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
Jan 19, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time Senior Equipment Operator position within our Public Works, Stormwater Division. The ideal candidate will have experience operating a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the construction and maintenance of City grounds, facilities and infrastructure. They will also have a certified Class 'A' Commercial Driver's License in North Carolina. Come join an excellent team! Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m .  (4 day work week) Additional Department Benefits: Free Uniforms and Steel-Toed Shoes Comprehensive Benefits Package 4 Day Work Week   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. Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with at least one (1) year's experience operating motorized equipment. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Class 'A' 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 & Abilities: 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
Jan 17, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are looking for a full-time, exempt Information Security Coordinator to be the foundation of the City's information and technology security program. The person in this role will work across all parts of the City organization as the consultant and point of coordination on matters related to the security of our technology, incident response, and security awareness for colleagues and city residents. This opportunity offers the chance to gain firsthand experience in securing public cloud services, securing SaaS systems and related vendor management on security topics. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (37.5 hours per week) This position is open until filled, with applications being reviewed weekly.    Essential Duties & Responsibilities Network and System Security - You will work closely with the other parts of the technology team to help them make informed, secure decisions on how they architect and implement the city's infrastructure. Application Security - Similarly, you will be a trusted advisor to the development teams on how to bring security into the development and operations lifecycles. Cloud Security - The City is moving more and more of our services to the Public Cloud. Security in this environment has an excellent opportunity but will need you to help guide the direction in the most secure way. Incident Response - There may be a time when something happens and needs to be addressed. You will develop the plan, be the point of coordination for the incident, and the voice of the incident to City leadership. Security Awareness - You will be the champion for security awareness and education. Using technology and passion, you will help people know how to operate their devices and use online services securely. Business Continuity - Information security is not just about protecting things, it's also about making sure the systems remain up and running, and when something happens, they can be recovered quickly and accurately. You will be an advisor across all teams to develop and purchase services with this in mind. You will also be the point of coordination and documentation for overall business continuity plans. Investigations - At times, you will be asked to lead or participate in investigations that may require research, discovery, documentation of findings, and collaboration with law enforcement. Education & Experience Education/Experience: Meet, at a minimum, one of the following combinations of criteria: a) 2-5 years operational experience as network and/or application security analyst equivalent role; b) 3-5 years operational experience as network analyst with 1-year explicit experience with network security in that role; c) 3-5 years operational experience as an application developer with 1-year explicit experience with application security in that role; d) 5+ years in other technology areas with significant exposure to security topics that align with the duties and responsibilities listed above. Preferred Qualifications: Strong communicator, with the ability to effectively speak to different groups of people including colleagues, elected officials, law enforcement, city residents/citizens. Good project management skills, strong organization capabilities and ability to encourage continued forward progress of colleagues in other groups. A passion for protecting information, educating others, working collaboratively with others, and learning new things. Public speaking experience (and enjoyment in doing so) Security architecture experience, especially public cloud security architecture.  
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 16, 2019
Summary About Us: The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About our Opportunity:  We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time Labor Crew Supervisor to join the Public Works Department, Stormwater Division.  The purpose of this position is to perform supervisory and skilled work directing and participating in various maintenance and/or construction activities of multiple or large work crews. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a crew while conducting construction projects on roadways, sidewalks and ditches. Experience in paving and drainage construction will also be performed in this position. You must also have a valid NC CDL license or the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of hire to be considered for this position.  Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours per week/4 day work week)   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Directs, supervises and participates with assigned labor crews in performance of a variety of maintenance and/or construction work. Inspects work to ensure completion in accordance with established specifications, standards and deadlines. Administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, granting leave, appraising and disciplining, etc. Submits records and reports as required by City management. Monitors and tracks subordinate work time, including overtime; prepares overtime requests as required. Works overtime in order to complete an ongoing project or in case of emergency. Assigns crew members to various work tasks; trains work crew members, as necessary. Monitors materials used on work sites, including costs, quantity and surcharges. Operates and trains crew to operate various heavy and light equipment, hand tools and other necessary equipment. Monitors project and task completion. Ensures proper allocation of equipment, tools, supplies and materials to complete assigned work; oversees and participates in operation and minor maintenance/ repair of tools and equipment. Prepares and maintains records of daily work crew activities; meets with work crew to advise of project requirements and status. Confers with City residents to receive and respond to work requests, inquiries, complaints and scheduling of a facility. Advises subordinates and/or superiors of residents' concerns. Prepares routine records, schedules, estimates and expenditure reports utilizing computer-based programs and project management packages. Confers with representatives of private maintenance and/or construction crews. Advises superiors and/or subordinates of activities and/or concerns of private utility and construction crews. Acts as a working supervisor assisting crews with various tasks and assignments. Monitors work zone safety and provides safety information and training. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Education & Experience Required Education & Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of related experience, including supervisory experience is required.  Construction experience including paving, roadways, sidewalks, ditches and drainage is required.  Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of hire. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills & Abilities: 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
