Auburn, Alabama is committed to being an attractive, environmentally conscious community that is progressive, responsive and hospitable.

This community desires for all citizens:

  • safe and attractive neighborhoods with adequate housing
  • quality educational opportunities
  • diverse cultural and recreational opportunities
  • vibrant economic opportunities
  • active involvement of all citizens

Public Service is the mission and calling of the employees of the City of Auburn. As representatives of the City, we work more closely with our customers than in any other level of government. With that close interaction comes expectations that are inherently different than those associated with federal government, state government or private business. What we do and how we do it are critical to the well-being of the Auburn community, which includes family members, friends, neighbors, educators, physicians, clergy and Auburn citizens from every walk of life. The public's trust is essential to Auburn’s continued success, and our daily actions impact that trust.

We strive, therefore, to serve the public with the highest standards of excellence and accountability. We seek daily to earn and maintain the trust of the Auburn community and never to take it for granted. We recognize that the calling of public service is honorable and important, and so it is proudly that we serve those who call Auburn home. With dedication to public service we affirm the following Core Values:

  1. Respect. We show respect in all our interactions.
    • Respect for People – We treat all individuals with respect, courtesy and genuine concern. We also respect the work of our co-workers and strive to show sincere appreciation for what they do.
    • Diversity – We embrace the broad diversity of City employees and the Auburn residents they serve. We value the new perspectives and ideas this diversity brings.
    • Ownership of Property – We respect property, both public and personal.
  2. Integrity. Unquestionable integrity must be at the heart of our efforts to provide citizens with the best public services possible.
    1. Honesty – We believe in transparent, open government, recognizing that nothing short of honesty and moral integrity will build community trust, the spirit of teamwork and a well-functioning work environment. We value truthfulness in our work endeavors and in relationships with others.
    2. Accountability – We take responsibility for errors and adhere to the highest standards of ethics, conduct and the law.
    3. No Conflict of Interest – Every judgment we make as employees must be free of even the appearance of conflicts. Our goal is to strictly observe an invisible wall separating city government operations from personal or political interests, avoiding any possibility that one will inappropriately influence the other.
    4. Conscientious Action – What we do and say impacts the image of the City of Auburn and its employees. Therefore, our personal conduct, as it reflects on the City of Auburn, must be beyond reproach.
  3. Fairness. We provide services and administer municipal ordinances equally, fairly and without regard for personal beliefs or opinions.
    1. Favoritism – We do not favor or discriminate against any business, citizen or group of citizens – for any reason.
    2. Objectivity – We make decisions and recommendations based on accurate information, gathered honestly, presented objectively and with the best interests of the City as our overriding goal.
  4. Reliability. The services we provide must be dependable and consistent in both day-to-day operations and in times of special need or emergency.
  5. Professional Excellence. We consistently strive to reach our full potential as an organization and as individuals by knowing our jobs and our City, so that we can excel in providing competent, dependable and efficient service. We understand that doing the right things is not good enough. We must do the right things in the right way.
    1. Exceed expectations – We focus on our assigned tasks, perform our jobs to the best of our abilities, and seek to complete our work in a manner that exceeds expectations.
    2. Innovation – We value feedback about our work and seek to improve as a result. Never bound by habit or tradition, we strive to stay vigilant in the search for new and innovative ways to better perform public services.
    3. Communication – We value professional, useful, informative, and honest communication among ourselves and with our community. We understand that active listening is a critical part of our communication process.
    4. Continual learning – We seek to upgrade our professional competence by staying up to date on emerging issues, new technology, and job-related knowledge.
    5. Teamwork – We work together and acknowledge that working cooperatively contributes to healthy work relationships, a more effective organization, and the greater good of the Auburn citizens.
