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The City of Mt. Vernon is accepting applications to fill an opening in the Public Works Department.   The Operator will assist in day-to-day operations in the street department and is under the direction of the Lead Operator and Public Works Director.

The successful candidate will need to have knowledge of practices, techniques, equipment, tools, materials, and supplies used in street construction, maintenance, and repair.  Entry level knowledge of safety regulations, protocols, principles, practices and procedures for street construction, maintenance, and repair; ground maintenance and erosion repair control are preferred but not required.  Candidates will possess the ability to learn and follow techniques in excavation, water main repair, park maintenance and snow removal. Candidates will be responsible for maintaining a positive attitude with staff and the public as well as a willingness to learn and to work with others in a team-oriented environment.

Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED.  Applicants must have the ability to maintain a valid Iowa Driver’s license, CDL certification with air brakes or ability to obtain CDL with air brakes and pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Resumes and/or applications will be accepted until May 10, 2024 or until the position has been filled.  A full job description can be found on the city website.


City of Mt. Vernon
Eldon Downs
Public Works Director

213 First Street NW
Mt. Vernon, IA  52314