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Regional Energy Services Specialist

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is currently seeking a member-focused, innovative, and results-oriented Regional Energy Services Specialist. The ideal candidate would have experience in and knowledge of the electric and natural gas utility industries.  

The Regional Energy Services Specialist will serve as a regional energy services resource for IAMU’s 137 municipal electric utilities and 51 municipal natural gas utilities, with a focus on those in underserved and rural communities. Representative responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and administer programs, policies and practices:
    • To promote the use of cost effective energy efficiency programs targeted at decreasing customer costs; To increase utility and utility customers’ energy and energy efficiency knowledge;
    • To encourage the expansion, diversification, and efficient use of energy resources, incentives, and programs;
    • To increase participant enrollment into the Iowa Public Building Benchmarking;
    • To increase the cost effective use of renewable energy;
  • Assist members in the analysis of current rates and rate structures and design rates structures that fairly recoup costs of service;
  • Educate member utilities about customer owned distributed generation and interconnection best practices;
  • Provide training to member utility staff and governing bodies to improve the long-term viability of gas and electric distribution systems.

The preferred candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or other related field, or equivalent experience. Experience in energy efficiency programs, renewable energy, or rate design would be beneficial. The successful candidate will a self-starter capable of managing multiple projects at once and have excellent written & verbal communications skills.

 

The Energy Services Specialist is required to work collaboratively across functional areas in order to serve the needs of IAMU’s members. In-state travel including overnight stays will be required although it varies in terms of frequencies, length and geography throughout the year. Most weeks will require some travel to member locations, but will not necessarily be overnight trips. Usually this position will schedule travel well in advance of the travel day. The position will most likely be located and office out of the IAMU facility in Ankeny Iowa, although we would consider allowing this position to work remotely from within the state if service to the members would not suffer and the expenses would not be significantly increased.


IAMU represents 541 municipal water utilities, 137 municipal electric utilities, 51 natural gas utilities and 25 broadband utilities statewide, and maintains a marketing relationship with a large number of associate member businesses.

IAMU offers a competitive benefits package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, 401k (with a company provided 6% contribution) and health, dental and vision insurance. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume via email only to IAMU’s Executive Director, Troy DeJoode at recruiter@iamu.org. Interviews may begin immediately. Please submit questions about this posting to the same email. IAMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted 1-22-18


Member Services AssistanT

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities is seeking a part time member services assistant to work in our Ankeny office a minimum of 10 hours a week, with 20 hours per week possibly available. The hours for this position are flexible in terms of hours of the day and days of the week worked within the scope of the normal business workweek (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), although a consistent schedule from week to week is preferred. The core duties of this position will be record keeping for training sessions taught by Association staff and the IAMU electric apprenticeship program. While not required, initially more hours (up to 29.5 hours per week) may be available if desired, as a backlog of record keeping needs to be completed. Once caught up, most of the work is not time sensitive so staying home with a sick kid, on snow days or school professional development days is not a problem. The pay range for this position is $16-$18 per hour. No benefits are available for this position. Candidate should have ability to use a computer and possess proficient data entry skills. Interested candidates should submit a resume to recruiter@iamu.org as soon as you able, as we plan to fill the position as soon as possible.

Posted 1-19-18


City Administrator

Britt, Iowa. (Population – 2,069).  Progressive community in north central Iowa located at the junction of U.S. Highway 18  and County Road R35 in Hancock County is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city administrator.

Salary range is $50,000. 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, police, library, building, zoning, and finance, which includes 10 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $3.35 million.  The F.Y. 2017-18 city budget also includes $795,000 in capital projects.

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 or more years of experience in a public sector management position.  Residency requirement is in effect.

Potential candidates can view a community/position profile on the City’s website (www.brittiowa.com), after it has been posted on February 7th.   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 19, 2018.  Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to callahan.cmc@gmail.com.

