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City of Des Moines Stormwater Intern in Des Moines, Iowa

Stormwater Intern



Stormwater Intern


$15.00 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Full-Time


Public Works

Job Number

1132 WS-2020- PT


10/12/2020 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Civil Service

Location of Vacancy




Selection Method

Those applicants deemed most qualified based on an evaluation of educational and experience credentials will be considered for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942, by the application date.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Performs sampling and field analysis of storm water outfalls at creeks and open water bodies. Assists with construction erosion control inspections and illicit discharge monitoring.

120-Day assignment working up to 40 hours weekly depending on available work. Typical employment duration is 4 consecutive months.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Completion of one (1) year in an accredited Engineering or Environmental Science program with course work in Chemistry, Hydraulics, Biology, and Environmental Engineering;

Or any other combination of experience and education that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license;

  • Candidates must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Performs storm water sampling and field analysis of storm water outfalls at creeks, and open water bodies;

  • Gathers physical data of various sources for analysis;

  • Prepares reports and maintain accurate sampling and analysis records;

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate persons 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.