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
Dec 14, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville Capital Improvement Projects' Division is seeking a full-time Civil Design Technician to join their team!   This is an opportunity to utilize your education and experience to perform civil engineering work in the design, inspection, construction and maintenance of public works and capital infrastructure projects while reporting to the the Transportation Program Manager. The ideal candidate for this position will possess an Associates degree in Civil Engineering and have between one (1) to three (3) years' of professional and related experience; and experience utilizing CAD software and familiarity with ArcGIS or similar GIS system is essential.  Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Full Time/37.5 Hrs Week                                               Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares, designs and evaluates preliminary and final plans and designs for a variety of public works and capital infrastructure projects; uses CAD software to design. Drafts subdivision plats, and/or topographical surveys in support of right of way, easement exhibits, or design. Performs tasks as a member of a field crew engaged in survey work. Reviews construction plans and specifications for conformance with code requirements, established City standards and policies, and sound engineering principles. Participates in materials and/or system inspection and testing and develops or amends process procedures. Participates in the inspection of projects for compliance with plans and specifications. Provides contractors, consultants, other City departments and the general public with technical information relating to engineering projects. Assists Project Managers as needed, in addition to the above activities, with preparation of bid packages, contract documents, and right of way acquisition. Supplemental Functions: Performs duties of a clerical nature, including, but not limited to, composing correspondence and reports, collecting and entering data, and developing charts and maps. Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Associate's degree in civil engineering or a related field supplemented by additional training, with one (1) to three (3) years of civil engineering 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 Driver's License or out-of-state driver's license with the ability to obtain the same. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Occasional outside work or exposure to unpleasant conditions and/or hazards Occasional physical effort is required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of the analytical, technical or professional discipline. Proficiency with the following software: AutoCAD, Microsoft Office (or similar) suite of products: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. Familiarity with ArcGIS or similar GIS system. Skills: Ability to interpret process and use complex workplace data and graphics with abundant information and/or challenging presentations including detailed charts, tables, graphs, and form and/or complicated diagrams or map. 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 other and often verbally presented. Ability to create is required in all areas for the primary purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to perform advanced on organizational policies and procedures, best practices 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 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 learn quickly, whether policy/procedure or new technology being implemented. Ability to adapt to changing workload demands or project requirements Ability to prioritize workload, and communicate when additional resources, assistance, or guidance is needed to complete an assignment.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Dec 13, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is seeking experienced Code Enforcement Officer professionals to join the Development Services team at a Level III. Code Enforcement Officials are responsible for enforcing codes and regulations for commercial and residential construction projects. Duties include conducting inspections to ascertain compliance with codes, inspecting blueprints and schematics, communicating with owners, contractors, and design professionals concerning code issues, interacting with the public to answer questions, completing online reports of inspections, investigating reports of non-compliance, and performing appraisals of damages resulting from natural disasters.The City of Asheville's Development Services Department  is comprised of a team of dedicated professionals who stay committed to the City Council's goals. The Inspections division completes over 36,000 inspections per year. Our approach focuses on compliance, rather than enforcement, in an effort to remain effective, efficient, consistent, responsive and a solution oriented organization. The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge and experience with North Carolina codes, excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills and excellent interpersonal skills. The City of Asheville strives to hire the best and the brightest employees who are committed to public service. Our employees enjoy an innovative, energetic and employee-focused work environment with top down support that embraces bottom up ideas and engagement. Our talented team of professionals have a passion for providing care and services that effect change on the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter. Our shared values of professionalism, innovation, integrity, stewardship and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers. If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to come and be a part of the exciting, healthy and progressive team at the City of Asheville. Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; Typical work hours are a 5 day work week from Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM   City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Inspects commercial and residential construction for compliance with N.C. Building Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, Energy Conservation Code, and National Electric Code. Performs foster care home inspections and complaint inspections. Schedules and performs inspections. Enters results into Acella and retrieves necessary information. Notifies property owners of specific code or ordinance violation and assists them with specifications for violation correction. Consults with contractor on job sites to go over work in progress. Meets with plans reviewers and supervisors to resolve problems. Attends continuing education classes. Maintains vehicle and equipment. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience High school diploma or equivalency supplemented by vocational course work and/or special training in building inspection, AND At least three (3) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS   Possession of a certificate from the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board at a level specified by the City and State for area(s) of inspection.  Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina.    AREAS OF CERTIFICATION Electrical, building (includes energy insulation), mechanical and plumbing and fire. Code Enforcement Officer III  requires Probationary or Standard Level III certification in a primary area, and Standard or Probationary certification in at least 2 alternate areas. Limited certification applies only to employees currently in position. New employees must hold stated probationary certification within 30 days and stated standard certifications within one year. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Comprehensive understanding of the field and application of advanced principles, techniques and theory. Considerable knowledge of modern building, plumbing, electrical, fire, and mechanical construction practices, materials and equipment of the various stages of construction when violations and defects should be observed and corrected. Considerable knowledge of state and local ordinances and codes administered through the Division applicable to the inspector's area of certification. Considerable knowledge of the approved methods and practices involved in the installation, construction, repair and maintenance of a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment. Working knowledge of the geographical layout of the City. Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship in construction or repair of buildings. Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams, specifications, codes and building regulations. Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with property owners, architects, engineers, developers, contractors, the general public, etc. Ability to physically maneuver on scaffolds, structural members and in cramped quarters to accomplish thorough inspections. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated 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 compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented. Ability to think creatively with work practices or 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.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Dec 13, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2018 Parks & Recreation department summer staff. Outdoor Program Teen Leaders will lead youth summer camp programs focusing on both outdoor adventure and environmental science based activities. Outdoor Program Teen Leaders will put together weekly schedules and lead all activities throughout the program. 8:30am to 6pm, some weekends and overnights Contract begins Monday, June 4, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018 This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Plans and schedules activities for youth ages 6-16. Acts as leader in group or individual games. Prepares outdoor recreation equipment for use. Supervises and/or participates in outdoor recreational activities (hiking, camping, biking, rafting, canoeing, swimming and nature exploration). Organizes group activities. Plans and leads activities both on and off site, including some overnight camping trips. Administers first aid as needed. Attends regular staff meetings and collaborates with other program leaders. Performs related tasks as required. Required Education and Experience MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MUST be 21 or older.  Must have current NC or out-of-state driver's license and ability to drive program vehicles.  Graduation from high school or equivalent. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to two semesters of college level coursework and/or one year of related experience. Adult and Child CPR/American Red Cross First Aid (must have obtained by first day of work), Wilderness First Responder (preferred).  Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the following areas: • Program planning and implementation for youth in an outdoor setting • Prior summer camp or outdoor leadership skills preferred • Prefer experience canoeing, rafting, hiking and leading outdoor programs for youth Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions General knowledge of the methods and practices of outdoor recreation programs including knowledge of the proper use of outdoor equipment and risk management systems. The ability to instruct outdoor recreational activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants and the general public. Ability to enforce rules and regulations and maintain program standards. Ability to prepare and maintain records.  
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Dec 07, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking to hire TWO (2) full-time Water Plant Operator positions at either a Trainee, Level I, Level II, or Level III depending on candidate qualifications. The purpose of this position is to perform technical and semi-skilled work in the operation and minor maintenance of the water treatment plant(s) for the City. The Water Plant Operator will provide safe, potable water for the City and water customers. Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Days and shift vary Minimum Hiring Salary: Water Plant Operator Trainee: $12.3393 Water Plant Operator I: $15.1162 Water Plant Operator II: $16.1744 Water Plant Operator III: $17.4683 **Shift differential Pay (0.75/hours - 2nd, 3rd & 4th shifts) 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 Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Trains on operation of water treatment plant, including checking, maintaining, and adjusting chemical doses to provide safe and aesthetically pleasing water for customers. Trains on adjusting and maintaining chemical feed pumps; chlorinators and chemical feed systems; read meters, gauges and dials. Monitoring and maintaining water filters. Filling and maintaining chemical day tanks Utilizes computer Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA system to monitor distribution system, including tank levels, pump status, pressures and alarms. Notifies Water Plant Operators of potential problems according to established policies and procedures. Trains and conducts periodic laboratory analysis of water to assess water quality and chemical dose requirements; performs bacteriological analysis on various water samples. Calibrates laboratory equipment (turbidimeters, pH meters, chlorine analyzers, etc.) Collects water samples. Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various databases and/or file maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary; summarizes data in preparation of standardized reports. Assists in conducting tours of plant facility. Cleans and maintains facilities and restrooms as directed. Provides customer service by receiving phone calls routing customer questions to senior staff as needed. Trains and attends classes to obtain Class "C" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Water Plant Operator Trainee Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; no experience required. Ability to obtain Class "C" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certification issued by the State of North Carolina within 18 months of the incumbent's date of hire. Water Plant Operator I Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, with some water or sewer system experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. North Carolina Class "C" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certificate. Water Plant Operator II Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency, with at least one (1) year of experience in water treatment ; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. North Carolina Class "B" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certificate. Water Plant Operator III Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, with at least three (3) years of experience in water treatment ; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. North Carolina Class "A" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certificate. All Levels must have possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, science or a related field preferred. 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 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.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Dec 07, 2017
