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Polk City, Iowa

Latest City Job Opportunities

To apply for a job with the City of Polk City please download and complete the Polk City Employee Application Form.  Completed applications and resumes can be submitted to:

City of Polk City
Human Resources
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226

Polk City is an equal opportunity employer.  Polk City’s current job openings are displayed below.

Current Job Openings:

GIS-Maintenance Worker - Open Until Filled

General Description:

Under supervision, performs a combination of laboring, equipment operation, semi-skilled building, and mechanical trade assignments involving the maintenance and repair of City streets, buildings, water system, waste water system and storm water system. Further this position will collect, analyze, enter and maintain GIS data from Various city utilities and grounds

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Field questions and concerns from the public.
  • Performs water and waste water tests/reports as needed
  • Maintains, inspects, and installs water/waste water related equipment/materials
  • Operates/services mower and related equipment to mow, trim, and maintain any assigned areas including picking up trash, tree trimming, application of chemicals with appropriate endorsements, and landscaping.
  • Drives trucks, operates spraying equipment, sweeps and paints streets.
  • Removes snow and applies salt/sand to City streets, sidewalks, and related areas.
  • Digs, spreads and levels dirt, sand, and gravel using hand and/or power tools and equipment.
  • Performs required maintenance of equipment and tools.
  • Maintains and inspects street signs.
  • Erects barricades, warning lights, and snow fences
  • Maintains streets including performing various types of street repair and upkeep.
  • Reads and installs water meters

GIS Related Duties

  • Data gathering and compilation, GIS, GPS, mapping, and data analysis.
  • Development and maintenance of GIS data resources to be utilized for mobile access of geographic data.
  • Perform varied data gathering and entry to create, maintain, display and update Geographic Information Systems databases, coverages, and linkages to various GIS databases.
  • Work experience in writing and utilizing python scripting language and model builder.
  • Experience with raster and vector data creation and editing
  • Develop and maintain detailed metadata for new and existing datasets. Ability to produce and retrieve accurate maps and other representations of data for public use and field work activity
  • Ability to field verify and to visually locate items to resolve conflicting information and ensure the accuracy of data.
  • Record and document details of map updates, additions and/or deletions.

Minimum Training and Experience:

 Graduation from high school or GED. GIS certificate from an accredited school. Previous experience with GIS is a plus.


Board & Commission Positions

Persons who are interested in applying to board or commission member positions can contact City Hall at 515-984-6233 or e-mail

One opening on the Arts Council

One opening on the Historical Preservation Committee

Neighborhood Citizen Group Representative

The City of Polk City is currently looking for residents interested in providing a voice for their community by becoming a Neighborhood Citizen Group Representative (NCGR).  NCGRs serve as a sounding board and vehicle for submitting input to City Council on areas affecting your neighborhood and the City.  Further details concerning the open NCGR positions including responsibilities, term length, and district information can all be found below.  Interested applicants can apply by sending a Letter of Interest to apply@polkcityia.gov

Neighborhood Citizen Group (NCG)

Premise:  A neighborhood based group of citizens willing to reach out to their neighbors to obtain input and consensus on areas affecting their neighborhood and the city as a whole.  The intent is to allow a platform for different opinions without resorting to agendas. 

Role of NCG Members:  Deliver ideas from the different areas making up the group to the City Council.  The neighborhood representative will need to be speaking on behalf of his or her neighbors and able to represent a cross section of the community in representing their neighborhood in periodic summary reports to the City Council.

Neighborhood Areas:  It is envisioned that this NCG will be made up of seven (7) members representing neighborhoods as later defined.  The City Liaison will call the meetings on at least a quarterly basis.  The City Liaison will not be one of the seven members but will act as Chair.  A City Council member will act as the Council Liaison to this group.  The make-up will be from six (6) districts, (see attached map) and one (1) from the Chamber. 

Term:  Term of office will be two (2) years, with no restriction on term limits.  The NCG members will be governed under the City’s rules on absenteeism.  They will be expected to attend a suggested format of quarterly meetings.  One (1) member from the NCG should be in attendance at each of the Council Meetings in a rotation manner.  The group will report subjects of concern and discussion within their neighborhood area.

Appointment:  Current City Boards, Commission, Council, Mayor and City Liaison are encouraged to supply candidates for the appointment of this group.  Those interested need to supply a letter of interest to City Hall or any member of City Boards, Commission, Council, Mayor or the City Liaison. 

Districts:  The districts will be based as closely as possible to populations and geographic regions.  As the City grows the districts may change boundaries to accommodate such growth.  Current districts can be found here.


City of Polk City
Human Resources
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226

Contact City Hall

112 3rd Street
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226


Phone: 515-984-6233
Fax: 515-984-6177

Friends of Polk City

  • Polk City Development Corporation
  • Wolf Creek Technology Web Design
  • North Polk School District
  • Polk City Community Foundation
  • Polk City Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Creek Historical Society
  • Polk City Square
  • Polk City Fire Department

Contact Info

City Hall
112 3rd Street
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226

Phone: (515) 984-6233

Fax: (515) 984-6177

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