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. The City of Ames is also home to CyRide, our
public transportation service for city residents, ISU students, and visitors.
We are currently in search of dynamic candidates to fill a recent opening for Assistant Director of
Water and Pollution Control. This position reports directly to the Director of Water and Pollution
Control and assists the Director in the overall management, administration, and operation of the
Water and Pollution Control Department; performs professional engineering and other related work
This position is also bound by a residency requirement due to being a member of the Emergency
Operations Center. This area is outlined under "Qualifications," later in this posting.
Education and Experience: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in civil,
sanitary, chemical, environmental, or a closely related field of engineering; and three years of
professional experience in water and/or wastewater utility operations; or an equivalent combination
of education and experience. An advanced degree and supervisory experience preferred, but not
Licenses and Certificates: Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Iowa within
one year of date of employment. Must possess a valid driver's license. Iowa water and/or
wastewater operator license preferred, but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the materials, machines, methods, techniques and equipment used in the
construction, maintenance and repair of a water supply and distribution and wastewater treatment
system; knowledge of management practices and methods and of operations of a water utility and
wastewater treatment system; knowledge of the modern principles and practices of water and
wastewater plant engineering and management; knowledge of principles and practices of modern
human resource management; knowledge of the administrative rules and regulatory requirements
that pertain to drinking water and wastewater systems in Iowa.
Ability to determine long-range needs for expansion and reconstruction and to plan and organize
work for the efficient accomplishment of such objectives; ability to effectively coordinate the
activities of supervisory personnel engaged in various water or wastewater activities and programs;
ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with subordinates, City staff, representatives
of other agencies, and the public; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to interpret and apply
City personnel policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.
The required residence area for this position 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 the 6 month probationary period, the new employee
shall, within 3 months, reside within the residency area. The department head may allow an
employee up to an additional 3 months if the employee provides documentation of financial
commitment to move within the residence area.
For more information about this position and the Ames Water Department, please view this job bulletin.
Equal Opportunity Employer