Job Summary Job Summary Bring your experience in business and/or project management to a career with the City of Asheville's Public Works Department! The Public Works Department is now hiring a full-time Special Projects Coordinator to perform a variety of project coordination and data management functions that support street and stormwater construction and maintenance activities as well trash, brush, and other curbside waste collections. The employee will work with City staff in various departments, outside vendors and the public to ensure efficiency of operations, regulatory compliance and employee satisfaction. Work involves developing innovative solutions to current issues and new challenges, identifying and developing training opportunities for staff members, and providing user support for a variety of software and programs. Work assignments require independent judgment, discretion and confidentiality in completing complex and technical tasks. The ideal candidate will utilize their professional experience and educational background in business administration, public administration, information technology, or a related field. This position will be open until filled, with an initial application review beginning December 20, 2017. Work Schedule: Full-Time 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm. Occasional work is required outside of the regular schedule. Advance notice will be given whenever possible. 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: 4-day work week Training and development opportunities are available Essential Duties & Responsibilities Performs a variety of tasks to assist departmental management in day-to-day administrative, as well as strategic functions of the department. Utilizes technology, software, and other research methods to gather data and produce reports, correspondence, budgets, presentations, schedules, news releases, work orders, purchase orders, forms, logs, etc.; with graphical representations for special projects or programs, ensuring completion by specified deadlines and in accordance with established goals and objectives. Provides staff training and assistance in the use of G Suite products, including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Slides, Forms, and Drive. Coordinates and/or attends meetings, hearings, or conferences. This work includes, but is not limited to, making arrangements for meeting locations, speakers, refreshments, and other needed material. Screens and routes requests according to content of communications; routing duties require detailed knowledge of organizational operations and individual staff members' assignments and status of work; enters and submits work orders in response to requests or complaints. Establishes and/or revises work procedures and methods; trains employees in work procedures. Assists in the maintenance of departmental records, including personnel, financial, fixed asset, and/or work orders; and review information for accuracy. Uses GIS and other technology programs to locate properties, boundaries, records, citizen concerns, etc.; collaborates with GIS staff to develop various maps. Develops and maintains databases to track maintenance work performed by staff Collaborates with other city staff and departments, including the police department, fire department, city manager's office, etc. to ensure programs are effectively managed. Work with vendors to obtain necessary price quotes, invoices, and other materials. Assists in coordination and scheduling of Public Works events and maintenance activities to ensure compliance with regulations and the safety of citizens. Maintains department policy and procedure manuals. Additional Job Functions Provide customer service by answering inquiries, assisting with code compliance, explaining policies, procedures and regulations and researching and resolving complaints, issues or misunderstandings. Assists subject matter experts by facilitating improvement processes, which may require working on interdepartmental teams Files and retrieves materials based on knowledge of organization and activities. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience Minimum Qualifications: Associate's degree in business administration, public administration or program management and 3-5 years of experience with project, program, or business management; OR High School Diploma and 5-7 years of experience with project, program, or business management; AND 1-3 Years G Suite experience (including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Slides, Forms, and Drive) Licensing and Certifications: G Suite Certification (beta) preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Thorough knowledge of the City's streets, stormwater and sanitation systems and relevant programs. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern office management including knowledge of popular computer driven word processing, spreadsheet, and file maintenance programs. Considerable knowledge of arithmetic, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Skill in organizing work flow and coordinating activities. Skill in the use of office technology systems such as the G Suite and Microsoft Office suite, mapping systems such as GIS and Arcmap, and other common software. Ability to work extremely well with a diverse group of individuals. Ability to multi-task in order to accomplish several goals. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to resolve problems and questions. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems or assist with problem solving. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials and to compile reports from information gathered. Ability to work under limited written guidelines, manuals, procedures, policies and statues. Ability to make routine administrative decisions independently in accordance with laws, regulations, and City policies and procedures; and to solve problems and answer questions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Ability to develop and modify work procedures, methods and processes to improve efficiency. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to coordinate the work of others. Working conditions: Office environment that is relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Little physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Dec 06, 2017
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. 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 and 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. 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
Nov 21, 2017
Job Summary Job Summary: The City of Asheville is hiring a full-time, exempt Minority Business Program Manager for the Department of Community and Economic Development. The position will manage the City's Minority Business Program, including review of city procurement contracts for the Women Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) compliance, outreach and technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders, facilitation of cooperative resource networks for internal and external stakeholders for Women Minority Business Enterprise (WMB) business development. Actively participates in the Community & Economic Development team, managing other programs and projects as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as process ombudsman for City departments seeking assistance with Minority Business compliance. Review all applicable City contracts for Minority Business compliance; recommend changes and approvals as required. Develop and distribute marketing materials, RFPs, and RFQs. Create presentations and negotiate project modifications to key stakeholders. Problem-solve field- based issues and monitor use of City resources as appropriate to WMBE program. Ensure ongoing management structure to accomplish agreed upon outcomes. Manage program related public engagement process and report to Council and its committees. Review best practices in Minority Business Development propose changes in-line with such practices. Manage resource networks cooperatively with service providers to identify opportunities and actions to assist local minority businesses wishing to conduct business with the City. Develop policies and procedures that result in program appropriate and timely use of City resources in line with Council strategic objectives and program goals. Identify and propose improvements in process, regulations and practice that inhibit minority business participation. Report outputs and outcomes and propose strategies needed to achieve goals. Analyze programs, services and special projects, gather data and requests, develop reports and evaluate programs to provide recommendations that support effectiveness with economic development/minority business programs. Collaborate with departments to develop sound policy recommendations and updated procedure, ensure concerns are discussed and addressed, and train on any newly implemented policies and procedures. Work with City Communication and Public Engagement Department (CAPE) to coordinate and develop effective communication; analyze existing communication and develop enhanced communication. Research and benchmark other organizations to determine best practices; analyze the feasibility of trends and provide recommendations. Serve as a point of contact for questions and concerns regarding the City's Minority Business Program; provide accurate and thorough responses to questions and concerns and coordinate with other resources as needed. Coordinate special programs and events to include special meetings; serve as the lead on such meetings to ensure productivity . Supplemental Functions: Perform other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education & Experience Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and three (3) to five (5) years experience in public administration, business administration procurement, and/or economic development or equivalent combination of experience/education. Experience preferred in Minority Business Development, policy formation and public presentation. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Excellent knowledge and understanding of NC Procurement Law and Minority Business Enterprise programs and the application of advanced principles, techniques and theory. Knowledge of public administration, procurement and/or economic development. Skills and Abilities: 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. 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
Nov 21, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to currently recruit for two (2) full-time/non-exempt Laborer I positions within the Department of Public Works in the Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to perform as a skilled or unskilled laborer on a rear packer collecting trash, brush and other items. Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours per week/Non-Exempt) City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits: Relocation Assistance (Negotiable) Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Picks up municipal solid waste, brush and various other items. Loads and unloads material on and off of trucks. Maintains activity logs. Provides event support setting up tables, chairs and/or tents. Provides weather related maintenance. Performs assigned duties as needed for snow removal operations, and sidewalk cleaning. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines; level of knowledge is equivalent to less than high school or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing & Certifications: Blood Borne Pathogen Training (or able to obtain through the City of Asheville after hire). Valid driver's license Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct basic research of existing, internal policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. Ability to lift heavy loads repeatedly.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Nov 17, 2017
Job Summary Summary of Position: The City of Asheville is excited to hire an Assistant Director of Transportation. This is a full-time/exempt position with the Department of Transportation. The responsibilities of this position include supervising staff by planning, assigning, directing and coordinating work of employees engaged in engineering operations, overseeing the activities of transportation planning, traffic engineering, parking and transit planning staff. Overseeing departmental operations by establishing program and project policies for the department and conferring with principal administrative and technical subordinates to assess progress and resolve problems. Preparing and presents technical reports and provides technical information related to engineering projects to City Council, developers, contractors, and the general public. Coordinating with NCDOT staff to request grants and approve plans. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM This position is open until filled with an initial resume review beginning on Monday, December 11th. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities: Short and long-range transportation engineering and planning transit activities. Plans, directs, manages and supervises Transportation Department staff. Works as a staff liaison to the Multimodal Transportation Commission and works with the Chair to prepare agendas and staff reports. Provides boards and commissions information about transportation functions. Reviews development projects for transportation impacts as part of the monthly TRC review meetings. Develops and implements system policies and procedures. Reviews grant reporting and oversight activities. Develops and oversees new revenue projects and programs for all functions within the Transportation Department. Develops policies and reviews projects to help smart development occur in our community with an emphasis on the development of transportation options. Implements Multimodal transportation policies that help the City grow in alignment with the Comprehensive Plan. Required Education and Experience Minimum Requirements: Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning or Urban Planning AND Five (5) years' experience in Municipal Government, OR Bachelors' Degree Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning or Urban Planning AND Seven (7) years' experience in Municipal Government, AND the following: Three (3) years' experience in Transportation Planning. Three (3) years' supervisory experience required. Either Professional Engineer (PE) and/or AICP required or the ability to obtain in 6 months. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of the field and the application of advanced principals, techniques and theories. Interpret process and use complex workplace data and graphics with abundant information and/or create challenging presentations using detailed forms, tables, graphs, etc. Knowledge of advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques. Skills & Abilities: 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 and pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems and identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain 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
Nov 16, 2017
Job Summary Snag a great side gig working with the Parks and Recreation Department! The Parks and Recreation Department are looking to hire a year-round Facility Attendant position. The purpose of the position is to provide various facility services for the City. Work is repetitive in nature requiring efficient performance of simple and heavy-duty building cleaning and maintenance duties. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through inspection of completed tasks. This position is a year-round temporary position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. WE WILL BEGIN REVIEWING APPLICATIONS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Sweeps, mops, vacuums and/or buffs floor surfaces. Cleans restroom and kitchen areas and replenishes paper supplies and soap as necessary. Cleans windows, walls, woodwork and/or light fixtures. Empties trash receptacles. Dusts furniture and fixtures. Pick up recycling and set up for pick up weekly. Performs overall daily cleaning and maintenance of the inside and outside of assigned parks and recreation areas. Sets up facilities for special events by loading and unloading tables, chairs and performing additional duties as necessary. Provides customer service by answering questions and giving information and directions. Reports large facility maintenance issues to managers. Performs back up duties in the absence of other personnel. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience Requirements: Basic knowledge of custodial responsibilities and customer service with some related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Working knowledge of cleaning procedures. Working knowledge of the layout of assigned buildings and facilities. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. 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 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: 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
