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
Sep 21, 2018
Summary 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. We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time Meter Reader within the Water Department.  The purpose of this position is to perform semi-routine clerical work recording data from City utility meters.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties: Travels to and records data from utility meters on assigned routes, enters data into laptop computer and makes special readings or re-readings. Reports leaks and activates or deactivates meters according to work orders. Checks to see that meters are functioning properly and reports any defects not otherwise resolved to a supervisor. Downloads data from laptop to office computer. Downloads and uploads routes from computer. Clears mud, debris and other matter from meter services. Locates and identifies water line routes and meters; locates, identifies and disconnects illegal hook-ups.   Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Education & Experience Education & Experience Requirements: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. At least one (1) year of experience as a meter reader. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver's License or the ability to obtain one in 90 days.    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work.  Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to 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. Working Conditions: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 20, 2018
Summary 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. We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time Training Consultant within the Office of Equity and Inclusion. This essential position will implement and evaluate trainings, workshops and events focused on advancing equity and inclusion; develop, implement, and track results of the Equity Action Plan, and provide technical assistance through an equity lens. This position will help City departments develop strategies and tactics for increased equity through City policies and programs, and design implementation plans that promote equitable outcomes. They will also provide leadership, guidance and support to internal partners in the delivery of equity policy and programs.   The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in process improvement and organizational change, a background in organizational development in a public agency, and be experienced in promoting equity and inclusion through workshops, trainings and events. Their primary focus will include facilitating trainings on racial equity and inclusion,designing and developing data-informed strategies and tactics, tracking the Equity Action Plan, and providing technical assistance to departments and teams within the City of Asheville. This individual will be an excellent communicator, act as an internal equity facilitator and change agent while being action-oriented, and driven in providing guidance and leadership to employees within the City of Asheville. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; occasional evenings may be required. Position will be open until filled with first review October 1, 2018.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and  Responsibilities: Implements and facilitates trainings, workshops and events to promote equity and inclusion within City government. Collaborates with City departments to develop strategies and tactics for increased equity through City policies and programs, and designs implementation plans that promote equitable outcomes. Collaborates with internal departments to develop, implement, and track results of the Equity Action Plan. Provides technical assistance to internal stakeholders on using racial equity tools in day-to-day decision making. Supports data analysis and research initiatives used to inform the Equity Action Plan's accountability and metrics reporting. Coordinates and supports Interdepartmental Equity Action Teams in delivering core competencies of the Equity Action Plan. Provides leadership, guidance and support in the delivery of equity policy and initiatives in conjunction with internal partners. Education & Experience Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of demonstrated success in the administration of community, government, educational or social justice programs. Associate's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND five (5) years of demonstrated success. High School Diploma or equivalent AND seven (7) years of demonstrated success. Critical Race Theory education or Implicit Bias Training is required. Demonstrated (1) background and experience in racial and equity training and tools; (2) understanding of equity issues unique to Asheville and Western North Carolina; and (3) experience incorporating equity and inclusion initiatives in any sector, which may include but are not limited to universities/colleges, foundations, non-profits, and businesses. Preferred Requirements: Experience working in a public agency is highly preferred. Experience in creating adult educational curriculum is preferred. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  Knowledge: Knowledgeable in providing leadership, guidance and support in the delivery of equity policy and initiatives in conjunction with internal partners. Knowledgeable in collecting, analyzing and presenting data measuring equity program efforts. Knowledgeable of organizational development, facilitation, and learning principles. Skills and Abilities: Ability to clearly and effectively communicate the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and related concepts (i.e. institutional racism, cultural responsiveness, and implicit bias) to different audiences, with an emphasis on communicating the importance of racial equity and intersectionality. Ability to develop and communicate the significance of equity outcomes and community impacts, and related concepts to different audiences. Ability to effectively provide a high level of customer service to the public and City Staff. Ability to conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques. Ability to effectively facilitate meetings and make presentations to various groups. Ability to think creatively for work practices, programs and policies. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. Ability to understand the organization and operation of the City.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 10, 2018
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's US Cellular Center is seek a motivated and experienced individual to join the team. The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair City facilities.   Full Time 40 Hrs Week Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and be flexible to adjust work schedule based on events. This position will remain posted until filled, with applications reviewed as they are received.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities An employee in this class performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work requiring knowledge of building trade skills.  Employee is responsible for performance at a skilled level in one or more building trades, such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, installation of equipment, and heating and air conditioning.  Work may involve supervision of semi-skilled or unskilled employees assisting with various assignments and oversight of contracted workers.  Work assignments are usually performed independently and require considerable independent judgment and initiative in completing tasks efficiently.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Operations Manager and is evaluated on the basis of compliance with work orders and the efficient and effective utilization of materials, equipment and labor. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Drives van or truck to transport supplies, materials and/or workers to and from job sites. Supervises or acts as lead worker for a small crew on an assigned task. May assist in planning, developing and constructing program-related apparatus or fixtures if assigned to Civic Center. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency with one (1) to three (3) years of related building repair and maintenance experience, working on large scale, complex projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver's License or out-of-state with the ability to obtain the same. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Thorough knowledge of the procedures, materials and equipment related to the plumbing, masonry, heating and air conditioning, carpentry and painting trades. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the maintenance trades involved in the work. General knowledge of the applicable codes and regulations related to the maintenance work performed. Skill in the use of a variety of hand and power tools necessary in performing mechanical, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and allied building repair and maintenance work. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications. Ability to operate the more common types of machine shop equipment. Ability to supervise the work of semi-skilled and unskilled workers. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 10, 2018
