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.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

PAY GRADE: H - 1; 15.95 per hour

Essential Functions
• Investigates all public animal complaints including stray animals, cruelty investigations, missing animals search and reunification, defecation complaints, licensing, noise complaints, and animal bites.
• Sets traps for non-domestic and domestic animals. Captures wild nuisance animals within city dwellings and properties and relocates or euthanizes when appropriate.
• Patrols city streets looking for nuisance animals.
• Captures, tags, and logs animals into the animal shelter; picks up and properly disposes of dead animals.
• Cleans, disinfects and maintains animal shelters, cages and facility.
• Responds to requests for assistance.
• Assists with daily animal and shelter care including cleaning the shelter; providing feed, water and care for animals; treating sick or injured animals.
• Assists public with questions regarding lost and adoptive animals; advises public on appropriate policies and procedures; releases animals from shelter for adoption or reclaim.
• Assists with and performs euthanasia of animals as assigned.
• Prepares accurate reports and maintains daily logs relating to all animal control matters, including euthanasia, animal bites, and quarantines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of City and State animal control laws, regulations and procedures.
• Knowledge of current practices and procedures in Animal Shelter management.
• Knowledge of principles and practices for capturing and handling a variety of wild and domestic animals.
• Knowledge of principles of animal behavior.
• Knowledge of specialized animal control equipment and techniques.
• Skill in answering calls and complaints involving animal control.
• Skill in advising owners of loose animals, leash laws and the necessity of keeping animals under control.
• Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
• Ability to take control of situations, dictating subordinate activities in a responsible manner.
• 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 City policies, procedures and practices.
• Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
• Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
• Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
• Ability to work the allocated hours for the position.

Required Education, Experience, Licensing, and Certifications:
• High School Diploma/equivalent with two (2) years animal control experience.
• Must be a Certified Professional Animal Control Officer.
• Must possess a valid State of Tennessee driver’s license.

Individuals interested in being considered for this position must have an application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 Noon, Friday, March 15, 2019.

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I/II

PAY GRADE: Equipment Operator I – G-1; 14.77 per hour Equipment Operator II – H-1; 15.95 per hour

Essential Functions:
• Primary equipment operator on ALL Public Works projects to include installation of water taps, water and sewer main repairs, water meters/repair, sewer line maintenance, storm sewer including ditching, culvert repair, replacements and catch basin rebuild/repair.
• Safely operates heavy and light construction equipment, machinery, and tools for maintenance and construction related operations.
• Performs general road maintenance and related activities including flagging traffic, mowing, temporary and permanent asphalt surface repairs, patching holes, sawing pavement, concrete repair and pouring, clearing brush and trees, vegetation control, sweeping, routing and sealing road cracks, and removing dead animals and trash.
• Operates appropriate equipment and performs cement finishing, catch basin, and manhole repairs.
• Cleans, lubricates, and performs preventive maintenance or repair on equipment.
• Repairs and replaces fire hydrants.
• Assists with hydrant and valve maintenance and replacement.
• Assists with snow removal operations.
• Inspects and maintains assigned equipment; maintains equipment in clean and operating manner.
• Performs work including excavation within sensitive areas next to critical utilities and other buried structures.
• Trains new employees and coordinates cross-training opportunities. Coach and mentor staff to meet goals and maintain motivation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) regulations and precautions as they relate to Public Works.
• Knowledge of operation and maintenance of assigned equipment and machinery.
• Knowledge of Tennessee One Call System, utility markings and clearances and rules for safe equipment operation in close proximity to underground and overhead utility facilities.
• Knowledge of construction industry safety rules and ability to utilize all Personal Protective Equipment necessary.
• Knowledge of legal load limits for assigned equipment and vehicles.
• Ability to operate assigned machinery and equipment skillfully and safely in close proximity to vehicular traffic, grade and alignment stakes, slopes, trucks, other construction equipment, laborers and utilities.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision; take responsibility for quality and timeliness of work; respond to unplanned requests; complete assigned tasks and report progress; demonstrate behavior consistent with Department direction.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
• Ability to work the allocated hours of the position and ability to work flexible hours to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays due to adverse weather conditions, construction projects, or other emergency service.

Required Education, Experience, Licensing, and Certifications:
Equipment Operator I
• High School Diploma/equivalent with a minimum of four (4) years heavy equipment operation.
• Possession of a valid State of Tennessee Class A commercial driver’s license with an “N” endorsement and 57 restriction.

