Employment Information

Current Employment Opportunities (Scroll down for complete job descriptions)

Police Officer - Regular Full-Time

Police Officer

Position Open:         November 3, 2021

Position Closes:       Upon Successful Hire

The City of Perkins is currently accepting applications for a Full-Time Police Officer. CLEET certification is preferred, but not required.
Candidates should meet Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement Standards.
Candidates must be 21 years of age, be a US citizen, and possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and high school diploma or GED.
Candidate must pass psychological testing, a drug test, and a thorough background investigation. 

Candidate should possess good moral character and a strong desire to serve the citizens of Perkins. 

Candidate shall have no Felony, Domestic Violence, Serious Misdemeanor, or Crimes involving Moral Turpitude convictions.
Officers generally work 10-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. The City of Perkins furnishes all officers’ equipment, including firearms, with the exception of boots. Officers receive paid vacation and paid holiday leave each year. The City of Perkins Police Officers are members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 142. The City of Perkins Police Officers enjoy excellent benefits including heath, dental, vision and retirement (Police Pension) with optional life insurance, and disability.
 Benefits include:
 - $2,500 incentive for full-time CLEET certified officers upon successful
 completion of the FTO program.
 - Longevity incentive.
 - Uniform and cellphone allowance.
 - 20 year retirement program (OPPRS).
 - 40 hour work weeks.
 - Take home car program for officers that live within 15 miles of city limits.

- Starting pay is $17.05/hr. If previously CLEET certified before hire, completion of FTO and 6 months of service, officers will move to $18.05/hr. If not previously CLEET certified, completion of FTO and 12 months of service, officers will move to $18.05/hr.


Application Information:           Applications are available at:


          OR                                 City of Perkins 

                                                110 North Main

                                                Perkins, OK  74059

Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Perkins job application.

The City of Perkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

download applications here

Library Director - Regular Full-Time

Crossing Guard Part-Time (scroll down) - OPEN

Library Director

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the responsibilities of the Library Director include planning, directing, and supervising all library operations.  

After completion of the 60-day introductory period, this full-time position includes excellent benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, a pension plan, paid holidays, and paid vacation and sick leave; with optional life insurance, disability, and accident/disease coverage. 

Hours & Wage: The Library Director is a full-time position, with a salary range of $34,000 to $36,000 per year.  

At the time of this posting, the library’s hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. City offices hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A set schedule can be determined between the successful candidate and the city manager.  

The library director attends all Friends of Library meetings, and acts as secretary to the Library Board and the Library Trust. Additional evening and weekend work may be required.  

All City of Perkins full-time staff are considered essential and may be required to report to work during emergency situations. 


  • Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff; review progress and direct changes as needed; and maintain harmony and resolve grievances among workers.  
  • Direct, oversee, coordinate, and participate in the development and implementation of library goals and objectives.
  • Work with the Library Board to formulate library policies, budgets, and goals.
  • Work with the Library Trust Board to plan, fundraise, and write grants.
  • Act as liaison between Friends of the Perkins Public Library, the Library Board, and the Library Trust.
  • Work with staff and Library Board to develop, promote, and implement new services and improvements to existing services.
  • Direct public relations campaign to promote and publicize the library.
  • Develop and supervise the administration of the library budget.
  • Ensure that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget and in compliance with the City of Perkins purchasing guidelines; perform cost control activities; monitor revenues and expenditures to ensure sound fiscal control; prepare annual budget requests; ensure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time; and prepare bid specifications and obtain quotes in compliance with the City of Perkins Purchasing guidelines.
  • Prepare reports, bid specifications, presentations, grant applications, and news releases concerning library operations, needs, services, programs, projects, and or problems.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend action to resolve problems.
  • Represent the library before various officials, community, and professional organizations, news media, and the general public.
  • Plan, direct, and maintain records of grant projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
  • Ability to obtain Oklahoma Librarian Certification at Level III or higher. 


  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • State Librarian Certification to be obtained within first two years of employment.


Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Library research skills and methods.
  • Books, authors, and library collections.
  • Microsoft Office programs
  • Principles and practices of fund raising techniques, public relations, and grant writing.
  • Practices and techniques of building, grounds, and equipment management. 

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively.
  • Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment, including computers, library automation system software, e-readers, calculators, telephones, fax machines, and microfilm reader.            


  • Most work will be performed at the Perkins Public Library. 
  • Travel may be infrequently required for training or professional meetings. 


  • Criminal history/sex offender check
  • Driving record check
  • Drug screening 



  • Periodic driving record checks
  • Drug screening 

Application Information:                      Applications are available at:

                                                            Perkins City Hall

                                                            110 North Main

                                                            Perkins, OK  74059

                                                            Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


                                                            download applications at www.cityofperkins.net

Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Perkins job application.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

The City of Perkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Cognitive or Mental Requirements: The following cognitive or mental requirements are necessary on a daily basis.

