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Seasonal Snow Plow Operator - Public Services

  • Type:Seasonal/Temporary
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$17.75/hour
  • Posted Date:09/24/2019
 Job Details Description
Department Public Services
Benefits     Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits
Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position 

Regular Hours

Must be able to work day, evening, and/or weekend shifts on an on-call basis during snow emergencies. 

Tentative Start Date         October/November 2019 

Job Summary & Requirements

The City of West Des Moines is seeking Temporary/Seasonal On-Call Snow Plow Operators to perform snow removal and ice control activities. Must be able to work day, evening, or weekend shifts on an on-call basis during snow emergencies.

Requires high school diploma or equivalent; 1 year of related experience, snow removal experience preferred; valid Iowa Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with air brake endorsement required; good driving record; ability to lift and carry heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds on occasion; and the ability to operate equipment such as end loaders, dump trucks, snow plows with salt spreaders, and wing plows.
Physical/Drug Test  Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test are required. 
Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

1. Profile: In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete an online profile. This includes all sections under the My Profile Section. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.


References:  At least 3 references not related to you. These should be provided in the "My References" section of your profile.


Equipment Experience:  Under the "My Qualifications" section, include all equipment you are proficient in operating. This may include, but not limited to: Experience operating a vehicle that requires a CDL or operating a snow plow.


CDL (Commercial Driver's License):  Please provide your CDL (Commercial Driver's License) information including endorsements on the "My Qualifications" section of the online profile.


2. Applying for Position: Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Apply is located on the right side of the main menu. An email will be sent confirming you have applied. It will also be displayed in the My Application History section.)


3. Assessment:  After you have applied, complete the assessment, which will be located under the "My Assessments" section.

All steps MUST be completed to be considered for this position. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled - Review of applications will begin immediately 

Apply Here! City of West Des Moines Online Application System
Application Materials & Related Documents

Full Job Descriptions


You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in our FAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616.


If you are currently employed with or you have been employed with the City in the last three years (in any capacity), do NOT create a new profile. Contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.


**If you have applied for a position with the City of West Des Moines since July 2009, please refer to the instruction sheets listed above.**

Contact Information


Human Resources, 2nd floor

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)

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