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City of Des Moines Recycling Intern- Public Works in Des Moines, Iowa

Recycling Intern- Public Works

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Recycling Intern- Public Works


$15.00 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Part-Time


Public Works

Job Number



2/20/2023 4:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Public Works



Selection Method

Applications of those deemed most qualified based on evaluation of minimum qualification will be forward to the hiring supervisor for interview selection. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation in order to interview must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

The Summer Public Works Intern performs various duties both inside and outside the Public Works department. The candidate will inspect, document and communicate the content of recycling carts to ensure it is aligned with required guidelines. For non-compliant carts, the Intern will document and record observations and communicate with office staff.

NOTE: This is a temporary part-time, paid summer internship expected to work between 20 – 25 hours a week from Mid-May to Mid-August. Start and date is flexible.

Pay will be $15 per hour.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Completion of high school or in pursuance of a degree in Environmental Science or related field (Preferred).

Required Special Qualifications

  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.

  • Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Walk predetermined recycle routes in anticipation of recycle trucks.

  • Conduct visual and physical audits of recycling carts to ensure it is aligned with required guidelines.

  • Documents information found and communicates with other departments.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.