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:  An employee in this position performs supervisory and clerical work to support ticket sales and box office operations of the US Cellular Center box office. Work involves supervising ticket sales staff, performing basic accounting functions, and assisting patrons with customer service issues   Additional responsibilities include opening and closing functions of the box office, cash handling,supervision of staff and problem solving . Employee must exercise independent judgment, discretion and initiative in completing assignments. Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with City officials, employees, clients, customers and the general public.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Ticket Office Manager and is evaluated through observation and review of work. Flexible schedule, varies based on event; must be available nights 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. Essential Duties & Responsibilities  • Schedules and supervises part time Ticket Sales staff. • Responds to inquiries regarding Ticket Sales and/or U.S. Cellular Center events in person, over the phone and via email. • Performs a variety of accounting functions to include reconciling cash with records, verifying sales and confirming safe balance levels. • Processes information using a variety of computer word programs, spreadsheets and file maintenance programs such as Ticketmaster. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Performs other related work as required. Education & Experience Associate's degree in management, finance or business administration or a related field.  1 to 2 years of related experience.   Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions   Ability to lift at least 20 pounds Considerable knowledge of the layout of US Cellular Center facilities Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. General knowledge of the principals of accounting. Ability to speak clearly Ability to perform basic accounting transactions Ability to exercise tact and courtesy at all times with public and clients Ability to maintain high standards for performance work Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 10, 2018
Summary The City of Asheville's Police Department is seeking a School Crossing Guard.  The purpose of this position is to perform traffic direction and to facilitate the safe crossing of students assigned pedestrian crosswalks and streets. Work includes stopping vehicular traffic and directing students to cross streets and crosswalks. Work is performed in all types of weather conditions during the school year. Employee must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Captain and/or his/her designee and is evaluated through observation and conferences. This position works two hours per day on school days.   One hour before school and one hour after school (time varies based on school location). Position location:  Claxton Elementary This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits. This position is posted until filled, with applications reviewed as they are received.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Enforces rules related to the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles at assigned crosswalks and streets. Monitors and directs automobile and bus traffic entering and exiting school grounds; enforces parking restrictions as they relate to illegal parking at or near crosswalks. Assists pedestrians in moving safely at designated school crosswalks and/or streets adjacent to schools. Utilizes hand-held sign(s) or hand-signals to stop or direct traffic. Provides information or assistance to motorists. Monitors visitors entering and exiting school grounds and reports any unusual conditions or occurrences to designated authorities or officials. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Completion of education sufficient to ensure the ability to read and write, and some experience preferred; and/or any combination of experience and training required to perform the essential position functions. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Working knowledge of the standard safety and security practices used in public buildings and roadways. Some knowledge of the standard methods of reporting and handling emergencies and disturbances. Ability to maintain order and discipline. Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to see and hear adequately and to notice unusual conditions and/or circumstances. Ability to perform job duties in all types of weather conditions. Ability to communicate effectively in oral form. Ability to hold small sign(s) or utilize hand-signals to direct vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic. Ability to deal with people in a firm, tactful and effective manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 07, 2018
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 excited to hire a full-time Equipment Operator to join the Public Works Department, Streets Division. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment.The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment. We are currently hiring for the following work schedules, which will be filled based on departmental needs: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (4-Day Work Week/40 hours per week); Tuesday - Friday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (4-Day Work Week/40 hours per week); and Sunday night - Friday morning 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM (street sweeper operation required) Some positions will require on call with an expectation of being on call once every 6 weeks. This posting will be open until all positions are filled. An initial review of applications will occur on Monday, September 10th.  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. Facilitates tree maintenance and removal as a ground operations specialist using aerial lift truck, chainsaws, chippers, skid steer loaders and/or knuckle boom loaders to process debris. Operation of small equipment such as mowers, weed eaters, and leaf blowers. 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 some relevant experience with operating motorized equipment. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain one in 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 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
Sep 05, 2018
Summary 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. Bring your experience operating heavy motorized equipment to a public service career with the City of Asheville! The Public Works Department is seeking a full-time Equipment Operator to join the Stormwater Services Division.   This position offers a variety of on the job training experiences and professional development opportunities. The Public Works Department is supportive of employee development and advancement. We continually hire for these positions as our employees grow and advance within the division, department and across the organization. Work Schedule: 40 HRS - Per Week/FT: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM   Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)! Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities This position has been reopened and open until filled, with initial application review will begin August 20th.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the construction and maintenance of City grounds, facilities and infrastructure, including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, front end loaders, compactors, bulldozers, tampers, rollers, etc. Transports equipment from location to location. Performs rough and fine grading, hole filling, demolitions and loading dirt and debris using skid steer with backhoe. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs. Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects. Performs related work as required. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Education & Experience Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency. ONE (1) year of experience operating motorized equipment. Preferred Education/Experience: ONE (1) year construction experience preferred.  Required Licensing and Certifications: Valid Commercial Driver's License (or the ability to obtain within 90 days) Tanker Endorsement on the CDL (or the ability to obtain) Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Skills: Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Working Conditions: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required. 
