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City of Ames Public Works Summer Employment in 50010, Iowa

Public Works Summer Employment

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Public Works Summer Employment


$14.00 - $17.00 Hourly


50010, IA

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Public Works

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/31/2023 5:00 PM Central



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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.

General Information

The City of Ames Public Works Traffic, Streets and Utility Maintenance are currently accepting applications for Temporary Summer 2023 Employment. A variety of positions available.

Open until filled.

Examples of Essential Job Functions

Public Works - Traffic:

Individuals interested in this position will assist the Traffic Division with summer maintenance activities. Examples of work activities include; street painting by operating ride-on and walk behind paint machines (approx. 80% of time), applying thermoplastic pavement markings (approx. 10% of time), tree trimming (5% of time), setting up traffic control for special events (approx. 5% of time), various other projects. Individuals interested in this position will have to lift paint buckets weighing up to 50 pounds. The primary work location is 2207 Edison St. Work hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM-3 PM. There will be a few days where we will work 5 AM – 1 PM.

Public Works - Utility Maintenance:

Individuals interested in this position will assist crews working on fire hydrants, operating water valves, and working with crew members on sewer jet/truck (performing sewer maintenance). Performing manual labor, weed eating, painting fire hydrants, and helping mark utility lines. The primary work location is 2207 Edison St. Work hours are Monday - Friday 7 AM - 3 PM.

Public Works - Streets:

Individuals interested in this position will assist work crews with street and storm sewer maintenance. Examples of work activities include removal of street materials including asphalt and/or concrete with shovels, brooms, jack hammers, ect. Working outside in a dusty environment, on streets under traffic control. CDL class A license preferred but not required. The primary work location is 2207 Edison St. Work hours are Monday - Friday 7AM-3PM unless that it is mutually agreed then the hours will be Monday -

Thursday 5AM -3PM.

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.


Required: Must be 18 and have a valid driver's license at time of hire.

Preferred: Previous experience in a labor or construction position.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Knowledge of hand tools and equipment commonly used in construction or general labor. Ability to deal effectively with the public in high stress situations; ability to work with other City employees and the general public ability to work under general direction; ability to read and interpret a maintenance plan; ability to prepare reports related to daily tasks; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; skill in the use of a computer and related software.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process:

The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, an interview, completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check and motor vehicle record 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 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.