Job Openings 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Administration Dept. Mayor’s office– FULL-TIME

This is a responsible clerical position involving work of complexity and variety. Supervises Receptionist/Switchboard Operator, serves as the secretary to the Mayor and performs general clerical work for other departments as needed and instructed by the Mayor.  **Ask HR for full description.

·       Takes dictation, transcribes letters, reports, memos and other materials for the Mayor, and distributes to proper departments.

·       Types from copy, rough drafts or other sources. 

·       Composes routine correspondence and other material from general instructions or records.

·       Types and sometimes composes awards and proclamations. 

·       Attends council meetings, transcribes the minutes and completes action taken at council meeting, such as:  completes ordinances, advertises in journal, files in Courthouse as necessary, types resolutions and correspondence, types checks for monthly police report, assures contracts are properly executed and mailed. 

·       Maintains accurate and functional filing system. 

·       Conducts research for Mayor and other departments from minutes and ordinance books. 

·       Serves as backup to City Clerk/Tax Officio, assisting in preparing minutes, ordinances, and resolutions.

·       High School diploma or GED including or supplemented by courses in general clerical practices, typing and dictation.

·       One to two years secretarial or related experience.

·       Previous supervisory experience preferred.

·       Notary Public license preferred.

 

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.

·       Ability to deal with employees and/or the public in a courteous, tactful and patient manner.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and/or in writing.

·       Skill in operation of listed office equipment.

·       Considerable knowledge of the functions and laws pertaining to the office of City Clerk in the State of Louisiana, and of the laws and ordinances governing the receipt, custody, and disbursements of public funds, or the ability to acquire such knowledge rapidly.

·       Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern office management and of equipment and clerical techniques utilized in the maintenance of accounting systems.

·       Knowledge of accounting principles as they apply to public funds, the principles of cash flow management, and the practices and principles of public finance and public administration.

·       Knowledge of banking practices and methods in the receipt and custody of money.

·       Ability to plan, lay-out, direct, and coordinate the work of clerical, bookkeeping, and office employees.

·     Bachelors Degree required in business, accounting or public administration with a minimum of two years of related work experience, preferably in administrative or accounting work related to municipal or banking operations or an Associate Degree required in business, accounting or public administration with a minimum of five years of related work experience, preferably in administrative or accounting work related to municipal or banking operations.

·       Current and valid driver’s license.

 

CUSTODIAN– Civic Center Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a semi-skilled position performing custodial work of manual nature.**Ask HR for full description.

·       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. 

·       Reports need for major repairs to Facilities Director.

·       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– Civic Center Dept. – PART-TIME

This is a semi-skilled position performing custodial work of manual nature.**Ask HR for full description.

·       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. 

·       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 required.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – Economic Development Dept.  – FULL-TIME

This is a high-level administrative position that directs the economic development activities for the City of Minden in order to promote business, industrial and  job development, civic improvements, as well as responsible for administering the Occupational License program.  **Ask HR for full job description.

·       Educational experience required: **Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration Public AdministrationUrban Planning, or a related field and/ or at least two [2] years of experience in coordinating development, redevelopment  or capital improvement projects, other economic development activities, urban planning or related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

·       Experience with and knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; economic development practices and principles; municipal organizations, policies, procedures, and problems; state and federal statutes relating to economic development; trends, concepts, principles, techniques, and legal aspects of municipal and regional planning; budget development and administration; local economic development practices and principles; local ordinances relating to economic development; research and statistical methods.

·       MUST have a valid and current LA driver’s license. 

 

A LINEMAN – Electric Line Crew – FULL-TIME

This is a highly skilled position involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution and transmission systems. **Ask HR for full description.

·       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.

·       Ability to work various hours and overtime, as necessary, and MUST work on a “call out” system, as scheduled.