Nov 14, 2017
Job Summary Bring your management and solid waste collection experience to a career in public service at the City of Asheville! The City of Asheville's Public Works Department is seeking to fill a full-time Operations Manager in the Sanitation Division. The Solid Waste Operations Manager is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Sanitation Division in support of the City's integrated solid waste management program. The Operations Manager plans and coordinates operational activities to ensure that waste management services are provided in an efficient, safe, effective, and sustainable manner for the Asheville community and plays a key role in developing and implementing continuous improvement initiatives. This position oversees a workforce of 33 employees. This position generally works Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. However, this position must also be available to work Fridays, evenings, weekends, holidays, during storms, during emergency situations, and during special events as needed. Hiring range: $51,919.14 -$62,302.96 (Salary is negotiable based on candidate's experience) Essential Duties & Responsibilities Supervises the Sanitation workforce, including hiring, scheduling, training, developing, and retaining employees. Plans, routes, and schedules all necessary collection activities for the City, including: routine collection of trash, brush and leaves, scrap metal, and bulky items; cart delivery and maintenance; and coordination of staff, equipment, and materials for City-sponsored events. Coordinates with recycling contract vendor regarding collection schedules, cart delivery, and customer service issues. Communicates with City personnel, regulatory agencies, internal & external organizations, and citizens in an effort to provide excellent customer service, maintain good working relations, increase productivity, and expedite resolutions and solve problems. Interprets and enforces City policies, procedures, and ordinances, including performing investigations and issuing citations to individuals or businesses in violation of the City of Asheville Code as it relates to Solid Waste. Monitors and maintains inventory, equipment, supplies, and assets to maximize efficient and timely waste collection within the City of Asheville. Works with the Solid Waste Division Manager to develop and implement a sustainable solid waste management plan for the City. Researches, develops, and implements operational innovations. Assists in planning, developing, and managing the Sanitation division budget. Reacts to emergency situations that arise due to the dangerous work performed in the division. Coordinates with risk management, safety, and employee health departments to ensure that employees receive proper safety training and that they are working in a safe manner. Acts as vehicle coordinator for the Solid Waste Division, including ensuring equipment is maintained, serviced, and inspected at the desired intervals and providing recommendations regarding equipment needs and replacement. Facilitates staff meetings as needed. Reviews new development/building plans and provides comments as they relate to City Solid Waste Ordinances. Assists with the writing of contracts and selection of contractors for work that is outsourced. Assists with snow removal operations before, during, and after snow events in coordination with other Public Works divisions. Oversees data collection and prepares reports related to department activities and operations. Performs the duties of the Solid Waste Manager in his or her absence as needed. Secondary Duties: Other duties as required. Required Education and Experience Minimum Requirements: This position requires an Associate's degree in solid waste management, business management, sustainability or related field, AND three years of operational experience to include planning and implementation of mission critical activities; OR at least six years of operational experience to include planning and implementation of mission critical activities, plus the following: At least three years of supervisory experience. At least three years budget management experience. Understanding of integrated solid waste management or sustainable materials management principles. Preferred Requirements: Experience being involved in a continuous improvement process. Experience with GIS. Required Licenses and Certifications: A Commercial Driver's License, or ability to obtain within 180 days of hire. OSHA safety training (10 hour certification) or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire. Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, talk and hear. The work is moderately physical, and includes exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and heavy equipment, observe facilities, assess quality of work, view a computer terminal, read, analyze data and figures, and perform visual inspection of small items. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Comprehensive understanding of the field and application of advanced principles, techniques and theory. Ability to process and use complicated workplace data and graphics; summarize, compare and identify trends between and among detailed forms, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps, etc. Ability to conduct comprehensive research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques. Ability to compile data into a technical report and share with a direct supervisor or department director. Ability to think creatively for the primary 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. Ability to effectively communicate and work cooperatively with City departments and divisions, regulatory agencies, and the local community. Working Conditions: The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside. The worker is also subject to hazards. This position includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles and/or exposure to all weather conditions.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Nov 10, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire a full-time, benefited Elevator Operator within the General Services Department. We are looking for individuals with excellent customer service and who are prompt, courteous, and proficient in the safe operation of an elevator in a public building. Work involves providing constant attention to passengers and to safety precautions when passengers are boarding or leaving the elevator. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through observation in terms of the safe and efficient operations of the assigned elevator. This position is open until filled. This position is full time and benefited for a limited term of 18-24 months. Full Time/Temporary Position - 40 Hrs Week Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7AM - 3:30 PM; you will also be required to work additional after hours once a month for Council Meetings. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Manipulates controls for the operation of the elevator and prevents over loading. Listens and watches for signals of improper operation. Picks up and discharges passengers. Provides information to the public concerning office locations. Reports defects in the mechanical operation of the elevator. Responsible for keeping lobby floors and windows clean. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience High school diploma or GED, and Relevant experience with excellent customer service especially to general public, building maintenance, etc. Physical Requirements: This work involves standing for an hour or more at a time, for example, at rush periods. Elevator operators may help other employees to move heavier loads, and occasionally assists handicapped passengers. Physical effort also is used in working controls, and opening and closing gates and doors of elevators by hand. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Ability to learn the manual techniques involved in the operation of a passenger elevator. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with elevator passengers. Ability to provide information to the public concerning office locations. Ability to use cellular phone, email/basic computer skills, communicate with team members and supervisor. Working Conditions: This work is done mostly inside in elevator cabs that usually have sufficient light, heat, and ventilation, but the operator may be subject to drafts and minor vibrations. The work also involves exposure to cuts, bruises, and scrapes in opening and closing gates or doors by hand.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 17, 2017
