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.

 

 

21 job(s) at City of Des Moines

City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
May 05, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general direction, performs database operational support to ensure city-wide databases are available and running smoothly 24/7 providing a seamless flow of information throughout the organization while considering backend data structure and frontend accessibility. Provides support and training to end users including business unit operations personnel, staff in IT Operations: Applications, Help Desk, Infrastructure, and Business Analysts. Performs other related duties as assigned. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Database Administration or related field, or a Bachelor's Degree in Business/Public Administration with major coursework in information systems, computer science, or database administration; and Considerable experience in database administration, application database development, database architecture, or a related field; or Any combination of experience, education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. MCSE/MCSA certification preferred. NOTE: Certifications and Educational Transcripts need to be submitted to 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 A candidate will be required to successfully pass a post-offer drug screen and physical examination. Must possess a valid Iowa Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Implements design of databases to ensure the storage, security, selection and retrieval of information is performed logically, orderly and efficiently; Install and maintain database software and servers for the organization; Ensure quality performance of databases and their servers; Develop processes for optimizing and ensuring database security; Set and maintain database standards; Manage, maintain, and secure database access; Performance tuning of database systems; Install, upgrade, and manage database applications for both third party and internally built software; Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors; Recommend and implement emerging database technologies; Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards; Create automation for repeating database tasks; Be available for on-call support as needed; Other duties as assigned. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Performs professional research and development activities in the preparation and administration of the City's annual operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program; performs directly related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Public Administration; or a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related, or CPA certification; AND Considerable directly related experience in public sector research and budgetary development; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. NOTE: Transcripts verifying degree conferred must be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department by the application deadline to receive credit. Please send electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 . 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. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Utilizes research methodologies, statistical techniques and the compilation of empirical data to perform budget analysis for the purpose of designing, planning and developing the operating budget of several municipal departments; Develops capital budgets in assigned areas; Coordinates the work of and provides technical assistance to professional staff in the monitoring and managing of budgeted resources; Develops long-range budget plans in coordination with departmental staff; Analyzes departmental budget requests and makes recommendations based on the results; Assists departments in the development and preparation of policy options for consideration by the City Manager or City Council; Performs fiscal, statistical and personnel staffing studies; Conducts internal audits on budget implementation and related financial activities; Monitors departmental revenues and expenditures to ensure compliance with City policies and procedures, state and federal requirements and related guidelines; Conducts research and analysis on subjects and issues that impact the organization or the citizens of Des Moines; Coordinates and administers grants within municipal departments as required; Assists departments in research projects, grant writing, development of requests for proposals, or other activities designed to improve operating efficiency or effectiveness; 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' and other organizations 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: 6/1/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, performs professional procurement work related to the purchase of commodities, general services, professional services, and construction for the City; performs related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course or formal training in, Business or Public Administration, or a related field AND Two years of experience purchasing goods and services from a variety of suppliers, Experience may be substituted for education at the rate of two years of experience for one year of education. Experience in the public sector, CPPB (Certified Professional Public Buyer), or applicable certification preferred. Valid Iowa driver's license, or ability to acquire the same within a reasonable time, is required. NOTE: Transcripts verifying degree conferred must be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department by the application deadline to receive credit. Please send electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 . 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. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Selects sources of supplies and equipment using formal or informal purchasing methods as appropriate to procure needed items; Acts as liaison to departments to determine purchasing needs; Meets with suppliers to discuss product lines, and adaptability of products to the needs of the department; Checks item samples of suppliers to determine conformance to specifications and to evaluate capability of supplier to meet department's needs; requests input from requesting department or technical experts when necessary; recommends or awards bids and quotes based on suitability and price; Develops and maintains files of supplier catalogs, bidder lists, contract bids and quotations; Recommends items or services for purchase, distribution contract material and awards to departments; Monitors the processing of requisitions and purchase orders and ensures their accuracy; Maintains verbal and written communication with City departments, vendors, and manufacturers regarding procurement related projects; Develops formal and informal bid and proposal documents for the procurement of commodities, general services, professional services, and construction projects; Conducts the competitive bidding and negotiation processes for the purchase of products and services including professional services and construction; Tabulates and analyzes bids and prepares associated reports; Determines compliance with applicable laws and policies and responsiveness to bid and proposal requirements; Negotiates contract terms including scope of work, price, terms, and conditions; Plans, coordinates, and facilitates meetings; Assists using departments in contract administration and conflict resolution; follows up with accounting division, vendors, and using departments regarding quality, performance, shipping, and invoicing problems; Identifies sourcing methods and determines sources of supply; Develops and maintains reports and forms for various activities including bidder lists; Provides input for purchasing policies and