Positions

The City of Dowagiac is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Applicants may apply in person between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Dowagiac City Hall located at 241 South Front Street or by email to rscherr@dowagiac.org.

JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD - JUSTUS GAGE

PATROL OFFICER PART TIME

FIRE FIGHTER PART TIME ON CALL

 

JOB OPENING – JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

The City of Dowagiac is accepting applications for the full-time position of Journeyman Lineman at the Department of Public Services.  The Journeyman Lineman will perform electrical line and service construction work activities in accordance with the standards of the lineman trade, with this work being subject to periodic inspection by the Line Foreman during work progress and upon completion, other duties as assigned.  Position requires recent experience in the construction, repair, and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution lines, knowledge of the necessary precautions to be taken in working on high voltage lines, a valid commercial driver’s license, and the ability to work effectively with others.  Pay:  $30.4274 per hour.  Applications will be accepted until October 27, 2017. 

JOB OPENING - DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES

Great opportunity for dynamic Public Services Director. Ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Public/Business Administration with background in engineering-related field (licensed civil eng. preferred) and 5+ years progressive experience in managing public works/utilities.  Responsible for operations of department combining streets/bridges, water, sewer, wastewater, electric, grounds, motor pool, customer service and building.  Requires demonstrated skills in planning, developing, and administering capital project budgets, experience with labor relations and collective bargaining; proven management techniques, including maintaining aggressive cost-control measures and total commitment to customer service.   Candidates must have strong negotiating abilities and exceptional interpersonal skills.  Position reports to City Manager. Salary negotiable DOQ.

JOB OPENING - SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD (Begin September 5, 2017)

The City of Dowagiac is accepting applications for the seasonal, part-time position of School Crossing Guard.  Scheduled times to report/show for crossings are:

        Morning:  8:15 to 9:00      Lunch:  11:40 to 12:15     Afternoon:  3:30 to 4:00

Hours may be subject to change depending upon need.  Rate of pay is $6.95 per show.  Reliable transportation is required.  Chosen candidate will be subject to background investigation and review by Dowagiac’s Public Safety Director.

JOB OPENING – PATROL OFFICERS (Part-Time)

The City of Dowagiac is accepting applications for part-time positions for Patrol Officer at the Dowagiac Police Department.  Applicants must possess officer certification in the State of Michigan; an Associate’s Degree in a related field; a valid driver’s license; good typing and communication skills; and have the ability to perform duties in numerous site locations and conditions.  Applications and/or resumes will be accepted until positions are filled. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  To perform specialized police work in the investigation and detection of crime; to interrogate suspects, procures and preserves evidence, prepares detailed reports on case assignments and performs related work as required. 

JOB OPENING – PART-TIME-ON-CALL FIRE FIGHTER

The City of Dowagiac is accepting applications for the part-time-on-call position of Fire Fighter at the Dowagiac Municipal Fire Department.  Applicants must possess knowledge, skill and the ability to perform fire fighting work in the protection of life and property; the ability to operate and assist in maintaining fire equipment, apparatus and facilities; and to perform related work as required.  Work is performed under the supervision of a superior officer.  Reasonable knowledge of the geography, streets and principal locations within the City required.  Valid Drivers License, State of Michigan Fire Fighter Level I Certification required or must obtain a Fire Fighter Level I Certification within 2 years of hire.  Status:  On-Call; hourly rate of pay: $8.00 FFII; $7.75 FFI; $7.40 without certification.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  To perform fire fighting work in the protection of life and property; to operate and assist in maintaining fire fighting equipment, apparatus and facilities; to participate in rescue and fire prevention activities; and to perform related work as required.

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