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.

Utility Operations & Maintenance Field Supervisor

SALARY GRADE: N – 1; $51,188.80 annually / $24.61 per hour

• Performs daily inspections of the utility crews in the field, reporting any issues to the Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager concerning safety or repair and maintenance procedures.
• Provides direction of work performed, if need, to meet project standards and to adhere to City policies and procedures.
• Inspects zone work completed by crews to document if work is completed.
• Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints from the general public on a wide range of areas.
• Performs field inspections for maintenance contracts that include mowing, litter pickup, tree removal, water meter testing and repair, water tanks, reservoirs maintenance and other related activities.
• Assists the Engineering Department, inspecting sewer or water projects when needed.
• Responds immediately to incidents pertaining to employees or damage to city or private property caused by employees or utility failures such as sewer backups or water main breaks. Documenting and following up with necessary reports for state and local authorities.
• Serves as city liaison with the department of energy and their contractors concerning city owned water distribution and sewer collection systems located on federal property.
• Assist the Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager in record keeping as pertaining to EPA and TDEC rules and regulations.
• In the absence of the Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager, preforms daily review of labor sheets and work crew productivity.
• Trains new employees and coordinates cross-training opportunities. Coaches and mentors staff to meet goals and maintain motivation.
• Inspects pump stations, booster stations, reservoirs, water tanks and valves for possible repairs and directs work crews in specific maintenance and repair operations.
• Inspects pump stations, booster stations, reservoirs, water tanks and valves for possible repairs and directs work crews in specific maintenance and repair operations.
• Responds to questions and complaints from customers regarding the water or wastewater system and provides information on the status of projects.
• Ensures proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment. Coordinates maintenance as needed.
• Responds to customer service inquires, providing appropriate follow-up, referral or resolution.

• Knowledge of the practices, processes, materials, methods, tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of municipal water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
• Knowledge of the practices, processes, materials, methods, tools and equipment used in general road construction and maintenance work utilizing asphalt and concrete
• 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 TDEC and OSHA Standards.
• Skilled in the operation of light and heavy equipment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• 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 take control of situations in a responsible manner.
• Ability to work as a member of a team.
• Ability to lead other team members.
• 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.

• Associates Degree in water field to construction or utility field with six (6) years’ experience in public works water distribution or collection system construction and maintenance; or a High School Diploma/equivalent and eight (8) years’ experience related experience.
• Two (2) years previous experience as a Utility Specialist or Foreman.
• Must complete supervisor management training through TWPI within one (1) year of hire.
• Must have the following certifications:
? ATSSA Certified traffic Control Supervisor.
? Trench Excavation Safety training / certification.
? Confined Space training / certification.
? Grade II Water Distribution System or Wastewater Operator certification.

Individuals interested in this position must have an application on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon, August 16, 2019.

Library Clerk – Permanent, Part-Time

SALARY GRADE: E-1; $ 12.90 per hour

Position Summary:

Provides support to the programs and services of the Library; and provides responsive, courteous, and efficient customer service to patrons. Seeking a highly detail oriented, technical services clerk to assist with acquisitions, processing and cataloging library materials.

• 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, Friday, August 16, 2019.

Library Page – Temporary, Part-Time

SALARY GRADE: A – 1; $ 9.06 per hour before deductions for Social Security and FIT


1. High School, UTK, PSTCC or RSCC student with some flexibility in arranging school and personal schedule to work during the summer and during the school year.

2. Must be able to work 10 to 20 hours per week primarily at night and on weekends.

3. Must be at least age 16.

4. Must have some knowledge of standard library practices and filing procedures.

5. Must be able to type and use computer terminal.

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

Individuals interested in this position must have an application on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Friday, August 16, 2019.


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 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


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.