• Mayor's Annual Ride and Run for Trails

    On April 19, join us for the 2014 Mayor's Annual Ride AND Run for Trails. In addition to the ride, a 5k run has been added to the day's events. Fees are: $30 per adult, $5 for children ages 5 - 17, children 4 & younger are free. Participate in both the ride and run for an additional $5.

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  • Early Bird Season Pool Passes Available Online!

    New in 2014, season pool passes are available for purchase online. Purchase yours during the month of April at a discounted early bird rate. Individual - $40, First two in family - $75, First three in family - $100, First four in family - $120, Each additional person over four in family - $5.

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  • Swimming Lesson Registration Now Open!

    Online registration for swimming lessons is now available. Class sizes are restricted and registration is first come first served. In order to get your preferred class, dates and/or times sign up online starting today at 8:00 a.m.

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  • Kite Festival

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting Kite Fest on May 17 at Gray's Lake from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Register online by May 13. Cost is only $5. Fee includes a kite to assemble, flying instructions and hours of kite flying fun! Click the link below to sign up today!

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  • Summer Bags League Registration

    Register now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The league will play at the Hub Spot. Teams of 2 adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for 6 weeks plus a tournament. League play begins June 4. Cost is $35 per team.

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  • Seasonal Employment Opportunities

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers many different seasonal employment opportunities in three divisions: Aquatics, Parks/Buildings and Recreation. To view all current openings please click the link below.

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Mission Statement

 

The building services department is dedicated to providing an attractive, clean, accessible, safe and sustainable environment.  Building services facilitates the city of Des Moines in providing and maintaining essential services that meet the needs of the citizens of Des Moines, while maintaining a minimal environmental impact.  All efforts of the department are service based, and satisfactory customer service is an essential component and goal of all department actions.

 

Vision Statement

 

Building Services vision is to achieve customer satisfaction and employee excellence. We value accountability, communication, sustainability, cooperation, safety, fairness and trust. These values are directed toward the pursuit of sustainability in the maintenance and operation of all facilities.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

Preventive Maintenance

Perform specific written preventive maintenance procedures (such as lubrication, cleaning, changing filters, making adjustments, inspecting roofs and accessories, and replacing parts) on building structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and steam equipment in assigned area.

 

Operations

Building Equipment Operators do routine maintenance and repair needs with in their assigned areas. Investigate maintenance and operational problems by conferring with building occupants. Notify occupants of maintenance and operating conditions, which may affect them, such as building service interruptions, the reasons behind service interruptions, and length of the interruption. Respond to initial maintenance request from building occupants, assess problem. Perform necessary repairs or enlist shop support to complete repairs.

 

Inspections

Perform inspections of building structural systems, electrical, mechanical, steam and plumbing equipment in assigned area on a periodic basis in order to determine operating efficiency and to locate and alleviate potential malfunctions. Troubleshoot and repair building structural systems, electrical equipment, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment, and controls in assigned area.

 

Safety

Apply necessary safety precautions while working with electrical, steam, or mechanical equipment and while working on roofs, doors, windows, and ceilings and other building system components.