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.

Full-Time Public Works Director: $69,000 - $104,000 deadline is March 17, 2017
The City of Grimes is excited to announce that the position of Public Works Director has been created and is available for you to consider.  The City of Grimes is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Iowa and is located in the Des Moines Metro area.  We have almost 12,000 residents and are expected to grow by another 3000-4000 in just the next 3-4 years.  Lots of exciting things happening here in the heart of Iowa.  If you want to be a part of our amazing team, fill out an application and read the comprehensive job description.  Application deadline is March 17, 2017.  All inquiries should be made to, no phone calls please.  As always, the City of Grimes is an EOE.

Comprehensive Job Description  (PDF)

Application  (PDF)

Grimes Public Library

No openings at this time.

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.