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Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities

Street Truck Driver - click here to apply (Updated April 11, 2024)

Supervisor: Street Superintendent

Salary Grade: $21.58 - $24.94 Hourly

Full Time, Non-Exempt


Under general direction, operate and drive a truck to perform tasks which provide and maintain City services, use a variety of tools and equipment to perform Street maintenance and repairs.


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

1.    Primary job is to operate trucks, which may also include a pup trailer.
2.    Hauling rock and other materials to work sites.
3.    May be required to work with the Street crew using a variety of tools and equipment.
4.    Follow the direction of supervisors.
5.    Refrain from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.
6.    Follow all applicable safety rules.
7.    Must create favorable impression of City workers to general public through conduct, speech and appearance.
8.    Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Working Conditions:

1.    Work is performed in outside environments. Works outside in all weather conditions.
2.    Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
3.    Requires ability to sit, walk or stand for prolonged periods
4.    Requires eye/hand coordination to operate equipment.
5.    May be exposed to insects, dust, poisonous plants, unpleasant smells, fumes, and traffic hazards.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

•    Requires an Oklahoma Class A CDL license.
•    Requires air endorsement and highway and pup trailer experience.
•    Knowledge of safety issues, rules, and procedures pertinent to department mission and specific tasks.
•    Ability to speak, understand, read and write the English language.
•    Ability to safely operate equipment outdoors.
•    Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
•    Ability to perform tasks in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, rain, humidity, and wetness.
•    Ability to work alone with minimum supervision.
•    Visual and auditory ability to read meters and operate equipment.

Education/Qualifications Required:

•    High School diploma or GED.
•    Valid Oklahoma State Class A CDL with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
•    A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.

City Engineer - click here to apply (Updated May 16, 2024)

Salary: DOE and DOQ

Full Time, Exempt


Serving as the city’s engineer, the individual will provide civil engineering oversight related to private development and public projects ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.  Working as a member of the planning and development team, the City Engineer is responsible for overseeing the platting process through the final development and construction phases as it relates to civil engineering; reviews and approves plats and improvement plans, communicates requirements with the developer and their engineering firm and ensures development improvements are constructed per the approved plans. The City Engineer will conduct preconstruction meetings with developers and contractors as well as inspect infrastructure improvements and oversee the maintenance period for all developments. The City Engineer is responsible for accepting public improvements and keeping records of all as built plans.


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

  • Administers various consulting engineering contracts for the City to include contract preparation, development of technical requirements, and timeframes; reviews plans and specifications prepared by the consultant; approves pay estimates; insures compliance of plans with standards of engineering practice and applicable City, State, and Federal regulations and requirements; coordinates bidding process; administers projects through the construction phase and the Maintenance Bond period.
  • Regularly serves as Project Engineer for sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, street and other municipal public works projects; writes project related agenda items for review by the City Council; performs agency coordination for applicable State/Federal permits; reviews construction bids; recommends contract awards; reviews work for compliance with plans and specifications; reviews and approves contract pay estimates and change orders; recommends final acceptance of projects to the City Council.
  • Frequently reviews private development projects, including subdivisions, building permits, flood plain permits and similar items for compliance with codes/regulations/standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans.
  • Regularly determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.
  • Frequently assures as-built records of projects and documents necessary changes for the operation and maintenance programs.
  • Frequently reviews standard specifications, contract documents and standard details for use on City projects.
  • Frequently writes scopes of work used to solicit engineering bids/proposals for city projects. 
  • Occasionally performs flood plain modeling using HEC Programs and water system modeling using KY pipe programs.
  • Other job functions as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is a plus, and minimum of 2-5 years of municipal experience.
  • Civil engineering experience with municipal infrastructure improvements.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods applicable to a municipal setting; considerable knowledge of applicable City policies, laws and regulations affecting Division activities.
  • Thorough knowledge of Subdivision Regulations and processes associated with administering the regulations.
  • Knowledge of various engineering computer programs.
  • Skill in operating the following tools and equipment: personal computer, motor vehicle, phone and mobile radio.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public.
  • Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at date of hire or valid driver’s license from state of residency.


  • Skill in using engineering knowledge, principles, practices, and techniques to analyze public works engineering projects and problems.
  • Skill in assessing pertinent technical information.
  • Skill in critically reviewing construction plans.
  • Skill in conveying technical information.
  • Skill in reviewing existing engineering systems for adequacy in meeting present and future demands.
  • Skill in preparing construction cost estimates.
  • Skill in critically reviewing engineering reports.
  • Skill in monitoring compliance with project budgets.
  • Skill in relating to others with tact and diplomacy.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Must be able make presentations to Planning Commission and City Council and convey technical data and terminology to citizens.


  • Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, constructions sites, or public work facilities.
  • Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work sites and under adverse field conditions. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear and smell. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Subject to working near moving machinery, power tools, and vehicles in motion. 
  • Exposed to intermittent or continued loud and incessant noises caused by machinery and construction equipment. 
  • Exposed to varying amounts of noxious odors, dust, etc., when performing field inspections.
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers, and various pieces of office equipment. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing enough to identify factors such as the location of vehicles and equipment or when equipment is malfunctioning.
  • Manual and finger dexterity enough to operate standard office equipment and to produce hand- written and electronically generated correspondence.
  • Speech and hearing enough to communicate in-person and by telephone, two-way radio, etc.

Police Officer - see application below (updated July 14, 2023)

Starting Salary: $40,000/yr

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.
  • No felony convictions or charges of domestic abuse.
  • Must pass a Personal History Statement, a background investigation, a psychological evaluation.
  • Must pass a hiring board.
  • Be able to pass CLEET Academy.

Benefits include city-paid health, dental and life insurance; vacation and sick leave; comp time; and holiday pay.

To apply, submit a Police Application to City of Newcastle Human Resources Department, City Hall, 120 NE 21nd St., Newcastle, OK 73065 or mail to P. O. Box 179, Newcastle, OK 73065.

Applications may be printed from the City website or can be picked up at City Hall.  City of Newcastle is an EOE.

Additional Information

Fire Employment

(only those applicants for the Fire Department)

Fire Department Employment Application (pdf)

Firefighter Waiver and Release (pdf)


Police Employment

(only those applicants for the Police Department)

Police Department Employment Application (pdf)


Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Newcastle is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The City of Newcastle is pleased to provide such assistance and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Contact Information

Human Resources

Doris Raab
Director of Human Resources

120 NE 2nd St
Newcastle, OK 73065
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Ph: (405) 387-4427


Monday - Thursday 
7:30am - 5:30pm
7:30am - 11:30am