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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.

·      Bachelor’s 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.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Buildings & Inspections Dept.- FULL-TIME

This is an administrative position responsible for day-to-day technical and administrative duties associated with the Building & Inspection Department. The primary responsibility of this position is that of coordinating the routine and administrative functions of the department. This includes correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings and maintenance of files and spreadsheets. Work involves contact with the public and requires tact and courtesy. Ask HR for full description.

·      Maintains correspondence with other municipal departments, federal, state, and parish agencies, as well as local contractors. *Maintains reference and informational files for the Building Official, Animal Control, Minden Planning Commission and City of Minden Electrical Board.*Receives and records all calls for the department.*Identifies customer problems and takes appropriate action to properly address problems in accordance with established policies and procedures.*Issues various permits and collects permit fees.*Develops and refines spreadsheets designed to effectively monitor building condemnations and lot cleaning deadlines.*Develops and refines spreadsheets designed to produce various periodic reports.*Prepares Minden Planning Commission legal notices and agendas in order to make proper notification to newspaper and surrounding property owners.*Prepares contractor license renewal applications and prepares them for mailing.*Receives contractor license applications and remittances and issues new licenses.

·      Knowledge of modern personal computer systems and software (i.e. Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and WordPerfect, as well as other supporting programs).

·      Broad administrative skills to include setting up and maintaining filing systems, reference files, and project files.

·      Ability to compose letters, memos, and other communications with limited direction or guidance.

·      Knowledge of the City’s Building/Zoning Ordinance/Laws and related policies and procedures.

·      Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies.

·      Ability to research and obtain information needed from public records.

·      Some knowledge of construction standards.

·      Ability to interpret some portions of blueprint drawings.

·      High School diploma or GED

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

·      Current and valid driver’s license required.



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.


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 Administration, Urban 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. – 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, i.e. Mowing, edging, planting, fertilizing, etc.

·      High School diploma or GED preferred.

·      No experience 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.


DISPATCHER – Police Dept. – FULL-TIME

This position is responsible for the safety of Minden Police Officers on the streets of Minden. Taking calls from people in need of assistance, dispatching the appropriate agency to a precise location by communicating pertainate information. **Ask HR for full description.

·      Taking calls from people in need of assistance.

·      Get the appropriate agencies to the precise location needing assistance.

·      Obtain critical information and dispensing the information to the officers on the street.

·      Perform other job duties as assigned.

·      High School diploma or GED required.

·      Current and valid Louisiana 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-all, 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-all’s 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.


Main Street Director – Full-Time

The Main Street/Downtown Development Director is responsible for the development, execution, implementation and documentation of activities in historic downtown Minden, Louisiana. The Director promotes Main Street / Downtown development through various public relations initiatives; works cooperatively and effectively with businesses, property owners, prospective owners and tenants, identifies and secures grant funding and performs all administrative functions associated with this position.**Ask HR for full description.

·      Fosters and maintains a cooperative working relationship with existing business owners, prospective developers, residents and governmental agencies, including the Minden/South Webster Chamber of Commerce, Webster Parish Tourism and the South Webster Economic Development and Commerce Foundation, Inc.*Serves as the chairperson for the City Christmas Lighting Project. *Serves as the city contact person for the film and entertainment industry.*Articulates the Main Street / Downtown Development Director’s role in an enthusiastic manner, and furthers this appreciation through various communication channels such as public speaking engagements, radio and newspaper interviews, newsletters and other devices.*Maintains Main Street / downtown Director budget with travel expenses.*Travels to Main Street, Historical Community, Downtown Development conferences and meetings.*

·      Bachelor’s Degree preferred in business, marketing, public administration or a field related to Main Street / downtown development or an equivalent background of experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.*High school or GED required. *If no Bachelor’s Degree then applicant must have a high school or GED with business, marketing, public administration experience.

·      Subject to required work related travel.

·      Knowledge of governmental practices and services.

·      Knowledge of historic preservation.

·      Knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, presentation and other computer software.

·      Knowledge of grant writing and administration.

·      Knowledge of effective marketing and public education strategies.

·      Ability to write clear and concise reports, memoranda, press releases and letters.

  To apply for any of our available positions, please click the link below or 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 11.18.22


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