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, 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.

    Open Positions as of May 9, 2023: 


    Van Meter Park and Rec Coordinator


    The City of Van Meter is seeking applicants for the position of a part-time Parks and Rec Coordinator. Qualified applicants should possess an education or experience 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. Starting salary is $24,000 per year; no additional benefits. This position will be a temporary, part-time position with a contract term from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. During that time frame, the City of Van Meter will continue to evaluate the structure of this position. Those qualified are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to

    Van Meter Employment Application


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