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Middle Cedar WMA - Watershed Management Authority Project Coordinator
(Added 12/1/2016)

City of Leon - Water/Wastewater Operator
(Added 11/22/2016)

City of Sully - Part-time Public Works Employee
(Added 11/19/2016)

City of Ely - Public Works Maintenance & Water/Sewer Operator
(Added 11/16/2016)

University of Iowa - Water Plant Operator
(Added 11/8/2016)

City of Van Meter - Public Works Operator
(Added 10/28/2016)

Burlington Municipal Waterworks - DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
(Added 10/27/2016)

Greenfield Municipal Utilities (GMU) - Water Plant/Distribution Operator
(Addede 10/13/2016)

Chariton Water Department - Water Superintendent
(Added 10/5/2016)

City of Janesville - Public Works Assistant
(Added 9/16/2016)

 

 


 

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Middle Cedar WMA - Watershed Management Authority Project Coordinator
(Added 12/1/2016)

Announcement Date:  November 29
Application Closing Date:  December 23
Anticipated Date of Hire:  January 16, 2017

Benton County seeks a self-motivated, experienced Watershed Project Coordinator to oversee development and execute implementation of the Middle Cedar watershed management plan. The primary objectives of the project are flood mitigation and improved water quality within the Middle Cedar River watershed.  Additionally, the plan will address areas of environmental concern that include but are not limited to nutrient loading, sedimentation, and other hydrologic, soil conservation and water quality issues for the Middle Cedar Watershed Management Authority (WMA). The ideal candidate will have experience in watershed planning and/or project management, an ability to interpret scientific concepts clearly and proficiently, and a demonstrated capacity to work with diverse stakeholder groups, including local public officials, NGOs, landowners, farmers, businesses, and the general public.

Position Summary:
The project coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) program in Benton County. The multi-faceted nature of this program will require that the successful candidate have a diverse skill set and the ability to coordinate multiple activities with overlapping deadlines. The successful candidate should be well-versed in watershed planning and management concepts, have the technical capacity to interpret water resource data and information, and strong communication skills.

The employee will oversee the development of a watershed management plan for the WMA, manage and coordinate the implementation of the watershed management plan including flood resiliency conservation projects and associated conservation planning, information and education outreach programs, and other related activities essential to the IWA (Iowa Watershed Approach), the WMA and its membership. The project coordinator will be closely involved with overseeing a variety of activities. Specific tasks include:

Applicant Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional with strong communication skills and an ability to take the initiative on watershed planning and implementation of conservation projects. The Coordinator will need to be flexible and willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities as program opportunities evolve. The position requires a conscientious, responsible individual.  The Coordinator must have knowledge of ecosystem and watershed concepts, watershed planning, water resource issues, flood mitigation programs and strategies, and watershed improvement practices.  Some experience with habitat restoration or agricultural conservation practices, volunteer management, community engagement, environmental education, and/or outreach is also required. The Coordinator must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a broad range of individuals.  The position requires a college degree in Environmental Science or Planning, or a related discipline, and relevant job experience in the watershed management field.  A working knowledge of basic state and federal agricultural conservation programs is preferred.

Position Information:
This is a full-time position that will be in effect over the five-year span of the Iowa Watershed Approach program.  The successful applicant will be governed under the Benton County Employee Handbook and housed at the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Primary work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  However, early morning, evening and weekend work, with occasional overnight trips, will be regularly required throughout the year to meet with local leaders, landowners, and boards of political subdivisions, watershed committees, conservation districts, interested stakeholders, various state and federal agencies, and to attend trainings. The successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to use a personal vehicle for travel. 

Compensation and Benefits:

Application Process:

Benton County does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, physical or mental disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or familial status.

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City of Leon - Water/Wastewater Operator
(Added 11/22/2016)

The City of Leon will be accepting applications for a water/wastewater operator. Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED, must have the ability to obtain a Grade 2 license for water/wastewater treatment and distribution. The position collects samples, performs water tests, takes corrective action as necessary, reads meters and maintains water/wastewater equipment and facilities. Candidate must have a class B CDL or be able to obtain one within six months of hire. Weekend work on a rotating basis is required.  Starting wage will be based upon experience and qualifications.  Applications may be picked up at Leon City Hall, 104 W 1st St. Leon, IA or by calling 641-446-6221.  Accepting applications until position is filled.  EOE

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City of Sully - Part-time Public Works Employee
(Added 11/19/2016)

The City of Sully is in search of an individual that is self-motivated and dedicated to his or her job.  This will be a part-time position with hours that may vary in the amount from week to week but will be less than 40 hours per week.  Job duties will be as follows:

Applications are available at the city office; 318 6th Avenue, PO Box 247, Sully, Iowa 50251.  Applications or resumes accepted until position is filled.

