City of Asheville

  • Asheville, NC, United States

The City of Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina and the county seat of Buncombe County. The city is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for its natural beauty.

"Our Quality of Service, Your Quality of Life" is what we believe at the City of Asheville. More than a thousand employees in more than 250 positions work each day to bring this quality of service to Asheville residents. We are committed to being the employer of choice in the region and the best local government in North Carolina. If you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career, we encourage you to join our team.

The Human Resources Department provides residents and employees with a full range of services that includes recruitment and selection, competitive pay and benefits, wellness initiatives, training, employee relations, and organizational development.

Our employees enjoy a friendly atmosphere and a safe, healthy work environment. If you are interested in such a work place, please review our employment opportunities for a position that is right for you.

City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 18, 2017
Job Summary This position is open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on October 24, 2017. The City of Asheville is currently looking for a full-time Inventory Clerk in the General Services Department. The purpose of this position is to perform inventory control duties for various departments and receive and distribute inventory as needed. Monday - Friday: 7AM - 4PM (40 hours per week/Non-Exempt) Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Steel-toed shoes provided by the department! On the job training and development! Essential Duties & Responsibilities Issues a variety of parts and supplies to City of Asheville employees, maintains computerized and tangible files for the sale of these items, manages and verifies stock numbers on issue tickets, and inputs information into Munis. Monitors inventory of stock and equipment and orders stock to maintain level of inventory. Utilizes bar code system for inventory control. Uses forklift to unload trucks and stores inventory in warehouse or on lot. Makes deliveries to City Hall or other locations within the City. Conducts weekly cycle counts. Acts as person in charge in the absence of Inventory Specialist. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, and At least one (1) year related inventory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Required Licensing and Certifications: Forklift Certificate, or the ability to obtain a certificate within 30 days of employment. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 18, 2017
Job Summary Bring your experience operating heavy motorized equipment to a public service career with the City of Asheville! The Public Works Department is seeking a full-time Equipment Operator to join the Utility Patch Crew. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment. This position will be on call following an Utility Patch on call schedule, this position will also work during snow removing snow from the roadways Full-Time 40 Hrs Week Hours are generally Monday - Thursday 7am-5:30pm. Must be willing to work during emergency situations including but not limited to snow, ice, and flooding events. Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)! On the job training; CDL licensure paid for by the COA Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the construction and maintenance of City grounds, facilities and infrastructure, including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, front end loaders, compactors, bulldozers, scrapers, motorized pan, tampers, rollers, etc. Transports equipment from location to location. Operates right-of-way tractors. Drives trucks along specified routes to collect and transport refuse. Performs rough and fine grading, hole filling, demolitions and loading dirt and debris using skid steer with backhoe. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects. Performs related work as required. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, and Relevant experience with operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Required Licensing and Certifications: Possession of a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License issued by the State of North Carolina or the ability to obtain within 90 days of date of hire. Must successfully complete a physical per the Federal Motor Carrier Administration Medical Exam for Fitness Determination which includes a hearing test. A position requiring a CDL license also requires a separate urine drug screen through the National Transportation Association in addition to the new employee drug screen. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Considerable knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of motor-ized equipment. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety pre-cautions involved in operating heavy equipment. Skill in the use of multiple types of motorized heavy equipment. Ability to use a variety of power and hand tools. Ability to make minor repairs and operating adjustments to assigned equip-ment. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to instruct less-experienced personnel in operation of heavy motorized equipment. Ability to work effectively under arduous or unpleasant working conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessi-tated by work assignments. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 18, 2017
Job Summary Bring your experience operating heavy equipment as a lead worker to a new career in public service with the City of Asheville's Public Works Department! The City of Asheville's Public Works Department is seeking a full-time Senior Equipment Operator to join the Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to serve as a lead equipment operator operating a variety of heavy motorized equipment. Work includes driving and operating equipment to collect waste, including trash, brush, and bulky items, and assisting with various departmental projects. Work Schedule: Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Monday -Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457 voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)! On-the-job training Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the sanitation industry, including automated side loader refuse trucks, rear packer trucks, knucklebooms and other various equipment as needed. Drives trucks along specified routes to collect and transport refuse and debris; drives trucks as needed in various capacities as needed in the Public Works Department. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Performs daily pre--trip and post--trip vehicle inspections, notifying the Area Supervisor of any deficiencies. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work as needed. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor when needed for the Sanitation Division and Public Works Department. Assists with snow and ice removal during snow events. Provides customer service. Supervises crew as needed. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Trains less -experienced Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs all positional work functions in the Sanitation Division as needed. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, and One (1) to three (3) years of heavy equipment experience, and Experience serving as a lead worker or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Experience driving knuckleboom, rear packer, or automated solid waste collection truck. (Preferred) Required Licensing and Certifications: Class B or higher CDL license issued by the State of North Carolina, or out--of--state with the ability to obtain the same. Must successfully complete a physical per the Federal Motor Carrier Administration Medical Exam for Fitness Determination which includes a hearing test. A position requiring a CDL license also requires a separate urine drug screen through the National Transportation Association in addition to the new employee drug screen. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to learn routes and navigate in the City of Asheville. Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 17, 2017
