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.

Grants and Compliance Coordinator

SALARY: $51,188.80 - $57,636.80 DOQ

Primary Job Functions:
• Maintains a system for tracking awarded grant administrative actions (i.e. receipt of notice of grant awards, processing of contracts, MOU's, and agreements, and insure reports are generated by the awarded departments and submitted on time).
• Reviews proposals and awards/contracts to identify and track deliverables for progress and compliance to expectations.
• Assists other City departments in the preparation and submission of compliance reports.
• Advises other City departments on how to gather compliance data for reporting purposes.
• Provides technical assistance, and support to all grant awardees to aid in effective and appropriate expenditures of grant monies and effective grant project management.
• Develops and implements a systematic program to review of grant funded projects to ensure comply with contractual agreements, internal policies and procedures, reporting purposes and satisfactory progress toward completion of grant project objectives.
• Coordinates with other City departments to ensure compliance with all grant terms and conditions specified by the funding agency and consistent with relevant regulations.
• Maintains current on OMB grant guideline requirements and assist other City departments with guideline compliance.
• Reviews and processes documents, maintains databases, and provides complex reports.
• Assists other City departments with preparing for federal, state and local funding agency audits.
• Prepares the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and State Financial Assistance report.
• Reviews expenditures and prepares the annual budget for City funds whose expenditures are restricted or have specific reporting requirements under Tennessee State Law.
• Files the City’s annual Unclaimed Property and other state and/or federal filings as assigned.
• Assists and audits the City compliance with various state and federal laws.
• Assists with preparation of the City annual budget and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
• Reviews accounting records; analyzes and audits transactions for proper account classification.
• Reviews, prepares and enters journal entries for recording in the accounting system.
• Responds to public inquiries and complaints in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves issues in an efficient and timely manner or refers to appropriate staff.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles, theories and concepts of accounting including Governmental Accounting Board Standards (GASB) for all fund types.
• Skill in preparing accounting transactions, financial statements and reports.
• Skill in applying accounting principles to work activities in a municipal accounting system.
• Skill in researching and understanding complex written materials.
• Skill in conducting thorough analytical work, including designing statistical analyses of budgetary information.
• Knowledge of the applicable Federal, State and City laws, regulations and other requirements related to grant management, administration and reporting.
• Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and various other spreadsheet and database applications.
• Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
• Ability to demonstrate above average proficiency in document organization and management.
• Ability to maintain accurate and legible notes.
• Knowledge of City policies, procedures and practices.
• Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
• Knowledge of the use of a multi-line telephone system.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment and perform word processing and/or data entry.
• General knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and software.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, and five (5) years of government accounting experience.

Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.


Accountant II

SALARY: $51,188.80 - $57,636.80 DOQ

Primary Job Functions:
• Reviews and audits accounts payable, cash receipts, payroll and other accounting records and transactions; analyzes and audits transactions for proper account classification.
• Reviews, prepares and enters journal entries for recording in the accounting system.
• Reconciles financial ledgers and records; prepares financial statements and reports, general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules; researches and resolves discrepancies.
• Coordinates financial related activities with other City departments and divisions and with other outside agencies; prepares worksheets and schedules; compiles data and records.
• Audits applicable accounting systems and accounting procedures to ensure proper internal control and compliance with established policies.
• Reviews utility overpayments or credits, property tax credits and undeposited checks to submit for unclaimed property; submits payment to state for the Unclaimed Property and other required reports.
• Assists with the preparation of the City’s annual budget and comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
• Monitors budget activities; provides preliminary financial forecasts for City operations.
• Responds to public inquiries and complaints in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves issues in an efficient and timely manner or refers to appropriate staff.
• Maintains accounting controls by following policies and procedures; complying with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements.
• Completes all the duties of Accountant I and assists others in the office as needed.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles, theories and concepts of accounting including Governmental Accounting Board Standards (GASB) for all fund types.
• Skill in preparing accounting transactions, financial statements and reports.
• Skill in applying accounting principles to work activities in a municipal accounting system.
• Skill in researching and understanding complex written materials.
• Skill in conducting thorough analytical work, including designing statistical analyses of budgetary information.
• Knowledge of the applicable Federal, State and City laws, regulations and other requirements related to grant management, administration and reporting.
• Knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
• Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
• Ability to maintain accurate and legible notes.
• Knowledge of City policies, procedures and practices.
• Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
• Knowledge of the use of a multi-line telephone system.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment and perform word processing and/or data entry.
• General knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and software.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, and five (5) years of government accounting experience.

Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.


Accountant I

SALARY: $47,382.40 - $53,372.80 DOQ

Primary Job Functions:
• Prepares accounts payable, cash receipts, payroll and other accounting records and transactions; analyzes and audits transactions for proper account classification.
• Prepares and enters journal entries for recording in the accounting system.
• Prepares monthly, periodic, and annual financial, accounting, budgetary, and statistical studies and reports.
• Assists with year-end audit activities, including preparation of financial statements.
• Prepares special billings for permits, extra duty police, animal control etc. Tracks and reconciles payments received.
• Processes wire, ACH and transfer of payments. Researches and assists with deposit corrections necessary.
• Assists with the preparation of the City’s annual budget and comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
• Reconciles general and subsidiary bank accounts by gathering and balancing information
• Maintains accounting controls by following policies and procedures; complying with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements.
• Performs and participates in special projects as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles, theories and concepts of accounting including Governmental Accounting Board Standards (GASB) for all fund types.
• Skill in preparing accounting transactions, financial statements and reports.
• Skill in applying accounting principles to work activities in a municipal accounting system.
• Skill in researching and understanding complex written materials.
• Skill in conducting thorough analytical work, including designing statistical analyses of budgetary information.
• Knowledge of the applicable Federal, State and City laws, regulations and other requirements related to grant management, administration and reporting.
• Knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
• Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
• Ability to maintain accurate and legible notes.
• Knowledge of City policies, procedures and practices.
• Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
• Knowledge of the use of a multi-line telephone system.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment and perform word processing and/or data entry.
General knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and software.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, and three (3) years of government accounting experience.

Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.



SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD

SALARY: $10.00 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 position, 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