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City of Des Moines 7 Month Laborer - Water Reclamation Facility in Des Moines, Iowa

7 Month Laborer - Water Reclamation Facility

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7 Month Laborer - Water Reclamation Facility


$28.03 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Full-Time


Public Works

Job Number

3915- WRF-2022


1/24/2022 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Wastewater Reclamation Facility



Selection Method

Those applicants deemed most qualified based on an evaluation of education and experience will be considered 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 prior to the closing date.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Performs laboring work involving construction, maintenance and repair activities or supports staff in land application of biosolids. This position is a seasonal 7-month assignment. 40 hours per week. Some work assignments may include working overtime, weekends and holidays.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Must be at least 18 years of age. Requires any combination equivalent to the completion of eighth grade.

Required Special Qualifications

Possession of a valid Class A CDL with Tank endorsement, and ability to operate vehicles with Airbrakes, is required. Include your Motor Vehicle Record with your application if you possess an out of state license.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Uses pick and shovel to dig, grade, clear ditches and backfill ditches, manholes, vaults, excavations for foundations.

  • Removes broken concrete and prepares sidewalks, curbs, and streets for minor repairs.

  • Shovels, spreads, and tamps asphalt.

  • Assists in setting concrete forms.

  • Cuts, hoes, and rakes weeds and brush.

  • Uses assorted hand tools including saw, hammer, ax, chisel in maintenance activities.

  • Cleans streets, sewers and storm drains.

  • Operates valves on spray or distributing equipment.

  • Participates in sanding, snow removal and flood control work.

  • Makes minor repairs.

  • Mixes concrete.

  • Digs fence post holes.

  • Loads and unloads materials, equipment, and supplies.

  • Installs barricades and lanterns.

  • Provides manual assistance to semi skilled and skilled workers.

  • Occasionally operates pneumatic power tools, trucks, root cutting machine and other equipment of comparable difficulty.