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform intermediate technical work analyzing, expediting and processing a variety of information and data relating to the approval and issuance of construction related permits at the City of Asheville's Permit Application Center. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours per week) THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. WE WILL BEGIN REVIEWING APPLICATIONS ON OCTOBER 30, 2017. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assists customers both in person and on the telephone by answering technical questions related to the permit process, contractor licensing, fees and other requirements. Processes permit applications in consultation with applicants and other individuals and sources. Gathers information on property identification (addresses and ownership) in the processing of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and other permits using location books, maps and data on the computer. Searches location and criteria of properties using GIS. Enter planning applications information into permitting software system. Reviews permits to verify completeness and coordinate permit data and approvals with other divisions, departments and agencies; insures that all permits are issued to satisfy departmental requirements, local and state laws; and, processes plans for submission to other divisions for approval. Coordinates and processes special approval processes such as certificates of compliance/occupancy, temporary utilities, temporary occupancy and ABC permits. Schedules inspections. Issues permanent Certificates of Compliance. Stores and disposes of permits, plans and related files in accordance with the State Records and Retention Schedule. Assists the Plans Reviewers with plan intake. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Required Education/Experience: Associate degree or two-year technical college, with some customer service and permitting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Required Licensing and Certifications: None required but Notary Public a plus. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented. Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 08, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for several full-time, non-exempt Water Maintenance Worker positions with the Water Department. The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of responsible unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled work in maintenance and construction of water lines and fixtures, and asphalt and concrete repairs for the City's Water Resources Department. Non-Exempt, Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week Position Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Total # of Positions: 5 Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares and transports materials and equipment to job site in and removes debris unsuitable for backfill from site using dump trucks, front-end loaders, and related equipment. Performs maintenance and repair of tools and equipment. Participates in a work crew in digging and backfilling trenches, installing or removing water pipes and fixtures, and installing traffic safety devices. Operates motorized equipment within knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification in the installation and repair of water mains, water lines, pumps, valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures. Flags traffic as required when job site is in a major road or dangerous road/curve. Works on a crew installing or removing of water taps and mains, water valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures; assists in repairing and replacing such fixtures; places pipes and fittings into excavated ditches; works on a crew that bores under roads to install pipes; installs meter boxes valve vaults or manholes. Must display initiative and ability to perform hard manual labor in all weather conditions, ability to lift up to 100 lbs,and use a shovel for extended periods of time. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency required with some experience involving interaction with the general public. Licensing and Certifications: Must have a current NC Driver's License. Must obtain Class A CDL NC Driver License within 6 months. Must obtain Class D Water Distribution Certification within 2 years of hire date. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. Ability to become knowledgeable of parts and tools required to perform maintenance and repairs on the water main system. Ability to follow safety guidelines, policies and procedures that are mandated by OSHA and the City of Asheville.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 08, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is seeking a temp/seasonal Laborer to join the Public Works Sanitation team. The purpose of this position is to perform as a laborer on the sanitation crew collecting trash and brush for the citizen's of the City of Asheville. Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Monday -Thursday 7 am-5:30 pm This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Performs brush collection as primary function of the Laborer in Sanitation position. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels, greasing joints, etc.; fuels equipment. Performs events set-up and break-down functions. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Utilizes hand tools to cut brush, trees and grass along roadsides. Picks up debris and refuse at roadsides. Loads and unloads materials on and off of trucks. Directs traffic at construction and/or maintenance sites. Positions signs, marking cones, flags, etc., to identify work areas. Provides weather related maintenance. Supplemental Functions: In the Sanitation Division, operates compactors, as needed. May complete logs and/or forms. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines; level of knowledge is equivalent a high school diploma or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Valid NC Driver's License is required. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required. Able to repetitively lift heavy loads. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Working knowledge of the functions and activities of assigned maintenance and/or construction crews. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions involved in public works maintenance and construction activities. Some knowledge of the standard methods, materials and equipment employed in basic construction and maintenance operations, including grounds maintenance work. Skills: Ability to use and care for a variety of hand tools. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to learn and follow routine procedures. Ability to perform strenuous work under varying weather conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 24, 2017
