City of Des Moines

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

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

 

 

8 job(s) at City of Des Moines

City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 15, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under the direct supervision of an assigned manager, performs responsible work as assigned. Responsibilities include assisting in coordinating video productions for television programs; computer programming for city cable channel; preparing and disseminating information on departmental and city-wide sponsored services and activities in order to develop and maintain public awareness and understanding of departmental and city programs; and perform related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in C ommunications, Public Information/Relations, Marketing, Journalism or closely related field ; and Considerable experience with professional television, communications or public information, marketing/promotions or closely related field which includes related computer application experience; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Possession a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Gather information to compose and disseminate marketing and communications content. Develops and maintains integrated content strategy. Coordinate and schedule video productions for city programs and special events. Consult with and provide assistance to appropriate departmental personnel in the preparation and dissemination of city-wide advertising, marketing and promotional materials which are designed to increase participation and/or attendance at public facilities and city-sponsored activities. Creates and edits original content for websites, newsletters, news releases, blogs, articles, social media, video and advertising and marketing materials. Gather information by interviewing others and/or receiving rough drafts from others to write and/or edit articles for city newsletters, video bulletin board announcements and informational brochures. Edit and type speeches from rough draft. Assist in maintaining and improving the television production equipment and computers. Observe communication operations and procedures and annually submit written recommendations for operational enhancement and/or modification. Organize and maintain video and photographic library, taking photographs in the field and/or making arrangements with others with the required expertise. Collect photographic materials and maintain a departmental photographic library for use in preparing printed materials. Closing Date/Time: 8/3/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 14, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Installs and maintains radio communication systems and related electronic equipment; performs directly related work as required. The principal function of an employee in this class is to maintain effective working radio and electronic equipment. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Emergency Radio Communications and Equipment Supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, business organizations and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in both a general office environment and an outdoor work environment, with some exposure to high voltages. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university or technical school with an Associate's Degree in Radio Communications, Electronics or a related field; and Some experience in communications maintenance operations; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. College transcriptsmust 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. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA50317 on or before the application deadline date in order to receive credit. 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. A General Radiotelephone Operator License issued by the FCC within six (6) months of appointment. Availability for 24 hour on-call status. If you possess a non-Iowa driver's license, submittal of certified driving record is required by the application deadline date. Driving records may 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. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA50317. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Installs, maintains and implements radio communication systems, emergency warning equipment and related City systems, including consolers, repeaters, receiver/voting sites, UPS systems, telephone systems, video surveillance systems, weather alert data systems, fiber optic link equipment, alarms, public safety equipment, public address systems and related; Monitors and inspects radiating equipment for frequency, voice level and adherence to Federal Communications Commission, (FCC), standards and regulations; Completes work tickets and maintains records of all installation and repair procedures; Plans, designs, builds and installs special devices at the request of City departments; Manufactures replacement parts as necessary; Coordinates the implementation of communications with other City departments through meeting with departmental personnel, identifying needs and providing technical expertise on the specifications needed; Starts up and tests emergency power units; Checks, monitors and calibrates instruments and test equipment; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 8/3/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 08, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under limited supervision, to examine for, develop, prioritize, and preserve physical evidence at crime scenes; to document crime scenes with photographs and video; to process evidence; and to do technical related work as assigned. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school and two years of post-high school education, preferably in a course of study in criminology or the forensic sciences. One year of crime laboratory and/or crime scene field work may be substituted for one year of college education. College transcriptsmust be submittedto the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department on or before the application deadline date. Please send transcriptselectronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA50317. Required Special Qualifications Must have vision correctable to 20-20. Must be able to pass color vision test. License or Other Requirements: Possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa. If you possess a non-Iowa driver's license, submittal of certified driving record is required by the application deadline date. Driving records may 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. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA50317. Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offerpolygraph exam,physical exam and drug screen. Duty hours may vary, subject to recall, and overtime is to be expected. On-call rotation will be required. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) To process crime scenes for physical evidence; collect and preserve evidence including biohazardous materials for laboratory examination; collect and preserve evidence for court presentation; provide court testimony, attend pre-trial conferences, prepare exhibits for court use; conduct crime scene and limited laboratory examination of latent fingerprints, palmprints, footprints, bite marks, glove and cloth impressions, tool marks; photograph crime scenes and evidence; videotape crime scenes; package and secure evidence retrieved by self or received from others; examine and clear loaded firearms; examine deceased persons for trace evidence and fingerprints; attend autopsies; search arrest and fingerprint files; write reports of activities; take photographs of persons and accident scenes; take fingerprints of persons- arrested and noncriminal fingerprints; type and file fingerprint cards and other types of identification materials; compile and maintain records; prepare periodic reports. Duty hours may vary, subject to recall, and overtime is to be expected.Closing Date/Time: 7/20/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Part Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, assists patrons, assists staff with the facilitation of scheduled programs and events including set-ups, tear downs, monitoring patron activity and general maintenance duties; and performs related work as required. Salary Range: $9.00 - $10.71, or minimum wage, if more. PLEASE NOTE: Location of work assignment and scheduled work hours will vary by position and season. Accepting applications until the application deadline or until all vacancies are filled, whichever occurs first. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be at least 18 years of age.Previous experience working with the general public is preferred. Required Special Qualifications Possession of an applicable valid driver's license is required where assigned duties require driving responsibilities. The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position.Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within thirteen (13) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable, driving record background checks.Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Collects various fees from patrons and makes change; Provides assistance to patrons; Directs parking and pedestrian traffic; May need to place signage providing directional information; Assists in monitoring events, scheduled programming and overseeing patron activity; and alerts supervisor of any problems that arise; Picks-up loose trash and/or debris and disposes in waste receptacles; Prepares and maintains various park and recreational facilities and venues hosting scheduled programming, events and patron participation. Event related preparedness may include but not limited to opening and closing facilities; set-ups; tear downs; shoveling and blowing snow; supplying restrooms; decorating; pulling weeds and mopping and/or sweeping floors; Assists with concessions including operating cash register and serving food as needed; May need to guard vendor property as needed in preparation of a scheduled event or program; May oversee the activities of a group of participants within a scheduled program to ensure completeness of assigned tasks. Closing Date/Time: 7/20/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Provides professional planning on proposed parks projects; performs directly related work as required. The principal function of an employee in this class is to design, construct, and develop parks, recreational areas and related facilities through planning and implementation of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of employees in the Development and Planning Division. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other City and Departmental employees, consultants, outside contractors, park patrons and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in both a general office environment and an outdoor work environment. Please review the Development and Planning Administrator brochure for details. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field; and Considerable experience in parks or landscape planning and project management with at least three years of supervisory or lead work experience in parks and recreation, planning, architecture, or landscape architecture; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Registration as a Landscape Architect preferred. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides direct supervision to the Parks Development and Planning Division by setting priorities and objectives; Provides technical advice to the department; Prepares project plans, specifications and bid documents; Troubleshoots miscellaneous design and project problems; Analyzes the budget status of CIP projects; Prepares construction drawings, including grading, layout and planting plans and construction details; Coordinates, schedules and oversees materials, equipment, labor and work activities to ensure the completion of construction and repair projects; Prepares Request For Proposal documents for distribution to planning and design consultants; Participates in the preparation of CIP budgets and monitors the budget status of CIP projects; Participates in the selection of consultants and collaborates with consultants through the design and planning processes; Collects field information for use in planning activities, including topography information, existing conditions, adjacent land uses and existing vegetation; Prepares cost estimates on park improvements; Coordinates planning and construction activities with other departments and divisions; Oversees the construction of parks improvements by contractors and in-house staff; Coordinates the participation of neighborhood and community groups in parks planning activities; Makes recommendations for materials and equipment used in construction; Performs special projects for the Parks and Recreation Director as requested; Oversees department's agreements and lease database; Evaluates needs within the Parks and Recreation Department and recommends policy changes/developments to address those needs; Manages budget, legal and human resource needs of the Development and Planning Division in compliance with policy and law; Administers and maintains an ongoing comprehensive property management inventory program for the Parks and Recreation Department; Manages park construction projects, repair and improvements, including identifying needs of all work in the areas of neighborhood and regional parks, sports complexes, swimming pools, recreational facilities, river front facilities, and recreational trails; Sets Division goals, implements short term and long-range plans, performs problem solving within Division operations and allocates resources to ensure efficient and effective