Jan 16, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time, seasonal Support Staff - Athletics to join the Parks and Recreation Department summer staff.  This position will assist and oversee athletic program operations at recreation facilities which include ball fields, gymnasiums, parks and other City-owned facilities.  Work Schedule: Generally 20 hours per week. This position is classified as a temporary/seasonal position working part-time hours. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system Essential Duties & Responsibilities Keeps scorebook for athletic programs and runs a scoreboard. Manages equipment. Provides excellent customer service and communication to patrons. Ensures safety rules and procedures are followed. Provides program set-up and tear-down as scheduled. Supervises rental of facilities. Maintains cleanliness and organization at their workplace. Performs routine park maintenance, such as cleaning out base hubs out and raking field if necessary. Performs incidental janitorial work such as picking up trash, bathroom cleaning, and emptying trash receptacles. Performs related work as required. Keeps accurate scores of ball games and report statistics (basketball, flag football, volleyball, softball and other sports as offered by the City). Maintains ball fields, gym space and other areas of play to ensure safety of participants. Communicates clearly both in writing and verbally with the public and co-workers. Education & Experience Education: At least 1 year of experience with athletics which may include participating on teams as a player, captain, manager or coach and the ability to learn to keep score/statistics for various sports and recreation programs. Licensing:  Possess a valid NC Drivers license or an out-of-state driver's license with the ability to obtain the same (preferred). CPR/First Aid Certified or ability to obtain certification within the first 3 months of employment. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Knowledge of principles and organization of various sports and leagues including how to provide positive customer and personal services to players, coaches, volunteers, and families. Some knowledge of various City park locations and general functions. Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to multi-task in order to adequately keep score, maintain a sports scoreboard and clearly communicate with sports officials and patrons. Ability to understand and communicate rules of various sports as outlined in rule and regulation guide books. Ability to lift at least 10 lbs., stand and walk for long periods of time. Ability to see and hear adequately and to notice unusual conditions. Ability to acquire knowledge of the rules and regulations related to departmental and/or divisional policies and procedures within a reasonable training period. Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with City employees and the general public.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time, seasonal Assistant Pool Managers to join the Parks and Recreation Department Summer Pool Staff. We are currently looking to hire TWO (2) Assistant Pool Managers. The Assistant Pool Manager is responsible for the overall management and supervision of pool operations, staff and activities. Work includes maintenance of the pools, equipment and facilities; planning pool activities; training and supervising staff; administering pool operations; enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of facilities, equipment and patrons. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and regulations under general supervision of a Recreation Center Director III and is evaluated through conferences in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities as well as public approval. Responsible for overall safety at the pool, as well as, managing staff, schedules, facility, and pool maintenance. Prepare pool for opening and closing season. Ensure competency of all lifeguards and staff in performing water and rescue and monitoring all safety in and around pool area. Working knowledge of pool filters. Hours Varies - some days, evenings, weekends 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. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on January 28, 2019.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assists manager with staff, schedules, facility & pool maintenance. Maintains pool equipment and facilities; vacuums and cleans pools, backwashes filter, tests and adjusts water chlorination, checks pool filtration and plumbing equipment, and makes minor repairs or calls for service. Plans and organizes pool activities including swimming lessons, swim teams, scuba classes, etc. Assists in the development of in-service training programs for staff. Establishes or assists in establishing emergency procedures. Assists in developing pool rules and regulations. Maintains records and prepares reports. Resolves employee and patron disciplinary problems. Hires, instructs and supervises lifeguards; evaluates performance. Supervises cashier and collection activities. Registers swimmers for classes. Maintains material and chemical supply records. Maintains time and attendance reports; prepares routine payroll records for pool personnel. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Minimum Qualifications: Lifeguard certifications from American Red Cross . Certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Must be 21 years of age. High school degree or GED. 1 or more years of experience in pool management/operations. Supervisory experience.   Working knowledge of swimming pool filters, plumbing and mechanical operations. Preferred Qualifications: Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and Life Guard Instructor (LGI) Certifications. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Thorough knowledge of community swimming pool operations including safety practices and procedures, pool maintenance, lifeguarding functions and general facility maintenance. Thorough knowledge of first-aid practices related to water sports and activities. Thorough knowledge of the City, departmental and divisional rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of recreation. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. Ability to train subordinates in proper lifeguarding techniques and methods. Ability to enforce safety rules and regulations, and maintain discipline. Ability to supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare and maintain records. Ability to perform water rescue functions. Ability to perform some minor maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and activity participants.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity The City of Asheville is currently looking to hire a full-time, seasonal Cashier to join the Parks and Recreation summer pool staff. A cashier is primarily responsible for assisting customers and collecting various fees and revenues using established guidelines and procedures. Work also involves selling concession items, maintaining records of inventory and cash received, and answering the telephone and taking messages. Work is performed according to standard procedures and under the supervision of the Pool Manager who will evaluate the employee through observation, accuracy of money taken and disbursed, and review of work completed. Hours: Varies - some days, evenings, and weekends 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. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on January 28th.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Collects fees for pool admittance including group sales and daily admissions; issues admittance tickets; admits patrons to pool. Sells concession items, collecting the appropriate amount of money and returning the appropriate amount of change. Prepares and maintains appropriate and accurate records of all money transactions. Prepares and maintains appropriate and accurate records of all inventory. Reconciles cash drawers with receipts; completes accurate daily cash reports and deposit slips. Receives telephone calls, takes messages as necessary, and assists patrons with questions and requests for service. Assists with the enforcement of pool regulations on an as-needed basis. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Graduation from high school supplemented with some customer service experience. Computer Skills Preferred. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Working knowledge of the operation of a cash register. Ability to accurately count money and make change. Ability to balance income with invoices, receipts or other statements. Ability to exercise attention to detail in performing assigned tasks. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports. Ability to compute figures rapidly and accurately. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public in explaining policies and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time, seasonal Head Lifeguards to join the Parks and Recreation Department summer staff. An employee in this class is responsible for performing duties related to ensuring the safety and well-being of pool patrons, and aiding troubled swimmers in emergency situations.  Work includes performing life-saving services to swimmers in need; assisting with the maintenance of pools, equipment and facilities; assisting with conducting swimming programs; and enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of facilities, equipment and patrons.  Work is performed in accordance with established policies and regulations under general supervision of the Pool Manager and is evaluated through conferences in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities as well as public approval. Hours Varies - some days, evenings, and weekends 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. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on January 28th.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Ensures that lifeguards are fully competent in performing water rescue procedures Ensures patron safety at all times, observing the actions of all swimmers; enforcing water safety and pool rules; and aiding troubled swimmers with life-saving services using established techniques and procedures. Assists with maintenance and inventory of pool equipment and facilities; vacuums and cleans pools, backwashes filter, tests and adjusts water chlorination, checks pool filtration and plumbing equipment, and makes minor repairs or calls for service. Maintains discipline in pool and surrounding areas; assists in resolving patron disciplinary issues; documents patron disciplinary issues; submits prepared documentation to the Pool Manager. Conducts swimming classes for patrons. Participates in training programs to improve and/or maintain lifesaving skills. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Minimum Requirements: At least 16 years of age Certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard Certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid High School degree 1+ years of experience as a lifeguard Preferred Requirements: Water Safety Instructor certification Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Thorough knowledge of first-aid practices related to water sports and activities. Thorough knowledge of proper life guarding techniques and methods. General knowledge of community swimming pool operations including safety practices and procedures, and pool maintenance. General knowledge of the City, departmental and divisional rules, regulations, policies and procedures. General knowledge of the principles and techniques of recreation. Considerable skill at and strength in swimming. Ability to enforce safety rules and regulations, maintain discipline, and to remain calm in stressful situations. Ability to maintain good physical condition. Ability to prepare and maintain records. Ability to perform water rescue functions. Ability to perform some minor maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and activity participants.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time, seasonal Lifeguards to join the Parks and Recreation Department summer staff. A Lifeguard is responsible for performing duties related to ensuring the safety and well-being of pool patrons, and aiding troubled swimmers in emergency situations.  Work includes performing life-saving services to swimmers in need; assisting with the maintenance of pools, equipment and facilities; assisting with conducting swimming programs; and enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of facilities, equipment and patrons.  Work is performed in accordance with established policies and regulations under general supervision of the Pool Manager and is evaluated through conferences in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities as well as public approval. Hours Varies - some days, evenings, weekends 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. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on January 28th.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Ensures patron safety at all times, observing the actions of all swimmers; enforcing water safety and pool rules; and aiding troubled swimmers with life-saving services using established techniques and procedures. Assists with maintaining pool equipment and facilities; vacuums and cleans pools, backwashes filter, tests and adjusts water chlorination, checks pool filtration and plumbing equipment, and makes minor repairs or calls for service. Maintains discipline in pool and surrounding areas; assists in resolving patron disciplinary issues; documents patron disciplinary issues; submits prepared documentation to the Pool Manager and/or Head Lifeguard. Conducts swimming classes for patrons. Participates in training programs to improve and/or maintain lifesaving skills. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Minimum Requirements: At least 16 years of age Certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard Certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid Preferred Requirements: High School degree 1+ years of experience as a lifeguard Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Thorough knowledge of first-aid practices related to water sports and activities. Thorough knowledge of proper lifeguarding techniques and methods. General knowledge of community swimming pool operations including safety practices and procedures, and pool maintenance. General knowledge of the City, departmental and divisional rules, regulations, policies and procedures. General knowledge of the principles and techniques of recreation. Considerable skill at and strength in swimming. Ability to enforce safety rules and regulations, maintain discipline, and to remain calm in stressful situations. Ability to maintain good physical condition. Ability to prepare and maintain records. Ability to perform water rescue functions. Ability to perform some minor maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and activity participants.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time, seasonal Pool Managers to join the Parks and Recreation Department summer staff. A Pool Manager is responsible for the overall management and supervision of pool operations, staff and activities. Work includes maintenance of the pools, equipment and facilities; planning pool activities; training and supervising staff; administering pool operations; enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of facilities, equipment and patrons. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and regulations under general supervision of a Recreation Center Director III and is evaluated through conferences in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities as well as public approval. Hours Varies - some days, evenings, weekends 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. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on January 28th.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Responsible for overall safety at the pool, as well as managing staff, schedules, facility & pool maintenance. Prepares pool for opening and closing season. Ensures competency of all lifeguards and staff in performing water rescue and monitoring all safety in and around the pool area. Working knowledge of pool filters. Maintains pool equipment and facilities; vacuums and cleans pools, backwashes filter, tests and adjusts water chlorination, checks pool filtration and plumbing equipment, and makes minor repairs or calls for service. Plans and organizes pool activities including swimming lessons, swim teams, scuba classes, etc. Assists in the development of in-service training programs for staff. Establishes or assists in establishing emergency procedures. Assists in developing pool rules and regulations. Maintains records and prepares reports. Resolves employee and patron disciplinary problems. Hires, instructs and supervises lifeguards; evaluates performance. Supervises cashier and collection activities. Registers swimmers for classes. Maintains material and chemical supply records. Maintains time and attendance reports; prepares routine payroll records for pool personnel. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Minimum Qualifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard certification Certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid High school degree or GED Must be 21 or older 1 or more years of experience in pool management/operations Supervisory experience   Working knowledge of swimming pool filters, plumbing and mechanical operations Preferred Qualifications: Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and Life Guard Instructor (LSI) certifications   Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Thorough knowledge of community swimming pool operations including safety practices and procedures, pool maintenance, lifeguarding functions and general facility maintenance. Thorough knowledge of first-aid practices related to water sports and activities. Thorough knowledge of the City, departmental and divisional rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of recreation. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. Ability to train subordinates in proper lifeguarding techniques and methods. Ability to enforce safety rules and regulations, and maintain discipline. Ability to supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare and maintain records. Ability to perform water rescue functions. Ability to perform some minor maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and activity participants.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity The Therapeutic Recreation Program Intern will assist LRT/CTRS in the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of the day-to-day coordination and supervision of individuals with varying of levels of ability and health who are participating in the Therapeutic Recreation Program. The intern will work with individuals of various ages, skills, abilities, and interests.  The length of internship is 15 weeks, 40 hour/week (which may include weekend and nights), resulting in 600 hours spanning from May 4th to August 16th 2019.   Internship Compensation: A stipend of at least $2900 which will be split into monthly payments. This internship position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. This internship will remain posted until filled with applications reviewed as they are received.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day coordination and supervision of various activities and services in a community setting that will be administered by Asheville Parks & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Program staff. Areas of assignments may include: Adapted Sports, Senior Programs, Special Events, Social Clubs, Outings, Outreach Programs for Veterans, and Summer Day Camps just to name a few.  Education & Experience Required: CPR/First Aid Certification required by the start of camp. Valid drivers license required. Preferred: Currently enrolled in a four-year college or university in a Therapeutic Recreation, or Recreational Therapy program. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Ability to work in a variety of settings, including an office setting using standard office equipment Knowledge and ability to use standard office equipment Ability to lead group activities Ability to effectively communicate Knowledge and understanding of therapeutic recreation techniques Knowledge of a variety of disabilities Enjoys working with individuals with a variety of disabilities Motivated self-starter Ability to work independently at times.  General knowledge of the methods and practices of community recreation work including knowledge of the equipment and techniques, relevant rules and regulations of social, artistic, craft and/or athletic programs for children.  Ability to instruct common recreational activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants and the general public. Ability to enforce rules and regulations and maintain discipline. Ability to prepare and maintain records.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 12, 2019
