Current City Job Openings

You can receive an application by walk-in, email, or write to the Personnel Department, City of Oak Ridge, Municipal Building, P.O. Box 1, 200 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge, TN  37831-0001, or telephone the office at (865) 425-3564. The Personnel Department email address is:  personnel@oakridgetn.gov. You may also click here to download a copy of our application. Your application will be accepted at any time by mail, email, or during regular office hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Resumes may be forwarded to the Personnel Department at the above address. You need only one application to be considered for all vacant jobs that you qualify for. You must fill out the application form completely, and all statements on the form are subject to verification. 

Public Works Operations and Division Manager

SALARY RANGE: $80,427 – $92,491

Under administrative direction of the Public Works Director, plans, directs and supervises a major Public Works division, encompassing the maintenance and operations of streets, sidewalks, storm water systems, building maintenance, and fleet maintenance. Work responsibilities extend to long term divisional planning related to capital improvement and funding.

Primary Job Tasks:
• Assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate staff providing maintenance of streets, sidewalks, storm water system, city owned buildings and fleet maintenance.
• Prepares annual division budgets and reviews and approves expenditures.
• Directs subordinate staff on how to address personnel and technical issues in order to maintain operational efficiency.
• Manages the Oak Ridge MS4/Stormwater Program.
• Performs employee evaluations and reviews the work of staff through meetings, reports and conferences.
• Assists the Public Works Director in the supervision and direction of Department operations, including the preparation and implementation of short- and long-term program and service goals and objectives.
• Participates in hiring decisions of new employees and the selection of consultants for various City contract proposals.
• Performs the role of City ADA Coordinator.
• Responds to questions and complaints from citizens, contractors and consultants.
• Prepares various regular and special reports as requested by the Public Works Director.
• Meets with external regulatory agencies to provide information and take action as needed.
• Develops long-term divisional planning regarding capital improvements and acquires funding for specific projects.
• Implements Facility Maintenance Program including preventative maintenance and life-cycle requirements for buildings.
• Ensure compliance with health and safety standards and industry codes.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public works program administration.
• Knowledge of professional public works engineering in the design and construction of streets, sidewalks, and public facilities.
• Knowledge of the laws and regulations of construction and maintenance methods, materials and equipment used in municipal public works.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and management, budgeting and fund control and employee supervision.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and materials used in stormwater management.
• Knowledge of state and federal regulations relating to ADA compliance and stormwater.
• Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City officials, contractors, consultants, other public agencies and the general public.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a closely related field and ten (10) years of experience in public works administration, with a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of a valid State of Tennessee Driver’s license.

All parties interested in this position must have an application and/or resume on file with the Personnel Department no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, November 17, 2017.


Accounting Manager

SALARY RANGE: $80,427 – $92,491

PRIMARY JOB TASKS:

• Plans, coordinates, prioritizes and reviews work of assigned department staff which includes supervision, evaluation, training and coordination of performance schedules and duties.
• Oversees functions which may include purchasing, warehousing, utility plant accounting and budgeting, accounts payable, and/or other areas of financial and accounting management.
• Formulates and maintains budget projections for various utility functions.
• Establishes City Labor and Equipment Overhead Rates.
• Oversees, prepares and/or reviews City utility and fixed asset accounting functions, including electric plant accounting.
• Responsibility for the City’s adherence to TVA accounting and reporting requirements.
• Reviews, prepares and analyzes various monthly, annual and/or special reports including monthly and annual reporting requirements to TVA.
• Analyzes and designs computer enhancement capabilities.
• Prepares work papers and liaisons with auditors on applicable items related to the annual external audit.
• Analyzes and reviews costs distributed through allocation software package which includes such items as depreciation expense, tax equivalents, and cost transfers between funds.
• Works with IT to ensure integrity of computer reports and customer account status related to utility billing accounts.
• Assists other departments with financial software support and adjustments as requested and designs special monthly reports and queries.
• Assists with the development of City administrative policies and other financial or internal control policies. Enforces applicable policies and procedures including City Code Ordinance and State and Federal Regulations.
• Maintains relationship and communication with other State and Federal agencies, including TVA.
• Performs special projects other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) Statements.
• Knowledge in FERC accounting, TVA billing rate structures and TVA reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of Federal, State and municipal laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.
• Knowledge of procurement principles and inventory accounting methods
• Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
• Knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database.
• Skill in analyzing and interpreting fiscal and accounting records and preparing clear and concise financial and administrative reports.
• Skill in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff.
• Skill in maintaining complex accounting records and an effective record keeping system.
• Skill in establishing and implementing policies and procedures.
Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with associate personnel, other City employees and the general public.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field and at least five (5) years of experience in governmental/utility accounting, including two (2) years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Preference for working knowledge of TVA billing rate structures and TVA reporting requirements.
• Must possess State of Tennessee Driver’s License.


Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Parks Technician I (Maintenance)

SALARY: $12.90 to $15.16 per hour

PRIMARY JOB TASKS:

1. Maintenance of parks, athletic fields, recreational equipment and related facilities.

2. Assist skilled trade workers in the completion of maintenance, repair & construction projects.

3. Operate and maintain grounds maintenance equipment, hand and power tools, City vehicles and heavy equipment.

4. Possess the ability to follow oral and written instructions and to communicate effectively, and to work well with fellow employees.

5. Possess knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices. Consistently use safe work practices as defined by OSHA, TOSHA, City policies and Departmental policies.

6. Maintain an accurate record of work performed; complete and submit a Labor Distribution Sheet daily.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS:

1. High School Diploma or GED and two years’ experience performing manual labor in the landscaping and/or construction industry.

2. Knowledge of principles and techniques of landscaping and grounds maintenance. In the future, may be required to obtain a TN commercial pesticide applicator certification.

3. Excellent physical condition with good manual dexterity. Must possess the ability to lift or carry 75 pounds, to work in all weather conditions, to bend, stoop, and climb ladders when necessary.

4. Must possess a valid TN driver’s license with a good driving record. In the future, may be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must apply with the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.


Public Works Utility Manager

SALARY: $80,427 – $92,491

Under administrative direction of the Public Works Director; plans, directs and supervises all Public Works utilities operations, including water distribution, sewer collection, and the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants operation and maintenance. Champions customer service, inter-departmental collaboration, technological and efficiency improvements, and fiscal stewardship and responsiveness. Responsible for the promotion of employee engagement, education and professional development.

Essential Job Functions:

Confers with and provides technical advice to assigned staff, design professionals and contractors regarding the design, construction, maintenance and repair of potable water and sanitary sewer lines, and water and wastewater treatment projects.

• Assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff to ensure that water and wastewater operations, maintenance and regulatory requirements are met, effectively and efficiently.
• Assists Director in the preparation of annual operations and maintenance budgets; reviews and approves expenditures, approves the requisition of supplies, materials and equipment.
• Performs employee evaluations and reviews the work of staff through meetings, observation and modification of work practices, reports, and conferences.
• Responsible for promoting employee engagement, education and professional development.
• Assists the Public Works Director in the preparation and implementation of short- and long-term department goals and objectives.
• Assists in the planning and management of capital improvement projects regarding water distribution, sewer collection, and water and wastewater treatment.
• Participates in hiring decisions of new employees and the selection of consultants for various City contract proposals.
• Ensures that assigned staff are adhering to Department and City policies and procedures.
• Responds to questions and complaints from citizens, contractors and consultants.
• Prepares various regular and special reports as requested by the Public Works Director.
• Acts as liaison with the federal Department of Energy regarding special joint projects.
• Strives to maintain Compliance with all regulatory guidelines; meets with external regulatory agencies to provide information and take action as needed.
• Works collaboratively with other Public Works managers and Department heads. Coordinates work with other managers and departments as needed.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public works program administration.
• Knowledge of the laws and regulations of construction and maintenance methods, materials and equipment used in municipal public works.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and management, budgeting and fund control and employee supervision.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and materials used in water/wastewater treatment and distribution/collection systems.
• Knowledge of state and federal regulations relating to water/wastewater treatment and distribution/collection systems.
• Knowledge in GIS capabilities associated with utilities.
• Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in reading, understanding and reviewing plans to determine compliance with utilities and other requirements.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City officials, contractors, consultants, other public agencies and the general public.
• Skill in evaluating and managing multiple employees for adherence to policies, procedures and daily work tasks for an effective and efficient work force, and promoting employee engagement and satisfaction.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, environmental engineering, construction, public administration or a closely related field; and five (5) years of management and administrative experience in the construction and maintenance of water distribution and collection system piping, and water and wastewater treatment systems; and considerable experience in project/construction management, planning and implementation, grant/contract administration, or an equivalent combination of related education, training and/or experience to perform the essential duties of the position.
• Professional Engineer Certificate preferred.
• Must be able to obtain, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection certification.
• Possession of a valid State of Tennessee Driver’s license, or ability to obtain.

All parties interested in this position must have an application and/or resume on file with the Personnel Department no later than 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 25, 2017.


ELECTRIC LINE TECHNICIAN (LINEMAN) 

SALARY:   $28.70 -39.76 per hour depending on qualifications

PRIMARY JOB TASKS:

Works with various Electric Department crews in installing or repairing high voltage electrical distribution system components, electrical meters, traffic signals and controllers, and electric fixtures in City facilities. Must perform both underground and overhead work.

MINIMUM OUALIFICATIONS:

1. High school diploma or GED with basic knowledge of trigonometry and a basic understanding of the principles of electricity.

2. Must have successfully completed a four-year electric lineman apprenticeship training program.

3. Possession, or ability to obtain within six months of appointment, a valid Tennessee Class A Commercial Driver's License with air brakes endorsement. The ability to manipulate the controls of large trucks and backhoes.

4. Physical ability to lift and hold fifty (50) pounds to the shoulder level; to work in all weather conditions and on all types of terrain; and to tolerate heights and confined areas. Manual dexterity which permits the use of hand tools while wearing size 8 or larger high voltage gloves. Physical ability to climb electrical poles. Good peripheral vision and adequate hearing (natural or corrected). A lack of life threatening sensitivity to insects and various weather and environmental conditions.

5. The ability to operate various types of construction equipment including backhoes, dump trucks, digger-derrick trucks, bucket trucks and trenchers.

6. The ability to work safely close to energized high voltage cables, wire, and equipment, and to work as a member of a team.

7. The ability to interact effectively with supervisors, co-workers and the public and to closely follow oral and written instructions.

8. Must pass medical evaluation and drug screening prior to appointment. Subject to random alcohol and drug testing throughout employment.

Individuals interested in this position must file an employment application/resume on file with the Personnel Department.


Lifeguard

SALARY: $9.06 per hour

Provides preventive life guarding and aquatic safety measures by monitoring the activities of pool patrons and enforcing rules and regulations. Work responsibilities extend to pool and facility maintenance and chemical tests. Must be able to work weekday morning and/or mid-day afternoons. Scheduled shifts would be 8:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-2:00pm weekdays and some weekends. Willing to train right candidate if able to pass the pre-requisite test and can commit to work October 2017 – April 2017.

• Oversees the activities of swimmers to ensure their personal safety and the safety of others.
• Provides patron rescue and administers first aid or life saving techniques as necessary.
• Conducts classes in various levels of swimming ability and water safety.
• Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of the pool, equipment and surrounding area.
• Maintains records and reports of pool activities.
• Performs routine water tests and makes necessary adjustments to pool chemicals.
• Responds to questions and complaints from patrons.
• Leads special and aquatic events and programs.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of lifeguard rescue methods, practices and techniques.
• Knowledge of pool maintenance and the proper chemical composition of pool water.
• Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
• Skill in providing effective class instruction.
• Skill in making quick decisions in emergency or life threatening situations.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Lifeguard Certification.
• First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.
• May be required to obtain a valid State of Tennessee Driver’s license.


Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
INCLUDING THE DISABLED