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Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU) is accepting applications for the position of General Manager.
IMU is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Indianola mayor and confirmed by the city council for staggered six-year terms. IMU employs thirty-eight staff members, of which twenty-six are represented by Municipal Laborers’ Local #353. IMU generates approximately $18.8 million in revenue annually and utility rates are established locally by the Board of Trustees.
Introduction to Indianola
Indianola’s population is just over 16,000, which represents an increase of 5.3% compared to five years ago. It is a growing city located just minutes south of Iowa's capital city of Des Moines and within 15 minutes of the Des Moines International Airport. Indianola Community School District has about 3,600 students with a graduation rate of 96% and in 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranked Indianola High School #12 in the Des Moines, IA Metro Area.
Indianola has a wide variety of social, charitable, athletic and civic activities itself and its proximity to Des Moines provides many additional similar opportunities. The National Balloon Classic brings nearly 75,000 visitors to Indianola each year. Indianola’s Bike Night brings about 10,000 people to the town square one Friday night each month during the summer.
Electric – IMU serves the electric requirements of the citizens of Indianola located within its designated service territory. IMU currently maintains approximately 6,500 electric meters with average annual sales of over 124,000,000 kWh’s and an annual peak demand of 33.2MW, and total revenue of approximately $14,900,000.
IMU purchases wholesale electricity from the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN). IMU also owns just over 40MW of generating capacity and three points of 69KV transmission access to provide redundant service in the event of an outage.
IMU is proud to have earned Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The RP3 designation is earned by public power utilities that exemplify the highest standards of utility operations and that are leading the way in providing reliable and safe electric service to their communities.
Water – IMU serves the water requirements of the citizens of Indianola located within its designated service territory. IMU currently maintains approximately 6,300 water meters with average annual sales of over 370,000,000 gallons and total revenue of approximately $2.39 million.
IMU gets its water from the Cambrian-Jordan Sandstone Aquifer, which lies approximately 2,600 feet below ground level. IMU owns and operates four deep water wells that pump an average of one million gallons of raw water per day. The water plant is designed to treat 3.3 million gallons a day and so it is currently at approximately one third of that capacity. Once the treatment process is completed the water is pumped through a 20 inch, high-service main to be stored in one of the two IMU water towers which can supply the city with two days of usage without implementing any emergency conservation measures.
Communications – IMU serves the broadband fiber demands of the citizens of Indianola by providing Internet, television and phone services. In the last two years, IMU built out the fiber network to cover the full community and is currently working diligently to sign up new customers. IMU’s fiber optic network is a robust fiber-to-the-premise system that offers outstanding connectivity, reliability and redundancy. The network also includes dedicated dark fiber for use by Indianola Municipal Utilities, the City of Indianola, Warren County and Indianola Community Schools.
IMU has been a valued part of the Indianola community for over 100 years, and is staffed with a dedicated, experienced workforce. Following are the most significant opportunities and challenges the next General Manager will need to help IMU manage:
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should indicate compensation expectations in materials submitted. IMU offers a generous comprehensive benefit package including medical insurance, vacation, holidays, and a defined benefit pension plan with the Iowa Public Employees Retirement system.
The IMU General Manager is expected to relocate to Indianola within six months of starting employment and must live within the city limits of Indianola or at an address served by the IMU electric utility. Some assistance with the cost of relocation may be available.
Under Iowa law the recruitment process may be kept confidential on a limited basis in certain circumstances. Candidates desiring confidentiality should clearly mark their resume and cover letter with “Confidentiality Requested.”
How to Apply
Resumes, including three professional references, and cover letters will be accepted via email only by Chris Longer, IMU Finance and Human Resources Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be directed to Chris at this same address.
Resumes will be accepted until filled, however those received by August 1, 2019 will be given first consideration. Resumes received after that date may or may not be considered depending on the outcome of the consideration of those received by the priority deadline. Materials received by regular mail, ground delivery or fax may be discarded without consideration.