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform intermediate technical work analyzing, expediting and processing a variety of information and data relating to the approval and issuance of construction related permits at the City of Asheville's Permit Application Center. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours per week) THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. WE WILL BEGIN REVIEWING APPLICATIONS ON OCTOBER 30, 2017. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assists customers both in person and on the telephone by answering technical questions related to the permit process, contractor licensing, fees and other requirements. Processes permit applications in consultation with applicants and other individuals and sources. Gathers information on property identification (addresses and ownership) in the processing of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and other permits using location books, maps and data on the computer. Searches location and criteria of properties using GIS. Enter planning applications information into permitting software system. Reviews permits to verify completeness and coordinate permit data and approvals with other divisions, departments and agencies; insures that all permits are issued to satisfy departmental requirements, local and state laws; and, processes plans for submission to other divisions for approval. Coordinates and processes special approval processes such as certificates of compliance/occupancy, temporary utilities, temporary occupancy and ABC permits. Schedules inspections. Issues permanent Certificates of Compliance. Stores and disposes of permits, plans and related files in accordance with the State Records and Retention Schedule. Assists the Plans Reviewers with plan intake. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Required Education/Experience: Associate degree or two-year technical college, with some customer service and permitting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Required Licensing and Certifications: None required but Notary Public a plus. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented. Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 13, 2017
Job Summary Do you want to work for an organization that values your work as an important contribution to our community? The City of Asheville is looking for a full-time Equipment Operator for the Public Works Department, Streets Division. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment. Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)! On the job training; CDL licensure paid for by the COA Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the construction and maintenance of City grounds, facilities and infrastructure, including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, front end loaders, compactors, bulldozers, scrapers, motorized pan, tampers, rollers, etc. Transports equipment from location to location. Operates right-of-way tractors. Drives trucks along specified routes to collect and transport refuse. Performs rough and fine grading, hole filling, demolitions and loading dirt and debris using skid steer with backhoe. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects. Performs related work as required. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with some relevant experience with operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Required Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 13, 2017
Job Summary Do you want to help provide quality after-school activities to local children? The Parks and Recreation department is looking for an energetic and reliable individual to join our team! The City of Asheville is currently hiring one (1) part-time Program Coordinator for the after-school program in the Parks and Recreation Department. The purpose of this position is to assist in the operation and maintenance of a recreation facility and carry out, supervise and lead recreation programs and activities within an assigned district or park. Approximately 25 hours per week, generally 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours as needed. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Provides organization and administrative assistance in providing a diverse collection of recreation programs. Prepares facilities for activities by opening and closing facility, unlocking doors/gates and windows and turning lights on and off. Supervises youth and adult participants in outdoor activities, plans and participates in activities and teaches classes. Performs administrative duties by answering telephones, scheduling facility activities, providing information to the public on recreation programs, preparing and maintaining records on attendance and participation, collecting and processing applicable fees and preparing and filing time sheets, repair work orders and other forms. Maintains cleanliness of facility, bulletin boards, plantings and decorations. Attends regular staff meetings to discuss new programs and issues. Drives City vehicles for activity groups. Acts in the absence of the supervisor. Plans, leads and supervises youth in license after school activities. Provides organization and administrative assistance in providing a diverse collection of recreation programs. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Required Education/Experience: 18 years or older, and High school diploma or equivalency, and Experience in recreation programming or management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Required Licensing and Certifications: Current CPR/First Aid. Basic School-Aged Care (BSAC) Training & Certification. 2 semester hours in child & youth development and 2 semester hours of school age programming. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read, summarize and/or compare general workplace data and graphics, such as flow charts, maps, tables, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to share research findings with a direct supervisor or co-workers. Ability to think creatively for work practices, programs and policies. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Occasional outside work or exposure to unpleasant conditions and/or hazards Little physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 03, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is seeking to hire a full-time interdepartmental Digital Services Developer position in the Information Technology Department. This position supports Asheville's Development Services Department (DSD) by delivering civic technology solutions that improve engagement between external customers and city government. Uses strong communication and customer service skills in working with the development community, citizens, and DSD staff to identify and address business needs. Enhances and creates clear, inviting interfaces that connect people with the land development and permitting processes of their local government. Collects user stories. Focuses on customer usability in designing and testing technology solutions. As a software developer handling front end user interface and user experience (UI/UX), data and third party integrations, this position stays abreast of available/emerging technologies and digital practices, evaluates the cost & benefits, and collaborates to create positive change where needed. Full-Time 37.5 hours per week; exempt position Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM with occasional evening and weekend work as needed. **This position will remain open until filled** Starting Salary: $49,446 - $63,291 (Salary depending on experience) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provides direct support for the Development Services Department and the City's permitting software, Accela. Serves as a digital services developer handling front end user interface & customer experience (UI/UX), backend and third party integrations; stays abreast of new systems and changes to ensure excellent support. Helps design, test, and implement digital solutions with a focus on customer usability. Focuses on opportunities for automation including tools for providing public access to machine readable open data. Optimize software supporting development process through JavaScript functions. Participates in a lean and agile development process. Maintains documentation of projects to include enterprise architecture, technology standards, application delivery, training documents, project plans, etc. As a software developer, collaborates on projects that range in size and complexity; identifies, recommends, plans, develops and implements technology and standards. Provides technical training to coworkers and customers. Performs as project leader on various projects. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preferred Qualifications: Strong database skills (SQL). Strong UI design skills: experience designing layouts and icons for mobile and web applications using Sketch and/or the Adobe Suite. Strong UI coding skills: experience with implementing mobile and web application designs in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Experience with enterprise permitting software a plus. Experience with application development tools such Git, GitHub, Webpack, and various data visualization and mapping software applications. Experience with Linux and web servers. Experience with open data / API platforms. Familiarity with cloud computing platforms like AWS and Heroku a plus. Experience with ETL and business intelligence. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Comprehensive programming skills in JavaScript. In depth knowledge of frontend web frameworks such as React or Angular, and expertise with Node.js. Familiarity with the current trends and best practices in digital and web technologies. Proficiency with SQL and relational databases. General knowledge of unit testing, performance testing, and client-side end-to-end testing (UI testing) and associated frameworks and tools. Skills: Ability create website mockups and design assets using modern design software tools. Ability to produce tested and production ready code with limited supervision. Ability to manage relational databases (such as SQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL). Ability to effectively manage projects and work well with cross-functional teams. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with internal and external stakeholders to gather user stories and other information to optimize user interface and customer experience. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 02, 2017
