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The City of West Des Moines is an EEO/AA Employer. We will consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, creed, religion, color, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, or disability. We comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate based on any unlawful criteria

Please Note: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the closure of City Hall, some recruitment testing may be delayed, moved to a larger location in order to maintain adequate social distancing protocols, or in some cases may be canceled until a later date. We will notify applicants via the email supplied in your candidate profile as soon as we can regarding each recruitment, but please understand that due to the evolving updates in mitigation protocols, we may not be able to provide much advanced notice of these changes.  Please check your e-mail regularly to have the most up-to-date information.  We will also update the job posting on our website if other events are canceled (written examinations, open houses, practice sessions, etc.).

Responses to emails or phone calls may be delayed as staffing levels adjust accordingly to ensure the safety of our employees. The City of West Des Moines uses an online application system, so all application materials should be submitted online. On March 19 at 8 a.m., City Hall will be closed to the public, so if you need to bring something to City Hall, please contact our office for further instructions: humanresources@wdm.iowa.gov or 515-222-3616

JobTypeApplication DeadlineSalary
Aquatic Center Staff - 2020Seasonal/TemporaryOpen Until FilledVaries by Position
Athletic Field MaintenanceSeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$14.33-$16.63/hour
Building AttendantIntermittentOpen Until Filled$17.23-$25.60/Hour
Intern - Planning - Development ServicesInternshipOpen Until Filled$12.30/hr
Police OfficerFull Time04/09/2020$27.54/Hour (rate effective July 1, 2020)
Program DirectorSeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$12.30-$14.24/hour
Recreation LeaderSeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$9.55-$11.07/hour
Scorekeeper - IntermittentIntermittentOpen Until Filled$9.55-$11.07/hour
Seasonal Horticulturist ISeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$14.33-$16.63/hour
Seasonal Horticulturist IISeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$17.75-$20.58/hour
Seasonal Park AttendantSeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$16.13-$16.63/hour
Seasonal Parks Maintenance Worker ISeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$14.33-$16.63/hour
Seasonal Parks Maintenance Worker IISeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$17.75-$20.58/hour
Water Aerobics InstructorSeasonal/TemporaryOpen Until Filled$19.10 - $22.15/Hour