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If there are any questions please contact
Human Resource Coordinator:
Kelly Holthaus
Phone: 937 498-8192
Email: kholthaus@sidneyoh.com

Send resume or application to:

Lynn Shuster
City Receptionist
Fax 937 498-8160
Email: lshuster@sidneyoh.com


Civil Service Examination Notice
Police Officer Position 2018

The City of Sidney is now accepting candidates for the position of a Sidney Police Officer. The Sidney Police Department is authorized 38 sworn officers, 11 dispatchers and 3 support staff members. The vision of the Sidney Police Department is to exceed the expectations of their community, to adapt to the ever changing challenges, and to provide the highest level of service and protection to their citizens. Our core values are Professionalism, Integrity, Courage and Compassion. The Sidney Police department handles approximately 30,000 calls for service a year. The Sidney Police Department is a full service department with a wide variety of opportunities for officers to advance. The Sidney Police Department has a professional patrol section, a diverse investigative section, a tactical response team, a bike patrol unit, two K9 teams and other specialized positions that officers may apply for. The Sidney Police Department is located in a new building and the officers are provided with state of the art equipment and training.
Minimum Qualifications of interested candidates:
All candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 35
Have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
A valid Driver’s License
Successfully pass all sections the National Testing examination
Successfully pass a physical fitness examination
Successfully pass a background (including polygraph), medical and psychological examination
Be a US Citizen or authorization to work in the United States.
Meet all Civil Service Requirements
Application Process:
The application process for the Sidney Police Officer position consists of the following steps:
The applicant must meet all minimum qualifications for the position
By June 29, 2018 the applicant must complete and submit the City of Sidney Application for employment (at the end of this packet), along with the attached information:
Copy of High school diploma or GED
Copy of DD-214 for Veterans credit (if applicable)
Copy of your Peace Officers certification for the State of Ohio (if applicable)
Register for the National testing Network, complete their application and personal history questionnaire and take the test prior to June 29, 2018 (see below for more information on the National Testing Network).
The City of Sidney is offering testing services for the position of Police Officer through the National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN). The testing period is May 4, 2018 through June 29, 2018. To fill out an NTN application and schedule a written test, go to: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the Sidney Police Department. You must register and complete the personnel history questionnaire prior to reporting to the testing facility. The closest testing location to Sidney, Ohio is the Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio and the Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio but you are not required to take the test there. You may take the test at any authorized NTN testing facility.
Test Dates for the NTN testing at Edison Community College will be:
Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00am
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:00pm
Test Dates for the NTN at Sinclair Community College will be:
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:00 pm
dates may be added if needed, but are not guaranteed. Please take the test at your earliest opportunity.
What to expect at the National Testing Network, Inc. website:
Completion of the NTN application process
Completion of the Personnel History Questionnaire
Opportunity to take online practice tests at www.frontlinetest.com
Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times at testing sites throughout the United States including Edison Community College and Sinclair Community College for local applicants.
Take a high quality job simulation test in a standardized, fair testing environment.
Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidates’ scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Sidney. Candidates who attain a passing score on all portions of the entry level exam will move on to the next phase of the testing process. The City of Sidney will contact the candidates to advise them of their preliminary score and notify those who pass of the date for the physical fitness exam. Further information will be requested at that time to continue the application process and score finalization.
The National testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. The cost of the test is $49.00, which is to be paid for by the applicant. Should you want to send your results to multiple participating cities or agencies, you can pay an additional $9.50 fee. The written exam is approximately two hours in length. All applicants must identify themselves with a state issued driver’s license, or military ID with a photograph of the applicant.
The National Testing Network does not replace the City of Sidney’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidates’ results are provided to the City of Sidney where the final decisions are made.
The City of Sidney follows all Ohio Civil Service laws. Candidates may receive additional credit for prior military experience with proper submission of proof of an honorable discharge or an honorable release from active military service prior to participating in the exam. Candidates may also receive additional credit for having an Ohio Police Officer Certification issued by OPOTA. The addition credit for both will only be applied to candidates that pass all portions of the NTN test. The maximum credit issued will be a bonus of 20% to the original test score. Information on the credit and documents required will be provided to all candidates who pass the NTN test and will be obtained after the test.
The City of Sidney requires candidates to pass a physical fitness exam prior to being placed on their certified list of candidates. Those candidates passing the NTH test and submitting all the required documents will receive information on the physical fitness testing process. A release form and a medical wavier will be required to participate in the testing process (provided to all candidates moving forward in the process). The test minimum requirements are listed below:
TestMinimum Requirement
300 Meter Run63.0 seconds
1 Rep Bench press
1 Minute maximum push ups64% of candidates weight
25 push ups
1 Minute Maximum sit ups29 sit ups
Vertical Jump16 inches
1.5 Mile Run14.36 minutes
Police Officer Candidates must pass all 5 physical fitness tests. Failure to pass any one of the physical fitness tests will disqualify the candidate from moving on in the process. The physical fitness test is tentatively scheduled for July 14, 2018 in Sidney, Ohio. Those meeting all of the requirements to take the test will be notified of the location and time for the test after we receive all required information. No make-up test will be held unless there is prior approval from the Chief of Police for extreme reasons.
After all the testing processes are completed candidates who meet all the required levels will be presented to the Sidney Civil Service Commission who will certify a list of those eligible. All candidates on the list will receive a letter with their ranking on the list. The City of Sidney will then proceed with the interview and selection process at that point.
Thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Sidney Police Officer. I am very proud of our department and our officers. If you have any questions please contact Vickie Allen, HR manager for the City of Sidney at 937-498-8144 or email me at wballing@sidneyoh.com.
Good luck,
Chief William Balling
Sidney Police Department
The City of Sidney must receive your completed application form, required information and documents no later than June 29, 2018. The information can be sent to the City of Sidney by using any of the following methods:
Mail to: City of Sidney, Attention Vickie Allen, 201 W Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365
Deliver the completed and signed documents in person to the City of Sidney at the same address as above
Email to vallen@sidneyoh.com
Candidates must also register and complete the NTN testing by June 29, 2018 to be considered. The City of Sidney is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Water Treatment Superintendent

