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.

Van Meter Employment Application

PositionDescriptionRequired QualificationsContactPayStatus
Library Director
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The Director is responsible for all aspects of library operations and functions, for advocating for the library at all times, and meeting the requirements of the Library Board, the community, the staff, and local and state government.
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Qualified applicants should possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science, or a related field such as Education, Public Administration, or Business. (New graduates are encouraged to apply.)
Consideration will be given to candidates who possess a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Public Administration, or a related field, 3-5 years of experience working in a public library or other library institutions, and are able to obtain a Level 4 Public Library Director Certification within the first 2 years of employment.
Applications and resumes must be emailed to by March 10th, 2017.Starting salary is $30,000-$36,000 annually commensurate with education and experience, plus generous benefits including IPERS. Open