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

Part-time Seasonal:  School crossing guard. Contact Dave Sigler at 986-3036 for more information.

Application  (PDF)

Grimes Public Library

Part Time Youth Services
The Grimes Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic librarian to join our Youth Services team. This position is 20 hours per week and includes daytime, evening and weekend hours. Hiring salary based on qualifications, starting at $15 per hour with sick and vacation leave.
Primary duties:
-Develops, plans, and conducts weekly programs for children and caregivers which encourage reading, viewing, and listening skills and the use of the library facilities and materials.
-Engages in outreach to schools, daycares and preschools, and other community organizations and agencies that serve children and their caregivers.
-Collaborates with other youth services librarians to provide programs that serve the youth of the community.
-Provides reference service to children, teachers, and caregivers, and provides readers advisory service.
-Performs public service duties at the circulation desk as needed.
-Participates in short and long range planning for youth services and general library programs
-Attends meetings and workshops to remain current in field.
-Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge and appreciation of literature for children, and a broad range of reference and readers’ advisory materials.
-Knowledge of library policies and procedures.
-Skill in using current library technology and automated systems.
-Skill in selecting appropriate materials for youth patrons.
-Ability to develop and plan creative and successful youth programs that serve the needs of the community.
-Ability to work in a team environment.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
-Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
-Ability to provide outstanding customer services both in person and on the telephone.
-Ability to keep records and files and compile reports.
Education requirements:
-Bachelor’s degree and experience working with children required. Strong interest and knowledge of children’s literature required. Successful public library and customer service experience preferred.
Please submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter to: Fionnuala Hutchins, Head of Youth Services, at
Position will remain open until filled with preference given to applications received by November 28th, 2016.

Part Time Clerk:
The Grimes Public Library is currently seeking an enthusiastic, customer service oriented individual to fill the position of permanent part time clerk for an average of ten hours per week. The qualified candidate is detail oriented and well organized, adapts well to a changing environment, enjoys working with the public, and has above average computer skills.

Minimum requirements for this position include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of experience working with the public. Preferred requirements include some college and prior library experience.

Applications can be submitted to Jill Fisher at

Application  (PDF)

Grimes Parks And Recreation

Grimes Parks and Recreation Job Application - click here

Part-time GCC Facility Supervisor (Nights 5-9pm, Weekends 3-4 hour shifts):  School crossing guard. Contact Brett Barber at for more information.

Grimes Fire/EMS Department

Application  (PDF)

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.