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911 DISPATCHER

Full-Time 911 Clay County/Police Communications Dispatcher

$20.01/hr.  Shift: 4pm – Midnight, Tuesday – Saturday*

*Requires flexibility for first 16 weeks to train on other shifts

Duties Include

  • Answer multi-line 911 & administrative telephone calls politely & courteously
  • Pass accurate information to law enforcement officers & emergency service personnel in an expedient & calm manner
  • Responsible for relaying exact information from parties to officers/emergency services personnel in the field
  • Conduct driver’s license checks, records, NCIC/wanted checks on subjects and vehicles
  • File and maintain Protection orders as received from Clerk of Courts
  • Maintain Criminal History Log
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Must be courteous, calm and alert with the ability to take orders and execute them properly.
  • Must realize that time is an important element when exact information is properly passed on to the proper authorities.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills w/clear speech & ability to hear accurately.
  • Must have or be able to attain Emergency medical Dispatch & IOWA/NCIC certification.
  • Have knowledge of or ability to train on use of police radio, teletype & computer.
  • Proficient typing skills & basic knowledge of or ability to learn 10-code, military time & phonetic alphabet.

Full Benefit Package

  • Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, 100% paid for employee
  • Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program
  • Time Off: 4 Personal days, 7 paid holidays, 1 day/month sick leave accrual
  • IPERS Pension Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan

Must pass background & drug screening prior to Employment. Collective bargaining position.  Open until filled. EOE.

TO APPLY, scroll to bottom of page & click “Application Form”

 

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Annual Salary: $ 71,476.70 – $ 75,550.18 

This position works under the direct supervision of the Library Board of Trustees, and serves as a department head on the City of Spencer’s leadership team. This exempt, salaried position is typically Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, however the Director must be available to adjust his/her schedule to work as needed on nights and weekends, as well as to attend occasional evening meetings.

The ideal candidate will be a strong leader, effective communicator, innovator, tech-savvy and committed to leading the library staff, programming and board initiatives forward in a progressive and positive manner. The Library Director will lead an experienced team of 10 librarians & 1 maintenance staff member.

Purpose of Position

Directs and supervises the library system of the City of Spencer; completes related work as required. An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all activities of the library system. The library board determines general policies. Within these general policies, the library director plans, directs and executes varied library services and programs related to community needs analysis and based on the roles the library has chosen to play in the community. This position is hired, reports to, and is evaluated annually by the library board, as an employee of the City of Spencer, following the personnel policies of the City.

Duties Include

  • Determine goals based on community analysis and library board policies & initiatives;
  • Plan, organize and administer programs & procedures governing library service;
  • Select & purchase library materials, equipment, software, & electronic resources;
  • Review specialized programs & projects managed by library personnel;
  • Prepare & administer the budget as approved by the city council & library board;
  • Develop & implement long/short range plans & goals, interpret objectives, plan activities;
  • Maintain Tier Three level (top) State Accreditation Standards for library excellence;
  • Research & introduce new technology & formats into library operations;
  • Plan, draft & administer standard procedures for library operations & outreach services;
  • Represent library presence to other organizations in the community;
  • Seek local, county, and state funding necessary to finance projects & seek competitive bids;
  • Assign & formally evaluate work of all library employees;
  • Conduct staff orientation, workshops, and meetings;
  • Hire library employees in accordance with established procedures & maintain discipline & morale;
  • Prepare budget estimates, database, circulation, State Library Annual Report & other special reports;
  • Cooperate & consult with officials of other agencies on common library issues at city, county, regional, state, and national level;
  • Prepare publicity; conduct tours, and give speeches & programs for local groups & classes;
  • Develop interesting displays, flyers, brochures, and other PR materials;
  • Coordinate building maintenance, expansion, and capital improvement projects;
  • Act as liaison between the library board & the city council; attend & present department head update at monthly council meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of professional library science administration;
  • Library accounting, financial reporting & budget experience;
  • Working knowledge of library automation systems, MARC format cataloging, AACR2 rules and electronic databases;
  • Strong computer & desktop publishing skills;
  • Ability to coordinate library with other city & community activities;
  • Ability to organize & conduct training programs for other professional librarians & support staff;
  • Ability to speak & write effectively;
  • Strong public relations & marketing skills;
  • Must have strong customer service skills, ability to get along with others, initiative, good judgment, tact, and be courteous;

Education Requirements

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-Accredited school, either previously or within 3 years of hire;
  • Experience in professional library work & possession of any equivalent combination of experience & training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • Librarian Certification Courses through State Library of Iowa mandatory within first year of hire if MLS has not been previously acquired.

Full Benefit Package

  • Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, 100% paid for employee
  • Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program
  • Time Off: 4 Personal days, 7 paid holidays, 1 day/month sick leave accrual
  • IPERS Pension Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan

Must pass background & drug screening prior to Employment. Open until filled. EOE.

TO APPLY, scroll to bottom of page & click “Application Form.” 

 

FINANCE ASSISTANT

$21.81/hr.  Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm 

Duties Include

  • Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Maintenance of General Ledger
  • Maintain Fixed Asset Schedule; Maintain property schedules for city’s property insurance policy
  • Purchasing agent for supplies
  • Supports and cooperates with all City Departments in financial functions
  • Reports, including but not limited to bank reconciliation, sales tax reports, landfill and solid waste reports
  • Records Retention
  • Workers Compensation/Property and Liability Insurance Claims & Records
  • Secretary to Boards & Commissions as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of accounting & financial reporting principles
  • Ability to read and post numeric data accurately
  • Ability to work with increasing independence and responsibility
  • Ability to handle varied tasks simultaneously
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft office products and ability to adapt to and implement new technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers
  • Comprehensive reading, writing, calculation
  • Ability to develop a project and follow through to completion
  • Effective communication with the public
  • Ability to use discretion in working with vendors, following ethical procedures
  • Practice confidentially
  • Meet deadlines; answer questions; and prioritize projects

Education Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience in an area related to accounting
  • A 2-year business or accounting degree is preferred; may consider any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Full Benefit Package

  • Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, 100% paid for employee
  • Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program
  • Time Off: 4 Personal days, 7 paid holidays, 1 day/month sick leave accrual
  • IPERS Pension Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan

Must pass background & drug screening prior to Employment Open until filled. EOE.

TO APPLY, scroll to bottom of page & click “Application Form.”

 

Landfill CDL A Driver / Grounds Maintenance

Northern Plains Regional Landfill, near Graettinger, Iowa

Hours: Monday-Friday, up to 29 hours/week; flexible schedule

Wage: $ 18.22 – 20.01/hr. DOE

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operating Landfill Heavy Equipment
  • Landfill Maintenance Projects
  • Operating Semi-Tractor with a Tanker Trailer
  • Lawn mower operation
  • Pick up litter
  • General grounds maintenance
  • Assist with scale operations as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Basic computer skills
  • Requires Class A CDL License with Tanker Endorsement (or CDLA with ability to obtain tanker endorsement immediately after hire)

Successful candidates will be required to pass drug screening prior to employment. EOE. Open until filled.

TO APPLY, scroll to bottom of page & click “Application Form”

Questions? Call Jessica in Human Resources at 712-580-7200 ext. 230. EOE.

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General Employment Application:

Application Form

101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301

Email: info@spenceriowacity.com