Contact:  Patrick Callahan
Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC
callahan.cmc@gmail.com (563) 599-3708

Posted 1-23-18


Maintenance Worker

SALARY:
$19.87 - $24.89 Hourly $41,329.60 - $51,771.20 Annually

OPENING DATE: 01/22/18

CLOSING DATE: 02/08/18 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. The current vacancies are in the Public Works-Streets and Parks & Recreation divisions. The regular work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and overtime and needed. Performs manual labor including heavy maintenance and construction work involving semi-skilled tasks; performs related work as required.

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, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience: Two years of experience in laboring work including the use of tools and equipment common to general construction, maintenance, and repair work. **Preference may be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum.** Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid type A or B Commercial Driver's License depending on assignment, must obtain any required endorsements within 3 months of appointment. 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.

Selection Process:
The selection process will consist of an evaluation for minimum qualifications. Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written exam. 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 scoring an average of 70% or greater on the written exam and each of the supplemental questions in this application form will be invited to participate in oral board interviews to determine civil service eligibility. A meet-and-greet and manager meeting will also be held prior to making a hiring decision.

Selection will also include the completion of a criminal and CDL background check, physical, and a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

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 prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. 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.

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

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.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, 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 OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 515 Clark Ave Ames, IA 50010 515-239-5199 hr@cityofames.org An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 1-23-18


Electric Journeyman Lineman or Apprentice

Journeyman Lineman is preferred but Apprentice Lineman would be considered with one year of power line schooling. This is a full-time position with benefits. Normal Work Hours: 7AM-4PM with rotating on-call schedule.

  • Performs the work required in the construction and repair of electric overhead an underground distribution system.
  • Operates a variety of mechanical equipment including; line trucks, digger derrick, end loader, boring machine, and potholer.
  • Works on overhead and underground electric distribution systems.
  • Performs forestry and vegetation management work.
  • Must be a qualified Journeyman Lineman (or have one year of power line school and be able to complete the Line Mechanic Apprenticeship Program under the direction of HMU and IAMU).
  • Must have and maintain a valid Iowa driver’s license and have, or acquire, a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
  • This is an emergency response position – Employee must be able to arrive at customer’s premises within 30 minutes or less following a call-out.

Must meet and follow all drug and alcohol guidelines including a post-offer pre-employment drug screen. Background check required.

Applications accepted through February 2, 2018 @ 4:00 P.M. and can be picked up at Harlan Municipal Utilities; 2412 Southwest Ave.; Harlan, IA 51537 or online at www.harlannet.com.

Posted 1-22-18


Utilities Operator

The City of Ankeny is accepting applications for the fulltime position of Utilities Operator in the Municipal Utilities Department.  Starting salary is $19.99 per hour with no certifications, $22.21 with a Grade I water/wastewater operator certification from the Iowa DNR, or $24.43 per hour with a grade II water/wastewater operator certification from the Iowa DNR, plus excellent benefits.  Applications must be received by Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Interested individuals should apply online at www.ankenyiowa.gov and may attach a resume along with any certifications held and a detailed cover letter expressing interest.  A written civil service exam will be administered to all qualified applicants on Wednesday, February 7th at 3:30 P.M.  Further information concerning the civil service exam will be distributed to qualified applicants via e-mail.

City of Ankeny
410 West First Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

EOE

Primary functions include:

  • Assist other personnel as directed in the operation, maintenance, and repairs of the Municipal Utilities facilities, water storage and distribution system, and sewer collection and conveyance system.
  • Record readings from meters, gauges, lab data, and related controls and equipment to maintain proper pumping rates, flows, and treatment processes and to make necessary minor operational or mechanical adjustments.
  • Complete routine maintenance and minor repairs on all operational equipment, buildings, grounds, vehicles and appurtenances as directed including general cleaning.
  • Respond to water main breaks; water and sewer service calls; and other emergencies as directed.

