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

Marshalltown Water Works - TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
(Added 6/8/2021)

Xenia Rural Water District - CEO/General Manager
(Added 5/26/2021)

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Environmental Specialist - Water Quality Bureau
(Added 5/25/2021)

Hawkins, Inc. - Branch Sales Manager
(Added 5/16/2021)

City of Decorah - CITY MANAGER
(Added 5/5/2021)

PeopleService, Inc. – Water/Wastewater Operator for Missouri Valley, Iowa location
(Added 4/21/2021)

CITY OF WALCOTT - Public Works Laborer/Heavy Equipment Operator
(Added 4/9/2021)

Osceola Water Works - Water Distribution Foreman
(Added 4/7/2021)

City of New Hampton - Wastewater Superintendent 
(Added 3/6/2021)


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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


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.


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.


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.


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

515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
[email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Marshalltown Water Works - TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
(Added 6/8/2021)

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. Join our team and make a difference!

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.

Apprentice Operator: Starting rate $15.84/hour
Operator: Starting rate $18.67 – 20.07/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: Shelli Lovell, General Manager 205 E State Street, PO Box 1420 Marshalltown, IA 50158

Closing Date: This position will be open until filled.

Contact for additional information: Shelli Lovell, MWW General Manager 641-753-7913

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Xenia Rural Water District - CEO/General Manager
(Added 5/26/2021)

REPORTS TO:  Board of Directors

UPDATED: March 10, 2021

Responsible for carrying out the Board of Director’s policies, directing District operations, controlling District expenditures and overseeing all programs and activities of the District.

Management staff will report directly to CEO/General Manager.





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Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Environmental Specialist - Water Quality Bureau
(Added 5/25/2021)

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 revocation, within the regulatory requirements of the program. 

Job Number:      21-02897
Location:            Environmental Services Division, Water Quality Bureau, Des Moines, IA 
Hours:                 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Closing Date:      June 1, 2021 – 11:59 p.m. 

For specific job duties, requirements, and application information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/3086343/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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Hawkins, Inc. - Branch Sales Manager
(Added 5/16/2021)

You can be part of an important industry with Hawkins, a trusted and well-known leader in the chemical industry for 80 years. As a Branch Sales Manager you will manage branch performance including sales and profits.  You will manage the staff on site by providing traning, counseling, motivation and coaching to ensure performance at the highest level to meet company objectives.  You will also be in charge of monitoring branch costs and maintaining accurate inventory levels.

Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals, reagent grade laboratory chemicals, and other specialty ingredients sold to municipalities and a wide variety of industries. Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota with 44 facilities in 20 states, Hawkins creates value for its customers through superb customer service and support, quality products and personalized applications.
Our Water Treatment division provides services a wide range of clients; water treatment systems, municipal and commercial swimming pools, industrial process and wastewater facilities, food manufacturers, and the oil and gas industry. This is our fastest growing division and we look to continue to provide excellent support to our customers and expand our territory.  We utilize a route salesperson/delivery approach in supplying products and equipment to our customers, and our Technical Sales Representatives are trained to handle on-the-spot service on equipment and find system solutions.
Learn more about us at  www.hawkinsinc.com. (NASDAQ: HWKN)

We are looking for a dedicated individual with strong sales experience, excellent management skills and the ability to grow an existing branch servicing water and wastewater treatment customers. This unique position combines sales, mechanical know-how and travel throughout the region.
Click here to watch a short video to learn more about the position.
Many aspects of this job are learned through company-provided paid on-the-job training! 


Minimum Qualifications

Hawkins offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and is an award-winning employer and organization!   Learn more about us at www.hawkinsinc.com/careers .

All resumes/applications must be submitted online.
Hawkins, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.
Hawkins, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace Employer

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City of Decorah - CITY MANAGER
(Added 5/5/2021)

City Manager, Decorah, Iowa.  Decorah (population 8,127), a scenic, vibrant, progressive college town in the Driftless Region of northeastern Iowa, is seeking a visionary and energetic leader for the position of City Manager.  Starting salary $120-130k  DOQ/E.  Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in a relevant field and 5-7 years of progressive public sector management experience.  City of Decorah residency is required within six months of hire.   Relocation & transitional housing allowances are negotiable.

Applications should be submitted to [email protected].  Application materials requested include:  a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work-related references.  Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on June 7, 2021. EOE.

Contact:  Brent Hinson
                Hinson Consulting, LLC
                [email protected]

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PeopleService, Inc. – Water/Wastewater Operator for Missouri Valley, Iowa
(Added 4/21/2021)

PeopleService is looking for the best and brightest to grow with us! We are accepting applications for either a certified water/wastewater operator OR someone looking for a long-term career with advancement opportunities to work in our Missouri Valley location and surrounding areas.  This field is perfect for the independent, self-starter with a propensity for math, science, and possesses a strong mechanical aptitude who want to make a difference with their career choice. Experience in repairing and maintaining small engines, such as pumps, blowers required, certification in water, wastewater and distribution strongly preferred but not required at time of hire, ability to operate computer and Microsoft Office products. Required to possess a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicle, and ability to respond to after-hour emergencies.  For more information and to apply, check out our website at www.peopleservice.com/careers or call 402-344-4800 Ext. 3.