Brief telephone interviews may be conducted with select candidates with in person on site interviews for select candidates with the entire IMU Board of Trustees. It is anticipated that a selection will be made immediately thereafter, with a target start date of October 1, 2019 but no later than December 1, 2019.
Other Important Information
IMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and pre-employment physical and drug test.
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Director of Environmental Services, Sanitation Department
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The City of Gering, Neb., has an opening for a director of environmental services, sanitation department. This is a working management position responsible for operation and maintenance of solid waste collection services, baling facility and landfill operations. Preferred qualifications include five years of heavy equipment operation and maintenance; five years’ experience with the management of solid waste collection; baling facility and landfill experience. Salary commensurate dependent upon qualifications and experience. Application and job description can be picked up at the City of Gering Administration Building or at www.gering.org. Return application in a sealed envelope marked “Director of Environmental Services Applicant” to Tammy Cooley, director of human resources at City of Gering, P O Box 687, Gering, NE 69341. Position will remain open until filled. EOE. Posted 7/17/19.
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The City of Mitchell, Neb., will be accepting applications for the position of line worker for the Electric Department until the opening is filled. Salary is commensurate on experience. The successful applicant must establish residency within a 15-minute response time, must be able to obtain a Nebraska Commercial Driver's License upon hire, and is subject to random drug testing as required by DOT regulations. Applications and complete job descriptions are available at the Mitchell City Offices, 1280 Center Avenue, Mitchell, NE 69357, (308) 623‑1616, or email@example.com. AAA/EEO. Posted 7/8/19.
Electric Department Foreman
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The City of Mitchell, Neb., will be accepting applications for the position of foreman for the Electric Department until the opening is filled. Salary is commensurate on experience. The successful applicant must establish residency within a fifteen minute response time, must be able to obtain a Nebraska Commercial Driver's License upon hire, and is subject to random drug testing as required by DOT regulations. Applications and complete job descriptions are available at the Mitchell City Offices, 1280 Center Avenue, Mitchell, NE 69357, (308) 623‑1616, or firstname.lastname@example.org. AAA/EEO. Posted 7/8/19.
Utility Superintendent/Journeyman Lineman
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The City of Scribner, Neb., is accepting applications for the position of utility superintendent/journeyman lineman. The utility superintendent will need to be licensed in water, waste-water and ability to work with high voltage electricity including skilled line work, maintenance and repair of distribution systems, operation of associated equipment and be willing to learn the operation of electrical generation units and apparatus. The superintendent will be responsible for direction of employees in water, waste-water, electrical distribution/generation operation, streets and parks. Utility superintendent will be supported by the natural gas superintendent and other cross-trained personnel. The utility superintendent must have the ability to lead effectively, communicate goals to employees and will be responsible for safety, compliance, record keeping, testing. The utility superintendent will be in an on-call rotation and must have the physical ability to work for extended periods in all types of weather. Successful candidate must hold or be able to obtain a Grade 3 Water License and a Grade 2 Waste-Water license within first year. Salary commensurate dependent on qualifications and experience. The City of Scribner offers an excellent benefit package. For complete job description and application contact City of Scribner Offices at email@example.com. Applications must include resume and references. EOE. Posted 7/8/2019.
Electric Distribution Lineman
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City of Sutton, Neb., has an opening for an electric distribution lineman.The position requires knowledge of electrical distribution. Experience in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground, primary/secondary is desired or will train the right individual. Education may substitute for experience. Full benefits including health insurance, H.S.A., pension contribution, vacation, comp. time, uniforms, etc. Lineman will work under our electric utility foreman. Salary negotiable. Resume, cover letter and application may be sent to: Sherrie Bartell, City Clerk, PO Box 430, Sutton, NE 68979-0430. A complete job description and application can be obtained by calling (402) 773-4225 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sutton is an equal opportunity employer. Position open until filled. Posted 6/28/19.