Entry requirements and skills:

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public, ability to keep accurate and legible records, and have the ability to recognize occupational hazards and follow established safety precautions.
  • Shall maintain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Iowa and “may be required” to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by the State of Iowa as a condition of employment.
  • Must be able to obtain, within one year from date of hire, a Grade 1 operator’s certificate issued by the State of Iowa in a water related or wastewater related field.  The possession of the voluntary wastewater collection system operator certification is acceptable.

Physical requirements:

  • Will be required to perform duties during off-hour emergencies, weekends, or holidays.
  • May be exposed to a variety of chemicals, noxious odors, gases, high voltage, and other potentially hazardous working conditions as well as all types of weather conditions and extremes.\
  • Will be required to operate employer’s vehicles and related equipment. Must be able to kneel, squat, bend, twist, climb, lie on creeper, and work over head.
  • Must be able to work on equipment located overhead, above or below the waistline.
  • Must be able to work in wet environments.
  • Must be able to climb into and out of employer’s equipment.
  • Must be able to remove and replace manhole covers weighing up to 80 pounds with a lever.
  • Must be able to climb into and out of 24 inch openings.
  • Must periodically lift and carry, for short distances, heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb and descend ladders and stairs, and walk over uneven terrain. Must be able to lift and move items weighing up to 150 pounds with the assistance of another employee but without assistance of a portable hoist.
  • Must be able to use tools weighing 30 pounds or more.

Ankeny, Iowa is bringing it all together. As the fastest growing city in Iowa and one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest, Ankeny has a current population of approximately 60,000. Incorporated in 1903, the city is located in the Des Moines Metropolitan area at the crossroads of I-35/80. Ankeny was named one of the Top 100 Places to Live by Money Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek Best Places to Raise Kids, Family Circle Magazine's Top 10 Best Towns for Families and designated a Playful City USA community by the KaBOOM! eight consecutive years. Ankeny offers a business friendly environment and an enviable quality of life with pedestrian friendly neighborhoods, numerous recreational and cultural amenities, access to higher learning and an active and engaged citizenry.

Posted 1-19-18


Street Superintendent -or- Public Works Director and Public Works Employee

The City of Roland, IA (Pop. 1324) is accepting applications to fill the position of Street Superintendent or the two positions of Public Works Director and Public Works Employee.  Candidates for all positions must have a high school diploma or equivalent and valid driver’s license as well as the ability to obtain a CDL, Iowa DNR licenses for Water and Wastewater, Certified Pool Operator, and Pesticide Applicator’s License within a specified timeframe.  Pre-employment drug testing required. Applicants must be 18 or older. All positions require experience and knowledge of operating a variety of equipment and tools and of public works operations.  Application and job descriptions are available from City Hall or at www.cityofroland.org.  Submit applications, resumes, and cover letters for 1, 2, or 3 of the positions to: Roland City Hall, ATTN: MAYOR WEBB, 208 N. Main St., PO Box 288, Roland, IA 50236 or email to cityofroland@gmail.com with subject of Job Application.  Deadline for applications is 4:00pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.  EOE.

Posted 1-19-18


City Clerk

The City of Shellsburg is accepting applications for City Clerk.

High School Graduate or equivalent required. Some college with office or accounting emphasis and Iowa’s Municipal Professional Institute and Academy training preferred. Experience in an office environment required, with municipal office experience preferred. Microsoft Office and accounting/payroll knowledge preferred.

Must hold a valid driver’s license. Must be bondable. Must have good organizational skills and good verbal and written communication skills. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent processes. Must possess critical thinking skills and perform well under occasional stressful conditions and time constraints.

Salary commensurate with experience. Position is 40 hours per week with paid holidays, vacation and benefit package.

Applications are available at City Hall, 108 Main St SE, Shellsburg, IA 52332 or online at: www.shellsburg.com.

Return application and resume by Friday, February 2nd, 2018 to Nancy Deklotz, City Clerk, City of Shellsburg, 108 Main St SE, Shellsburg, IA 52332

Phone 319-436-2954 with questions.

Position open until filled. The City of Shellsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The law prohibits discrimination in hiring due to age, race, color, creed, sex, national origin, religion, disability or veteran’s status.

