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.

 

16 job(s) at City of Des Moines

City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
May 21, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class This is highly responsible work operating an emergency service console receiving and dispatching emergency and non-emergency service calls on an assigned shift. Work requires the prompt, efficient and accurate receiving, dispatching, and processing of emergency service calls over the 911 and related emergency systems from the general public and other authorized personnel requiring emergency actions by police and fire units. Although new or unusual problems may be referred to a superior for advice and assistance, work is ordinarily performed independently following established procedures. Supervision is received from police management with work being reviewed in the form of evaluations, audits and conferences. Acceptable Experience and Training • Graduation from high school or GED.Some college or prior experience as a 911 or similar type position preferred. • Ability to type accurately at the rate of 6,000 net keystrokes per hour (NKPH). • Must successfully complete the Basic 40 Hour Telecommunicator Training required by the State of Iowa within the first year of employment. • Must obtain NCIC and Emergency Medical Dispatch certifications during first year of employment and maintain throughout employment as a Senior Public Safety Dispatcher. • CPR and AED training and CPR certification. Required Special Qualifications Ability to type accurately at the rate of 6,000 keystrokes per hour. • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Abilitypass a background check. COMPLETION OF PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION: Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) Iowa will administer the required performance examination consisting of a data entry exam (passing score of 6,000 NKPH). Contact IWD Test Administration Department at (515) 725-3699 or (515) 725-3629 to schedule the examination PRIOR to the closing date, Friday, May 31, 2019. The exam must be completed no later than Friday, June 7, 2019. IWD will submit exam results to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department. When contacting IWD to schedule your exam, if your call is not answered, leave a voicemail with your name and contact phone number and you will receive a return call. Tests mustbe scheduled in advance andwill be scheduled Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. CT. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled examwith your photo identification in order to test. IN LIEU OF THE PERFORMANCE EXAM: Applicants must have previously taken the IWD Data Entry Exam resulting in a score of 6,000 NKPH or higher within 12 months of the application deadline. The applicant is required tocontact the City's Human Resources Department at (515) 283-4213 to attach a previously submitted score to their current applicationno later than 5 pm CTonFriday, May 31, 2019. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) As a Call Taker: • Receives calls for police, fire, and emergency medical services via 911 and other telephone lines; • Determines the nature of the complaint by asking appropriate questions; • Inputs information into the computer aided dispatch system (CADS) to include location, incident type and description of the incident; • Routes non-service calls or calls for other agencies to proper local, state and federal agencies; • On calls for emergency medical services, properly uses the protocols for questioning the caller and providing post dispatch and pre-arrival instructions; • Sends and receives messages through a computer terminal connected to the IOWA/NCIC systems; • Performs other related duties as assigned. As a Police Dispatcher: • Dispatches police units in a manner consistent with departmental policies and procedures including: • Receives calls for service from the CADS or field personnel; • Through the CADS, reviews the status of available units; • Selects the unit(s) to respond to service calls and dispatches them by voice radio and/or mobile data computer; • Enters changes in unit status into the CADS as changes occur; • Performs other related duties as assigned. As a Fire Dispatcher: • Dispatches fire/rescue units in a manner consistent with departmental policies and procedures including: • Receives calls for service from the CADS or field personnel; • Selects the appropriate station(s) and transmits information over the fire radio; • Enters changes in unit status into the CADS as changes occur; • Performs other related duties as assigned.Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
May 17, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Performs work assisting in the operation and maintenance of city parks.This may include maintaining turf areas and landscape beds, maintenance and restoration of natural area, trash pick up, maintaining swimming and wading pools, cleaning restrooms and shelters, and other rental responsibilities. Depending on work assignment, may require ability to lift up to 50lbs and frequent bending. This position is a seasonal 7-Month position. 40 hours per week. Work hours vary on work assignment and may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school or GED, and minimum one year of experience in one or more of the following areas; swimming pool operation, operating park maintenance equipment or similar machinery,turf grass maintenance, horticulture or landscape maintenance, custodial work. Required Special Qualifications License or Other Requirements :Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa.Possession of valid Iowa Ornamental and Turf (3OT) Pesticide Applicator's license and Certified Pool Operator's certificate or the ability to acquire within sixty (60) days of hire if required based on job assignment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Conducts turf grass maintenance including soil prep and seeding, pesticide selection and application and seed mix recommendation. Recommends turf renovation projects and grass seed mix for general and special use turf areas. Recommends and may apply pesticides on turf and annual bed areas; applies soil amendments. Plants and maintains landscape areas including annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Conducts invasive species removal, pesticide/herbicide application and seeding in natural areas. Inspects pool operation equipment, reports and may repair malfunctioning filtration and chlorination components; develops and implements plans to correct and prevent breakdowns. Sets valves and controllers for filtration and chlorination systems; skims grease, replaces sand and purges filter system as needed; checks and adjusts water chemistry. Tracks use of chemicals and recommends annual purchases. Performs general building and grounds cleaning and maintenance work. Performs other facility and site maintenance tasks as assigned. Drives truck, utility tractor, or utility vehicle as needed. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
May 14, 2019
