City Positions

The City of Van Meter is a chartered city with a Mayor-Council/Administrator form of government. The Mayor and five City Council members are elected at-large and each serves alternating four-year terms.

The professional staff is headed by the City Administrator and a talented team of both full and part-time employees, which includes the City Clerk, Public Works Director, Assistant Public Works Director, Library Director, Parks and Recreation Coordinator, Public Safety Director, and dedicated volunteers.

The City strives to offer a progressive, proactive, community-centered government. The staff is tight-knit, dedicated, and well-educated. Employees are encouraged to find their place in the organization and community while seeking ideas on program implementation and service styles. Management personnel encourages open lines of communication throughout all departments.

VM Employement Application

PositionDescriptionRequired QualificationsContactPayStatus
Parks and Recreation CoordinatorThe City of Van Meter is seeking applicants for the position of Parks and Rec Coordinator. Qualified applicants should possess, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Sports Management, Marketing, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter, collegial, and able to demonstrate strong leadership skills. The position will require both strong organizational and administrative abilities as well as a willingness to be very hands on with the maintenance, upkeep, improvement, and manicuring of the City’s recreation facilities.

Evenings and weekends will be required.
Bachelors degreeTo apply submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) an employment application, to janderson@vanmeteria.gov.

$18.00/HourFull-Time
Public Works OperatorUnder the direction of the Director of Public Works this position is responsible for the maintenance of the public streets, water distribution system, sanitary sewer collection system, storm water sewer system, and green-space grounds keeping.

The work is varied, requires hard labor, and is done outside. The work requires the operation of multiple systems, equipment, and tools. The successful candidate will 1) operate the water plant, pumps, mains, and will complete monthly meter reads for approx. 450 utility customers; 2) operate sanitary sewer lagoons, lift stations, and mains; 3) plow/shovel snow and ice and otherwise clear debris from the public streets; 4) mow, weed-eat, and remove trash from the city parks, cemetery, and other green spaces.
Associates degree preferred. Grade I Water Treatment, Grade II Water Distribution, Grade I Wastewater/Lagoons required.Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application, all in .pdf format, to janderson@vanmeteria.gov. Paper applications will not be accepted.$17.00/HourFull-Time