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City of Fairmont - Water Plant Operator
(Added 4/21/2017)

Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) - Source Water Community Facilitator
(Added 4/6/2017)

Regional Water Rural Water Association - Water Distribution Operator
(Added 4/5/2017)

City of Le Mars -  Water Superintendent
(Added 4/3/2017)

City of Sac City - City Administrator
(Added 4/3/2017)

Glenwood Municipal Utilities - Full Time Maintenance Operator Person
(Added 4/1/2017)

American Water - Superintendent of Production Surface Water Plant
Davenport IA Water Treatment Grade 4

(Added 3/30/2017)

City of Sheldon - Water Operator
(Added 3/22/2017)

Warren Water District - Service Technician
(Added 3/22/2017)

City of Gilbertville - Public Works Director
(Added 3/22/2017)

Northwest Iowa Community College - Safety Training Compliance Coordinator
(Added 3/22/2017)

Walworth County (WI) Metropolitan Sewerage District - Administrator/Engineer
(Added 3/16/2017)

Regional Water Rural Water Association - Water Plant Operator
(Added 2/10/2017)

 

 


 

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City of Fairmont - Water Plant Operator
(Added 4/21/2017)

The City of Fairmont will be accepting applications for the position of Water Plant Operator in the water treatment department.   This is a fulltime, non-exempt position.  The successful candidate’s employment is in compliance with the stipulations set forth in the agreement between the local IBEW union and the City of Fairmont.

Qualifications for this position require a minimum of a high school diploma and one-year technical course with a 2-year degree in water treatment preferred.  Experience with water operations, Class D or higher water operator license are preferred.  The range of starting wage for this position is $22.80/hr to $28.50/hr with an excellent benefit package. 

A complete job application and description is available online at www.fairmont.org.  All applicants MUST complete a City of Fairmont application.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and application to City of Fairmont, 100 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031 or to [email protected].  Completed application packets will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on May 10, 2017.

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Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) - Source Water Community Facilitator
(Added 4/6/2017)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Source Water Community Facilitator (2)

Job Title: Source Water Community Facilitator
Hours: Full time
Start Date: June, 2017
Duration: Dependent on funding – 1 year secured,
Strong potential to continue
Pay: $18.46/hour, health insurance,   retirement plan
Location: Two positions available: Spencer, Iowa and Atlantic, Iowa

About Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) & Iowa’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs)

Soil and Water Conservation Districts were formed across the nation in response to the devastation of the 1930’s Dust Bowl, which brought ecological, economic, and social misery to tens of thousands of Americans as a result of farming the land without conservation. Districts were charged with restoring and protecting the soil to ensure continued productivity, and they did so by encouraging the use of an array of conservation practices. Today, there are 3,000 Soil and Water Conservation Districts and 17,000 Commissioners across the nation. In Iowa alone, there are 100 Soil and Water Conservation Districts and 500 Commissioners.  Every county has a Soil and Water Conservation District and all Iowans, urban as well as rural, are served by them. Soil and Water Conservation Districts provide Iowans with education, technical assistance and funding to put conservation on agricultural and urban land.

Conservation Districts of Iowa is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to inform, educate and lead Iowans through our local soil and water conservation districts to promote conservation of natural resources.  CDI implements its mission by providing SWCDs and Iowans through numerous programs, projects and events.

The organization is managed by a paid Executive Director and a volunteer Board of Directors.  CDI also employs a full time Office and Projects Manager, Water Quality Specialist and 8 field staff that work in offices across the state to assist with wildlife and wetland conservation work.

About the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

The DNR is the lead state agency for source water protection in Iowa. Using a collaborative approach, the DNR protects Iowa’s public drinking water sources and enhances source water quality by providing individualized information, assistance and support.