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform as a skilled or unskilled laborer on a construction crew, maintenance crew or custodial crew. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates power an assortment of tools used in construction and/or maintenance activities. Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment and fuels vehicles. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs and assists in repair work. Operates equipment to dispense and spread asphalt to patch potholes. Operates tampers, rollers and pavers in maintenance and construction of streets. Prepares road and ditch surfaces for repair; shovels and tamps tar and asphalt to patch and repair streets. Locates, unearths, repairs, rebuilds or replaces water mains and meters, valves, and valve boxes. Opens and flushes hydrants. Participates in building curbs, gutters, catch basins and manholes; pours and forms concrete. Assists in laying pipe by operating power saws and cleaning pipe of debris and excess dirt. Operates lawn mowers and string trimmers to cut and trim lawns and other grassed areas; pulls weeds from flower beds and other landscaped areas; and, sprays herbicides and pesticides. Mows and drags athletic fields and applies lime to mark boundaries. Provides routine custodial services. Assembles and erects playground equipment. Maintains soccer field and City pool. Positions signs, marking cones and flags to identify work areas. Operates and/or trains use of heavy motorized equipment, including bulldozers, compactors, front end loaders, graders, motorized pans, farm tractors, track backhoes and packers. Picks up debris and refuse. Loads and unloads material on and off of trucks. Maintains activity logs. Provides event support setting up tables, chairs and/or tents. Provides weather related maintenance. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines; level of knowledge is equivalent to less than high school or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Valid Driver's License Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions • Skilled in providing excellent customer service. • Attention to detail while performing daily custodial duties such as picking up refuse and cleaning restrooms. • Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly while providing event support including setting up tables, chairs, tents and electrical boxes. • Capable of working outside in all types of weather for prolonged periods of time and in unpleasant conditions. • Basic knowledge of record keeping and daily activity logs. • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. • Suited to working independently and with limited supervision. • Knowledgeable in the use of basic hand tools and small power tools.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 21, 2017
Job Summary Begin your career in public service with the City of Asheville's Public Works Department! The City of Asheville is seeking THREE (3) full-time Equipment Operators to join the Sanitation Division. The purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy motorized equipment. This position offers a variety of on the job training experiences and professional development opportunities. The Public Works Department is supportive of employee development and advancement. We continually hire for these positions as our employees grow and advance within the division, department and across the organization. Work Schedule: Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Monday -Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM This position is open until filled. Benefits offered include: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits Include: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Safety boot allowance (Twice per year)! Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operates a variety of heavy motorized equipment involved in the sanitation industry to include automated side loader refuse, rear packer trash collection truck, knuclebooms and other various equipment as needed, etc. Drives trucks along specified routes to collect and transport refuse and debris; drives trucks as needed in various capacities as needed in the Public Works Department Performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment, such as checking and filling fluid levels and greasing as necessary. Inspects equipment daily and reports need for repairs; assists in repair work. Performs a variety of manual or semi-skilled labor when needed for the Sanitation Division and Public Works Department. Additional Job Functions: Trains less-experienced Motor Equipment Operators in operation of various types of equipment as workload and time permit. Performs all positional work functions in the Sanitation Division as needed. Performs related work as required. Required Education and Experience Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency, with some relevant experience with operating motorized equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Class B CDL License by State of North Carolina Required. Prefer experience driving a rear packer or solid waste collection trucks. Ability to lift heavy loads. Ability to learn routes and navigate in the City of Asheville. Must successfully complete a physical per the Federal Motor Carrier Administration Medical Exam for Fitness Determination which includes a hearing test. A position requiring a CDL license also requires a separate urine drug screen through the National Transportation Association in addition to the new employee drug screen. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: Knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of motorized equipment with an emphasis on Sanitation Division equipment. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards related to the job, and the proper safety precautions and equipment used in the safe performance of job duties. Working knowledge, in some job assignments, of the practices and procedures involved in tree maintenance and removal, and pest management. Skills: Ability to use of multiple types of motorized heavy equipment. Ability to use a variety of power and hand tools as needed. Ability to make minor repairs and operating adjustments to assigned equipment with an emphasis on Sanitation Division equipment. Ability to follow oral instructions. Ability to instruct less-experienced personnel in operation of heavy motorized equipment with an emphasis on Sanitation Division equipment. Ability to work effectively under arduous or unpleasant working conditions Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Aug 09, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is excited to hire motivated individuals to serve the citizens of Asheville as a Police Officer. Under supervision of a Police Sergeant Police, Officers provide public safety and maintain order, enforce the laws of North Carolina, uphold the United States Constitution and support National security. Officers are subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. The City of Asheville is a culturally diverse community and the Asheville Police Department welcomes all applicants. To Be Considered As An Applicant For This Position, You MUST HAVE: Certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission; OR Completion of NC BLET program. NC BLET completion must be valid to be eligible to achieve certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission after successful completion of the hiring process. No other State certifications will be considered. If you are not NC State Certified, you must apply to the Police Officer Trainee position to be considered. Only NC State certified Police Officers will be considered for this recruitment process. Must successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam to include a hearing and vision test and other requirements set by the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. These physicals require a scheduled appointment. The City's Physician or Physician Assistant must provide final clearance. The exams are at the City's expense after a conditional offer is made, but before a final offer of employment. The Hiring Process for the Police Officer - NC State Certified: Initial Review One-on-One Interview Panel Interview Conditional Offer Drug Screening Health Assessment Background Investigation Polygraph Psychological Evaluation Executive Staff Review Final Offer Visit the Police Department website for more information on the hiring and selection process: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Police/RecruitmentCareers.aspx Work Schedule for Police Officers: 12 hour shifts either 6am-6pm, 7am-7pm or 6pm-6am, 7pm-7am. New hires will be subject to working the shift(s) that are currently available at the time of hire. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Patrol designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; protect real and personal property by providing security checks of residential, business, and public premises; maintain awareness of and remains alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress, takes appropriate enforcement action through warnings or citations. Respond to calls for service for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complains, and related incidents, investigate complaints and takes appropriate action. Conduct investigations at scenes to which summoned or incidents observed; determine what, if any, crime has been committed; identify, collect, preserve, process, and store evidence; locate and interview victims and witnesses and interrogate suspects. Prepare and serve search warrants and arrest warrants; apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes; control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations. Investigate traffic collisions, providing first aid for injured, taking safeguards to prevent further accidents, interviews principals and witnesses, taking written statements from drivers, witnesses; examines vehicles and roadways; observing traffic control devices, and obstructions to view; takes necessary street measurements; clears the scene of obstruction and wreckage. Direct traffic and crowd control at special events, motor vehicle collisions, and other emergency situations. Attend various community functions to identify crime related issues and/or quality of life issues and works with the community to solve those issues. Escort prisoners to the Detention Facility, ensuring prisoners are properly guarded during transport. Interact with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of the situation. Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public; answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the department. Conduct Crime Prevention Activities to reduce and deter criminal activity. Testify in court and at hearings, prepare and present case evidence; respond to mandatory court calls during irregular hours. Initiate and complete reports, legal documents, and other required paperwork; prepare investigative reports and case information/files. Required Education and Experience Requirements: MUST HAVE: Certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission; OR Completion of NC BLET program. NC BLET completion must be valid to be eligible to achieve certification as a Police Officer through the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission after successful completion of the hiring process. Educational requirement is minimum high school diploma and/or GED equivalency. Bilingual language skills preferred but not required. Additional Major Requirements: At least 20 years of age at time of application. Must be in good physical condition with no obvious condition which will impair the performance of duty. Must pass a physical examination, and physical fitness assessment. Must meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements. Must be a United States citizen. No felony convictions. No serious misdemeanor convictions in the past five years. Valid NC driver's license required; no suspensions of driving privileges in the past three years. Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation. Must satisfactorily pass a polygraph examination. Must satisfactorily pass a psychological evaluation. Must satisfactorily pass a screening test for drugs. Automatic Disqualifications: Criminal History : Any conviction of a felony; a crime for which the punishment could have been more than two years; conviction of a crime or unlawful act defined as Class B Misdemeanors within the preceding ten (10) years; conviction of two (2) or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as Class A Misdemeanors within the preceding five (5) years; a DUI or DWI conviction in the last ten (10) years. For a list of Class B Misdemeanors visit: http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Standards/CJ-Standards/Documents/Class-B-Misdemeanor-Manual-2005.aspx Drugs: Any involvement in the sale of illegal drugs; use of any illegal drug within the past two (2) years. Other : Dishonorable discharge from any military service. Less than honorable discharges will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Untruthfulness or the intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position; deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete statements; cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position. Tattoos and Body Modification : Tattoos, branding, or intentional scars will be covered by all employees when representing the department. Exceptions may be made for female employees with permanent makeup (e.g., eyeliner, lip liner) that is conservative and natural looking. However, tattoos, branding, or intentional scarring are not permitted on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or hands. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Adaptability. Critical thinking. Conflict resolution. Good Communication (both verbally and in writing). Capacity for empathy and compassion. Capacity for engaging in teamwork and ability to collaborate. Ability to use good judgment, reason and problem solve. Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility. Ability to be resourceful and show initiative. Ability to perform physical functions of position, including physically restraining people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally. Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Majority of work is performed outside of with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
May 17, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking to hire a Full-Time Laborer to join the team at the US Cellular Center. The purpose of this position is to perform as a skilled or unskilled laborer on a construction crew, maintenance crew or custodial crew. Work Schedule: Varies depending on business needs; 40 hours per week. This position is eligible for benefits. Please see the list below: 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 (depending on department) Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 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. Required Education and Experience QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation; level of knowledge is equivalent to less than high school or equivalency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Licensing and Certifications: Requires training in workplace safety and blood borne pathogens. Training provided by employer. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct basic research of existing, internal policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks. Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequent physical effort is required.
City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Mar 15, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for a temporary/seasonal Sport Support Staff II/Park Ranger I position within the Parks and Recreation Department. Assist in the program operation and maintenance of a recreation facility, specifically with ball fields and athletic facilities. Type of Position: Seasonal, Temporary Position Work Schedule: Evenings and/or weekends; hours will vary Essential Duties & Responsibilities Keep accurate scores of ball games (basketball, flag football, volleyball, softball) Maintain ball fields to ensure safety of participants Communicate clearly both in writing and verbally with the public and co-workers Required Education and Experience High school diploma or equivalency, and at least 1 year of experience in recreation programming or management; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform essential position functions. CPR/First Aid Certified preferred. Must possess an appropriate, valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge of the general philosophy and objectives of public recreation General knowledge of both outdoor and indoor sports