 

C LINEMAN – Electric Line Crew – FULL-TIME

This is a semi-skilled position involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of the electrical distribution and transmission system under supervision of senior line crew personnel. More experience and practical training is involved regarding the further development of lineman skills. **Ask HR for full description.

·       Climbs poles and trees with climbing equipment and operates a bucket truck in the daily operations of the department. *Works energized secondary services. 

·       Works de-energized primary lines under the close supervision of senior line crew personnel. 

·       Assists senior line crew personnel in hanging transformers and installing, maintaining, and repairing overhead power lines using hand lines to pass tools and equipment. 

·       Digs holes for poles and anchors. 

·       Assists in setting poles, backfilling excavations and getting material ready for installation. 

·       Operates equipment and tools used in maintenance and repair work. 

·       Cuts brush and chips limbs in trimming and clearing lines and right-of-ways. 

·       Responsible for maintenance of tools, equipment, and servicing vehicles or machinery.

·       High School diploma or GED.

·       One to two years experience as a Lineman Trainee or related experience.

 

DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION – Parks & Rec Dept. – FULL -TIME 

This is a professional and administrative position involving the management of a year round municipal recreation program. Work consists of planning, organizing and supervising a total recreation program designed to meet the leisure time needs of the community. **Ask HR for full description.

·       Plans, schedules, coordinates and supervises the City’s recreation program and coordinates with the Parks & Beautification Director the planning of the maintenance of its centers, parks, ball fields, swimming pools and other properties. 

·       Recruits team sponsors and volunteer coaches, scorekeepers and other personnel needed for the programs.

·       College degree in recreation, physical education or related field with a minimum of one-year supervisory experience in the recreation field preferred. A high school diploma or GED, with significant experience in the recreation field, will be considered.

·       Ability to deal with employees and/or the public in a courteous, tactful and patient manner. 

·       Subject to work on a call-in basis, 24 hours per day, in cases of emergency. 

·       Current and valid Louisiana driver’s license required.

 

MAINTENANCE HELPER – Parks & Rec Dept. – FULL-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. **Ask HR for full description.

·       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.

·       High school diploma or GED preferred, REQUIRED to promote. 

·       No experience required.

·       Valid and current driver’s license required.

 

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. **Ask HR for full description.

·       Maintains all equipment in parks, playgrounds, and fields.

·       Picks up litter from all areas in department.

·       Performs maintenance and general upkeep of all fields and grounds, ie. mowing, edging, planting, fertilizing, etc.

·       High School diploma or GED preferred.

·       No experience required.

 

CREW CHIEF – Parks & Rec Dept. – FULL-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. **Ask HR for full description.

·       Supervises crew members.

·       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 maintenance on all public grounds for beautification, as directed.

·       Ability to deal with employees and/or the public in a courteous, tactful and patient manner.  

·       Ability to communicate effectively verbally and/or in writing and to understand and follow oral or written instructions.

·       Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

·       Ability to recognize unsafe or hazardous equipment and repair it or notify supervisor to have it repaired.

·       High School diploma or GED preferred; required for promotions.

 

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. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY – Police Dept. – FULL-TIME

This is a clerical position responsible for day-to-day clerical duties associated with the Minden Police Department. **Ask HR for full description.

·       Maintains the departmental calendar, Receives records and appropriately directs calls for service or trouble calls for the department.

·       Identifies public problems and takes appropriate action to properly address problems in accordance with established policies and procedures.

·       Functions as a dispatcher in emergency operations.

·       Receives records of arrest to prepare for court, files arrest records, and prepares reports of the District Attorney’s Office for persecution.

·       Breaks down the court fines.

·       Maintains the Criminal, and Traffic tickets, entering them into the computer.

·       Court reporter for Police Department, court records, fines, jail sentences.

·       Maintains N-Court records and payments, records in the computer.

·       Conduct background checks, Military, Brady Bill Act.

·       Maintains all receipt books. Ticket books, criminal and traffic.

·       Responsible for all files, hard copies and in computer.

·       Dispatch experience.

