Dept. of Public Works Employee - Stanley

City of Stanley

The City of Stanley is accepting applications for a Department of Public Works (DPW) Employee. Applicants must obtain a Basic Water Operator Certification within two years and obtain an Advanced Wastewater Operator Certification within five years. Applications can be requested at the City Clerk’s Office located at 353 South Broadway Street, Stanley, WI 54768 or via email at All cover letters, resumes and City of Stanley applications must be received by noon on Thursday May 24, 2018 to be considered for this position. The City of Stanley is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Works Employee Job Description:

This position is under the direct supervision of the Water operator in Charge and the Wastewater Operator and reports to the Mayor and City Council. This position involves a variety of duties to carry out the day to day operations of the public works department in a safe and efficient manner. The majority of the work duties will be in the water and wastewater departments.



1.       Repair and maintenance of the sanitary sewers and water mains. Participates in the installation of water services, mains, and sanitary sewer, including excavation, pipe placement, etc.

2.       Repair, installation, and maintenance of water and wastewater pumps including wiring of motors and general knowledge of electrical systems.

3.       Operate all City Owned equipment, vehicles, and machinery.

4.       The ability to operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant

5.       The ability to operate the Water Treatment Plants and assist with reading meters on a quarterly basis.

6.       Maintenance and repair of road surfaces, which include the removal of snow and ice from city streets, alleys, and sidewalks. Assure proper sanding and salting of all surfaces for safety   purposed.

7.       Assist with spring and fall clean-up for the city (chip brush and miscellaneous items) for proper disposal.

8.       Be available for an emergency situation in the city. Calls may originate from the City Crew, the Stanley Police Department, the Stanley Fire Department, or the Chippewa or Clark County Sheriff’s Departments. Assistance would vary depending on the emergency.

9.       Perform any other duties or task assigned by your direct supervisor, the Mayor, or City Council.


1.       High School Diploma

2.       Ability to complete assigned tasks without constant supervision. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

3.       Ability to communicate effectively with the general public.

4.       General knowledge of mechanics, basic chemistry, and electrical systems.

5.       Must have or immediately obtain a valid State of Wisconsin Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and also maintain it.

6.       Within two years, applicants must obtain a Basic Water Operator Certification and within five years obtain an Advanced Wastewater Operator Certification.

7.       Willing to work a rotation schedule on weekends.

8.       Willingness to work a possible shift rotation if future growth requires additional coverage hours in water and/or sewer plant operations.

9.       After training is completed, the work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and a weekend rotation.


The starting hourly wage is $17.60 with a $0.25/hour raise with the passing of each certification test and a fringe benefit package. Successful candidate will work a five person weekend rotation with paid overtime.  Send application and resume by noon on Thursday May 24, 2018 to Clerk Treasurer Ketty Clow, City of Stanley, P.O. Box 155, Stanley, WI. (715) 644-5758. The City of Stanley is an equal opportunity employer.

  • This position was posted on: 05-09-2018.
  • It will be removed on: 05-24-2018.