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City of West Des Moines Seasonal Forestry Worker I in West Des Moines, Iowa

Seasonal Forestry Worker I

  • Type: Seasonal/Temporary

  • Salary/Pay Rate: $14.33 - $16.63/hour

  • Posted Date: 02/11/2021

    Job Details Description

DepartmentPublic Services

Benefits Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits

Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position

Regular Hours


Weekend and On Call Work as Required

Tentative Start Date March/April 2021

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Urban Forestry Supervisor, performs forestry-related services for public trees and assists with snow removal and other tasks as needed. Six months of Forestry/Arboriculture work experience preferred. Average duration of employment is 4 to 9 months.

Deadline to Apply Open until filled - Review of applications will begin immediately.

Requirements Requires high school diploma or equivalent, ability to lift up to 75 lbs, valid driver’s license, and ability to operate hand and power tools. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

  1. Profile : You MUST complete an online Applicant Profile. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.

  2. Applying for Position : Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Finish & Apply is located on the Apply For Job section after you have completed your profile. Once you have applied, it will be listed under your My Applications tab. Any applications marked as Status: Incomplete, have not been submitted.)

All steps MUST be completed to be considered for this position. We will not accept incomplete profiles. Communication throughout this process (including invitations to any examinations and/or interviews) will be made via the email supplied through the City's on-line application system. It is recommended to check your email "Junk" or “Spam” folder for emails from the City of West Des Moines. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.

Physical/Drug Test

Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test are required.

Apply Here!City of West Des Moines Online Application System

Instructions & FAQ's

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 ourFAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616 .

If you are currently employed with the City, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.

Contact Information


Human Resources, 1st floor, Suite 1E

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)