Applying for a Job

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Application Information

The City of West Des Moines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. If you need any accommodations during the selection process because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department at (515) 222-3616 and we will provide appropriate accommodations.

Job Postings

You can find out about current available job openings in one of three ways:

1.  On Line: Look for all available open positions through our West Des Moines website, Job Postings

2.  By Phone:  Call our Human Resources office at 222-3616.

3.  Postings: All Job Announcements are posted in Human Resources at: 

    City of West Des Moines City Hall 
    4200 Mills Civic Parkway Suite 2A
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    2nd Floor - Human Resources Offices

Applying for a Position

When applying for a position, you will need to complete a City of West Des Moines Online Application.  The appropriate job announcement will indicate if other materials are required for the position. You must apply for the position by submitting all required materials for the job being applied for.

You will only be allowed to apply for postions that are posted, however, you may maintain an online application (candidate profile) with the City. Only applicants that have applied for a position within the posted dates and have a complete profile will be considered for employment. 


Completing an Online Application

Applications are accepted online only. If you need an ADA accommodation to complete the online application, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 or in person at:

City of West Des Moines
4200 Mills Civic Parkway Suite 2A
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Computers are available in Human Resources for public use during normal business hours. Computers are also available at the West Des Moines Library during normal business hours.

Applications and other designated materials as specified in the job announcement (e.g. application supplements, business references, transcripts, etc.) must be received by the posted application deadline date in order to be considered.


Applying for More Than One Position

You may apply for as many jobs as you wish, as long as the positions are currently open.


Minimum Qualifications

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on the information you provide in your online application (candidate profile). It is very important that you fill out the application materials completely, even if you attach a resume. Do not state "see resume" or leave the Details field blank when asked to describe your responsibilities, experience, pay, etc. For your application to get the consideration it deserves, please include all experience that may apply to the job (i.e. volunteer experience, licenses, professional affiliations, training you have received, etc.)


Post Offer Exams, Background Checks and Immigration Status

Job offers are made pending a driver's license check, medical examination, alcohol/drug testing, and/or a polygraph/background investigations. In these cases, if you are currently working, DO NOT quit your current job until all required steps have been completed.

The City of West Des Moines complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If offered a job, before starting work with the City, you will be required to present identification and work authorization papers. All people hired will be required to complete and sign a US Department of Justice Employment Eligibility form.