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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Maintenance Worker II in Des Moines, Iowa

Maintenance Worker II

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Maintenance Worker II


$31,844.80 - $45,988.80 Annually


Des Moines - 50309 - Polk County, IA

Job Type



Iowa State Fair

Job Number



12/20/2022 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

To Apply

All applications/resumes can be submitted on line to or mailed to Iowa State Fair P.O. Box 57130 Des Moines Iowa 50317 in care of Frank Robey

Job Description

This is a courtesy posting for the Iowa State Fair. Applicants should follow instructions in "To Apply" to be considered.

45% Provide building and grounds service needs during an event so that the buildings and grounds are ready for use prior to events and returned to original condition following an event.

  • Prepare buildings, grounds, and arenas leased for an interim event; areas are clean and set-up according to drawings and specifications for that event.

  • Tear down after the event should be done timely so that buildings and grounds are returned to their original condition following events and will pass a visual inspection by your lead.

  • Set-up/tear down of Interim Events shall include the installation and removal of rented equipment (tables, chairs, stage sections, drape, etc.) in addition to post event trash removal and sweeping as coordinated by your lead.

  • Sidewalks and outside perimeter of event grounds and buildings are checked daily so any obstructions and trash are picked up.

  • Trash containers are to be emptied in a timely manner.

  • Liquid spills are to be promptly cleaned.

  • Additional equipment needed by the lessee, i.e. tables, chairs, etc. is provided in a prompt and courteous manner and set up according to the user’s needs.

    30% Performs grounds maintenance tasks such as cleaning sewer intakes, snow

    removal and mowing.

  • Follow written and oral instructions for the tasks assigned, asking any necessary questions so that each project is understood and results in a completed project that would need only minor adjustments.

  • There are no reported instances of operating any motorized equipment without using all the proper safety equipment.

15% Operate Iowa State Fair machinery and vehicles for use in facility preparation of Interim events and Iowa State Fair grounds maintenance.

  • Care is exercised in operating Iowa State Fair machinery and no instances of damage, abuse or negligence are reported.

  • Show rings and exercise rings are properly prepared and a visual inspection by the lead person results in no more than one instance per month of having to redo the work.

  • Care is exercised in loading and unloading equipment and there are no instances of damage to equipment or property resulting from negligence or carelessness.

05% Performs semi-skilled maintenance and related tasks. Operate air compressor, jackhammer, earth compactor and power tools.

  • No reported instances of operating any equipment without using all the safety equipment.

  • No instances of damage to equipment due to negligence or abuse.

    05% Work with trades personnel in the construction field such as pouring concrete,

    laying pipe, and building concrete forms.

  • Follow oral and written instructions of the lead person and produce a finished product that is acceptable for the task at hand and does not have to be redone.

  • The job site is kept neat and orderly according to the lead person and the result of a visual inspection will be an acceptable job site.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

· Two years of full-time work experience in semi-skilled grounds keeping, maintenance, or equipment operation.


· Current, continuous experience in the State Executive Branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as a Maintenance Worker 1.


State of Iowa

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