Posted 1-18-18


Electric Line Worker

Atlantic Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full time journeyman electric line worker.  Qualified applicants shall have journeyman status or graduated from a power line school with three to five years industry experience. Successful candidate will perform all phases of electric transmission and overhead & underground distribution system construction and maintenance work; and be available for rotating “on-call” duty.    

Applicant will be required to have a Class A CDL with airbrake and trailer endorsements within 30 days of hire. Wages commensurate with experience, with a top journeyman (with certification) rate of $37.83/hour, and excellent benefits. Post-offer physical and drug/alcohol screening required. Atlantic Municipal Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send letter of introduction and resume to:

Atlantic Municipal Utilities

15 West Third St.

Atlantic, IA  50022

Fax: (712) 243-2028   Phone: (712) 243-1395    Email: hr@amu1.net

 

Posted 1-17-18


Public Works Director

The City of Windsor Heights, Iowa (pop. 4860) is seeking a Public Works Director who manages, supervises, plans, develops, coordinates and organizes public works activities. 

CDL, two years post HS, 5 years experience and 2 supervisory required.  BS in related field preferred.  ICC certification as a building inspector required within 2 years.  Competitive salary range $67,774–$87,707, plus benefits. 

Job description and application can be found at www.windsorheights.org

Submit cover letter, application, and resume to: City Administrator, 1145 66th St. Ste.1 Windsor Heights, IA  50324 by February 16, 2018. 

Posted 1-16-18


Lenox Municipal Utilities and Communications Job Opening

Lenox Municipal Utilities and Communications is seeking the employment of an individual to work in the electric, water and communications departments.

Must be motivated, able to communicate well with customers as well as co-workers, willing to learn and able to get along and work with others. The individual must have an Iowa CDL Class B license or able to acquire one within 6 months of employment.

Applications can be obtained at Lenox Municipal Utilities and will be received until February 6, 2018 or until position is filled.

Send Applications and Resumes to:

Lenox Municipal Utilities and Communications
Attention: John Borland
205 S. Main St.
Lenox IA 50851

EOE

Posted 1-16-18


gENERAL mANAGER, mUNICIPAL

Due to a retirement, Rauenhorst Recruiting Company has been retained by the Alexandria Board of Public Works, dba ALP Utilities to place a full-time General Manager to oversee its electric, water and business communication utilities. Are you ready to make the move to become General Manager of a mid-sized municipal electric, water, and communications utility?   If you are an experienced GM, CFO, Utilities Director, water or electric superintendent, this could be the opportunity you seek.

The Utilities General Manager oversees all aspects of the utility including electric and water distribution and business communication, under the direction of the Board of Public Works. The role requires strong work habits, public relations skill, an ability to coordinate work independently with practiced judgment, and to supervise a staff of 35. This vibrant and stable mid-sized community has a robust economy with a variety of large commercial and industrial power users, and is a destination for outdoor recreation. ALP Utilities is following a planned conversion to underground.  Currently 40% of the utility’s electric infrastructure is underground. A solid track record of maintenance and investment provides high system reliability and reasonable utility rates.

Essential duties and responsibilities require candidate to proactively communicate with the Board on matters of policy, regulatory and community interest; manage power supply (WAPA and Missouri River Energy Services are our providers), supervise the experienced operations, finance, customer service teams, and manage capital assets. Operational skill and solid PR skills will lead to success.

Required skills and experience include: demonstrated success and experience in Electrical and/or Water Distribution Systems, including supervising, directing and evaluating personnel; a four-year college degree in one of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), or finance / accounting, or a closely related discipline, AND at least five years of relevant/equivalent experience in the electric and/or water utility field with a track record of advancement and success.

Desired skills, experience and training includes: a minimum of five years of experience in the direct assignment and supervision of electrical and water distribution systems or maintenance forces; operational qualifications such as certifications in the electric and water utility field, experience and competence with computer systems in understanding their use and information output for billing, accounting and operations management.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package.  Full job description available.