Director of Economic Development
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City of Atkinson, Neb., is seeking an economic development director. This is a full-time position under the direction of the Mayor and City Council and focuses on business recruitment, retention, expansion, and the creation of jobs while preserving the quality of life in Atkinson and the surrounding area. The candidate should possess strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to make public presentations, write grants, and focus on multiple projects at the same time. The position also includes administering the website, social media, marketing of the community, and working with the Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce in the position of secretary/treasurer. Strong leadership, finance, economic development, and public relations skills are necessary for this position. The City offers very competitive benefits with a starting salary commensurate upon experience. A full job description is available at the Atkinson City Office, 104 S. Main St., Atkinson, NE 68713 or email email@example.com. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with a City application to follow. Atkinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position will remain open until filled. Posted 6/19/19.
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The City of Hastings, Nebraska is seeking applicants for an Accounting Manager. Under the general supervision of the Director of Finance, this individual will manage, direct and coordinate accounting functions of the Finance department. This position is responsible for applying generally accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports, ensure appropriate accounting control procedures, and perform various other professional accounting duties for the support of the departments.
Salary range: $65,208 - $91,041 plus excellent benefit package.
Hours: Full-time, salaried position
Deadline to apply: Open until filled.
How to Apply: Submit a City of Hastings Accounting Manager Application including supplemental questionnaire and resume.
Application also available in Human Resources, 1228 N. Denver Ave, Hastings, NE 68901. See www.cityofhastings.org/AccntngMgr for additional information.
Contact Kim Woolery at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 461-2313 with questions. Posted 6/19/19.
EOE/M/F/D/Veteran's Preference/Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace/E-verify Participant/ This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.
Electrical Engineering Manager
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The City of Gillette, Wyo., has an opening for an electrical engineering manager in the utilities department. Rate of pay is $83,378.31 to $125,067.47/year with benefits. Exempt full time.
This position oversees, manages, administers and directs activities associated with the day-to-day functions of the Electrical Engineering Division, and performs a variety of electrical engineering duties for the City of Gillette.
• Performs a variety of management and supervisory functions; hires, trains, assigns, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
• Provides conceptual design, detailed design, and construction management for a wide variety of projects, including transmission lines, distribution lines and electrical substations.
• Utilizes computer equipment and a variety of specialized technical engineering programs to assure efficient and cost-effective operation of City facilities.
• Interfaces with co-owned electrical generation facilities to monitor electrical dispatch services and operational effectiveness of coal-fired boilers and natural gas-fired combustion turbines.
• Compiles and evaluates data and information for various City and departmental reports.
• Coordinates related electrical activities with other departments and organizations including other utilities and governmental agencies.
• Prepare and review technical engineering drawings for construction of electrical services and utility projects.
• Originates documentation for project bidding processes, prepares contract documents for capital and maintenance electrical system projects, and oversees activities of engineering consultants and contractors; reviews progression of multiple projects at one time and determines compliance to schedule and established specifications.
• Performs and coordinates substation engineering activities, including system protection, SCADA, oil testing and component testing.
• Performs a variety of electrical system engineering activities, including development of fuse coordination, maintenance of system one line drawings, determination of capacitor placement and calculation of plans to mitigate arc flash hazards.
• Prepares preliminary and final cost estimates for department projects. Assists and advises electrical personnel on technical metering issues.
• Maintains and updates construction and engineering standards for the Utilities Department.
• Represents the city in responding to questions from the general public, staff and elected officials regarding electrical services, utilities projects, infrastructure design or repair, and other engineering topics.
• Identifies and monitors long- and short-range goals and objectives; designs and/or oversees development of performance measures, deliverables and related strategic planning efforts.
• Incorporates strategic planning into the budget process; identifies staffing, equipment, facilities and related needs; identifies funding requirements and revenue sources; oversees budget development, preparation and presentations as needed; monitors budget allocation; reviews and oversees approval of budget expenditures, purchases, and procurement.
• Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
• Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of the principles of management and supervision, public sector budgeting/GAAP, strategic planning, file and records management, and inventory control.
• Knowledge of customer utilization equipment, electrical machines, equipment, motor control techniques, and selection of equipment size and characteristics.
• Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
• Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant city, county, state and federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law, and other governing rules and regulations.
• Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands and in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.
• Skill in assessing, analyzing, identifying and implementing solutions to complex problems.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations.
• Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
• The Electrical Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
• Guidelines include the National Electric Code, the National Electric Safety Code, OSHA regulations, the APPA Safety Manual, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
• The work consists of varied engineering, supervisory, and technical duties. The variety of systems to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.
• The purpose of this position is to supervise and participate in professional engineering functions in support of the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of city utilities. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of utility operations and services.
• Contacts are typically with elected and appointed officials, contractors, vendors, representatives of other utilities, state officials, and the general public.
• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and distinguishes between shades of color.
• The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, warehouse, and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to machinery with moving parts and to electric hazards. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
• This position has direct supervision over Electrical Engineering Designer (2), Electrical Project Coordinator (2), Electrical Engineers and Electrical Locater.
• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Wyoming for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
• Certification as a Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering) in the State of Wyoming.
HOW TO APPLY:
Complete the required City of Gillette application, which is available on the City website at www.gillettewy.gov/employ or contact Human Resources at 201 E 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716. Application Deadline: July 1, 2019. Pre-Employment Drug Screening Conducted. Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted 6/17/19.
Street and Alley Employee
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The City of Fairbury, Neb., seeks applicants for a street and alley employee. Depending on knowledge and experience, the position will be hired at either a Grade 1 ($15.25/hr. - $18.89/hr.), Grade 2 ($16.76/hr. – 19.71/hr.), or Grade 3 ($17.78/hr. - $20.58/hr.) level. Under the direction of the street and alley foreman, the street and alley employee performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation and repair, maintenance and replacement of City street, alleys, drainage rights-of-way, traffic systems, signs, storm sewers, and other city facilities and infrastructure. The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have some knowledge of equipment utilized in maintenance, construction, and repair activities, and can operate a variety of machinery including but not limited to trucks, mowers, skid steers, etc. An applicant with a Class A CDL is preferred. Finalists must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history. Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET), including but not limited, to drug screening, criminal background check and a Physical Capacity Profile will be required. Position will remain open until filled. Please visit Candidates may apply online at or City Hall for a detailed job description and application form. or submit application materials to: Collin Bielser, city administrator, P.O. Box 554, Fairbury, Ne 68352, . Posted 6/7/19.
Deputy City Clerk
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City of Fairbury, Neb., is accepting applications for the position of deputy city clerk (non-exempt: $17.98/hr. - $22.09/hr.). This position will assume the full role of city clerk/treasurer, (exempt: $24.53/hr. - $33.64/hr.), in November 2019. The selected applicant will train with the city clerk /treasurer until date of transition. The deputy city clerk and city clerk/treasurer positions perform duties that include but are not limited to preparing payroll and all reporting work as required by federal and state laws, assisting with departmental reports, bookkeeping duties, processing accounts payable, assists in handling customer requests, receipt of money, balancing ledgers, issuing permits, scheduling facility reservation requests, preparing state reports, assisting department heads with special projects, and performing other duties as assigned. The successful applicant must be a detail oriented and organized individual. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Position requires effective written and verbal communication skills. Applicant must enjoy working with the public and be able to work in a kind, courteous, and helpful manner with staff and public. Please visit The City of Fairbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications will be July 5, 2019. Candidates may either apply online, email or mail a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to: Collin Bielser, city administrator, P.O. Box 554, Fairbury, Ne 68352, for a detailed job description of both the deputy city clerk and city clerk/treasurer positions. . Posted 6/7/19.
