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

Seasonal Forestry Worker II

  • Type:Seasonal/Temporary

  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.98 - $16.22/Hour

  • Posted Date:08/17/2018

    Job Details



Public Services

Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service Position

Regular Hours


Weekend and On Call Work As Required

Tentative Start Date

September/October 2018

Job Summary & Requirements

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. One year of Forestry/Arboriculture work experience preferred along with experience with the application of forestry herbicides and EAB related treatments.

Requires high school diploma or equivalent, ability to lift up to 75 lbs, valid driver’s license, ability to operate hand and power tools and have a valid Commercial Applicator Pesticide Certification. Must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Physical/Drug Test

Post offer pre-employment physical and drug test required

Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

  1. Profile: You must complete an online profile. This includes ALL sections of the profile. (Link to online application system provided below)

  2. 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).

  3. Assessment: After you apply, click on the link on the right side of the page that says: Click Here to View All My Assessments. Click on the required assessment, then click Take Assessment. Note: You must disable your popup blocker before taking the assessment. Assessments will open in a new internet window.

  4. Availability: After you apply, click on the link on the left side of the page that says: Click Here to Review Jobs I've Applied for or to Update Availability Details. Click on each position you have applied for and indicate your availability.

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

Open until filled – Review of applications will begin immediately.

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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.

If you are currently employed with or you have been employed with the City since 2009 (in any capacity), do NOT create a new profile. Contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.

If you have applied for a position with the City of West Des Moines since July 2009, please refer to the instruction sheets before creating a new profile.

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)