City of Des Moines

About City of Des Moines

Working for the City of Des Moines presents an enticing blend of meaningful work alongside attractive compensation and benefits. As the capital city of Iowa, Des Moines provides an ideal setting whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your career. In fact, Forbes Advisor named Des Moines as the number one place to live for young professionals. (2023)

A career with the City of Des Moines empowers individuals to make direct contributions to the betterment and growth of their community, instilling a profound sense of purpose and contentment. Our commitment includes competitive salaries with full wage transparency – each job description posted discloses the pay range. A position with the City offers a comprehensive benefits package encompassing health, dental, and vision plans, the esteemed Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement Systems (IPERS), and an Employee Assistance Program that extends vital mental health services to employees and their families. Furthermore, City employees enjoy a higher level of job stability, surpassing that found in the private sector, as cities are typically less prone to economic downturns or sudden closures.

Our available positions span a wide array of fields, promising plenty of opportunities for personal growth and professional development. As a City employee, you are encouraged to engage in training programs and industry conventions to nurture your skillset and open doors for advancement within the organization.

If you seek a gratifying work environment with plenty of room for professional growth, the City of Des Moines eagerly awaits your application!



June 2019 - August 2019 Des Moines, IA
“It was a fun job with an interactive atmosphere. It was pretty routine and everyday looked the same when you were there. I also had the opportunity to be a swim instruction for swim lessons. ”
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