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
May 25, 2018
Job Summary Do you have a team mentality? Are you an effective supervisor? Want to work at the largest event venue in downtown Asheville? The City of Asheville's U.S. Cellular Center is seeking a full-time Labor Crew Leader. An employee in this class coordinates and supervises a crew of temporary staff for the US Cellular Center events and maintenance projects. The employee is responsible for overseeing activities of subordinates, ensuring assigned jobs are completed accurately, and using proper procedures and safety precautions. Duties assigned to employees in this class may vary according to the needs the department assigned and/or allocation of workload. Work is done with considerable independence under the limited supervision of the 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. Work Schedule: 40 hours per week; schedule varies depending on events. Full-time/Non-Exempt position The position is open until filled with an initial application review on Monday, June 4th.    Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Oversees the activities of laborers involved with US Cellular Center, maintenance and grounds maintenance projects; trains new crew members; ensures adherence to proper procedures and safety precautions. Plans and sets up facilities for upcoming events and functions. Operates and maintains forklifts and other maintenance equipment. Performs regular maintenance duties. Makes repairs to facility and equipment. Coordinates and leads team meetings. Evaluates potential jobs to determine necessary labor, tools and time necessary for completion. Oversees routine preventative maintenance on equipment. Coordinates and leads team meetings; prepares a variety of routine and special correspondence, reports and records including meeting agendas and minutes. Communicates with a variety of City employees; evaluates potential jobs to determine necessary labor, tools and time necessary for completion. Oversees the performance of routine preventive maintenance on equipment such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary; performs or requests assistance with non-routine maintenance on equipment as necessary. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience Education/Experience Requirements: Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency, plus One (1)  to three (3) years of related experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certification Requirements: Valid North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver's License preferred. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of hand and power tools. Thorough knowledge of the standard methods, materials and equipment employed in basic construction and maintenance operations, including grounds maintenance work. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions involved in hand and power tools. Considerable knowledge of the practices and procedures of supervision. Considerable knowledge of the physical hazards and the proper safety precautions for general maintenance and construction work. Skills & Abilities: Skilled in the use of various power and hand tools. Ability to operate a fork lift and floor scrubber. Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to perform strenuous work under varying weather conditions. Ability to make minor repairs and operating adjustments to assigned equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 25, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville's Parks & Recreation Department is seeking to hire two (2) full-time Equipment Operator positions within the Parks Maintenance Division. The purpose of this position is to perform mowing, trimming and grounds maintenance of City Owned Properties using motorized equipment to carry out duties. Landscaping experience and two to three years of small engine repair knowledge preferred. Those with knowledge of operating skid steers and pulling/backing-in trailers will receive preference. The position requires a CDL or the ability to obtain one within the first year of employment. The written portion must be completed in 6 months with license received by 1 year anniversary. A benefit of the position is that the City will pay to obtain and renew CDL licenses. Minimum is a class B license, Class A preferred. Pesticide Certification preferred. Must be willing to work Overtime as needed, weekends as needed and holidays if asked. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Performs athletic field maintenance including daily lining, grooming, weed removal, and mound builds. Performs mowing, trimming and grounds maintenance of City Owned Properties. Operates a variety of motorized equipment involved in the maintenance of City grounds, facilities and infrastructure, including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, front end loaders, compactors, bulldozers, scrapers, tampers, rollers, etc. Transports equipment from location to location. Drives trucks along specified routes to collect and transport refuse. Performs rough and fine grading, hole filling, and loading dirt and debris using skid steer with backhoe. Facilitates tree maintenance and removal as a ground operations specialist using  chainsaws, skid steer loaders to process debris. 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. Required Education & Experience Education & Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with some relevant experience with operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Experience in maintaining and mowing athletic ball fields preferred. Ability to pull and back in trailers. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver's License or out of state driver's license with the ability to obtain the same. Possession of Class "B" CDL or ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of motorized equipment. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions involved in operating heavy equipment. Skills and Abilities: Skilled in the use of multiple types of motorized equipment such as a skid steer, bulldozer, backhoe, trackhoe, mini excavator, and sweeper. Ability to operate ball field grooming equipment for ball field maintenance and repair operations. Ability to operate a closed cab utility tractor and maneuver around obstructions on narrow, curved streets. Ability to use a variety of power and hand tools. Ability to make minor repairs and operating adjustments to assigned equipment. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to instruct less experienced personnel in operation of motorized equipment. Ability to work effectively under arduous or unpleasant working conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessary by work assignments. 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. 
