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: 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. 


SALARY RANGE: Pay Group 23 ($45,011.20 – 56,253.60)

Essential Job Functions
• Provides management of department recreation center facilities.
• Plans, organizes, schedules and oversees various recreational activities and programs.
• Recruits, selects, trains, manages, assigns, evaluates and counsels employees.
• Establishes program goals, objectives, policies and procedures; evaluates operational effectiveness and efficiency.
• Develops and writes policy, procedure, operations and training manuals.
• Monitors fee collections, service charges and cash deposits.
• Prepares requisitions and approves purchases.
• Prepares and maintains various records, reports and correspondence including, but not limited to, safety inspections, accident reports, payroll records, etc.
• Oversees planning and implementation of the youth summer camp program in coordination with the Scarboro Community Center youth summer camp program.
• Oversees equipment and facility maintenance activities to ensure vendor contracts are administered properly.
• Orders and inventories supplies and equipment.
• Coordinates development and construction of facilities, including the review and evaluation of plans and design proposals for new construction or renovations, participating in the development of construction plans and conducting an overview of projects in progress.
• Provides information and input for the departmental budget and Capital Improvement Program.
• Works with various community groups, volunteers and other government agencies to plan and implement special events at the recreation center.
• Works with community groups in fundraising activities to support or expand recreational programs and services.
• Develops and conducts training classes, seminars and workshops for staff and community groups.
• Markets and promotes the department and its services.
• Makes presentations at community, regional and state meetings and functions on behalf of the department and the City.
• Serves as an official City representative on various boards and committees, as assigned.
• Responds to public inquiries and complaints through personal contact, letters, memos or reports.
• Contacts law enforcement or other appropriate personnel to handle disruptive customers or situations that may create an unsafe environment.
• Substitutes for Department Director and other supervisors as assigned.
• Conducts special projects and assists with special City-wide events as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective community leisure services administration.
• Knowledge of a broad range of recreational and aquatic activities and related facilities and equipment.
• Knowledge of safety practices and procedures as applied to recreational and aquatic programs.
• Knowledge of basic bookkeeping.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective employee supervision.
• Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
• Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating recreational programs and services.
• Skill in effectively planning, assigning and directing the work of other staff.
• Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
• Skill in word processing and use of personal computer/software.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or a related field and five (5) years experience in recreation or leisure services; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• National and State Professional Certification in Recreation Administration is desirable.
• Must possess valid 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, March 10, 2017.
Senior Planner

SALARY: Grade 24 ($47,257.60 to $59,016.60 per year before standard deductions)


1. Coordinates with all affected departments for review of zoning proposals, PUD Plans, site plans, subdivision plats and makes presentations to Planning Commission for approval. Records documents in the Register of Deeds office and maintains records for approval of all subdivision bonds and renewals in addition to street acceptance recommendations by Planning Commission. Maintains database of city land records.

2. Reviews all residential building permits for compliance with zoning regulations and subdivision plat provisions.

3. Attends all Planning Commission meetings, assists in preparation of agenda packages, prepares minutes of meetings, and insures preparation of all documents for review and approval.

4. Responds to citizens, developers, and other investors with questions regarding community development issues, subdivision, zoning or other regulations.

5. Reviews rezoning applications and drafts recommendations to Planning Commission. Evaluates subdivisions, Planned Unit Developments and site plans for compliance with City regulations.

6. Collects and analyses data and completes various planning studies on an as needed basis.

7. Prepares maps and property reports utilizing ArcGIS software. Researches and prepares recommendations on Zoning Ordinance map and text amendments in addition to Subdivision development criteria.

8. Reviews and assists in recommendations on requests for residential variances and special exceptions for consideration by Board of Zoning Appeals.

9. Acts as a contact with other State and Federal agencies including FEMA, HUD, and US Census Bureau. Assists in obtaining and administration of state and federal grants and awards. Experience with administration of CDBG Funds.


1. Requires Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years comprehensive planning experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

2. Requires a thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of urban planning, Tennessee enabling legislation relating to land use and development, research techniques and statistical methods. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are desirable as well as some knowledge of ArcView and Arc info or other GIS software.

3. Requires excellent written and oral communications skills, including public speaking.

4. Ability to obtain a valid Tennessee driver's license and demonstrate a good driving record.

5. Ability to develop planning policies and identify needed changes to streamline review and departmental processes and maintain cutting edge development techniques

6. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, developers and the general public.

Individuals interested must have an employment application and/or resume on file with the Personnel Department by end of day Friday, March 3, 2017.

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD (vacancy due to resignation)

SALARY: $ 10.00 per hour before deductions for
Social Security and FIT


1. UTK, KC, PSTCC or RSCC student, part-time Schools employee, retiree, homemaker or other individuals with flexibility in arranging their personal schedules.

2. Must be able to work 10 hours per week – Mornings 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Monday thru Friday; Afternoons 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. except Wednesdays when hours are 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

3. Must be at least age 18.

4. Must be in good physical condition since position involves working in all types of weather conditions.

5. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children and the general public.

6. Applicants are subject to background investigation and drug screening.

If interested in this type of employment, please place an application on file with the Personnel Department.

Electric Line Technician (Lineman) – Vacancy due to retirement
SALARY GROUP: 25 – Starting Salary $24.86 - $28.23 per hour depending on qualifications


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.


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.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.