The beautiful City of Fayette is currently hiring for a Public Works Technician

 

 Click here for City of Fayette Application for Full-Time Employment

 

The City of Fayette is looking for a motivated individual seeking a long term professional career. The primary duties of this position is working and operating the Water, Wastewater and Streets departments. The City of Fayette offers:
 
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options
 
- Paid single health insurance for employee or 75% of premium paid for family health insurance
 
- Uniforms provided by Department
 
- 10 paid Holidays
 
- Vacation accrued monthly starting at 6.6 hours per month and available to use after 90 day probationary period
 
- Sick leave accrued monthly at 8 hours per month starting after 90 day probationary period
 
- Employee may use up to 40 hours of sick leave per year for Personal Time off
 
- Longevity bonus pay
 
- IPERS retirement plan
 

Purpose of the Job: To assist the Public Works Department in the operation and maintenance of water, sewer, streets, and parks.  Perform related duties as required.

Reports to: Public Works Director or Designee            

Primary Responsibilities:

  • General maintenance and groundskeeping
  • Assist in the maintenance, repair, cleaning, and improvements of city streets, alleyways, gravel roads, curbs, sidewalks, and storm sewers
  • Assist in snow removal operations and sanding of icy surfaces (seasonal) and in emergency operations necessitated by windstorms, snow, and ice
  • Clean, repair and maintain shoulders ditches, culverts, waterways, and drainages
  • Assist in the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of shop spaces and shop equipment
  • Assist in the installation, replacement, and repair of signs and posts
  • Assist in cutting, trimming, and removing dead, diseased, or damaged trees, brush, and shrubs
  • Mow and trim grass and weeds (seasonal)
  • Participate in on-call rotation, alternating time with public works employees
  • Pick up trash from City Parks and trash bins on Main
  • Staff yard waste site on Saturday morning 8 am to 1Oam, read well and sewer pumps and clean park bathrooms (seasonal) when on-call (or as needed).
  • Assist and carry out duties as may be assigned by the Public Works Director or designee.
  • Discharge all responsibilities of the position

Working Conditions:

  • Outdoors 75-100% of the way, indoors/vehicles other 25%.
  • Regular hours: 7am-3:30pm (lunch noon to 12:30pm)—lunch discretionary
  • Dirt/Dust, noise, temperature extremes, dampness, vibrations, equipment hazard, dangerous chemicals/solvents, electrical shock, odors, and significant work pace/pressures.

Equipment Used to Perform Job:
Tractor and loader, all mowers, testing and lab equipment, dump trucks, pick-up truck, street sweeper, power hand tools, welder, sewer sampler, weed trimmers, cutting torch, and chainsaws.

Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Job:

  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative
  • Follow written, oral, and diagrammatic instruction
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers and Fayette Citizens
  • Ability to maintain and repair street and facilities equipment

Workplace Adaptability/Flexibility: Requires flexibility due to numerous interruptions and problems that arise that weren’t planned.

Productivity: This is maintained by trying to keep complaints to a minimum.

Minimum Requirements to Perform Job:

  • Minimum education required: High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Minimum Experience Training required:
    • Valid Iowa Driver's License and a Valid Iowa Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and Air Break Endorsement within 6 months of start date or discretion of City Council
    • Certified Pesticide Applicator License with Right of Way endorsement within sixty (60) days of hire.
    • Grade 1 Water Distribution, Grade 1 Water Treatment, and Grade 1 Wastewater Treatment within eighteen (18) months of hire.

Physical Requirements and Demands:
Lifting and pushing required over 50 lb. Constant use of hearing. Frequent carrying of objects alone and with another person.  Frequent operation of heavy equipment and driving trucks or pick-ups. Frequent walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, bending at the waist, turning/twisting, grasping. Intermittent repetitive motions on seasonal equipment. Some standing when using a jackhammer, etc. Occasional use of the telephone. Hepatitis B vaccination is required.

Mental and Visual Demands:
Requires mental attention. Visual requirements necessary are far, near, and mid-range vision with depth perception, color vision and field of vision. 

Interested applicants should e-mail an application to City Administrator Kris McGrane at kmcgraneThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. subject "Public Works Position" or via U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142.

 

We will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

The City of Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Click here for City of Fayette Application for Part-Time Employment

 

Applications may also be picked up at Fayette City Hall, 11 S. Main St.

Applications may be mailed to City Hall, PO Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142,

emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropped off at

City Hall, 11 S. Main Street.

