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Job NameOrganizationJob DescriptionContact NameContact EmailContact PhoneJob Posting URLExpiration Date
Associate EngineerCity of WaterlooPlans, directs and participates in technical design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates
for public works projects. The work is performed under the general direction of the City Engineer or
Assistant City Engineer, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and
initiative. Plans, assists and supervises the work of engineering technicians, draftspersons and interns.
Traffic EngineerCity of Council BluffsPay: $89,484.29 - $114,220.39 annually

Employee Benefits: Defined benefit pension plan – IPERS, excellent health insurance coverage, employer paid dental and vision insurance premiums, excellent vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year plus an additional floating holiday, 5 days administrative leave, $50,000 employer paid basic life insurance policy, and so much more!

Hours: Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. May be occasionally required to work nights and/or weekends.

Responsibilities: This is a highly responsible supervisory and administrative position. The employee in this class is responsible for analyzing and addressing traffic related concerns, problems, and impacts; and manages the City’s traffic signals, signs, pavement marking and parking meters.
Public Works DirectorCity of Sioux CityThe City of Sioux City is looking for a highly independent responsible individual to serve as Public Works Director. This is an executive level position reporting directly to the City Manager. This position is responsible for the overall operations and management of all aspects of Public Works operations within the organization including planning, organizing, and directing the activities of Engineering, Central Maintenance Garage, Streets, Fleet Operations and Parking divisions. We currently have approximately 114 employees in the Public Works Department in various roles. We are looking for a dynamic leader to mentor and advise our division managers and key personnel to be the best they can be!

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills as he/she will work closely with supervisors, citizens of this community, and other staff. He/She will need to have a broad, extensive, and varied role in the stewardship of the community’s assets. The department has responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the City’s transportation infrastructure and fleet repair and replacement. This person will serve as an advisor and final authority for policy and operations for division managers of Engineering, Streets, Fleet Operations, and Parking and will represent the City while working with outside agencies, developers, and stakeholders.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or a closely related engineering field, is required with extensive experience in all major phases of Public Works, civic, and capital improvement administration. Possession of a valid Iowa Professional Engineering license is required, or the ability obtain an Iowa Professional Engineering license within six (6) months from date of hire.

Compliance with all state and federal regulations is of utmost importance! This position will ensure programs, policies, and procedures are consistent with all applicable standards, laws, and rules, not just for the sake of compliance, but for the safety and health of our community and to protect our infrastructure.

This position will also manage an annual budget of over $27,000,000.00, including reviewing and monitoring expenditures and capital improvement requests for the entire Public Works Department.

For more information on this position, the City, and the compensation & benefits for this position, please click here.

Applicants must fully complete the application and provide a resume and the names and phone numbers for three (3) professional references.
Traffic EngineerCity of Des MoinesThe City of Des Moines is now accepting applications for the position of Traffic Engineer! Please use the link below to view the job announcement and to complete the online application by 4 p.m. CT on Monday, October 16, 2023.Allison
Water & Resource Recovery Center DirectorCity of DubuqueSALARY $91,686.40 - $119,932.80 Annually
LOCATION Water & Resource Recovery Center. City of
Dubuque, IA
JOB TYPE Full-time
JOB NUMBER 5090-FT-09072023
DEPARTMENT Water & Resource Recovery Center
OPENING DATE 09/08/2023
CLOSING DATE Continuous FLSA Exempt

Position Summary

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the general direction of the City Manager, Manages the operation and
maintenance of the Dubuque Water & Resource Recovery Center (W&RRC) and its associated lift stations and the
environmental monitoring laboratory; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUSHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is responsible technical and administrative work in planning, directing
and coordinating the operation and maintenance of the municipal water pollution control plant and its associated lift
stations and the environmental monitoring laboratory. Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, assigning, and
reviewing the work of employees. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to follow a management philosophy that is
input oriented and values problem solving and the development of partnerships; the ability to work effectively as a member
of a team or individually; and the desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility,
innovation, and teamwork.

First review of resumes will be 10/08/2023, however the position will remain open until filled.

Job Duties
Plans, organizes, supervises, and inspects the work of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of the
water pollution control pumping and treatment systems and environmental monitoring laboratory;
Manages the development and implementation of the W&RRC department goals, objectives, policies and priorities for
each assigned service area.

