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City of Des Moines Seasonal Painter Helper in Des Moines, Iowa

Seasonal Painter Helper

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Seasonal Painter Helper


$15.66 - $17.04 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Full-Time



Job Number



5/24/2021 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy




Selection Method

Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted 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 at the time of applicatio

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under supervision, to perform unskilled duties related to the painting of traffic control markings and devices, including layout and painting of crosswalks, stop bars, turn arrows and setting up the necessary traffic controls; and performs other related work.

Approximate employment duration: This position is a 120-Day assignment. The employment period normally is May through August. This position will work 40 hours per week, weather permitting. Regularly scheduled Monday-Friday with some weekend work required.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Note: Hiring preference is given to applicants who have worked the 2019 or 2020 employment season.

Recruitment for this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Requires any combination equivalent to the completion of the eleventh grade.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid driver's license or equivalent mobility is required.

  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable driving record background checks.

  • Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Carries reflecting beads, paint, supplies and tools for traffic control painting assignments;

  • Assists with pavement striping machine and loading paint;

  • Assists in the loading and unloading of trucks;

  • Places and retrieves traffic cones;

  • Drives pick-up trucks;

  • Performs general cleanup work.