General Information


The City of Des Moines employs more than 1900 people. The many different departments provide a wide variety of community service opportunities such as police and fire protection, park and recreation, urban and neighborhood development, planning and engineering.


Departmental Mission


To provide qualified and competent individuals to meet the needs of the city. To serve as a resource for employees to improve themselves, their environment, and the services provided to the citizens of Des Moines.