Do not contact the utility directly. To apply, contact Rauenhorst Recruiting Company, Thomas Jackson, at (952) 583-6043, or Mark Carlson at (952-563-7365) and send resume & cover letter to Resume@Rauenhorst.com.

Posted 1-15-18


Business Intelligence Developer

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Business Intelligence Developer to join the team in Cedar Rapids, IA. This position is responsible for designing, implementing and supporting the company’s databases, data warehouse and the development of business intelligence solutions. This position will apply business intelligence and analytics subject matter expertise (ETL, data modeling, data integration and BI development) to provide the business with the tools and data representations which allow informed organizational decision-making. 


Duties/Responsibilities

  • Partner with CIPCO personnel to understand and document business requirements and translate those into technical specifications for informational needs.
  • Design, develop and maintain database architecture and business intelligence tools.
  • Develop ETL processes to support data integration into data warehouse ensuring high data quality.
  • Systematically implement and support data governance processes ensuring availability, usability, integrity and security to the appropriate personnel.
  • Perform ad hoc data mining from within centralized data warehouse or externally in response to inquiries across departments.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed documentation on database and business intelligence architecture.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues relating to database performance and optimization.
  • Ensure databases are adequately maintained, backed up and have proper security settings.
  • Train and mentor employees on business intelligence software and solutions with an end goal of employee self-service.
  • Stay abreast of current database and business intelligence industry trends and emerging opportunities.
  • Continuously gain experience within the technology space, as well as learn aspects of the business to provide data analysis.

Requirements and Critical Success Factors

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in writing ETL procedures using SSIS for data integration into SQL database
  • Experience with database and data warehouse designs, data modeling, data integrations, database tuning and business intelligence reporting and visualization tools (SSAS, SSRS, Power BI, Cognos, Crystal Reports)
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate in a team environment and work cross-functionally
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and willingness to think outside-the box
  • Expertise in extracting data from SQL server databases using SQL/T-SQL/MDX queries to retrieve and modify data
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to balance multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

To complete an online application please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities.

About CIPCO

CIPCO is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations spanning 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. CIPCOs' members distribute power to nearly 300,000 Iowans and more than 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts.

CIPCO is a state-of-the-art energy provider with a diverse fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas, natural gas, and oil energy resources. We continue to invest in new technology and renewable energy production, supporting Iowa’s development of renewable energy resources. Over half of our electricity is generated from emission- and carbon-free resources, minimizing the impact to the environment.

 

CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes: health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, pension plan, 401(k) match, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

To complete an online application please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran


Posted 1-12-18


Public Works Director

City of Bloomfield, Iowa (2,650) is accepting electronically submitted resumes including a cover letter of introduction until 12:00PM, February 1, 2018 for the position of Director of Public Works; salary range $60,920 - $68,567 with annual adjustments.

Located in Southeast Iowa, community is noteworthy for its success in advancing new technologies toward its goal of being energy self-sufficient by 2030. City is just now undertaking a mandated multi-million-dollar sanitary sewage treatment plant/system upgrade, scheduled for construction in 2020-21. Director would lead a 12.5 FTE unionized staff responsible for four utilities (Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Sewage Treatment), and Streets, Grounds and Facilities with operating budgets totaling $4 million. Graduation from a two-year accredited college or university (four-year degree desired), and 8-12 years of progressively responsible experience in Public Works or a related field required. Successful candidate will have strong project management, planning, communication and leadership qualities. Position reports to an experienced City Administrator.

Candidates are expected to make written responses to questions included in an application package that will be sent out on February 2. Finalist interviews scheduled during the last two weeks of February; start date expected no later than April 5, 2018. Full position description available at: www.cityofbloomfield.org.

Resumes/cover letters addressed to dpw.applications@cityofbloomfield.org.