Summary About us: The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.   About our opportunity: The Assistant City Manager performs work that involves highly responsible and complex professional administrative work while assisting the City Manager with the direction and coordination of the activities of assigned City department directors and performing a variety of general administrative tasks and special projects. As one of two Assistant City Managers for the City of Asheville, this position will be responsible for performing professional-level work overseeing and directing various aspects and phases of municipal operations, and assisting in the preparation, maintenance and administration of the budget. Employee must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with community partners, County staff and the general public. Work is performed under broadly outlined goals set by the City Council and is evaluated through conferences and analysis of program achievements by the City Manager's office.  This position is exempt and a part of the executive pay plan, 37.5 hours per week. The Assistant City Manager position is not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Law.  $123,466.46 to $197,546.35 pay range. Starting pay negotiable depending on qualifications.   This position will remain open until filled with an initial review of applications occurring on 2/11/2019. Essential Duties & Responsibilities   Assumes full management responsibility for assigned functions, services, and activities of the City including overseeing assigned departments; provides direction to assigned staff on implementing City Council policy and direction and ensures City Council and City goals are carried out by departments. Manages the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships for assigned areas of responsibility; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes. Participates in the preparation, coordination, and presentation of the City's annual budget, capital improvement budget, and internal fiscal control measures; participates in the development and presentation of financial forecasts and historical information including reviewing expenditures and revenues. Participates in the development of City goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; incorporates community input into goals and objectives for the City for the City Manager's and City Council's approval; develops new policies in consultation with the City Manager; confers with Department Directors and employees regarding significant policy and procedural changes. Oversees and directs a variety of special projects; facilitates project activities and resolves problems; develops and submits project reports to the City Manager. Coordinates and participates in providing responsible staff assistance to the City Manager, City Council, and other City boards and commissions as assigned; attends City Council meetings and other public meetings to assist or represent the City Manager. Provides leadership in organizational goals and initiatives related to cultural competence. Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in public administration or a related field, with a master's in business administration, public administration (MPA) or related field strongly preferred 6 to 10 years of progressively responsible, related experience in local government administration Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license or out-of-state driver's license with ability to obtain the same Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions About our ideal candidate: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of business, public administration and accounting as applied to municipal government. Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the field of municipal administration. Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a racially and culturally diverse workforce and provide leadership in organizational change. Considerable knowledge of ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional standards and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Ability to make administrative decisions independently and in accordance with established laws, regulations and City policies and procedures. Ability to analyze complex organizational and administrative problems and to formulate, develop and present recommendations for their solution. Ability to effectively express complex ideas verbally and in writing. Ability to make oral presentations before large groups of people. Ability to exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with department directors, city officials and other City staff, other governmental organizations, and the public.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 12, 2019
Summary About us: About us: The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About our opportunity:  Begin your career in public service with the City of Asheville's Public Works Department! The City of Asheville is currently looking to hire a full-time Equipment Operator within the Public Works Department 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: 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 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 robotic camera to perform services ranging from locating Stormwater lines on plat maps and geographical information systems software, inspecting pipes and documenting system conditions, performing preventative maintenance on Stormwater system, performing confined space entry operations on occasion, and performing standard operations on various types and sizes of pipelines. Operates a roving camera from inside a customized truck with computer joystick to photograph the inside of stormwater lines at designated intervals to visually inspect them for structural defects and blockages Drives truck to haul crew and equipment to worksite.  Services, adjusts, and makes repairs to camera, equipment, and attachments.  Cleans equipment using appropriate materials.  Provides routine preventive maintenance of equipment, which includes checking and filling fluid levels, and greasing as necessary.  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 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. Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency (preferred), 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. 1 year storm water construction experience preferred.   Licensing and Certifications: Must have a valid NC drivers license with the ability to obtain a NC class B CDL within 90 days. 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. Work Environment: Employee lifts/carries approximately 75 lbs frequently. Very heavy physical activity required, performing strenuous daily activities. Prolonged standing, over the head reaching and lifting, climbing, carrying weight for long distances, squatting, kneeling and crawling. Periodic shoveling requiring lifting from ground to waist to shoulder. Work exposes the employee to the usual hazards and working conditions associated with heavy equipment operation. Duties assigned to employees in this class may vary according to the needs the department assigned and/or allocation of equipment and workload. Work is performed under general supervision of a Labor Crew Supervisor, and is evaluated in terms of the care exercised in the operation of equipment and the completeness with which instructions are followed.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 12, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time, seasonal Sport Support Staff II/Tennis Court Assistants to join the Parks and Recreation Department summer staff. This person will supervise the facility in the absence of the Manager, take in fees, assigns courts, maintains courts, and performs maintenance tasks.  They will also assist the Manager in tennis programming. Work Schedule: Varies daily, between 8 am-10 pm weekdays, some weeknights, some weekends, some holidays. 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.   This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on January 27th.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Maintains crowd control at Center. Accepts court fees. Sells concession items. Assigns courts. Performs maintenance tasks. Assists in tennis programming. Education & Experience High school diploma or GED required. Some experience in the supervision of a facility. Some knowledge of clay courts. Some experience working with the general public. Some experience with the sport of a tennis preferred. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the game of tennis. Some knowledge of clay courts. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and the general public. Ability to lift at least 75 pounds and perform maintenance duties. Ability to handle money.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 12, 2019
Summary About us: The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About our opportunity: The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2019 Parks & Recreation department summer staff. Outdoor Programs focus on both outdoor adventure and environmental science based activities. We are looking for staff who are energetic and engaging, have strong leadership skills and ability to model responsible mature behavior as they facilitate a variety of outdoor activities for youth and teens in our summer camp programming.  Shift hours are 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, with some overnights and weekends. Program begins Monday, June 3, 2019 and ends Friday, August 2, 2019.  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 Plans and lads activities for youth ages 6-17. Acts as a leader in group or individual games. Prepares outdoor recreation equipment for use.  Supervises and/or participates in outdoor recreational activities (i.e. hiking, camping, biking, fishing, rafting, canoeing, swimming and nature exploration).  Plans and leads activities both on and off site, including some overnight camping trips.  Administers first aid as needed.  Attends regular staff meetings and collaborates with other program leaders.  Performs related tasks as required.  Education & Experience Graduation from high school or equivalent.  One year of experience (preferred). Adult and Child CPR/American Red Cross First Aid (must have obtained by first day of work). Wilderness First Responder (preferred). Ability to drive program vehicles.  Current North Carolina or out-of-state driver's license. At least 21 years of age.  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions General knowledge of the methods and practices of outdoor recreation programs including knowledge of the proper use of outdoor equipment and risk management systems.  Ability to instruct outdoor recreational activities.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participant and the general public.  Ability to enforce rules and regulations and maintain program standards. Ability to prepare and maintain records.  Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:  Must be able to work in both indoor and outdoor settings.  Able to handle long periods of standing and physical activities.  Physical ability to hike at least 3 miles on uneven terrain. May experience prolonged exposure to outdoor working environments. 
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 12, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2019 Parks & Recreation department summer staff. The Outdoor Program Intern will assist in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the Outdoor Recreation Program; includes working with youth in an adventure programming setting, leading skill classes, environmental education sessions and overnight adventure trips, as well as assisting with administrative tasks in preparation for summer programming. Work Schedule: 8:30am-6pm, some weekends and overnights   Internship Compensation: A stipend of at least $2900 which will be split into monthly payments. This internship position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. This internship is open until filled and applications will be reviewed weekly.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Plans and schedules activities for youth ages 6-16. Acts as leader in group or individual games. Prepares outdoor recreation equipment for use. Supervises and/or participates in outdoor recreational activities (hiking, camping, biking, rafting, canoeing, swimming and nature exploration). Organizes group activities. Plans and leads activities both on and off site, including some overnight camping trips. Administers first aid as needed. Attends regular staff meetings and collaborates with other program leaders. Performs related tasks as required. Education & Experience Required: Have excellent written and oral communication skills. CPR/First Aid Certification required by the start of camp. Must have an active driver's license. Each eligible candidate shall complete a City of Asheville employment application. Each eligible candidate shall include a current transcript of any college or university course work completed. Selected candidates shall meet department standards for drug screening, background check, and driving record review, and be able to provide references as well as be eligible to work in the United States.   Preferred: Wilderness First Responder certification. Current enrollment in a four-year college or university in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Parks and Recreation Management, Leisure Services, or a related field. Completion of  coursework related to the internship opportunity. Ability to earn class credit for completing the internship. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions General knowledge of the methods and practices of outdoor recreation programs including knowledge of the proper use of outdoor equipment and risk management systems. The ability to instruct outdoor recreational activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants and the general public. Ability to enforce rules and regulations and maintain program standards. Ability to prepare and maintain records. Physical ability to hike at least 3 miles on uneven terrain. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the following areas Program planning and implementation for youth in an outdoor setting Prior summer camp or outdoor leadership skills preferred Prefer experience in one or more of the following areas: canoeing, rafting, hiking, camping, biking, fly fishing, caving or leading outdoor programs for youth
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 12, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2019 Parks & Recreation department summer staff. The goal of the Asheville Parks and Recreation Internship Program is to provide an intern with the opportunity to apply information and skills obtained in the classroom to real-life working situations. The internship also offers the opportunity to gain experience in Administration, Athletics, Aquatics, Recreation Programming, Marketing, Maintenance, and more.  The length of internship is 10 weeks, 40 hour/week (which may include weekend and nights), resulting in 400 total working hours. The start date will be June 3rd, 2019 and end August 9th, 2019.    Internship Compensation: A stipend of at least $2900 which will be split into monthly payments. This internship position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. This internship will remain posted until filled with applications reviewed as they are received.    Essential Duties & Responsibilities This position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day coordination and supervision of various activities and services in a community setting that will be administered by Asheville Parks & Recreation staff. This opportunity provides the intern with a constructive review and evaluation of their skills and competencies, allowing realistic direction to further professional development.  Education & Experience Required: Have excellent written and oral communication skills. CPR/First Aid Certification required by the start of camp. Must have an active driver's license. Each eligible candidate shall complete a City of Asheville employment application. Each eligible candidate shall include a current transcript of any college or university course work completed. Selected candidates shall meet department standards for drug screening, background check, and driving record review, and be able to provide references as well as be eligible to work in the United States.   Preferred: Current enrollment in a four-year college or university in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Parks and Recreation Management, Leisure Services, or a related field. Completion of  coursework related to the internship opportunity. Ability to earn class credit for completing the internship. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Ability to work in an office setting and use standard office equipment Ability to lead groups in activities Ability to work outdoors Ability to effectively communicate Motivated self-starter and ability to work independently at times
