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.

**Informs the Mayor, City Council, and other city officers and supervisory personnel as to the city’s financial conditions and status of budgetary accounts orally and through reports. **Acts as official records keeper for the city. **Serves as Secretary to the City Council. **Records and prepares minutes, ordinances and resolutions.  **Prepares and attests to the validity of city records and bond indentures. **Serves as Chief Purchasing Officer for the City. **Approves requisitions, issues purchase orders, drafts specs for bid ads, place ads in official journals; assures delivered equipment and materials conform to specs before approving final disbursements. **Serves as ex-officio tax collector and has ultimate responsibility for the City tax programs. **Ultimately responsible for collection of Occupational License Tax, Ad Valorem Tax and the receipt of City Sales Tax. Works with bond attorneys on bond issue referendums and bond sales. Prepares information on city finances for bond issues and registers bonds with the Secretary of State. **Assists the Mayor with budget preparation; prepares revenue estimates; works with department heads in preparing departmental budgets. **Supervises a staff of clerical and supervisory subordinates. Supervises the preparation of payrolls, the administration of the City’s group hospitalization and life insurance and worker’s compensation insurance programs. **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. 

 

CUSTODIAN– Civic Center Dept. – PART-TIME

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

**Cleaning, waxing, polishing floors, dusting, cleaning windows, and walls. ** Maintains outside areas for attractive appearance. ** Maintains other  equipment in and around public buildings. ** Sets up tables and chairs for scheduled events. ** Reports needed repairs to the appropriate personnel.

** Must be able to work nights and weekends when required. ** High school diploma or GED preferred.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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 is of manual labor maintaining equipment in parks, playgrounds, and fields.   

** Maintains the general upkeep of all fields and grounds by picking up litter, mowing, edging, weed eating, planting, fertilizing, watering, etc. in the city.

** Cleans restrooms and swimming pools. ** Performs maintenance, logs all equipment failures, and reports to supervisor. **Inspects parks and playgrounds

for hazards and makes needed repairs. **High school diploma or GED preferred. **Subject to work on a call-in basis, in cases of emergency. **Ability to work   

weekends when required. **Prompt and regular attendance is required. **Must have a current and valid Louisiana driver’s license. 

 

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 / WASTEWATER COLLECTION MAINTENANCE TECH-

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.

** Must have high school diploma or GED preferred; required for promotions. **Must have valid driver’s license. ** Some experience in maintenance or construction work desired. **Subject to work on a call-in basis, 24 hrs per day, in cases of emergency.**Must be able to work well with tools, machinery, and outdoors in various types of weather; extreme heat, cold, and wet conditions. 

 

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. 

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR – Wastewater Collection Dept.- FULL-TIME

This is a moderately complex work position involving the control, maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment, and auxiliary equipment at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Employees work in and around the various plants in which pumps, controls and chemicals used to produce treated wastewater. 

** Replenishes chemicals, monitors and records readings on meters, gauges, and other instruments. ** Collects wastewater samples, washes all structures associated with wastewater treatment. **Must exercises initiative and independent judgement to maintain continuous operations. 

**High school diploma or GED required. **Experience involving maintenance of motors, pumps or other mechanical equipment preferred. 

**Subject to work on a call-in basis in case of emergency. **Current and valid Louisiana drivers’ license required. **

 

 

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 7.23.2021