Job Summary JOB SUMMARY: The City of Asheville is seeking a full-time motivated, experienced and passionate professional to manage a variety of capital projects, with a special emphasis on planning, development, and renovation of recreational facilities, parks, open space, trails, and greenways. This is a professional position working independently and as a member of the Capital Projects Department to perform planning, design, contract administration and project management tasks as well as support the Department's and City's strategic and comprehensive planning efforts. We are looking for a creative problem solver and energetic team member with excellent communication and organizational skills. Applicants must bring broad technical skills, a strong passion for public parks implementation and community quality of life enhancement. City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Essential Duties & Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: For assigned projects, plans and manages all aspects of project design, development and implementation including technical research/analysis, funding and cost analysis, scheduling, public involvement, project budgeting, project performance, and results. Manages the design, development and construction of multi-phase, large-scale land and facility development projects with owner departments, consultants, and contractors. Reviews project documents such as soil reports, design drawings and specifications, engineering calculations, shop drawings, etc., for compliance with intent, City standards and codes as well as State and Federal regulations. Prepares requests for qualifications for outside services; manages the consultant selection process; negotiates; plans, schedules and directs the work of consultant teams in preliminary design through construction; reviews design drawings and specifications; coordinates work with the project designer of record and the contractor during construction. Prepares and makes presentations as a representative of the City and the Department and serves as liaison to citizens, committees, boards, citizen groups and other governmental agencies. Oversees and facilitates public participation processes. Develops bid documents, obtains permits, prepares all necessary contract forms and documents and manages bidding process. Develops detailed reports, memoranda, letters and other documents on performance measures, project records, costs, and general project status for both internal and external distribution; works with design professionals and construction contractors regarding normal and unusual project problems and phases; ensures the maintenance of detailed records of project activities, findings, progress and results; may supervise the work of other professional and technical staff assigned to a project team. Identifies corrective actions when a project progress is delayed or budgets exceeded. Monitors and enforces all contractual terms, obligations and requirements. Monitors and approves payment to the project contractors and consultants. Provides 'as built' and warranty information to appropriate owner departments. Conducts research and special studies pertaining to recreation/open space & facility design, landscape, and maintenance, and landscape regulations and ordinances. Participates in city-wide and department-wide team activities working on specific issues and assignments. Assists in the preparation of grant applications, submissions, and oversight for specific capital projects. This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities. Additional Job Functions: Specific duties may vary and other duties may be assigned. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's (4-year) college degree or equivalent with major work in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering or related field. At least five years of relevant experience is required. Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience for the required education. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Architect, Landscape Architect, Professional Engineers license or AICP certification required. North Carolina driver's license required. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge: Capital construction project management theories, practices, and techniques. Capital construction and maintenance funding, and budgeting, objective development and work planning/scheduling. Modern methods, principles and practices of park facility planning, design, construction, maintenance and/or architectural design concepts. Trends, approaches, analysis and problem-solving techniques used in construction, engineering, inspection and compliance processes. Applicable Federal and State laws and local ordinances regarding land development regulations. Including grading, stormwater, floodplain development, and environmental impacts. State and local contract, bidding process, and construction process and procedures. Methods and techniques of community involvement, decision-making processes and group processes. Theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance, and budgeting. The functions and operations of various City departments. Skills: Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Strong hand graphic skills and the ability to communicate design through hand drawings. Must be a strong team leader in collaborative situations. Strong organizational skills. Must be skilled in the use of: Adobe Creative, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Google Docs or comparable software. Ability to utilize computer-automated programs. Ability: Provide leadership and project management control on all aspects of assigned projects. Think creatively for the primary purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Interact effectively to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles with internal and external stakeholders. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, contractors, consultants, and others encountered as required by work assignments. Work both collaboratively and independently with limited supervision. Analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Prepare, administer, and monitor multiple and detailed project budgets and anticipate future budgetary needs. Analyze alternative technical design, construction, and surveying problems and adopt effective solutions. Process and use complicated workplace data and graphics; summarize, compare and identify trends between and among detailed forms, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps, etc. Conduct comprehensive research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques and compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 29, 2017
Job Summary JOB SUMMARY: The City of Asheville is seeking a full-time motivated, experienced and passionate professional to manage a variety of capital projects, with a special emphasis on construction of new buildings and renovations to existing facilities. This is a professional position working independently and as a member of the General Services Department to perform planning, design, construction, contract administration, and project management tasks as well as support for the Department's and City's strategic and comprehensive planning efforts. We are looking for a creative problem solver and energetic team member with excellent communication and organizational skills. Applicants must bring broad technical skills, a strong passion for public facilities development and community quality of life enhancement. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on Monday, November 13th. City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Essential Duties & Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: For assigned projects, plans and manages all aspects of the project including design, development and implementation including technical research/analysis, funding and cost analysis, scheduling, public involvement, coordination with internal stakeholders, project budgeting, project performance, and results. Manages the planning, design, and construction of multiple facility projects with owner departments, consultants, and contractors. Reviews project documents such as soil reports, design drawings and specifications, engineering calculations, shop drawings, etc., for compliance with intent, City standards and codes, and State and Federal regulations. Prepares requests for qualifications for outside services; manages the consultant selection process; negotiates; plans, schedules and directs the work of consultant teams from preliminary design through construction and commissioning; reviews design drawings and specifications; coordinates work with the project designer of record and the contractor during construction. Prepares and makes presentations as a representative of the City and the Department and serves as liaison to citizens, committees, boards, citizen groups, and other governmental agencies. Where applicable, oversees and facilitates public participation processes. Develops bid documents, obtains