procedures and assists with preparation and maintenance of related documents; Plans, organizes, and coordinates surplus disposal through various methods; Trains staff in the use of automated requisitioning and in the application of purchasing policies and procedures; Assists in other activities of the division including courier service; Reviews vendor submittals and invoices for correctness and compliance with contract terms. Researches financial records and prepares related reports; Acts for the Procurement Administrator in his/her absence or as directed; Performs related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 5/19/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction, to perform responsible educational, investigative, conciliatory, public relations and administrative work in enforcing equal opportunity, fair employment and fair housing practices and to assist in promoting human rights programs. Please Note : This position conducts investigations of formal complaints of dis­crimination in the areas of employment, fair housing, and public accommodations Acceptable Experience and Training Bachelor's degree in International Relations, English, History, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Business or Public Administration or related field; preferably with coursework in human rights, civil rights, American History, equal opportunity/affirmative action law, business law, research methods or statistics; and One year of experience in research and statistical analysis, intergroup relations work, or investigations: experience in these areas must pertain to civil rights laws, employment laws, social issues, criminal investigations, or related area; or Any equivalent combination in which each additional two years of related experience may be substituted for one year of education, but in no case may experience be substituted for more than two years of educa­tion. Multi-lingual Fluency is Preferred NOTE: Transcripts verifying degree conferred and courses completed need to be submitted to 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 Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Candidates for this position will be required to pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Conducts investigations of formal complaints of dis­crimination in the areas of employment, fair housing, and public accommodations; interviews complainants, respondents and witnesses; analyzes and reviews evidence received from parties; identifies, obtains, and analyzes comparative evidence; researches principles and controlling precedents, and recommends disposition of complaints. Assists in conciliation and public hearing procedures and activities. Plans educational programs pertaining to the principles of equal opportunity and fair employment practices and presents such programs to com­munity organizations, employers and others. Uses the techniques of education, conciliation and persuasion to achieve mutually satisfactory solutions to human rights and discrimination concerns. Prepares formal and informal research reports on extent of discrimination in housing, employment and other areas of community involvement. Plans, organizes and presents workshops, panels, seminars and lectures to various civic, educa­tional, business and labor groups to promote civil and human rights understanding. Performs other related duties as assigned. Closing Date/Time: 5/21/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under supervision, to act as a staff assistant to the supervisor of an organizational unit; to assist with routine administrative detail; and to do related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to graduation from college in business or public administration or a related field. Required Special Qualifications College transcripts are required by the application deadline. If substituting education for years of experience, FAILURE TO SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION MAY CAUSE APPLICATION DISQUALIFICATION. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Helps to develop operating procedures to implement approved programs and policies. Makes investigations of assigned administrative problems and prepares reports and recommendations. Answers inquiries from the public. Assumes responsibility for assigned projects or functions. Assists in the preparation of specifications for the purchase of departmental supplies and equipment. Conducts research projects. Attends staff meetings and conferences.Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 23, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Develops, manages and leads activities related to the Urban Forest in the City of Des Moines. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in Arboriculture or closely related field; and A minimum of five (5) years experience in arboriculture; and Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture is required. Possession of valid Iowa Drivers License or evidence of equivalent mobility. Registered Consulting Arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists or Board Certified Master Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture preferred. Required Special Qualifications Possession of valid Iowa Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility. Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. NOTE: Transcripts verifying degree conferred, copies of certifications need or out of state driving records have to be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department to receive credit. Please send 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 . Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Manages the Forestry Division of the Public Works Department; Responsible for all city owned trees; Works with other city departments on tree related matters; Develops, leads and maintains the Urban Forest Master Plan; Acts as a liaison to varying Boards and Commissions, including the DNR, Trees Forever, Tree City USA/Arbor Day, ISU-Forestry Department, Parks Board, Planning and Zoning and Des Moines neighborhood Groups; Performs planning, data collection and reporting activities including a complete inventory of all city owned trees; Makes presentations to various civic, professional and other related groups on the care and maintenance of trees; Recommends Capital Improvement Program projects and prepares, monitors and recommends related expenditures; Reviews site plans, specifications, contracts, etc. for compliance with codes, ordinances, zoning, etc. related to trees; Oversees the City's Tree Mitigation Ordinance and Policy; Enforces City tree ordinances, design, design standards and municipal specifications; recommends changes to such when necessary through the appropriate approval process. Inspects and reports on the need to treat trees for diseases, parasites, etc.; Manages and/or coordinates specific tree programs, i.e. Oak Wilt Program, Emerald Ash Borer program, etc; Develops and implements plans, strategies, and programs to conserve, preserve and proliferate trees and urban forests; Closing Date/Time: 6/18/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 22, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction, supervises and directs a specialized area within the total City's recreation program, or a specialized type of recreation activity, and performs related work as required. Approximate employment duration : Up to 40 hours per week. Appointments from May through September. Deadline : Applications are accepted 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 this position is currently limited or not being performed. The position is posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of responsible recreational experience, including concentration in one or more specialties in the field of recreation or athletics. A college degree in recreation, leisure services, education or related field may be substituted for the required two years of experience. If substituting education for years of experience, transcripts need to be submitted to 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 at the time of application. Required Special Qualifications Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, and/or an applicable, valid driver's license is required when work assignment requires said certification and/or involves driving a vehicle. Free CPR/First Aid certification courses are available through the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department for those offered employment in this position. For more information, please contact Austin Tasler at (515) 248-6330. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Leads assigned activities and supervises others in leading activities; Trains staff in leadership techniques, methods of activity planning, safety and public relations; Works closely with other recreation staff to assure the proper development of assigned activities; Organizes and supervises one or more activities such as summer playground programs, aquatics programs, day camps, trips, arts and cultural activities, nature activities, sports and games, special population, senior activities or special events; Recruits and trains staff and volunteers to assist with program implementation, lead programs and ensure safety of participants; Tracks participation statistics; Maintains necessary records and submits required reports. Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 12:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 20, 2021
Part Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Facilitates public information, data collection and marketing/promotion programs to increase public knowledge and awareness of services and development efforts for the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department's various facilities, programs and special events as necessary. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school; and Two to four years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, or related field; A college degree in communications, marketing, advertising or a related field may substituted for two years of required experience. Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post employment offer physical examination and drug screen. APPLICABLE COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY APPLICATION DEADLINE. FAILURE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS MAY RESULT IN APPLICATION DISQUALIFICATION. Required Special Qualifications The City of Des Moines Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. 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. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Assists with plans, public relations, and promotional programs to increase attendance at and awareness of departmental sponsored facilities and events. Assists in the development and maintenance of departmental web pages. Develops advertising, marketing, and promotional kits for special events and trade shows. Assists with implementation of an integrated communication plan. Designs, lays out and develops brochures, fliers, publications and other promotional pieces. Writes and distributes news releases. Writes, edits and proofs articles for articles for the City Source, departmental newsletters and other publications as requested. Assists and conducts photo and video shoots. Provides organizational and logistical support for trade shows conferences, special receptions, open houses or similar promotional events. Assists department staff or contractors who manage related marketing programs including advertising, web page, television spots, and promotional materials in support of stated marketing objectives. Assists in social media marketing including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Performs related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Temporary
Distinguishing Features of the Class Performs cashiering duties and monitors patrons using City owned aquatic and pool facilities including slides. Positions are available at the following aquatic centers and pools : Birdland; Nahas; and Teachout. Approximate employment duration : Typically works up to 30 hours per week, occasionally up to 40 hours per week. Appointments are May through Labor Day. Assigned work hours between 11:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and holidays. Deadline : Applications are accepted 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 positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are 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 all facility 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: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
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 are available at the following aquatic centers and pools : Ashworth; Birdland; Nahas; Northwest and Teachout. Approximate employment duration : Approximately 40 hours per week. Assigned work hours between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and holidays from May-September. Deadline : Applications are accepted 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 positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are 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 CPR Certification or have the ability to obtain required certifications by employment start date. Certifications may be obtained through the American Red Cross and must be valid through September 10, 2021 . 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 dates TBD). The registration fee will be waived for those who work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 16, 2021. Those who do not work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 16, 2021 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 if applicable driving record background checks.Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. If you have current certifications such as American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED and/or First Aid, please attach these to your application. 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: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction to perform inspection services on a wide range of non-complex municipal construction projects; performs directly related work as required. Approximate employment duration : This is a 6-9 month assignment. Employment period is between March and November; 40 plus hours per week; Monday-Saturday. Deadline : Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from High School or possession of a GED; and Some experience in public works andor building trades construction; OR Any equivalent combination of related education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Prior experience in civil engineering technology and/or public improvement construction such as street paving, sewer construction or other related public improvement construction is preferred. Required Special Qualifications Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Possession of valid driver's license or equivalent mobility. If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. Please submit to 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 at the time of application. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Under direction to inspect a variety of non-complex public improvement projects. Reviews plans, specifications, contract documents and special provisions for each assigned project with supervisor. Performs a variety of field and laboratory tests to assure workmanship and materials meet required standards; Prepares detailed written daily reports on progress and details of inspections; Performs miscellaneous routine survey, drafting, clerical and engineering assignments as directed. Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems. 