 

9 job(s) at City of Auburn

City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Dec 09, 2019
Full Time
Job General Statement of Duties Maintains parks and related areas within the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform manual work associated with the repair, maintenance and beautification of City parks and related areas. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Athletic Facilities Superintendent and/or the Cemetery and Parks Superintendent or the Horticulturist but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoor environment, which may involve adverse weather conditions and related hazards. Work is performed in a noisy place that exposes the employee to dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices, such as glasses, gloves, etc. An employee in this class may perform the assigned duties on athletic fields, City parks or in the cemetery and related facilities. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Plants, waters, fertilizes, cultivates, mows and rakes grass; Trims fence lines and the banks of drainage ditches; Collects litter and debris; Empties park garbage cans and hauls the collected waste to the City dump; Applies pesticides under close supervision; Uses hand tools such as picks, shovels and rakes; Operates power equipment, including chain saws, edgers, weed eaters, push and riding mowers, back hoes and field painters; Inventories Parks and Recreation areas and informs supervisor of any needed repairs and/or maintenance; Cleans and weeds flower beds, mulches around flowers and waters as appropriate; Cleans flowers and prunes related shrubbery as necessary; Cleans and paints concession stands, field houses and related Parks and Recreation facilities; Repairs windows, doors, plumbing and other fixtures; Performs manual tasks in the installation of water lines, irrigation systems, fencing, flag poles, benches and picnic tables; Constructs and maintains pitcher's mounds and related components of athletic fields; Loosens, levels and maintains dirt infields and baselines; Prepares playing fields through measuring and applying paint or marble dust; Installs and maintains soccer goals, outdoor basketball posts, football goalposts, bleachers, gates, fencing, backstops and netting; Repairs worn areas of playing areas by cultivating, leveling grades and/or replacing grass; Prepares athletic fields for competition by setting out bases or related equipment as needed; Monitors and maintains equipment in a safe operating condition and reports all damages to supervisor; Checks and maintains air, oil, fuel, spark plugs, mower blades, tires etc.; Cleans equipment and work area; Measures and marks off grave lots; Removes grass for replanting over completed graves; Digs graves according to specification with a backhoe and/or hand tools; Covers open grave with plywood until the ceremony is held and the burial is complete; Sets up tents and all related equipment for burials; Fills and settles graves and installs markers and vases; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Department and City employees, Parks and Recreation patrons, persons involved in burial ceremonies and the public. Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Good knowledge of safety procedures involved in parks maintenance activities; Some knowledge of parks and athletics fields maintenance activities and procedures; Some knowledge of the proper operating procedures for all related equipment; Some knowledge of Departmental objectives and purposes; Skill in the use of picks, shovels, chain saws, edgers, weed eaters, push and riding mowers, back hoes and field painters; Ability to communicate well with others; Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions; Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions; Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks. Acceptable Experience and Training Some related maintenance experience; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to monitor one's own work progress and distinguish between shades of color; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate related equipment; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to climb ladders, work in trenches and rough terrain and have access to various parks and related areas; Ability to stand, walk, bend, crouch or stoop intermittently; Ability to frequently lifting light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing more than 25 pounds. "This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Dec 09, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Coordinates and assists with customer service support for the operations of an assigned Parks and Recreation Facility. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative at a Recreation Facility to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Center Director or Recreation Supervisor but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings, including recreation, cultural arts and programs. Work is performed indoors and occasionally outdoors in hot, cold or inclement weather. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides oversight at a Parks and Recreation facility, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards; Assists with a sports, recreation, cultural arts, rehabilitative or other related recreation activity to promote a professional presentation of such activities; Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled activity; Provides guidance to individual recreation participants; Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings and training sessions to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Ensure Recreation Facility is ready for public use; Receive and process monetary transactions including, cash, credit and debit cards, both in person and via the phone; Performs customer service and administrative duties, including answering phone, greet visitors and participants, fill out appropriate forms, and scheduling use of facilities; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of department and recreation facility rules and regulations; Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational activities; Knowledge of recreation facility programs and activities; Skill in the use of modern office equipment; Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; Skill in organizing and planning; Skill in decision making and problem solving; Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Ability to work cooperatively with others. Acceptable Experience and Training Some experience in a recreational activity; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs; Ability to intermittently sit, stand, walk, or stoop; Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. "This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Dec 05, 2019