permits where applicable, prepares all necessary contract forms and documents, and manages bidding process. Develops detailed reports, memoranda, letters and other documents on performance measures, project records, costs, and general project status for both internal and external distribution; works with design professionals and construction contractors regarding normal and unusual project problems and phases; ensures the maintenance of detailed records of project activities, findings, progress and results; may supervise the work of other professional and technical staff assigned to a project team. Identifies corrective actions when a project progress is delayed or budgets exceeded. Monitors and enforces all contractual terms, obligations and requirements. Monitors and approves payment to the project contractors and consultants. Provides 'as built' and warranty information to appropriate owner departments. Conducts research and special studies pertaining to building construction & facility design, site work, maintenance, and applicable regulations and ordinances. Participates in city-wide and department-wide team activities working on specific issues and assignments. Assists in the preparation of grant applications, submissions, and oversight for specific capital projects. This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Specific duties may vary and other duties may be assigned. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's (4-year) college degree or equivalent with major work in architecture, engineering, construction management, facilities management, project management, or related field. At least five years of relevant experience is required. Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience for the required education. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Required: North Carolina driver's license. Preferred Candidate: The ideal candidate would hold a credential in a related field or possess the required education and experience necessary to obtain the credential within 24 months of employment. Registered Architect or Professional Engineer registered in North Carolina and in good standing. PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) or IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM). Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge: Capital construction project management theories, practices, and techniques. Capital construction and maintenance funding, and budgeting, objective development and work planning/scheduling. Modern methods, principles and practices of facility planning, design, construction, maintenance and/or architectural & engineering design concepts. Trends, approaches, analysis and problem-solving techniques used in construction, engineering, inspection and compliance processes. Applicable Federal and State laws and local ordinances regarding both vertical construction and land development regulations. State and local contract, bidding process, and construction process and procedures. Methods and techniques of community involvement, decision-making processes, and group processes. Theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance, and budgeting. The functions and operations of various City departments. Skills: Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Strong hand graphic skills and the ability to communicate design through hand drawings. Must be a strong team leader in collaborative situations. Strong organizational skills. Must be skilled in the use of software for scheduling, presentation, word processing, spreadsheets, collaboration and information sharing, and design/drawing. Ability to utilize computer-automated programs. Abilities: Provide leadership and project management control on all aspects of assigned projects. Think creatively for the primary purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Interact effectively to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles with internal and external stakeholders. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, contractors, consultants, and others encountered as required by work assignments. Work both collaboratively and independently with limited supervision. Analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Prepare, administer, and monitor multiple and detailed project budgets and anticipate future budgetary needs. Analyze alternative technical design, construction, and surveying problems and adopt effective solutions. Process and use complicated workplace data and graphics; summarize, compare and identify trends between and among detailed forms, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps, etc. Conduct comprehensive research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques and compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 28, 2017
Job Summary The City Asheville is excited to hire a full-time, exempt Affordable Housing Development Specialist for the Department of Community and Economic Development. The Housing Development Specialist will market and process the use of City affordable housing resources to increase and preserve the supply of affordable housing in Asheville. The person will propose policies and procedures to maximize the number, financial affordability and tenure of affordable housing, while overseeing public resources to provide the greatest value for the resources. The ideal person will analyze and propose ways to minimize barriers to affordable housing development. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (37.5 hours per week) City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Essential Duties & Responsibilities Job Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and distribute marketing materials, RFP's, and RFQ's. Engage housing developers and create presentations to broaden the understanding of affordable housing needs and tools to create affordable housing. Serve as process ombudsman for projects seeking financial and permitting approvals. Create presentations and negotiate project modifications to key stakeholders. Review all City agreements; recommend changes and approvals as required. Problem-solve field-based issues and monitor use of City resources. Ensure ongoing management structure to ensure achievement of agreed upon outcomes. Manage public engagement processes and report to Council and its committees. Review best practices in affordable housing development and propose changes in-line with current best practices. Required Education and Experience Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree and three (3) to five (5) years' experience in affordable housing development, policy formulation and public presentation experience. Associates degree and six (6) years' experience in affordable housing development, policy formulation and public presentation experience. High School Diploma or equivalent and eight (8) years' experience in affordable housing development, policy formulation and public presentation experience. Certifications and Licenses: Multi-Family Finance Training (Required but can be replaced with additional years' experience). Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the field of affordable housing and the application of advanced principles, techniques and theory. Skills & Abilities: Ability to interpret processes and use complex workplace data and graphics with abundant information and/or create presentations using detailed forms, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps, etc. Ability to practice comprehensive research of organizational policies and procedures, best practices, and innovative techniques. Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 23, 2017
Job Summary Have recreation program software experience? Have recreation programming experience? If so, the City of Asheville's Parks and Recreation Department is excited to hire a full-time, Recreation Software and Programming Specialist to join our dynamic team! This position will work with recreation programming software through improving the online registration experience, provide and organize staff training, reporting, and assist in carrying out department goals and objectives. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with direct recreation programming and will be responsible for carrying out existing programs and collaborating with staff to create new programming options for all ages and abilities. This position will provide regular updates and reports to the Department's Management Team. The ideal candidate will have 2 years of previous experience working with Rec Trac or other recreation specific software, experience providing staff training, 2 years of direct recreation programming including budgeting and evaluation, and strong analytical skills. Previous experience with systems communications and coding as well. The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to improving the quality of recreation program opportunities through our 11 recreation facilities, 54 parks, and 5 miles of green ways. Come be part of something great! Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Essential Duties & Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain and maximize specialized recreation software capabilities, recommend development of policies and procedures related to the system and work process, set-up user profiles and ensure access requirements. Establish and manage contracts with service vendor; and monitor and maintain user license database. Assist and support staff for revenue deposit and Accounting functions and liaison with IT Staff to ensure proper communication between Munis and the Recreation software system. Ensure accuracy of programs being entered and recorded in software and coordinate system testing and upgrades with appropriate stakeholders across the City. Develop a training guide and train new users on system features for households, establishing programs based on department and City-wide equity goals. Improve system effectiveness and ensure customer service for internal and external interactions with the software. Develop recreation programs to meet department programming equity and strategic goals; track participant registration, set program goals and determine program budget. Promote program via marketing and social media; and evaluate program and identify measurable outcomes. Required Education and Experience Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and 3+ years' experience in recreation software programming and database management experience. Associates degree and 5+ years' experience in recreation software programming and database management experience. High School Diploma or equivalent and 8+ years' experience in recreation software programming and database management experience. Certifications or Licenses: None required. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices and routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills and Abilities: Ability to read, summarize and/or compare general workplace data and graphics, such as flow charts, maps and tables. Ability to research existing internal policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 14, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to currently recruit for two (2) full-time/non-exempt Laborer I positions within the Department of Public Works in the Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to perform as a skilled or unskilled laborer on a rear packer collecting trash, brush and other items. Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours per week/Non-Exempt) City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits: Relocation Assistance (Negotiable) Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Picks up municipal solid waste, brush and various other items. Loads and unloads material on and off of trucks. Maintains activity logs. Provides event support setting up tables, chairs and/or tents. Provides weather related maintenance. Performs assigned duties as needed for snow removal operations, and sidewalk cleaning. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines; level of knowledge is equivalent to less than high school or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing & Certifications: Blood Borne Pathogen Training (or able to obtain through the City of Asheville after hire). Valid driver's license Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct basic research of existing, internal policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. Ability to lift heavy loads repeatedly.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 08, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for several full-time, non-exempt Water Maintenance Worker positions with the Water Department. The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of responsible unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled work in maintenance and construction of water lines and fixtures, and asphalt and concrete repairs for the City's Water Resources Department. Non-Exempt, Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week Position Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Total # of Positions: 5 Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares and transports materials and equipment to job site in and removes debris unsuitable for backfill from site using dump trucks, front-end loaders, and related equipment. Performs maintenance and repair of tools and equipment. Participates in a work crew in digging and backfilling trenches, installing or removing water pipes and fixtures, and installing traffic safety devices. Operates motorized equipment within knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification in the installation and repair of water mains, water lines, pumps, valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures. Flags traffic as required when job site is in a major road or dangerous road/curve. Works on a crew installing or removing of water taps and mains, water valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures; assists in repairing and replacing such fixtures; places pipes and fittings into excavated ditches; works on a crew that bores under roads to install pipes; installs meter boxes valve vaults or manholes. Must display initiative and ability to perform hard manual labor in all weather conditions, ability to lift up to 100 lbs,and use a shovel for extended periods of time. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency required with some experience involving interaction with the general public. Licensing and Certifications: Must have a current NC Driver's License. Must obtain Class A CDL NC Driver License within 6 months. Must obtain Class D Water Distribution Certification within 2 years of hire date. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. Ability to become knowledgeable of parts and tools required to perform maintenance and repairs on the water main system. Ability to follow safety guidelines, policies and procedures that are mandated by OSHA and the City of Asheville.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 08, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is seeking a temp/seasonal Laborer to join the Public Works Sanitation team. The purpose of this position is to perform as a laborer on the sanitation crew collecting trash and brush for the citizen's of the City of Asheville. Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Monday -Thursday 7 am-5:30 pm This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Performs brush collection as primary function of the Laborer in Sanitation position. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels, greasing joints, etc.; fuels equipment. Performs events set-up and break-down functions. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Utilizes hand tools to cut brush, trees and grass along roadsides. Picks up debris and refuse at roadsides. Loads and unloads materials on and off of trucks. Directs traffic at construction and/or maintenance sites. Positions signs, marking cones, flags, etc., to identify work areas. Provides weather related maintenance. Supplemental Functions: In the Sanitation Division, operates compactors, as needed. May complete logs and/or forms. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines; level of knowledge is equivalent a high school diploma or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Valid NC Driver's License is required. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required. Able to repetitively lift heavy loads. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Working knowledge of the functions and activities of assigned maintenance and/or construction crews. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions involved in public works maintenance and construction activities. Some knowledge of the standard methods, materials and equipment employed in basic construction and maintenance operations, including grounds maintenance work. Skills: Ability to use and care for a variety of hand tools. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to learn and follow routine procedures. Ability to perform strenuous work under varying weather conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 30, 2017
Job Summary Continue your career with the City of Asheville Purchasing Division! The Contract Administrator is responsible for providing guidance for the City's bidding and contracting processes. The successful candidate will have 3 (three) to 5 (five) years of experience in local government construction and/or construction contracting. This position provides problem solving, direction and consulting on contracting for construction & repair services, professional services, and general services. The Contract Administrator ensures compliance with local policies and NC General Statutes, as well as best business practices related to governmental bidding and contracting. This position requires independent judgment, discretion and initiative in prioritizing and completing projects, working with all levels of City staff, and handling difficult public contact situations with tact and based on thorough knowledge of City policies and NC General Statutes. Work is performed under the direction of the Purchasing Manager. Full-Time 37.5 Hours Per Week; 8:30am - 5:00pm Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Essential Duties & Responsibilities Ensures compliance with City-wide contracting policies and provides oversight to all activities related to construction bidding and Requests for Qualifications for professional services. Develops an understanding of project background through research of legal issues to determine