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Central Water System (Okoboji) - Water Treatment Operator
(Added 2/13/2020)

Big Sioux Community Water System (Egan SD) - General Manager
(Added 2/11/2020)

City of Storm Lake - Distribution Maintenance Worker
(Added 1/23/2020)

Marshalltown Water Works - UTILITY WORKER
(Added 1/13/2020)

City of Belmond - Public Works Director
(Added 1/9/2020)

Marshalltown Water Works - Distribution Manager
(Added 12/31/2019)

City of Elkhart - City Administrator Position
(Added 12/25/2019)

City of Ames - Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker
(Added 12/23/2019)

City of Eldridge - City Administrator Position
(Added 12/12/2019)

 

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Central Water System (Okoboji) - Water Treatment Operator
(Added 2/13/2020)

Central Water System in Okoboji, Iowa is seeking a water treatment operator for a Grade IV Surface Water Treatment Plant.  Applicant should possess the minimum of an Iowa Grade II Water Treatment License with the ability to obtain a Grade III.

Send resume and a cover letter to: Central Water System, PO Box 764 Okoboji, Iowa 51355. For questions please call 712-332-5000, position will be opened till filled.

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Big Sioux Community Water System (Egan SD) - General Manager
(Added 2/11/2020)

Big Sioux Community Water System, headquartered just outside of Egan, SD, seeks a General Manager who will provide organizational leadership and oversee all operations and activities of the system!

Big Sioux Community Water System rovides softened, treated water to thousands of residents in eastern South Dakota, several municipalities, as well as customers in a number of counties, including Lake, Moody, Brookings, Minnehaha and Pipestone County, Minnesota. Big Sioux Community Water System also provides wastewater services to several communities as well as managing well-fields for an ethanol plant and two large dairy operations.

As General Manager, you will have full responsibility for the construction, operations, maintenance, administrative, and financial functions of the system, and will work closely with, and report to, the Board of Directors. 

Management Responsibilities Include:

Board Responsibilities Include:

Administrative Responsibilities Include:

Big Sioux Community Water System offers competitive compensation (dependent on experience), and benefits, which include health, dental and life insurance, long-term disability, flex plan, 401(k), paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays and company vehicle.

To be considered, a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, water resource management or related field is desired. A minimum of five years of management experience, preferably in a service or utility industry, is preferred.  Experience with financial management and budgeting is important, as are strong communications and organizational skills.  

Application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020. Big Sioux Community Water System is an equal opportunity employer.  Please apply online at https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/jobapplication/508414?appsource

Contact Dan Oakland at [email protected] with any questions.

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City of Storm Lake - Distribution Maintenance Worker
(Added 1/23/2020)

The City of Storm Lake is now accepting applications for one full time position of Distribution Maintenance Worker. 

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or equivalent and two years experience relating to operating a backhoe and must obtain a CDL.  Must be able to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in various weather conditions and have the ability to communicate effectively. 

Candidates will be required to obtain appropriate Water Distribution Certification within a year and a half of employment.

The City of Storm Lake is a team oriented work environment offering a competitive salary and a great benefits package.

Applications are available at City Hall, 620 Erie St, Storm Lake, Iowa or click here.  Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to:  City Clerk, 620 Erie Street, PO Box 1086, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The City of Storm Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug and Smoke Free Workplace.

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Marshalltown Water Works - UTILITY WORKER
(Added 1/13/2020)

Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is accepting applications for the position of Utility Worker. Under the supervision of the Distribution Manager and the direction of the Crew Leader, performs a variety of skilled work associated with general oversight, construction, maintenance and emergency repair of Marshalltown Water Works’ water distribution system.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

All 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. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related activities as directed by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Starting Wage: $17.88 - $19.28, depending on certification

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

The MWW application can be downloaded from www.marshalltownwater.com/employment or can be requested by visiting or calling the MWW Administration Building at 205 E. State Street, Marshalltown, IA; 641-753-7913.

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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City of Belmond - Public Works Director
(Added 1/9/2020)

The City of Belmond seeks candidates for the position of Public Works Director.   The Public Works Director is responsible for the oversight of City streets, water, wastewater, storm water, cemetery, parks, airport maintenance and management of PW staff.  The PW Director must be competent in the use of a personal computer to manage a GIS database, to manage and issue building permits and other City permits, and to perform other computer related tasks.

In addition to managing the PW/seasonal staff, candidates must be able to perform many if not most or all of the tasks expected of the PW staff and be willing and able to step into the role of the staff if and when necessary.

Preference will be given to candidates with past PW supervisory or management experience.  Additional preference will be given to those with relevant post-secondary education.

Application and full position description are available at the Belmond City Hall or my email to [email protected].

Application, cover letter and resume must be received at the Belmond City Hall, ATTN:  City Manager Darrel Steven Carlyle, 112 Second Avenue NE, Belmond, Iowa  50421, by no later than Monday, February 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM.   