City of Bloomfield - Gary Boden, City Administrator
111 West Franklin Street
Bloomfield, Iowa 52537
641.664.2260

Posted 1-12-18


Environmental Summer Intern

Muscatine Power and Water is excited to offer a SUMMER INTERNSHIP in our ENVIRONMENTAL department. Job responsibilities include providing support for Environmental projects and will include working with databases, developing reports, data entry, and utilizing software for environmental analysis. This internship is anticipated to run from June-August 2018.

Ideal candidates will have completed sophomore or junior year and are majoring in Environmental or Engineering. This internship will require strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently as well as effectively.  

For more information on these exciting opportunities, please submit your resume to tphillips@mpw.org or apply online at www.mpw.org/careers.

Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 1-9-18


Senior Financial Analyst

Muscatine Power and Water has an immediate opening for a Sr. Financial Analyst to develop integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations; create and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; and ensure integrity of financial information through appropriate internal control procedures. 

This position will routinely confer with members of senior management regarding operational assessments and opportunities.  This position is responsible to research, select, compile, and analyze financial data to produce business information, to advise/support decisions for business operations, recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems. Other duties include:   supervise the activities of Accounting personnel, management and support of budget and projections activities, assist in cash flow analysis and cash investment recommendations, and monitor and support taxation issues, payroll, property, sales & use, etc.

Bachelor degree in accounting required.  Minimum 5 years accounting experience with progressive responsibility; public utility or governmental experience preferred. 

For more information on this rewarding opportunity, and to apply, visit our Careers page at www.mpw.org or send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to tphillips@mpw.org.   

Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.

EOE M/F/D/V

Posted 1-4-18


City Administrator/Public Utilities General Manager

The City of Mora, Minnesota (pop. 3,504) is seeking a City Administrator/Public Utilities General Manager. The City Administrator is appointed by, and serves at, the pleasure of the City Council and the Public Utilities Commission. The position is responsible for overall management of municipal services, including administration, finance, planning, streets, parks, electric, water, sanitary sewer and storm water utilities and oversight of contract services for law enforcement, engineering, legal services, electric power supply, and electric distribution system maintenance. The total 2017 budget for Mora’s municipal and utilities operations is $14.8 million; the City and Utilities have a combined workforce of 35 full-time equivalent employees.

Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative and/or managerial experience in a comparable sized public, non-profit or private sector organization are required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Qualified candidates will have considerable knowledge of municipal operations, a strong background in finance and economic development and experience managing employees and working with a governing body. Strong communication and negotiation skills desired. Familiarity with utilities operation and management is a plus.

 

The annual salary range for this position is $80,163 - $106,891. Anticipated starting salary is $80,163 - $94,078, depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Competitive benefits package available. This position is open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to resumes received by January 24, 2018. Qualified candidates, please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at www.springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at sklumpp@springsted.com, 651.223.3053 (direct), or 651.270.6856 (mobile); or Patricia Heminover at pheminover@springsted.com, or 651.223.3058 (direct). The City of Mora is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 12-27-17


Wastewater Operator

Denison Municipal Utilities (DMU) is accepting applications for a Wastewater Operator position. The individual selected for this position will perform all aspects associated with wastewater treatment plant & lab operations, collection system maintenance/repair and equipment operations and maintenance.

Minimum qualifications include the ability to acquire a State of Iowa Grade I Certification in Wastewater Treatment, possess a valid State of Iowa Drivers License and the ability to obtain a CDL. The applicant will be expected to fulfill all requirements of the Wastewater Operators job description, including on-call rotation.  Minimum one year experience in wastewater treatment/collection system is preferred.

