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
Apr 10, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Program and maintain public safety radios, voice and data systems, associated applications and related electronic equipment. Performs directly related work as required to ensure effective and efficient communication between 911 callers, dispatchers and emergency responders in the field. The principal function of an employee in this class is to program, update and maintain effective public safety radio, voice and data, dispatch equipment and associated applications. This class is distinguished from the class of Public Safety Radio and Data Technician by serving as a lead technician responsible for directing the work of others in the absence of the supervisor and performing repairs of a more technical difficulty. 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 judgment 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. Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from an accredited college, university or technical school with an Associate's Degree in Radio Communications/Electronics, Computer Science or a related field; and Considerable experience in radio communications programming and maintenance operations; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Experience working with public safety radio and dispatch equipment preferred. 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. General Radiotelephone Operator License issued by the FCC or ability to obtain it within 6 months. Availability for 24 hour on-call status. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Performs all duties of Public Safety Radio and Data Technician; Programs, tests, installs and maintains public safety radio, voice and data, dispatch systems and related City systems, including subscriber and base radios, dispatch consoles, receiver/voting sites, UPS systems, fiber optic link equipment, alarm equipment, public address systems and related; Updates and maintains associated equipment databases and applications; Plans, designs, builds and installs special devices at the request of City Departments; Monitors and inspects radiating equipment for adherence to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards and regulations; Trains and directs other Technicians, answering questions concerning more difficult repair and installation procedures; Completes work tickets and maintains records of all installation and repair procedures; 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; 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: 4/27/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 03, 2020
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. Deadline : Applicationare accepteduntil such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. 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. If substituting education for years of 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 at the time of application. Required Special Qualifications Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)and First Aid, and/or an applicable, valid driver's license is required when work assignment requires said certification and/or involves driving a vehicle. Free CPR/First Aid certification courses are availablethroughtheCity of DesMoinesPark and Recreation Department for those offered employment in this position. Formore information, please contact Tim Smith at (515) 248-6314. 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: 5/18/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Apr 03, 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. 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: 5/18/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 25, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class Completes mechanical repair and maintenance work on large and small engines and related equipment; performs related work as required. The assigned work hours for this position are 3:00pm to 11:30pm; Monday through Friday. All new hires will start out at the following salary: Grade 20: 0-3 ASE Certifications $25.55/hr Grade 21: 4-13 ASE Certifications $26.81/hr Grade 22: 14 ASE Certifications $27.94/hr Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from High School or equivalent; and Three years of professional experience in Automotive, Truck, or Heavy equipment maintenance and repair; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. (A two-year degree in Automotive, or Diesel repair and maintenance satisfies the equivalent experience requirement.) Required Special Qualifications Possession of a valid Class B CDL allowing the operation ofairbrakesupon appointment or the ability to obtain within 6 months. Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen. SUBMITTAL OF NON-IOWA DRIVING LICENSE RECORD IS REQUIRED BY APPLICATION DEADLINE. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Diagnoses, maintains and repairs all motorized and non-motorized equipment and components. Diagnoses, dismantles, inspects, overhauls (minor or major) mechanical or hydraulic systems on equipment such as booms, derricks, diggers, bucket truck and cranes. Makes repairs to pumps, cylinders, valves, pulleys, levers and control lines, hoses, cables, drive assemblies and hydraulic winches. Maintains and repairs motorized and non-motorized special equipment such as small engines, portable and stationary generators, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric tools, winches and gear boxes and add-on components such as spot light and rotary lights. Drives vehicles and equipment to and from designated locations as necessary in performance of regular duties including maintenance service calls, operates associated devices. Tests equipment on vehicles after repairs are completed before releasing back to the vehicle/equipment pool. Picks up and delivers vehicles, equipment, parts and supplies associated with garage work. Diagnoses and repairs vehicles and equipment in the field. Schedules and performs preventive maintenance on vehicles, equipment and related components. Prioritizes repairs to be completed and ensures work is completed in a timely manner. Performs minor welding and fabrication work. Maintains records of labor, parts and vehicle data as prescribe. Performs housekeeping tasks. 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 customer 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: 5/4/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 18, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class NOTE : Starting salary is $78,748.80 - $89,960 annually. 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 or litigation experience preferred. 