Equipment Operator II
• High School Diploma/equivalent with six (6) years heavy equipment operation.
• Possession of a valid State of Tennessee Class A commercial driver’s license with an “N” endorsement and 57 restriction.
• Must obtain machine specific certification on backhoe, excavator, skid steer and dozer.

Individuals interested in being considered for this position must have an application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 Noon, Friday, March 1, 2019. PLEASE NOTE: CANDIDATE(S) SELECTED WILL PARTICIPATE IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW AND REQUIRED HANDS-ON HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION ASSESSMENT.


Parks Maintenance Crew Chief

SALARY: J - 1: $18.78 per hour

PRIMARY JOB TASKS:
• Trains new employees and coordinates cross-training opportunities. Coaches and mentors staff to meet goals and maintain motivation.
• Schedules daily work assignments. Reprioritizes assignments as needed. Monitors assigned duties to ensure timely completion of work. Completes time sheets and completes schedule to accommodate approved time off. Prepare documents to record daily work activities.
• Organizes, leads, and oversees building repairs, property maintenance and cleaning projects; ensures appropriate equipment and supplies are available. Directs and guides other assigned department staff to assist in the completion of the scheduled project accurately and on time.
• Monitors the outcomes of work performed by other department personnel and contract service providers.
• Oversees and directs the proper methods and procedures of performing maintenance duties.
• Routinely inspects facilities, parks, athletic fields, and recreation equipment to ensure quality and maintenance.
• Responds to call-ins or project changes and modifies schedule as needed to meet work demands and to fill in for employee absences.
• Ensures proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment. Coordinates maintenance as needed.
• Prepares performance evaluations.
• Receives and investigates accident reports.
• Responds to customer service inquires, providing appropriate follow-up, referral or resolution.
• Assists with snow removal operations.
• Assembles and disassembles equipment for special events.
• Prepares cost estimates, maintenance, supply requisitions and inventory reports.
• Provides input to Parks Manager on related bid specifications and budget needs.
• Performs all duties of the crew as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of parks maintenance, repair and construction.
• Knowledge of principles and techniques of horticulture and grounds maintenance including pesticide and herbicide use.
• Knowledge of equipment and tools utilized in parks maintenance and repair.
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions and measures.
• Knowledge of insect/disease problems of trees and makes recommendations for treatment or removal.
• Knowledge of ASTM, CPSC and ADA safety regulations and requirements for facility safety.
• Knowledge of irrigation troubleshooting and repairs.
• Skill in operating a variety of equipment and machinery related to parks maintenance, grounds maintenance and related.
• Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; take responsibility for quality and timeliness of work; respond to unplanned requests; complete assigned tasks and report progress; demonstrate behavior consistent with Department direction.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
• Ability to work the allocated hours of the position and ability to work flexible hours to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays due to adverse weather conditions, construction projects, or other emergency service.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
• Associates Degree in Recreation, Horticulture or other related trade with five (5) years of experience working in facility maintenance/construction.
• Must the following certifications, or obtain within the timeframe specified by the City:
? State Pesticide certification - Category 3 Turf and Ornamental;
? Confined Space certification;
? Playground Safety Inspector certification; and
? Certification in irrigation installation and repair.
• Must have a Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License or obtain in the timeframe specified by the City.
• Tree climbing and rigging certification preferred.

Individuals interested in this position must place an application on file with the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon, Friday, March 1, 2019.


SUMMER RECREATION POSITIONS
Recreation Leaders and Lifeguards

The City of Oak Ridge is accepting applications for Summer Camp and Swimming Pool positions for 2019. All applicants must be at least age 16 and certified to apply for lifeguard positions and must be at least age 18 and one year of college to apply for summer camp positions. The minimum salary will be at least $9.06 per hour. All applicants are subject to drug screening, background investigation and driver license check. Applications are available in the Personnel Department in the Municipal Building, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or online at www.oakridgetn.gov. Applications received by Friday, March 1, 2019 will be reviewed and considered for summer openings before those received after that date.


ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION RECRUITMENT/IMMEDIATE NEED

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD
 
SALARY: $ 9.96 per hour before deductions for Social Security and FIT


DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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. 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.




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