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
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. Snag the Ultimate Side Gig! The U.S. Cellular Center is seeking temporary event staff to work events as needed.  An employee in this class performs specialized unskilled work to support U.S. Cellular Center events.  Work involves greeting patrons, taking their tickets, helping them find their seats, guarding the doors during the events and selling and putting the wristbands on patrons for alcohol purchase.  Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with City officials, employees and the general public.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Event Coordinator or Event Administrator and is evaluated through observation, conferences, review of work performed and public approval. Hours vary depending on events scheduled. 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. Due to an overwhelming number of qualified applicants for open City of Asheville positions, we are unable to return calls requesting status updates on any application process. Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your interest in working with the City of Asheville.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Guards the doors where events are located. Check identification to wristband patrons to purchase alcohol. Count money and give change correctly. Greets U.S. Cellular Center patrons. Takes tickets to events from patrons. Leads patrons to available seating and facilities. Maintains a cheerful demeanor toward patrons while on duty. Helps parties of U.S. Cellular Center patrons find one another. Responds to patrons' inquiries about U.S. Cellular Center facilities. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Performs other related work as required. Education & Experience Graduation from high school ; or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform the essential position functions. Must be at least 18 years of age. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions General knowledge of the layout of U.S. Cellular Center facilities. Ability to stand for moderately long periods of time. Ability to walk short distances. Ability to speak clearly. Ability to maintain a cheerful demeanor for extended periods of time. Ability to exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public. Ability to maintain high standards for performance of work. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary  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.   We invite you to apply to join our team as a temporary Support Staff professionals on our Asset Management Maintenance team within the Parks and Recreation Department. As a member of the Asset Management Support Staff you will have the opportunity to rotate through each division of Asset Management in order to learn the skills necessary to develop your career. Asset Management consists of: Asset Protection - where you will learn how to do preventative maintenance and repairs at recreation facilities. Asset Upkeep - where you will learn to groom, clean, and help set-up events in our parks. Asset Aesthetic - where you will learn what it takes to keep our parks beautiful by mowing, mulching, weeding, and planting plants throughout our parks and recreation facilities. You will also learn to repair and maintain the equipment we use.  The schedule is flexible and your availability and interest will determine the division you will start training in. This is also a year-round seasonal opportunity and not eligible for benefits but an excellent opportunity opportunity to get trained on all aspects of Parks & Recreation and join a great team of people working to make our city a better place.   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. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning September 10th. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates trucks, construction equipment, power tools and various maintenance devices. Processes work orders and purchases parts and materials. Performs performs basic carpentry work to repair and maintain Parks Facilities and Playground equipment. Performs general painting work, which includes preparing surfaces and applying paint or stain. Performs general plumbing work to assist in installing fixtures, repairing leaks, and replacing valves and faulty fittings or sections in lines. Assists in the maintenance of various electrical systems, including replacing faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, and insulators. Mows, grades, edges, and trims grass at city parks and facilities. Performs various custodial duties, such as cleaning bathrooms, mopping and sweeping floors, stripping and buffing floors, changing light bulbs, and emptying trash receptacles. Assists with landscaping, weeding, mowing and mulching. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Education & Experience Required Education & Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with some related building repair and maintenance experience. Experience in welding and carpentry preferred.  Basic construction knowledge, mowing experience, and experience pulling and backing in a trailer will be helpful and given preference in the Asset Management Division.   You must be willing to work outdoors in various conditions and able to help load and unload tools, equipment, and other materials. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver's License (or out-of-state with ability to obtain the same).
