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City of Ames Water Pollution Control-Summer Position in Ames, Iowa


$13.80 - $15.21 Hourly


Ames, IA


Full Time and Part Time




Water and Pollution Control











Centrally 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.

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The City of Ames Water and Pollution Control department is currently accepting applications for one temporary spring and summer maintenance position.

This position, under general supervision, will be primarily responsible for maintaining the grounds of the Water Treatment Plant and other remote sites, as well as painting and washing vehicles and equipment.

The primary location for this position is 1800 East 13th Street. The work hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

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 any supplemental questions and complete work history. 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.

This position is not benefit eligible. This posting is posted until filled. The first application review date is April 1, 2024 and the second review date will be April 15, 2024.

Salary Changes: As of July 1, 2024, the current hourly rates increase by 3.47%.

The General Laborer duties will include mowing and trimming of grass and shrubbery at the plant and remote well and water tower sites; may plant new shrubbery, flowers and grass seed; pull weeds in planting areas, rake lawn areas, and run a gas weed eater around buildings fences and tanks; clean the facility, remote sites, and wash vehicles; clean and repaint floors and equipment as needed;

Other duties may include assisting with driving a tractor with mower attachment, preparing surfaces, and assisting with other inside and outside maintenance projects as needed.

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.

Must be at least age 18 and have a valid driver's license.

Selection Process: The selection process consists of an evaluation of education, experience and supplemental questions; an interview; completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check and motor vehicle record check and successful completion of references. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

Preference may be given to applicants possessing prior work history relevant to this position.

E-Verify Proces : 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 applicants 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.

Agency : City of Ames



Address : 515 Clark Ave

Ames, Iowa, 50010



Phone : 515-239-5199



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*Required Question

Water Pollution Control - Summer Position Supplemental Questionnaire *QUESTION 1 : Will you be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license at the time of hire?

*QUESTION 2 : What interests you about this position?