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 to40 hours per week. Maythrough August (4months)or April through October (7 months) 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. Possession of a valid driver's license is required. PLEASE NOTE: If possess related Bachelor's Degree, submittal of college transcripts is required as verificationupon application submittalto receive credit. Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aide is requiredwhen work assignment requires said certification. Application Deadline is June 24, 2019 or until 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. 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. 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: 6/24/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
May 03, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction, to manage a swimming pool; and to do related work as required. 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 between 8:00 AM and 11 PM including weekends and holidays from May-September. Deadline : Applicationare accepteduntil 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. 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 to requiredpossess a valid and current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR Certification or have the ability to obtain required certifications by employment date. Certifications may beobtained through the American Red Cross and must be valid through September 15, 2019 . Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire. 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) Prepares work schedules for lifeguards,aquatic cashiers, and other assigned personnel and supervises their activities. Maintains constant watch for accidents or potential accidents at a swimming pool. Enforces rules governing the conduct of persons at a swimming pool, warning patrons against hazardous practices. Recognizes emergency situations and reacts appropriately in a quick and calm manner. Assists persons in distress by application of safety techniques, resuscitation and First Aid administration. Supervises the cleaning of the pool and bath house and the operations of the locker rooms. Requisitions operating supplies. Performs water quality tests, records results and report any water clarity problems and/or alarms to maintenance. Confirms lifeguard, head lifeguard, and cashier staff time sheets weekly. Responsible for daily cash deposits off-site. Attend required in-service training throughout employment. Maintains personal health, fitness and endurance. Performs related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 5/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 29, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to install, maintain, and repair electrical power and service wiring, control panels, motors, and related electrical equipment; and to do related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school; AND Four years of experience in electrical wiring and equipment installation and maintenance of electrical power, service, and lighting systems; OR An equivalent combination in which two years of additional experience may be substituted for one year of education or one year of supplementary specialized training in electricity may be substituted for one year of experience. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Must possess at time of application and maintain a Journeyman Class A license. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Installs and repairs conduits, high and low voltage systems, lighting circuits, panels, regulators, emergency power generators, transformers, relays, circuit breakers, switch boxes, and related electrical fixtures and equipment. Wires buildings, installs and repairs electrical receptacles and breaker switches. Inspects wiring and appliances for safe condition and need for replacement, using electrical test equipment to determine condition of electrical operating equipment. Installs and maintains underground cable. Repairs motors and switch gears. Maintains electrical circuits and equipment for automatic air conditioning and heating equipment, air compres­sors, and related equipment. Estimates material and equipment required for installation of electrical systems. Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 24, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Provides professional legal representation for the City of Des Moines; works independently with minimal supervision; performs related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Juris Doctorate degree; AND • A minimum of five years of business, transactional and/or municipal law experience preferred. Required Special Qualifications • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer, physical examination and drug screen; AND • Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility; AND • Admission to practice law in the State of Iowa at the time of closing date. The City of Des Moines's Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven (7) months of the appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Performs professional legal work related to economic development programs, real estate development, planning and zoning, building code, City finance and other municipal law matters. Drafts and reviews complex real estate development agreements, economic development loan agreements and related security documents, and handles all legal aspects of real estate transactions with high attention to detail. Drafts and reviews contracts and regulatory documents related to planning and zoning, building code, housing, City finance, and Federal grant programs with high attention to detail. Performs professional legal work and review related to Federal, State and municipal regulatory issues, City finance, code enforcement and other related municipal law matters with high attention to detail. Prepares, reviews and approves contracts, leases and other documents for City activities and programs with high attention to detail. Studies, researches and keeps current knowledge of City, State, Federal and general municipal law for law amendments, regulations and precedents having bearing on City legal problems. Provides legal advice, opinions and training to City Staff, City Boards, Committees, Commissions and agencies, and attends meetings of those bodies. Researches, prepares and compiles proposed ordinances and resolutions and proposed amendments to existing ordinances. Performs special projects for the City Attorney as requested. 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 others regarding interdepartmental operations and activities. Performs other related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 24, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Provides professional legal representation for the City of Des Moines; works independently with minimal supervision; performs related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Juris Doctorate degree; AND • A minimum of two years of practicing municipal law, transactional or litigation experience preferred. Required Special Qualifications • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer, physical examination and drug screen; AND • Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility; AND • Admission to practice law in the State of Iowa at the time of closing date. The City of Des Moines's Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven (7) months of the appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Performs professional legal work related to litigation with an emphasis on public nuisance and zoning matters; Prepares cases for trial, examining law and evidence subject to