operations; Provides input and review of beautification projects within areas of other City Departments or in public urban areas; Oversees land acquisition for the development of future city parks, public boulevards and municipal building landscapes; Oversees the coordination of Capital Improvement Projects and their compliance with the Strategic Plan, the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan and other long-range planning guidelines; Oversees the implementation of ADA requirements within parks and municipal buildings and the City's Access Advisory Committee; Performs research on parks projects in other municipalities as assigned for use in developing future parks use concepts; Leads Central Iowa Trails Advisory Committee; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions, and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 7/20/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under direction, to supervise a survey crew engaged in making a variety of field engineering surveys and to do related work as required.The principal function of an employee in this job classification is to conduct a variety of semi-professional surveying task, including crew chief, operation of survey equipment, perform calculating and prepare survey documents. To review the complete Job Description click here . PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school, or possession of a GED; AND Four years of experience in field survey work. OR An equivalent combination in which each two years of additional experience may be substituted for one year of education, or one year of additional technical education may be substituted for one year of experience. NOTE: If substituting education for experience, transcripts need to be submittedto the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by the application deadline date. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen; and Possess a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. Please submitto the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by theapplication deadline date. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Make field survey crew assignments; Operates various survey instruments and recorders, to determine lines, angles,distances, elevations, etc and instructs other crew members in their operation; Instructs subordinates on important details of assignment, plus check field notes and computations submitted by party members for completeness and accuracy; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Ability to operate wide variety of current survey equipment, such as levels, total stations, GPS's and other instrumentation as technology changes; Performs simple engineering and surveying drafting duties as directed; Keep proper field notes showing distances, angles, benchmarks, etc; checks work for completeness and accuracy; Make sketches of surveys, keep survey records, and train subordinates on how to do the same; Perform and assign routine manual work including clearing the line of sight, locating monuments and setting stakes and hubs;. Performs land surveys and performs surveying duties associated with civic construction projects; Researches property records at the County and City to help determine land property boundaries; Interprets various legal documents on land ownership and incorporates findings into property descriptions; Enters survey instrument data into appropriate computer software, checks and edits, before sending job to project manager. Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, assists patrons, assists staff with the facilitation of scheduled programs and events including set-ups, tear downs, monitoring patron activity and general maintenance duties; and performs related work as required. Duration of work assignment is from May to September. Deadline : Applicationare accepteduntil such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be at least 18 years of age. Previous experience working with the general public is preferred. Required Special Qualifications Possession of an applicable valid driver's license is required where assigned duties require driving responsibilities. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable, driving record background checks. Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Collects various fees from patrons and makes change; Provides assistance to patrons; Directs parking and pedestrian traffic; May need to place signage providing directional information; Assists in monitoring events, scheduled programming and overseeing patron activity; and alerts supervisor of any problems that arise; Picks-up loose trash and/or debris and disposes in waste receptacles; Prepares and maintains various park and recreational facilities and venues hosting scheduled programming, events and patron participation; Event related preparedness may include but not limited to opening and closing facilities; set-ups; tear downs; shoveling and blowing snow; supplying restrooms; decorating; pulling weeds and mopping and/or sweeping floors; Assists with concessions including operating cash register and serving food as needed.; May need to guard vendor property as needed in preparation of a scheduled event or program; May oversee the activities of a group of participants within a scheduled program to ensure completeness of assigned tasks. Closing Date/Time: 7/20/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 23, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Performs cashiering duties and monitors patrons using City owned aquatic and pool facilities including slides. Positions areavailable at the following aquatic centers and pools : Birdland; Nahas; and Teachout. Typicallyworksup to 30 hours per week, occasionally up to 40 hours per week . Appointments arethrough Labor Day. Assigned work hours between 11:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and holidays. Deadline : Applications areaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants having the ability to work consistently throughout the season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be at least 16 years of age. Prior cashier experience preferred. CPR and first aid certification required. Required Special Qualifications Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Performs cashiering duties and monitors patrons using City owned aquatic and pool facilities including slides; Enforces allfacility rules and regulations regarding public health and safety; Assists in emergency situations by reacting appropriately in a quick and calm manner as part of the facilities emergency action plan; Assists with maintenance work on or around the aquatic facilities; Performs cleaning duties relative to opening, operating and closing the facilities as well as cleaning floors, counters, restrooms, decks and landscaped area; Attends required in-service training throughout employment. Closing Date/Time: 7/20/2020 5:00 PM Central