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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

Equipment Operator 1 Traffic

The Operator I of the Traffic Control Division is responsible (with direction from the Traffic Foreman I) for providing safe travel on the City’s street system by installing and maintaining street signage, roadway markings and traffic control devices that conform the Ohio Manual of Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) and the City’s Engineering Department Standards.

The Operator I primarily works within the Traffic Control Division and will assist in supervising any part-time or seasonal employees assigned to the Traffic Division.  The Operator I may also be assigned to other departments as needed.


Nature and Scope:

The Operator I reports directly to the Foreman I of the Traffic Control Division.  The incumbent maintains records of control device installations, repairs, and coordinates this information with the City’s Engineering Department.  The Operator I will often communicate with and assist other departments such as Fire, Police and Utilities Departments with malfunctioning signals, parking area designations, and other traffic related items.


The major responsibilities of the Operator I include, but are not limited to:

Identify, investigate, recommend and implement improvements of the department’s operations.
Respond to call-out situations at all hours of the day and night.
Perform traffic signal maintenance and repair, including troubleshooting and controller installation.
Maintenance, repair and installation of street signs.
Paint street centerlines, crosswalks, etc. per the OMUTCD.
Maintain and update sign and traffic signal assets and inventory using GPS.
Maintain street lighting in the downtown area and school flashers.
Banner changes and Holiday decorations in the downtown area.
Assist Street Department as needed with snow and ice removal, road maintenance, leaf collection, mosquito fogging and guardrail repair.


Job Requirements:

Operate a wide range of equipment efficiently and safely.  The use of the Bucket Truck must be sure to avoid hazards, be aware of high-voltage lines and wear safety lanyard at all times when in the bucket.
Work with minimal supervision.
Maintain useful and appropriate knowledge of electrical troubleshooting.
Develop good working knowledge and understanding of traffic controllers, traffic cabinets and other electrical, programmable timers and controllers.



Ability to drive trucks and operate other heavy equipment.
Work outdoors for a minimum of eight (8) hours a day, at times in adverse weather conditions.
Physically be able to safely and effectively perform the functions of the job including, lighting, shoveling, raking, driving, climbing, walking, etc.
Work beyond the scheduled work day during peak construction periods as needed, as well as other various assignments not herein identified as requested by the Street Superintendent.
Promote and enforce proper safety precautions and procedures.



Must be 18+ years of age.
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Required valid CDL Class B w/air brake endorsement and tanker or obtain within 6 months.
Minimum of three (3) years experience in a Traffic Department or other related construction field and basic knowledge of electricity preferred.
Knowledgeable, competent and operational experience with light to heavy road equipment.
The ability to clearly and effectively communicate with the public and coworkers.
Maintain residency as required by City policy  
  • Within two (2) years acquire the following IMSA Certifications:
  • Work Zone Safety
  • Traffic Signal Technician I
  • Within two (2) years, acquire pesticide license.

To apply:  Visit City’s website at www.sidneyoh.com  to review job description, benefits and application.  Submit application to lshuster@sidneyoh.com or fax to 937 498-8160 or mail to 201 W. Poplar St, Sidney, OH 45365.  Deadline to apply is January 4, 2019 at 5pm.

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Fleet Mechanic

The Fleet Maintenance department (CFMD) is tasked with operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s fleet; including sedans, light trucks, heavy trucks and miscellaneous equipment.

As a public employee this position is responsible for providing reliable delivery of fleet maintenance services. This position requires consistent and prompt response to emergency repairs that occur outside of normal workdays and shifts.

The CFMD provides maintenance for approximately 250 pieces of equipment and has an annual operating budget of $513,000, which includes over $227,000 in parts and maintenance items.  The CFMD will perform more than $300,000 in services for all City departments annually.  The Fleet Maintenance manager and technician(s) are responsible for performing these services.

Secondary responsibilities include performing snow removal as directed; and assisting other departments in the performance of their job duties as directed.


Nature and Scope:

The technician is generally supervised by and receives assignments and direction from the Fleet Maintenance Manager.  The technician has constant contact with various employees from the service divisions housed at the Service Center.  In the Fleet Maintenance Managers’ absence, the technician is expected to continue with the routine fleet operations.

