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Economic Development Intern for City of West Des Moines

City of West Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA

Position Duties / Responsibilities

Economic Development Intern

  • Type:Internship
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$12.65/hr
  • Posted Date:01/28/2020
 Job Details Description
Department Community and Economic Development 
Benefits     Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits
Civil Service Status This is NOT a Civil Service position 
Regular Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Overtime and Weekend Work as Required
Tentative Start Date         May, 2020
Job Summary & Requirements Under the general direction of the Community and Economic Development Director, the Intern provides support related to special projects and day to day activities within the department. The intern position participates in highly responsible economic development work, requiring excellent oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Excel required; GIS and In-Design experience highly preferred.

Must be an undergraduate or a graduate student in Economics, Political Science, Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Business (marketing) or closely related fields. This is an internship which is not permanent and is being made available for individuals seeking work experience prior to graduating from an accredited college/university.  
Physical/Drug Test  Post offer, pre-employment drug test required. 
Steps to Apply Steps to Apply:

1. Profile: In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete an online profile. This includes all sections under the My Profile Section. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.

2. Attachments: You must attach the following documents to your profile under the "My Attachments" section:

a) Cover Letter
b) Resume             

 3. Applying for Position: Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Apply is located on the right side of the main menu. An email will be sent confirming you have applied. It will also be displayed in the My Application History section).

All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.
Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled - Review of applications will begin immediately
Apply Here! City of West Des Moines Online Application System
Application Materials & Related Documents Full Job Descriptions
You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in our FAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616.

Contact Information  CITY OF WEST DES MOINES
Human Resources, 2nd floor
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
PO Box 65320
West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320
515-222-3616 (phone)
515-273-0601 (fax)

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