City of Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital city and is the commercial, financial, transportation, and governmental hub of Iowa.  Extending over 80 square miles, Des Moines is home to over 212,000 people and the central city of a metropolitan area of approximately 634,000. Des Moines is a vibrant city, intersected by the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers.

Des Moines is a city with many cultural amenities, ease of commuting, Iowa State government, three higher education institutions, good schools, ample shopping, affordable housing, fine dining, great health care, and a stable high-performing local government. It also is the home of the Iowa State Fair and is the host to countless conventions, trade shows, and sporting and entertainment events each year.


3 job(s) at City of Des Moines

City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 21, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to operate heavy trucks and related equipment; to assist in loading and unloading trucks; to perform related construction and maintenance work; and to do related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to completion of the tenth grade and two years of experience in the operation of various types of trucks. Possession of a valid Iowa Class A CDL allowing the operation of vehicles with airbrakes. Certain job assignments may require a tank endorsement. Required Special Qualifications Special Note: Civil Service employees who are currently employed in this classification and wish to transfer or who previously held this position and wish to take a voluntary demotion should notify the Human Resources Office of their interest prior to the application deadline. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Drives a truck engaged in hauling materials, supplies, and refuse. May operate tank trucks in hauling water or sprinkling streets. Operates boom trucks loading logs, drives 4 ranger tower truck. Spreads gravel, salt, sand, oil and other materials used on roads. Dumps loads; acts as swamper in loading and unloading. Picks up and delivers supplies and personnel as directed. Drives automatic packer truck; collects and hauls refuse. Drives truck with snow plow attachments; may operate other equipment of a comparable nature as necessary. Patches roads, cleans culverts, cuts brush and performs other routine unskilled manual tasks. Does minor servicing and maintenance on assigned equipment. Keeps mileage and service records. Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 18, 2019
Part Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, assists patrons, assists staff with the facilitation of scheduled programs and events including set-ups, tear downs, monitoring patron activity and general maintenance duties; and performs related work as required. Salary Range: $9.00 - $10.71, or minimum wage, if more. PLEASE NOTE: Location of work assignment and scheduled work hours will vary by position and season. Accepting applications until the application deadline or until all vacancies are filled, whichever occurs first. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be at least 18 years of age.Previous experience working with the general public is preferred. Required Special Qualifications Possession of an applicable valid driver's license is required where assigned duties require driving responsibilities. The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position.Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within thirteen (13) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable, driving record background checks.Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire. Only U.S. Citizens and Legal Aliens are eligible for hire. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Collects various fees from patrons and makes change; Provides assistance to patrons; Directs parking and pedestrian traffic; May need to place signage providing directional information; Assists in monitoring events, scheduled programming and overseeing patron activity; and alerts supervisor of any problems that arise; Picks-up loose trash and/or debris and disposes in waste receptacles; Prepares and maintains various park and recreational facilities and venues hosting scheduled programming, events and patron participation. Event related preparedness may include but not limited to opening and closing facilities; set-ups; tear downs; shoveling and blowing snow; supplying restrooms; decorating; pulling weeds and mopping and/or sweeping floors; Assists with concessions including operating cash register and serving food as needed; May need to guard vendor property as needed in preparation of a scheduled event or program; May oversee the activities of a group of participants within a scheduled program to ensure completeness of assigned tasks. Closing Date/Time: 8/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
Distinguishing Features of the Class Oversees activities and participants at the City wading pools. May work upto 40 hours per week; between 9 AM and 8 PM, Monday-Sunday, May-August. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be 16 years of age. Required Special Qualifications DRIVING RESTRICTIONS FOR 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS. American Red Cross Community CPR and First Aid required by first day of employment.Free CPR/First Aid certification courses are available throughtheCity of DesMoinesPark and Recreation Department. Formore information, please contact Tim Smith at (515) 248-6314. Application deadline isaccepteduntil such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions, whichever occurs first. Hiring preference given to those applicants who held the position with the City of Des Moines during last summer employment season. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Organizes, plans and leads a wide variety of recreation activities such as day camps, youth programs, summer playground programs, arts and crafts, sports, games and special events supervising participants in these activities; Maintains discipline and observes necessary precautions to ensure safety of activity and program participants; Warns community center patrons against hazardous practices and instructs them on facility rules; Issues and monitors use of recreation supplies and equipment; Maintains attendance and activity records and creates and updates regular reports; Collects admission and class registration fees and writes receipts; May drive a vehicle for transportation of program/activity participants and performs related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 7/15/2019 5:00 PM Central