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The City of Winfield is seeking a Full-Time Public Works Director/Zoning Administrator Position

Applications will be accepted until September 25, 2020

Job Title:  Public Works Director/Zoning Administrator

 Job Objective:  Responsible for the new construction of streets and storm sewers and maintenance and repair program for the City of Winfield Street Dept. and city parks.

Responsible for the coordination, scheduling, budgeting of the city utilities-gas, water, and sewer.

Job Function:

  • Supervise, direct and assist employees of the public works department
  • Plan safety training, keep all safety and training records, make sure all OSHA guidelines and standards are followed, develop and implement safety policies and procedures, attend safety meetings as required
  • Contact Person and responsible for the OSHA Safety programs and necessary updates with the assistance of the SASSO Safety Group which the City is a member of with assistance from the City Clerk
  • Perform and supervise the wide variety of tasks relevant to the Public Works Department that are necessary to keep Winfield in a well-groomed and progressive atmosphere
  • Maintain and repair streets, roadways, alleys, storm sewer system
  • Keep parks and other city property mowed and well groomed
  • Keep buildings clean and well maintained
  • Responsible for snow and ice removal on streets
  • Plan for, procure, and maintain in stock sufficient supplies to carry out duties and within budget constraints
  • Develop continual three year street improvement program
  • Prepare annual budget for the street department with the cooperation of the City Clerk
  • Coordinate and schedule the activities, prepare the budgets for the gas, water & sewer departments
  • Zoning Inspector for City, responsible for enforcing the zoning ordinances as set by the Council
  • Subject to random drug and alcohol testing

Job Standards:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Able to obtain the Water Certificate for Winfield Water Dept.-Grade 2 Water Treatment and Grade 2 Water Distribution-and necessary CEU’s to renew the certificate as necessary. 
  • Able to obtain Wastewater Certificate for a Grade 1 Wastewater Operation-and necessary CEU’s to renew the certificate as necessary.
  • Able to obtain CPO Certification (Certified Pool & Spa Operator)-and necessary CEU’s to renew the certificate as necessary.
  • Excellent public relation skills
  • Must possess valid CDL driver’s license as required by current City equipment
  • Required at times to lift over 50 pounds
  • Residency requirement to be determined

Critical Skills:

  • Present positive image of City
  • Able to operate dump truck, tractor with loader, maintainer and other equipment necessary to fulfill the position
  • Need to be honest and work cooperatively with other City employees and departments
  • Knowledge of working with and operating within a budget
  • Organized and able to make efficient use of time

The City of Winfield reserves the right to make revisions or additions to this position as they deem necessary.

Post offer physical, drug screen, and background check required. Salaries based on qualifications and experience.

Applications will be accepted until September 25, 2020. EOE


The City of Winfield consists of a Mayor, a five-member City Council, a City Clerk, and a Deputy City Clerk. Our Public Works department has three fulltime employees. The Winfield City Hall is located at 115 North Locust Street and is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Contact City Hall at (319) 257-6661 or email


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Starting in 1790, and every 10 years since, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States.  Responding to the census affects the amount of funding Winfield receives, your representation in government, and planning for our community.

 Beginning in mid-March, people will receive a notice in the mail to complete the 2020 Census.  Once you receive it, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail.  In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that haven’t responded to the census.

When completing the census, you should count everyone who is living in your household on April 1, 2020.  Your answers are confidential.  You can learn more about the 2020 Census by visiting

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Be prepared.

Be prepared

September has arrived, and autumn is well on its way.

As the summer heat begins to fade, and the first hints of red and gold begin to appear, it’s a great time to relax and enjoy the mild weather. Next Monday, September 7, is Labor Day/ Labour Day, a day which honors the achievements of our workforce —a "yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our countr[ies].” Department of Labor.  
So, take a break, rest from your labor, and enjoy the respite. 

Then, after your rest, take advantage of this time to plan ahead. September is considered “National Preparedness Month” in the US: a month to get ready, to get prepared for harsher weather and conditions that will be coming, and a time to prepare for any emergencies that might arise.  So, use this September to make sure that you —and your home— are ready.

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