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; Assists Senior Construction Inspectors in administering tests, preparing daily reports, and inspections of larger scale, more complex public improvement projects; Assigned to testing laboratory as needed; Assigned to survey department as needed; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 6/4/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under supervision, to perform unskilled duties related to the painting of traffic control markings and devices, including layout and painting of crosswalks, stop bars, turn arrows and setting up the necessary traffic controls; and performs other related work. Approximate employment duration : This position is a 120-Day assignment. The employment period normally is May through August. This position will work 40 hours per week, weather permitting. Regularly scheduled Monday-Friday with some weekend work required. Deadline : Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants who have worked the 2019 or 2020 employment season. Recruitment for 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 Must be at least 18 years of age. Requires any combination equivalent to the completion of the eleventh grade. Required Special Qualifications Possession of a valid driver's license or equivalent mobility is required. 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) Carries reflecting beads, paint, supplies and tools for traffic control painting assignments; Assists with pavement striping machine and loading paint; Assists in the loading and unloading of trucks; Places and retrieves traffic cones; Drives pick-up trucks; Performs general cleanup work. Closing Date/Time: 5/24/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
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. Note: Work assignment will be at a specific aquatic facility and will include assisting in the operational maintenance activities such as power washing, cleaning, grounds care and other seasonal activities including assisting in preparing the facility for opening for the season and closing up the facility after the season. Associates will work a flexible, 5-day work week with assigned work hours between 5:00AM and 3:00PM, including holidays and one weekend day per week. Approximate employment duration : Work assignment is from May to September. Deadline : Applications are accepted 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 positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are 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. If possess a Non-Iowa Driver's License, submittal of certified driving records is required at the time of application. 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: 6/4/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Oversees activities and participants at the City wading pools. Approximate employment duration : May work up to 40 hours per week. Assigned work hours between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM, including weekends and holidays, from May-August. Deadline : Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants who held the position with the City of Des Moines during the 2020 summer employment season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be 16 years of age. Required Special Qualifications Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid when work assignment requires. Free CPR/First Aid certification courses are available through the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department for those offered employment in this position. For more information, please contact Austin Tasler at (515) 248-6330. 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: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction, supervises and directs a specialized area within the total City's recreation program, or a specialized type of recreation activity, and performs related work as required. Approximate employment duration : Up to 40 hours per week. May through August (4 months) or April through October (7 months) Deadline : Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants who held the position with the City of Des Moines during last summer's employment season. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of responsible recreational experience, including concentration in one or more specialties in the field of recreation or athletics. A college degree in recreation, leisure services, education or related field may be substituted for the required two years of experience. If substituting education for years of experience, transcripts need to be submitted to 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 at the time of application. Required Special Qualifications Possession of a valid driver's license is required. If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. Please submit to 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 at the time of application. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Leads assigned activities and supervises others in leading activities; Trains staff in leadership techniques, methods of activity planning, safety and public relations; Works closely with other recreation staff to assure the proper development of assigned activities; Organizes and supervises one or more activities such as summer playground programs, aquatics programs, day camps, trips, arts and cultural activities, nature activities, sports and games, special population, senior activities or special events; Recruits and trains staff and volunteers to assist with program implementation, lead programs and ensure safety of participants; Tracks participation statistics; Maintains necessary records and submits required reports. Closing Date/Time: 9/17/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under immediate supervision, to perform a variety of tasks in connection with park maintenance, construction and repair work, and to perform other routine, manual laboring work as required. Approximate employment hours : May work up to 40 hours per week. Assigned work hours between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM, possibly including weekends and holidays. Typical season is between May and August with flexible employment start and end dates. Deadline : Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling these vacancies is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These positions are part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to completion of the eighth grade. May require valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility where work assignment requires driving a vehicle. Required Special Qualifications Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable driving record background checks. Passing pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Collects and disposes of refuse and trash. Cleans park restrooms and shelters. Plants, weeds, and waters landscaped areas. Assist with operation of public swimming pools and wading pools. Plant, trim, mulch and water trees. Remove invasive plants. Plant and seed native plant species. Assist with construction projects and repairs to park facilities. Assist with equipment maintenance. Drive pickup trucks. Performs other related laboring, custodial and routine manual tasks as required. Work hours may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Closing Date/Time: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