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The Village of Morrill, Neb., (pop. 921) is accepting applications for the position of full-time electric journeyman line worker and foreman with a pay range of $25.00-$35.00 per hour DOQ. This individual will perform skilled line work in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems. The foreman aspect of this position will oversee the daily activities of, street and alley, water, sewer, electrical, parks and golf department employees and plan for future projects. Applications with resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete job description for this position and an application is available at or at the Village Office located at 118 S Center Avenue, Morrill, NE. This position includes an excellent benefit package including health insurance, retirement, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Posted 5/9/19.
David City, Neb.
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City of David City, Neb., is currently accepting applications for the position of Lineworker 1 and an Apprentice Lineman. Examples of work: Participates in construction, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical distribution lines; sets poles, strings wire and hangs or installs transformers, lightning arresters, cutouts, cross arms and insulators and related components; performs lineman tasks in constructing 2,400 to 13,800 volt lines; and stand a regularly scheduled standby watch. Must have a valid Nebraska CDL driver’s license. Wages are determined by employee pay scale. Full benefits within six months of hire date. Application and job description forms may be obtained from the City Office at 557 N. 4th Street, P.O. Box 191, David City, NE 68632. Phone: (402) 367-3135. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted 4/23/19.
Director of Utilities
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The Town of Lyons, Colo., is accepting applications for a director of utilities. Salary: $70,767-$97,705 DOQ (full-time exempt). Lyons is a community of approximately 2000 people located between Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park. The Utility Director provides management and supervision to the Utility Department, which includes Town water, wastewater and electric enterprises, as well as storm water and GIS operations, and coordinates all long-range infrastructure needs and Capital Improvement Planning. Please visit http://www.townoflyons.com/Jobs.aspx to complete an online application and upload a resume, cover letter and any other documents. For questions please contact Ben Rodman in Human Resources: Brodman@townoflyons.com or (303) 823-6622 ext. 22. Town Hall, 432 5th Avenue, Lyons CO. Posted 4/15/19.
City Treasurer/Finance Director
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City of Gering, Neb., is accepting applications for a city treasurer/finance director. Full service city including electric utility, city owned convention center and golf course. Graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or business, or a closely related field; master’s degree or CPA, CMA, CGFM certification preferred. Two years’ experience of progressively responsible employment working with fund-accounting required. Prepares monthly and annual financial statements, arranges for annual audit, including preparing audit schedules, prepares the City’s budget document, and has a strong emphasis on accounting software/computerized accounting knowledge, and developing financial plan’s directly manages five utility billing and accounting staff members. Ability to carry out council policies and strategies and work with department heads and staff. A full job description and application can be obtained at the City of Gering Administration Offices or on the City of Gering website: . Return resume and references in a sealed envelope marked “City Treasure/Finance Director applicant” to Tammy Cooley, Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 687, Gering, NE 69341 by May 10, 2019. EOE. Posted 4/11/19.
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The City of Hastings, Neb., has a position of Fuel Handler open. Please click here to go to the job description/application. (Posted 8/8/19).
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The City of Holdrege, Neb., is currently accepting applications for a water department utility worker. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and hold a current CDL or be able to obtain one within six months of hire. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, knowledge of water service construction and familiarity with the operations of a municipal water distribution system and wastewater treatment plant. Candidates for this position will be willing to work in a variety of weather conditions and have a propensity for getting along well with co-workers. The successful applicant will, with provided training, obtain a Grade 4 Water License and a Grade 1 Waste Water License in the first year of employment. This position includes a 40-hour work week with the possibility of overtime on nights or weekends and a beginning salary of $14.52 to $19.81 per hour depending on experience. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave and holidays as well as health insurance, life insurance and a retirement plan. Applications are available at the City Offices, 502 East Avenue in Holdrege and will be taken until the position is filled. You may request an application by phone at (308) 995-8681 or e-mail email@example.com. The City of Holdrege is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted 4/2/19.