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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
Assistant Superintendent


Nature and Scope:

The Water Treatment Plant Assistant 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 Supply Works consists of the treatment plant, two (2) elevated water towers, a lime storage lagoon, and a raw water pump station which collects raw water from three (3) separate surface water intakes and four bedrock wells.  This position is responsible for the daily operation of a 10 million gallon per day treatment plant that currently treats 3.15 million gallons per day. The Water Plant Assistant Superintendent shall also be responsible for the development, implementation and enforcement of any new or existing United States or Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requirements as they become applicable.


Minimum Requirements

A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Experience in a surface water treatment facility, preferred.
A valid Ohio Class III Water Supply certificate with the ability to obtain a Class IV certificate within five (5) years.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a Class III plant or higher or Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering.
Extensive knowledge of operation of a water treatment plant and the associated work of both a Microbiological and Wet Chemistry laboratory.
Ability to effectively communicate with the public and co-workers.
Mechanical ability and experience in the maintenance of a water treatment plant.
A valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.

Required residency in Shelby County or an adjacent county throughout employment
To apply:  complete the application below and  Mail to 201 W. Poplar St. Sidney OH 45365, Fax: 937 498-8160 or email: Vallen@sidneyoh.com
Application will be accepted for this position until Friday, February 22, 2019

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Utilities Equipment Operator I Sewer Collection/Storm Maint

Job Description Summary:

The Sanitary/ Stormwater Sewers department is tasked with operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s sanitary and stormwater sewer systems; performing rehabilitation of the sanitary and stormwater sewer infrastructure; monitoring the work of contractors. The Utilities Equipment Operator I is an entry level position and serves as the member of a crew in the performance of field duties and assignments. The Utilities Equipment Operator I position may also be tasked with performing the duties, as directed, of an Equipment Operator II on a temporary basis and only after demonstrating competence.

The Utilities Equipment Operator I may also be required to work within any part of the Sanitary/ Stormwater Sewer Department, as directed, performing assessment and rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer system

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


Job Requirements:

High school diploma or GED equivalent
Valid class B CDL with tanker and air brake endorsement or ability to obtain within six months
A minimum of three years of relevant experience in an Underground Utilities Department or other closely related experience (construction, plumbing, HVAC, electrical or similar)
Ohio EPA Class I Collections license within 18 months of hire
Maintain residency as required by the city


Please complete the application below and you may submit your application in person or by Fax: 937 498-8160 or scan and email it to lshuster@sidneyoh.com.  Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm. 

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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 (911 Dispatcher) 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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