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. 

Electrical Engineer

SALARY RANGE: $80,427 – $92,491 before standard deductions

Under general supervision of the Electrical Engineering Division Manager, designs modifications, extensions and improvements to high voltage underground and overhead electrical distribution systems, substations, and City buildings and electrical systems.

Essential Job Functions:

• Reviews commercial and industrial development plans and work with developers, contractors and customers in the installation of electrical infrastructure.
• Makes frequent field inspections ensuring compliance with State and Local laws, codes, and quality assurance standards.
• Supports the Electric Engineering Division Manager with project management, specifications, system modeling, SCADA design and implementations, and planning capital projects.
• Develops, publishes and maintains specification and standards and ensures projects comply with applicable state laws and departmental policies.
• Maintains and updates department record keeping systems, both hard copy and electronic formats performing initial programming and programming updates for electronic record keeping system(s).
• Coordinates and reviews projects that expand the City's electrical infrastructure with customers, contractors, developers and other City departments.
• Utilizes specialized software applications, tools and equipment.
• Communicates effectively with co-workers, other City personnel/departments, regulatory agencies, external agencies/organizations, customers and the general public.
• Responds to and assists in resolving customer complaints, concerns and issues.
• Performs economic analysis for overhead and underground electric system installations.
• Performs Electrical Engineering calculations such as voltage drop, fault current, system capacity and system sizing.
• Assists in employee training activities for the department.
• Oversees and assists other employees with specific work assignments.
• Must respond to electric system emergencies twenty-four hours a day whether on standby or not.

REQUIRED Knowledge and Skills:

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of Electrical Engineering.
• Knowledge of Electrical Power and electrical transmission and distribution systems.
• Knowledge of public works design standards, materials, and construction; and of land development practices, review procedures, and development-related issues and concerns.
• Skill in using a personal computer, a variety of software programs, and other equipment essential to performing daily activities.
• Skill in interpreting and applying policies and procedures, codes/ordinances, professional standards and regulatory requirements.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, and communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must possess or obtain Class “D” State of Tennessee Driver’s license.

All parties interested in this position should immediately file an application and/or resume with the Personnel Department.

Public Safety Communications Officer (Dispatcher)

$ 33,175.00 per year or $ 15.95 per hour before standard deductions


1. Operates multi-line telephone including police, fire, ambulance, emergency (911), police routine and in-house lines.

2. Dispatches police, fire and ambulance personnel on a routine basis. Dispatches wrecker service, animal control officers and stand-by Public Works and Electrical employees as needed. Enters dispatch information into computer database.

3. Answers citizen inquires on telephone and walk-in basis or refers to proper department.

4. Uses NCIC computer to run checks and enter information on stolen property, wanted persons, criminal histories, and other items; sends administrative messages through NLETS systems to other agencies; runs driver's licenses and registration numbers through TIES. Maintains and updates warrants on in-house computer.


1. High School graduate with one year of Public Safety communications related experience and TIES Certification or the ability to obtain the required certification after training.

2. Prior experience with PC based computer systems, Public Safety radio and paging systems, computerized telephone systems, and a variety of standard office equipment.

3. Able to type, excellent language and writing skills and good telephone voice.

4. Ability to remain calm and efficient under stress and to use tact in dealing with citizens and fellow employees.

5. Ability to determine seriousness of situations reported and to use discretion in determining appropriate allocation of emergency resources.

Position involves rotating shift work. Applicants will go through various selection steps including appearing before an oral interview board, a psychological evaluation, a medical examination and drug screening.

Individuals who desire to participate in the selection process for this position must have a completed application on file in the Personnel Department of the City of Oak Ridge by 12:00 noon Friday, December 15, 2017.


SALARY:   $28.70 -39.76 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.


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.