The City of Urbandale relies on highly skilled and talented individuals to provide quality city services. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

The City of Urbandale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any protected status. If you need accommodations during the selection process because of a disability, please notify the HR Director at 515-278-3900 and we will provide appropriate accommodations.   

Links for Applicants

How to Apply

Complete a City of Urbandale employment application online. Online applications can be accessed through each job announcement. You must submit all required materials by the closing date. The city will only accept applications for current job openings and no resumes or applications will be kept on file. Applications and required materials as specified in the job announcement (e.g. supplements, references, transcripts, etc.) must be submitted by the application deadline. You will receive email confirmation of your successful online application. If you do not receive email confirmation your application did not go through successfully, and you will need to apply again.

Please note, all candidate communication will be sent via email to the email address input during the application process. No communication or notices will be sent via postal mail.

Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA accommodations to the Human Resources Department, in writing, prior to the application deadline for the specific position applying to. Minimum Qualifications: Your qualifications will be evaluated based on the information you provide on your application materials.

The Urbandale Public Library provides computer workstations for public use. 

Interested in a job that’s not currently open:

Click on the ’Submit a Job Interest Card’ link above. By completing a job interest card, candidates will receive an email notification each time a position opens within the City of Urbandale. Simply follow the steps online and for next 12 months after you submit this form, you will receive an email notification each time a position opens with the City of Urbandale whose category matches one of the categories you’ve chosen.

Post Offer Requirements

Job offers are pending a driver’s license check, medical examination, alcohol/drug testing, and/or a polygraph/background investigation (based on position). The City of Urbandale complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If offered a job, before starting work with the city, you will be required to present identification and work authorization papers.

For New Hires

If you have accepted an offer of employment with the City of Urbandale, please review the 2024 New Hire Payroll Packet (PDF). Please complete the following forms: 

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  1. Erin Freeman

    Human Resources Director

  2. Beth Lauck

    Senior Human Resources Analyst

  3. Donna Wolk

    Human Resources Analyst

  4. Human Resources

    Physical Address
    3600 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Fax: 515-331-6755

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