The mission of the DNR is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

Position Description

Work in a joint capacity with CDI and DNR to bring together key stakeholders to protect community source water (drinking water) in DNR Region 3 and Region 4. Each individual will complete a source water protection plan for 5-7 communities each year. Activities include researching and evaluating communities on the potential for engagement on a source water action plan. Meeting with key stakeholders in each community to design and implement a source water action plan. Facilitating site visits with landowners in the source water capture zones and evaluating the potential impact of best management practices. With the collaboration and approval of key community stakeholders, write a final report (Source Water Protection Phase 2 Plan) to be submitted to the City Council and DNR.
The individuals will be an employee of and receive supervision from CDI, with daily instructions provided by DNR staff. Each employee will be based in one of the two field offices:

CDI seeks a dynamic, self-motivated employee who can initiate community conversations and bring diverse groups to the table to discuss source water protection. For this reason, the position is ideal for someone with experience in sales or facilitation. Because source water can be impacted by land management, geology and other environmental factors, it would be a strength for the employee to have a background in agriculture, environmental science, landscape architecture, planning or a related field.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and facilitate meetings with community stakeholders
  • Engage farmers/landowners in conservation planning
  • Conduct fields surveys to inventory possible well contaminant sources
  • Work with the DNR to define the capture zones of community wells
  • Inventory land use, well and potential contaminant sources in the well capture zone
  • Collaborate with the community to write a source water protection plan
  • Work with the DNR to arrange water sampling and other scientific assessments to define potential contaminant sources
  • Leverage resources from partner organizations and recruit new partnerships
  • Attend and seek out training opportunities
  • Understand the benefits of water quality and soil health
  • Research and apply to grant opportunities
  • Complete activities with accuracy and professionalism
  • Understand CDI’s and DNR’s mission
  • Report regularly to CDI, DNR and other partners
  • Publicize accomplishments to CDI, DNR, partners and the general public
  • Use MS Word and Excel
  • Work outside in inclement weather and minimal travel overnight as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Degree in agriculture, environmental science, landscape architecture, planning or a related field
  • Past experience in sales or facilitation would be a major strength
  • Familiarity with/ interest in agriculture and conservation practices, programs, technologies, etc.
  • A conservation ethic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to design and detail
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple community source water plans/facilitation simultaneously
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking to groups and engaging with diverse audiences
  • Past experience with GIS would be viewed favorably
  • An understanding of groundwater dynamics would be viewed favorably
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Enthusiasm and zeal for your work

Benefits of position:

CDI and the DNR are dedicated to making this experience as valuable to the employees as the employee is to CDI! Some of the benefits of this position include:

  • An opportunity to work with statewide organizations in source water protection
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of partner organizations involved in agriculture, conservation and environmental protection
  • On the job training
  • Interaction and training opportunities with specialists in the industry
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Access to a vehicle

To Apply:

Please submit the following materials to [email protected]  by April 28th, 2017.

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Regional Water Rural Water Association - Water Distribution Operator
(Added 4/5/2017)

Regional Water Rural Water Association, a non-profit company based in Avoca, Iowa, is accepting applications for a water distribution operator.  The position is full-time and permanent, with great potential for advancement for a long-term employee.  The ideal candidate would have a Grade 1 or Grade 2 Water Distribution License in the State of Iowa, but we are willing to train the right candidate with strong experience in electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work.  Candidates should be versatile and adaptable, able to work as part of a team and independently as needed.  Successful candidates will either be experienced with handling the testing and paperwork required as part of a water distribution system, or will be able to pick it up quickly and comfortable with that in their duties.  Driving of a company vehicle, weekend work on a rotating basis, being on-call on a rotating basis, and occasional attendance at educational events are all required.   Starting wage will be based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include vacation time, sick leave, health insurance, a SEP IRA retirement plan, and life insurance.

Send resumes and cover letters to [email protected] or to REGIONAL WATER, 108 HIGHWAY 59, AVOCA, IA 51521, Contact name: Nicholas Gaul.  Please be certain to list all experience, qualifications and certifications in the field of water, water treatment, water distribution, and/or wastewater, along with a summary of your background in electrical, mechanical, and plumbing.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Regional Water is an equal opportunity employer.

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City of Le Mars -  Water Superintendent
(Added 4/3/2017)

City of Le Mars:  Water Superintendent.  Duties include direct and indirect supervision of all water related systems such as plan, organize and direct the operations of the Water Treatment Plant, Water Distribution System, Water Supply, Water Metering and Billing Operations, and Customer Service Programs.  Must have Iowa Grade IV Water Treatment Certificate, Iowa Grade IV Water Distribution Certificate and a CDL or ability to obtain.  Pre-employment/Random Drug/Alcohol Test.  Submit City application and resume to City of Le Mars, 40 Central Avenue SE, Le Mars, IA  51031 or online at www.lemarsiowa.com by 5:00 P.M. April 21, 2017.  EOE M/F

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City of Sac City - City Administrator
(Added 4/3/2017)

The City of Sac City, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of City Administrator.  A growing community located in the northwest corner of Iowa, Sac City has a population of approximately 2,220.  This position will be appointed by the city council and will serve as the chief administrator officer of the city.  The following qualifications are preferred but not required:

Working knowledge of municipal finance, human resource, public works, public safety and community development.

