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.

6 job(s) at City of Auburn

City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Nov 15, 2018
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for performing engineering related to development in the City of Auburn, for ensuring that water and wastewater infrastructure is constructed in compliance with all relevant regulations, and for ensuring that all water and wastewater infrastructure is properly mapped in the City's GIS database. MAJOR DUTIES Performs and coordinates development reviews. (40%) Coordinates review of submitted water, sanitary sewer, and erosion control plans and revisions. Coordinates with engineers, developers, and contractors regarding City of Auburn and Water Resource Management design regulations and construction standards. Compiles and submits department comments. Reviews sewers capacity and fire flow analyses. Reviews submittals for developments. Uses City of Auburn software (e.g. CityWorks) for reviewing, monitoring, and approving plans as required. Reviews and coordinates inspections related to as-builts for completed developments. Provides confirmation of preliminary and final acceptance of water and sewer infrastructure. Assists with the Utility Asset Mapping Program. (15%) Imports, edits, and maintains the GIS database for water and sanitary sewer. Assists in coordinating the surveying tasks needed to assist the Utility Asset Mapping Program. Coordinates with other department personnel to obtain missing information and new infrastructure data. Coordinates the addition of infrastructure for new developments into the GIS database. Acts as WRM representative for Development Coordination and Planning Department reviews. (10%) Attends meetings with other departments and with developers and engineers regarding future developments. Reviews all submitted plans, easement agreements, lot layouts, etc. Serves as liaison to the Planning Commission. Provides information to developers regarding existing water and sewer infrastructure, water and wastewater design requirements, and erosion and sediment control regulations. Serves as WRM representative for COA Development Reviews. (10%) Works with other departments to coordinate water, sewer, or watershed related work items. Works with other departments in the development of WRM property. Prepares cost estimates for projects. Assists the WRM Department with water and wastewater infrastructure projects. (10%) Performs engineering design calculations and analyses for infrastructure expansion projects. Designs and prepares engineering plans and specifications. Assists with coordinating project bidding and contracts for WRM projects. Uses engineering judgment to determine the most suitable, economical, and appropriate routes for water and wastewater infrastructure expansions. Prepares reports and performs analyses of water and wastewater system needs and plans. Manages contractor performances; conducts on-site meetings and weekly inspections. Performs project management for water and wastewater construction and rehabilitation projects. Evaluates field changes for construction and negotiates change orders. Documents, reviews, and approves all project communication, payments requests, and inspections. Obtains easements and Hold Harmless agreements. (5%) Generates easement agreements and documents and Hold Harmless agreements. Coordinates with property owners or developers to obtain agreements. Submits agreements to City Council or Water Works Board for approval. Coordinates the recording of documents. 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 civil engineering topics, including hydraulics, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and storage, wastewater collection, pumping systems and water quality. Knowledge of watershed and stormwater analysis, erosion control and monitoring practices. Knowledge of surveying, surveying equipment and the reading of field survey data. Knowledge of construction standards, City of Auburn and Auburn Water Works Board standards. Knowledge of engineering material specifications. Knowledge of construction methods and practices. Knowledge of national, regional and local design standards for water and wastewater infrastructure. Knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection system management principles and practices. Knowledge of stormwater quality best management practices, use, and maintenance. Knowledge of modern office procedures and methods. Skill in and management of contractors. Skill in performing engineering design calculations and analyses. Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs, including ArcView, ArcMap and related GIS tools; CAD; distribution and collection system modeling software; hydraulic modeling software; asset management software; Microsoft Office products; and other engineering design tools. Skill in reading maps, blueprints and construction plans. Skill in organizing and prioritizing work assignments. Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skill in oral and written communication, including technical writing skills. Ability to work cooperatively with others and to work independently SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Water Resource Management Assistant Director assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities. GUIDELINES Guidelines include Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations; Corps of Engineer regulations; Ten States standards; Water Environment Federation standards; Alabama Department of Public Health regulations; American Water Works Association standards; American Society for Testing and Materials standards; the International Plumbing and Fire Code; the City of Auburn Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations; City Code; Auburn Standard Construction Specifications and Details; the Water Resource Management design and construction manual; material manufacturer recommendations; the Alabama Handbook for Erosion Control, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management on Construction Sites and Urban Areas; US Department of Agriculture TR-55; City and 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 engineering and management duties in support of water and sewer system and associated construction projects. Strict deadlines and regulations contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to provide engineering support for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water and sewer assets. Success in this position contributes to sustainable capital assets and quality infrastructure within the City of Auburn. CONTACTS Contacts are typically with co-workers, contractors, developers, engineers, surveyors, regulatory agencies, and the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, defend or justify matters, and provide technical support and customer service. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. The employee must distinguish 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 Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering; and 4-6 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. Certification as a Professional Engineer.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Oct 16, 2018