The City of Fayette is an equal opportunity employer.

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Home of Upper Iowa University

Population: 1,256 (2020 census)

Fayette is located in northeast Iowa along Highway 150 about 50 miles northeast of Waterloo and 36 miles south of Decorah. Fayette is located in Fayette County.

A picturesque small town in the heart of beautiful northeast Iowa, Fayette is a place where a strong work ethic, friendly neighbors, nature’s beauty and wonderful recreational opportunities all come together. Fayette is home to several parks, a sports complex, an 18 hole golf course, recreation trails, many churches, an accredited community library, a 4th and 5th grade elementary school, a daycare center and Upper Iowa University (UIU), the state’s largest private university. UIU, with approximately 570 students living on campus, offers numerous cultural activities and athletic events. The University’s large recreation center and library are open to the public for their use. The Volga River winds through the heart of Fayette up through the Volga River Recreation Area, a 5,000 acre state park, providing unlimited recreational opportunities including fishing, camping, canoeing, sailing, hiking, trails, cross country skiing and other outdoor activities. Fayette is a family friendly community with pleasant neighborhoods and easy access to a variety of businesses.

Education

Rainbow Land Preschool and Daycare is located in Fayette.

The City of Fayette is served by the North Fayette Valley Community School District. The district includes the cities of Clermont, Elgin, Fayette, Hawkeye and West Union. The high school and elementary school are located in West Union. The middle school is located outside of Clermont. Fayette is home to the Fayette elementary school where the 4th and 5th grade classes meet.

Upper Iowa University has called Fayette home since 1857. UIU offers more than 40 majors, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates in a variety of specialties. UIU has numerous cultural activities along with NCAA Division II athletic events.

The University of Northern Iowa, Luther College, Wartburg College and Northeast Iowa Community College are all within about an hours’ drive from Fayette.

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Parks and Recreation

Fayette has three city parks that offer a variety of recreational activities as well as the Volga River Recreation Area, a 5,000 acre state park just outside of the city limits. On the west edge of Fayette is Klock’s Island, a beautiful 10 acre park for overnight camping right along the Volga River. The park offers shelters with electricity, electrical and water hook-ups for campers, picnic tables and a modern shower and restroom. Cardinal Park is a wonderful sports complex with regulation softball and Little League lighted baseball fields. Across the road from Cardinal Park enjoy frisbee golf. Rainbow Land Park has modern playground equipment, two pickle ball courts, basketball court and sand volleyball. Big Rock Country Club, an 18 hole golf course, sits on the northeast side of Fayette. A network of paved trails winding through Fayette, connecting Klock’s Island, Cardinal Park, Big Rock Country Club and the Volga River Recreation Area provide endless recreational opportunities.

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Big Rock Golf Course

Emergency Services and Community Life

Fayette has an outstanding volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service. There are six churches in Fayette – Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, Fayette Community, Grace Lutheran, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic and United Methodist. Many local organizations such as the Fayette Lions Club, Fayette American Legion Auxiliary, Volga Valley Conservation Club and area foundations and community gatherings help maintain a strong sense of community. The beautifully restored historical Opera House can be rented for celebrations. A variety of businesses call Fayette home including restaurants, sports bars, gas stations, convenience store, flower shop, dental office, prom/bridal store, attorney’s office, grocery store, hair salons, insurance offices, martial arts, hardware store and much more.

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Fayette Celebrates

Fayette celebrates Watermelon Days each year the weekend after Labor Day in September. The town celebration is fun and entertaining for the whole family. Fireworks, a parade, games, raffles, food vendors, silent auctions, inflatable’s, carnival rides, and free all-you-can-eat watermelon help make the event successful year after year.

Fayette Operations

The City of Fayette operates under a five member city council with a non-voting mayor. The city administrator is responsible for administration of the city government, financial management and reporting. Other departments include: public works (water, sewer & streets), fire, ambulance and police.

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Fayette Police Department

The City of Fayette has access to law enforcement coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between the Fayette Police Department and by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.  The Fayette Police Department is a progressive, highly trained department providing services to the citizens of Fayette and Upper Iowa University. Emergency dispatch is provided by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, located 8 miles north of Fayette, which handles all 911 calls for the City. The department consists of a Chief of Police, a Police Sergeant and two Full-time Police officers Part time officers and Reserve officers are also utilized.

 

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The City of Fayette is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

There is no place like home. And there is no place like Fayette.

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