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Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities

9-1-1 Communication Specialist/Dispatcher - click here to apply (updated March 9, 2022)

Salary: $16.00 per hour to start

Schedule: Shift work, 40 hours generally, Sunday through Saturday

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to safely operate equipment outdoors.
  • Drug screen and background check required.
  • Requires knowledge of general clerical work.
  • Requires a high school diploma or GED.
  • No felony conviction in any municipal, state or federal court or any conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude in any court.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma State Driver’s license or obtain said license within 10 days of employment & maintain a satisfactory motor vehicle record.
  • Must be able to obtain & maintain a valid Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunication Terminal (OLETS) Operator certification within the first year of service.

Animal Control Officer (two positions open) - click here to apply (updated August 31, 2022)

Salary: $40,000/annual to start

Schedule: Shift work, 40 hours generally, Sunday through Saturday

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for care, custody, and control of animals at the animal services facility and performs other related assigned duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/JOB DUTIES:

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. Investigates reports and complaints of various types of animals and takes appropriate action.
  2. Investigates cruelty to animals and other animal cases.
  3. Explains animal ordinances to the public.
  4. Prepares and maintain records and reports as required.
  5. Issues citations, files complaints and testifies in court.
  6. Maintains and cleans animal facilities and vehicle.
  7. Responsible for animal intake, care, custody and control of animals.
  8. Promotes adoption of unclaimed animals.
  9. Building cleaning and maintenance.
  10. Refrain from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.
  11. Conduct business in such a manner as to create a positive image for the City and employees.
  12. Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.
  13. Must follow City and departmental policies and procedures.
  14. Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Working Conditions:

  1. Work involves driving, walking, talking, hearing, and physical contact with a variety of animals.
  2. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  3. Working environment is indoors in an office setting and outdoors, which may include inclement weather.
  4. May include loud noises from animals.
  5. Ability to see, read and comprehend written materials.
  6. May require occasional lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  7. Requires travel to various City locations to respond to calls regarding animal nuisances, loose animals, etc.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

  • Good knowledge of record keeping practices and report writing.
  • Ability to plan and organize effectively.
  • Self-motivated and energetic with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Skill in resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation among citizens.

Training and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of six (6) months previous work experience in a related field is preferred.
  • Valid Class D Oklahoma driver’s license with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
  • No felony conviction in any municipal, state or federal court or any conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude in any court.
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Must obtain the Basic Animal Control Officer Certification within six months from the date of hire.
  • Must pass personal history statement, background investigation and drug screen.
     

Police Officer - click here to apply (updated March 9, 2022)

Salary: $40,000

Schedule: Shift-based schedule

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Must pass a background investigation
  • Must pass a psychological evaluation
  • Must pass a hiring board
  • Be able to pass CLEET academy

Benefits include:

  • City-paid health
  • Dental
  • Life insurance
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Comp time
  • Holiday pay

To apply, submit a police application to the City of Newcastle Human Resource Department, PO BOX 179, Newcastle, OK 73065. Applications may be printed from the city website or can be picked up at City Hall, 120 NE 2nd Street, Newcastle, OK 73065.

Street Laborer - click here to apply (updated October 26, 2022)

Salary: $40,000 - $42,025 Annually

Schedule: Full Time

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Under general direction, performs a variety of tasks as part of a crew for street repair and maintenance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/JOB DUTIES:

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.    Repairing streets and roads to maintain their safety and appearance.
2.    Operate standard maintenance equipment
3.    Follow the direction of supervisors.
4.    Refrain from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.
5.    Follow all applicable safety rules.
6.    Must create favorable impression of City workers to general public through conduct, speech and appearance.
7.    Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Working Conditions:

1.    Work is performed in outside environments. Works outside in all weather conditions, such as, hot, cold and/or wet weather.
2.    Requires the ability to operate or learn to operate standard maintenance equipment including tractors, mowing equipment, backhoe and graders.
3.    Requires ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods, stand, stoop, bend and work in awkward positions.
4.    Requires eye/hand coordination to operate equipment.
5.    May be exposed to insects, dust, poisonous plants, unpleasant smells, fumes, traffic hazards and physical stress from exertion.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

•    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.
•    Position requires a pre-employment drug screen and satisfactory background check.


Education/Qualifications Required:

•    High School diploma or GED.
•    Two years of experience with street construction/repair or similar construction and operating light equipment is required.
 