The major responsibilities of the technician include but are not limited to:

Performing routine preventative maintenance on light, medium and heavy vehicles
Trouble shooting and diagnosing problems with equipment and making recommendations.
Major and minor repair of engine, driveline, electrical/electronic components.
Performing limited scheduling, procuring of parts, and forwarding of work orders.
Performing fabrication work as required.
Effectively use a PC, software and field equipment used by the department in the performance of duties and assignments
Respond to numerous call-outs outside of normal work days and shifts including weekends and holidays
Perform job duties in a safe manner consistent with City policies and procedures
Apply mechanical skills and creativity to solve problems
When directed, perform work for all divisions within any other department with in the City
Perform job duties under stressful conditions including inclement weather or adverse conditions
Assist in the plowing of City streets.


Job Requirements:

Respond to calls for service during non-scheduled work hours and with minimal supervision
Learn and assist in work that requires developing specialized skills through experience
Apply mechanical skills and creativity to solve problems
Address questions or comments from the public in emergency situations
Ability to effectively resolve customer conflict
Keeping abreast of technological changes in the automotive/heavy vehicle field.
Staying current and aware of the various types of specialty equipment in the fleet.
Working in potentially dirty, hazardous conditions and confined spaces
Physically able to perform the duties of the position including walking, crawling, climbing, squatting, lifting up to 80 pounds and physical exertion for extended periods of time and operating hand and power tools
Implement safety precautions when performing job duties
Stay abreast of new equipment, technology, and methodology as they pertain to fleet maintenance
Exercising safety precautions during work
Creating a customer service oriented approach toward providing services to city departments.
Demonstrated proficiency in using a Mig‑welder and acetylene torch and various lifting equipment
Competency in operating various diagnostic scan tools and equipment



High school diploma or GED equivalent.
A minimum of three (3) years experience as a skilled technician.
Thorough knowledge of diverse fleet maintenance requirements.
A minimum of two (2) years experience in heavy equipment repair.
Graduate of a two‑year technical school for heavy truck/equipment diesel repair.
A minimum of two (2) years experience in standard passenger vehicle repair.
Master ASE certification or obtained within 1yr of employment.
A valid Commercial Driver's License. (Class “B” or higher)
Maintain residency as required by the city


Other Desired Qualification/Skills]
Demonstrated satisfactory experience in any of the above areas may warrant waiver of that requirement. The successful candidate will be required to furnish his or her own working set of tools commensurate with their years of experience and level of expertise within the auto/heavy vehicle mechanical repair field

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Probation Officer

this position is Grant Funded.  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.
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.
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. Must obtain residency in Shelby County or adjacent county within one year of hire and must maintain residency during employment.
This position will remain open until filled.

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2019  Seasonal Employment

Pool Manager
Assistant Pool Manager
Concession Stand Manager
Concession Stand Laborer
Playground Leader
Parks Maintenance Worker
Parks Laborer
Water Treatment Plant Laborer
Wastewater Treatment Plant Laborer
Engineering Intern
Street paving - Laborer
Traffic striping - Laborer
Hydrant Painter - Laborer












Police Officer

The City of Sidney is currently hiring for Police Officer.  The City application and all testing must be completed and submitted to the City by January 4, 2019. 

Failure to complete the City application and/or testing may exclude candidates from the next phase of the hiring process.

 Salary Information: $51,629 to $63,747

Benefit Information: Education Bonus up to $1800 annually, Up to $1700 physical fitness bonus annually, Uniforms and equipment provided, two weeks paid vacation per year, four personal days per year (after 6 months), 18 sick days per year, 11 paid holidays and with five or more years of service you would receive Longevity pay.

Candidate Contact:
Vickie Allen
Human Resources Manager

Department Overview: The Sidney Police Department has 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, a K9 team 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.

