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.

 

 

8 job(s) at City of Des Moines

City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 03, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to instruct certified swimming instruction programs and safeguard swimming pool/aquatic center patrons in various water areas and depths of aquatic facilities, and to ensure proper use of pool area. Approximate Employment Duration : Up to 30 hours per week. 120 days appointments from May until August. Deadline : Applicationsareaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be 16 years of age, AND Must have the ability to obtain (by date of employment) a current certificationin First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Candidates who possess a current certificationas an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) bythe start of employment will be compensated at a starting rate of $10.50 (Range: $10.50-$12.39) Candidates who do not possess a current WSI certificationbythe start ofemployment will be compensated at a starting rate of $9.50 (Range: $9.50-$11.36) Candidates accepting a conditional offer of employment as a Swim Instructor with the City of Des Moines will have the opportunity to be offeredto take the Water Safety Instructor training class through the City of Des Moines in June. You have the opportunity to be reimbursed for this training by committing to teaching swim lessons for the City of Des Moines throughout the summer. Alternatively, Water Safety Instructor classes are offered year round throughout the community. Required Special Qualifications 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) Instructs various levels of the Swimming and Water Safety program curriculum for American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn to Swim and other Red Cross Water Safety courses and presentations; Adapts teaching approaches to the ages, experiences and abilities of participants so they can meet course objectives; Communicates regularly with participants and their parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress; Maintains personal health, fitness and endurance; Enforces rules governing the conduct of persons at the swimming pools; Performs cleaning duties related to opening, operating and closing the facilities.; Attend required in-service meetings; Recognizes emergency situations and reacts appropriately in a quick and calm manner; Recognizes potentially hazardous conditions and intercedes to correct such conditions; Assists with completion of course records and reports; and performs other related work as assigned. Closing Date/Time: 7/6/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. 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. 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: 7/13/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Provides professional planning on proposed parks projects; performs directly related work as required. The principal function of an employee in this class is to design, construct, and develop parks, recreational areas and related facilities through planning and implementation of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of employees in the Development and Planning Division. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other City and Departmental employees, consultants, outside contractors, park patrons and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in both a general office environment and an outdoor work environment. Please review the Development and Planning Administrator brochure for details. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field; and Considerable experience in parks or landscape planning and project management with at least three years of supervisory or lead work experience in parks and recreation, planning, architecture, or landscape architecture; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Registration as a Landscape Architect preferred. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides direct supervision to the Parks Development and Planning Division by setting priorities and objectives; Provides technical advice to the department; Prepares project plans, specifications and bid documents; Troubleshoots miscellaneous design and project problems; Analyzes the budget status of CIP projects; Prepares construction drawings, including grading, layout and planting plans and construction details; Coordinates, schedules and oversees materials, equipment, labor and work activities to ensure the completion of construction and repair projects; Prepares Request For Proposal documents for distribution to planning and design consultants; Participates in the preparation of CIP budgets and monitors the budget status of CIP projects; Participates in the selection of consultants and collaborates with consultants through the design and planning processes; Collects field information for use in planning activities, including topography information, existing conditions, adjacent land uses and existing vegetation; Prepares cost estimates on park improvements; Coordinates planning and construction activities with other departments and divisions; Oversees the construction of parks improvements by contractors and in-house staff; Coordinates the participation of neighborhood and community groups in parks planning activities; Makes recommendations for materials and equipment used in construction; Performs special projects for the Parks and Recreation Director as requested; Oversees department's agreements and lease database; Evaluates needs within the Parks and Recreation Department and recommends policy changes/developments to address those needs; Manages budget, legal and human resource needs of the Development and Planning Division in compliance with policy and law; Administers and maintains an ongoing comprehensive property management inventory program for the Parks and Recreation Department; Manages park construction projects, repair and improvements, including identifying needs of all work in the areas of neighborhood and regional parks, sports complexes, swimming pools, recreational facilities, river front facilities, and recreational trails; Sets Division goals, implements short term and long-range plans, performs problem solving within Division operations and allocates resources to ensure efficient and effective operations; Provides input and review of beautification projects within areas of other City Departments or in public urban areas; Oversees land acquisition for the development of future city parks, public boulevards and municipal building landscapes; Oversees the coordination of Capital Improvement Projects and their compliance with the Strategic Plan, the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan and other long-range planning guidelines; Oversees the implementation of ADA requirements within parks and municipal buildings and the City's Access Advisory Committee; Performs research on parks projects in other municipalities as assigned for use in developing future parks use concepts; Leads Central Iowa Trails Advisory Committee; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions, and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 7/20/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances. Recruitment for this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the timeline for testing and filling this vacancy may be impacted by the pandemic and will proceed as soon as possible after the closing of the job announcement. The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform tree care and maintenance of trees along streets, in parks, and on other municipal property. EXAMINATION: All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be scheduled for a performance and written examination that will be scheduled at a later date. Qualified applicants will be notified via their preferred method of the time and place of the exams, which will consist of a written exam followed by the performance exam. The performance exam consists of a knot tying and chainsaw demonstration and a timed manual tree climb using only ropes. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Acceptable Experience and Training High School graduation or GED and three (3) years of full-time, paid experience as a tree pruner-climber.(Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week.Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.) Must be a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire. Must be an Iowa Certified Pesticide Applicator in categories #2, #30T, or #6, or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire. Possession of a valid Class B CDL allowing the operation of vehicles with airbrakes. Required Special Qualifications Please Note: Photocopy submittal of all relevantcertificates are required by the application deadline to avoid application disqualification.If you possessa Non-Iowa Driver'sLicense,submittal of driving records is required by the application deadline to avoidapplication disqualification. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Inspects trees and shrubs for insects, diseases, split or weak branch attachments, and other abnormalities. Performs tree care maintenance such as pruning, removal, planting, mulching, staking, fertilizing and watering. Operates heavy equipment (e.g., aerial portion of bucket truck, chipper truck, chipper, etc.) utilized to prune and remove trees. Operates and maintains manual and motorized equipment (e.g., chain saws, power pruner, stump grinder, root pruner, hand tools, etc.) at ground level and at heights up to 70 ft. Trims trees using climbing ropes and saddle. Uses proper safety equipment, monitors working conditions, and reports problems to supervisor. Interacts with other City departments and the public to accomplish work. Provides feedback to supervisors to enhance operations. Keeps accurate records of time spent and equipment used on each job. May work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary in response to emergencies (e.g. storms, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, etc.) related to public tree removal. May work in harsh weather conditions (e.g., xtreme hot or cold temperatures, rain, snow, etc.) with frequent exposure to environmental hazards (e.g., pollens, poison ivy, dust, etc). Performs other duties as assigned. Closing Date/Time: 7/13/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction, to supervise a survey crew engaged in making a variety of field engineering surveys and to do related work as required.The principal function of an employee in this job classification is to conduct a variety of semi-professional surveying task, including crew chief, operation of survey equipment, perform calculating and prepare survey documents. To review the complete Job Description click here . PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school, or possession of a GED; AND Four years of experience in field survey work. OR An equivalent combination in which each two years of additional experience may be substituted for one year of education, or one year of additional technical education may be substituted for one year of experience. NOTE: If substituting education for experience, transcripts need to be submittedto the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by the application deadline date. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen; and Possess a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. Please submitto the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by theapplication deadline date. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Make field survey crew assignments; Operates various survey instruments and recorders, to determine lines, angles,distances, elevations, etc and instructs other crew members in their operation; Instructs subordinates on important details of assignment, plus check field notes and computations submitted by party members for completeness and accuracy; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Ability to operate wide variety of current survey equipment, such as levels, total stations, GPS's and other instrumentation as technology changes; Performs simple engineering and surveying drafting duties as directed; Keep proper field notes showing distances, angles, benchmarks, etc; checks work for completeness and accuracy; Make sketches of surveys, keep survey records, and train subordinates on how to do the same; Perform and assign routine manual work including clearing the line of sight, locating monuments and setting stakes and hubs;. Performs land surveys and performs surveying duties associated with civic construction projects; Researches property records at the County and City to help determine land property boundaries; Interprets various legal documents on land ownership and incorporates findings into property descriptions; Enters survey instrument data into appropriate computer software, checks and edits, before sending job to project manager. Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full 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. Duration of work assignment is from May to September. Deadline : Applicationare accepteduntil such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. 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. 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. 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: 7/13/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 30, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to safeguard swimming pool/aquatic center patrons in various water areas and depths of aquatic facilities, and to ensure proper use of pool area. Positions areavailable at the following aquatic centers and pools : Ashworth; Birdland; Nahas; Northwest and Teachout. Approximate employment duration : Approximately 40 hours per week. Assigned work hours between8:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and holidays from May-September. Deadline : Applications areaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants having the ability to work consistently throughout the season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be 15 years of age and able to secure a work permit. Required Special Qualifications Candidates are required to possess a valid and current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification and CPRCertificationor have the ability to obtain required certifications by employment startdate. Certifications may be obtained through the American Red Cross andmust be valid through September 10, 2020 . Candidates accepting a conditional offer of employment as a Lifeguard with the City of Des Moines will be offered the opportunity to take the Lifeguard training class through the City of Des Moines (class datesTBD). The registration fee will be waived for those who work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 16, 2020. Those who do not work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 16, 2020 will be required to pay a pro-rated amount for the certification training. Alternatively, lifeguard classes are offered year round throughout the community. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screenare required prior to hire. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Enforces all rules and regulations regarding public health and safety; Warns patrons against hazardous practices and instructs patrons on facility rules; Assists persons in distress by applying lifeguarding techniques and performing water rescues; Applies First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation as needed. Maintains constant watch for accidents or potential accidents or hazards in all water areas and depths of aquatic facilities; Possess and utilize superior customer service skills; Assists with maintenance work on or around the aquatic facilities; Performs cleaning duties relative to opening, operating, and closing the facilities as well as vacuuming the pool, cleaning floors, counters, restrooms, decks and landscaped areas; Lifeguards may be required to work before or after public swimming hours for special aquatic programs or facility rentals. Closing Date/Time: 7/6/2020 12:00 AM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 23, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Performs cashiering duties and monitors patrons using City owned aquatic and pool facilities including slides. Positions areavailable at the following aquatic centers and pools : Birdland; Nahas; and Teachout. Typicallyworksup to 30 hours per week, occasionally up to 40 hours per week . Appointments arethrough Labor Day. Assigned work hours between 11:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and holidays. Deadline : Applications areaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants having the ability to work consistently throughout the season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be at least 16 years of age. Prior cashier experience preferred. CPR and first aid certification required. Required Special Qualifications 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) Performs cashiering duties and monitors patrons using City owned aquatic and pool facilities including slides; Enforces allfacility rules and regulations regarding public health and safety; Assists in emergency situations by reacting appropriately in a quick and calm manner as part of the facilities emergency action plan; Assists with maintenance work on or around the aquatic facilities; Performs cleaning duties relative to opening, operating and closing the facilities as well as cleaning floors, counters, restrooms, decks and landscaped area; Attends required in-service training throughout employment. Closing Date/Time: 7/13/2020 5:00 PM Central