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. Appointments are May until August. Deadline : Applications are accepted 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 positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are 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 certification in First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Candidates who possess a current certification as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) by the start of employment will be compensated at a starting rate of $11.03 (Range: $11.03-$13.01) Candidates who do not possess a current WSI certification by the start of employment will be compensated at a starting rate of $9.98 (Range: $9.98-$11.93) Candidates accepting a conditional offer of employment as a Swim Instructor with the City of Des Moines will have the opportunity to be offered to 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. If you have current certifications such as American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED, First Aid, WSI, etc., please attach these to your application. 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: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Oversees the aquatic center swim lesson program. Supervises Swim Lesson Instructors. Utilizes safety/first aid equipment, computer, water test kit and cash register. Positions are available at the following aquatic centers and pools : Ashworth; Birdland; Nahas; Northwest and Teachout. Approximate Employment Duration : Up to 40 hours per week. Appointments are May until August. Deadline : Applications are accepted 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 positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be at least 18 years old; Prior Lifeguard or Swimming Instructor experience preferred; Valid driver's license or equivalent mobility required. Required Special Qualifications Candidates are required to possess a valid and current Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification through the American Red Cross or have the ability to obtain required certifications by employment start date. Certifications may be obtained through the American Red Cross and must be valid through September 10, 2021 . Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. If you have current certifications such as American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED, First Aid, WSI, etc., please attach these to your application. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Assists in the training and orientation of swim lesson staff; Schedules swim lesson staff; Oversees swim lessons and ensures that students are taught according to the American Red Cross standards; Acts as the primary contact at the aquatic center for swim lessons; Performs water quality tests, record results, reports any water clarity problems and/or alarms to maintenance; Recognizes potentially hazardous conditions and intercedes to correct such conditions; Enforces rules governing the conduct of persons at swimming pools.; Supervises the cleaning of pools and restrooms; Confirms swim lesson staff time sheets weekly; Inventory and distribute swim lesson cards to participants; Performs other related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Temporary
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction, supervises and directs a specialized area within the total City's recreation program, or a specialized type of recreation activity, and performs related work as required. Assignment Location: Gray's Lake Duration of work assignment is from May to September. Deadline : Application are accepted 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 positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; Must be 18 years of age. Required Special Qualifications Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid, and/or an applicable, valid driver's license is required when work assignment requires said certification and/or involves driving a vehicle. Passing of a background check and pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Leads assigned activities and supervises others in leading activities; Trains staff in leadership techniques, methods of activity planning, safety and public relations; Works closely with other recreation staff to assure the proper development of assigned activities; Organizes and supervises one or more activities such as summer playground programs, aquatics programs, day camps, trips, arts and cultural activities, nature activities, sports and games, special population, senior activities or special events; Recruits and trains staff and volunteers to assist with program implementation, lead programs and ensure safety of participants; Tracks participation statistics; Maintains necessary records and submits required reports Closing Date/Time: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 13, 2021
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to perform sub-professional engineering duties with responsibility for coordinating or conducting work on phases of minor to moderately complex engineering projects including design and administration; or for performing and/or for supervising other sub-professional personnel performing routine or minor engineering project activities on one or more phases of a complex engineering project. Engineering Technicians may serve in a variety of sub-professional engineering assignments including drafting, material testing, drainage studies, inspection or assisting project engineers with the planning, design and construction of streets, sewers and other municipal projects; or may supervise other sub-professional or semi-skilled employees performing phases of engineering projects. NOTE : * Starting wage is $30.01/hour * A Written Examination will be administered to all applicants who meet minimum job requirements; to be scheduled at a later date. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school including or supplemented by courses in drafting and mathematics and five years of progressively responsible experience doing sub-professional engineering work or any equivalent combination of experience and training in which each year of education in an engineering related field may be substituted for one year of required sub-professional engineering experience. Certification as an Engineering Technician (ET) by the Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technologies sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers or, possession of a current Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate is preferred. Possession of a valid Iowa Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility required for the position. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination, drug screen, and background check. Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of certified driving records is required. All records should be submitted to 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. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Designs and assists in the design of public construction projects; drafts and prepares construction plans and specifications for sanitary and storm sewers, demolition, paving improvements, bridges and other structures; estimates quantities for such projects. Performs plan review of building site plans; coordinates inspection of driveway and sidewalk construction, sewer connections, street excavation and other construction activities; analyzes drainage complaints. Calculates distances, ties, angles, traverses and closures; computes quantities; determines preliminary grades. Prepares simple reports; assists in the preparation of specifications; tests construction materials for conformance to specifications; assists with project administration. Supervises other sub-professional and semi-skilled personnel performing phases of engineering projects such as surveyors, drafters, special study squads or utility coordinators. Prepares legal descriptions or prepares assessment schedules; enforces contract specifications; and gathers data for engineering projects. Researches records to respond to citizen and employee requests as needed; provides project information and record information to the public. Performs related work as required.Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 5:00 PM Central