Frequently Asked Questions about Employment at IGLSD
The jobs at the Sanitary District can be broken down into three general categories:
1. Office Staff
2. Collection System Staff
3. Plant Operations Staff
This job is not be a good fit if you don't like small spaces.
Part of the job may be to go into a manhole. That requires you to go through a two-foot (24 inch) diameter hole and is generally about one-foot (12 inches deep) to get into the manhole that is usually four feet wide. The Sanitary District follows safety requirements very closely, so going into a manhole an employee wears a harness and is lower in by a cable on a winch. Some the Sanitary District manholes are over 30 feet deep.
The hours at the Sanitary District are 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Collections System Technicians and Plant Operators are on call once every 11 weeks. The on call employee will work the weekend that they are on call. The weekend hours are 7:30am to 11:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. The person on call gets the following Friday off after working the weekend.
Yes, the Sanitary District is a governmental entity established by Iowa Code. Full time employees of the Sanitary District have IPERS as a retirement plan.
We avoid coming in contact with wastewater as much as possible. We provide protective gear such as rubber gloves, face shields, safety glasses, rain gear, waders among other items for the employees to stay out of contact with the wastewater. Accidents do happen and at some point an employee will have contact with wastewater. The District also have hand sanitizer that can be carried in all the trucks.