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The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer- Discrimination in employment because of race, religion, creed, color, natural origin, ancestry, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States is prohibited by City policy. In addition, the City employment policy requires compliance with national and state employment practices, laws and regulations.

Service Writer – Shop & Garage Department

Position Title: Service Writer
Department: Shop & Garage Department
Reports to: Director Department Public Works
Status: FLSA Non-Exempt, Full-time, Safety-Sensitive
Working Hours: 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday, holidays, weekends & overtime as required
Salary Range: $15.52 – $23.28 per hour
Application Deadline: April 4, 2019


General Summary:

  • Schedules the maintenance and repair of a variety of City vehicles and equipment, research and orders needed equipment, parts, tools and supplies.
  • Communicates with technicians, supervisors, & employees regrading maintenance, repairs, and services.
  • Maintain parts room, shop area, and facilities in a clean and orderly fashion and in accordance with standard procedures.

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Operator I – Columbus City Utilities


Position Title: Operator 1
Department: Columbus City Utilities
Reports to: Randall Duckworth
Status: Full time, Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $17.47 – $26.20 per hour
Application Deadline: March 28, 2019


General Summary:

  • General wastewater treatment plant operations along with some maintenance duties.

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Assistant Mechanic – Parks and Recreation

Position Title: Assistant Mechanic
Application Deadline: March 25, 2019
Status: Full Time Hourly Non-Exempt
2019 Salary Range: $17.74 – $22.18
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor
Supervises: 0 Employees

Summary of Functional Responsibilities:

  • Service and maintain vehicles and equipment with least amount of downtime, safely and within the department’s budget.
  • Record maintenance parts and labor time on equipment.

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license.
  • Subject to 24-hour call-in.
  • Inspect, perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot and repair equipment.
  • Ability to use repair manuals and parts catalogs.


Part-Time Athletics/Maintenance Staff Member – Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena (HCCIA)

Position Title: Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena (HCCIA) – Athletics/Maintenance Staff Member
Positions Available: Two Open Positions Currently Available
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
Status: Part-time Maintenance
2019 Salary Range: $7.47 – $16.10
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports to: Athletic Facilities Supervisor
Supervises: 0 Employees

Summary of Functional Responsibilities:

  • Carry out daily management plans for all Athletic Facilities and support all Parks & Recreation responsibilities 

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Contribute and carry out management plans for all Athletic Facilities/Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena
  • Complete all work assigned in a timely manner
  • Work with minimal or no supervision


Sanitation Department – Part-Time Driver 1

Start date: 4/01/19
Department: Sanitation Department
Position Title: Part-Time Driver 1
Report to: Sanitation Foreman, Director Department Public Works
Salary Range: $11.29- $16.12
Working Hours: 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday, holidays, weekends & overtime as required (often 40+ hours in the fall and summer, not to exceed 1559 hours per year)
FLSA: FLSA Non-Exempt, Part-time, Safety-Sensitive
Type of Position:  Part-time
Application Deadline: 3/29/19 @ 5:00 P.M.

General Summary:

Collect and load trash, recyclables, and other debris into packer truck; shovel, rake, and sweep miscellaneous debris for collection; secure cables and operate packing levers to empty trash and recycling containers; load brush into and operate brush chipper; assist in performing preventive maintenance on trucks and vehicle cleaning; drive trucks as needed; perform related work as required. This is a part-time, seasonal position not to exceed 1559 hours per year and offers no benefits.  Part-time employees are welcome to apply for full-time positions at the city and often are the most qualified as they already know the routes, duties, and work required.


The Columbus Fire Department is now seeking qualified applicants for the position of firefighter.

Interested in joining the Columbus Fire Department team? We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 hiring process. Follow the link below to download and complete our application. All application packets must be postmarked by or hand-delivered to our office before March 31, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. All application packets should be forwarded to this address:

Columbus Fire Department
Administration Office
1101 Jackson Street
Columbus, IN 47201.

Columbus Fire Department Application (PDF)


Requirements for Employment

The following are the requirements to become a Firefighter with the Columbus Fire Department:

  • Must be a United States Citizen;
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License;
  • Must successfully complete all phases of the hiring process to be considered for employment
  • Must be at least 21 years old and not older than 35 years old when sworn-in.
  • Certified Indiana Emergency Medical Technician due by application deadline

Hiring Process
The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) is continually seeking qualified applicants for the position of firefighter. CFD offers a challenging and rewarding career and opportunities to serve the community in a variety of ways. The Department has a tradition of strict hiring standards, extensive training, state of the art equipment and technology, and professionalism.

Our hiring process is a competitive process and is generally conducted once per year. Applicants compete against each other in terms of qualifications and performance in the various phases of the hiring process. While not required, a college education, paramedic certification, previous firefighting experience, and/or military service may improve an applicant’s standing. Those applicants who pass all phases of the hiring process are placed on an eligibility list for future openings. CFD’s hiring process and benefit package are described below.

The hiring process includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Written aptitude test;
  • Physical agility testing (CPAT card active within last 12 months, active card must be included with application)
  • Mile and a half run (on day of written test)
  • 100’ ladder climb (before contingent offer of employment)
  • Multiple Interviews

After an offer of employment is extended, the following will be completed:

  • Thorough background investigation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical Evaluation

2019 Salary

Firefighter Salary:

  • Overtime Compensation Benefits
  • Updated longevity matrix
  • Life Insurance / Health Insurance Plan
  • Military Incentive Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Program and Health Programs
  • Vacation Time and Paid Holidays
  • College Credit Incentive Pay
  • Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF)
  • Annual Clothing Allowance
  • Paramedic Incentive Pay
  • Hazardous Materials Team Pay