The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
The City of Dubuque, Iowa (population 58,000) invites applications for the position of Forestry Technician. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing and supervising arboricultural tasks related to the daily operations of the urban forestry area of the Park Division. The successful candidate will possess experience in the planting, maintenance and removal of trees, brush and shrubbery; experience working with a diverse work force; an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in forestry or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. The City offers an hourly range of $22.52 to $25.25, and an attractive benefit package. The Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written entrance examination for this position at 6:00 p.m. on January 30, 2018, at the Five Flags Civic Center, located at Fourth and Locust Streets in Dubuque, Iowa. Please submit a Civil Service Application to the City Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2018. Civil Service Applications may be obtained in the City Personnel Office, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or email@example.com. The Civil Service Application, Benefit Summary and Job Description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE.
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