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Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities

Director of Parks and Recreation - click here to apply (updated November 29, 2021)

Salary:  $50,000 - $60,000

Schedule:  Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00, (occasional weekend work may be required for events)

General Summary of Job Description:

As a direct report to the Assistant City Manager, the Director of Parks and Recreation is responsible for administrative oversight, visioning, leadership, planning, writing and administering grants, planning, coordinating, and managing public events, coordinating the maintenance and care for City facilities, and the Parks and Recreation Division; provides for safe, sustainable, and attractive parks and recreational opportunities for residents and the general- public.  Ensures effective and efficient operation of the division.


Education and Experience: 

Experience: Five years of responsible experience in parks and recreational programming or activities and events including two to three years of administrative and supervisory experience

Writing and administration of grants related to park development and improvements

Knowledge and understanding of Americans with Disabilities Act pertaining to park features and playground equipment

Playground Safety Inspections


Associate degree in Park Management/Administration, Recreational Management/Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, Natural Resources Management, Horticulture, Forestry, or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in any of the fields listed

Certification as a Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by the National Recreation and Park Association

Vehicle Mechanic - click here to apply (updated October 26, 2021)

Salary: Range $15/hr - $20/hr

Schedule: Monday through Friday

General Description: Under general direction, inspect, diagnose, and perform service and maintenance on all City vehicles or equipment as needed and for regular scheduled maintenance.

  1. Inspect vehicles and evaluate condition of systems, equipment, accessories, and lights. Service as needed.
  2. Service vehicles according to established preventive maintenance schedule. Rotate and balance tires, change oil and filters, lubricate vehicle parts, inspect and replace hoses, belts, mirrors, and lamps, and maintain all fluid levels.
  3. Perform preventive maintenance, including bleeding of air tanks, on shop equipment according to established schedules.
  4. Maintain accurate, updated records of preventive maintenance.
  5. Perform welding and minor body work.
  6. Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

  • Knowledge of automotive electrical systems and wiring.
  • Knowledge of heavy-duty equipment, hydraulics and small engines.
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical problems and perform repairs with general supervision.
  • Ability to operate equipment and tools involved in vehicle repair according to prescribed safety procedures.
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and vehicle parts.
  • Ability to speak, understand, read and write the English language.
  • 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.
  • Visual and auditory ability to read meters and operate equipment.

Administrative Assistant - Planning Department - click here to apply (Updated December 2, 2021)

Salary: $15/hr

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

General Summary of Job Description:

Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of administrative and clerical functions for the Planning Department.  Assists citizens, performs a wide variety of administrative tasks requiring initiative, independent judgment and extensive working knowledge of the City’s organization. 

Work is generally self-directed, with the supervisor establishing the overall priorities and objectives.
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. Represents office in a professional capacity. Requires frequent effective interaction with the public, both on the telephone and in person.
  2. Maintains accurate and up-to-date files and records for the Planning Department.
  3. Assists applicants in completing building permit applications and associated forms. Process permit applications; notify public of permit status; calculate and collect proper fees; issues necessary permits.
  4. Provides information regarding codes, regulations and processes; refer callers to appropriate City staff for further assistance. Receive and respond to questions, inquiries and requests from the general public. Provide service to walk-in customers.
  5. Operates a computer to view, enter, edit, format, revise, print, process and distribute information.
  6. Types and proofreads a variety of documents and forms including general correspondence, reports and memoranda from rough draft or verbal instruction; disseminate information as appropriate.
  7. Effectively work and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers and clients.
  8. Refrain from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.
  9. Conduct business in such a manner as to create a positive image for the City and employees.
  10. Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Working Conditions:

  1. Work is performed primarily in an office environment.
  2. Walking, standing, bending and reaching is required.
  3. Ability to hear telephone and perform data entry for long periods of time.
  4. Ability to see, read and comprehend written materials.
  5. Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods.
  6. May require occasional lifting, pushing, pulling of boxes and other materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

  • Knowledge of basic office procedures including data recording, filing, basic math, and typing.
  • Must be able to quickly learn the principles and practices of permit application review and approval; methods and techniques of processing permits.
  • Must be able to quickly learn the principles and practices of city planning, zoning and development process.
  • Must be able to learn pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations.
  • Operate standard office equipment (photocopier, telephone, facsimile machine, and computers).
  • Expertise with document management and spreadsheets; must be proficient in Microsoft programs including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook. Must be able to learn other software programs required by the department.
  • Must have or be able to quickly acquire knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Must have a sound knowledge and ability in business correspondence and an ability to proofread for grammar, spelling and punctuation with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to speak, understand, read and write in the English language and to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal courteously, patiently and efficiently with the public, even in difficult situations, at all times.
  • Ability to handle multiple interruptions and adjustments to priorities throughout the day.
  • Requires sound judgment, thoroughness and competence.
  • Must create a favorable impression of City workers to general public through conduct, speech and appearance.

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • High School diploma or GED and one year of progressively responsible related work experience.
  • Valid driver’s license with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.

Wastewater Plant Operator - click here to apply (updated January 10, 2022)

Salary:  $15/hr

Job Description:

Applicants should be able to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the wastewater treatment facilities and systems. High School diploma or GED required. Valid OK driver’s license, drug screen and satisfactory background check required.  A valid Oklahoma State CDL Driver’s license is required within 1 year of employment, a Wastewater Works Operator Class D certification is required within 6 months of employment, Wastewater Works Laboratory Operator “C” Certification required within 1 year of employment, and Wastewater Works Operator “C” Certification required within 2 years.  Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

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 - Friday 
8:00am - 5:00pm