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.

Library Clerk

SALARY: E-1; $ 12.90 per hour

Provides support to the programs and services of the Library; and provides responsive, courteous, and efficient customer service to patrons.

• Greet visitors; answers telephone and e-mail requests; assists customer or refers to appropriate personnel.
• Assists patrons in the location, referral, and selection of materials and related information; assists patrons in troubleshooting basic hardware issues on public computers; assists patrons with basic internet and popular software navigation.
• Conducts circulation activities including charging and discharging materials, accepts payments for fines, lost and damaged items.
• Issues and renews library cards for patrons; ensures patrons’ accounts are accurate and up to date.
• Sets up and balances cash drawer daily; Empties and processes book drop.
• Shelves books; and reads shelves to maintain order as needed.
• Monitors reserve and hold materials; enters and tracks pertinent data; and contacts patrons by mail, telephone or e-mail notifying them of material availability.
• Monitors and maintains newspapers and periodicals; discards old newspapers and straightens shelves; maintains periodicals.
• Imports and edits MARC records from state and national databases.
• Assists with or conducts simple cataloging; sorts into appropriate categories; enters materials in catalog and prepares labels for library materials.
• Assists in running the volunteer program: creates, prints and disseminates volunteer materials as needed; maintains spreadsheet of volunteer hours; contacts volunteers about training and schedules; assigns work and follows up on completion of volunteer assignments; assists in annual
• Receives and processes books on loan from other libraries; prepares and packages material loaned to other library facilities.
• Assists other Library with job tasks.
• Creates library signage and displays; prepares information for posting.
• Monitors work of volunteers and Library Pages during evening and weekend hours as needed.

• Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
• Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling.
• Ability to read City policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; SDS sheets, safety manuals, maps, etc.

• High School Diploma and one (1) year of customer service experience, preferably in a library setting.
• Must meet library core competencies within one year of hire date.

Individuals interested in this position must place an application on file with the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Electric Operations Technology Specialist

Salary Range: $70,928.00 - $95,742.40 annually, DOQ

Position Summary: This position performs a broad range of responsible and complex computer systems operation and administration duties in the implementation and maintenance of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Outage Management System (OMS), and other critical operation applications related to electric power distribution. Provides technical support for network hardware, power system monitoring and control software, and substation/distribution/transmission automation equipment.

Essential Job Functions:
• Leads the purchase, deployment, operation and maintenance of operational technology applications used in the electric power distribution system, including Supervisory Control and
Data Acquisition (SCADA); Outage Management System (OMS), Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI), Asset Management and the integration of these systems.
• Works with outside engineering firms during project design, implementation, and commissioning.
• Performs commissioning, maintenance, upgrades, backups, and troubleshooting issues with operational technology systems.
• Interfaces and cooperates with the City of Oak Ridge Information Technology (IT) personnel to effectively utilize computer and network resources in the support of operations and engineering activities.
• Maintains familiarity with current state of technology through attending vendor training sessions, industry conferences, professional group meetings and actively participating in regional technology efforts.
• Implements and maintains databases and system interfaces.
• Develops, customizes, tests and implements new displays and applications as needs arise.
• Trains, evaluates and approves individuals to act as system operators as well as implementing changes in the system based on their feedback.
• Assists in maintaining substation and distribution automation components including data concentrators and IEDs.
• Conducts on-site inspections of work in progress and upon completion ensures compliance with City and departmental policies and procedures, City codes, quality standards, safety regulations, and all applicable regulatory requirements.
• Checks and inspects work performed under force accounts by outside contractors.
• Maintains and updates department record keeping systems, both paper and electronic formats.
• Aids in the planning, design, and supervises installation, maintenance and operation of the City’s Fiber Optic System for the Electric Department.
• Responds to emergency conditions 24/7/365 regardless of weather conditions as required by system demands whether on-call or not.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of electric systems and operations, including automated systems such as Automated Meter Infrastructure, SCADA systems and system modeling.
• Knowledge of Windows server applications and operating system problems, communication equipment, and substation automation equipment.
• Ability to detect, isolate, and resolve automation, computer, and communication system problems.
• Ability to organize and secure accurate records including configuration data, point lists, equipment lists, and work in progress.
• Knowledge of SCADA system programming in the form of script languages for advanced applications and maintenance.
• General knowledge of general principles of fiber optic system operation, maintenance and repair.
• Knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize the principles of strategic and long and short range planning.
• Skill in analyzing complex administrative information and issues, defining problems and evaluating alternatives and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
• Ability to build and maintain a professional working relationship with the various stakeholders including the Electric Department personnel and Information Services.
• Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits with minimal direction and supervision.
• Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
• Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
• General knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, equipment and office assistance techniques.
• Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or related engineering field and five (5) years previous engineering or project management experience.
• Must possess valid Driver’s license.
• Must meet all requirements imposed by the Department of Energy or other Federal agencies for access to Special Areas where the City may have electrical customers including, but not limited to the following:
• Must be a Citizen of the United States of America.
• Must have ability to obtain required security clearances.

All parties interested in this position should have an application and/or resume on file with the Personnel Department no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, December 7, 2018.


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) 

SALARY GRADE: Entry level - $38.26 per hour/$79,580.80 annually


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. Completion of an electric line tech program with an apprenticeship program and specialty in electric metering.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

Qualified individuals interested in this position should contact the Personnel Department at 865-425-3564.