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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.

DPW – Traffic Operator

Date of Request: 2/13/19
Department: Traffic Department
Position Title: Traffic Operator
Name of Supervisor: Street Foreman/ Department of Public Works Director
Salary Range: Minimum $20.11/hour – Maximum $30.17/hour
Working Hours: 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday, holidays, weekends & overtime as required
FLSA: FLSA Non-Exempt, Full-time, Safety-Sensitive
Type of Position: Full-time
Application Deadline: February 25, 2019

General Summary:

Under general supervision performs a variety of skilled work in the maintenance, construction, operation of public works facilities and right of ways. Operate a variety of vehicles such as large trucks and heavy equipment to perform various duties to complete assigned job, maintain and make repairs to equipment, operate mowers, weed eaters and hand tools as required, respond to after hour calls, performs other duties as assigned. The Department of Public Works is committed to providing excellent customer service and our employees are expected to be effective communicators, act with a high level of integrity and be responsible and accountable for their words and actions.


Part-time Maintenance & Grounds Laborer (Athletics/Hamilton)

Position Title: Part-time Maintenance & Grounds Laborer (Athletics/Hamilton)
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Status: Part Time Hourly Non-Exempt
2019 Salary Range: $7.47 – $12.12
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports to: Athletic Facilities Supervisor
Supervises: 0 employees

Summary of Functional Responsibilities:

  • Carry out the daily management plans for all Athletic Facilities/Hamilton Community Center Ice Arena and support all Parks and Recreation responsibilities

 Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Contribute and carry out the management plans for all Athletic Facilities and Hamilton Community Center Ice Arena
  • Complete all work assigned in a timely manner
  • Work with minimal or no supervision
  • Ensure good working relationships with customers, vendors and fellow employees
  • Report for all assigned hours, including weekends, holidays and overtime as designated by the Athletic Facilities Supervisor
  • Implement and support all applicable safety and quality programs
  • Assist with snow removal
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Represent the Parks and Recreation Department in a courteous, professional and friendly manner
  • Perform all other duties as assigned and in accordance to all standards and procedures


Athletic Facilities Assistant Team Leader

Position Title: Athletic Facilities Assistant Team Leader
Application Deadline: February 20, 2019
Status: Full-Time Hourly Non-Exempt
2019 Salary Range: $15.46 – $23.19
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports to: Athletic Facilities Supervisor
Supervises: 5 full-time & 3-5 part-time employees […]

Water Treatment – Maintenance/Operator

Department: Water Treatment
Position: Maintenance/Operator
Reports To: Superintendent- Water Treatment
Supervises: N/A
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time
Payrate: $17.47 – $26.20 per hour
Deadline: Interviews will start immediately–apply ASAP; deadline February 20, 2019. See for application and how to apply

Purpose of Position:

Under supervision of the Water Treatment Superintendent, the Maintenance/ Plant Operator is responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of I) twenty-three (23) ground water wells, II) two (2) water treatment plants, III) two (2) booster stations, and IV) five (5) water storage tanks, to ensure that the department provides an adequate supply of quality water to its customers. In addition, the Maintenance / Plant Operator is responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date records as required by local, state, and federal regulating agencies.


Water Treatment Plant – Laborer I

Department: Water Treatment Plant
Position:   Laborer I
Reports To: Superintendent- Water Treatment
Supervises: N/A
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Payrate: $14.61- $21.92 per hour
Deadline: Interviews will start immediately–apply ASAP; deadline February 20, 2019. See for application and how to apply


  1. Work independently and in teams to perform jobs, sometimes involving other crews, that may include outside contractors. Must entirely complete daily work orders with documentation.
  2. Position requires individual to work Stand-by on a rotating basis and be called out any time after regularly work hours when necessary.
  3. Perform manual labor consisting of: mowing, painting, cleaning, scraping, hauling, lifting, and other physically demanding activities based on assigned task. Must be physically fit.
  4. Perform duties indoors and outdoors with exposure to a variety of weather conditions and environments.
  5. Perform facility housekeeping (interior and exterior).



Date of Request: 1/18/19
Date Required: ASAP
Department: City of Columbus, Police Department
Position Title: Meter Attendant
Name of Supervisor: Lisa Williams
Salary Range: $31,000- $46,000
FLSA: Non-exempt
Type of Position: Full Time
Application Deadline: 2/18/19

POSITION: Meter Attendant

Position Summary:

  • A Meter Attendant is familiar with the types of parking violations and locations of parking enforcement throughout the city of Columbus. The Meter Attendant issues parking warnings and tickets to those who violate parking regulations, maintains and enters data, prepares paperwork, appears in court, and interacts with the public in a respectful and courteous manner. In addition, as a possible initial contact to the department, the Meter Attendant must be able to respond to complaints and requests for information.

 Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must not have a felony conviction
  • Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be able to read personnel policies and procedures.
  • Writing/typing skills are necessary.


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



The Columbus Police Department Is Now Accepting Applications– Deadline February 17, 2019.

The Columbus Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of police officer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and less than 36 years of age when hired. Prospective applicants must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and complete all aspects of the hiring process and training program. College graduates, military veterans, and persons with law enforcement experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications can be downloaded online at…/info-doc…/sworn-officer-application-2/ or picked up inside the Personnel Office in Columbus City Hall. Applications will also be available in the Columbus Human Rights Office.

The 2019 salary range for a Patrol Officer is $51,428- $62,128. Officers are assigned a “take home” patrol car with usage in Bartholomew and adjoining counties and work 8.5 hour shifts with two weekends off per month. Officers also receive vacation time and paid holidays, shift differential pay (5% for 2nd shift and 10% for 3rd shift), college credit allowance up to $2,850.00, military incentive pay up to $1424.00, clothing allowance of $900 per year, specialty unit pay up to $3000.00 per year. PERF retirement is available after 20 years of service.
Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2019. The first step of the testing process, a written test, will be offered on Saturday, March 2, 2019.



Software/System IT Consultant

Position Title: Software/System IT Consultant
Department: Information Technology
Reports to: Executive Director of Administration & Director of Information Systems
Status: Independent Contractor for Project
Salary Range: Negotiable
Application Deadline: Please submit resume and letter of interest to; interviews will begin immediately


General Summary: The City of Columbus is seeking a Software/System Consultant to provide assistance and guidance in the ongoing maintenance and work of the City’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) & Tyler Munis payroll software project. Under the direction of the Information Systems Manager and the Executive Director of Administration, this temporary position is intended to serve as a bridge between the users of the City’s specialized finance, payroll, human resources and benefits operations and the technology solutions that support them.


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