Full-time Employment Opportunities & Application Process

  • View the job description for the open position(s) below.

  • Download the “General Employment Application” which is available in either PDF or Word format.

  • View the  “Instructions for Full-Time Applicants” section below to ensure you properly submit your application and resume.

Instructions for Full-Time Applicants (Part-time has a different process, see below):

  1. Complete the application form and attach a resume and cover letter.
  2. Within the specified time, mail the application form to the physical address below, or email a copy to humanresources@columbus.in.gov.

Personnel Department
City Hall
123 Washington Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201

Open Full-Time Position(s)

Position Title: The Commons Maintenance Assistant Team Leader
Application Deadline: January 29, 2020
Status: Full Time Hourly Non-Exempt
2020 Salary Range: $15.46-$23.19; excellent benefit package including paid holidays, vacation, sick time, personal time, PERF retirement benefits, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, $20,000 life insurance policy, excellent health Insurance and voluntary benefits including dental, vision, additional life insurance, and deferred compensation options.
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports to: The Commons Maintenance Team Leader
Supervises: 3 Employees
Deadline: January 29, 2020
Summary of Functional Responsibilities:
 Works to maintain building and grounds for quality service to customers.
 Assists in planning daily maintenance/custodial operations of the facility.
 Schedules daily work assignments.
Specific Duties of the Position:
 Manages The Commons work order system.
 Completes all work assigned.
 Works with minimal supervision.
 Trains and assists others in their job duties.
 Performs all types of maintenance cleaning.
 Performs all functions of preventive maintenance to insure continued successful operations of building.
 Keeps good working relations with customers and fellow employees.
 Mathematical skills for calculations of mixing and control of all types of chemicals for cleaning.
 Keeps inventory of all supplies.
 Must be able and willing to work weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.
 Must have good driving record, and will have a post-offer, pre-employment criminal conviction background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical.
 Required to work with all types of chemicals for building maintenance.
 Maintenance of the building will require working with all types of paints.
 Must have good attitude and neat, clean appearance. Required to wear uniform per Department policy.
 Perform all other duties as assigned. Education and Experience:
 High school diploma or equivalent.
 Some hands-on experience preferred.
 Understand facility maintenance.
 Work is at high degree of difficulty and diplomacy.
Supervisory Responsibility:
 3 Employees
Relationships Responsibility:
 Must be able to work with customers and fellow employees to keep service at the highest standard possible.
Working Conditions:
 Clean and normal.
 Considerable physical effort.
 Frequent exposure to weather, dirt, dust.

*all potential applicants are encouraged to apply, and if you need accommodation or help
applying online, please call 812.376.2570 to make an appointment or email humanresources@columbus.in.gov

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Part-time & Seasonal Employment Opportunities & Application Process

  • View the job description for the open position(s) below.

  • Download the “Parks & Recreation Part-Time Application” which is available in PDF format.

  • View the  “Instructions for Part-Time/Seasonal Applicants” section below to ensure you properly submit your application.

Instructions for Part-Time/Seasonal Applicants (Full-time positions have a different process, see above):

  1. Download and complete the application form (hard copies also available for pickup at Donner Center located at 739 22nd Street).
    • Parks & Recreation Part-Time Application (PDF Format)
  2. Turn in the application to Donner Center by one of the following methods:

Parks Department
Donner Center
PO Box 858
Columbus, Indiana 47202

Open or Ongoing Part-Time & Seasonal Position(s)

All applications are held on file until the end of each calendar year.

Rolling applications accepted for:
Pool Guards (Lifeguards)
Pool Staff Members (Non-Lifeguard)

Concessions and Batting Cage Manager (Not currently open)
Concessions and Batting Cage Staff
Sports Supervisors
Referees/Umpires (Training Available)
Tennis Instructors

Columbus Gymnastics Center
Registration Assistant – Gymnastics Center/FFY

Golf Courses
Clubhouse/Concessions Attendants
Cart Individuals

Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena
Office Supervisor
Site Supervisor
Skate Guards

Maintenance & Park Operations
Golf Course Maintenance and Grounds Staff
Athletics & Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena Maintenance and Grounds Staff (Job Description)
Park Operations Maintenance and Ground Staff

Day Camp Counselors
Playground Leaders
Playground Site Coordinator
Special Swim Instructor
Special Swim Supervisor

Park Patrol
Park Patrol Staff

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination in employment because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sex, 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.