The deadline to accept applications for the City’s Trade Licensing and Personnel Advisory Board has been extended to Monday, December 2, 2013.

During the City’s recruitment phase, the two aforementioned boards did not receive enough applicants to fill all the vacancies, so the application has been reopened to allow for interested residents to apply in hopes of the boards having full membership in January 2014.

The purpose of the Personnel Advisory Board is to assist in representing the public interest in the improvement of personnel administration in the City service. The Board, upon request of the City Council or the City Manager or upon its own initiative, will have the responsibility of providing advice and counsel on all aspects of public personnel administration.  The Trade Licensing Board sets standards and procedures for the qualification, examination, and licensing of Class I Electrical Contractors, Class II Residential Electrical Contractors, Master Electrician Certifications, Master Plumbers, Journeyperson Certifications, and Mechanics under the provisions of the electrical and plumbing codes of the City of Oak Ridge.   

All applicants must be residents of the City of Oak Ridge.  For the Trade Licensing Board, preference shall be given to those who possess a current and valid plumber’s license from the City of Oak Ridge; however, if applicants do not possess said qualifications, Council may appoint those with the best attributable qualifications.

For convenience, an on-line application has been created and is available on the City Clerk’s departmental website or by visiting www.oakridgetn.gov/online/cityclerk/bcelections.  Paper applications are also available in the City Clerk’s Office located in Room Number 109 in the Municipal Building.

To be considered, completed applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013.  The election for all boards will take place at a Special Meeting of the Oak Ridge City Council on Monday, December 16, 2013.

Interested residents can also visit the City’s website www.oakridgetn.gov to learn about the different boards’ composition, purpose, meeting schedules, and review the special qualifications for membership to certain boards. 

For more information, contact Diana Stanley, City Clerk, at (865) 425-3411 or by e-mail at dstanley@oakridgetn.gov.

News media contact:  Candice Brogan, (865) 425-3546 or cbrogan@oakridgetn.gov.