review and assistance by a supervisor; Performs special projects for the City Attorney as requested; Represents City employees, boards and commissions; Represents the City before state and federal administrative agencies, boards and commissions; Performs professional legal work and review related to federal, state and municipal issues; Studies City, State, Federal and general municipal law for information and precedents having bearing on City legal problems; Provides legal advice, opinions and training to City Staff, City Boards, Committees, Commissions and agencies, and attends meetings of those bodies; Researches, prepares and compiles proposed ordinances and resolutions and proposed amendments to existing ordinances; 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; Performs other related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 6/7/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 24, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to coordinate the field activities of volunteers, corporate groups, community service, court-mandated volunteers, and special populations, engaged in parks, trails, cemeteries, community gardens, recreational and special event programming, and projects where volunteers are utilized within the City of Des Moines; and do related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from college with a BA or BS in environmental education, horticulture, biology, or related field preferred; AND Transcripts verifying courses taken and degree conferredneed 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. Minimum of one year experience working with volunteers and/or special populations groups like Community Service, service organizations, non-profits or individuals enrolled in programs sponsored by other social service agencies on projects relating to horticulture, natural resources, recreation programs, etc.; Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work is acceptable. 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. Ability to possess valid Iowa's chauffeurs license within 6 months of appointment. Possession of or ability to acquire applicable chemical applicators certifications (30T-Pesticide Applicators Certificate) within 6 months of appointment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Works with the Park & Recreation Supervisor in the planning and implementation of projects designed to use the services of people enrolled in special programs, such as corporate volunteer, Court mandated, service organizations or other volunteer groups; Plan, directs and coordinates various volunteer program activities including special events, litter clean-ups, habitat restoration and invasive species removal; Works with Neighborhood Associations, counties and other municipalities in the execution of a variety of projects like annual plantings, creek clean-ups, habitat restoration and litter removal; Plans and implements Community Service projects; Assists staff in coordinating and the implementation of projects utilizing volunteers with beautification projects such as, painting picnic tables, planting flowerbeds, etc. as well as preparing and hosting special events where volunteers play a key leadership role; Coordinates with Court system to schedule community service and special population volunteers and track waivers and hours; Works with staff to complete logistical support, supervisory assignments, volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition; Drives volunteer team van or truck and pulls trailer as needed; Develops and maintains effective relationships with educational institutions, community based citizen groups, non-profits, corporations, and courts programs; Prepares visual and educational presentations for marketing and educational purposes; Participates in fund raising activities; Develops and maintains effective relationships with community based citizen groups; Works with marketing staff to develop press releases, social media and presentations; Assists in staff training regarding volunteer management; Assists Parks and Recreation Supervisor in the preparation of an annual program budget; Event related preparedness may include but not limited to opening and closing facilities, set-ups, tear downs, shoveling and blowing snow, decorating, pulling weeds and/or sweeping floors; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 23, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to participate in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, lighting, ventilating, air conditioning and other mechanical equipment on an assigned shift in order to acquire the skill and knowledge required for the position of Senior Building Equipment Operator; and to do related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school; AND Two years of experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment, preferably including HVAC operations and maintenance experience; OR Any equivalent combination in which education and experience are interchangeable at the rate of one year of education for one year of experience. Required Special Qualifications Possession of a second class Engineer's license issued by the City of Des Moines within the first twenty four months of employment. Failure to obtain such license will cause the employee to be subject to immediate termination of employment. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Performs the firing of boilers and operates and maintains building, ventilating and air conditioning systems and auxiliary equipment. Observes meters and gauges and adjusts and repairs equipment. Regulates fuel and water consumption and tests and treats water. Records data concerning operating hours, temperatures, pressure and fuel consumption and maintains operating log. Maintains general cleanliness of plant. Makes repairs and performs lubrication and preventive maintenance on a variety of building and custodial equipment. Repairs and replaces plumbing fixtures including stools, urinals, faucet traps, and hot water heaters. Assists in making electrical repairs. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs of jetway bridge systems and conveyor belt systems. Removes snow from sidewalks and walkways. May aid and assist in supervising a crew of custodial workers; may perform custodial work. Performs related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 6/7/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
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. 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 or have the ability to obtain the required certifications by employment startdate. Lifeguard Training and CPR certifications must be valid through September 15, 2019 . 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 during Spring Break or in May (class datesTBD). The registration fee will be waived for those who work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 18, 2019. Those who do not work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 18, 2019 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 life guarding 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: 6/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
Temporary
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
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
