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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


GIS Analyst

The GIS Analyst position reports directly to the IT Manager.  This position manages the GIS spatial data for the City of Sidney.  The GIS Analyst uses ESRI software for the creation, manipulation, maintenance, quality control and documentation of geo-spatial data.  The position is responsible for data editing, data collection, data documentation, data accuracy and map production for City Departments and will also create, maintain, update, query, view and retrieve processed GIS data on multiple databases. 

Hourly Rate:  $23.26 to $29.00
Deadline to apply: By 5:00pm Nov 16, 2018

 To apply:  Submit an application before 5:00 pm, Friday, November 16, 2018 to Receptionist, City Hall, 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney OH 45365 or email to Lshuster@sidneyoh.com.  Visit www.sidneyoh.com for job description, benefit summary, or application.  

Position Description

Public Safety Telecommunicator (911 Dispatcher)

Nature and Scope:

The Administrative Police Captain supervises the Public Safety Telecommunicator position. In the absence of the Administrative Police Captain, the Public Safety Telecommunicator will report to the ranking police officer in charge of the shift.


The Public Safety Telecommunicator will primarily work with Police, Fire and other outside agency emergency personnel in coordinating communications efforts.

The major responsibilities of the Public Safety Telecommunicator include, but are not limited to: Receive telephone calls and transmit information by radio or telephone and take incoming messages; Communicate with citizens in the Police Department lobby and communicating with Police and Fire personnel on station; Enter data in the CAD System and NCIC/LEADS System and maintain communications with all field public safety units; Dispatch public safety units as needed; Receive court bonds, parking ticket fines, and account for monies collected; Assisting police officers with female arrestees during searches and transports (if female); Maintain status as a deputy clerk of the Sidney Municipal Court and Notary Public to witness the filing of criminal charges; Assist the Records Section with data entry if requested to; Receive information from various sources and successfully communicate with other police agencies, fire/rescue units, the court system, utility companies, other City departments, county agencies, and various civic groups; Quickly and effectively communicate information to emergency personnel at the scene of an incident.


Job Requirements:

Make important decisions quickly and remaining calm in emergency situations.
Ability to learn the proper use of departmental equipment including the 9ll System, CAD System, NCIC/LEADS Terminal, various telephone equipment, Police/Fire Department radio system, monitoring and security systems, computers and other equipment located in the Communications Center.
Physically able work in an enclosed Communications Center with stringent requirements for breaks and time away from console while on duty.
Work in a law enforcement environment that entails viewing or describing events that may be unpleasant or distasteful. 
All other duties as assigned


High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Ability to obtain a passing score on a written test.
Successfully pass a Polygraph test, Criminal Background Check, Psychological Assessment and a Drug Screen.
Successfully complete basic public safety, emergency medical and fire service dispatch courses. 
Ability to secure required CPR and LEADS certifications.
Demonstrate good clerical skills and the ability to effectively use all equipment in the Communications Center
Resident of Shelby County or adjacent county or become a resident within one (1) year from the date of hire.  Maintain residency in Shelby County or adjacent county during employment.  Position open until filled.


To apply:  Visit City’s website at www.sidneyoh.com  to review job description, benefits and application.  Feel free to submit application to Human Resources:


City Hall                                 Email:  lshuster@sidneyoh.com

201 W. Poplar St                    Fax: 937-498-8160

Sidney, OH  45365

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Probation Officer

Job Description Summary:

Under general supervision, a probation officer is responsible for the supervision of defendants, who are under the terms and conditions of probation.

Knowledge of court policies and procedures, legal terminology, correct use of grammar, punctuation, spelling and arithmetic, office practices and procedures, computer systems, data entry, filing.  Ability to receive and maintain training in self-defense, first aid, fire safety, arrest techniques and practices, crisis intervention; work independently and as a member of a team to accomplish a specific goal; ability to use all types of modern office equipment; good organizational and communication skills; exercise good judgment in dealing with public; maintain confidentiality of court records; develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, judges, attorneys, officials, and general public; ability to prepare required reports, and routine correspondence; ability to handle potentially violent and/or emotionally distraught individuals, must demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.