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CITY OF WALCOTT - Public Works Laborer/Heavy Equipment Operator
(Added 4/9/2021)

The City of Walcott, Iowa is looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic to fill the full-time position of Public Works Laborer/Heavy Equipment Operator within the Public Works Department. Duties include street maintenance, vehicle maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, and maintenance of water and wastewater systems. Must possess an Iowa Class B CDL with air brake endorsement and reside within a thirty-minute response time. Post offer physical, drug screen and background check required. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and/or holidays, and be able to be on call. Preference given to candidates with Iowa DNR water and wastewater licenses. Hourly rate of pay DOQ. Qualified individuals may obtain an application form online at www.cityofwalcott.com or can request one at Walcott City Hall, 128 W. Lincoln Street, Walcott, IA  52773. 

Send application and resume to City of Walcott, Attn: Public Works Position, PO Box 247, Walcott, IA 52773. Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

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Osceola Water Works - Water Distribution Foreman
(Added 4/7/2021)


Osceola Water Works is currently accepting applications for the position of a full-time Water Distribution Foreman. 

Osceola Water Works offers a competitive compensation package with medical, dental and life insurance.  Employees are covered with IPERS retirement benefits. 

Applications, job descriptions and a full listing of qualifications may be picked up at the Water Works office located at 208 West Jefferson Street or are available on our website at osceolawaterworks.com.  The position will remain open until filled.  Osceola Water Works is an equal opportunity employer. 



Under the general supervision of the Water Superintendent; plans, supervises, and organizes the operation and maintenance of the water distribution system in accordance with standard operating and safety procedures.  Completes weekly work assignments as instructed by the Superintendent and supervises the training and performance of employees.


All full or part-time distribution maintenance staff. 



Must be able to think critically.  Must be able to learn and expand their knowledge of water treatment and distribution.  Must be able to work with others in a team environment and have the ability to communicate orally and in writing.  Must be result oriented with appropriate attention to detail.  Must possess basic computer and budgeting skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.  Knowledge of safety procedures in both treatment and distribution.  Must be willing to be on-call and respond to emergencies. Must have ability to guide, direct and motivate employees. Must have the ability to operate and maintain various equipment used in water maintenance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.




The above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation.  All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  Job descriptions in no way state or imply that the description includes every duty to be performed by the employee in the position. The Osceola Water Board reserves the right to change, modify or combine duties and positions when it is deemed to be in the best interests of the department.

For further information or questions E-mail Water Superintendent Brandon Patterson at [email protected]

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City of New Hampton - Wastewater Superintendent 
(Added 3/6/2021)

Position: Wastewater Superintendent                                     

Supervises: 3 Employees - 1, Wastewater Operator III, 1 Wastewater Operator II & 1 Water Operator III / Wastewater III

Department: Wastewater                                                                                        

FLSA Status:  Exempt   

Gives work direction to: 3 Employees -1 Wastewater Operator III, 1 Wastewater Operator II & 1 Water Operator III / Wastewater III

Reports to: Public Works Director, Mayor and City Council    

Salary: DOQ, w/Competitive Benefit Package                                                               

Revision date: February 2021                                                

The Wastewater Superintendent is under the general direction of the Mayor and City Council. This position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating construction, operation, and maintenance of wastewater utilities under regulations established by local, state and federal authorities. Ensures that water quality leaving the treatment facility meets NPDES standards. The Wastewater Superintendent coordinates the wastewater treatment system operations with the other departments and assists the Public Works Director with developing and administering the wastewater treatment budget, including capital improvement projects. This position provides direct supervision to wastewater staff, including planning, assigning and reviewing work of subordinates, training and evaluating staff performance.



The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skill and abilities.

Work Experience: Minimum of 1 year of “Direct Responsible Charge” in a Grade 3 or Grade 4 plant as required by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and outlined in the Iowa Administrative Code, 567-81.7; or

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position and meets state requirements as outlined in the Iowa Administrative Code.

Required licenses, registrations and certificationsMust maintain Iowa Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification, or a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification with the ability to achieve Grade IV Certification with a specified time frame upon hire. Prefer ability to obtain and maintain CDL Class B driver’s license and maintain good driving record.

Required post-offer physical examinations: None

Required drug testing: As required for CDL license.

Other testing required: None

Work is performed inside an office, plant or laboratory, and outside in what may be adverse weather conditions. The work environment can involve exposure to heat, cold, humidity, dirt, moving machinery, snow, ice, extreme noise, and carrying of chemical containers, valves, pumps, and other construction, maintenance or safety equipment weighing more than 50 pounds. Position may require being called back to work while off‑duty and may involve extended or irregular working hours.

Generally, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a 1-hour unpaid lunch.  Start and finish times may vary dependent on assignment.  May be required to work additional hours or to change hours with minimal notice and to be available to respond to emergencies.  May be required to work holidays, weekends and to attend evening meetings that require the attendance of the Superintendent.

1.   Marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties have been excluded from this job description.

2.   All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective employee and incumbents are encouraged to discuss possible accommodations with the City.

3.   Job descriptions in no way state or imply that the description includes every duty to be performed by the employee in the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job­-related instructions and to perform any other job‑related duties requested by their supervisor.

4.   The City reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.

Application and job description available at City Hall or at www.newhamptonia.com. Send application and resume to Casey Mai, Public Works Director, 112 E Spring Street, New Hampton, Iowa 50659. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/AA. Any questions may be directed to: Casey Mai at (641)-557-8244 or [email protected].

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