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 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 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
Dec 05, 2018
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 01, 2018
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
Nov 21, 2018
Full Time
Job General Statement of Duties Provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of a school-to-career curriculum at Auburn High School and develops a comprehensive workforce development program based upon the needs of the Auburn Training Connection; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to develop, implement and evaluate the school-to-career curriculum at Auburn High School and to develop a comprehensive workforce development program based upon the needs of the Auburn Training Connection (ATC). The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Economic Development Director but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of this class are performed in both a general office and an industrial training center environment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) • Develops and teaches classes in topics that meet the needs of Auburn companies; • Prepares an annual plan for school-to-career curriculum; • Instruction of school-to-career curriculum at Auburn High School; • Prepares high school students for gainful employment or post-secondary education; • Recruits, screens and selects workforce development speakers and instructors; • Plans and implements activities that will maximize students' effectiveness; • Recruits, screens and selects students for the school-to-career program; • Writes and submits all grant forms, reports and certifications necessary to apply for and receive grants; • Solicits funds from local organizations to support the school-to-career program; • Works cooperatively with other state and local agencies in order to receive funds for workforce development; • Seeks and obtains equipment and supply donations for the school-to-career program from suppliers and local companies; • Develops an annual budget and submits budget reports on a quarterly basis; • Maintains and recruits members to the ATC; • Gives tours of the ATC Training Center to groups and individuals who are interested in ATC activities; • Coordinates all training programs conducted at the ATC Training Center; • Oversees internal and external housekeeping to ensure that the ATC Training Center projects and maintains a positive image within the community; • Maintains close working relationships with Auburn City Schools, Southern Union State Community College, local and area industries, Auburn University, state and local agencies and area Chambers of Commerce to develop the best possible educational opportunities consistent with the needs of the community; • Participates in professional societies devoted to the advancement of workforce education; • Maintains a current knowledge of new technologies and determines their applicability in the Auburn area; • Works cooperatively with all entities involved with the ATC; • Formulates and administers a comprehensive community-responsive program of workforce education; • Continuously appraises and evaluates the total ATC program to achieve the established goals of providing the opportunity for students to prepare for gainful employment or post-secondary education; • Conducts performance appraisals for all teachers and staff on an annual basis; • Supervises all instructional personnel in the ATC program; • Makes recommendations for promotions and raises for all teachers and staff on an annual basis; • Makes recommendations for long-term adjustments, changes, additions, and deletions in the training curriculum; • 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; • Attends local, state, national and international conferences and trade shows; • 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, Auburn City Schools employees, business and community organizations and the public. • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; • Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Thorough knowledge of the characteristics and development of high school age students; • Thorough knowledge of the Industrial Technology curriculum; • Thorough knowledge of current educational research; • Good knowledge of the current social, economic and vocational problems related to Auburn workforce development programs; • Good knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing workforce development activities and programs; • Good knowledge of trends in technology as they apply to the daily operations of the ATC Training Center; • Good knowledge of the principles, theories, techniques and trends of public administration, including financial management, labor relations, and related government programs; • Ability to ascertain the learning styles of students and use varied teaching methods to address the different learning styles; • Ability to effectively assess levels of student achievement; • Ability to generate change within the work environment through the use of good organizational skills; • Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language; • Ability to deal effectively with persons representing wide backgrounds, interests and points of view; • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions; • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations; • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks; • 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 • Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution in Business or a closely related field; and • Must be able to obtain certification from the Alabama State Department of Education through the career/technical certification program; or • At least 7 out of the last 10 years (or 14,000 clock hours) of industrial technology experience either working in industry or in an industrial field; and • Must be able to obtain certification from the Alabama State Department of Education through the career/technical certification program. Required Special Qualifications • Possession of a valid driver's license. • Fingerprint/background check by the Alabama State Department of Education. • Must be able to obtain career-technical certification in technical education from the Alabama State Department of Education. 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 typewritten documents in both electronic and hardcopy form; • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and related equipment; • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to function in the general office environment.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Oct 02, 2018
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."