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 betweenMarch and November; 40 plus hours per week; Monday-Saturday. Deadline : Applications areaccepted 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. Possession of valid driver's license or equivalent mobility. Candidates must provide personal vehicle, with proof of insurance, for transportation from City Hall to assigned project job site and other work related locations as directed. 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. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Click the link to review the complete job description.Closing Date/Time: 6/10/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
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. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be 16 years of age: AND Must have the ability to obtain by date of employment, a current certificationin American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), First Aid, and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 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. If you teach five out of the six swim lesson sessions, including the evening classes, you will be reimbursed $100 for the Water Safety Instructor training class at the end of summer. If you teach ALL six of the swim lesson sessions, including the evening classes, you will be reimbursed $175 at the end of the summer. Alternatively, Water Safety Instructor classes are offered year round throughout the community. Required Special Qualifications Candidates are required to possess aWater Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification through the American Red Cross. WSI and CPR certifications must be valid through September 15, 2019 . 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; Uses course materials effectively, cardio- pulmonary resuscitation and other first aid measures; 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: 6/14/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under immediate supervision, to perform a variety of physical laboring tasks in connection with park maintenance, construction and repair work, and to perform other routine, manual laboring work as required. Application deadlineaccepted until 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 THE 2018 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT SEASON. 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. DRIVING AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION RESTRICTIONS FOR 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS . 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: 7/1/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
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 : Ashworth; Birdland; Nahas; Northwest and Teachout. Typicallyworksup to 30 hours per week, occasionally up to 40 hours per week . 120-day appointments from May through 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. 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: 6/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to administer the Traffic and Transportation Division of the Engineering Department including supervision of Division staff in the planning, analysis, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the City's traffic facilities and equipment for the control of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and parking. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the City Engineer but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of employees in the Traffic and Transportation Division of the Engineering Department. The incumbent may act for the City Engineer in his/her absence and may serve as Project Manager on special assignment. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other engineers, private contractors, utility companies, other City employees and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment with occasional field trips. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering or a closely related field; AND Substantial experience in professional traffic engineering operations plus responsible supervisory and management experience; AND License as a Professional Engineer at time of application; State of Iowa Professional Engineer license must be attained within 6 months of hire. College transcripts and proof of license as a Professional Engineer are required at the time of application. Deadline : Applications areaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the position. Required Special Qualifications Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license. Candidates for positions in this class must past a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen test. The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines, Iowawithin seven (7) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Plans, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of the City's Traffic and Transportation Division; Prepares Roll Calls, Council Information letters, fact sheets and maps for City Council meetings; Represents the Traffic and Transportation Division in public meetings and hearings with the City Council, City Manager, other City Departments, Iowa Department of Transportation representatives, business representatives and/or private citizens and on special City committees; Coordinates and oversees technical and supervisory staff in daily traffic and parking operations including traffic signal maintenance and repair, sign fabrication, maintenance and repair, pavement markings installation, parking meter maintenance and collection and contract operations of the City's parking garages; Coordinates and oversees technical staff in the preparation of design plans, specifications and cost estimates for traffic control projects, review and approval of street lighting plans and special events, and in the analysis and preparation of traffic studies and reports; Plans future transportation needs for the City, including safety improvements, improvements in annexation and growth areas, and long-range planning in conjunction with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); Performs and/or oversees the review of safety and congestion issues and applies engineering solutions to prescribe appropriate traffic control devices, including coordinating with law enforcement as needed and analyzes crash data and patterns; Develops and implements major roadway and traffic control projects, including project agreements, design concepts, funding and supervision of preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates; Develops and implements major parking facility projects, including project agreements, design concepts, funding and review of plans, specifications and cost estimates; Reviews, and may conduct, traffic impact analyses for land use and development proposals and plans in the determination of traffic and safety impacts and appropriate proportional contributions or system development changes; Prepares and reviews the Traffic and Transportation Division's portion of the Operating and Capital Improvements budgets, including training of and consultation with staff; Performs administrative duties, including evaluations, disciplinary actions, personnel actions, payroll review and approval, and purchasing of supplies and equipment; Prepares and submits status reports; 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 media, legal, and citizens' inquiries 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. 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