Skills should include preparing and administering municipal budgets, planning, directing and administering municipal programs.

Abilities should include preparing and analyzing comprehensive report; carrying out assigned projects to completion; effective verbal and written communication; establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with employees, city officials, and the public; efficient and effective administration of municipal government.

Resume, cover letter and salary history should be submitted to:

City of Sac City – Sandy Tellinghuisen, City Clerk
P.O. Box 37
Sac City,  IA   50583

The City of Sac City is an equal opportunity employer.

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Glenwood Municipal Utilities - Full Time Maintenance Operator Person
(Added 4/1/2017)

Glenwood Municipal Utilities is seeking applications for a Maintenance / Operator Person. Duties include, but not limited to, operations and maintenance of the water treatment facility, sewer and water systems, machinery, equipment, and related activities. For more information regarding this position please go to the GMU website www.glenwoodmu.com. We are an equal opportunity employer. For consideration please send your resume and application to Glenwood Municipal Utilities c/o Search Committee 7 N. Vine St.  Glenwood, IA 51534 or email to [email protected]  Position will be open until filled.

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American Water - Superintendent of Production Surface Water Plant
Davenport IA Water Treatment Grade 4

(Added 3/30/2017)

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Requisition Number: 65941

The Superintendent of Production will be responsible for the supervision and management of personnel, capital resources and business processes for our 30 MGD Surface Water Plant in Davenport, Iowa.

The Superintendent must have previous surface water experience, a minimum of a Bachelor degree in an operational discipline, management or a related technical discipline. In addition, at least 5 years of related experience. A Grade IV Water Treatment license is necessary in this role. If you do not currently hold an Iowa Grade IV Treatment license, you would be required to obtain one within 6 months of hire.

To view the details of this role, and apply if you choose, please go to WWW.AMWATER.COM and search our career opportunities. This position is located under requisition number 65941.

Join American Water. We care about water. It's what we do.®
American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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City of Sheldon - Water Operator
(Added 3/22/2017)

The City of Sheldon, Iowa is accepting application for a full time Water Operator. This position will provide assistance with the operation and maintenance of the City's water treatment plant and distribution system. The position will require: Proper certification of a willingness to obtain certification; a CDL or the ability to obtain one; High school diploma or equivalent; the ability to work in adverse weather conditions, assist in various departments, including snow removal; residency within the Sheldon city limits; physical and drug screening. A full job description is posted at www.sheldoniowa.com. Salary will be contingent on qualifications, experience and approval of the AFSCME/Iowa Council 6 bargaining unit. The City of Sheldon offers an attractive benefits package. Send resume and cover letter or application to: City of Sheldon, Attn: Todd Uhl, PO Box 276, Sheldon, IA 51201 or email to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2017. The position is open until filled. The City of Sheldon is an EOE.

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Warren Water District - Service Technician
(Added 3/22/2017)

Warren Water District is seeking a motivated, team oriented individual for the position of Service Technician. This position works under the direction of the Assistant Manager generally working independently in performing operation and maintenance duties of the water distribution system and of 2 small sewer systems. A person with strong mechanical skills or aptitude is desired. This position requires a state of Iowa Grade 1 water distribution operator certification of the ability to acquire it within 24 months. A valid Iowa driver's license is also required.

Warren Water District has an excellent pay and benefits package.

Applicants are encouraged to fill out a job application at the District's office, 1204 E. 2nd Avenue, Indianola, IA 50125, or by calling the office (515-962-1200) to have the application form emailed or faxed and to obtain a copy of the job description.

Questions should be directed to Stan Ripperger or Andy Fish at 515-962-1200.