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 25, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a for a full-time Equipment Operator for the Public Works Department, Streets Division. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment and serve on the Mowing Crew. Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM (4 day work week/40 hours per 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. Operates a full sized tractor to mow road edges and then in the off season, you may assist the Tree Crews as outlined.  The operator also drives snow plow / salt spreader trucks during winter storms. Transports equipment from location to location. 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. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects. Performs related work as required. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with some relevant experience with operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.   Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 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 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
May 24, 2018
Job Summary 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (4-Day Work Week/40 hours per 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. 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. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects. Performs related work as required. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with some relevant experience with operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.   Licensing and Certifications: 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
May 24, 2018
Job 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.   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. 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
May 23, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a full-time Permit Facilitator to join the Development Services Department. The purpose of this position is to perform intermediate technical work analyzing, expediting and processing a variety of information and data relating to the approval and issuance of construction related permits at the City of Asheville's Permit Application Center.   Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours per week) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assists customers both in person and on the telephone by answering technical questions related to the permit process, contractor licensing, fees and other requirements. Processes permit applications in consultation with applicants and other individuals and sources. Gathers information on property identification (addresses and ownership) in the processing of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and other permits using location books, maps and data on the computer. Searches location and criteria of properties using GIS. Enter planning applications information into permitting software system. Reviews permits to verify completeness and coordinate permit data and approvals with other divisions, departments and agencies; insures that all permits are issued to satisfy departmental requirements, local and state laws; and, processes plans for submission to other divisions for approval. Coordinates and processes special approval processes such as certificates of compliance/occupancy, temporary utilities, temporary occupancy and ABC permits. Schedules inspections. Issues permanent Certificates of Compliance. Stores and disposes of permits, plans and related files in accordance with the State Records and Retention Schedule. Assists the Plans Reviewers with plan intake. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience Required Education/Experience: Associate degree or two-year technical college, with some customer service and permitting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Required Licensing and Certifications: None required but Notary Public a plus. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented. Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 16, 2018
Job Summary The Parks and Recreation department is looking for energetic and reliable individuals to join our team! This part-time position will help supervise, plan, implement, and lead recreation programs / activities / special events for youth and adults; as well as perform but not limited to some administrative duties such as answering phones, maintaining participation/attendance records, and preparing work orders. Activities/programs/special events are held in recreation centers and parks. Additionally, Program Leaders will have the ability to rotate between recreation centers to provide comprehensive training and skills development.  Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fridays 12 pm - 6pm and occasional mornings and weekends Essential Duties & Responsibilities Provides organization and administrative assistance in providing a diverse collection of recreation programs. Prepares facilities for activities by opening and closing facility, unlocking doors/gates and windows and turning lights on and off. Supervises youth and adult participants in outdoor activities, plans and participates in activities and teaches classes. Performs administrative duties by answering telephones, scheduling facility activities, providing information to the public on recreation programs, preparing and maintaining records on attendance and participation, collecting and processing applicable fees and preparing and filing time sheets, repair work orders and other forms. Maintains cleanliness of facility, bulletin boards, plantings and decorations. Attends regular staff meetings to discuss new programs and issues. Drives City vehicles for activity groups. Acts in the absence of the supervisor. Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience High school diploma or equivalency, AND Some experience in recreation programming or management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  Valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read, summarize and/or compare general workplace data and graphics, such as flow charts, maps, tables, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to share research findings with a direct supervisor or co-workers. Ability to think creatively for work practices, programs and policies. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 12, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a sports-minded, motivated individual to the position of Sport Support 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: Great schedule for students and people looking for a second job with primarily evening & weekend hours based on sports league schedules; 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. Required 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; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform essential position functions. 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: 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
May 12, 2018
Job Summary Apply your construction and inspection experience to a career with the City of Asheville's Public Works Department! The Public Works Department is now hiring a full-time Construction Inspectors to perform skilled inspection work to insure compli-ance with established codes governing streets. Work involves the inspection of maintenance contracts which include street resurfacing, median maintenance, sidewalk maintenance, guardrail and sidewalk cleaning. Employee will coordinate with contractors, document interactions and verify applicable charges. Employee is required to exercise independent judgment in applying these standards to a variety of work situations. Work requires that the employee exercise considerable tact and firmness in dealing with contractors, property owners and the general public. Work is performed under limited supervision by the Senior Construction Inspector and is evaluated on the basis of the employee's ability to apply technical knowledge and skills in maintaining prescribed inspection standards. Work Schedule:  Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Must have the ability to be flexible with work hours as needed based on contractor schedules.   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 Department Benefits: Uniforms and steel-toed shoes provided at no cost to employee! Training and development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Collaborate with contractors to estimate costs of repairs. Oversee and inspect contract work to include pre-inspections and final inspection to ensure compliance with ordinances, land-use plans, code requirements, approved plans and specifications, and construction and safety practices. Maintains all necessary records and reports on inspections. Provide quarterly reports of all contractor activity. Confirm proper permits have been obtained and direct contractors in violation to stop work. Manage asphalt markings and layout by determining the amount needed, analyzing the policy to ensure compliance and communicating any concerns. Confers with other inspectors and the supervisor on questions of departmental policies and other inspection problems; confers with state officials during review of programs. May work alongside winter maintenance and storm control crews or other cres by communicating areas of concern and leading a crew. Responds to questions and concerns from the public, contractors, architects, and engineers regarding construction projects. Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports, entering data into computer files. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Performs related work as required. Required Education & Experience Minimum Requirements: An Associate's degree in civil engineering or related field plus at least one (1) year of related experience involving construction and inspection, OR A high school degree or GED and at least five (5) years of related experience involving construction and inspection, AND the following : Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license or the ability to obtain one Construction Materials Testing Certifications (or ability to obtain) Preferred Requirements: Possession of Nuclear Density Gauge certification, Trenching and Shoring certification, Advanced Work Zone certification and ACI certification preferred or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Excellent communication skills. Excellent math skills. Ability to read engineering plans. Ability to use computer applications such as G-Suite - Gmail, Docs and Sheets. Considerable knowledge of modern construction practices, materials, and equipment, and of the various stages of construction when violations and defects should be observed and corrected. Considerable knowledge of concrete infrastructure, roads and traffic controls. Considerable knowledge of State and local ordinances and codes administered through the Department. Working knowledge of City geography. Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship in construction sites. Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams, specifications, codes and building regulations. Ability to interpret standards and guidelines and apply them consistently. Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with contractors, property owners and the general public. Ability to physically maneuver in cramped quarters to accomplish thorough inspections. Ability to manage competing demands and achieve deadlines.  Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 09, 2018
Job Summary Do you have outstanding customer service skills? Join our team at the Western North Carolina Nature Center as a Guest Services Associate! The purpose of this position is to provide cash handling, customer service, and data entry for the admissions and guest services operation of the nature center.   Work Schedule: Saturdays & Sundays 9:30am - 5:00pm. (Generally 15 to 19 hours per week.) 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 Accepts payment for admissions using a point of sale system complete transactions and prepares deposits. Provides exceptional customer service to guests by providing center and wildlife information and answering questions from center visitors. Performs administrative duties by answering calls, ordering supplies, taking and writing minutes for staff meetings, and completing procurement card reports. Enters data into database/spreadsheet program. Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience High school diploma or equivalency One (1) year of cash handling and/or customer service experience Data entry experience (strongly preferred) 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 basic research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to share information with a direct supervisor or coworkers; no formal report is compiled. Ability to think creatively for work practices and/or for program improvement. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Office environment that is relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Little physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 05, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a motivated individual to serve the citizens of Asheville as an Animal Services Officer. An Animal Services Officer's duties include enforcement of City Ordinances and task related to the care, control, and licensing of animals with the city's boundaries.  An Animal Services officer answers calls and complaints, conducts investigations, gathers information, and issues citations for violations of animal regulations.  Court testimony may be required against persons cited for violations.  An Animal Services Officer works within the city limits of Asheville using a mobile phone, radio, laptop computer, and specialized vehicle to transport animals when needed. The City of Asheville is a culturally diverse community and the Asheville Police Department welcomes all applicants. This position will remain open until filled, with the initial review of applications occurring on 5/17/2018.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responds to service requests, which includes stray or nuisance domestic animals; sick or injured animals; pickup of unwanted animals; animal cruelty concerns; dangerous animals and animal bite reports; police officer assistance involving animals; public loan of humane traps; and, animal permit application evaluations. Participates in stand-by duty. Issues verbal and written warnings and civil citations for violations of animal control ordinance. Obtains warrants for criminal charges when necessary. Impounds domestic animals found running at large, transports them to the animal shelter, and maintains corresponding records. Transports sick or injured animals to animal shelter or wildlife rehabilitation. Takes appropriate steps to relieve the suffering of the animal. Assists Animal Services Director in appeals process with contested violations or orders, develops criminal cases for prosecution and testifies in court. Completes and maintains investigation reports, case files, daily logs, shelter admission record, warnings and citations and other applicable records. Educates the public in regard to animal services, methods, regulations, animal welfare issues and responsible pet ownership.   Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency and specialized training in the field; some experience in the field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Animal Control Officer Certification (Preferred) . Driver's License Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills: Ability to read, summarize and /or compare general workplace data and graphics, such as flowcharts, maps, tables, etc. Ability to conduct basic 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 develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 05, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for several full-time, non-exempt Water Maintenance Worker positions with the Water Department. The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of responsible unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled work in maintenance and construction of water lines and fixtures, and asphalt and concrete repairs for the City's Water Resources Department.  This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring on 5/11/2018. Non-Exempt, Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week Position Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Total # of Positions: 2 Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares and transports materials and equipment to job site in and removes debris unsuitable for backfill from site using dump trucks, front-end loaders, and related equipment. Performs maintenance and repair of tools and equipment. Participates in a work crew in digging and backfilling trenches, installing or removing water pipes and fixtures, and installing traffic safety devices. Operates motorized equipment within knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification in the installation and repair of water mains, water lines, pumps, valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures. Flags traffic as required when job site is in a major road or dangerous road/curve. Works on a crew installing or removing of water taps and mains, water valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures; assists in repairing and replacing such fixtures; places pipes and fittings into excavated ditches; works on a crew that bores under roads to install pipes; installs meter boxes valve vaults or manholes.  Must display initiative and ability to perform hard manual labor in all weather conditions, ability to lift up to 100 lbs,and use a shovel for extended periods of time.  Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & 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.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 04, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a full-time benefited Public Records Officer for the City Manager's office. Under the direction of the City Clerk's office, the Public Records Officer analyzes, processes, and responds to public records requests submitted to the City, in compliance with State law and the City's ordinances and policies. The position serves as the main point of contact for requesting parties and coordinates with the various departments to compile and ensure the requests are fulfilled. The Public Records Officer, in coordination with the City Attorney's Office, evaluates whether any record or part of a record is exempt, redacts records, and prepares appropriate redaction in compliance with State law.    Essential Duties & Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities: The Public Records Officer will develop and implement procedures, guidelines and controls for storage, retrieval, tracking and filing of active and inactive records;  implement, administer and provide staff training as needed; and assure compliance with laws and regulations related to public records. Respond to public information requests, coordinate the retrieval of information and address questions or problems as necessary. Maintain a comprehensive records retention program. Manage multiple projects efficiently. Help to develop a training program for internal use. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Copy or scan records as needed. Required Education & Experience Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent years of experience; 1-2 years experience.  Knowledge of local government. Knowledge of NC Public Records law and records management skills.  Excellent customer service and attention to detail required. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Detail oriented and customer service focused. Manage multiple public records requests simultaneously. Work independently with little direction. Help to develop a training program for internal use. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to speak comfortably to groups of fellow employees. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise discretion and sound decision making when handling sensitive documents. Perform other duties as necessary and assigned.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 03, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a full-time Athletics Director to join the Parks and Recreation Department. This position will supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing athletics, therapeutic recreation, outdoor programs and teen/youth activities within Asheville Parks and Recreation. They will direct, coordinate and review the work plan for City recreation programs; and develop associated rules and regulations. They will also assign work activities and projects including new programs and athletic leagues; review and evaluate recreation programs and activities; and  perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.  The ideal candidate will have established and managed athletic leagues with an emphasis on urban league programming as well as a bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Recreation, Physical Education and/or outdoor therapeutic recreation; and at least 3-5 years' experience in managing staff, experience in project and budget management.  Work Schedule: Monday - Friday/40 hours per week with occasional nights, weekends and holiday coverage   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and strategic planning for programming within the Parks and Recreation Department. Establish and run athletic leagues with an emphasis on urban league programming and therapeutic leagues; plans, develops, coordinates, supervise, promote and lead athletic programs, leagues, and tournaments for adults and youth; develops practice, game and tournament schedules; maintain contacts and relationships within the community. Direct, coordinate and review the work plan for recreation programs; assign work activities and projects; create and document standard operating procedures; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; ensure equity in facility and program management; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems while enhancing efficiencies. Develop, plan, schedule, and supervise the operation of adult and youth programming. Manage athletics, outdoor programs, therapeutic recreation and pools staff. Identify opportunities for improving service delivery, methods and procedures; identify resource needs, review and implement improvements; create a budget timeline for procurement. Participate in the preparation and administration of budgets; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures; procures, maintains and issues equipment and materials utilized in programs; monitors budget expenditures. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate full-time, part-time and seasonal staff; recruits, trains and supervises volunteer staff, coaches, officials and other volunteer organization members. Develop and maintain community collaborations and relationships with organizations, school administrators, teams and community members to offer programs and events to various populations. Prepare a variety of records, data and reports; facilitate timely payroll processing and approval.   Ensure equity in program development and implementation. Ensure that program operates in accordance with established laws, rules and regulations regarding safety; works with outside agencies to ensure compliance with various federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Attend workshops and meetings to maintain up-to-date knowledge of recreational programs and provide input to City officials and others. Required Education & Experience Education/Experience: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in sports management, recreation, physical education, outdoor and therapeutic recreation or a related field, supplemented by four years of experience supervising and implementing sports programs and leagues for people with and without disabilities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the management or coordination of a major recreational function. 3-5 years of experience managing and supervising staff. 3-5 years of project and budget management experience. Licensing and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire. CPR/First Aid preferred. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional preferred. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge: Working knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Demonstrated success in building urban and therapeutic sports leagues and programs for participants in underserved communities. Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of sports and athletic, outdoor, therapeutic and leisure programs for the community. Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of public recreation, especially athletics. Working knowledge of first aid, care and preventative and safety precautions applicable to athletic and outdoor programs for all citizens. Knowledge and understanding of pool operations, particularly outdoor pool management and seasonal operations. Apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to communicate and outgoing, personality necessary to work effectively with school administrators, colleagues, parents, other individuals, community and school groups and organizations; must demonstrate positive, effective "people skills". Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and resolve issues and complaints; ability to approach difficult situations with a positive, solution-oriented attitude and mindset. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. Skills & Abilities: Ability to create leagues, run various types of tournaments; understand and interpret various athletic rules for creation of sanctioned activities. Active Listening in order to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions at appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Monitoring performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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. (solution-oriented>>) 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, must be solution-oriented. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Occasional outside work or exposure to unpleasant conditions and/or hazards. Physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 01, 2018
Job 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. 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
Apr 28, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a full-time, non-exempt Business Services Specialist for the City Manager's Officer. The purpose of this position is to provide excellent customer service to both City employees and the general public. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have excellent customer service experience, detail-oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks. Experience in scheduling, managing calendars, drafting correspondence, and assisting with special projects is highly preferred.  Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (37.5 hours per week) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provides excellent quality customer service. Compiles a variety of records and data and prepares routine reports. Maintains operational readiness of the department or facility and equipment. Manages communication and public relations, which includes greeting visitors; answering incoming phone calls; opening and distributing mail; updating general information on website; disseminating promotional materials; giving tours; providing customer service requests and handling complaints. Acts as notary for City departments and citizens who request service. Performs daily accounting tasks. Assists in the development, implementation and administration of policies and work procedures. Compose and prepare contracts, proofread materials, process department contracts and change orders, provide procedural guidance, work with staff, vendors, and departments to fulfill and confirm requirements, prepare bid documents, and performance bonds, monitor expenses, fund availability and encumbrances and close out completed projects. Makes appointments; arranges travel schedules and reservations; prepares travel vouchers and expense reports for department heads and/or division personnel Assists in preparation of facility, department or program budget and operates activities within the allotted resources. Represent department at meetings and on various committees. Maintains departmental personnel, financial, fixed asset, and/or activity records; acts as a point of contact for the department served and provides information or refers inquiries to proper personnel. Special projects as assigned. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education & Experience Education/Experience: Associate's degree in Business Administration, Project or Office Management or a related field, with one (1) to three (3) of experience in a professional office environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Experience using Google Docs highly preferred.  Licensing and Certifications: Notary Public preferred. 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, summarize and/or compare general workplace data and graphics, such as flow charts, maps, tables, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to 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
Apr 26, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville's Police Department is seeking motivated, detail-oriented individuals to join the telecommuications team. The purpose of this position is to answer 911 and non-emergency phone calls for requests for police and animal control response.  Full Time 40 Hrs Week; must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Telecommunicators 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 a written assessment session which will be offered at a date to be determined.  The selection process includes:  Initial application review Job-related written assessment Typing assessment Interview panel Background investigation (including reference checks) Drug screening Polygraph Psychological evaluation Medical exam (requirements set by the NC Training and Standards Commission)   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Telecommunicators serve as emergency communications operators that must respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and information. Operates a multi-line telephone console system, alerting system, and TDD system for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Determines and assigns 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 situation and suspects for the safety of the officer and the public Attempts to calm callers until help can arrive Monitors and operates a radio console and computer equipment Receives and responds to a variety of emergency and non-emergency services and complaints Utilizes computers connected to National Crime Information Center and/or Division of Criminal Information to enter and obtain information and/or to communicate with other law enforcement agencies Maintains logs of complaints and services requested Provides information and advice to public as requested Answers 911 and non-emergency calls for police and animal control response and enters into computer aided dispatch database. Dispatches routine and emergency calls for service, monitors officer activity and assists with relaying information Makes DCI/NCIC inquiries and entries. Assists officers and public safety in locating stolen and missing persons and items Checks warrants via RMS database and NC Aware Covers special events as necessary Additional Job Functions: Instructs, assists and advises less experienced Telecommunicators, as necessary Performs other tasks as assigned Required Education & Experience Graduation from high school and/or GED and the ability to utilize word processing equipment and type a minimum of 30 words per minute Must have the ability to be certified through the State Bureau of Investigation Division of Criminal Services within 120 days Must have the ability to obtain North Carolina Telecommunicator Certification through North Carolina Sheriff's Standards Telecommunicators are required to complete yearly in-service training program for telecommunicators (16 credits) Experience working with 800 MHZ radio systems, CAD, computer-aided dispatch systems, and National Crime Information Center databases preferred Additional Requirements: At least 20 years of age at time of application Must pass requirements of medical exam as set forth by the NC Training and Standards Commission 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. Illegal use of any controlled substance within the past two (2) years. As an adult, a pattern of illegal drug use that indicates ongoing or 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 Safety and Security:  Candidates must have the ability to learn rules, regulations, ad procedures. Policies and procedures may refer to department policies and procedures related to emergency communications and disaster and special response plans. Working knowledge of the operation of two-way radio and computer-aided dispatch equipment, and related Federal Communication Commission regulations. Working knowledge of the use and application of the Division of Criminal Information and National Crime Information Center databases.  Working knowledge of the operation and location of law enforcement units.  Customer Service:  Candidates must have knowledge of providing excellent customer service.  Telecommunications:  Candidates must have the ability to learn telecommunications systems, which may include transmission, broadcasting, and switching systems, and computerized databases, including teletype operations and procedures. Further, they must understand basic dispatch codes, as well as standard abbreviations and industry terminology commonly used by emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies.  Geography:  Candidates must be able to understand jurisdictional boundaries, as well as thoroughfares, landmarks, public buildings and waterways within the jurisdiction. Working knowledge of the geographical layout of the City as to location of streets, important buildings, and other landmarks.  Candidates must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Apr 25, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville invites you to apply to begin your career as a firefighter. A firefighter serves as a member of a crew responding to fire calls, disaster calls, and emergency medical calls, and studying and training in the methods and techniques for fire fighting, hazardous materials handling, and emergency medical care.  A firefighter performs responsible, technical work in protecting City residents from fire and environmental emergencies or disasters, rendering emergency treatment to the sick and injured, and responding to emergency rescue situations involving bodily injury or potential loss of life. Work includes training in control and extinguishment of fires and/or mitigating other disasters, applying necessary emergency medical care to sick or injured persons, and participating in the maintenance of station equipment and quarters. Work is frequently performed under hazardous conditions, requiring rapid response and strenuous physical exertion. Tact, courtesy, and firmness are required in dealing with sick or injured persons and with the general public. Work is performed in accordance with established emergency procedures and techniques, but the employee must exercise some independent judgment. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Fire Officer and is evaluated by the employee's ability to respond effectively to emergency situations. Please note that we will be using email to communicate with applicants throughout the recruitment process.  It is important that you check your email on a regular basis  to ensure you have all of the information you need regarding the hiring process for the firefighter opportunity.  It is advised that you also check your junk or spam email to ensure you receive all necessary information. For more information on the hiring process including a timeline, links to practice exams and assessment descriptions please visit the Asheville Fire Department's website :  http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Fire/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx All dates are subject to change and we will notify you by email as needed throughout the process. Physical Ability Practice Sessions will be announced at written testing sessions . The written exam takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete and dates are set for: Thursday, July 12th at 5:30 pm Saturday, July 14th at 8:00 am Saturday, July 14th at 1:00 pm Physical Ability testing is July 30th - August 10th Panel Interviews will be held August 6th - 10th and 13th - 17th Chief Interviews will be held August 13th - 17th and 20th - 24th Completion of all pre-employment conditional requirements will be completed by first of November.  Tentative start date will be December of 2018 Final applicants are subject to pre-employment drug screening and background check. Final applicants must successfully complete physical per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 guidelines which includes hearing, vision, breathing capacity and cardiology tests. 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. If hired, the training schedule is M-F, 8-5. After completion of training, the firefighter schedule is 24 hour shift rotations.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities Responds to fire calls as a firefighter; performs necessary work related to fire suppression. Responds to calls for environmental and other disasters involving hazardous materials, such as gas leaks, fuel spills and chemical emergencies; takes proper steps to mitigate hazardous situations. Responds to emergency calls as an emergency medical technician, performs necessary rescue work; administers necessary emergency medical care. Responds to non-emergency calls, such as requests to assist other emergency medical care providers in moving patients into transportation vehicles and assisting disabled persons in their homes when other assistance is inadequate. Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in all areas related to fire fighting functions and meet Federal, State and Local standards. Assists in inspection and maintenance of assigned apparatus and equipment and performs station maintenance. Actively participates in public fire and life safety education activities, hydrant maintenance, professional development reviews, and any other assigned duties. Utilizes specialized hand and power tools in rescuing victims of fire, disaster and other emergencies. Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation or defibrillation as necessary. Maintains appropriate level of physical fitness for duty. Participates in as a member of a company in pre-fire planning. Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet, file maintenance and/or database programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS May assist with traffic control duties as required. May be required to respond on an off-duty basis in event of major fire, rescue, hazardous-materials or other emergency. Performs related work as required. Required Education & Experience Graduation from high school (or equivalent) with verbal and written communications skills and reading comprehension skills required to successfully complete basic firefighter training and certification; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform the essential position functions.   SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid driver's license. The following certifications issued by the State of North Carolina to be obtained within one (1) year of the date of hire: Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations, EMT-B, Technical Rescuer, Child Passenger Seat Technician. Must be at least 18 years of age by starting date of academy. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Working knowledge of fire fighting procedures, techniques and apparatus. Working knowledge of hazardous materials and mitigation of situations involving hazardous materials. Working knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques. Working knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents. Working knowledge of City geography and of the location of roads and streets within the City. Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergency situations. Ability to safely drive emergency vehicles at high rates of speed. Ability to lift substantial weight. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to deal tactfully, courteously and firmly with the general public. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Apr 25, 2018
Job Summary The City of Asheville's Parks and Recreation Department is excited to hire a part-time Program Leader/Lead Teacher to assist in the program operation and maintenance of the Vance After School Program.  The position carries out recreation programs and activities, schedules, supervises, leads and participates in youth activities.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a Program Manager or Facility Manager.  Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (20 hours per week) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Provides organization assistance in providing a diverse collection of recreation programs. Provides face-to-face leadership and skill instruction when necessary. Plans, leads and supervises youth in licensed after-school activities.  Prepares facility for activities; opens and closes facility locking and unlocking doors/gates, windows, and turning lights on and off. Supervises youth participants in indoor and outdoor activities, enforcing recreation facility rules and regulations. Prepares and maintains records on attendance and participation, collecting and processing applicable fees. Plans activities. Participates in recreational activities. Drives City vehicles for the activity groups. Attends regular staff meetings to discuss new programs and problems. Performs related duties as required. Required Education & Experience Education/Experience: According to the Preservice Requirements for Lead Teachers without a NCECC (Child Care Rule .0710): All teachers must have a High School diploma or equivalent and have one of the following: One year experience in a licensed child care center or two years experience as a licensed family child care home operator. Successful completion of a two-year high school program of Child Care Services Occupational Home Economics. Twenty hours of training in child development taken in the first six months of employment.  Current CPR/First Aid Certification required. Current NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one.  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read, summarize and/or compare general workplace data and graphics, such as flow charts, maps, tables, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to share research findings with a direct supervisor or co-workers. Ability to think creatively for work practices, programs and policies. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.