Career Opportunities with our business partners

Two career-level business members of the ISU Alumni Association have recently announced career opportunities for which they want to hire Iowa Staters. Check out the descriptions below and share with your #IowaState network!

If you would like the opportunity to recruit Iowa Staters as a career-level business member, contact Angela Tharp at or (515) 294-9603.

And for information about ISUAA career resources, visit today.


Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists (BARS) has an employment opportunity for an experienced Risk Control Specialist to service the state of Iowa. BARS services customers nationwide in regional grain storage and marketing, grower-packer-shippers, and food and beverage distribution, among others.

This position will be responsible for providing on-site risk control surveys at both prospective and existing policyholder locations for the purposes of gathering underwriting information and providing suggestions for risk improvement. Will also contribute to BARS development of safety materials and programs. Must actively participate in agribusiness organizations of which our insureds are members.

Risk Control Specialist
Date Opened: 4/22/2016
Location: Iowa
City: Open


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years loss control experience in property & casualty insurance strongly preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of commercial agribusiness is helpful
  • Solid knowledge of safety regulations, standards and techniques for loss prevention
  • Professional designations, such as CSP, ALCM, ARM or CPCU is a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information to small and/or large groups
  • Must be well organized and a self-starter
  • Valid drivers’ license and acceptable motor vehicle report required

This position is a remote (work from home) role with a company vehicle.

BARS offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you are interested in a career at BARS, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration.

Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists
Human Resources
11201 Douglas Avenue
P.O. Box 1594
Urbandale, IA 50322

Apply Online

Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists participates in E-Verify and maintains a drug-free workplace.
Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of compliance with all federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment.

The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for this classification. The list will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in this classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.

Under direction of the Public Works Director this individual will be responsible for the detailed analysis, review, and daily maintenance of the Public Works Operating and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budgets, successfully performing a variety of administrative tasks, developing and assisting with public outreach initiatives, and related work as required or assigned.

Salary: $22.29 – $31.79 Hourly
$46,359.00 – $66,125.00 Annually
Closing Date: May 31, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Examples of Essential Job Functions:

Coordinates the calculation and compilation of the Public Works Operating budgets as well as the Public Works portion of the Capital Improvements Program budget; develops and prepares department budget reports; reviews and recommends changes to approved budgets. Responsible for reviewing monthly expenses, correcting accounting errors, and recommending solutions to ensure expenditure compliance with budget. Confirms budget status for Council Action Forms. Processes construction progress payments and change orders to verify funding and provide necessary reporting; processes reimbursement requests from grants and other sources; develops and maintains construction grant records; prepares billing reports for developers; generates purchase orders and pays invoices. Interprets and recommends changes to departmental policies and procedures. Conducts special research, analysis and report preparation. Develops and maintains operational procedures, records and personnel files. Acts as a public outreach liaison for the department; provides information and follow-up to the public and contractors regarding public works activities; prepares press releases, writes articles and serves as a communication point of contact for the Public Works department. Coordinates work with the Administrative Services work group, as needed.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field; at least one year of experience in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting complex information such as budgetary, accounting, technical or operational data. Internships will not be counted toward the experience requirement.

*Pay will be commensurate on education, experience and qualifications.*

Applications must be filed online here. For more information about this position, please click here.

Please contact the City of Ames with any questions regarding this position.
City of Ames
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010


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