Upon job offer, the applicant must pass a physical examination including drug screening. Starting wage range is $15 to $22 per hour depending on qualifications and or Iowa Wastewater Grade Certifications.  DMU offers a generous benefit package.  Applications and complete job descriptions are available at the DMU office at W. Broadway & 7th Street.  Send resume and/or application to:  Kevin Georgius, Wastewater Manager, PO Box 518, Denison, IA 51442.  Deadline for applications is January 26, 2018. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Posted 12-21-17


Electric Lineworker

Vinton Municipal Electric Utility has an immediate opening for an experienced Electric Lineworker

Job Functions Include:

  • Performs all aspects of electric transmission and distribution construction and maintenance work.
  • Responsible for line maintenance and emergency work.
  • Climbs poles, installs hardware, connects transformer banks, fuses transformers, pulls wires, lays cable, disconnects and reconnects services, and performs other necessary work.
  • Ties in conductors and changes insulators.
  • Works on overhead and underground electric circuits.
  • Works on high-voltage lines and transformers with rubber gloves and/or hot line tools.
  • Operates overhead and underground construction equipment when necessary.
  • Performs tree trimming and brush treatment as assigned.
  • Locates underground electric utilities.
  • Investigates customer electric service complaints, oversees the field operation of construction equipment and tools, and posts late notice/disconnection notices to customers.
  • Operates and maintains vehicles and equipment assigned to department.
  • Maintains time and work records.

VMEU offers a competitive salary of $33.84 per hour. Full job description may be found at www.vmeu.org.  If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to be considered for employment, please submit an application found at www.cityofvinton.org or confidential resume to generalmanager@vmeu.org. EOE M/F/D/V Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.  Position opened till filled.

For more information, click here.

Posted 12-21-17


Safety & Training Specialist - Junior to Experienced/Supervisory

Muscatine Power and Water, has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Safety & Training Specialist, a KEY role with VITAL responsibilities.  Junior level to experienced professionals will be considered for this exciting and challenging opportunity.  Working closely with the Manager, Safety & Training, this position works to secure and maintain the safety values that the Utility sees as an utmost priority. This position plays an influential part in providing utility wide education, including training, auditing, and compliance.

Associate’s Degree in Safety or Business, or an equivalent of education and related experience is preferred. Prospective candidates should have working knowledge of federal and state safety regulations, as well as have demonstrated the ability to give small/large group presentations, and have proven project management skills.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, including pension and deferred compensation! Great work environment and a great opportunity! Don’t miss out, email your resume and salary requirements to tphillips@mpw.org or apply at www.mpw.org/careers TODAY!

Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check is required.

EOE M/F/D/V

Posted 12-5-17


Administrative Assistant I-III (Customer Service)

Muscatine Power and Water is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support Customer Services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Greet the public promptly in a polite manner and direct to the proper department, following established Utility security policies including identity verification. Answer customer’s inquiries related to light bulb exchange, rebate applications, or other general topics as appropriate. Manage the customer flow in the lobby.
  • Assist with submitting customer’s bills to the Utility’s online bill payment and presentment company, including the review and approval of the bills after initial processing.
  • Prepare all correspondence for the Customer Services department or other departments as assigned. This includes collection and deposit letters, credit references, meter reading requests, etc., and may be accomplished using various interfaces with the billing system and report writers.
  • Support the Outside Services Supervisor with data entry of readings and the creation of service orders and customer correspondence as it relates to meter routines/exchanges, fourth month estimates, etc.

Associate’s Degree preferred; combination of education and experience will be considered. Ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel at an intermediate level, particularly with mail merge. Strong customer relations skills, including the ability to influence or defuse a situation is preferred.

If you’re looking for a challenging career opportunity in an ever-changing industry, consider MP&W! Visit our Careers page at www.mpw.org for more information about this Engineering career opportunity at MP&W and to apply.

Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.

EOE M/F/D/V

Posted 12-1-17


Street Laborer

The City of Belmond seeks candidates for a street laborer position.  The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be able to test for state certifications for level one water and wastewater technician. Knowledge of large equipment preferred. Full position description can be picked up at City Hall.  Starting wage is $16.23 with increases after 6 months and certifications; includes IPERS and health insurance benefits. The position does not have regular overtime but some will be available in winter and include weekends.  Applicants must be 18 years or older, work well with all ages and be in good standing in the community. Starting wage is $16.23 with increase after 6 months and certifications. Send your resume to City Hall, 112 Second Avenue NE, Belmond, Iowa 50421. Position open until filled; first review of applications on December 13, 2017.