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position performs professional planning duties in support of the positive development of the City of Auburn. MAJOR DUTIES Interprets and applies the City's zoning ordinance, including landscaping and signage regulations, subdivision regulations, historic design guidelines, City Code, the comprehensive plan, annexation policy, and addressing policy. (25%) Provides guidance for development proposals prior to submission. Provides information to the public regarding development and planning issues. Reviews and processes subdivision plats and subdivision waiver applications for compliance with subdivision regulations. Reviews and processes annexations to ensure compliance with the annexation policy, state code and City of Auburn Comprehensive Plan. Reviews and processes variances, rezoning, conditional use, waivers, and site plan applications for compliance with the zoning ordinance. Creates staff reports and maps for the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, City Council and Development Review Team. Reviews alterations to properties in the historic district to ensure compliance with design guidelines, architectural standards, and state regulations. Provides technical analysis for the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment. Coordinates development review. (15%) Prepares and issues zoning certificates for new businesses, changes in use, and new residential development. Coordinates with Building Codes enforcement staff to issue administrative reviews of performance developments. Researches and verifies zoning compliance for existing uses and creates zoning verification letters. Leads review of subdivision plats with other City departments and County officials to ensure compliance with subdivision regulations. Inputs, digitizes, and maintains record plats. Processes recorded subdivision plats for recording. Reviews and permits signage plans and renderings for compliance with the zoning ordinance. Reviews performance residential and commercial landscaping plans and bufferyards for compliance with the zoning ordinance. Coordinates with other City departments on projects under review by the Planning Commission, Planning Department, Historic Preservation Commission or Board of Adjustment. Performs final inspections of new developments, including landscaping, parking, building materials, and other conditions of approval. Enforces zoning ordinance compliance. (15%) Receives and investigates citizen complaints regarding zoning violations, including sign regulations, landscaping requirements, and unrelated occupancy. Performs on-site inspections for zoning violations and landscape inspections. Notifies property owners and businesses of violations and the need for compliance by telephone, certified mail or in person. Prepares and serves citations to violators for appearance in Municipal Court. Prepares search warrant documents for unrelated occupancy complaints. Executes search warrants with Auburn Police Division assistance. Removes signs located within the public right-of-way and on utility poles. Measures light intensity using light meters to determine acceptable illumination. Performs follow-up inspections to ensure that compliance has been achieved. Develops current and long-range planning initiatives. (15%) Performs research, data collection, trend analysis, graphic design, report preparation and public outreach duties. Organizes and leads meetings with stakeholders, study committees, and other government agencies. Assists with drafting long-range planning documents. Assists with implementation by recommending planning and development related ordinances, programs, policies, and plans relative to current and long range plans. Monitors and reviews trends in city, county and regional planning issues; researches and interprets laws, regulations, and general information. Analyzes spatial relationships to determine local trends in planning and development. Creates digital content utilizing multiple technologies. (10%) Updates related models and databases, including the 3D model of downtown Auburn, the Auburn Interactive Growth Model, and the Commercial Sign and Landscaping database. Creates and maintains ArcGIS street naming and address database and the e911 Master Street Address guide; coordinates additions and corrections with local and state governments and other entities. Maintains planning-related data to include addresses, land use, zoning, apartment, subdivision and mobile home data. Produces technical and illustrative content and assists in the management of contracted projects. (10%) Designs and prepares landscape, material, and construction plans for capital improvement projects to include public infrastructure, streetscapes, parks, and other public places. Assists with bid preparation, contract negotiation, and selection of landscape contractor. Inspects construction projects for compliance with contracts and regulations. Assists with architectural design and review for capital improvement projects. Prepares a variety of branding and custom illustrations, maps, and graphic designs. Performs related duties. (10%) Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of the City of Auburn Zoning Ordinance. Knowledge of City of Auburn subdivision regulations. Knowledge of general planning theory and practice. Knowledge of the Alabama State Code as related to municipal governments. Knowledge of platting, surveying, and cartography principles. Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs. Knowledge of City of Auburn policies, procedures and rules. Skill in the utilization of GIS technologies in problem-solving. Skill in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Access. Skill in design software, including Adobe Acrobat and Google Sketch-Up. Skill in the interpretation of various codes and ordinances. Skill in the manipulation of GIS data. Skill in operating standard office equipment. Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. Skill in the development of plans, schedules and budgets. Skill in the analysis and evaluation of pertinent planning data. Skill in decision making and problem solving. Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skill in oral and written communication, including the use of both technical and non-technical language. Skill in preparing and presenting reliable and accurate reports. Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Planning Director assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include the City Code, the Zoning Ordinance, subdivision regulations, the Addressing Manual, Historic Review Design Guidelines, US Department of Labor Historic Preservation standards, City plans, Urban Core Design guidelines, department policies and procedures, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK The work consists of varied planning duties. Strict regulations and deadlines contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to provide professional planning support for the City's planning functions. Success in this position contributes to the positive development of the City of Auburn. CONTACTS Contacts are typically with co-workers, builders, architects, surveyors, appraisers, realtors, utility company representatives, community activists, bankers, accountants, educators, elected and appointed officials, attorneys and members of the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, defend or justify matters, and provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, utilizes the sense of smell, and distinguishes between shades of color. The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a related field; and 1 to 2 years of related experience; or Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Nov 20, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Provides support to the functions of Public Services; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide support to the functions of the Public Services division. The work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant Library Director or Public Services Librarian, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of this class are performed in a public library setting. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Empties indoor and outdoor book returns; Completes check-in procedures on returned materials using the self-check stations, routes held items to desk staff, cleans materials as necessary; Sorts returned materials onto designated carts, moves full carts to designated shelving zones, Shelves carted materials; Inspects shelves for proper organization, routes materials in poor condition to Materials Management for review, keeps reading areas tidy; Keeps magazines, newspapers, and investment guides in good order to facilitate patron discovery, reports missing issues to Materials Management staff; Replenishes library displays using designated materials; Performs ongoing inventory of library collections, searches for inventory exception list items as directed, reports missing items and brings attention to areas in need of respacing to desk staff; Gathers materials from library collections for inclusion on thematic displays; Locates items in library stacks to satisfy patron needs; Provides directional assistance to patrons in the library's public areas, assists patrons with use of the self-check stations and copiers; Searches collections for held items; Replenishes office supplies, bookmarks, tax forms, and voter registration forms at service desks, restocks printers and copiers with paper; Assists with shifting library collections and relabeling materials; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other Department and City employees and the public. Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the procedures and policies of the Auburn Public Library; Knowledge of Dewey Decimal classification system; Knowledge of organization of library collections; Knowledge of job-related equipment and software; Skill in operation of office machines; Skill in operation of library technologies; Skill in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Ability to maintain focus and productivity while performing repetitive tasks; Ability to work cooperatively with others. Acceptable Experience and Training Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with some high school education or equivalent; and Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to observe safety needs; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to use specific tools and equipment; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform the assigned duties; Ability to climb, balance, bend, stand, walk, crouch or stoop; Ability to frequently lift objects that weigh less than 24 pounds and lift heavy objects weighing more than 25 pounds.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Nov 20, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Provides support to the functions of Engagement and Outreach; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide support to the functions of the Engagement and Outreach division. The work is performed under the supervision of the Engagement and Outreach Librarian, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of this class are performed in a public library setting. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Arranges furniture for each program both before and after; Cleans up after each program; Operates die cutting machine; Cuts shapes out of foam and construction paper; Hangs and removes decorations for programs; Assists with chaperoning programs; Checks in new programming supplies; Organizes supplies; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other Department and City employees and the public. Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the procedures and policies of the Auburn Public Library; Knowledge of job-related equipment and software; Skill in operation of art tools and office machines Skill in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Ability to work cooperatively with others. Acceptable Experience and Training Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with some high school education or equivalent; and Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to observe safety needs; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to use specific tools and equipment; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform the assigned duties; Ability to climb, balance, bend, stand, walk, crouch or stoop; Ability to frequently lift objects that weigh less than 24 pounds and occasionally lift heavy objects weighing more than 25 pounds.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Nov 15, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Coordinates and assists with customer service support for the operations of an assigned Parks and Recreation Facility. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative at a Recreation Facility to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Center Director or Recreation Supervisor but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings, including recreation, cultural arts and programs. Work is performed indoors and occasionally outdoors in hot, cold or inclement weather. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides oversight at a Parks and Recreation facility, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards; Assists with a sports, recreation, cultural arts, rehabilitative or other related recreation activity to promote a professional presentation of such activities; Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled activity; Provides guidance to individual recreation participants; Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings and training sessions to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Ensure Recreation Facility is ready for public use; Receive and process monetary transactions including, cash, credit and debit cards, both in person and via the phone; Performs customer service and administrative duties, including answering phone, greet visitors and participants, fill out appropriate forms, and scheduling use of facilities; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of department and recreation facility rules and regulations; Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational activities; Knowledge of recreation facility programs and activities; Skill in the use of modern office equipment; Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; Skill in organizing and planning; Skill in decision making and problem solving; Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Ability to work cooperatively with others. Acceptable Experience and Training Some experience in a recreational activity; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs; Ability to intermittently sit, stand, walk, or stoop; Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. "This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Nov 12, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Assists with programs or events within the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative during a program or event and to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Leader II but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings, including cultural arts, recreation, and therapeutic programs and events. Work is performed outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold or inclement weather. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides oversight to a Parks and Recreation program or event, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards; Assists with recreation, cultural arts, rehabilitative or other related recreational programs or events to promote a professional presentation of such activities; Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled program or event; Provides guidance to individual recreation participants; Performs demonstrations of assigned activities at programs or events and participates in games and other events; Generate content, drafts, edits, and publishes publicity items for Parks and Recreation programs or events; Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings and training sessions as necessary to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Sets up and breaks down programs or events, including assembling tables and chairs, stocking coolers, and stocking supplies; Assist other divisions of the department with their events, programs, and projects as necessary; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of department and Recreation Center rules and regulations; Knowledge of festival and/or event planning; Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational programs or events; Skill in the use of modern office equipment; Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; Skill in decision making and problem solving; Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Skill in organizing and planning work; Ability to work cooperatively with others; Ability to coordinate a recreational program or event involving several participants. Acceptable Experience and Training Some experience in recreational programs or events; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs; Ability to intermittently sit, stand, walk, or stoop. Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects weighing 25 or more pounds. Ability to climb ladders. "This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Oct 22, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Performs a wide variety of administrative and technical support duties to Finance staff to help the department function more efficiently. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide support duties to the Finance Department. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class must be capable of working independently and be able to establish priorities under the general guidance of the Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Finance Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Department and City and Water Board employees and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment, typically while sitting at a desk or table. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) • Performs research, performance measurement tasks and other projects under the supervision of the Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant; • Assists with monthly or year-end accounting duties under the supervision of the Deputy Finance Director, Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant; • Serves as a back-up to the City Revenue Office staff during rush periods by entering zero returns, sorting incoming mail, and entering tax payments; • Enters utility payments, files customer records and sorts incoming mail to assist the Water Revenue Office; • Assists with audit of Water Board and Sewer materials inventory; • Organizes files under the supervision of the Finance Information Officer; • Operates computer to type documents, input records, maintain databases and produce reports for management analysis; • Copies, assembles, packages, and distributes a variety of written material as requested; • Types a variety of documents including letters, memoranda, reports, schedules, purchase orders, calendars, bulletins, and narrative and statistical reports as instructed and requested by supervisor and other designated office personnel; • Publishes and distributes budget documents and other financial reports as directed by the Finance Information Officer and the Principal Financial Analyst; • Provides support to the Accounts Payable Office by preparing spreadsheets, entering invoices, preparing vendors checks for mailing, and filing paid invoices; • Performs internal control review of Water Board final bill refund checks; • Works in conjunction with the Revenue Accountant