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; 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 including simple misdemeanor enforcement; • 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 onCity 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 audiovisual 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: 5/1/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 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 : 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: 6/8/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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 and CPRCertificationor have the ability to obtain required certifications by employment startdate. Certifications may be obtained through the American Red Cross andmust be valid through September 10, 2020 . 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 (class datesTBD). The registration fee will be waived for those who work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 16, 2020. Those who do not work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 16, 2020 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 lifeguarding 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: 6/8/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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. 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. Possession of valid driver's license or 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 at the time of application. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Under direction to inspect a variety of non-complex public improvement projects. Reviews plans, specifications, contract documents and special provisions for each assigned project with supervisor. Performs a variety of field and laboratory tests to assure workmanship and materials meet required standards; Prepares detailed written daily reports on progress and details of inspections; Performs miscellaneous routine survey, drafting, clerical and engineering assignments as directed. Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems. 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; Assists Senior Construction Inspectors in administering tests, preparing daily reports, and inspections of larger scale, more complex public improvement projects; Assigned to testing laboratory as needed; Assigned to survey department as needed; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification. Closing Date/Time: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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. Approximate employment hours : Assigned work hours mayinclude evenings,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 who held the position with the City of Des Moines during the 2019 summer employment season as well as to applicants having the ability to work consistently through the 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. 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: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Temporary
Distinguishing Features of the Class Oversees activities and participants at the City wading pools. Approximate employment duration : May work upto 40 hours per week. Assigned work hoursbetween 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM, including weekends and holidays, from May-August. 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 who held the position with the City of Des Moines during the 2019 summer employment season. Acceptable Experience and Training Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be 16 years of age. Required Special Qualifications 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. 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 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: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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.Appointments from May through August. Deadline : Applications areaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions. 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. If substituting education for years of 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 at the time of application. 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. Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)and First Aid, and/or an applicable, valid driver's license is required when work assignment requires said certification and/or involves driving a vehicle. Free CPR/First Aid certification courses are availablethroughtheCity of DesMoinesPark and Recreation Department for those offered employment in this position. Formore information, please contact Tim Smith at (515) 248-6314. 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: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 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. Note: Work assignmentwill be ata specific aquatic facility and will includeassisting in the operational maintenance activities such as power washing, cleaning, grounds care and other seasonal activities including assisting in preparing the facility for opening for the season and closing up the facility after the season. Approximate employment duration : Work assignment is from May to September. Deadline : Applicationsare 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. If possess a Non-Iowa Driver's License, submittal of certified driving records is required at the time of application. 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: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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 First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Candidates who possess a current certificationas an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) bythe start of employment will be compensated at a starting rate of $10.50 (Range: $10.50-$12.39) Candidates who do not possess a current WSI certificationbythe start ofemployment will be compensated at a starting rate of $9.50 (Range: $9.50-$11.36) 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. You have the opportunity to be reimbursed for this training by committing to teaching swim lessons for the City of Des Moines throughout the summer. Alternatively, Water Safety Instructor classes are offered year round throughout the community. 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) 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; 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: 6/15/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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) 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 who held the position with the City of Des Moines during last summer's employment season. 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. If substituting education for years of 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 at the time of application. Required Special Qualifications Possession of a valid driver's license is required. 