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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


Water Treatment shift 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:   10A-   $22.48 - $29.10 (Class 1 Water Supply Certificate or higher)

 10B-    $23.29 - $29.85 (Class II Water Supply Certificate or higher)


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. 


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.


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Seasonal Clerk Typist

The Seasonal Clerk Typist position is responsible for assisting the department staff with job duties associated with the seasonal influx of withholding data (W2’s), tax returns and other tasks as assigned. 

Hours of Work:         Between Monday – Friday  (between 8:00am – 5:00pm)
Hourly Pay:               $14.44 - $19.34

To apply:  Submit an application to Receptionist, City Hall, 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney OH 45365 or email to Lshuster@sidneyoh.com or send fax to Human Resources at 937-498-8160.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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2019  Seasonal Employment
Pool Manager - $13.29 - $15.40/hr
Assistant Pool Manager - $11.95 - $13.85/hr
Lifeguard - $8.55 - $9.58/hr
Concession Stand Manager - $13.29 - $15.40/hr
Concession Stand Laborer - $8.55 - $ 9.58/hr
Playground Leader - $8.55 - $9.58/hr
Parks Maintenance Worker - $12.90 - $15.99
Parks Laborer - $8.55 - $9.96/hr
Water Treatment Plant Laborer - $8.55 - $9.96/hr
Wastewater Treatment Plant Laborer - $8.55 - $9.96/hr
Engineering Intern - $9.35 - $11.89/hr
Street paving Laborer - $8.55 - $9.96/hr
Traffic striping Laborer - $8.55 - $9.96/hr
Hydrant Painter  Laborer - $8.55 - $9.96/hr











 Water Treatment Operator I
      (Source Water Maintenance) 

Hours of Work:     Monday – Friday (7:30 am – 4:00 pm) 
              Every third Sunday (8:00am – 4:00)                         
Hourly Pay:    
8A-   $20.68 - $26.73
(No Water Supply Certificate)
10A-   $22.48 - $29.10
(Class 1 Water Supply Certificate or higher)

The Water Treatment Plant is a division within the Utilities Department of the Public Works Group and reports to the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent. General supervision is received from these plant supervisors; however, the employee is expected to perform without detailed instruction.  The Water Plant Operator I (Source Water Maintenance) performs monitoring, preventative maintenance and repairs at the City’s source water locations and treatment plant. 

Deadline:  Submit an application to receptionist in Municipal Building on or before 5:00pm, Thursday, January 31, 2019.

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        Tax Administrator


Job Title                     Tax Administrator

Department:              Revenue Collections

Supervisor                  Revenue Collections Manager

Hours of Work          8:00am to 5:00pm

Pay Scale                    $24.80- $30.88


Job Description Summary:

The Income Tax Administrator is responsible for the efficient, accurate, and timely billing and collection of all income tax and lodging tax for the City of Sidney.  The Income Tax Administrator enforces the City’s income tax ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures, as well as chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code.

The Revenue Collections Office is a division of the Finance Department.  The Income Tax Administrator reports directly to the Revenue Collections Manager.  The Income Tax Administrator is directly responsible for collecting income tax and lodging tax for the City of Sidney of over $14 million annually. 


Nature and Scope:

The Income Tax Administrator is responsible for the billing and collections of income tax and lodging tax.    The Income Tax Administrator must maintain an expert level of knowledge on municipal income tax.   The incumbent will also provide information to the Revenue Collections Manager, Finance Officer, and other Senior Directors as requested.  The Income Tax Administrator is responsible for maintaining a thorough knowledge of the City Income Tax Ordinances, State of Ohio law as it pertains to municipal income tax, and federal income tax laws and regulations.


The major responsibilities of the Income Tax Administrator include, but are not limited to:

Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the City’s Income Tax Ordinances, Ohio law pertaining to municipal income tax, and current developments in municipal income tax and federal income tax.
Recommending and implementing changes to City Ordinances and to the Income Tax Rules and Regulations in order to continually improve services and efficiency of the department.
Inputting and auditing Sidney income tax returns.
Reviewing income tax returns and correspondence prepared by other employees to assure compliance with laws, accurate recording in the software and clear, concise communication with taxpayer.
Reviewing and auditing lodging tax returns.  Maintaining records.  Calculating and collection delinquent lodging tax returns and/or remittances.
Providing tax training for new employees and providing tax-related continuing education for all department staff. 
Being a resource of tax knowledge for the Revenue Collections Division’s Account Clerks.
Addressing customer problems and attempting to find solutions.  Ensuring that each customer receives outstanding service.
Maintaining records and reports as required for auditing purposes.
Calculating and collecting delinquent and deferred payment accounts.
Maintaining a professional level of knowledge regarding collection, garnishments and bankruptcy laws as the position is responsible for filing legal action and appearing in court as the City’s representative, when necessary.
Assisting in developing operational improvements to the division such as designing new tax forms, computer reports and website information.  Coordinating activities with the Information Technology department.
Prepare monthly and annual reports, as necessary, for appropriate status of income tax collections.
Reconciling tax software data with financial accounting software.


