision to be made shortly after application deadline. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any application. 

The City of Mitchellville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CITY OF WAHPETON - PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE
(Added 8/3/2021)

CITY OF WAHPETON IS SEEKING A ZONING - PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE

Candidate will be required to obtain a CDL, grades 1&2 water treatment and grade 1 water distribution license and live with-in 20 minutes of the water plant. Will be required to split holiday & weekend call with Public Works Superintendent. Must have the ability to enforce, inspect and administer zoning regulations. Responsibilities include mowing and trimming city property and maintenance of all city owned facilities and grounds including but not limited to parks, park equipment, tennis and basketball courts, trees, shrubs, ditches and city owned right of ways. Snow removal within the City limits when 1” or more accumulate, and sanding of city streets when necessary. Assist with proper maintenance and repair of all city equipment and attends seminars and workshops as necessary to maintain certifications. Issue and maintain city dock/hoist permits. Ability to establish effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, council, mayor, contractors, engineers, and the public. Responds to work orders and city complaints within City policy expectations and other duties as assigned. Salary DOQ. Benefits include: Ipers, health Insurance, life/disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time. A preemployment physical will be required. A detailed job description and application is available at City Hall or on the city website at: www.wahpetonia.govoffice.com. Send cover letter, application and resume to: City of Wahpeton, 1201 Dakota Dr., Milford, IA 51351 or to [email protected]. Applications taken until position is filled. The City of Wahpeton is an equal opportunity employer.

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City of Wahpeton - FULL-TIME CITY CLERK
(Added 8/3/2021)

The City of Wahpeton (pop. 341) is accepting applications for a full-time City Clerk. This position reports to the Mayor and City Council. Responsible for all financial activities of the city, including but not limited to: accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, all financial reports, state and federal reports, council and committee meeting minutes, resolutions, ordinances, budget preparation, human resources and general office management. Must be able to work well with the public. High school graduate or equivalent required, supplemented with a minimum of two years’ experience in office administration or related accounting field. Candidate must be detailed-oriented, proficient with Word and Excel and must have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Accounting and computer experience a must. Must possess and maintain a valid Iowa driver’s license. Salary DOQ. Benefits include: Ipers, health Insurance, life/disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time. A pre-employment physical will be required. A detailed job description and application is available at City Hall or on the city website at: www.wahpetonia.govoffice.com. Send cover letter, application and resume to: City of Wahpeton, 1201 Dakota Dr., Milford, IA 51351 or to [email protected]. Applications taken until position is filled. The City of Wahpeton is an equal opportunity employer.

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Environmental Specialist - Water Quality Bureau
(Added 7/19/2021)

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for an Environmental Specialist position within the Water Quality Bureau’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Section, located in Des Moines, IA. The position is responsible for the review and issuance of NPDES program permits for regulated industrial, municipal, and semipublic facilities, in accordance with the Federal Clean Water Act.   The position will also process permit renewals, modifications, amendments, and necessary

Job Number:      22-00081
Location:            Environmental Services Division, Water Quality Bureau, Des Moines, IA 
Hours:                 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Closing Date:      July 27, 2021 – 11:59 p.m. 

For specific job duties, requirements, and application information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/3150564/environmental-specialist?keywords=environmental&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Or you may visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa , and search by job title.

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Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) - CREW LEADER
(Added 7/19/2021)

The Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is accepting applications for the position of Crew Leader. Under the general direction of the Distribution Manager, directs crew and performs duties of a crew member engaged in the maintenance and construction of the water distribution system. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in water distribution construction, to include material inventory, safety and leadership responsibilities.

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is dedicated to providing high quality drinking water to Marshalltown and the surrounding area, treating an average of 6 MGD, using 8 groundwater wells and a Grade 4, 12 MGD lime softening plant. We know that water is a valuable resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life, and we take our mission to protect public health seriously. At MWW, we are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve. Together, the team at MWW uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water.

For a posting with the complete job description and to download the MWW application, please visit www.marshalltownwater.com/employment or request by calling the MWW office at 641-753-7913.

