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Job Posting – Wastewater Superintendent

Posted: January 4, 2022

2022 City of Adel – Job Posting and Job Description for Wastewater Superintendent

City of Adel Employment Application

The City of Adel, a growing suburb in the vibrant Des Moines metropolitan area with a population of 6,153, is now accepting applications for the non-exempt position of Wastewater Superintendent.

This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Public Works Director:

  • The incumbent is responsible for the direct and indirect supervision of all City wastewater-related systems, including the Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Wastewater Collection System, and several Lift Stations.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for assigning, directing, and coordinating work among front-line personnel.
  • The incumbent will spend a majority of time performing administrative and supervisory functions, but participation in operations, maintenance, and other activities will be required as needed.
  • The incumbent will also work on special projects and in conjunction with other City departments, including assisting the Public Works Department as needed with tasks such as snow removal and emergency response.
  • A complete job description may be found at the link above, the office of the Public Works Director, or at Adel City Hall.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required.

Since 2017, the City has had four major wastewater projects totaling approximately $27 million in various stages of progress.

  1. A new 3.5 million gallon per day SBR Wastewater Treatment Plant (which is scheduled to be online Summer 2022).
  2. A new sanitary sewer main on Main Street in 2017.
  3. A new East Annex Lift Station in 2019.
  4. Work recently began on a southern lift station.

The candidate must possess or be able to obtain within six (6) months:

  1. A Grade III (3) Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  2. Must possess or be able to obtain within six (6) months a Class B Driver’s License.

A minimum of five years’ experience in the operation of a wastewater system or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Further qualifications are listed in the job description.

The annual salary range for this position is $65,000 – $75,000, with a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including State of Iowa retirement.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a City application (see link above) to Anthony Brown, City Administrator, at or by drop-box or mail to Adel City Hall, 301 South 10th Street, Adel, Iowa, 50003.

This job posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

An initial review of candidates will be completed on Monday, January 31, 2022, with interviews being scheduled shortly thereafter.

For more information on this opportunity, please call (515) 993-4525 or email or

The City of Adel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.