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City of West Des Moines Seasonal Horticulturist II in West Des Moines, Iowa

Seasonal Horticulturist II

  • Type:Seasonal/Temporary

  • Salary/Pay Rate:$17.75-$20.58/hour

  • Posted Date:08/05/2020

    Job DetailsDescription

DepartmentPublic Services

Benefits Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits

Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position

Regular Hours


Overtime and Weekend Work as Required

Tentative Start Date September, 2020

Job Summary & Requirements

Under the general direction of the Urban Forestry Supervisor, with the Horticulturist providing daily work direction and guidance, the Seasonal Horticulturist II provides a full range of horticultural services, including herbicide and pesticide application, within the City’s parks system, recreational facilities, municipal building grounds, street medians, aquatic centers, the Valley Junction business district, and Jordan Cemetery. Average duration of employment is 4 to 9 months.

High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Requires ability to lift greater than 50 lbs, a valid driver’s license, and avalid Iowa Commercial Applicator Pesticide Certification. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Physical/Drug Test Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test are required.

Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

  1. Profile:You MUST complete an online profile. This includes all sections under the My Profile Section. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.

2.Qualifications:Under the My Qualifications section, make sure to list any certifications you currently hold. This may include, but not limited to: Commercial Pesticide Certification.

3.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.)

4.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". You must disable your popup blocker before taking the assessment. Assessments will open in a new internet window.

5.Availability:After you apply, click on the link on the left side of the page that says: "Click here to view all my applications" then click the notebook next to "Availability details". Complete this step for each position you have applied for and indicate your availability.

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 questionnaires and/or examinations) will be made via the email supplied through the City's on-line application system. It is recommended to check your email "Junk" folder for emails from the City of West Des Moines. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at515-222-3616.

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled - Review of applications will begin immediately.

Apply Here!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 areInstruction Sheetsunder 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 Resources515-222-3616.

If you are currently employed with or you have been employed with the City in the last three years (in any capacity), do NOT create a new profile. Contact Human Resources at515-222-3616for 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 listed above.

Contact Information


Human Resources, 1st floor, Suite 1E

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320