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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 age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status. 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
Library PageNot SpecifiedOpen Until Filled$9.03/Hour
DispatcherFull Time08/07/2020$24.56/Hour
Secretary - Parks and Recreation DepartmentFull Time07/16/2020$43,311 - $58,470/year
Library Worker II - Intermittent (Subs)IntermittentOpen Until Filled$14.33/hour