Water Plant Operator - click here to apply (August 29, 2022)

SALARY RANGE: $44,000 - $46,227.50/annually

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general direction, responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant and related equipment; to ensure compliance with permit requirements; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/JOB DUTIES:

  1. 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:

  2. Perform the more technical and complex tasks, including interpreting results of laboratory tests to make operational adjustments, pump settings, chemical feed settings and other necessary changes to maintain compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  3. Conduct chemical and microbiological tests and sampling of raw and treated water; prepare test solutions; record test results; prepare monthly reports.
  4. Perform preventive and emergency maintenance and repairs to all mechanical, electrical and piping components related to the treatment plant and pump stations; maintain surrounding buildings and grounds.
  5. Perform daily plant checks to discover and troubleshoot mechanical problems.
  6. Maintain inventory of chemicals, lubricants and spare parts/equipment necessary for pumping and treatment operations; order supplies as needed.
  7. Clean and maintain equipment, tanks and other work areas.
  8. Ensure safety standards are met.
  9. Effectively working and cooperating with supervisors, co-workers and clients.
  10. Following the direction of supervisors.
  11. Refraining from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.
  12. Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in both inside and outside environments.

Operations include working in confined spaces and working with machinery, electricity, equipment and laboratory chemicals.

Exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals; work in or with water; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Employee may be subject to heavy lifting requirements up to 50 pounds.


Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of operations, services and activities of a municipal water treatment program.

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of conducting laboratory tests and procedures related to water treatment analysis.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment and procedures used in the operation and maintenance of water treatments and pumping facilities.
  • Knowledge of emergency maintenance and repair procedures related to water treatment facilities.
  • Ability to diagnose operational problems and perform effective maintenance on equipment.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Ability to perform computer operations for tracking purposes and report generation.
  • Maintain a variety of reports, logs, meters and charts on a daily basis to ensure proper operation of the plant.
  • Ability to use mowers for routine maintenance of facility grounds.
  • Ability to effectively work and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers and clients.
  • Ability to follow the directions of supervisors.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.


Education/Qualifications Required:

  • High School diploma or GED supplemented with additional education and experience necessary for successful performance of this job.

  • Must possess a Class D Water certificate from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Must obtain a Class C water certificate within one year of employment.
  • A Class C water lab certification required within two (2) years of employment.
  • Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and operation of a water treatment plant and pumping facility.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma State Driver’s License with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
     

 

Water Plant Manager - click here to apply (October 25, 2022)

Salary Grade: $58,564 - $67,681.68 DOE 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general direction, supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff  responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant and related equipment; to ensure compliance with permit requirements; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/JOB DUTIES:

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.    Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant, water pump stations, and related equipment.
2.    Establish schedules and methods for providing water treatment plant operations and maintenance services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
3.    Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
4.    Perform the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit, including interpreting results of laboratory tests to make operational adjustments, pump settings, chemical feed settings and other necessary changes to maintain compliance with State and Federal regulations.
5.    Oversee and conduct chemical and microbiological tests and sampling of raw and treated water; prepare test solutions; record test results; prepare monthly reports.
6.    Perform preventive and emergency maintenance and repairs to all mechanical, electrical and piping components related to the treatment plant and pump stations; maintain surrounding buildings and grounds.
7.    Perform daily plant checks to discover and troubleshoot mechanical problems
8.    Maintain inventory of chemicals, lubricants and spare parts/equipment necessary for pumping and treatment operations; order supplies as needed.
9.    Responsible for training and scheduling of personnel and operations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
10.    Effectively working and cooperating with supervisors, co-workers and clients.
11.    Following the direction of supervisors.
12.    Refraining from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.
13.    Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Working Conditions:

•    Work is performed in both inside and outside environments.
•    Operations include working in confined spaces and working with machinery, electricity, equipment and laboratory chemicals.
•    Exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals; work in or with water; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
•    Employee may be subject to heavy lifting requirements up to 50 pounds.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

•    Comprehensive knowledge of operations, services and activities of a municipal water treatment program.
•    Knowledge of methods and techniques of conducting laboratory tests and procedures related to water treatment analysis.
•    Knowledge of tools, equipment and procedures used in the operation and maintenance of water treatments and pumping facilities.
•    Knowledge of emergency maintenance and repair procedures related to water treatment facilities.
•    Ability to diagnose operational problems and perform effective maintenance on equipment.
•    Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
•    Ability to perform computer operations for tracking purposes and report generation.
•    Maintain a variety of reports, logs, meters and charts on a daily basis to ensure proper operation of the plant.
•    Ability to use mowers for routine maintenance of facility grounds.
•    Ability to effectively work and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers and clients.
•    Ability to follow the directions of supervisors.
•    Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Education/Qualifications Required:

•    High School diploma or GED supplemented with additional education and experience necessary for successful performance of this job.
•    Must possess a Class D Water certificate from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
•    Must obtain a Class C water certificate within one year of employment.
•    A Class C water lab certification required within two (2) years of employment.
•    Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and operation of a water treatment plant and pumping facility.
•    Must possess a valid Oklahoma State Driver’s License with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
 

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

Hours

Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 5:00pm