Application Information

The City of West Des Moines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status. If you need any accommodations during the selection process because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department at (515) 222-3616 and we will provide appropriate accommodations.  Click here to learn more about applying for a position with City of West Des Moines.

Civil Service Examination

If you meet the minimum qualifications for the job, you will be scheduled to take a Civil Service Exam, if the position is designated as Civil Service. Civil Service status is provided on each individual job announcement. You will be notified by mail of the date, time and location for the exam.  Click here to learn more about City of West Des Moines Civil Service Examinations.

Job Postings

Click here for a complete listing of current job postings.


Click here to register for eUpdates.  Once registered, you will be notified by email each time a job posting is added to the City of West Des Moines web site.

Instruction Sheets for our Online Recruitment System

Click here to find step by step instructions on how to create an online application, apply for positions online, and how to complete an online assessment. Please read the job posting carefully on how to apply.

If you have already established an online application (candidate profile) you may click on the following link to take you directly to the sign in screen: Candidate Login Screen Do Not create a new Candidate Profile. Please log in using your existing candidate number and established password. If you need assistance logging in, please contact Human Resources. 515-222-3616