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 10, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity The City of Asheville is currently looking to hire a full-time, non-exempt Administrative Assistant position to join the Community and Economic Development Department. The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of complex secretarial-administrative and/or technical program assistance work to support departmental programs and activities. The Administrative Assistant provides support for the Community and Economic Development Department communications internally and externally as well as administrative support for City Council Committees and Advisory Committees. This position will also provide primary departmental assistance of budget management using the City's software programs.  Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM (Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Performs a variety of tasks to assist management and supervisory personnel in day-to-day administrative functions of the department; administers assigned special, recurring or regular projects; completes reports as needed. Maintains departmental budget; assists in annual budget process; utilizes City's Munis software for processing invoices and Purchase cards.  Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet, file maintenance, and/or database programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary; summarizes information for standard reports, selecting data from varied sources. Composes, edits or coordinates the preparation of reports, speeches or other printed materials. Screens and routes materials according to content of communications. Establishes and/or revises work procedures and methods and trains employees. Answers questions from employees or the public concerning policies, procedures or deadlines. Explains the use of records or information. Supervises the work of clerical employees and/or volunteers, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards. Files and retrieves materials based on full knowledge of organization and activities. Assists in the development of departmental or program budgets, gathers pertinent data, analyzes requests and processes technical information. Makes appointments: arranges travel schedules and reservations: and, prepares travel vouchers and expense reports for department heads and/or division personnel. Coordinates and administers special employee programs and events. Performs necessary research and/or administrative work and compiles data for special projects or reports, as assigned. Ensures completion by specified deadlines and in accordance with established deadlines, goals and objectives. Serves as an administrative point of contact for City Boards and Commissions as required. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required.   Education & Experience Required Education and Experience: Associate's degree in Business Administration or a related field and at least one (1) to three (3) years of experience of directly related experience. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills and Abilities: 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.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 10, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time Animal Care Naturalist to join the Western North Carolina Nature Center. The purpose of this position is to carry out daily animal husbandry tasks while ensuring adherence of safety protocols and veterinary policies. This position is primarily responsible for the care and husbandry of our Large Carnivores including Black bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Red Wolf and Gray Wolf.  The Animal Care Naturalist in this position may be asked to assist other animal care staff in other work areas.   Work involves feeding, watering, and cleaning animal habitats. Employee must be sensitive to the condition of animals so that they can receive any needed additional care. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the repair and maintenance of habitats, grounds and facilities. Some independent judgment and initiative must be exercised in answering questions from the public concerning the animals. Work is performed in accordance to a detailed care and feeding schedule and under the general supervision of the Curator of Animals. Work is evaluated through observation and discussions in terms of the adequacy of care provided for the animals and associated facilities. Full time 40 hour work week:   Candidate must have the ability to have a flexible work schedule and work different days occasionally as needed, including weekends and holidays.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Perform daily husbandry tasks by preparing  and feeding diets,  following specific safety protocols and cleaning habitats and holding areas. Assist in taking feed inventory and restock as necessary. Perform routine grounds maintenance including, but not limited to, mowing/weed eating habitats, leaf blowing grounds, sweeping sidewalks, and cleaning/raking grounds around animal habitats. Repair and maintain animal habitats by ensuring animal enclosure requirements are met, fixing latches, locks, water filtration pumps and electric fence wiring, modifying animal habitats and maintaining lawns. Observe animals and report abnormal conditions to supervisor. Assist in the supervision of animal care volunteers (including summer teen volunteer program) and interns. Guides these individuals in daily husbandry tasks. Assist veterinarian by administering medication to animals, catching and restraining animals, assisting with injections, drawing blood and monitoring animal vital signs. Ensure proper documentation is completed by observing animal behavior, eating habits and overall health, recording observations in journal, communicating information with various departments and documenting medication administrations and routine care. Participate in animal training and enrichment program by utilizing operant conditioning and environmental enrichment techniques, ensuring animal and employee safety, ensuring compliance with AZA standards, completing proper documentation and implementing new techniques. Participate in educational and informative interactions with Nature Center guests. Perform animal keeper talks and tours as needed. Education & Experience High school diploma or equivalent, AND At least 1 year of experience in caring for animals, AND Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina (or Out-of-State with the ability to obtain the same, AND Must be able to routinely lift up to 50 pounds (or with reasonable accommodations). Preferred candidates will also have one or more of the following: Bachelors degree in animal science, zoology or a related subject. 