COMPENSATION:
Starting rate $20.83 – 22.23/hour, depending on certification
40-hours/week
Training provided by Marshalltown Water Works
Competitive benefits package offered

To Apply: Submit completed MWW application, resume and cover letter to:

Zach Maxfield, Distribution Manager
205 E State Street, PO Box 1420
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Closing Date: This position will be open until filled.

Contact for additional information: Zach Maxfield, MWW Distribution Manager 641-753-7913

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Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) - TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
(Added 7/19/2021)

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is dedicated to providing high quality drinking water to Marshalltown and the surrounding area, treating an average of 6 MGD, using 8 groundwater wells and a Grade 4, 12 MGD lime softening plant. Under the supervision of the Treatment Plant Operations Manager, the Operator controls and operates a 12 MGD lime softening plant to produce high quality and adequate quantity of drinking water to meet system demands economically. This position may be filled as either an Apprentice Operator or Operator.

We know that water is a valuable resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life, and we take our mission to protect public health seriously. At MWW, we are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve. Together, the team at MWW uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water.

The ideal candidate will hold a State of Iowa Grade 2 or higher Water Treatment License. This position may be filled as either an Apprentice Operator or Operator.

For a posting with the complete job description and to download the MWW application, please visit www.marshalltownwater.com/employment or request by calling the MWW office at 641-753-7913.

COMPENSATION:
Apprentice Operator: Starting rate $16.24/hour
Operator: Starting rate $19.14 – 20.54/hour, depending on certification
40-hours/week
Training provided by Marshalltown Water Works
Competitive benefits package offered

To Apply: Submit completed MWW application, resume and cover letter to:

Connor Hunt, Operations Manager
205 E State Street, PO Box 1420
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Closing Date: This position will be open until filled.

Contact for additional information: Connor Hunt, MWW Operations Manager 641-753-3997

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City of Sioux City - WWTP Laboratory Technician
(Added 6/15/2021)

Salary 
$48,796.80 - $54,558.40 Annually

Location 
Sioux City, IA

Job Type
Full Time

Department
Utilities Treatment Operations

Job Number
202100159

Closing
6/25/2021 11:59 PM Central

Description

Our Wastewater Treatment Plant is seeking a Laboratory Technician to grow our team.  

The position performs technical laboratory work in the collection and analysis of samples and recording results and performs other related work as required.  Laboratory analysis is for EPA and DNR regulations as well as plant process testing.

At the City, we value our employees by providing them the peace of mind through our exceptional compensation and benefits package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Our employees enjoy our competitive benefits which include but not limited to medical and dental coverage, life and cafeteria plan options, generous paid leave time and IPERS.

The position will work Tuesday through Saturday 7:30AM-4:00PM and occasional holidays.  

Our employees are required to reside within 10 miles of the City of Sioux City limits which extends to other states; Nebraska and South Dakota.

If you are looking for a position where you can greatly contribute to our community and where you value a great working environment that promotes healthy work/life balance, then this position may be for you!

Duties

Qualifications

Cognitive Demands, Skills and Abilities:   Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you, ability to see details at close range, ability to see details at a distance, ability to identify and understand the speech of another person, ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.  Skill in planning, scheduling work.
 
Job Knowledge:  General knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry as they apply to water and wastewater laboratory analyses; general knowledge of the operation and care of basic modern laboratory instruments and equipment; knowledge of basic math and simple algebra; general knowledge of computers, word processing and spreadsheet software.  Ability to work safely with laboratory equipment and chemicals; ability to understand and to follow set procedures, instructions, and safety rules; ability to learn and to accurately perform a variety of laboratory analyses; must have a strong understanding of TSS, BOD, Ammonia Nitrogen, MLSS, RAS, WAS and pH; ability to understand and follow quality assurance protocols; ability to maintain accurate and legible records; ability to establish and maintain accurate and legible records; ability to safely handle laboratory equipment and delicate glassware and instruments; ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships; good physical condition.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication:   Requires effective communication skills and the ability to provide assistance to customers (external and internal).   Re-quires the ability to write and speak effectively with fellow employees, City officials, regulatory agencies, consultants, and the general public; read in English; apply common sense understanding to the work process, procedures, programs and services; and to provide and follow verbal and written instructions.  Requires the ability to work as a member of a team in order to accomplish tasks; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens/customers; superiors, other City employees, contractors, and vendors; and the ability to relate to minorities, women, and other protected classes in the community at all socioeconomic levels.
 