Manages, prepares, and reviews annual capital and operating budget recommendations, including the establishment
of annual rate structures, and reviews throughout the year for compliance, as needed.

Develops long-range plans and work plans for the management of the W&RRC and its associated facilities;
supervises design modifications to the W&RRC and its associated facilities

Ability to review operational data and make data-driven improvements and decisions to improve service level while
maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Oversees the provision of chemical, biological and bacterial analysis and sampling services to the Water & Resource
Recovery Center Water Department, Dubuque Metropolitan Areas Solid Waste Agency Landfill, industrial
pretreatment program, Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) program and private water monitoring;
Administers the industrial pretreatment program and FOG program;
Actively engages in maximizing the potential of the anaerobic digester by marketing the ability of the W&RRC to
receive High Strength Waste (HSW) and/or Food Residuals for the generation of additional methane and revenue for
the W&RRC;

Develops policies and procedures designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Department operations
and addresses infrastructure needs within the City of Dubuque.

Actively participates in City of Dubuque and community efforts to support sustainability and community resiliency.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with City employees, municipal officials, commissions,
committees, business and community groups, developers, investors, builders, other city, county, state and federal
department/agencies, representatives of the media and the general public.

Provides guidance on project processes and interfaces with senior City officials, but not limited to: the Mayor, City
Council, neighborhood associations and businesses under the direction of the City Manager through various forms of

Represents W&RRC in meetings on development project issues with other City staff and/or developers, investors, and

Reviews and approves monthly operating reports and 503 Bio-Solids reports.
Fields resident inquiries regarding infrastructure maintenance plans and WRRC operations, plans, and policies.

Directs the selection, orientation, training, performance management, wage administration, and discipline of
employees in the W&RRC in accordance with City and departmental policies.

Ensures that all work performed in W&RRC Department meets the City’s standards for customer service, accuracy,
quality, and efficiency.

Directs development of management reporting and control systems and processes to provide for the efficient
operation of the department and compliance with all regulatory agencies.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Water Resource & Recovery Industry: Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods and practices related to
the operation and maintenance of a Water Pollution Control Facility and its associated facilities including the
Anaerobic Digestion Process, Activated Sludge, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition(SCADA), and
Programmable Logic Controllers(PLC); considerable knowledge of the safety requirements related to the activities of
the department; considerable knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in the
water pollution control field; considerable knowledge of land application (503) rules and other state and federal rules
relating to the water pollution control industry; considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary
safety precautions applicable to the activities of the department; knowledge of recordkeeping methods and

Finance and Budgeting: Knowledge of alternative service level (modified zero base) budgeting systems
and performance-based evaluation systems; knowledge of the methods and techniques of preparing a multi-year
capital improvement program budget; knowledge of organizational development concepts, techniques and

Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving: Ability to make decisions recognizing established practices and
use resourcefulness and tact in solving problems; ability to perform a variety of tasks without close supervision;

Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal
services which includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of
customer satisfaction and the ability to respond to customer inquiries in a courteous and professional manner;

Administrative and People Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic
planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.

Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of employees; ability to plan and organize work for the
accomplishment of objectives; ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports;

Collaboration and Relationships: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees,
city, state and federal officials, representatives of other agencies and the general public;

Communication: Ability to interpret programs and policies to public and private groups and to the general public;
ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing;

Leadership and Innovation: Ability to provide strong leadership to the department, challenge traditional ways of
doing things and implement new and innovative ways of accomplishing department objectives; demonstrated ability
to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values problem solving and the development of
partnerships; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team; a desire to be part of an organization
that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.


Minimum of five years progressive experience in the management of a water pollution control facility
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental or sanitary engineering,
chemistry, biology or related field, supplemented by coursework in business or public administration; or any
equivalent combination of experience and training.

Proven track record of collaboration and engagement with stakeholders (including both internal and external

Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Class C driver’s license.

