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City of Des Moines Seasonal Utility Worker in Des Moines, Iowa

Seasonal Utility Worker

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Seasonal Utility Worker


$8.57 - $10.13 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Full-Time



Job Number



6/21/2021 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Parks and Recreation



Selection Method

Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 at the time of application.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under immediate supervision, to perform a variety of tasks in connection with park maintenance, construction and repair work, and to perform other routine, manual laboring work as required.

Approximate employment hours : May work up to 40 hours per week. Assigned work hours between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM, possibly including weekends and holidays. Typical season is between May and August with flexible employment start and end dates.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling these vacancies is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These positions are part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Any combination equivalent to completion of the eighth grade.

  • May require valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility where work assignment requires driving a vehicle.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable driving record background checks.

  • Passing pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Collects and disposes of refuse and trash.

  • Cleans park restrooms and shelters.

  • Plants, weeds, and waters landscaped areas.

  • Assist with operation of public swimming pools and wading pools.

  • Plant, trim, mulch and water trees. Remove invasive plants.

  • Plant and seed native plant species.

  • Assist with construction projects and repairs to park facilities.

  • Assist with equipment maintenance.

  • Drive pickup trucks.

  • Performs other related laboring, custodial and routine manual tasks as required.

  • Work hours may include evenings, weekends and holidays.