appropriate level of engagement by Legal staff. Serves as facilitator for Request for Proposal selection committees. Oversees documents for solicitation for Invitation to Bid for Construction, Request for Qualifications (RFQ or SBQ), Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Information (RFI). Manages contracts by reviewing submissions, approving contracts that meet standards, collaborating with departments to make adjustments when needed and posting to the general ledger. Reviews requests to advertise and coordinates issuance of addenda. Posts bid advertisements and maintains the purchasing and contracting intranet page. Posts Invitations to Bid on the City's website Creates training materials and develops training programs for City staff who are responsible for bidding and contracting. Revises, as appropriate, all contracting templates, policies and procedures. Makes recommendations for enhancements. Collaborates with project managers, as well as Legal and Finance staff in order to continuously improve the contracting process. Develops policy and procedure recommendations for continuous improvement of bidding and contracting processes. Attends training and conducts independent research to stay informed on legislative issues pertaining to local government contracting. Keeps City staff updated on any statutory changes resulting from new legislation. Maintains integrity of financial system data through review and clean-up, which includes fiscal year end review, clean-up, and roll forward of the Contracts module of the financial system. Serves as functional lead for Contracts module of the City's financial system, which includes testing, training, implementing new features. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Conducts the affairs of the Purchasing Division in the absence of the Purchasing Manager. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in business, technical writing, engineering or related field, plus 3 to 5 years of NC local government bidding and contracting experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform the essential position functions. Construction experience or construction/design contracting experience is required. The successful candidate should have either the Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO) designation or the ability to earn this level certification within 3 years, and/or Certification as a Public Engineer (PE). The successful candidate is required to complete the UNC School of Government's class, "Contracting for Construction and Design" within their first twelve months of employment. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Thorough knowledge of NC local government bidding and contracting. Considerable knowledge of NC General Statutes, NCDOT contracting requirements, AIA / EJCDC documents, and federal grant guidelines. Ability to obtain considerable knowledge of all City policies regarding purchasing and contracting. General knowledge of statistical analysis and complex report writing. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to read, interpret, and comprehend technical information, analyze applicable guidelines, and make necessary decisions. Ability to research, summarize, compute and evaluate program documents and narrative materials, and to compile reports from information gathered Ability to make routine administrative decisions independently in accordance with laws, regulations, and City policies and procedures, and to solve problems and answer questions Ability to manage complex work situations and effectively problem solve with flexibility. Ability to prepare and maintain detailed records and files. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedure, and to resolve problems and questions with flexibility. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Ability to prepare and facilitate training materials and courses. Skill in the use of modern office management applications, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access database management. Skill in time management, organizing work flow and managing/coordinating activities
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 24, 2017
Job Summary This position will be open until filled, with an initial application review beginning two weeks after the position opens. The City of Asheville Public Works Department is currently hiring a full-time, non-exempt Stormwater Project Manager position within the Stormwater Division. This position focuses on professional and technical work in managing the design and construction of stormwater improvement projects. This individual will provide engineering and construction management and support throughout the development, design, public engagement, permitting, and construction phases of projects. Coordination is exercised with other professional, technical, construction and clerical personnel. Tact and courtesy are required in frequent contact with property owners, City staff, contractors, vendors, consultants and the general public. Extensive judgment is required in making decisions with a high degree of accountability. Work is performed with considerable initiative and independence under the general direction of the Project Development Manager. City of Asheville Benefits: The City of Asheville offers a comprehensive benefit package and other programs, resources, policies and practices that integrate work/life strategies. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. The City of Asheville provides eligible employees with access to a variety of benefit plans that promote health and wellness, in addition to helping you build financial resources for retirement. We offer the benefit plans you would expect from a leading employer--such as health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement and a variety of other voluntary programs that can be valuable for your specific needs. Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of several plans) with pharmacy card included Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available during work hours (no co-pay needed) Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457 - voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days vacation per year increasing with service to 20 days 12 days sick leave per year increasing with service to 15 days 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance (choice of several plans) Long Term Disability Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts College Savings Program (voluntary) Long-Term Care Insurance (voluntary) Cancer Insurance Plan (voluntary) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Job Responsibilities & Duties: Manages, coordinates and monitors projects in order to ensure proper construction by performing tasks such as reviewing project designs; preparing specifications; formulating bid packages; coordinating the bidding process; participating in bid openings; scheduling and conducting pre-construction conferences; establishing project start dates; completing progress reports; negotiating costs of initial contracts and change orders; processing invoices and pay applications; construction inspection activities; closing out projects; and other activities as necessary to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget. Conducts preliminary engineering assessments, performs engineering calculations, and coordinates with stakeholders to determine project scope, goals, and objectives. Prepares, maintains and updates project files and records in order to document significant activities by preparing daily and monthly progress reports of on-going project activities such as site observations, contractor requests and responses/recommendations, and documentation of meetings and telephone calls as needed. Prepares and/or maintains project schedules, cost estimates, budget and cost control, contract compliance, and progress reporting for projects. Updates project status as part of progress reports. Assists in the collection, coordination and preparation of a variety of surveys, field data and legal documents to include right-of-way acquisitions, agreements, easements and bids, and administers the acquisition process. Oversees, coordinates, and/or reviews work of consultants, contractors and/or subcontractors; approves and oversees payment. Monitors progress of projects at construction sites and resolves conflicts with contractor performance. Coordinates with other agencies and project partners to provide information on various projects, obtain permits, and coordinates and schedules work. Coordinates closely with various regulatory agencies including, FEMA, USACE, NCDEQ, NCFPM, etc. Attends meetings in order to receive information and coordinate activities concerning on-going projects. Responds to customer and citizen questions regarding the status of projects in the design and construction process. Assists in the preparation of the Stormwater Capital Improvement Program for the division. Suggests and implements improvements to the contracts process. Makes both written and oral reports to the Public Works Management Team regarding various projects. Uses various software tools to aid in the design and evaluation of various civil infrastructure projects regarding stormwater improvements. • Performs benchmarking of the development contracting and bidding process. • Develops standardize methods for measuring turn-around time for the contracting, bidding and design process. Refers to manual, texts, drawings, documents, etc. with special emphasis on adhering to both City of Asheville and NCDOT Specifications and Standards. Interprets, applies, and enforces the provisions of the City's ordinances, standards, policies, and procedures and other applicable federal, state, and local codes, regulations, etc. Stays abreast of industry standards and federal, state, and local regulations. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Additional Job Functions: Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree and 3 to 5 years of experience in professional civil engineering or construction management work required. Experience in stormwater management and design or direct and related experience to the posted position preferred. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina required 90 days after hire. Professional Engineering License in North Carolina preferred. Applicants with equivalent years of similar experience in technical/design work, or construction management may be considered. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering and project management. Thorough knowledge of the applicable Federal and State laws and local ordinances regarding stormwater, floodplain development, and environmental impacts. Thorough knowledge of the contract, bidding process, and construction process and procedures. Thorough knowledge of the City of Asheville Standard Specifications and Details Manual. Considerable knowledge of engineering practices as they relate to the design of domestic water, stormwater, erosion control, grading, sidewalks, driveways, floodway and streets. Knowledge of construction practices and standards. Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance, and budgeting. Considerable understanding of the functions and operations of various City departments. Considerable knowledge of applicable State laws regarding OSHA safe work practice. Abilities: Ability to use Munis, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Google Docs and Visio or comparable software. Ability to utilize computer-automated programs. Ability to analyze and develop capital budget estimates; analyze and track capital project expenditures; analyze and interpret capital project contracts. Ability to conduct detailed research and compile data into a technical report or presentation with findings. Ability to work independently and follow-through to meet on-going necessary deadlines. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with resolving the problem or provide a solution. Ability to plan and coordinate the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, contractors and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form to various audiences. Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Ability to use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgement within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 24, 2017
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform as a skilled or unskilled laborer on a construction crew, maintenance crew or custodial crew. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates power an assortment of tools used in construction and/or maintenance activities. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment and fuels vehicles. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs and assists in repair work. Operates equipment to dispense and spread asphalt to patch potholes. Operates tampers, rollers and pavers in maintenance and construction of streets. Prepares road and ditch surfaces for repair; shovels and tamps tar and asphalt to patch and repair streets. Locates, unearths, repairs, rebuilds or replaces water mains and meters, valves, and valve boxes. Opens and flushes hydrants. Participates in building curbs, gutters, catch basins and manholes; pours and forms concrete. Assists in laying pipe by operating power saws and cleaning pipe of debris and excess dirt. Operates lawn mowers and string trimmers to cut and trim lawns and other grassed areas; pulls weeds from flower beds and other landscaped areas; and, sprays herbicides and pesticides. Mows and drags athletic fields and applies lime to mark boundaries. Provides routine custodial services. Assembles and erects playground equipment. Maintains soccer field and City pool. Positions signs, marking cones and flags to identify work areas. Operates and/or trains use of heavy motorized equipment, including bulldozers, compactors, front end loaders, graders, motorized pans, farm tractors, track backhoes and packers. Picks up debris and refuse. Loads and unloads material on and off of trucks. Maintains activity logs. Provides event support setting up tables, chairs and/or tents. Provides weather related maintenance. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines; level of knowledge is equivalent to less than high school or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Valid Driver's License Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions • Skilled in providing excellent customer service. • Attention to detail while performing daily custodial duties such as picking up refuse and cleaning restrooms. • Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly while providing event support including setting up tables, chairs, tents and electrical boxes. • Capable of working outside in all types of weather for prolonged periods of time and in unpleasant conditions. • Basic knowledge of record keeping and daily activity logs. • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. • Suited to working independently and with limited supervision. • Knowledgeable in the use of basic hand tools and small power tools.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 21, 2017
Job Summary Begin your career in public service with the City of Asheville's Public Works Department! The City of Asheville is seeking TWO (2) full-time Equipment Operators to join the Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to obtain their CDL license on the job and paid for by the City of Asheville. This position offers a variety of on the job training experiences and professional development opportunities. The Public Works Department is supportive of employee development and advancement. We continually hire for these positions as our employees grow and advance within the division, department and across the organization. Work Schedule: Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Monday -Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM This position is open until filled. Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)! On the job training; CDL licensure paid for by the COA Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the sanitation industry to include automated side loader refuse, rear packer trash collection truck, knuclebooms and other various equipment as needed, etc. Drives trucks along specified routes to collect and transport refuse and debris; drives trucks as needed in various capacities as needed in the Public Works Department Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor when needed for the Sanitation Division and Public Works Department. Additional Job Functions: Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs all positional work functions in the Sanitation Division as needed. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with some relevant experience with operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Class B CDL License by State of North Carolina or ability to obtain license within three months of hire date. Prefer experience driving a rear packer or solid waste collection trucks. Ability to lift heavy loads. Ability to learn routes and navigate in the City of Asheville. Must successfully complete a physical per the Federal Motor Carrier Administration Medical Exam for Fitness Determination which includes a hearing test. A position requiring a CDL license also requires a separate urine drug screen through the National Transportation Association in addition to the new employee drug screen. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of motorized equipment with an emphasis on Sanitation Division equipment. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards related to the job, and the proper safety precautions and equipment used in the safe performance of job duties. Working knowledge, in some job assignments, of the practices and procedures involved in tree maintenance and removal, and pest management. Skills: Ability to use of multiple types of motorized heavy equipment. Ability to use a variety of power and hand tools as needed. Ability to make minor repairs and operating adjustments to assigned equipment with an emphasis on Sanitation Division equipment. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to instruct less-experienced personnel in operation of heavy motorized equipment with an emphasis on Sanitation Division equipment. Ability to work effectively under arduous or unpleasant working conditions Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 12, 2017
