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Interview Process

Interview Process

Online Application

Our online application starts with you clicking on Search/Apply for Jobs. Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an email notification indicating that we have received your resume.


After we receive your online application, we will review it to see if you meet the requirements for the position. We may call you to obtain additional information about your qualifications.

If we feel that you have potential for an opening, we will invite you to come to Des Moines Water Works to take our assessments. Assessments make it possible for DMWW to get to know you. We use the assessments to obtain concrete, valid information early in the recruiting process. This process helps us identify applicants who will likely be successful at DMWW.

We follow up our online assessments with an in-person interview process. A member of the Human Resources team conducts the initial interview which allows us to get a better idea of your skills and ability to impact DMWW.

Interview with Hiring Team

After the initial interview with Human Resources, we will forward your background materials to the hiring team. Once they review your application, assessments and your interview with Human Resources, the team will determine if they will interview you for the position. If you are selected to interview with the hiring team, you will be contacted by Human Resources to schedule a time for an interview.

Background Investigation

DMWW will conduct a background investigation for employment candidates. This includes a review of employment references, college transcripts, driving record and criminal conviction records.

Pre-employment Physical and Drug Screen

We are proud to be a drug-free workplace. Prior to beginning work, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol screen paid for by DMWW.


Des Moines Water Works is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act effective.


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Project H20

Project H20

Learn about DMWW's voluntary program to assist low-income households in the Des Moines metro.