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

USDA Rural Development - Civil Engineer
(Added 9/15/2016)

Waterloo Water Works - General Manager, Municipal Utility
(Added 9/10/2016)

City of Burlington - City Engineer
(Added 8/18/2016)

City of Sioux City - Utilities Superintendent
(Added 7/17/2016)

 

 


 

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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.

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USDA Rural Development - Civil Engineer
(Added 9/15/2016)

USDA Rural Development is a dynamic organization recruiting employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those in rural communities and will enjoy working in a fast paced and results driven organization.  Our commitment is to expand economic opportunity and quality of life in all of rural America by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, health clinics, emergency service facilities and educational facilities.

The incumbent performs a variety of assignments requiring professional experience and technical competence in civil engineering activities, procedures, principles, techniques and evaluations utilized in the performance of supervised rural credit and development programs. 

One position to be filled in either of the following locations: Albia, Atlantic, Des Moines, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mt Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton, or Waverly, IA.  Salary Range is $59,246 to $92,316 DOQ with excellent benefits.

Full job description and application is available at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450485000  Applications accepted through September 26, 2016.   USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

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Waterloo Water Works - General Manager, Municipal Utility
(Added 9/10/2016)

Due to a retirement, Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc. has been retained by the Waterloo Water Works (Waterloo, IA) to place a full-time General Manager to oversee their water distribution system.

The General Manager oversees all aspects of the Waterloo Water Works.  The successful candidate will have strong leadership, communication, and planning skills.  The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and operational management skills with additional strengths in customer service. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at one time.

Essential duties and responsibilities require the General Manager to proactively communicate with the Board of Trustees on matters of regulatory and community interest; prepare budget estimates, manage expenses, approve AP and staff requests, and propose rate case adjustments.

Desired skills, experience and training includes, a minimum of five years of experience with preferred progressive managerial experience in a water utility or similar enterprise; knowledge of and/or experience in general business management, engineering, and familiarity with applicable U.S. EPA, Iowa DNR, and other federal and state laws pertaining to Water Works management; Profit and Loss experience preferred.  

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree or higher in engineering, environment science, public administration or a closely related discipline.  Licensed Professional Engineer a plus but not required. A combination of at least 10 years equivalent education and experience will be considered in the water utility field with a proven record of advancement and success.

Must establish residency within Waterloo city limits within 6 months of hire. The possession of an AWWA Water Operators Certificate or State of Iowa Water Operators Certificate is a plus. 

Position offers competitive salary and benefit package.  Relocation is negotiable.

Do not contact the Waterloo Water Works directly.  To apply, contact Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc., Lois Rupkey, at (319) 234-6201.  Send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

The application deadline is October 31st.

The Waterloo Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug free workplace.

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City of Burlington - City Engineer
(Added 8/18/2016)

The City of Burlington is accepting resumes and applications for the position of City Engineer to coordinate, administer, oversee and participate in projects and activities of the Engineer department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This is an administrative, professional and technical position under the general direction of the Assistant City Manager for Public Works.  The City Engineer is responsible for the leadership of the engineering division.  The City Engineer prepares or reviews studies, reports, specifications, and plans for all public improvement projects.  Duties also include the direction and coordination of the activities of professional, technical and clerical personnel, and when necessary, the performance of technical and construction observation duties.  See complete Job Description and application at www.burlingtoniowa.org.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess a professional engineering license on the date of application and acquire a professional engineer’s license in the State of Iowa within six months of appointment. Professional license must be maintained throughout the duration of employment as City Engineer.  Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience.  Preference given for experience that also required supervisory and administrative experience.   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with an engineering degree that required major coursework in civil engineering. Familiarity with and/or possession of Iowa DOT in various pavement management certifications and knowledge of micro-paver street management program desired.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Iowa State Driver’s License.  Employees must live in Des Moines County or in Iowa within 10 air miles of the Burlington city limits. 

ANNUAL SALARY

Non-Union, Range 10 - Starting:  $75,504 – 98,155 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: City of Burlington, Attn: Human Resources, 400 Washington St, Burlington, IA 52601. Resume review to begin immediately.

THE CITY OF BURLINGTON 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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City of Sioux City - Utilities Superintendent
(Added 7/17/2016)

$69,872-$97,820/DOQ

The City of Sioux City is seeking to hire a highly skilled hard working individual as a Utilities Superintendent who possesses at least a Grade II (2) Water Distribution certificate (in good standing issued by Iowa DNR) with the ability to upgrade your certification to a Grade IV (4) within one year, if not sooner. We recognize that there are many very skilled water distribution operators who simply need some “time-in-grade” or qualifying experience that they cannot obtain in their current position.  For the right candidate, we can offer you an unmatched opportunity where you can gain the experience and possibly the training you need to qualify for the Iowa Grade 3 and 4 exams.  Make no mistake, a Grade 4 is required as a part of this position and we are seeking a highly certified operator, but we know that there are some very skilled Grade 2 or 3 operators who just haven’t been in a position to qualify to take a Grade 4 exam. 

If this describes you and you aren’t afraid to take on a challenge in a fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply.  We have identified you as a potential candidate based on your level of certification.   You may have considered a positon like ours, but not looked at it seriously because of the Grade IV requirement.  If you possess an equivalent certification in another state we do need proof that IDNR will grant you reciprocity. 

If you also possess, or can obtain an IAWEA Voluntary Wastewater Collection Systems certification, that’s something we consider a bonus, as you will oversee our collection system in this role.  Frosting on the cake would be any experience or certification in Backflow testing.

Sioux City is a great place to live, work and enjoy life.  It has been twice named an All-American City by the National Civic League and was ranked first in the nation for economic development in communities with 50,000 – 200,000 people by Site Selection Magazine for the fifth time in 10 years.  It serves as the regional hub for business, employment, industry, retail trade, medical care, educational opportunities and tourism in the tri-state metropolitan area. As recently as 2014, Forbes ranked Sioux City in the Top 30 Best Places for Business and Careers. The City of Sioux City has built a reputation through its "culture of excellence" where we utilize a team approach to problem solving and public service. If you have a desire to make in impact and you love to be challenged, we have a spot for you. We are experiencing significant economic growth and we need talented people like you to help us continue to be the first-class community and regional leader that we are.

What is expected of a Utilities Superintendent? You will oversee approximately 30 people to ensure skilled mechanical maintenance and repair work involving water lines, sewer lines, storm sewer systems, pumps, water mains, and related equipment and devices is performed at a superior level. In addition to the certification requirements, we also need someone who possesses a valid State of Iowa Class A Commercial Driver’s License with tanker and combination endorsements; someone who already possesses, or will seek to obtain a Voluntary IAWEA Wastewater Collection Systems Certificate; and who will work to obtain Backflow Tester Certification. The pay range for this position has been increased and is now at $69,872-$97,820/DOQ annually and we offer an exceptional benefits package!

If you have an interest in this position and believe you have the talent and determination we are seeking, we'd love to hear from you SOON. For complete job description, qualifications and the required application, please visit: www.sioux-city.org and click on "job openings".  If you have further questions, please contact Human Resources at 712-279-6200.  Applicant disclosure must be completed and turned in with your city application.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, so hurry or you may miss out!  We expect to fill this positon very soon.

For complete job description, qualifications and application visit our website www.sioux-city.org.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

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