2-3 years experience in animal husbandry in a zoo/nature setting. The ideal candidate will have experience with Large Carnivores. Paid experience working with Association of Zoos and Aquarium standards. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of animal diets, diseases, pests and parasites. General knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with caring for both wild and domestic animals. General knowledge of Association of Zoos and Aquariums standards in animal husbandry. Some knowledge of the principles and practices of domestic and wild animal management. Some knowledge of the care and feeding of a variety of domestic and wild animals. Skills and Abilities: Ability to learn feeding schedules and diet requirements of animals. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to work with animals. Ability to participate in the medical treatment of animals. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public.     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to work outside with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Skill in the use of equipment employed in animal care such as driving a tractor and trailer.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 10, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time  Transit Planning Manager  to join the Transportation Department within the City of Asheville. The purpose of this position is to provide oversight of the Transit Planning Division and is responsible for short/long term planning and operations for the City of Asheville Public Transit System. The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelor's degree in Planning or a related field, at least five (5) years' of professional experience in urban, regional, and transportation planning as well as at least one (1) year of experience in transit planning, budgeting and grants administration. Experience using federal grants software and Munis a plus. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday,  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Full-Time) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities Plan, direct, train, and supervise subordinates in the Division, including the Transit Projects Coordinator, the Grants Coordinator, and the Accounting Manager. Oversee the current Transit Management Company contract (approx. $9 million). This includes ensuring contract compliance, including daily coordination with operations staff, facility inspections, reviewing performance reports, reviewing complaints, assessing performance bonuses and liquidated damages, etc. Implement the 2018 Transit Master Plan, including implementation of goals and projects in the plan related to infrastructure and operations improvement. Manage capital and operations budget, including both current contract and planning for future budget years. Secure funding for capital (facilities and equipment) replacement and expansion and operations through federal, state and local sources. Staff liaison to the Transit Committee, including organization of monthly public meetings and regular updates. Representative to several regional planning boards/organizations, including Buncombe County and MPO Regional Transit Operators Working Group, etc. Oversee regular route analysis, ridership/boarding/alighting analysis, GTFS updates, geocoding of stops, map updates, on-bus reader board software updates, etc. Review proposed development projects for transit impacts and opportunities; participate in bimonthly development review committee. Develop and implement system policies and procedures. Oversight and review of grants administration and reporting for federal and state grants, including Federal Transit Administration grants, MPO grants, and North Carolina Department of Transportation grants. Oversee subrecipient grants. Manage Federal Transit Administration Triennial Review, Title VI and DBE compliance. Daily customer service support, including coordination of complaint and question response, iRide notifications. Community and public engagement management, including public meetings, City website, advertising/marketing projects. Manage and coordinate transit-related capital projects, including working with Capital Projects, Public Works, and General Services Departments on planned bus stop improvements, garage maintenance and improvements, and feasibility studies for long term facility needs. Supplemental Functions Perform other duties as assigned.  Education & Experience Required Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in Planning  or related field  plus  at least five (5) years' of professional experience working in transit, urban, regional and transportation planning. One (1) year of Project and Contracts Management experience required. One (1) year of Budget and Grants Management experience required.  Proficiency with MS Office and Google Suite required. Preferred Skills & Qualifications  Experience using Munis highly preferred.  Federal grants software experience highly preferred.  Certifications, Licenses and/or Specialized Training Transit Planning Basics Training (can be obtained within 1 year). ADA Transit Training (can be obtained within 1 year). Transit Capital Planning Training (can be obtained within 1 year). Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge Knowledge of federal transit grant funding. Knowledge of federal purchasing, procurement rules and regulations. Expert knowledge of project and contracts management.  Skills and Abilities Skilled in interpreting processes and using complex workplace data and graphics with abundant information and or challenging presentations including charts, tables, graphs and forms.  Advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.  Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation and shared with others and verbally presented.  Ability to be creative in all areas for the primary purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness.  Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Skilled in researching program documents and narrative materials, with the ability to develop reports from information gathered.  Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Skilled in developing and maintaining 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 apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. 
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Jan 10, 2019
Summary About Us The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity. The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. About Our Opportunity We are currently hiring a full-time, non-exempt Water Maintenance Worker I to join the Water Resources 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, Overtime, Including Nights and Weekends, or as Needed in all types of weather Base Work Schedule is Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM with One Week Rotating On-Call Schedule 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Monday - Friday ( Emergency coverage 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM ); Saturday and Sunday Emergency On-Call Standby Coverage only ( Occurs approximately every ten weeks ) 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. Education & 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 C 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.