Posted 11-27-17


  - FOR SALE -

Electric utility Material

Malton Transclosure - 2 Bays 4 Doors -85"LX43"WX50"H

Malton Transclosure - 2 Bays 4 Doors - 85"LX43"WX60"H

Malton Transclosure - 3 Bays 6 Doors - 126"LX42"WX64"H

Transformer - 75 Kva/2400 Delta - 480/277 - Impedence 2.75 - 3000# - 2400 Delta with taps

Wire-3 rolls - 2010 Kerite 4/0, 210 feet, 288 feet, or 334 feet

Call Chris at the City of Wall Lake with questions 712-664-2216

Posted 1-10-18


2005 F-750 Bucket Truck

The City of Lake Mills, Iowa is taking sealed bids on our one owner, 2005 Bucket Truck;  Chassis is a Ford F-750 XLT with air conditioning, PW,PL, AM/FM stereo, cruise control; Cummins 5.9 L (245 HP); Allison 6 speed automatic transmission with PTO; 7,800 miles; 2,090 engine hours.

Platform information: Terex- Telelect, Model Hi-Ranger HRX-55; 60 FT working height; Brand FX fiberglass full line body; 2 man bucket with liner and cover; 2,000# capacity hydraulic jib;  upper and lower hydraulic tool hookups

This unit is like new. Pictures and Di-electric test available upon request. 

Sealed bids will be accepted at 105 W Main St, Lake Mills, Iowa, 50450 until Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4PM.  Pick-up will be pending delivery of our new unit (expected March 2018).  The City of Lake Mills reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Contact Public Works at 641-592-2441 or lmpublicworks@wctatel.net for questions or to schedule a time to inspect.

Posted 1-3-18


- ITEMS WANTED -


- NOTICES/RFPs -

Vinton Communications Utility RFI For Potential Partners to Provide Cost-Competitive, Reliable, High-Capacity, Gigabit Speed Broadband Services

Vinton Communications Utility (VCU) is seeking to gauge the interest of capable entities to contract or otherwise partner with the utility to provide cost-competitive, reliable, high-capacity, gigabit speed broadband (Required Services) to all Vinton residents, businesses, and anchor institutions through an area-wide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network or similarly performing technology.

This RFI provides prospective respondents with sufficient information to prepare and submit responses for the Required Services.  At its sole discretion, the Utility may conduct pre-submittal meetings with potential respondents.  Meetings may be held individually or in a group format.  Based on inquiries and meeting results, VCU may choose to issue addendums to this RFI.  It is solely the responsibility of potential respondents to request updates and addendums to this RFI.

Request For Information Response Deadline: February 28, 2018.

A copy of the RFI is available at the following URL: http://www.ourbroadbandfuture.com/uploads/3/6/3/1/3631947/vinton_partnership_rfi_final.pdf

Questions about the RFI may be directed to:

Curtis Dean
SmartSource Consulting
curtis@smartsourceconsulting.com
515-650-0251

Posted 1-22-18


Project - Indianola Municipal Utilities - New Line Shop

Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Trustees of Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU) (Owner) and/or Construction Manager – Downing Construction at the City Clerk’s Office located at 110 N. First St, Indianola, IA, Attention: City Clerk on or before the 1st day of February, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Bids will be opened at 2:00 PM the same day in the City of Indianola Council Chambers located (located at the same address) for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment for Work Packages (01) thru (10) as described in detail in this Notice to Bidders and plans and specifications for the project. Proposals will be acted upon by the Board of Trustees at a meeting to be held in the Council Chambers of the Indianola Municipal Building at 5:30 P.M. local time on February 12, 2018 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed. At that time and place a hearing will be held on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the improvements, and at the hearing any interested person may appear and file objections to the project or to the cost of the improvements.

Read the full notice here.

Posted 1-3-18

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