The Water Treatment Plant Superintendent is responsible for the continuous operation and maintenance of a Class IV Water Supply Works and the delivery of safe, clear and sufficient water to the community. The Water Treatment Plant Superintendent is a division head, within the Utilities Department. This position reports to the Director of Utilities and at times will be required to consult with various Department Heads. The incumbent is expected to work closely with other City departments and division heads to integrate related work activities. This position must also communicate and exchange information with state regulatory agencies, vendors, consulting engineers, news media, civic organizations, and city and county residents.
An associate’s degree or ability to obtain within 24 months. Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering preferred.
Experience in a Superintendent position, preferred.
A valid Ohio Class IV Water Supply certificate or a Class III certificate, with the ability to obtain a Class IV certificate within the time limit required by the EPA.
A minimum of five (5) years experience in a Class III plant or higher or Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering with three years in a supervisory role
Extensive knowledge of operation of a lime-soda water treatment plant and the associated lab work.
Ability to effectively communicate with the public and co-workers.
Mechanical ability and experience in the maintenance of a water treatment plant.
A valid Drivers License.
Knowledge of the Ohio EPA’s rules and regulations for Backflow Prevention and Cross Contamination of water supplies.
A more detailed Position Description, Benefit Summary and Job Application form is available from the City’s web site www.sidneyoh.com and from the Receptionist at 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney, OH 45365.
To apply: Go to our website www.sidneyoh.com, Departments, Employment Opportunities and complete the application at the bottom of the Job Posting, then submit: cover letter, resume & application to Lynn Shuster, Receptionist.  Mail to 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney OH 45365, Fax: 937 498-8160 or email: Vallen@sidneyoh.com.
Position Open until Filled 
Pay Range: $65,790 to $82,056 (Plus Up to $8000 Bonus)
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Assistant Wastewater Superintendent

The Wastewater Treatment Plant is a division within the Utility Department of the Public Works Group. The Assistant WWTP Superintendent reports to the WWTP Superintendent and works on an assigned shift as directed. The Assistant WWTP Superintendent is responsible for safe and efficient operations and oversight of the Wastewater Plant, as well as the Industrial Pretreatment, Biosolids, and Storm Water Monitoring programs. He/she is responsible for the supervision and for training of Wastewater Plant Staff.