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 at thetime of application. 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: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Distinguishing Features of the Class The City of Des Moines is seeking applicants interested in a career as a Police Officer with the Des Moines Police Department. If you are at least 21 years of age, a problem solver who wants to work with people from all cultures, races and economic backgrounds, and have good moral character and integrity, we welcome you to apply. SPECIAL NOTE: This recruitment requires the review and completion of the 2020 Police Officer Recruitment Packet . For additional information and resources, visit the Police Department recruitment page at dsm.city/joinDMPD . YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY 5:00 P.M., THURSDAY, APRIL30, 2020. ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION OR SUBMITTED SEPARATELYTO AND RECEIVED BY HUMAN RESOURCES NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020. 1. Photocopy of driver's license 2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (such as a photocopy of one of the following: U.S. Birth Certificate from state or county, U.S. Passport, Certificate of Citizenship, or Naturalization Certificate) 3. Police Officer Physical Conditioning Waiver 4. Authority for Release of Information (Must be notarized) 5. Statement Concerning Your Employment in a Job Not Covered by Social Security 6. High school diploma(or other proof of high school graduation)or G.E.D.and College transcripts, if any 7. References - names and contact information of 3 personal and 3 professional references 8.DD214 Form for military service, if any (If you are unable to submit your DD214 by April 20, 2020, please contact the City's Human Resources Department with expectation of when it will be available) **All of the above documents must be legible.** REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION MAY BE MAILED, EMAILED, OR FAXEDTO HUMAN RESOURCES. City of Des Moines Attn: Human Resources Dept. 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Des Moines, IA 50317 EMAIL TO: humanresources@dmgov.org FAX TO: (515) 237-1680 Acceptable Experience and Training Graduation from high school or G.E.D. Required Special Qualifications Possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa or by another state if able to obtain an Iowa Driver's License within a reasonable time period. Twenty-one years of age on or before application deadline date (April 30, 2020). Citizen of the United States by application deadline date (April 30, 2020). No felony convictions or convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude. Free of drug or alcohol addiction. Good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation, fingerprint search and polygraph examination. Must meet minimum requirements to be a law enforcement officer consistent with Iowa Code chapter 80(B) and its administrative rules. All appointments will be conditional upon the passage of medical, physical fitness, and psychological exams required by the State of Iowa. The medical exam includes a screening for drug use. Use the links below for Police Officer Applicant Testing Resources: 2020 Police Officer Recruitment Packet Cooper Test Instructional Video CooperAssessment Preparation Guide (physicalfitness test) POST Study Guide(written exam) Notice to Police Officer Applicants: City of Des Moines, Iowa residents will have five (5) residency points added to their final passing score. In order to receive 5 residency points, applicants must have established permanent City of Des Moines, Iowa residency. To verify City of Des Moines, Iowa residency, applicants must present two documents that show their current name, current Des Moines, Iowa residential address, and are dated between the first date of the job announcement (January 31, 2020) and the first date of the oral exams (date to be determined and shared with applicants when oral exams are scheduled). The address must be a physical address where the applicant resides and not a post office box. Printouts of services paid or transacted electronically are acceptable. Applicants must select two documents from the list below and provide to the City's Human Resources Department by their scheduled oral exam. Valid Iowa vehicle registration certificate Valid insurance card or certificate of coverage (life, health, auto, homeowner's or renter's) Second valid insurance card or certificate of coverage (different than the first) Utility hookup or bill (water, gas, electric, or garbage removal) Second utility hookup or bill (different than the first) Telephone hookup, service agreement or bill (landline or mobile) Statement from a financial institution (bank, credit union, or other financial institution) Second statement from a financial institution (different than the first) Credit, debit, or charge card statement Iowa residential mortgage, lease or rental agreement (lease and rental agreements must include the landlord's name and contact information) Valid real estate tax statement or receipt for Iowa residential property Pay stub from employer Current school enrollment papers for an educational institution A federal, State of Iowa or local government document (such as receipt, license, permit, assessment, or other document) Second federal, State of Iowa or local government document (different than the first) An envelope, box, postcard or magazine that includes a postmark or stamped date Iowa DL issued in the time period noted above Honorably dischargedveterans will have five (5)points added totheir final passing score. In order to receive 5 veteran's preference points, submission of the Member 4 Copy of the DD-214 is required . Honorably dischargedveterans who have service-connected disabilities or receive compensation, disability benefits or pension under laws administered by the VeteransAdministration, will have an additional five (5)points added to their final passing score.An eligible veteran who has been awarded the Purple Heart for disabilities incurred in action shall be considered to have a service-connected disability. In order to receive 5 additional points, proof of service-connected disability, compensation, disability benefits, pension or Purple Heart is required . SCORING:50% of POSTWritten Exam Score + 50% of Oral Exam Score = Final Score + City of Des Moines Residency Preference Points + Veteran's Preference Points = Total Score used for ranking to create list of top 40 and ties. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) For a complete job description including examples of essential work, click here .Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 06, 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. 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: 6/10/2020 5:00 PM Central