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.

 

7 job(s) at City of Des Moines

City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Implements, manages, and supports the City's portfolio of applications which include: enterprise-wide commercial software applications, assigned departmental line of business applications and custom-developed applications. PLEASE NOTE : The current vacancy is in the ERP Division of IT working with our Financial and Human Resource management software. However, the resulting certified eligibility list of candidates for appointment consideration will be comprised of candidates whose skills will apply for various work assignments within the Enterprise Application Analyst job classification. The Enterprise Applications Analyst works with a team of professionals that manages and maintains citywide enterprise applications such as: Financial Management Human Resources Management Payment & Revenue Management Customer Relationship Management Enterprise Asset Management Enterprise Content & Digital Asset Management City Websites and Online Services Permitting, Licensing & Inspections Property Management The Enterprise Applications Analyst coordinates with business analysts to understand and define City departments' application, workflow, data analysis, and reporting needs and provides appropriate application solutions to support City business functions. This position performs a wide range of technical support functions including implementation, upgrade and maintenance, end user support and training, query and report writing, and application configuration or customization. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Enterprise Applications Manager but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other IT personnel, contractors, City Department staff, and technology vendors. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field, OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance, or Engineering with a concentration or certificate in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Project Management, AND Considerable experience in enterprise application administration, application development, or business systems analysis, OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Preferred experience with Financial and Human Resources business processes,relational database and operating systems with Microsoft SQL database, integration and reporting solutions to be integrated with other enterprise applications. Required Special Qualifications Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Implements, maintains, and makes changes and enhancements to City enterprise software applications, assigned line of business applications and custom-developed applications, including desktop, web, and mobile deployments. Performs application troubleshooting, testing, and data analysis. Works with application vendors and other IT staff to identify and resolve issues related to application data, hardware, operating systems, and software. Performs changes and enhancements to IT systems. Develops and implements end user training, policies, procedure manuals, and knowledge base documentation. Manages application security roles and works with other IT staff to secure and protect City data, servers, and network infrastructure. Collaborates with IT business analysts and other IT staff to document customers' business processes and to gather functional requirements for enterprise application solutions. Reviews requirements, evaluates, and recommends solutions for applications, system integration, and data analysis and reporting. Participates in software vendor selection processes including RFP creation and award, product evaluation, and management of vendor and product performance. Develops project plans and schedules and effectively manages multiple projects including application and database upgrades. Develops and implements high standards for professionalism and communication among IT personnel and City staff. Participates in continuing education opportunities, attends seminars and conferences to remain current on techniques and technology. Implements IT Department policies and protocols including change control, data management, and security. Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 11/6/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to perform sub-professional engineering duties with responsibility for coordinating or conducting work on phases of minor to moderately complex engineering projects including design and administration; or for performing and/or for supervising other sub-professional personnel performing routine or minor engineering project activities on one or more phases of a complex engineering project.Engineering Technicians may serve in a variety of sub-professional engineering assignments including drafting, material testing, drainage studies, inspection or assisting project engineers with the planning, design and construction of streets, sewers and other municipal projects; or may supervise other sub-professional or semi-skilled employees performing phases of engineering projects. NOTE : * Starting wage is $29.35/hour * A Written Examination will be administered to all applicants who meet minimum job requirements; to be scheduled at a later date. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school including or supplemented by courses in drafting and mathematics; AND Five years of progressively responsible experience doing sub-professional engineering work;OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training in which each year of education in an engineering related field may be substituted for one year of required sub-professional engineering experience. Certification as an Engineering Technician (ET) by the Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technologies sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineersor, possession of a current Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate is preferred. NOTE: Transcripts and certificatesneed 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 classmust pass a post-employment offer physical examination, drug screen, and background check. Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of certified driving records is required. All records should be 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. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Designs and assists in the design of public construction projects; Drafts and prepares construction plans and specifications for sanitary and storm sewers, demolition, paving improvements, bridges and other structures; Estimates quantities for such projects; Performs plan review of building site plans; Coordinates inspection of driveway and sidewalk construction, sewer connections, street excavation and other construction activities; Analyzes drainage complaints; Calculates distances, ties, angles, traverses and closures; Computes quantities; Determines preliminary grades; Prepares simple reports; Assists in the preparation of specifications; Tests construction materials for conformance to specifications; Assists with project administration; Supervises other sub-professional and semi-skilled personnel performing phases of engineering projects such as surveyors, drafters, special study squads or utility coordinators; Prepares legal descriptions or prepares assessment schedules; Enforces contract specifications; Gathers data for engineering projects; Researches records to respond to citizen and employee requests as needed; Provides project information and record information to the public; Performs related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 11/5/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Oct 03, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, to perform professional planning work on projects of average difficulty; to assist on more complex projects. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, sociology or related field, or any equivalent combination in which one year of related experience may be substituted for one year of desired education, but in no case may experience be substituted for more than two years of education. Special Notes: Submittal of applicable college transcripts is required by the application deadline as verification of coursework completion and/or degree. Failure to submitapplicable college transcripts may result in application disqualification. Required Special Qualifications Candidates must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screening. Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Conducts office and field research and investigations on demographic, social and physical developments, land use and other community development projects. Calculates basic statistics and development trends and projects. Compiles and analyzes data, makes recommendations, and prepares reports on findings. Prepares charts, tables, maps and other graphic materials to illustrate findings and recommendations, and presents studies, reports and findings. Reviews site and other physical development plans. Gives technical assistance to other City staff members and the public. Explains planning concepts, zoning regulations, comprehensive plans and other projects and developmental policies to other staff members, departments, citizen groups and the general public. Assists in the analysis, recommendation and report preparation process on more difficult studies. Performs related work as required. Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Oct 02, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform tree care and maintenance of trees along streets, in parks, and on other municipal property. EXAMINATION: All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be scheduled for a performance and written examination on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Qualified applicants will be notified via their preferred method of the time and place of the exams, which will consist of a written exam followed by the performance exam. The performance exam consists of a knot tying and chainsaw demonstration and a timed manual tree climb using only ropes. Cancelation of the exam is subject to weather, make up date of Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks. Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment. Acceptable Experience and Training High School graduation or GED and three (3) years of full-time, paid experience as a tree pruner-climber.(Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week.Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.) Must be a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire. Must be an Iowa Certified Pesticide Applicator in categories #2, #30T, or #6, or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire. Possession of a valid Class B CDL allowing the operation of vehicles with airbrakes Required Special Qualifications Please Note: Photocopy submittal of all relevantcertificates are required by the application deadline to avoid application disqualification.If you possessa Non-Iowa Driver'sLicense,submittal of driving records is required by the application deadline to avoidapplication disqualification. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Inspects trees and shrubs for insects, diseases, split or weak branch attachments, and other abnormalities. Performs tree care maintenance such as pruning, removal, planting, mulching, staking, fertilizing and watering. Operates heavy equipment (e.g., aerial portion of bucket truck, chipper truck, chipper, etc.) utilized to prune and remove trees. Operates and maintains manual and motorized equipment (e.g., chain saws, power pruner, stump grinder, root pruner, hand tools, etc.) at ground level and at heights up to 70 ft. Trims trees using climbing ropes and saddle. Uses proper safety equipment, monitors working conditions, and reports problems to supervisor. Interacts with other City departments and the public to accomplish work. Provides feedback to supervisors to enhance operations. Keeps accurate records of time spent and equipment used on each job. May work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary in response to emergencies (e.g. storms, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, etc.) related to public tree removal. May work in harsh weather conditions (e.g., xtreme hot or cold temperatures, rain, snow, etc.) with frequent exposure to environmental hazards (e.g., pollens, poison ivy, dust, etc). Performs other duties as assigned. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Oct 01, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Safely performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and the installation of electrical, electronic, and pneumatic equipment and instruments and assists in the development of preventive maintenance and training activities. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school, completion of a four-year apprenticeship, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Advanced education in fields related to the job (electrical, electronic, pneumatic systems, leadership training). Experience in reading, modifying and developing blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematics. Experience with equipment and systems similar to those of the Division. Transcripts or Certification required by close of the posting for verification. Required Special Qualifications Must have appropriate and valid Iowa and federal licenses and certification required to operate vehicles and equipment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Safely installs, modifies, maintains, and repairs electrical, electronic and pneumatic systems such as motors, motor controls, power supplies, sensors, alarms, telephone and telemetering equipment, HVAC systems, control logics, automatic sampling equipment, metering devices, programmable logic controllers, and computer periphery equipment. Develop and troubleshoot ladder diagrams, control logics in programmable logic controllers and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). Safely designs layout work on panels, sets up complex control systems, interprets, and alters drawings, wiring diagrams, and blueprints. Works from complex engineering drawings to complete projects and assigned work. Maintains appropriate technical manuals, drawings, sketches, and diagrams for electronic equipment. Assists the supervisor in planning safe work, plus the ordering of materials to facilitate the scheduled completion of assigned work. Recommends safe revisions to Preventive, Predictive, and Corrective Maintenance Programs. Safely performs other related duties as required. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Sep 27, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Performs professional research and development activities in the preparation and administration of the City's annual operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program; performs directly related work as required. Acceptable Experience and Training • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Public Administration; or a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related, or CPA certification; and • Considerable directly related experience in public sector research and budgetary development; or • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Transcripts should be submitted to HumanResources@dmgov.org to verify education prior to the close of the posting. Please call the HR office at 515-283-4213 with any questions. Required Special Qualifications • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post employment offer physical examination and drug screen. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) • Utilizes research methodologies, statistical techniques and the compilation of empirical data to perform budget analysis for the purpose of designing, planning and developing the operating budget of several municipal departments. • Develops capital budgets in assigned areas. • Coordinates the work of and provides technical assistance to professional staff in the monitoring and managing of budgeted resources. • Develops long-range budget plans in coordination with departmental staff. • Analyzes departmental budget requests and makes recommendations based on the results. • Assists departments in the development and preparation of policy options for consideration by the City Manager or City Council. • Performs fiscal, statistical and personnel staffing studies. • Conducts internal audits on budget implementation and related financial activities. • Monitors departmental revenues and expenditures to ensure compliance with City policies and procedures, state and federal requirements and related guidelines. • Conducts research and analysis on subjects and issues that impact the organization or the citizens of Des Moines. • Coordinates and administers grants within municipal departments as required. • Assists departments in research projects, grant writing, development of requests for proposals, or other activities designed to improve operating efficiency or effectiveness. • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems. • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas. • Responds to citizens' and other organizations questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner. • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. • Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Sep 12, 2019
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Under general supervision, performs various mechanical and electrical duties in the maintenance and repair of air conditioning, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, boilers and peripheral systems to ensure a comfortable, safe and healthy work environment. Acceptable Experience and Training Possession of a two year technical certificate in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration; and Three years of previous experience in the maintenance and repair of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems; or An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. To verify education, submittal of certification or school transcripts is required by application deadline. Required Special Qualifications Possession of a valid First Class Engineer's license; Certification as a Universal Refrigerant Technician; and Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license, or evidence of equivalent mobility. To verify certification, submittal of certification is required by application deadline. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Repairs all air conditioning, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, boilers and peripheral systems equipment; troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment when malfunctions occur and repairs and/or replaces parts as necessary. Installs portable equipment such as heating appliances, ventilating equipment, cooling units or evaporative coolers; closed steam systems or hot or chilled water piping within heating or cooling equipment; component parts that do not alter original equipment; and related unit refrigeration systems. Operates boiler system to maintain proper water temperature for production of methane gas needed to produce electricity and fuel for boiler system. Performs preventative maintenance for all equipment including cleaning, tightening, replacing oil and grease, inspecting components, etc. according to manufacturers guidelines; makes appropriate adjustments to equipment as required. Monitors, repairs, and installs pneumatic, electrical and electronic controls to ensure proper operation of control system and adjusts controls to recommended setting. Tests equipment using special tools and testing equipment, reviews measurements and makes adjustments to ensure acceptable operation. Reviews and interprets blueprints, plans and specifications to determine tolerances and procedures for proper operation and maintenance/repair of equipment. Estimates time, parts, tools and equipment needed for repair and maintenance projects and completes appropriate forms to obtain items. Performs other rated duties as required. Closing Date/Time: 10/14/2019 5:00 PM Central