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary 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. We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time Senior Equipment Operator within the Public Works Department, Stormwater Division.  This position requires the operation of multiple types of heavy motorized equipment to remove and haul debris and other items to and from City facilities. Responsibilities include operating heavy equipment including but not limited to: backhoes, track hoes, loaders, dump trucks, bulldozers, motor graders, compressors, etc. Work includes driving equipment and assisting with various departmental projects.  This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on Friday, June 29th.  Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours per week/4 day work week) Essential Duties & Responsibilities ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 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, tampers, trackhoe, backhoe, and motor grader, etc. Transports equipment from location to location. Performs rough and fine grading, hole filling, demolitions and loading dirt and debris using skid steer with backhoe. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Trains less-experienced 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 one (1) to three (3) years of heavy equipment experience, including serving as a lead worker. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License Class A Restricted or Non-Restricted required first day of hire,  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of motor-ized equipment. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety pre-cautions involved in operating heavy equipment. Skills and Abilities: Skill in the use of  multiple types of motorized heavy equipment. Ability to use a variety of power and hand tools. Ability to make minor repairs and operating adjustments to assigned equip-ment. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to instruct less-experienced  personnel in operation of heavy motorized equipment. Ability to work effectively under arduous or unpleasant working conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessi-tated by work assignments. Ability to 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 work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
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 the Opportunity The Department of Public Works is looking to hire a full-time Laborer position within their Stormwater Maintenance Division. This position is responsible for assisting the operator of the vac-con truck in the day to day cleaning of the stormwater catch basins,pipes and culverts within the street rights of way. Assist the driver with lifting 150 lb street drain covers and cleaning and flushing drains. This position will also assist in other emergency events such as snow and ice removal.  Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (4-Day Work Week)   City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts   Additional Benefits: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities This position is posted until filled, with initial review of applications occurring on September 4th, 2018. Essential Duties & Responsibilities ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Duties assigned to employees in this class vary according to the needs of the department/division to which assigned. Hand and/or power tools are used in construction and/or maintenance activities. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels, greasing joints; fuels equipment. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Picks up debris. Loads and unloads material on and off of trucks. Maintains activity logs.   ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Cleans pipe of debris and excess dirt. Positions signs, marking cones, flags, etc., to identify work areas. Operates two-way radio to communicate with central office and/or other work crews. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience High School Diploma or equivalent 1+ years maintenance, construction or building trades experience Valid driver's license issued by the State of NC required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Considerable knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of hand and power tools. General knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of heavy motorized equipment. General knowledge of the standard methods, materials and equipment employed in basic construction and maintenance operations, including grounds maintenance work. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions for general maintenance and construction work. Skill in the use of various power and hand tools. Some knowledge of physical hazards and the proper safety precautions for general maintenance and construction work. Ability to make minor repairs and operating adjustments to assigned equipment. Ability to maintain simple records and logs. Ability to perform strenuous work under varying weather conditions. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for a full-time HVAC/Refrigeration Building Maintenance Technician. The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair City facilities, specifically the U.S.  Cellular Center. Performs routine and special tasks to ensure the safety and well being of building occupants. Troubleshoots and repairs all areas of the building including the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.  Full-Time, Non-Exempt Positions, 40 hours per week Work Schedule: Hours may vary depending on events Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Installs, performs preventative maintenance and troubleshoots all HVAC, electrical and plumbing failures. Repairs roof leaks and drainage issues. Evaluates the need for repair or replacement systems and devices. Preforms preventative maintenance, repairs and troubleshoots all refrigeration equipment, Freezer units, venting fans and similar restaurant grade equipment throughout the facility.  Evaluates the need for repair or replacement of fixtures and devices.  Evaluates and researches technical data to determine the cause and necessity of repairs. Interprets plumbing and electrical diagrams. Tests and traces circuits and wiring. Reviews plans for construction at water production facilities. Repairs pumps and pressure reducing valves. Monitors pumps and tanks within the distribution system. Provides preventive maintenance of emergency generators. Routinely starts and visually checks back-up generators to ensure readiness in the event of an emergency. Installs and programs sophisticated electrical and digital control systems. Operates and uses computers for daily performance of skilled trade duties. Sets up events, handles vendors and makes sure promoters have what they need. Turns on and monitors air conditioning or heating depending on events and buildings used. Answers and evaluates customer and employee complaints to determine necessary repairs or services needed to correct the situation. Performs customer relation's duties by handling issues promptly and courteously. Operates trucks, construction equipment, power tools and various maintenance devices. Processes work orders and purchases parts and materials. Performs locksmith duties. Trains subordinates in skills to assist and complete various installations and repairs. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency with one (1) to three (3) years of related building repair and maintenance experience, working on large scale, complex projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of the field and application of advanced principles, techniques and theory. 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 read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques. Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented. Ability to 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
Sep 05, 2018
Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a Senior Equipment Operator within the Public Works Department, Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to operate heavy motorized equipment used in the solid waste/sanitation collection industry.   Work Schedule :  This position generally works Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m (40 hours). However, this position may also work Fridays, weekends, holidays, or during emergency situations or special events as needed. This position will remain open until filled with an initial review of applications beginning on Monday, June 4th.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment used in the sanitation industry and public works operations, including automated side loader, knuckleboom, and rear packer, in the collection of trash and brush along specified routes.  May also operate other heavy motorized equipment, including forklift or snow plow as needed. Performs pre- and post-trip inspections and 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. Maintains clean vehicle and parking area. Trains less experienced operators in the operation of sanitation equipment. Documents, collects, and provides daily paperwork and information to supervisor, including weight tickets and inspection reports. Provide excellent customer service to City residents. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor when needed for the Sanitation Division and Public Works Department. Supplemental Functions: Performs all positional work functions in the Sanitation Division as needed. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with one (1) to three (3) years of heavy equipment experience, including solid waste collection equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License (Class B). Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 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 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
Sep 05, 2018
Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire motivated individuals to serve the citizens of Asheville as a Police Officer. Under supervision of a Police Sergeant Police, Officers provide public safety and maintain order, enforce the laws of North Carolina, uphold the United States Constitution and support National security. Officers are subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. The City of Asheville is a culturally diverse community and the Asheville Police Department welcomes all applicants. To Be Considered As An Applicant For This Position, You MUST HAVE:  Certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission;  OR  Completion of NC BLET program.  NC BLET completion must be valid to be eligible to achieve certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission after successful completion of the hiring process. No other State certifications will be considered.  If you are not NC State Certified, you must apply to the Police Officer Trainee position to be considered.  Only NC State certified Police Officers will be considered for this recruitment process.   Must successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam to include a hearing and vision test and other requirements set by the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. These physicals require a scheduled appointment. The City's Physician or Physician Assistant must provide final clearance. The exams are at the City's expense after a conditional offer is made, but before a final offer of employment. The Hiring Process for the Police Officer - NC State Certified: Initial Review Entrance Exam & Fitness Assessment (Modified Coopers Exam) One-on-One Interview Panel Interview Conditional Offer Drug Screening Health Assessment Background Investigation Polygraph Psychological Evaluation Executive Staff Review Final Offer Visit the Police Department website for more information on the hiring and selection process: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Police/RecruitmentCareers.aspx   Work Schedule for Police Officers:  12 hour shifts either 6am-6pm, 7am-7pm or 6pm-6am, 7pm-7am.  New hires will be subject to working the shift(s) that are currently available at the time of hire.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Patrol designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; protect real and personal property by providing security checks of residential, business, and public premises; maintain awareness of and remains alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress, takes appropriate enforcement action through warnings or citations. Respond to calls for service for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complains, and related incidents, investigate complaints and takes appropriate action. Conduct investigations at scenes to which summoned or incidents observed; determine what, if any, crime has been committed; identify, collect, preserve, process, and store evidence; locate and interview victims and witnesses and interrogate suspects.   Prepare and serve search warrants and arrest warrants; apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes; control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.               Investigate traffic collisions, providing first aid for injured, taking safeguards to prevent further accidents, interviews principals and witnesses, taking written statements from drivers, witnesses; examines vehicles and roadways; observing traffic control devices, and obstructions to view; takes necessary street measurements; clears the scene of obstruction and wreckage. Direct traffic and crowd control at special events, motor vehicle collisions, and other emergency situations. Attend various community functions to identify crime related issues and/or quality of life issues and works with the community to solve those issues. Escort prisoners to the Detention Facility, ensuring prisoners are properly guarded during transport. Interact with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of the situation.  Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public; answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the department. Conduct Crime Prevention Activities to reduce and deter criminal activity. Testify in court and at hearings, prepare and present case evidence; respond to mandatory court calls during irregular hours. Initiate and complete reports, legal documents, and other required paperwork; prepare investigative reports and case information/files.   Education & Experience Requirements: MUST HAVE: Certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission; OR Completion of NC BLET program.  NC BLET completion must be valid to be eligible to achieve certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission after successful completion of the hiring process. Educational requirement is minimum high school diploma and/or GED equivalency. Bilingual language skills preferred but not required. Additional Major Requirements: At least 20 years of age at time of application. Must be in good physical condition with no obvious condition which will impair the performance of duty. Must pass a physical examination, and physical fitness assessment. Must meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements. Must be a United States citizen. No felony convictions. No serious misdemeanor convictions in the past five years. Valid NC driver's license required; no suspensions of driving privileges in the past three years. Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation. Must satisfactorily pass a polygraph examination. Must satisfactorily pass a psychological evaluation. Must satisfactorily pass a screening test for drugs.   Automatic Disqualifications:   Criminal History : Any conviction of a felony; a crime for which the punishment could have been more than two years; conviction of a crime or unlawful act defined as Class B Misdemeanors within the preceding ten (10) years; conviction of two (2) or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as Class A Misdemeanors within the preceding five (5) years; a DUI or DWI conviction in the last ten (10) years.  For a list of Class B Misdemeanors visit: http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Standards/CJ-Standards/Documents/Class-B-Misdemeanor-Manual-2005.aspx   Drugs: Any involvement in the sale of illegal drugs;  Any prior use of hallucinogenic drug such as LSD; Any use of any illegal drug within the past two (2) years;  Any use of hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin.  As an adult, a pattern of illegal drug use that indicates ongoing recreational use.    Other : Dishonorable discharge from any military service. Less than honorable discharges will be reviewed on a case by case basis.   Untruthfulness or the intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position; deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete   statements; cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position.   Tattoos and Body Modification : Tattoos, branding, or intentional scars will be covered by all employees when representing the department.  Exceptions may be made for female employees with permanent makeup (e.g., eyeliner, lip liner) that is conservative and natural looking. However, tattoos, branding, or intentional scarring are not permitted on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or hands.      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions   Adaptability. Critical thinking. Conflict resolution. Good Communication (both verbally and in writing). Capacity for empathy and compassion. Capacity for engaging in teamwork and ability to collaborate. Ability to use good judgment, reason and problem solve. Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility. Ability to be resourceful and show initiative. Ability to perform physical functions of position, including physically restraining people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally. Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required.  
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary  The City of Asheville's US Cellular Center is seeking qualified, certified North Carolina Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to handle medical emergencies at a variety of U.S. Cellular Center events. Work Schedule: Hours vary depending on events scheduled.  Must be willing to work nights 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. Note: Applicants who currently serve as an EMT with the City of Asheville will not be considered for this position. Essential Duties & Responsibilities   Provide necessary medical attention to patrons, assist guests with disabilities, and attend to accident victims. Must be able to work with a high volume of noise, stand for long periods of time, and remain visible during events. Education & Experience   Requires NC EMT Basic Certification. Prefer "EMT Intermediate" or "EMT - Paramedic" with a minimum of 3 years documented & related work experience. Willing to work nights and weekends.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary The City of Asheville is seeking a full-time Laborer to join the Public Works Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to perform as a laborer on the sanitation crew collecting trash and brush for the residents of the City of Asheville. Work Schedule: Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Monday -Thursday 7 am-5:30 pm (4 day work week) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Picks up and loads debris and refuse, primarily brush and leaves, but may also collect bulky waste, animal carcasses, roadside litter, and trash. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, including greasing joints and checking fluid levels. Cleans and fuels equipment and vehicles.  Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs and assists in repair work. Operates and maintains an assortment of tools used in collection and maintenance activities. Completes logs and forms as needed. Supplemental Functions: Occasional special event work, including set-up and break down of containers and waste collection. Drive trucks (non-CDL) to perform collection of waste. Work overtime and on holidays as needed. Assist other Public Works Departments as needed, including snow removal or debris removal during weather events. Performs other similar duties as required. Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes, and the routine operation of machines. NC Driver's License is required. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required. Able to repetitively lift heavy loads. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Working knowledge of the functions and activities of assigned maintenance and/or construction crews. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions involved in public works maintenance and construction activities. Some knowledge of the standard methods, materials and equipment employed in basic construction and maintenance operations, including grounds maintenance work. Skills & Abilities: Ability to use and care for a variety of hand tools. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to learn and follow routine procedures. Ability to perform strenuous work under varying weather conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary Are you a school bus driver or equipment operator looking for a summer job that has a flexible schedule? The City of Asheville is excited to hire Temp Seasonal Equipment Operators within the Public Works Department, Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to operate heavy motorized equipment used in the solid waste/sanitation collection industry and perform manual labor involved in the collection of waste, which is primarily yard waste. To be considered, you must have a valid NC Commercial Driver's License and some experience operating heavy motorized equipment, which could include driving school buses. Apply today! Work Schedule :  This position generally works Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m (40 hours). However, this position may also work Fridays, weekends, holidays, or during emergency situations or special events as needed. Opportunities for part time work are also available. Additional Perks Uniforms and Steel-Toed Shoes Provided 4 Day Work Week  Part-Time and Full-Time Available Team Environment This position is open continuously, with an initial application review date beginning on Monday, June 20th. 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 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Primarily operates a rear packer in the collection of brush along specified routes.  May also operate rear packer for collection of bulky material or trash. Opportunity to learn operation of other heavy equipment, including knuckleboom. Shares in loading responsibilities (brush & trash) with other Equipment Operators and Laborers on truck. 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. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor when needed for the Sanitation Division and Public Works Department. Additional Job Functions: Performs all positional work functions in the Sanitation Division as needed. Performs related work as required. Education & Experience Education & Experience Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency, with one (1) year of heavy equipment experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License (Class B) or permit,  or out-of-state CDL with ability to obtain NC licensure. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 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 and schedules. 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. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary The City of Asheville invites you to apply to start your law enforcement career with The Asheville Police department.  This position performs routine law enforcement work as a trainee of the City Police Department.   Work includes patrolling the City in an official vehicle, on bicycle or on foot to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects; answering complaint calls, serving legal papers, attending court, and investigating and securing crime scenes, working with community members to identify and solve crime related problems. Work may be performed independently if Field Training Program is successfully completed. Tact and firmness are required in frequent public contact. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Police Department and is supplemented by frequent specific instructions. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant and is evaluated in terms of adherence to departmental policies and procedures and the effectiveness with which assigned duties are performed. Full Time 40 Hrs Week; must be able to work rotating shifts, evenings, weekends, and holidays. If hired the training schedule is Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.  After training, Police Officers work 12 hour shifts either 6am-6pm, 7am-7pm or 6pm-6 am, 7pm-7am .   The Hiring Process Includes: Initial Review Entrance Exam & Fitness Assessment (Modified Coopers Exam) Panel Interview & 1:1 Interview Conditional Offer/Drug Screen/Health Assessment* Background Investigation Polygraph Psychological Evaluation Executive Review *Must successfully complete a pre-employment health assessment to include a hearing and vision test and other requirements set by the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. These physicals require a scheduled appointment. The City's Physician or Physician Assistant must provide final clearance. The exams are at the City's expense after a conditional offer is made, but before a final offer of employment. The entire hiring process can take up to 6 months. Anyone who participates in the hiring process and is not selected, must wait a period of one year to reapply.  The City of Asheville is a culturally diverse community and the Asheville Police Department welcomes all applicants. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Visit the Police Department website for more information on the hiring and selection process:   http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Police/RecruitmentCareers.aspx   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Participates in patrol of an assigned area of the City. Inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments. Answers complaint calls and assists in investigating crimes and disturbances. Interviews witnesses, gathers evidence. Interrogates suspects, makes arrests, and prepares investigation reports. Investigates traffic accidents and performs first aid. Secures and clears accident scenes. Directs traffic. Monitors vehicle speeds with radar, conducts criminal and driving checks and issues summons or warnings. Serves or participates in the service of legal papers, such as citations, subpoenas, warrants and commitment orders. Locates designated parties, explains the meaning of papers and makes arrests when necessary. Appears in court as a witness to give testimony. Attends various community functions to establish law enforcement presence. Interacts with residents as appropriate to establish and maintain positive image of Department and law enforcement activities. Prepares various reports and forms such as case files, offense reports, accident reports, tow sheets and cards, property vouchers and lab requests.  Performs other duties as required. Education & Experience Educational requirement is minimum high school diploma and/or GED. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced degrees and/or military service with an honorable discharge. Police Officer Trainee must have the ability to obtain certification as a Police Officer through the Criminal Justice Education and Standards Commission of North Carolina within six (6) months of assignment to class. Additional Major Requirements: At least 20 years of age at time of application. Must be in good physical condition with no obvious condition which will impair the performance of duty. Must pass a physical examination, and physical fitness assessment. Must meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements. Must be a United States citizen. No felony convictions No serious misdemeanor convictions in the past five years. Valid driver's license required; no suspensions of driving privileges in the past three years. Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation. Must satisfactorily pass a polygraph examination. Must satisfactorily pass a psychological evaluation. Must satisfactorily pass a screening test for drugs. Automatic Disqualification: Criminal History:   Any conviction of a felony. A crime for which the punishment could have been more than two years. A conviction of a crime or unlawful act defined as Class B Misdemeanors within the preceding ten (10) years. A conviction of two (2) or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as Class A Misdemeanors within the preceding five (5) years. A DUI or DWI conviction in the last ten years. For a list of Class B Misdemeanors visit:  http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Standards/CJ-Standards/Documents/Class-B-Misdemeanor-Manual-2005.aspx Drugs:  Any involvement in the sale of illegal drugs;  Any prior use of hallucinogenic drug such as LSD; Any use of any illegal drug within the past two (2) years;  Any use of hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin.  As an adult, a pattern of illegal drug use that indicates ongoing recreational use.  Tattoos and Body Modification:  Tattoos, branding, or intentional scarring will not be visible to the public. Tattoos, brands, or intentional scars will be covered by all employees when representing the department by uniform, business attire or other appropriate covering.  Tattoos, branding, or intentional scarring are not permitted on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or hands. Exceptions may be made for female employees with permanent makeup (e.g., eyeliner, lip liner) that is conservative and natural looking.  Other:  Dishonorable discharge from any military service.  Less than honorable discharges will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Untruthfulness or intentionally withholding information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position. Deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete statements. Cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Working knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and procedures. Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to law enforcement work. Working knowledge of the locations of streets, roads, highways and the geography and socioeconomic characteristics of the City. Working knowledge of the content and purpose of legal papers and the practices involved in serving them. Some knowledge of the standard practices, materials, techniques, and equipment associated with the Patrol Division. Working knowledge of community policing philosophy and the SARA model for Community Policing. Ability to use firearms and other law enforcement equipment. Ability to exercise sound judgment in emergency and routine situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action. Ability to apply interpretation of laws to specific situations. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to present court testimony effectively. Ability to perform physical functions of position, including physically restraining people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required.  
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary 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. Snag the Ultimate Side Gig! We invite you to apply to join our team as a temporary seasonal Laborer within the Community and Economic Development Department, US Cellular Center. The role of this position is to perform as a skilled or unskilled laborer on a construction crew, maintenance crew or custodial crew. Flexible schedule, varies based on event; must be available nights and weekends. This position is open until filled with an initial application review beginning on June 25th.  This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provides routine custodial services. Picks up debris and refuse. Provides event support setting up tables, chairs and/or staging. Provides weather related maintenance. Responds to requests in a timely and effective manner. Uses courteous mannerisms when addressing public or clients. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Education & Experience Required Education & Experience: Must be at least 18 years old. High School Diploma preferred but not required. Custodian and/or event set-up experience a plus! Licensing and Certifications: Requires training in workplace safety and blood borne pathogens.  Training provided by employer.  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work.   Skills & Abilities: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct basic research of existing, internal policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Frequent physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 05, 2018
Summary The City of Asheville's Police Department is seeking motivated, detail-oriented individuals to join the telecommunications team.  The purpose of this position is to answer 911 and non-emergency phone call requests for police, animal control, and other emergency services responses. A Call Taker is responsible for receiving radio and telephone messages, and answering public safety calls. After an initial training period under close supervision, employees are assigned to a shift to receive calls in accordance with established procedures. Considerable tact and firmness are required in obtaining information from distressed persons. The employee must exercise independent judgment and initiative in receiving messages, and responding to emergency situations. Work is performed in accordance with standard departmental policies and procedures and is supplemented by specific instructions as necessary. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Telecommunicator Shift Supervisor, and is evaluated in terms of adherence to departmental policies and procedures and by accuracy and effectiveness of dispatching. Full-Time 40 Hrs Week; must be able to work rotating shifts, evenings, weekends, and holidays . Call Takers work 12 hour shifts either 7am - 7pm or 7pm - 7am.  New hires will be subject to working the shift(s) that are currently available at the time of hire. Applicants selected to move forward will receive an email inviting candidates to participate in one of two written assessment sessions.  The selection process includes:  Initial application review Job-related written assessment Bilingual fluency assessment test(s) Typing assessment Interview panel Job-related observation and preview Final candidates will be subject to:  Background investigation Reference checks Drug screening Polygraph Psychological evaluation Medical exam Final candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam to include a hearing and vision test, and other requirements set by the City of Asheville. These physicals require a scheduled appointment. The City's Physician or Physician Assistant must provide final clearance. The exams are at the City's expense after a consitional offer is made, but before a final offer of employment.    Essential Duties & Responsibilities Call Takers serve as emergency communications operators that must respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and information. Operates a multi-line 911 and non-emergency telephone console system, alerting system, and TDD system for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Translates information to the appropriate call type with concise verbiage. Determines and assign the level of priority of the call and enter the data into a computer-aided dispatch system for radio dispatch purposes. Asks vital questions and provides instructions for emergency calls. Relays important information about situations and suspects for the safety of the officer and the public. Attempts to calm callers until help can arrive. Monitors and operates computer equipment. Receives and responds to a variety of emergency and non-emergency calls for service and complaints. Ask questions to interpret, analyze and anticipate the caller's situation as to resolve problems, obtain critical information, build calls for dispatch emergency services, or refer callers to other agencies.  Monitors and responds to a variety of technical systems and alarms. On an assigned shift, operates telephone, and other communications equipment in answering requests of law enforcement or related assistance; obtains necessary information and relays that information to dispatch personnel for dissemination to law enforcement and other emergency responders. Monitors residential, commercial and municipal building alarms, and reports activations to appropriate law enforcement personnel and property owners or specified contacts. Maintains logs of services requested, locations of Department vehicles, vehicles and vehicle tags reported stolen, missing persons, complaints, etc. Provides information and advice to public. Answers 911 and non-emergency calls for police and animal control response and enters into computer aided dispatch database. Enters the caller's information in a clear and concise manner for timely dispatch by telecommunication's personnel. Covers special events as necessary. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Performs related work as required. Education & Experience QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school and/or GED Ability to utilize word processing equipment and type a minimum of 30 words per minute Must have the ability to obtain APCO Certifications related to call taking Former experience working with CAD, 9-1-1 telephone systems, computer-aided dispatch systems (preferred) Bilingual language skills REQUIRED particularly Spanish language skills. Additional Major Requirements: At least  (18) years of age at time of application. Must meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements. No suspensions of driving privileges in the past three years. Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation. Must satisfactorily pass a polygraph examination. Must satisfactorily pass a psychological evaluation. Must satisfactorily pass a screening test for drugs. Automatic Disqualifications: Criminal History: Any conviction of a felony; a crime for which the punishment could have been more than two years; conviction of a crime or unlawful act defined as Class B Misdemeanors within the preceding ten (10) years; conviction of two (2) or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as Class A Misdemeanors within the preceding five (5) years; a DUI or DWI conviction in the last ten years.  For a list of Class B Misdemeanors visit: http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Standards/CJ-Standards/Documents/Class-B-Misdemeanor-Manual-2005.aspx Drugs: Any involvement in the sale of illegal drugs; any prior use of hallucinogenic drug such as LSD; use of any illegal drug within the past two (2) years; any use of hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Other: Dishonorable discharge from any military service; less than honorable discharges will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Intentionally withholding information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position; deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete statements; cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position.