The Assistant WWTP Superintendent must possess the ability to apply entry level supervisor practices to all work situations as well as perform administrative tasks for plant and IPP activities. The Assistant WWTP Superintendent must: show confidentiality with test results, projects, long range plans, and personnel actions; maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors, regulators, and the general public; maintain accurate records; prepare comprehensive required reports.
Minimum Requirements
Maintain residency as required by City policy.
An appropriate combination of education, training, and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Minimum of five years’ experience operating biological treatment processes
A valid State of Ohio Class III Wastewater Treatment certificate with the ability to obtain a Class IV certificate within five (5) years.
Must have valid State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

To apply for the position and view a more detailed Job Description, Benefit Summary and Job Application form go to our web site http://www.sidneyoh.com/Human_Resources/Employment-sidney-ohio.asp or the Receptionist at 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney, OH 45365. Application will be accepted for this position until filled. Mail to 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney OH 45365, Fax: 937 498-8160 or email: Vallen@sidneyoh.com.

Wages:  $55,099 - $68,682 (Plus $8000 Bonus for Ohio Class III License)
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Code Enforcement Officer

The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for the preservation and development of City neighborhoods through the enforcement of the City's Ordinances and Zoning Code.
The Code Enforcement Department has an annual operating budget of approximately $127,000. The position responds to and initiates approximately 1,500 initial code violations on an annual basis.
The Code Enforcement Division is a one person department within the Community Development Department. This position receives direct supervision and work assignments from the Community Development Director. The incumbent consults at times with the appropriate City departments in the interpretation and enforcement of code violations including the Building Inspector, Vacant Property Inspector, City Law Director, Police Department staff, City Prosecutor, etc.
The major responsibilities of the Code Enforcement Officer include:
Performs field inspections in response to citizen complaints, supervisor, other City employees, or from self‑observation.
Researches ordinances and codes to determine if a violation exists and maintains up-to-date knowledge of new ordinances, laws, and relevant court decisions.
Researches and determines property ownership and prepares all documentation in response to complaints and violations, including writing letters, making telephone calls, or personal contacts to explain violation and code requirements.
Directs City contractor to abate the violation and/or files complaints with the prosecutor’s office and the municipal court when voluntary compliance is not obtained.
Maintains a complete record of all violations, including photos, written communications, conversations, etc.
Conducts reviews of code compliance for all Community Development permit applications, such as fence, signs, site plans, and occupancy permits.
Maintains data in the City’s record-keeping software, including development of automatic tracking, scheduling and notifications.
Prepares public notices, narrative staff reports, and recommendations of limited complexity for Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission cases.
Uses the Geographic Information System (GIS) to input data, analyze data, and create maps, charts, and statistics.
Performs general office duties, to include answering telephones, data entry, file management, copying, preparing letters and reports, etc.
Minimum Requirements
Minimum of an Associate’s degree in public administration, urban planning, social sciences, or other related field and two years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
General knowledge of City government functions.
A valid Driver's License.
Required residency in Shelby County or an adjacent county throughout employment.  
Applications will be accepted until 5pm Friday, June 1, 2018. Mail to 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney OH 45365, Fax: 937 498-8160 or email: Vallen@sidneyoh.com.

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Part Time Transit Driver

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient transport of passengers, and includes the safe operation of the assigned vehicle at all times. Drivers are required to assist elderly or disabled passengers as needed. Drivers are part-time employees and report directly to the Transit Manager.

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Part Time Safety Telecommunicator

Part- Time Public Safety Telecommunicator
Under general supervision, the part time Public Safety Telecommunicator is responsible for receiving and dispatching incoming calls or in-person requests for police, fire and rescue services.  The Communications Center is a 24-hour, seven (7) day a week, public safety communications facility staffed by regular full time and part time Telecommunicator. 

Major responsibilities include:  receive telephone calls and transmit information by radio or telephone and take incoming messages, enter data in the CAD System and NCIC/LEADS System and maintain communications with all field public safety units, monitor alarm board status, receive court bonds, account for monies collected, quickly and effectively communicate information to emergency personnel at the scene of an incident. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Assistant Pool Manager Trainee  
$8.34 - $9.39/hr
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Lifeguard - $8.34 - 9.39/hr
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Laborer II - $8.34 - $9.67/hr
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Position Description - Street Dept

Laborer II - $8.34 - $9.67/hr
Position Decription - Parks Dept

Laborer I (Water Treatment Plant)
    $8.34 - $9.39/hr
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Seasonal Application - submit application in person or fax (937-498-8160) or scan & email to lshuster@sidneyoh.com    All these positions will remain open until filled.



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