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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.

Parks Maintenance (seasonal, 2 positions available) - click here to apply (Updated June 15, 2022)

Salary: $12.00 Hourly

Schedule: Monday through Friday

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Under general direction, works as part of a crew for mowing, park maintenance and groundskeeping performing a variety of tasks to maintain City parks and grounds.

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. Maintain City public areas, city parks, cemetery and rights-of-way.
  2. Operate standard maintenance equipment, such as mowers and weed eaters.
  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 mowers and other groundskeeping equipment.
  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.
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s license and good driving record.

 

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

Salary: $32,500 (non-certified) - $33,500 (certified)

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.

Waterline Construction Foreman - click here to apply (updated May 10, 2022)

Salary: $18.00 per hour, based on experience; established license will be compensated.

Schedule: Monday through Friday

Requirements:

  • Twenty-four hour responsibility for effective operation of the City water and sewer system.
  • Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of the water and sewer systems. Performs scheduled maintenance projects.
  • Maintain service truck along with all of the tools needed to execute all assigned tasks.
  • Manage employees with fair delegation of work.
  • Recognize hazards of the workplace and make necessary adjustments to the jobsite.
  • Maintain and keep inventory on all PPE needed for day to day tasks as well as oversee individual employee maintenance of PPE.
  • Knowledge of and skill operating backhoe and excavator for digging out water mains, Sewer Mains and installing utilities.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, practices and techniques involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods of the operation and general maintenance of a variety of construction heavy equipment, machinery, and vehicles.
  • Good knowledge of engineering plans and specifications.
  • Ability to read and interpret Water/Wastewater Construction Plans is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of work hazards and effective safety practices.
  • Good knowledge of record keeping practices and report writing.
  • Ability to plan and organize effectively.
  • Good knowledge of Water/Sewer line materials and technics to utilize to make good sound repairs to the system.
  • Six or more years of progressively responsible experience in water and sewer systems, maintenance, installation and repair.
  • Required Licenses:  Class D Wastewater, Class D Water Operator, Class A CDL within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Confined Space Entry
  • 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.

Street Maintenance Crew - click here to apply (Updated June 11, 2022)

Salary: $15.00 Hourly

Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 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.

Street Equipment Operator - click here to apply (updated June 11, 2022)

Salary: Range $16/hr - $18/hr

Schedule: Monday through Thursday

Requirements (in part):

  • Operate heavy equipment and trucks including, but not limited to: tractors and mowing equipment, tractor trailer, loader, backhoe, graders, dump truck.
  • Excavating and hauling cover materials.
  • Bringing to and removing materials from work locations.
  • Repairing streets and roads to maintain their appearance and safety.
  • Follow the direction of supervisors.
  • Refrain from causing or contributing to disruption in the workplace.
  • Follow all applicable safety rules.
  • Must create favorable impression of City workers to general public through conduct, speech and appearance.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in outside environments. Works outside in all weather conditions.
  • Requires ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods, stand, stoop, bend and work in awkward positions.
  • Requires eye/hand coordination to operate equipment.
  • 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.

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Valid Oklahoma State Class A CDL with air endorsement is preferred with a driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
  • Two years of experience operating light or heavy equipment is required.

City Planner I - click here to apply (updated June 13, 2022)

Salary:  $50,000 - $60,000 (depending on experience)

Schedule:  Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00

General Summary of Job Description:

Under the Planning and Community Development Director, the Planner I performs professional-level planning work involving research and analysis, and technical assistance on large to small scale development projects.

This position is expected to perform in the following functional areas: planning and zoning review, plat review, building and sign permit application review, long-range and current planning, public improvement projects, GIS analysis, keeping and tracking all permit and plat records.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Science or related field. Master's degree preferred.

Municipal experience required: 2-5 years working for a local government or comparable work experience in Planning, Public Works, Utilities; must have full knowledge on Platting requirements
AICP certification. Master’s degree may substitute for AICP certification.

Water Construction Laborer - click here to apply (updated January 27, 2022)

Salary:  $15/hr

Schedule:  Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00

General Summary of Job Description:

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 and ability to operate heavy equipment and trucks, including the ability to operate a backhoe and excavator for digging water mains, sewer mains and installation of lines.
  2. Knowledge of the construction, maintenance and repair of water and sewer systems.
  3. Ability to use and maintain a variety of tools and equipment.
  4. Training and experience in confined space entry.
  5. Must be able to obtain and OK Class D water license and CDL Class A driver’s license within six months of employment.
  6. Work harmoniously, cooperatively and courteously with others at all times.
  7. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  8. Perform a variety of tasks and duties that may change as the work conditions require.
  9. 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.

 

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