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City of Ely - Public Works Maintenance & Water/Sewer Operator
(Added 11/16/2016)

The City of Ely, Iowa (pop: 2,074) seeks to hire a full-time Public Works Maintenance-Second Water/Sewer Operator. 

Duties include: second operator for the city’s water and wastewater systems (can work towards certification), park and sports field maintenance & prep, street maintenance and snow removal, building repair and maintenance; and other similar duties. 

Minimum qualifications: 

Pay: Starting wage is $15.00/hr + City Benefits Package. Pay increase considered based on qualifications, experience, and/or certifications. 

Contact Ely City Hall at 319-848-4103 or [email protected] for application and job description. More information, including applications and job details, is available at www.elyiowa.com. Position posting closes 12/16/2016. Equal Opportunity Employment.

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University of Iowa - Water Plant Operator
(Added 11/8/2016)

WATER PLANT OPERATOR
Utilities & Energy Management

The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management, Utilities & Energy Management is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Water Plant Operator.

Under general supervision operates and maintains University water utility systems including main campus potable water production, distribution and storage; remote campus potable water systems and building water systems; including processes for coagulation, sedimentation, softening, chlorination, fluoridation, filtration, distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, dewatering and industrial water treatment.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Certification by the State of Iowa as a Grade II, or higher, Certified Water Plant Operator.
  2. Possession of a valid Iowa Driver's License and the ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety standards.
  3. Certification as an Iowa Certified Swimming Pool Operator as required.
  4. Other job related certifications as required.

A pre-employment criminal background check is required.

Minimum salary: $44,704.08/year, with a 4.5% pay increase after 6 months and completion of a probationary period.  We offer a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start, plus paid sick leave.  Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/merit-staff-benefits

To apply, please go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and complete an online merit application for requisition number 19126.

Questions, please contact: University of Iowa Employment Services, 319-335-2656 General Line; 800-272-6400 Iowa Toll Free. 

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705 (voice) and (319) 335-0697 (text), 202 Jessup Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316.

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City of Van Meter - Public Works Operator
(Added 10/28/2016)

Job Information

Job Title

Public Works Operator

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Public Works this position is responsible for the maintenance of the public streets, water distribution system, sanitary sewer collection system, storm water sewer system, and green-space grounds keeping. 

The work is varied, requires hard labor, and is done outside. The work requires the operation of multiple systems, equipment, and tools. The successful candidate will 1) operate the water plant, pumps, mains, and will complete monthly meter reads for approx. 450 utility customers; 2) operate sanitary sewer lagoons, lift stations, and mains; 3) plow/shovel snow and ice and otherwise clear debris from the public streets; 4) mow, weed-eat, and remove trash from the city parks, cemetery, and other green spaces.

Salary

$17.00/Hour

Type of Job

Full Time

Job Location

Van Meter, Iowa 50261

Job Requirements

Degrees Wanted

Associates, Certificate, Diploma

Majors Wanted

Water Environmental Technology

Job Targets Wanted

Building and Construction Trades and Technology; Government; Vocational Trades

Special Skills Wanted

Grade I Water Treatment, Grade II Water Distribution, Grade I Wastewater/Lagoons

Other Job Requirements

Must be able to work with limited oversight and able to demonstrate common sense and problem solving skills.

Company Information

Company Name

City of Van Meter

Employer Web Site

http://vanmeteria.gov

Contact Information

Contact

Name: 

Jake Anderson

Address: 

PO Box 160
310 Mill Street
Van Meter, IA 50261

Phone: 

5159962644

Application Instructions

Applications can be found on the City's website www.vanmeteria.gov. Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application, all in .pdf format, to [email protected]. Paper applications will not be accepted.