Area Information: Sidney and the Shelby County court square listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Points of interest include the majestic Shelby County Courthouse, considered to be one of the finest in the nation, the Peoples Federal Savings and Loan designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan in 1917, and the Monumental Building, constructed to honor the County’s fallen heroes from the Civil War.  Sidney also is well known for their many parks and their recreational system.  For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Tawawa Park, located within the city, is a 220-acre wooded reserve where visitors can hike, bike, fish, and picnic. Walking trails guide hikers along the park’s winding creek and around its several lakes.

Seasonal events on the downtown square include band concerts, a weekly farmer’s market, Kids Around the Square Festival, Fall Festival, and a variety of other family-friendly activities and events. The Winter Wonderland Parade attracts thousands to downtown Sidney to kick off the holiday season when the court square takes on the glow of countless sparkling lights, beautifully decorated storefront windows, and other seasonal decorations.

Population: 21,000

Job Requirements

Age: 21

US Citizen: Lawfully work in U.S.

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Must be able to pass BCI and FBI background investigation.

Driving Disqualifiers: Must have valid Driver’s license. Not Convicted of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol more than once.

Drug Use Disqualifiers: Not addicted to the habitual use of intoxication liquors or drugs.

Employment Disqualifiers: Pattern of poor work habits and poor work performance with previous employers.

Additional Disqualifiers: Lack any of the established preliminary requirements for the examination Guilty of infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct Made false statements of any material fact, or practiced (or attempted to practice) any deception or fraud in the application or examination in establishing eligibility, or securing an appointment. Dismissed from either branch of the Civil Service for delinquency or misconduct.

Bonus Credit on Exam Score:
Ohio applicants applying for military bonus must submit proper proof of honorable discharge or honorable release (DD 214) from active military service prior to participation in the examination. Upon the applicant (a resident of Ohio and otherwise eligible) receiving a passing grade as determined by the National Testing Network, he/she shall be granted an additional credit of 20% of such grade in view of the above-mentioned service. Applicants who have OPOTA certification will receive a 20% bonus upon passing the examination with a score of as determined by the National Testing Network. Applicants who do not achieve a passing score will not receive the Military or OPOTA bonus. The maximum bonus for any applicant is 20%.  The job description is contained in the Information packet

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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.

Job Description

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.

Position Description

Wastewater Operator I

Hours of Work: 
Sunday - Thursday (07:00 – 15:30)

Hourly Pay:              
10A:$22.48 ($46,765.08) - $29.10 ($60,519.52)

Position is eligible for a $250 annual bonus for a Class II Certification and a $500 annual    bonus for a Class III Certification.


Job Description Summary:

Nature and Scope:

The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a division within the Utilities Department of the Public Works Group and reports to the WWTP Superintendent or his/her designee. General supervision is received from the plant supervisors; however, the employee is expected to perform without detailed instruction.  The WWTP Operator I performs monitoring of the plant processes to ensure efficient and effective treatment of nearly two billion gallons of wastewater generated each year. Included in the monitoring is the knowledge of wastewater treatment theory of operations and the ability to make operational decisions based off the data collected. The Operator I will also be involved in troubleshooting of plant processes and equipment.   


Job Requirements:

Analyzing wastewater samples, visual observation of plant processes and the ability to understand the treatment processes and make adjustments, as necessary, to ensure proper treatment.
Performing tank cleaning.
Ability to use various types of lab equipment such as D.O., pH, NH3N probes, balance, centrifuge, etc.
Maintaining accurate records of plant operations.
Applying a broad knowledge of principles, practices and methods of wastewater treatment.
Obtaining and maintaining a valid certification from the Ohio EPA.
Must become and maintain Shelby County residency (or adjacent county) within one year from the date of hire



A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
General working knowledge in mathematics/chemistry and/or supplemental courses in wastewater treatment.
A valid Ohio EPA Class I, or higher, Wastewater Treatment certification within one year of hire.
Experience in an activated sludge treatment process is highly preferred.
A valid Ohio Driver’s License and a good driving record are both required. Both must be maintained throughout employment.

To apply:  Submit an application to the Receptionist in the Municipal Building on or before 5:00 pm on Friday, January 18, 2019.  To review the application, job description and benefit summary sheet, please visit the City’s website at www.sidneyoh.com.

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