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
Jun 19, 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: 6/24/2019 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
Jun 13, 2019
Temporary
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. 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: 6/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Jun 08, 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. Note : Only currently certified lifeguards will be considered. 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. Acceptable Experience and Training Must be 15 years of age and able to secure a work permit. Must be currently certified as a Lifeguard and in CPR through September 15, 2019. Required Special Qualifications Candidates are required to possess a valid and current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification. Lifeguard Training and CPR certifications 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 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
Jun 07, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class The human resources business partner (HRBP) position is responsible for aligning human resource (HR) services with employees and management in designated City departments, including: civil service testing, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee relations, employee and organizational development; and other assigned work. The position serves as a liaison to department management on human resource-related issues. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs by communicating proactively with assigned departments. The position formulates partnerships across HR functions to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the goals and objectives of the City. The HRBP maintains an effective level of understanding of assigned departments' operations, culture, goals and objectives. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources or a closely related field; and Considerable experience in recruitment and testing; and Some experience in the multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, diversity, performance management, safety, wellness, benefits and federal and state respective employment laws. College transcriptsmust be submitted with your application or separatelyto the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department by email to humanresources @dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Des Moines, IA50317 on or before the application deadline. Required Special Qualifications Current PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP certification preferred or ability to obtain the same within 12 months of employment. 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) Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation. Provides guidance on employee relations issues. Promotes equal employment opportunities through applicable HR policies and procedures. Promotes and champions employee health and safety practices consistent with safety manual and policies and wellness activities and initiatives. Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to supervisors and managers. Manages recruitment and selection of employees for assigned departments, including: writes job advertisements/postings; identifies appropriate civil service process, if any; evaluates and scores applications; assembles civil service lists, conducts background checks, prepares and presents offers of employment, conducts orientation with new and promoted employees. Performs job analysis and evaluation, including field observations of employees and supervisors to determine the essential functions and duties of City positions and uses job analysis to develop and/or modify job specifications and development of exams. Maintains classification system by conducting classification and compensation studies to determine and recommend class and salary grade. Responds and participates in unemployment claims and hearings. Provides basic technical support on worker's compensation, evaluations, promotions, terminations and performance and disciplinary issues; employee counseling, EAP referrals and career opportunities. Administers FMLA for assigned Departments. Trains new and current staff on Departmental tasks. Keeps immediate supervisor and 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. Develops and recommends employee related policies. Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 6/20/2019 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: 7/15/2019 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 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 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. Closing Date/Time: