Employment Opportunities

All employees are hired via the City of Sikeston's Human Resource Department.  The City of Sikeston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  (View our current Equal Employment Opportunity Plan

Return application and job description to:  Karen Bailey, 105 E. Center St., Sikeston, MO  63801.  You may also fax this information to 573-475-3715 or send via email, ksbailey@sikeston.org.  If you have any questions, please call 573-471-2512.
 
Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 105 E. Center, Sikeston MO  63801 or by clicking here:  Application

           Building and Code Enforcement Manager/City Planner (Job Description)
                                                           
The City of Sikeston is accepting applications for the position of Building and Code Enforcement Manager/City Planner.  This position requires strong organizational abilities, excellent communication and public relations skills, and knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and property maintenance codes.  Oversees city planning and coordination of city activities and functions with various boards and commissions.

High School Diploma or equivalency required.  Bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Regional Planning, Business, Public Administration, Construction Management or closely related field preferred.  Five (5) years related work experience in the building code inspections field or other related field preferred.  America Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification and/or Certified Floodplain Manager credentials are also desirable.  Background in local government in an administrative/supervisory role preferred.

Applications are available at City Hall or by clicking here.  To apply, submit your application to City Treasurer Karen Bailey at ksbailey@sikeston.org. You can also mail your application or apply in person at City of Sikeston Human Resources Office, 105 E. Center, Sikeston, MO.  Applicants with disabilities may arrange reasonable accommodations by contacting the Human Resources Office at (573) 475-3712.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2018.

Benefits include:  health, life, vision, and dental insurance, 100% city paid retirement, 457 deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, wellness plan, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.

The successful applicant must pass a thorough background check and drug/alcohol screen.  Applicant must live within 10 miles of city limits after one year of employment.

The City of Sikeston reserves the right to notify only those individuals selected for an interview as to the status of their application for employment.

EOE/ADA/M/F/D/V


Seasonal Workers for the Street and Park Divisions 

The City of Sikeston is seeking applicants for seasonal work with the Street and Park Divisions.  Applicants must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions.  All positions require a valid driver’s license. 

  • Grounds maintenance (picking up trash and cleaning park bathrooms), 40 hours/week, $8.50/hour.  
  • Maintenance worker – painting, mowing, trimming, cleaning, 40 hours/week, $7.70/hour.  
  • Groundskeeper, 40 hours/week, $9/hour.  Applicants with experience driving tractors or large equipment preferred, but not required.  Performs general and skilled groundskeeping and maintenance duties in public right-of-way and parks and other tasks as assigned. 

Applications are available at City Hall or by clicking here.  Return completed applications to: Karen Bailey, 105 E. Center St., Sikeston, MO  63801, Phone: (573) 471-2511, FAX: (573) 475-3715 email:  ksbailey@sikeston.org.

  • The City of Sikeston is committed to a policy of hiring without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, or disability as prescribed by Federal and State laws.  
  • The City of Sikeston is a drug/alcohol free workplace.  All new hires must pass a drug/alcohol screening.
  • This employer participates in E-Verify:  We confirm the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

*All resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months, then disposed of.

Immediate openings available! 

Public Safety Officer (Job Description)

The City of Sikeston is accepting applications for public safety officer.  The position of public safety officer is cross trained in both police and fire functions.  The Department of Public Safety uses the FrontLine National™ Video Testing System for Entry-Level Law Enforcement to identify candidates who have the potential to become great officers, those who have the observation and analytic ability to assess situations, the confidence and maturity to handle enforcement, the skills to interact with the public in a customer oriented way, the respect to work within a chain of command and the responsibility and ethics to handle the authority of the job.  The components consist of a human interaction test, a reading test and a report writing test.  This procedure is waived for lateral hires.  All applicants are required to successfully complete a medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, psychological examination, and a functional employment test. Benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurances, 100%  city funded retirement, 457 deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, wellness plan, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.   Rookie compensation begins at $33,062 and it will increase to $37,062 on July 10, 2016.

  
This employer participates in E-Verify:  We confirm the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

 EOE/ADA/M/F/V