By: Bill Nary, City Attorney/HR Director
Last month the Mayor and Council completed action on the City Budget and were able to balance the needs of our community while foregoing the 3% property tax allowed by law. This was possible because the City has weathered the economic times thanks to good planning by our Finance staff, necessary belt tightening by our City employees, and sound fiscal management by our Mayor and Council. We provide appropriate wages and benefits for our small, but hearty work force without having to resort to cut backs or layoffs that have become the norm for both the public and private sector. The needs of our community have never been compromised and the vital services needed have been met, while keeping the tax levy in check as many in the community are working hard to make ends meet.
This next fiscal year that begins October 1st and needed new positions were approved for the Fire, Parks and Recreation, Police (4 funded from a COPS grant), and Public Works Departments by City Council. These positions will make sure that as a City we continue to meet the needs of our citizens and our community.
Inevitably, each year after our annual budget hearings our office usually gets the following questions: “Do you have any jobs?” followed by “How do I apply?” For those interested in these future positions or an current positions, information can be found are applied for directly off our web page. All you need is an email address. Click on www.meridiancity.org and look for the pull down menu for “Online Services.” Here you will find a tab for “Apply for a Job” that will take you to a page to register your email address and a listing of all openings will be provided. You can fill out the application and upload any other information including a resume or cover letter. All applications will be responded to by email initially and after review all will be responded to in writing or by phone. The City of Meridian is an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work every day.
If you’re interested, check our page often because we don’t always leave jobs open for long. We have many more applicants than we can hire so we sometimes may only have a position open for a day or two. Every application must be done online - we do not accept printed applications. Keep watching as we hope a position comes along that fits your unique talents and qualities to be a good fit for you and us.