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.

 

5 job(s) at City of Des Moines

City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 18, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Develops, maintains and prepares Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps, geodatabases, applications, and extract, load, and transfer scripts related to the implementation, deployment and use of a Regional GIS repository and related technologies; performs directly related work as required. Toreviewthe full Job Description, click HERE . Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Planning, Computer Science or Public Administration/Business Management with Management Information System emphasis; AND Considerable experience in professional level GIS implementation, planning, design and development or a closely related area; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Valid Iowa Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Performs complex GIS database queries, calculations, geocoding, geoprocessing, and other spatial and attribute analysis techniques to support a variety of City functions; Creates presentation quality maps applying standard cartographic principles using GIS and other graphics software; Develops and maintains GIS applications (desktop, web, and mobile); Maintains and updates geodatabases using GIS software; Conducts mapping research, in the field and in the office, to resolve conflicting information and ensure the accuracy of the data; Develops and manages enterprise geodatabases and data extract, load, and transfer processes between related databases and various data formats; Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide seamless customer service; Reviews products, literature, and case studies to develop recommendations for GIS data and application development standards and the selection of GIS related technology; Provides training and knowledge base documentation and current listings of data condition and availability; Develops quality control and metadata procedures to apply to all GIS projects and geodatabases; 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; 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; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 8/19/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Click Here to View the Assistant City Manager Recruitment Brochure Under the direction of the City Manager, coordinates activities of the City, develops and administers policies, programs and projects, and generally assists the City Manager in the conduct of the City's operations and performs related work as directed. The Assistant City Manager may be named acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager and Deputy City Manager. Acceptable Experience and Training The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Public Administration or closely related field; and Substantial experience in management functions within a municipality; or a comparable public or private organization; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Preference given to candidates that possess experience with administering zoning codes and neighborhood revitalization programs. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen; Possession of valid Iowa Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Manages the activities of assigned City operations as assigned by the City Manager. Manages economic development and community improvement projects and programs. Supervision of assigned City staff. Works with City staff to develop programs and operational efficiencies. Analyzes current or potential City operations and recommends appropriate courses of action to the City Manager. Assists the City Manager with strategic planning determining both short term and long term needs. Assists in the development of the City's annual operating and capital budgets. Assists the City Manager in the development or revision of City Administrative policies. Provides follow-up and coordinates City Council referrals and special projects. Assists in the development of oral and written reports to the City Council. Represents the City Manager in interactions with elected and appointed state and local government officials, business owners and managers, neighborhood groups, employees and other citizens and customers. Responds to written and verbal citizen complaints, inquiries and requests for service. Appears before groups and organizations as the City representative to explain activities, programs and policies. Supports the City's Mission/Vision/Values by personal example and encourages other staff to do so. Performs other duties as assigned. Closing Date/Time: 8/5/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 12, 2019
Part Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to do varied and responsible work in the protection and maintenance of City facilities. Work Assignment: Will work (8) eight hour shifts including evenings, nights and weekends; provided work is available. There are no guaranteed hours, shifts will only be available when full-time personnel are on scheduled leave. Acceptable Experience and Training Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to completion of the tenth grade and some responsible work experience. License or Other Requirements: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa. Required Special Qualifications The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position.Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within thirteen (13) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable, driving record background checks.Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Patrols buildings and grounds to check on safety hazards or trespassers. Places barricades and blinkers at traffic hazards. Drives a truck transporting material or employees. Picks up trash in street. Answers telephone and gives information or contacts appropriate departments to pass on information or complaints. May sweep and clean offices and other areas. Receives and dispatches emergency calls on radio. Closing Date/Time: 7/29/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 18, 2019
Part Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, assists patrons, assists staff with the facilitation of scheduled programs and events including set-ups, tear downs, monitoring patron activity and general maintenance duties; and performs related work as required. Salary Range: $9.00 - $10.71, or minimum wage, if more. PLEASE NOTE: Location of work assignment and scheduled work hours will vary by position and season. Accepting applications until the application deadline or until all vacancies are filled, whichever occurs first. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be at least 18 years of age.Previous experience working with the general public is preferred. Required Special Qualifications Possession of an applicable valid driver's license is required where assigned duties require driving responsibilities. The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position.Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within thirteen (13) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable, driving record background checks.Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire. Only U.S. Citizens and Legal Aliens are eligible for hire. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Collects various fees from patrons and makes change; Provides assistance to patrons; Directs parking and pedestrian traffic; May need to place signage providing directional information; Assists in monitoring events, scheduled programming and overseeing patron activity; and alerts supervisor of any problems that arise; Picks-up loose trash and/or debris and disposes in waste receptacles; Prepares and maintains various park and recreational facilities and venues hosting scheduled programming, events and patron participation. Event related preparedness may include but not limited to opening and closing facilities; set-ups; tear downs; shoveling and blowing snow; supplying restrooms; decorating; pulling weeds and mopping and/or sweeping floors; Assists with concessions including operating cash register and serving food as needed; May need to guard vendor property as needed in preparation of a scheduled event or program; May oversee the activities of a group of participants within a scheduled program to ensure completeness of assigned tasks. Closing Date/Time: 8/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 17, 2019
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: 7/29/2019 5:00 PM Central