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

No openings at this time.

Application  (PDF)

Grimes Parks And Recreation

Grimes Parks and Recreation Job Application - click here

We are now HIRING part-time facility supervisors at the GCC starting at $9.00/hr. Weekday shift could be 530-830pm or 5-9pm during the winter. Weekend shifts are 3-4 hours-Saturdays from 9-12pm, 12-3pm and Sundays from 12-3 and 3-6pm. Looking for dependable adults to handle the traffic flow at the GCC, rentals and program registrations for the Grimes Parks and Recreation. Apply today by emailing Brett at or by texting him at 515-205-8881. Position would start in December. Great way to meet people in this community!

Grimes Fire/EMS Department


The cities of Grimes and Johnston, Iowa, are currently accepting applications for full-time Firefighter / Paramedics.  Applicants must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license. Minimum requirements are certification as an Iowa or National Firefighter I (Firefighter II preferred), Hazardous Materials Operations and Emergency Medical Services certification as an Iowa EMT-PM or NREMT-P. Students currently enrolled in a paramedic class may apply and challenge the exams, but must possess the above certifications at time of job offer, to be considered for employment.

Starting annual salary is $47,304
*Lateral Entry, 1 year is $49,196
*Lateral Entry, 2 years is $51,164

A physical ability test and written exams for both Fire & EMS are required for the position. Must be at least 18 years old, but less than 65 years old, to apply.  Exam information, including location, date and time, will be mailed to qualified applicants.  Each city offers an excellent wage and benefit package.  

Grimes and Johnston operate out of 3 stations and respond to approximately 2200 runs per year. Career members work either a 48 hours on duty/96 hours off duty or 4, 12 hours shifts per week 0600-1800. Successful applicants can be placed at any one of the three stations depending on the need for staffing as well as either of the two shifts career members work.

Individuals interested in applying for a position with one or both of the communities must submit an employment application with copies of current certifications by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 20, 2016 to: Grimes Fire Rescue, 101 NE Harvey, Grimes, IA 50111 or Johnston Fire Department, 6373 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa  50131.  Applications are also available at each City Hall.

Successful completion of post-offer criminal background screening, drug test, and physical required for all positions.  EOE

*Lateral Entry is considered internal experience with Grimes or Johnston OR career experience for a jurisdiction of similar make up compared to Grimes and Johnston. Lateral entry must be clearly stated on the applicant’s resume with corresponding proof of experience.

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.