to review taxpayers' annual Occupation License Fee reconciliations for accuracy and analytical review of taxpayer database; • Performs building maintenance tasks to assist the Purchasing Officer; • Updates departmental procedures as directed by supervisory personnel; • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others, including department heads to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; • Interprets and applies departmental rules, policies and regulations in accordance with prescribed procedures and guidelines; • Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • knowledge of the functions of a Finance Department within a city government; • Skill to add, subtract, multiply, divide and derive percentages; • Knowledge of various finance techniques, including calculation of interest, using appropriate computer software; • Basic knowledge of financial instruments, such as leases, loans, investments, and mortgages; • Ability to proofread and edit a wide variety of technical and non-technical documents, including narratives, spreadsheets, charts and graphs; • Ability to read and understand college-level written material concerning various issues in public finance; • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions; • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks; • Thorough knowledge of modern office procedures, practices and equipment; • Thorough knowledge of modern office filing systems and procedures; • Skill in the use of electronic word processing and spreadsheet software and document sharing software, as well as simple database design and use; • Ability to prepare correspondences in writing according to standard business practices; • Ability to work independently, with some supervision; • Ability to deal with a wide range of persons at all levels within and outside of the City government, including situations in which individuals may be upset over some issue involving City or Water Board activities or policies; • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all matters documented or discussed during the course of work performed; • Ability to learn, apply and explain City and Water Board policies and Departmental rules, procedures, practices and objectives; • Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language; • Ability to efficiently manage time and to prioritize work in a multi-tasking environment; • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations; • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions; • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties, tasks, and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; • Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks. Acceptable Experience and Training • Current enrollment in an accredited college or university majoring in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or a closely related field; and • Some related office experience in accounting, financial statement preparation and budgeting; or • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to review type written documents in both electronic and hardcopy form and to distinguish between shades of color; • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and related office equipment; • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to function in the general office environment. • Ability to intermittently sit, stand or stoop. • Ability to occasionally lift objects that weigh less than 24 pounds or objects that way more than 25 pounds.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Oct 21, 2019
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for assisting in the installation, maintenance and repair of the sewer collection system. MAJOR DUTIES • Assists in the maintenance and construction of sewer lines. (60%) o Verifies underground utilities at excavation sites. o Lays out sewer lines. o Locates and repairs leaks. o Inspects pump stations for maintenance needs. o Checks flow and pressure. o Operates sewer cameras to inspect sewer mains and laterals for breaks and blockages. o Cuts grass and weeds on rights-of-way. o Assists in the location of sewer lines. o Maintains assigned tools and equipment. o Cleans up sewer spills. o Cleans sewer mains using various cleaning machines and equipment. o Makes sewer taps for both old and new services. o Operates GIS equipment in support of installation accuracy. • Assists in the repair of sewer lines. (30%) o Assists in the repair of sewer line breakages. o Repairs sewer mains. o Participates in on-call rotation and responds to after-hours system emergencies. o Operates specialized equipment, including hand rodder and jet truck. o Installs and replaces landscaping elements. o Repairs concrete and asphalt. o Operates dump truck, bush hog, mower, and backhoe. • Performs related duties. (10%) o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. o Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures. • Knowledge of the equipment, techniques and supplies used in sewer system construction and maintenance. • Knowledge of City geography, including the location of utilities. • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of job-related tools and equipment. • Skill in the use of hand and power tools. • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. • Skill in decision making and problem solving. • Skill in interpersonal relations. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Heavy Equipment Operator assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations; Water Environment Federation Manuals of Practice; EPA Regulations; City of Auburn Water Resource Management standards and specifications; blueprints; work orders; City and department policies and procedures; relevant local, state and federal laws; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of related sewer construction and maintenance duties. Inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to assist in sewer construction and maintenance activities. Success in this position contributes to regulatory compliance and the provision of a well-maintained City infrastructure. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, contractors, customers, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color and utilizes the sense of smell and hearing. • The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; and • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years; or • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Alabama Class A Commercial Driver's License within six months of employment. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain an Alabama Grade 1C license for wastewater treatment within one year of employment.