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City of Gilbertville - Public Works Director
(Added 3/22/2017)

Water Grade I/Wastewater Treatment Grade II
Gilbertville, Iowa

Job Summary: To ensure and perform a variety of skilled, technical and administrative work in the operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of complex wastewater equipment and treatment processes. The position requires a Grade l Water Treatment and Certification and a Wastewater Grade II Treatment Certification or Grade I with ability to obtain Grade II. Must possess a valid driver's license and a CLD. Be available Full-time and possible weekends and must have the ability to be on-call and respond to emergency call-outs. Computer knowledge using Microsoft Office products a must. Salary based on qualifications and experience with excellent benefits.

RESPONSIBLITIES

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


QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Grade I Water Treatment and Water Distribution or ability to obtain
  2. Grade II Waste Water Treatment or ability to obtain
  3. CDL or ability to obtain

All qualified candidates must submit an application and resume detailing education, work experience, salary history and salary requirements to the City of Gilbertville, P. O. Box 107, Gilbertville, Iowa 50634. Contact City Hall for an application at 319-296-1822. Preliminary deadline is 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 30, 2017 although resumes will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

The City of Gilbertville is E.O.E.

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Northwest Iowa Community College - Safety Training Compliance Coordinator
(Added 3/22/2017)

Full time position.  Responsible for the planning, development, and coordination of employee safety and training programs, in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies; and development of written programs and policies for cities and utilities for their compliance with safety regulations.  Training in industrial safety, first aid, and accident prevention and/or direct experience with gas, water, electric utility, and telecommunications operations and practices; and knowledge of computer software required.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For more details go to www.nwicc.edu.  Click on “Alumni & Community” and then “NCC Job Postings”.  Or, contact Human Resources Office, Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa, 712-324-5061.  AAEOE

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Walworth County (WI) Metropolitan Sewerage District - Administrator/Engineer
(Added 3/16/2017)

The Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District seeks an administrator to be responsible for providing overall administrative engineering direction for a metropolitan wastewater facility located, in Delavan, 45 miles southwest of Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The District has 18 full time employees, including supervisors for treatment plant operation, and the collection system. Plant has 7.00 MGD capacity, with approximately 17,100 residential equivalent units serving ten communities ranging in population up to 10,000.

Responsibilities: Management and administration of the day-to-day business affairs and oversight of any facility, associated sewers and lift station construction, maintenance and operation, including preparation of applications for licenses, permits or other consents as may be required to construct and/or operate the facilities, and review of plans, specifications for District expansion. Preparation of the annual budget and the updating of the long range capital improvement projects plan. Staffing responsibilities include interview and recommendation to the Commission of competent personnel.

The Administrator is the liaison between the Commissioners of the District and various municipalities, governmental agencies and the public who are served by the District; and will assist the development of appropriate policies and the formation and adoption of sewer use ordinances and rates.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related science with a minimum of 5 years of public administration and utility management supervision experience with water and wastewater treatment and sanitary collection systems. Certification as a Wisconsin professional engineer and wastewater operator are preferred. This position requires a proven record of team building and customer service.

This position requires a leader with excellent communication skills and a high customer service, quality and excellence orientation with a strategic vision for the future. We offer competitive compensation, an excellent benefit package and an exceptional quality of life in our historic community.

To apply please complete the application on the WalCoMet website at walcomet.com and return with a resume to [email protected]. Position is open until filled.

WalCoMet is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Regional Water Rural Water Association - Water Plant Operator
(Added 2/10/2017)

Regional Water Rural Water Association, a non-profit company, is accepting applications for a water operator for its treatment plant in Avoca, Iowa.  After an initial orientation and probationary period, the operator will become the chief operator and plant superintendent.  Candidates must have or obtain a Grade 3 license for water treatment within six months of date of hire.  Out-of-state applicants can assess their potential eligibility for obtaining an Iowa Grade 3 certification by consulting http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Certification/Water-Wastewater-Operators .  Duties include but not limited to: collecting samples, performing water tests, taking corrective action as necessary, drafting and filing all necessary reports, and maintaining water equipment and facilities, including wells.  Weekend work, on a rotating basis, is required.  Starting salary based on experience and qualifications.

Send resumes and cover letters to [email protected] or to REGIONAL WATER, 108 HIGHWAY 59, AVOCA, IA 51521, Contact name: Nicholas Gaul.  Please be certain to list all experience, qualifications and certifications in the field of water, water treatment, water distribution, and/or wastewater, particularly if applying from outside the state of Iowa.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Regional Water is an equal opportunity employer..

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