City Hall: 515.986.3036
Park & Rec: 515.986.2143
Library: 515.986.3551


The City of Grimes is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, national orgin, genetics, physical or mental handicap or veteran status.
Employment Opportunities

City of Grimes

Building Inspector - Full Time: We are now accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector. This is a full-time position with benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance. Grimes is a vibrant and exciting city. It is also one of the fastest-growing communities not only in the Metro, but in the entire state of Iowa. Applicants should have knowledge of current codes and building practices as well as excellent communication skills. This position requires the ability to work in adverse weather. It also requires physical flexibility and problem-solving skills. Please direct applications and resumes to Olivia DeYoung or mail to City of Grimes at 101 NE Harvey ST, Grimes, Iowa, 50111. Deadline for applying is April 25, 2014.

Receptionist - Full Time: There is currently a full-time receptionist position open at City Hall. This person will greet customers in person and on the phone, answer basic questions, direct visitors to the appropriate departments and advise staff when visitors and guests arrive. Ability to multitask and work in a busy, fast paced environment is a must. Qualifications should include at least two years of clerical office experience. In addition, applicants must be professional, courteous, have proficient telephone and verbal communication skills. Must be a good listener, customer focused, organized, handle pressure with ease, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, the internet, and have good filing skills.
We are looking for someone with a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm, who enjoys meeting and working with the public. This is a full-time position with benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance. Please direct applications and resumes to Olivia DeYoung or mail to City of Grimes 101 NE Harvey ST, Grimes IA 50111. Deadline for applying is April 30th.

There is currently a part-time seasonal opening for a School crossing guard. Contact Joe McAreavy at 986-3036 for more information.

Application  (PDF)

Grimes Public Library

No openings at this time.
Application  (PDF)

Grimes Parks And Recreation

Grimes Parks and Recreation Job Application - click here

Grimes Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for Summer Rec Assistants.  Please fill out the application and return to Brett Barber by email at or by stopping in to the Rec Office at 410 SE Main Street in Grimes.

Grimes Fire/EMS Department

Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic (paid on-call):

The Grimes Fire Department is accepting applications for paid-on-call staff. The department seeks individuals already possessing Iowa or National Fire Certifications and/or EMS Certifications, but will train individuals wanting to work in a paid-on-call role. Grimes residency is required.

Compensation is competitive, depending on qualifications. Applicants must possess a valid Iowa driver's license, be at least 18 years of age, and be able to successfully complete a criminal history background check. The Grimes Fire Department also requires a doctor's release stating members are physically qualified to participate in fire fighting/EMS activities.

An application can be obtained at the Grimes Fire Station, 200 S James Street, Grimes, Iowa 50111. 
For more information please call 515.986.4444.