Three (3) – five (5) years of responsibility for general fiscal management, capital and operating budget management,
and strategic planning.
Ten (10) years of related work experience, with 6-8 years in a management/supervisory capacity.
Demonstrated creativity and innovation in programs and processes.
Demonstrated ability to view operational services through an equity lens.
Supplemental Information

Extensive periods of sitting
Occasional periods of field environments; travel from site to site
Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds
Constant hearing, near sight acuity, concentration, and judgment
Frequent handling, talking, depth perception, color vision, and writing ability
Intermittent climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, dexterity, far sight acuity, and field of vision
During occasional emergency situations, may be exposed to extreme weather and working conditions.
City of Dubuque
Human Resources Department
50 W 13th Street
Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employee shall establish their principal place of residence within thirty (30) miles of the
corporate limits of the city of Dubuque as soon as practicable after appointment, but within two years of appointment.
The City of Dubuque is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status
Human Resources
Senior Facilities Design & Construction ManagerCity of Iowa CitySenior Facilities Design & Construction Manager
Engineering Division
Public Works Department

Application deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Visit to apply online

One permanent full time position available
Full salary range: $76,128.00 – $116,313.60
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Job summary:
Leads interdepartmental teams in the planning, design and construction management of major capital and architectural improvement projects related to the City’s buildings and facilities. Coordinates, monitors and administers capital projects involving engineering and architectural consultants. Reviews plans and specifications. Ensures adherence to contract documents by contractors. Enforces quality construction from various construction crews. Maintains compliance with associated State and Federal grants.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Six years of experience in architecture, engineering, vertical construction project management or in a related field required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications:
Three years of related experience in the public sector preferred. Professional license as an architect or engineer, or similar level of responsibility on past projects preferred. Experience working with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) or other Federal and State funding for projects preferred.

More information:
A full job description including a listing of essential duties and responsibilities and necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is available at under Job Descriptions.

It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.
Maintenance Worker - StreetsCity of AmesCentrally located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is a vibrant, progressive community with more than 66,000 residents providing an excellent quality of life. Home to Iowa State University, Ames offers year-round recreation opportunities, diverse cultural offerings, a stable economy, safe neighborhoods, and a high-achieving school district.

General Information
The City of Ames is seeking maintenance workers for the Public Works Streets division. The hours for this position are generally Monday - Friday 7AM-3PM.

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.

Performs manual labor including heavy maintenance and construction work involving semi-skilled tasks; performs related work as required.

In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must submit their online application by the deadline listed on this posting. Your application includes complete responses to the supplemental questions. Please keep in mind that submission of a resume in lieu of work history on your application or answering the supplemental questions is not sufficient.

Examples of Essential Job Functions
Streets Maintenance Workers repair and maintain over 524 lane-miles of streets using a variety of tools and equipment such as skid loaders with milling attachment, air compressor and jack hammer, shovels, booms, etc. Work with asphalt and concrete on streets. Maintain 279 miles of storm sewers using a variety of hand tools and equipment including vactron machine, jet truck, etc. Ice control and snow removal on city streets using pickups with plows, single and tandem axle trucks with plows, skid loaders, backhoes and loaders

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 pipes and conduits; repairs or replaces utility access covers and/or rings; fabricates special equipment for maintenance or construction projects; operates and climbs ladders used in maintenance and construction activities; trims, plants, or removes trees; may act as a lead worker for a crew of workers; sets and resets posts; calculates or estimates amounts of materials needed for projects; reads and interprets various types of meters and measuring devices; makes mechanical and non-mechanical repairs to equipment; performs construction work using a variety of materials; performs a variety of grounds, facilities, and other general maintenance activities; loads and unloads a variety of materials manually or using lifting equipment; performs snow removal using a variety of equipment; collects and disposes of refuse; performs all duties in a manner consistent with proper safety policies and procedures; reads and interprets blueprints, technical manuals, construction drawings and MSDS sheets; maintains records related to equipment and materials usage and other job activities.

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; committing to diversity, equity and inclusion; 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 Duties: Digs and backfills trenches; fabricates and installs signs; maintains equipment and materials inventories. May routinely operate street sweeper.
Education and Experience: High School graduation, G.E.D. or HiSet, two years of experience in laboring work including the use of tools and equipment common to general construction, maintenance, and repair work; or an equivalent combination of experience and training

Licenses and Certificates: Must obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License with required endorsements within three months of appointment. Must maintain Class A CDL.

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.

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, blueprints, 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, video cassette players, televisions, and inspection equipment.

Residency Requirements under 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. (Taken from the 19-22 contract language).

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 pre-employment background check process. For additional information please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 .

Selection Process:
The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience; phone interview; on-site interview, which will include a manager meeting and written exercise; and completion of reference checks and a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status. **Preference may be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum.** Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the City may forego phone interviews.

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:

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.
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.