BEGINNING FIREFIGHTER – Fire Dept. – FULL-TIME

This position involves manual labor performing safety involving fires, rescues, overhauls, cleanup of any emergency scene; while maintaining a balanced attitude especially in handling situations. The firefighter maintains the safety of all equipment and has assigned station duties while on duty and will be under the supervision of an officer/captain. Fire Fighting is a dangerous profession that involves teamwork and dedication to safety. 

**Subject to work on call-in basis, 24 hours per day, in cases of emergency. **Ability to work nights and/or weekends and/or holidays. **High school diploma or GED required. **Required to have passed the Civil Service Exam. **Must be able to pass a physical agility test. **Must have no felony convictions. **Must be 18 years of age. **Current and valid driver’s license required. **Required to adhere to all NFPA regulations. 

 

CITY CLERK/TAX OFFICIO – Administration Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a high-level administrative position involving the receipt, disbursement, and accounting of all funds of the City of Minden. Responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the complete financial operations of the City, including the maintenance of the appropriate accounting records, journals, ledgers, and other materials needed to reflect fiscal transactions and provide an accurate financial picture of the city at all times.

**Ask HR for full job description.*Educational experience required: Graduation from a standard high school, supplemented by college level courses in accounting, business administration or public administration. Business, Accounting or Public Administration Degree preferred. **Up to seven years of responsible administrative or accounting work related to municipal or banking operations; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. **MUST have a valid and current LA driver’s license. 

 

CITY CLERK ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT – Administration Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a clerical position that requires the use of various accounting software programs to track and reconcile a wide range of financial transactions.  Responsible for maintaining financial records, ensuring payments and receivables are current. Involved in a wide range of activities/functions in the City Clerk’s office including payroll. 

**Responsible for all payroll functions, preparation and processing, including employee attendance records. **Receiving and recording vouchers, cash and checks.**Checks for accuracy in reports, figures and postings. **Reconciling and reporting any discrepancies found in the records.**Assists auditors in closing fiscal year books; prepares and makes all closing entries of income and expense accounts for the year as directed by the Assistant City Clerk or City Clerk. **Oversees client accounts, accounts receivables write offs. **Maintain, updates client information in AR system by interacting with clients.**Responsible for the accurate reconciliation during the year end close process of the reconciliation of the AR ledgers to the GL. **Billing and verifying invoices for services provided including rental fee invoices. **High school diploma or GED required. **Post-secondary education with focused course work in accounting and bookkeeping preferred. **One to two years administrative, clerical and accounting experience required, preferably with city government. Experience involving governmental funds or related accounts desirable. 

 

CITY CLERK ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY – Administration Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a responsible clerical position involving work of complexity and variety in the administration of the City Clerk’s office. 

**Responsible for maintaining inventory records on tangible assets in each dept. **Responsible for applications, authorizations, and issuance of ABO cards and Alcohol Licenses for the City Clerk’s office. **Responsible for maintaining records of the City’s vehicle fleet, including vehicle registration, insurance, fuel cards, vehicle accident reports, and claims. **Takes dictation, types reports, memos, and other materials. **Manages postage accounts. **Coordinates and organizes bids, bid specs, and bid files to include advertising, bid openings, etc. **Performs other clerical duties and functions as required; including bank deposits, hanger rental fee invoices, preparation of unclaimed property reports as requested by City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk. **One to two years secretarial experience required. **High school diploma or GED required. **Payroll and or accounting experience preferred. 

 

CUSTODIAN– Civic Center Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a semi-skilled position performing custodial work of manual nature.

**Performs custodial work such as cleaning, waxing, polishing floors, dusting, cleaning windows, and walls.**Maintains the outside area in a neat, clean, attractive appearance.**Maintains other equipment in and around public buildings.**Sets up tables and chairs for scheduled events in the Civic Center and/or Community House. **Reports need for major repairs to Facilities Director.**Performs other duties as required.** Ability to read and write; to understand and follow standard practice or oral instructions; use simple arithmetic; and keep simple records.**Up to three months related experience or experience in performing manual work. **Current and valid driver’s license.

 

CUSTODIAN– Parks & Recreation Dept. – PART-TIME

This is a semi-skilled position performing custodial work of manual nature. Work hours may vary as scheduling requires. 

**Performs custodial work such as cleaning, waxing, polishing floors, dusting, cleaning windows, and walls.**Maintains the outside area in a neat, clean, attractive appearance. **Maintains other equipment in and around public buildings.**Sets up tables and chairs for scheduled events.**Reports need for any repairs to the Buildings & Events Coordinator.**Performs other duties as required. **High school diploma or GED preferred; required for promotions.**Up to three months related experience or experience in performing manual work.**Current and valid driver’s license.

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR– Streets & Drainage Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a limited skilled and physical work position in the operation of light and medium dump trucks, light tractors, and related construction and maintenance equipment. Additional duties involve supervision of work crews cleaning right-of-way, demolition of buildings and placing of concrete. 