·       High School diploma or GED plus one year advance education or specialized training with an emphasis in administration or computer training.

·       One to two years related experience in work involving administration and/or computer applications including word processing: database and                                      spreadsheets; and general clerical duties.

 

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.  **Ask HR for full description.

·       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.

·       High School diploma or GED required. 

·       Current and valid driver’s license required.

 

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. **Ask HR for full description.

·       Operates motor graders to make cuts for new streets, prepare roadbeds, drainage features, and similar purposes.

·       Operates track hoes and grade-alls to install drainage pipe, construct and clean ditches and canals.

·       Operates front-end loader, track hoe and grade-all to load and stockpile dirt, sand, asphalt, and other materials.

·       Operates asphalt spreaders, steel wheel rollers, and other equipment for overlaying, constructing and repairing streets.

·       Operates light tractors to do light earth-moving work.

·       Drives trucks.

·       Responsible for supervision and record keeping responsibilities in the absence of the foreman.

·       Performs semi-skilled labor in connection with placement of hot mix and concrete in street or sidewalk repairs.

·       Performs maintenance and repairs on all Street Department equipment.

·       Subject to work on a call-in basis, 24 hours per day, in cases of emergency. 

·       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 manipulative skill or previous experience in order to do an effective job. Mows and cuts city and state right-of-ways. Provides litter maintenance. Cleans grounds and assists in the care of the Street Dept. buildings and grounds. Performs routing maintenance on department equipment.  **Ask HR for full description.

·       Mows and cuts city and state right-of-ways.

·       Provides litter maintenance.

·       Cleans grounds and assists in the care of Street Department buildings and grounds.

·       Performs routine maintenance on department equipment.

·       High school diploma or GED preferred. 

·       Skill in operation of various equipment, tools and machinery. 

·       Valid Louisiana driver’s license is preferred. 

 

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

This is a semi-skilled position involving the installation, maintenance, and repair of water distribution, sewer collection mains, service lines and related fixtures. Some experience in construction or maintenance is preferred.  **Ask HR for full description.

·       Excavates and trenches to install new water or sewer lines or to expose a broken or leaking line.  Assists in making repairs, backfills all excavations using proper compaction procedures.

·       Participates and assists in the cleaning of sanitary sewer lines by flushing and using a rodding machine.

·       Repairs streets following cuts made to repair or install water or sewer lines.

·       Assists in making water taps, raises manholes, replacing valves, installing meters and valve boxes.

·       Ability to communicate effectively verbally and/or in writing.

·       Ability to read and write.

·       Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment used in the construction and pipe fitting trades.

·       Knowledge of the principles and methods of operation and maintenance of equipment.

·       No prior experience required.  Some experience in maintenance or construction work desired.

·       High School diploma or GED preferred; required for promotions.

 

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. **Ask HR for full description.

·       Acts as a lead worker and has indirect supervision over laborers.

·       Excavates and trenches to install new water or sewer lines or to expose a broken or leaking line.  Assists in making repairs, backfills all excavations using proper compaction procedures.

·       Participates and assists in the cleaning of sanitary sewer lines by flushing and using a rodding machine.

·       Repairs streets following cuts made to repair or install water or sewer lines.

·       Assists in making water taps, raises manholes, replacing valves, installing meters and valve boxes.

·       Ability to deal with employees and/or the public in a courteous, tactful and patient manner.  

·       Ability to communicate effectively verbally and/or in writing.

·       Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

·       Some knowledge of the tools, methods and materials used in the construction and pipe fitting trades.  

·       Familiar with occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions.  Follows safety procedures.

·       Knowledge of the principles and methods of operation and maintenance of equipment.

·       High School diploma or GED.

·       Knowledge of the plumbing trade and plumbing codes, or experience in maintenance or construction.

 

 

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

City Hall 520 Broadway Minden, LA 71055 to pick up a paper application for employment.

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 7.21.22