Physical Requirements:  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and smell.  Ability to quickly move hands, hands together with arms, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects, ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time; this involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue, ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing, ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with body, arms and/or legs.
 
Regularly lifts up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds.
 
Work Environment:  Work is typically performed inside and includes being exposed to heat, noise, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system, confided spaces, and use of a respirator.  Visits locations within the community whose environment may be different.  Travel in all types of weather extremes to attend training and/or organizes meetings conferences, and workshops; must be mobile and able to visit businesses within the metro area.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must obtain a Treatment Grade 1 State of Iowa Wastewater System Certificate within 24 months of hire.

Required:
High School Diploma or GED and two years of college-level courses successfully completed in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field 

OR two years of responsible experience in a laboratory testing water or wastewater. 

Preferred:
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field. 

Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/siouxcity/jobs/3115173/wwtp-laboratory-technician?keywords=lab&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobsP

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City of Ames - Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker
(Added 6/13/2021)

SALARY: $21.66 - $27.14 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 06/11/21

CLOSING DATE: 07/01/21 12:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The City of Ames Water and Pollution Control Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker at the Water Pollution Control Facility.

Under general supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work including manual labor; performs related work as required.

This is the entry-level position in the Skill-based Pay Plan.
We are seeking to fill a Maintenance Worker position. Candidates hired as Maintenance Workers have the option to move through related skill blocks at their own pace that will increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Movement through the skill blocks will result in promotion and higher pay.
Note: Effective July 2021 the pay range per the collective bargaining unit is as follows:
-Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker: $22.26 - $27.89 Hourly
-W&PC Maintenance Tech I: $25.96 - $30.15 Hourly
-W&PC Maintenance Tech II: $34.32 Hourly

Under general supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work including manual labor at the Water Treatment Plant or Water Pollution Control Facility; performs related work as required. This is the entry-level position in the Skill-based Pay Plan.

The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for this classification, Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker(Water Pollution Control Facility or Water Treatment Plant). The list will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in this classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Drives and operates trucks, tractors, and other motorized equipment with various attachments; performs installation, maintenance, and repair work on various sizes of pumps, motors, pipes and conduits; changes oil and lubricates equipment; fabricates equipment for maintenance or construction projects; operates and climbs ladders used in maintenance and construction activities; performs a variety of grounds and general maintenance activities including trimming, planting or removing trees, mowing lawns, and cutting brush; performs snow removal; may assist in some electrical repairs and installations; calculates or estimates materials needed for projects; reads and interprets various types of meters and measuring devices; makes repairs to large and small pieces of equipment; performs light construction work using a variety of materials; loads and unloads a variety of materials manually or using lifting equipment; may act as a lead worker for a crew of workers; may climb elevated tanks or structures greater than 50' in height; performs all duties in amanner consistent with proper safety policies and procedures; reads and interprets schematics, technical manuals, construction drawings and SDS sheets; prints work orders and maintains computerized maintenance records related to equipment and inventories; and other related job activities as assigned.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Other Job Functions: Cleans ground and elevated tanks and equipment areas; may assist Plant Operators with operating activities; assists as needed in the maintenance and operation of residuals storage facilities. Participates in public relations events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience: High School Diploma, G.E.D or Hi-Set and two years of experience in laboring work including the use of tools and equipment common to general construction, maintenance, and repair work.

Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid Driver's License at the time of appointment. Must obtain a Type A Commercial Driver's License within 3 months of appointment and maintain throughout appointment. May be required to obtain an air brake and/or tanker endorsement. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the types and uses of common hand tools, materials, and equipment used in general construction, maintenance, and repair work; knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized construction and maintenance equipment. Basic knowledge of office computer hardware and software.

Skill in the use of tools, machinery, motorized vehicles, and other items common to general construction, maintenance, and repair work; skill in the use of measurement and diagnostic equipment common to general construction, maintenance, and repair work.

