City of West Des Moines Public Services Operator in West Des Moines, Iowa

Public Services Operator

  • Type:Full Time

  • Salary/Pay Rate:$19.27 - $25.05/hr

  • Posted Date:10/11/2018

  • Deadline to Apply:11/07/2018

    Job Details



Public Services


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Civil Service Status

This is a Civil Service Position

Hours of Work

Normal working hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Working hours/days may vary during the construction and winter seasons. There are times when it will be necessary to work night shifts, weekends and be on call and/or work 12 hour shifts.

Overtime and Weekend Work As Required

Tentative Start Date

February, 2019

Job Summary & Requirements

The City of West Des Moines Public Services Department is seeking Full-Time Operators to operate light equipment and perform manual labor in a variety of Public Services activities. Duties include assisting with repairs and maintenance of roads, street signs, grounds, etc. and snow removal.

Requires high school diploma or equivalent; 0-2 years of related experience; ability to obtain an Iowa Class B driver's license with air brake endorsement within one month of employment, tanker endorsement must be obtained within three months of employment; a good driving record; and the ability to operate equipment such as tractors, mowers, snow plows, etc.

Civil Service Exam

A Civil Service Examination will be administered for this position. All applicants submitting all required application materials and meeting the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in the written exam. The Top 15 applicants receiving a score of 70% or higher on the written exam will be invited to take part in the interview process.

Physical/Drug Test

Post offer pre-employment physical and drug test 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).

Note: If applicable, please provide your CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) information including endorsements on the “My Qualifications” section of the online profile.


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).

All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline 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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 11:59pm CST

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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.

Contact Information


Human Resources, 2nd floor

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)