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Burlington Municipal Waterworks - DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
(Added 10/27/2016)

The Burlington Municipal Waterworks is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Distribution Manager to coordinate, administer, and oversee all aspects of the Distribution department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This is a professional position under the general direction of the Burlington Waterworks General Manager.  The Distribution Manager is responsible for the leadership of the Distribution department and is responsible for planning and supervising the installation, maintenance, repair of water mains, services, hydrants and valves of the Burlington water distribution system.  Duties also include supervising all Water Maintenance personnel including assessments, training, and safety.  See complete Job Description and application at www.burlingtoniowa.org.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess a Class III water distribution certification from IDNR within one year of first eligibility date for obtaining certification, a valid Iowa driver’s license, and a State of Iowa Commercial driver’s license (C.D.L.). Minimum of five years of experience in skilled water maintenance, repair or construction work.  Preference given for experience that also required supervisory and administrative experience. Must possess a high school diploma or GED.  Related technical degree or college credit is preferred. Must live in Des Moines County or in Iowa within 10 air miles of the Burlington city limits. 

ANNUAL SALARY

Non-Union,  Starting:  $52,000 – 56,000 DOQ, with full benefit package. 

HOW TO APPLY

Go online to www.burlingtoniowa.org to submit an online application and download your resume or you can mail it to: Burlington Municipal Waterworks, Attn: General Manager, 500 North Third St, Burlington, IA 52601. Resume review to begin immediately.

THE BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL WATERWORKS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES

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Greenfield Municipal Utilities (GMU) - Water Plant/Distribution Operator
(Addede 10/13/2016)


Water Plant/Distribution Operator: Greenfield Municipal Utilities (GMU) is accepting applications for this fulltime position. Applicant should have working knowledge/skill to operate and maintain the municipal water treatment plant and distribution systems. GMU water supply comes from 2 lakes and 6 shallow wells and operates a treatment plant that can produce over 800,000 gallons per day. Qualified applicant must have a minimum of an IDNR Grade I Water Treatment and Water Distribution Certificate and be able to obtain a Grade II in the near future.

Water utility employees will work closely with employees of the electric utility that is also operated by GMU. Rotating stand-by duties are required and will be shared with the electric employees. Residency requirement to be located within 8 miles of Greenfield within 6 months of start date. Successful applicant will be required to obtain a class B CDL with air brake endorsement within 30 days of hire.

Greenfield is one of the oldest municipal utilities in Iowa, is the county seat of Adair County with 2,000 residents and is located 13 miles South of Interstate 80 between Des Moines and Council Bluffs. For more information about Greenfield and surrounding areas visit: www.greenfieldiowa.com

GMU offers competitive wages (top water operator wages for 2017 are expected to be over $28.00/hour) with an excellent benefits package including IPERS, health, dental, eye, drug, life, 457K, sick leave, clothing allowance and first year vacation. Position open until filled. Post-offer physical and drug/alcohol screening required. EOE. Send or email letter of introduction and resume to:

General Manager
Greenfield Municipal Utilities
P.O. Box 95
Greenfield, Iowa 50849
[email protected]
www.gmu-ia.com

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Chariton Water Department - Water Superintendent
(Added 10/5/2016)

The Chariton Water Department is accepting applications / resumes for the position of Water Superintendent.

This is a salaried position with wages based on qualifications. Medical, dental, eye care, AFLAC are available. Paid vacation and sick leave.

Must have current Iowa Grade 3 Operator’s license and a minimum of an Iowa Grade 2 Distribution license. A background in Surface Water Treatment is a plus.

Paperwork will be accepted until position is filled.

Mail documents to:

Chariton Water Department
Attn: Position opening
101 Albia Rd. P.O. Box 866
Chariton, Ia. 50049

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City of Janesville - Public Works Assistant
(Added 9/16/2016)

City of Janesville (pop. 930) has an immediate opening for full-time Public Works Assistant.  Primary duties include maintenance, construction and repair of city water, sewer, streets, parks, lights, buildings and facilities.  Skilled in operation of related maintenance equipment, possess Class B or higher CDL, experience driving dump truck, snow removal equipment and use of variety of power and hand tools.

High school diploma or GED required plus two years public works experience desired.  Possess State of Iowa Grade I Water Distribution and Water Treatment Certification Operator’s License and a State of Iowa Grade I Wastewater/Lagoon Certification Operator’s License or ability and willingness to obtain said licenses within one year of employment.

Wide range of benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance and retirement plan. Wages dependent upon experience.  Post-offer drug test mandatory.

Applications available at City Hall, 227 Main Street, P.O. Box 146, Janesville, IA 50647-0146 or via internet at http://www.janesvilleia.com.  Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2016 or until the position is filled.

E.O.E.

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