**Driving dump trucks, operating other equipment, and being responsible for their safe operation. **Indirect supervision of laborers. **Operates  sweepers, tractors, loaders, and dump trucks on street maintenance and construction work, hauling laborers, materials, and equipment.**Performing semi-skilled labor in connection with placement of hot mix and concrete in street or sidewalk repairs.**Performs other Departmental related work as required.**Performs any other duties the supervisor may deem necessary. **High School diploma or GED required. .**Current and valid driver’s license.

 

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR– Streets & Drainage Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a skilled position in the operation and care of heavy construction equipment. Work consists of operating front-end loaders, motor graders, 

track hoes, grade-alls, and other pieces of heavy equipment on a variety of construction projects.

** Subject to work on a call-in basis, 24 hours per day, in cases of emergency. ** Ability to deal with employees and/or public in a courteous manner.

** Skills in the use, care, and safe operation of heavy construction equipment. ** Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

** One to two years’ experience in heavy equipment operation or public works construction, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

** High school diploma or GED or Trade school required.** Current and Valid Driver’s License recognized by the State of Louisiana.** Must obtain and  maintain a Class-A CDL recognized by the State of Louisiana.

 

 LABORER – Streets & Drainage Dept. – PART-TIME

This work is of a manual nature and does not require a high degree of previous experience in order to do an effective job. 

**Mows and cuts city and state right-of-ways. **Provides litter maintenance. **Clean grounds and assists in the care of Street Department buildings and grounds. **Performs routine maintenance on department equipment. Performs other duties as assigned. **High school diploma or GED preferred. **Subject to call-in, due to emergencies. **Valid and current driver’s license required. 

 

LINEMAN A – Electric Line Crew – FULL-TIME

This is a highly skilled position involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution and transmission systems.

**Climbs poles or uses bucket truck to work on energized primary and secondary voltage power lines and equipment. **Installs, maintains, repairs or replenishes transmission and distribution lines, transformers, switch gear, lightning arrestors, metering devices, ground rods, crossarms and insulators.

**Digs holes to set new poles, installs consumer service lines from pole to building or houses.**High school diploma or GED, plus one year of advanced education or training required.**Three to four years’ experience as a “B Lineman” or related experience, or a combination of training and experience.

**Current and valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) recognized by State of Louisiana.**Subject to work on a call-in basis, 24 hours per day, in cases of emergency.** Ability to work various hours and overtime, as necessary, and MUST work on a “call out” system, as scheduled.

 

MAINTENANCE HELPER – Parks & Rec Dept. – PART-TIME

This position involves manual labor performing repetitive tasks. Responsible for all maintenance for the Recreation Dept. Incumbent is required to work some Saturdays and Sundays. Work hours may vary, as scheduling requires. 

** Maintains all department equipment.**Maintains all equipment in parks, playgrounds, and fields.**Picks up litter from all areas in department.**Cleans restrooms and swimming pools.**Performs maintenance and general upkeep of all fields and grounds, ie. mowing, edging, planting, fertilizing, etc.**Logs all equipment failures and reports to supervisor.**Inspects parks and playgrounds for hazards and makes needed repairs.**Performs other duties as required. **High school diploma or GED preferred, REQUIRED to promote. **No experience required.**Valid and current driver’s license required.

 

POLICE OFFICER – Police Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a Civil Service position that helps protect and serve our city. 

** Must be at least 21 year of age. ** Must have high school diploma or GED. ** Must have NO felony convictions. ** Must apply in person with Police Chief.

 

SECURITY GUARD – Parks & Rec Dept. – PART-TIME

This position maintains the safety of employees and patrons of the recreation facilities. Works inside and outside of buildings, ball fields, courts, trails, and parking lot. Work hours may vary as scheduling requires. 

**High school diploma or GED required. ** Previous experience of security required. **Must possess critical thinking skills and be able to problem-solve.

**Ability to resolve disputes with users of facilities in a tactful and patient manner. **Dependability and honesty is mandatory.**Current and valid Louisiana Driver’s License and ability to drive at night required. **Subject to work on a call-in basis, 24 hours per day, in cases of emergency. 

 

WATER DISTRIBUTION / COLLECTION OPERATOR – Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection Dept.- FULL-TIME

This position involves assisting in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water distribution mains, sewer collection mains, service lines and related fixtures.

** Must have high school diploma or GED. **Must have a valid Louisiana Driver’s License and Class A CDL.** Must have previous experience with various equipment associated with water distribution / wastewater collection.** Requires knowledge of the plumbing trade and plumbing codes, or experience in maintenance or construction. **Must reside within a 20-minute drive due to emergency situations. 

 

To apply for any of our available positions, please go online to  www.mindenla.org search for Job Listings and Job Application Form.

Complete and return via directions listed at the top of the app. If you should have any questions regarding our job listings, please contact

Human Resources at (318)377-2144 ext. 462. City of Minden is an Equal Opportunity Employer

updated 9.9.2021