  • Critical thinking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Drawing conclusions from written or computer-generated materials
  • Analyzing data or report information
  • Creating methodologies for accomplishing a goal
  • Conduct research using resources available online and in-office
  • Communications skills – effectively communicate ideas and information both in written and oral form
  • Problem-solving skills – develop feasible, realistic solutions; refer problems to a supervisor when necessary
  • Planning and organization skills – develop long-range plans to solve complex problems or take advantage of opportunities; establish systematic methods of accomplishing goals
  • Creative decision-making – evaluate or make independent decisions based upon experience, knowledge or training without supervision
  • Time management – set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines, self-motivated and ability to multi-task 

WORKING CONDITIONS - The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed and that create hardship for the Library Director including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical demands, environmental conditions, and demands on one’s senses and mental demands.  

Physical Demands - The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue 

Library Director will spend hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain. Library Director will also have to do some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time, be able to move heavy boxes, and be able to push heavy carts. 

Environmental Conditions - The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent 

Library Director is located in a busy, open area office. Library Director is faced with regular interruptions and must work with others on a regular basis.  

Sensory Demands - The nature of demands on the senses 

Library Director must spend hours in intense concentration Library Director must also spend hours working on the computer entering data, which requires attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. General office working conditions: exposure to noise; ability to work in a stressful environment. 

Mental Demands - Conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue 

There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause stress. Library Director must also deal with a wide variety of people on various, sometimes challenging, issues. 

Crossing Guard (7.50 hours per week / $15.00 per hour)

The City of Perkins is accepting applications for part-time Crossing Guard. Reporting to the Special Projects Manager, responsibilities of this position include assisting school children crossing busy intersections and streets; instructing children in basic safety procedures related to crossing streets; and assisting the general public as needed. Training will be provided to the successful candidate(s).

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. 

  • Provide crossing guard services at assigned location; assist school children crossing busy streets and intersections; assist general public crossing streets as needed.
  • Ensure children cross street only when safe; stop vehicles by using hand-held stop signs; control students while waiting for traffic to clear.
  • Report license numbers of vehicles in violation of school crosswalk-related traffic laws to supervisor; report suspicious vehicles or strangers loitering near schools.
  • Ensure that children are aware of proper safety rules when crossing streets; instruct children in basic safety techniques when crossing streets.
  • Greet the general public courteously; answer questions and provide information related to crossing guard programs; assist public in crossing street or providing directions as needed.
  • Remain visible to the public during working hours; remain calm in emergency situations.
  • Perform related duties as required. 

HOURS: When school is in session, either 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. or 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Times are based on the school schedule and may change without notice. Times will vary in the event of early release or late opening. 

WAGES: $15.00 per hour; 1.5 hours per day when school is in session.

• High School Diploma or GED
• No previous felony convictions nor any other disqualifying criminal convictions
• Valid Oklahoma driver’s license or knowledge of Oklahoma driving laws and regulations
• Perform work safely in accordance with City safety policy and procedures and specific departmental safety procedures
• May be required to report to work to serve citizens during emergency conditions
• Self-starter; must be able to complete tasks as assigned unsupervised

• Previous experience as a crossing guard
• Some experience working with children
• First Aid and/or C.P.R. certificates 

• Criminal history/sex offender check
• Driving record check
• Drug screening
• Background check


• Periodic drug screening


  • Knowledge of:
  1. Basic principles and practices of safety.
  2. Methods and techniques of assisting children across busy streets.
  3. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Ability to:
  1. Learn to operate crossing guard equipment safely and effectively.
  2. Instruct children on basic safety procedures related to crossing streets.
  3. Remain alert and attentive during working hours.
  4. Remain calm and use good judgment in emergency situations.
  5. Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  6. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  7. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Most work will take place outdoors. Successful applicant is able to work in extreme heat, cold, and other weather conditions. A tolerance for loud noise and strong smells is required. 

Works according to set procedures.

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

Environment: Field environment; exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, other noxious odors, animal/wildlife, moving objects/vehicles, inclement weather conditions; work on slippery or uneven surfaces.
Physical: Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; use of hands and arms for signaling; light lifting and carrying.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; vision sufficient for distinguishing colors and depth perception.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Application Information:                   Applications are available at

                                                                                Perkins City Hall

                                                                                110 North Main

                                                                                Perkins, OK  74059

                                                                                Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday


                                                                                download applications at here

Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Perkins job application.

The City of Perkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer.