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.

Recreation Assistant II

SALARY: Part-time/20 hours per week F - 1; $13.80 per hour

Essential Job Functions:
• Provides customer service to internal and external customers; greets, receives and screens visitors and customers; addresses and resolves customer questions as able and refers complex inquiries, requests, or complaints to appropriate staff.
• Will be the primary contact for the MyRide Oak Ridge Senior Volunteer Transportation Program.
• Recruiting, training and maintaining volunteer drivers and program participants.
• Working to acquire grants, sponsorships, and donations for the MyRide Oak Ridge Program.
• Overseeing program recordkeeping for grants, donations, memberships and other sources of program income.
• Develops and distributes marketing materials, forms and other documents as needed.
• Receives and processes payments for the transportation program as well as other senior center programs.
• Responds to customer complaints and inquires in a proactive and timely manner and ensures that complaints needed further attention are directed to the appropriate supervisor.
• Performs general duties such as open and closing senior center facility and completing setups and take downs in meeting rooms.
• Assists with special events as needed.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• 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 adaption to constant changes in priority.
• Strong customer service/guest orientation especially with older adults.
• Public speaking skills.
• Knowledge of basic cashiering and bookkeeping.
• Must have solid supervisory and leadership skills.
• Must be well organized and detail oriented.
• General knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and software.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Associates degree or at least five years of relevant experience.
• Two years of cashiering experience preferred.
• Must obtain first aid and CPR certification upon hire.
• Must Possess a valid State of Tennessee Driver’s license

Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Power System GIS Analyst

SALARY RANGE: $48,339.20 - $52,332.80 DOQ

• Responsible for the design, development, implementation, maintenance, support, testing, and training for the Electric Department’s Geographical Information System (EDGIS).
• Develops bridges and interfaces between the EDGIS and other Electric Department software, including system modeling software, outage management software, asset management software and others.
• Creates, updates, and maintains databases and develops links to associated data for availability in the GIS environment.
• Responsible for GIS Server administration, including GIS and Database Management System maintenance, granting and removing user permissions, authorizing and configuring software license and implementation of appropriate backup procedures.
• Analyzes GIS requirements, prepares documentation reflecting procedures, and prepares program specifications conforming to established mapping standards.
• Responsible for the development and delivery of user training on system functionality or system upgrade changes. Provides technical assistance and guidance to GIS users.
• Identifies, analyzes, troubleshoots, recommend modifications and resolves GIS technology and PC hardware and software issues. Recommends new software, equipment upgrades, and techniques and procedures for more efficient workflow in the department.
• Work with construction crews, engineering and outside agencies to produce necessary drawings and reports for the electric system, land use, and proposed improvements.
• Interprets, integrates, implements and transfers data, surveys, subdivision plats and development plans between programs.
• Gathers, corrects, manipulates, and exports GPS data to include the electric infrastructure,
• Develops and builds asset management systems. Enhances GIS software programs, where functionality does not pre-exist, using client-server and web-based programing tools.
• Interprets complex information from applications to GIS files, survey drawings, site development plans, subdivision plans, and plats.
• Securely transfers data from the City’s customer billing system, accounting system and inventory system.
• Ensures that the electric system GIS and mapping systems, fiber optic mapping system, and other asset management systems are systematically updated to contain the latest data and information. Designs and maintains various databases used in the design and operation of the electric distribution system and operation and maintenance of the fiber optic system. Designs and procedures documents, drawings and reports depicting detailed graphics and accurate summaries of data and trends.

• Knowledge of electrical distribution systems, infrastructures and equipment.
• Skill in specification of GPS collection devices, maintenance and upgrades to the devices, and collection of field GPS data.
• Knowledge of database design, computer systems design and programming including skill in web development languages including HTML, ASP, VBScript, JavaScript, SQL, Visual Basic and related programming languages. Knowledge of MS Office Software.
• Skill in use of computer applications such as GIS systems, Computer Automated Design (CAD), distribution impedance models, databases and bridges between these systems.
• Knowledge of symbols and terminology used in engineering improvement plans, survey field notes, and manual drawings.
• Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations.
• Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate projects and programs.
• 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.
• Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
• Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.

• Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, or similar field; one (1) year experience in GIS or database design, and one (1) year experience in modeling of electric distribution systems.

Individuals interested in this position must place an application on file with the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

Accounting Manager

SALARY RANGE: $80,433.60 - $90,584.00

Primary Job Tasks:

• Plans, coordinates, prioritizes and reviews work of assigned department staff which includes supervision, evaluation, training and coordination of performance schedules and duties.
• Oversees functions which may include purchasing, warehousing, utility plant accounting and budgeting, accounts payable, and/or other areas of financial and accounting management.
• Formulates and maintains budget projections for various utility functions.
• Establishes City Labor and Equipment Overhead Rates.
• Oversees, prepares and/or reviews City utility and fixed asset accounting functions, including electric plant accounting.
• Responsibility for the City’s adherence to TVA accounting and reporting requirements.
• Reviews, prepares and analyzes various monthly, annual and/or special reports including monthly and annual reporting requirements to TVA.
• Analyzes and designs computer enhancement capabilities.
• Prepares work papers and liaisons with auditors on applicable items related to the annual external audit.
• Analyzes and reviews costs distributed through allocation software package which includes such items as depreciation expense, tax equivalents, and cost transfers between funds.
• Works with IT to ensure integrity of computer reports and customer account status related to utility billing accounts.
• Assists other departments with financial software support and adjustments as requested and designs special monthly reports and queries.
• Assists with the development of City administrative policies and other financial or internal control policies. Enforces applicable policies and procedures including City Code Ordinance and State and Federal Regulations.
• Maintains relationship and communication with other State and Federal agencies, including TVA.
• Performs special projects other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) Statements.
• Knowledge in FERC accounting, TVA billing rate structures and TVA reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of Federal, State and municipal laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.
• Knowledge of procurement principles and inventory accounting methods
• Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
• Knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database.
• Skill in analyzing and interpreting fiscal and accounting records and preparing clear and concise financial and administrative reports.
• Skill in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff.
• Skill in maintaining complex accounting records and an effective record keeping system.
• Skill in establishing and implementing policies and procedures.
Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with associate personnel, other City employees and the general public.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
• Seasoned, hands on supervisory/management experience of ten plus (10+) years and five (5) years or more experience in governmental/utility accounting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Preference for working knowledge of TVA billing rate structures and TVA reporting requirements.
• Must possess State of Tennessee Driver’s License.

Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

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.