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Marshalltown Water Works - Distribution Manager
(Added 12/31/2019)

JOB TITLE: DISTRIBUTION MANAGER

The Marshalltown Water Works (MWW) is accepting applications for the position of Distribution Manager. Under the general direction of the General Manager, plans, directs, and coordinates those activities concerned with the distribution system including, but not limited to construction, maintenance, mapping, modeling, long term planning, and maintenance of the utility’s permanent records.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

All 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 abilities deemed necessary to perform the job duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related activities as directed by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

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

The MWW application can be downloaded from www.marshalltownwater.com/employment or can be requested by visiting or calling the MWW Administration Building at 205 E. State Street, Marshalltown, IA; 641-753-7913.

Closing Date:
This position will be open until filled; the first application review will be January 15, 2020.

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

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City of Elkhart - City Administrator Position
(Added 12/25/2019)

City Administrator - Elkhart, Iowa. (Population – 948).  Progressive and growing community in central Iowa, located near Interstate 35 at exit 96 in north Polk County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $55,000 to $70,000, depending upon qualifications, with full range of benefits.  The city administrator directly oversees or works with all municipal departments, including city hall, water, wastewater, streets, parks & recreation, building, zoning, and finance, which currently includes one full time city hall office employee, two part time public works, and one seasonal employee and an annual operating budget of $5.1 million. 

The city administrator is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, management of capital improvement projects, and keeping the five member city council and mayor fully advised of the city’s financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include four year college degree in public or business administration or related field and two years of experience in a public sector management position, with experience on economic development.  Residency in the City is preferred, but not required.

Potential candidates can request a packet of information regarding the position and the community by contacting the City’s consultant. Application materials requested include:  a 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 February 11, 2020.  Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to [email protected].

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

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City of Ames - Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker
(Added 12/23/2019)

SALARY: $21.08 - $26.41 Hourly $43,846.40 - $54,932.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 12/03/19
CLOSING DATE: 01/06/20 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION: The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for this classification. 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.

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.

One position is in the Water Treatment Plant Division. A brief description is as follows: Repairs and maintains Water Plant equipment using a variety of tools and equipment such as hand and air tools, gear and bearing pullers, welder, torch, ladders, scissor lifts, and overhead hoists. Repairs and maintains remote sites such as wells, water towers, and pump stations using a similar variety of tools and equipment. Records monthly meter readings. Grounds keeping such as mowing and snow removal. Occasionally scheduled for plant operations.

One position is in the Water Pollution Control Plant Division. A brief description is as follows: Repairs and Maintains Water Pollution Control Plant equipment using a variety of tools and equipment such as; tractors, tanker, forklift, skid steer, hand and air tools, gear and bearing pullers, welder, torch, ladders, lifts, and overhead hoists. Repairs and maintains remote sites such as lift stations, flood watch equipment, help with the City's pre-treatment program and land apply biosolids to surrounding farmlands. Records monthly meter readings. Grounds keeping such as mowing and snow removal. May train and participate in operations.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 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 a manner 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. For appointments to the Water Pollution Control Facility, must obtain a Type A Commercial Driver's License within 3 months of appointment and maintain throughout appointment. For appointments to the Water Treatment Plant, must obtain a Class B 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.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
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 of the 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, a written test, possibly a phone interview depending on the number of candidates, an interview, tour, meet and greet and manager meeting and completion of a criminal and CDL background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written test. Preference may be given to candidates possessing more than the minimum qualifications. Date, time and location of the written exam will be sent to those invited. Due to the anticipated number of candidates, no alternative testing dates or times will be made available and candidates are responsible for their own transportation and lodging costs to attend the exam.

Candidates passing the written exam may participate in a phone screen. Depending on the number of candidates the City may forgo phone interviews. If phone interviews are held, candidates who achieve a minimum of 70% will be invited to participate in an on-site interview.

The oral board (on-site interview) will constitute 100% of the Civil Service score for the position, with a score of 70% or greater considered passing. Due to the anticipated number of candidates, no alternative oral board dates or times will be made available.

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.

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.
NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline.
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.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityofames.org/jobs
Job #19-6110-01
TREATMENT PLANT MAINTENANCE WORKER
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OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 515 Clark Ave Ames, IA 50010 515-239-5199 [email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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City of Eldridge - City Administrator Position
(Added 12/12/2019)

City Administrator, Eldridge, Iowa. (Population – Approximately 6,400).  Progressive and growing community in east central Iowa, located at the junction of Iowa Highway 61 and Interstate 80 and just north of the Quad Cities Metro Area in Scott County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $90,000 to $108,000, depending upon qualifications, with a full range of benefits.  The city administrator directly oversees the following municipal departments: city hall, wastewater, water, electric, streets, parks & recreation, police, code enforcement, zoning, and finance, which includes 33 full time and 76 part time employees and the current annual operating budget (less transfers) of $16.92 million and capital projects of $5.65 million. 

The city administrator is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, oversight of capital improvement projects, and keeping the five member city council and mayor fully advised of the city’s financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include a four- year college degree in public administration, business administration, finance, or related field and five to ten years of experience in a public sector management position, with an emphasis on city finance, budget development, labor relations, strategic planning, and economic development. 

Potential candidates can view a community & position profile on the City’s website
(www.cityofeldridgeia.org), after it has been posted on December 30, 2019.   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 January 15, 2020.  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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