Assist the public and respond to inquiries in a professional and courteous manner.
Schedule and supervise community service and alternative service program workers at pre-approved locations.  Prepare weekly work schedules.
Prepare and file appropriate paperwork with the Judge for offenders who are non-compliant with assigned programs.
Answer telephone and respond to all questions regarding fines, community service, driving privileges, jail time, restitution, etc.
Supervise probationers to ensure compliance with conditions of supervision or payment of fines.
Develop appropriate case plans for the offenders to follow while on probation.  Conduct field visits and office visits.
Schedule and interview offenders for Pre-sentence investigations and mental health and/or substance abuse evaluations.  Research, prepare, report, review and present recommendations to the Judge.
Specimen collection for drug screens on offenders for supervised probation and offenders for court appearances.
Develop, review and administer follow up on payments for restitution, jail, early release reconsiderations, driving privilege requests, discharging fines, lifting of warrants, etc.
Review and implement revocations due to violations.
Develop and administer plan for assisting offenders to obtain information for compliance with the BMV.
Data entry into the case management system for new probationers.  Continued update on personal information and status of probation.
Oversee indigent driver fund by determining indigent status, arranging treatment and submitting invoices for payment.
Set up individual files on probationers- confidential reports, pre-sentence investigations, assessments, deferred prosecution, etc
Collaborate with social service agencies and local service providers.
Secure grant funding and manage budget of $125,000+ from CCA grant.
Supervision of all offenders to the CCA program.  Responsibilities include coordination of intakes, termination, assessment of needs and risks, development of case plans, appropriate referrals to house arrest, community service, counseling, etc.  Conduct field and office visits.  Data entry into CCIS WEB of all required information for grant.
Serve warrants and escort prisoners from court or clerk’s office to second floor holding cells.
Transport prisoners daily from jail to court for scheduled appearances and/or arraignments.
Pickup and transport prisoners from jail facilities statewide for failure to appear and probation warrants.
Execute service on all papers issued by court for Shelby County.  Maintain proper service records on all documents.
Convey court papers to and from Shelby County Sheriff’s office daily.
Provide security for courtroom and Judge during court proceedings.
Provide security for clerk and prosecutor’s office.
Monitor cameras, Operate X-ray machine, metal detector and wand.
Perform searches - (pat downs) after arrest.
Maintain and monitor house arrest program - random drug tests, hook up, disconnect, collection of fees, verification with employers, house checks, etc.
Required to be certified for LEADS to run driving records and confidential criminal history records through BCI &I.
Maintain and prepare all paperwork for probation and bailiff’s office.
On call 24 hours a day to handle emergency pickups. (counties that will not hold)
Work closely with Sidney Police Dept, Sheriff’s Dept, State Patrol, and other agencies as needed.
Attend meetings and serve on committees and consortiums as needed.
Maintain and increase knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars, and in-service trainings
Bailiff for daily prisoners and court proceedings.  Brief Judge on cases to be heard before court.  Ensures court paperwork is completed and processed appropriately.  Maintains recordings of all courtroom proceedings.
Required certification in firearms to carry weapon and attend staff meetings to be held on a regular basis.

Required:  Bachelor’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice or other similar field, Valid Ohio Driver’s License, Pass BCI background check, Pass Drug Screen, Ability to become certified with LEADS certification within 6 months of employment, Ability to become weapons certified within 6 months of employment, must be able to obtain O.R.A.S. certification within six months and complete Changing Offender Behavior (COB) training is required.

Go to our website at www.sidneyoh.com, Departments, Employment Opportunities for application, job description and benefit summary.  Deadline to apply is Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5:00pm.
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Water Treatment Operator II

Hours of Work:   Typically Monday thru Wednesday or Thursday thru Saturday (12:00 midnight – 12:00 noon) or (12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight) and every other Sunday (00:00 – 08:00); (40hrs/week – 80/hrs/pay period)

Hourly Pay:  
(Class 1 Water Supply Certificate) 10A-  
$22.04 - $28.53

(Class II Water Supply Certificate) 10B-   
$22.84 - $29.27


The Water Treatment Plant is a division within the Utilities Department of the Public Works Group. The Water Plant Operator II is responsible for operating the Water Treatment Plant during an assigned shift and producing adequate quantities of clean, safe potable water for the community.  This includes the constant application of principles and practices associated with both Ohio EPA Chemical and Microbiological Analyses Certification.  This position will also assist with maintenance on an as needed basis or at the direction of the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent. 

Job Requirements:

The Water Treatment Plant Operator II is responsible for collecting approximately 24 water samples per shift and analyzing each sample for at least six different parameters within the Wet Chemistry Laboratory.  However, additional analysis must be performed if water quality conditions warrant.  Full Chemical Analysis Certification and Full Microbiology Laboratory Certification as required by Ohio EPA must be maintained at all times.

In addition to the responsibilities of performing lab tests, the Water Treatment Plant Operator II will assist with routine maintenance and repair activities of the facility.  Presently, Plant Operators are required to work six 12-hour days and one eight hour day in every two-week pay period. 


This position requires two (2) years of experience in work involving chemical analyses and operations of a Water Treatment Plant.  A two (2) year degree in chemistry, biology or other water related fields is preferred.
An Ohio Class II Water Supply License is preferred, but the ability to obtain a valid Ohio Class II Water Supply certificate within twenty four months after appointment will be considered.
This position requires the incumbent’s ability to obtain a “Valid” Full Wet Chemistry and Microbiology Laboratory Certification issued by the Ohio EPA within twelve (12) months of appointment.  Certification must be maintained throughout employment within this position.
A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record are required. Both must be maintained throughout employment.
Maintain residency as required by City policy.

Deadline to Apply:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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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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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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