Job Requirements:

Maintaining an expert level of knowledge on municipal income tax.
Making continuous improvements to the billing and collection process in order to improve service and increase efficiency.
Serving customers who have a large variety of complaints and are sometimes abusive, uncooperative, and angry.
Coordinating the use of two software products (cash receipts and income tax) and ensuring that the data in both systems reconcile.
Being patient and attempting to work through problems and find solutions.
Being diligent and resourceful in collecting delinquent taxes.
During peak periods, handling increased counter traffic and telephones calls while attempting to maintain a normal workload.


Other Requirements:

Demonstrated competency in use of computer software including spreadsheets and word processing.  Use of software includes the ability to create or design new reports, documents and spreadsheets.
Knowledge of office equipment such as personal computers, printers, typewriters, calculators, copiers, scanners, and fax machine.
Maintain a working knowledge of the City of Sidney utility ordinances and rules and regulations in order to respond to customer inquiries – either on the phone or over the counter.
Ability to coordinate work efforts with employees in other City departments.
Ability to communicate, written and orally with customers, and co-workers.
Ability to provide excellent customer service for all customers.
Good math, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills to manage the multiple functions of the division.




Associates degree from an accredited college with at least 6 credit hours in Accounting or Taxation or any equivalent combination of experience and training.  Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred.
Additional training in office management, leadership and supervision.
Experience in accounting and/or local government finance including auditing knowledge, skills and abilities.
Experience in the preparation of federal and local income tax returns for both individuals and businesses.
Experience in customer service or other related experience requiring communication skills on the telephone and in person.


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.  Position will be open until filled

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Department:              Fire Department

Supervisor:                Assistant Fire Chief or Lieutenant

Hours of Work:         54 per week on average

Rate of Pay:               $51,633 to $65,040

Recruitment:              Internal and External


Job Description Summary: Firefighters are responsible for the protection of lives and preservation of property, through the delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), firefighting, technical rescue, Haz-Mat, fire prevention and other related services.

Nature and Scope: The Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic position is located in the Fire Group, Operations Division.  This division consist of 26 Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic's, 3 Lieutenants, 3 Assistant Chiefs.  Firefighters report to the Lieutenant or Assistant Chief serving as shift commander. Senior Firefighter/ EMT/Paramedic's may serve as supervisors when there is no officer on duty or at the scene of an emergency incident.  Firefighter/EMT with Paramedic Certification may also assume supervisory responsibilities at EMS calls.  During routine station duties and some emergency situations the incumbent may have to work with little or no direct supervision.

The Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic works closely with the Police Department in responding to emergency calls.  The incumbent will often work with hospital emergency room staff and other local emergency service organizations.


High school Diploma or GED equivalent.
18 years of age and no more than 41 years of age at the time of appointment.
Have or be able to obtain a valid Ohio Driver's License.
Complete application, available at City Hall (201 West Poplar) or print out the Information Packet which includes the application below.
Successfully pass National Testing Network Civil Service Entrance Examination at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com  and selection process. (Bonus points earned with military service (Ohio resident only), applicable college degrees, Ohio fire certifications and Ohio EMS certifications.)
Must be able to obtain and maintain Fire Fighter Level II and an EMT‑P certification.
All new Firefighters hired after January 1, 2017, shall be required to obtain certification as a Paramedic within 36 months of the date of employment and shall be required to maintain this certification for the length of their career with the City.

Knowledge and Skill:

Communicating, assisting, and serving individuals from a wide range of educational, social and economic backgrounds that may be distraught.
Mentally and physically work in an environment that deals with disease, trauma, and death of adults and children.
Going from routine assignments to full physical activity at an emergency scene.
Ability to operate fire pumps, aerial devices, power tools, and other specialized equipment.
Ability to drive emergency vehicles of varying types and sizes.
Must be able to work outdoors, year around, in all weather conditions for extended periods of time.
Ability to generate and maintain accurate reports and preplan information.
Physically able to perform work functions as established in NFPA 1582.
Ability to make life and death decisions in extremely short periods of time under emergency conditions.

To apply:  Submit an application to the Receptionist in the Municipal Building on or before 5:00 pm, Friday, March 22, 2019. 

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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.  Open until filled   $10.32 - $12.67/hr

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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.  $18.35 - $23.79/hr

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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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