Ability to lead a small crew of workers; ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions; ability to understand and carry out specific verbal or written instructions; ability operate motorized vehicles and other motorized equipment; ability to calculate or estimate the amounts of materials needed; ability to effectively communicate with others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens or public service organizations, supervisors, co-workers, other city employees, and vendors. Ability to present positive attitude to residents, co-workers and contractors.

NOTE: Preference may be given to candidates possessing more than the minimum qualifications.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Required Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions.

Physical Characteristics of Work: The work involves sitting 0 to 5 percent of the time; sitting and using arm/leg controls 10 to 40 percent of the time; standing (but not walking) 0 to 35 percent ofthe time; standing and walking 10 to 35 percent of the time; frequently lifting objects under 10 pounds; routinely lifting objects from 10 to 25 pounds; routinely lifting objects from 25 to 50 pounds; and routinely lifting objects over 50 pounds.

Vision Requirements: The minimum standard for use with those whose work deals with machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws or mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach.

Environmental Conditions: The work is performed inside and/or outside and includes being exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin, oils, may be required to wear a respirator, may work in confined spaces, darkness or poor lighting conditions, trenches, and/or isolation.

Equipment Essential to the Job: A variety of motor vehicles and heavy equipment including pick-up trucks, dump trucks, aerial boom trucks, end loaders and backhoes; a variety of printed materials including memos, schematics, instructions, maps, and schedules; a variety of measurement and diagnostic tools and equipment including tape measures, scales, levels, and squares; a variety of general purpose maintenance equipment including brooms, shovels, cleaning equipment and chemicals, and extension cords; various welding equipment; hydraulic, air, and water hoses; power and hand tools including grinders, drills, saws, air compressors, pumps, screwdrivers, and wrenches; a variety of safety equipment and clothing including dust filters, ear plugs, a first-aid kit, gloves, safety goggles, raincoats, and gas monitors; personal computers and peripheral equipment; some office and audio-visual equipment including telephones, intercoms, calculators, televisions, and inspection equipment.

Residency Requirement
Blue Collar (IUOE): The required residence area is the area bordered by the Boone and Story County lines on the north and south, State Highway 65 on the east; and on the west, County Road R27 north of Boone, and the Des Moines River south of Highway 30 to the Boone County line. Communities intersected by the borderlines, and Zearing, shall be considered within the area. The permitted residency area is that area inside the borderlines. The area adjacent to but outside the borderlines is not included. After completing his/her probationary period, a new employee shall, within three (3) months, reside within the residency area. The department head may allow an employee up to an additional three (3) months if the employee provides documentation of financial commitment to move within the residence area.

Selection Process:
The selection process consists of an evaluation of education, experience and supplemental questions, written exam, phone interview, on-site interview (including a tour, meet and greet and manager meeting), and completion of a criminal and CDL background check, which includes a sex offender registry check and motor vehicle records check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

Candidates meeting minimum qualifications may be invited to participate in a written exam held in Ames, Iowa. Candidates will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging costs to attend the exam.

Candidates who receive a passing score on the written exam may be eligible to be moved on to a phone interview. Candidates who pass the phone interview may be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.

Depending on the number of candidates the City may forgo phone interviews.

Preference may be given to candidates possessing more than the minimum qualifications.

The oral board (on-site interview) will constitute 100% of the Civil Service score for the position.

NOTE: Applicants with disabilities may submit requests for ADA testing or interview accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the test or interview.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse:
The City of Ames participates in the United States Department of Transportation Federal motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which provides information on drug and alcohol-related violations for commercial drivers license (CDL) drivers. Candidates selected for employment for positions with a requirement to possess a CDL will be subject to a query within the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse as part of the preemployment background check process. For additional information please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 .

Veteran's Preference Points
The City of Ames provides Veteran's Preference Points for Civil Service positions. A copy of your DD214 and, if applicable, proof of disability, must be attached with your application (or faxed to 515-239-5297) prior to the close date of the posting in order to receive Veteran's Preference Points.

E-Verify Process:
The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity on their first day of employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents on your first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityofames.org/jobs
Job #21-6110-01 - Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5199
[email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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