Job Summary Build your career with The City of Asheville! The Public Works Department is currently looking to hire a full-time Equipment Operator in the Stormwater Services Division. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to obtain their CDL license on the job and paid for by the City of Asheville. This position offers a variety of on the job training experiences and professional development opportunities. The Public Works Department is supportive of employee development and advancement. We continually hire for these positions as our employees grow and advance within the division, department and across the organization. Work Schedule: 40 HRS - Per Week/FT: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)! On the job training; CDL licensure paid for by the COA Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the construction and maintenance of City grounds, facilities and infrastructure, including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, front end loaders, compactors, bulldozers, tampers, rollers, etc. Transports equipment from location to location. Performs rough and fine grading, hole filling, demolitions and loading dirt and debris using skid steer with backhoe. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs. Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects. Performs related work as required. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, and ONE (1) year of experience operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. ONE (1) year construction experience preferred. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License, or the ability to get a CDL in the state of North Carolina. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 09, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire motivated individuals to serve the citizens of Asheville as a Police Officer. Under supervision of a Police Sergeant Police, Officers provide public safety and maintain order, enforce the laws of North Carolina, uphold the United States Constitution and support National security. Officers are subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. The City of Asheville is a culturally diverse community and the Asheville Police Department welcomes all applicants. To Be Considered As An Applicant For This Position, You MUST HAVE: Certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission; OR Completion of NC BLET program. NC BLET completion must be valid to be eligible to achieve certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission after successful completion of the hiring process. No other State certifications will be considered. If you are not NC State Certified, you must apply to the Police Officer Trainee position to be considered. Only NC State certified Police Officers will be considered for this recruitment process. Must successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam to include a hearing and vision test and other requirements set by the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. These physicals require a scheduled appointment. The City's Physician or Physician Assistant must provide final clearance. The exams are at the City's expense after a conditional offer is made, but before a final offer of employment. The Hiring Process for the Police Officer - NC State Certified: Initial Review One-on-One Interview Panel Interview Conditional Offer Drug Screening Health Assessment Background Investigation Polygraph Psychological Evaluation Executive Staff Review Final Offer Visit the Police Department website for more information on the hiring and selection process: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Police/RecruitmentCareers.aspx Work Schedule for Police Officers: 12 hour shifts either 6am-6pm, 7am-7pm or 6pm-6am, 7pm-7am. New hires will be subject to working the shift(s) that are currently available at the time of hire. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Patrol designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; protect real and personal property by providing security checks of residential, business, and public premises; maintain awareness of and remains alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress, takes appropriate enforcement action through warnings or citations. Respond to calls for service for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complains, and related incidents, investigate complaints and takes appropriate action. Conduct investigations at scenes to which summoned or incidents observed; determine what, if any, crime has been committed; identify, collect, preserve, process, and store evidence; locate and interview victims and witnesses and interrogate suspects. Prepare and serve search warrants and arrest warrants; apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes; control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations. Investigate traffic collisions, providing first aid for injured, taking safeguards to prevent further accidents, interviews principals and witnesses, taking written statements from drivers, witnesses; examines vehicles and roadways; observing traffic control devices, and obstructions to view; takes necessary street measurements; clears the scene of obstruction and wreckage. Direct traffic and crowd control at special events, motor vehicle collisions, and other emergency situations. Attend various community functions to identify crime related issues and/or quality of life issues and works with the community to solve those issues. Escort prisoners to the Detention Facility, ensuring prisoners are properly guarded during transport. Interact with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of the situation. Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public; answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the department. Conduct Crime Prevention Activities to reduce and deter criminal activity. Testify in court and at hearings, prepare and present case evidence; respond to mandatory court calls during irregular hours. Initiate and complete reports, legal documents, and other required paperwork; prepare investigative reports and case information/files. Required Education and Experience Requirements: MUST HAVE: Certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission; OR Completion of NC BLET program. NC BLET completion must be valid to be eligible to achieve certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission after successful completion of the hiring process. Educational requirement is minimum high school diploma and/or GED equivalency. Bilingual language skills preferred but not required. Additional Major Requirements: At least 20 years of age at time of application. Must be in good physical condition with no obvious condition which will impair the performance of duty. Must pass a physical examination, and physical fitness assessment. Must meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements. Must be a United States citizen. No felony convictions. No serious misdemeanor convictions in the past five years. Valid NC driver's license required; no suspensions of driving privileges in the past three years. Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation. Must satisfactorily pass a polygraph examination. Must satisfactorily pass a psychological evaluation. Must satisfactorily pass a screening test for drugs. Automatic Disqualifications: Criminal History : Any conviction of a felony; a crime for which the punishment could have been more than two years; conviction of a crime or unlawful act defined as Class B Misdemeanors within the preceding ten (10) years; conviction of two (2) or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as Class A Misdemeanors within the preceding five (5) years; a DUI or DWI conviction in the last ten (10) years. For a list of Class B Misdemeanors visit: http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Standards/CJ-Standards/Documents/Class-B-Misdemeanor-Manual-2005.aspx Drugs: Any involvement in the sale of illegal drugs; use of any illegal drug within the past two (2) years. Other : Dishonorable discharge from any military service. Less than honorable discharges will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Untruthfulness or the intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position; deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete statements; cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position. Tattoos and Body Modification : Tattoos, branding, or intentional scars will be covered by all employees when representing the department. Exceptions may be made for female employees with permanent makeup (e.g., eyeliner, lip liner) that is conservative and natural looking. However, tattoos, branding, or intentional scarring are not permitted on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or hands. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Adaptability. Critical thinking. Conflict resolution. Good Communication (both verbally and in writing). Capacity for empathy and compassion. Capacity for engaging in teamwork and ability to collaborate. Ability to use good judgment, reason and problem solve. Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility. Ability to be resourceful and show initiative. Ability to perform physical functions of position, including physically restraining people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally. Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required.