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Current Employment Opportunities

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

Salary: $40,000/year ($19.23/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.

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.
     

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator - click here to apply (updated December 7, 2022)

Salary Grade:  Hourly, $44,000/yr

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general direction and supervision, performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled technical and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and related equipment and repair of the City sewer and water systems to ensure compliance with Oklahoma DEQ permit requirements.

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:

Participate in the work of staff responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plan, sewage pump stations, sewage collection and related equipment.
Adhere to established schedules and methods for providing wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance services.
Participate in 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.
Conduct chemical and microbiological tests and sampling of raw and treated water; prepare test solutions; record test results.
Perform preventive and emergency maintenance and repairs to all mechanical, electrical and piping components related to the treatment plant and pump stations; maintain surrounding building and grounds.
Ability to use and maintain a variety of tools and equipment.
Work harmoniously, cooperatively and courteously with supervisors, co-workers and clients at all times.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Perform a variety of tasks and duties that may change as the work conditions require.
Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Refrain from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in both inside and outside environments. 
Work in a variety of weather conditions, including temperatures over 95 degrees and below freezing.
Exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals.
May work in or with water.
Operations include working in confined spaces and working with machinery, electricity, equipment and laboratory chemicals.
Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
Must be able to see and hear with or without correction.
May require occasional lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 50 pounds.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

Knowledge of the methods, materials, practices and techniques involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of sewer and water systems.
Knowledge of work hazards and 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.
Training and experience in Confined Space Entry.

Training and Experience Required:

High School diploma or GED supplemented with additional education and experience necessary for successful performance of this job.
Two or more years of experience in water and sewer systems, maintenance, installation and repair preferred.
Class D Wastewater Certification, Wastewater Class C Certification within two (2) years.
Wastewater Works Laboratory Operator C Certification within one (1) year.
Valid Oklahoma State Driver’s License with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
Valid Oklahoma CDL Driver’s license within one (1) year of hire date 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.

 

Water Construction Maintenance Crew - click here to apply (Updated January 11, 2023)

Salary: $19.23 Hourly

Full Time

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Under general direction and supervision, responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of City water and sewer systems.

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. Knowledge of the construction, maintenance and repair of water and sewer systems.
  2. Ability to use and maintain a variety of tools and equipment.
  3. Training and experience in confined space entry.
  4. Must be able to obtain and OK Class D water license and CDL Class A driver’s license within six months of employment.
  5. Work harmoniously, cooperatively and courteously with others at all times.
  6. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  7. Perform a variety of tasks and duties that may change as the work conditions require.
  8. Perform all other duties as assigned.

 
Job Requirements:

  1. Stand, sit or walk for long periods of time.
  2. Ability to reach for, handle and manipulate objects.
  3. Ability to do physical labor and other strenuous physical tasks.
  4. Ability to perform frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, lifting, pushing or pulling.
  5. Must be able to push, pull, and lift materials up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis; very physical work.
  6. Must be able to see and hear well (with or without correction).
  7. Work in a variety of weather conditions, including temperatures over 95 degrees and below freezing.
  8. No felony conviction in any municipal, state or federal court or any conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude in any court.
  9. Ability to be available on call and work overtime as requested.


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 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.
     

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.
 

Waterline Maintenance Crew - click here to apply (Updated January 11, 2023)

Salary: $19.23 Hourly

Full Time

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Under general direction and supervision, responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of City water and sewer systems.

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. Knowledge of the construction, maintenance and repair of water and utility systems.
  2. Ability to use and maintain a variety of tools and equipment.
  3. Training and experience in confined space entry.
  4. Must be able to obtain and OK Class D water license and CDL Class A driver’s license within six months of employment.
  5. Work harmoniously, cooperatively and courteously with others at all times.
  6. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  7. Perform a variety of tasks and duties that may change as the work conditions require.
  8. Perform all other duties as assigned.

 
Job Requirements:

  1. Stand, sit or walk for long periods of time.
  2. Ability to reach for, handle and manipulate objects.
  3. Ability to do physical labor and other strenuous physical tasks.
  4. Ability to perform frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, lifting, pushing or pulling.
  5. Must be able to push, pull, and lift materials up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis; very physical work.
  6. Must be able to see and hear well (with or without correction).
  7. Work in a variety of weather conditions, including temperatures over 95 degrees and below freezing.
  8. No felony conviction in any municipal, state or federal court or any conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude in any court.
  9. Ability to be available on call and work overtime as requested.


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 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.
     

Director of Engineering - click here to apply (Updated January 11, 2023)

Salary: $95,166.50 - $104,683.15 /yr

Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs complex and professional engineering work for environmental, water, sewer, street, storm drainage and other public works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria; serves as Director of Engineering. The Director of Engineering is responsible for overseeing the platting process through the final development and construction phases; reviews and approves plats and improvement plans, communicates requirements with the developer and their engineering firm and ensures developments are constructed per the approved plans. The Director of Engineering will conduct preconstruction meetings with developers and contractors as well as inspect infrastructure improvements and oversee the maintenance period for all developments. The Director of Engineering is responsible for accepting public improvements and keeping records of all as built plans.

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:
•    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; designs projects and prepares plans/specifications; 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 utilizes AutoCAD and Eagle Point programs for project plan preparation.
•    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 writes standard specifications, contract documents and prepares standard details for use on 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:

•    Master’s degree required and a minimum of five to seven years professional civil engineering experience with municipal infrastructure improvements or closely related experience. 
•    PE License. Registration in Oklahoma as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain registration in Oklahoma by reciprocity within one year of employment.
•    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 AutoCAD, Eagle Point, KY pipe and HEC computer programs.
•    Considerable skill in developing cost estimates on complex projects. 
•    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. 
•    No felony conviction in any municipal, state or federal court or any conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude in any court.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

•    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 supervising.
•    Skill in designing construction projects.
•    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 and maintaining 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.
•    Ability to make comprehensive decisions.

WORKING CONDITIONS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

•    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.

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