Auburn, Alabama is committed to being an attractive, environmentally conscious community that is progressive, responsive and hospitable.

This community desires for all citizens:

  • safe and attractive neighborhoods with adequate housing
  • quality educational opportunities
  • diverse cultural and recreational opportunities
  • vibrant economic opportunities
  • active involvement of all citizens

Public Service is the mission and calling of the employees of the City of Auburn. As representatives of the City, we work more closely with our customers than in any other level of government. With that close interaction comes expectations that are inherently different than those associated with federal government, state government or private business. What we do and how we do it are critical to the well-being of the Auburn community, which includes family members, friends, neighbors, educators, physicians, clergy and Auburn citizens from every walk of life. The public's trust is essential to Auburn’s continued success, and our daily actions impact that trust.

We strive, therefore, to serve the public with the highest standards of excellence and accountability. We seek daily to earn and maintain the trust of the Auburn community and never to take it for granted. We recognize that the calling of public service is honorable and important, and so it is proudly that we serve those who call Auburn home. With dedication to public service we affirm the following Core Values:

  1. Respect. We show respect in all our interactions.
    • Respect for People – We treat all individuals with respect, courtesy and genuine concern. We also respect the work of our co-workers and strive to show sincere appreciation for what they do.
    • Diversity – We embrace the broad diversity of City employees and the Auburn residents they serve. We value the new perspectives and ideas this diversity brings.
    • Ownership of Property – We respect property, both public and personal.
  2. Integrity. Unquestionable integrity must be at the heart of our efforts to provide citizens with the best public services possible.
    1. Honesty – We believe in transparent, open government, recognizing that nothing short of honesty and moral integrity will build community trust, the spirit of teamwork and a well-functioning work environment. We value truthfulness in our work endeavors and in relationships with others.
    2. Accountability – We take responsibility for errors and adhere to the highest standards of ethics, conduct and the law.
    3. No Conflict of Interest – Every judgment we make as employees must be free of even the appearance of conflicts. Our goal is to strictly observe an invisible wall separating city government operations from personal or political interests, avoiding any possibility that one will inappropriately influence the other.
    4. Conscientious Action – What we do and say impacts the image of the City of Auburn and its employees. Therefore, our personal conduct, as it reflects on the City of Auburn, must be beyond reproach.
  3. Fairness. We provide services and administer municipal ordinances equally, fairly and without regard for personal beliefs or opinions.
    1. Favoritism – We do not favor or discriminate against any business, citizen or group of citizens – for any reason.
    2. Objectivity – We make decisions and recommendations based on accurate information, gathered honestly, presented objectively and with the best interests of the City as our overriding goal.
  4. Reliability. The services we provide must be dependable and consistent in both day-to-day operations and in times of special need or emergency.
  5. Professional Excellence. We consistently strive to reach our full potential as an organization and as individuals by knowing our jobs and our City, so that we can excel in providing competent, dependable and efficient service. We understand that doing the right things is not good enough. We must do the right things in the right way.
    1. Exceed expectations – We focus on our assigned tasks, perform our jobs to the best of our abilities, and seek to complete our work in a manner that exceeds expectations.
    2. Innovation – We value feedback about our work and seek to improve as a result. Never bound by habit or tradition, we strive to stay vigilant in the search for new and innovative ways to better perform public services.
    3. Communication – We value professional, useful, informative, and honest communication among ourselves and with our community. We understand that active listening is a critical part of our communication process.
    4. Continual learning – We seek to upgrade our professional competence by staying up to date on emerging issues, new technology, and job-related knowledge.
    5. Teamwork – We work together and acknowledge that working cooperatively contributes to healthy work relationships, a more effective organization, and the greater good of the Auburn citizens.

9 job(s) at City of Auburn

City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Sep 11, 2019
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in the maintenance and construction of the wastewater collection system. MAJOR DUTIES • Performs equipment operation duties. (40%) o Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, excavator, bulldozer, and front-end loader to install, maintain and repair the wastewater collection system. o Operates a variety of hand and power tools. o Operates light and medium duty equipment such as dump truck, forklift, tractor and bush hog. o Performs routine maintenance of equipment. • Performs related construction and maintenance tasks. (30%) o Directs and assists in the repair and maintenance of sewer lines, main lines, and manholes. o Directs and assists in the repair of asphalt, concrete driveways and sidewalks, concrete curbing, and rights-of-ways. o Sets up proper traffic control at work sites. • Coordinates and assigns work orders. (10%) o Generates, assigns, and completes work orders and service requests. o Makes work orders assignments for maintenance staff. • Maintains inventory, tools, equipment and vehicles. (5%) o Documents the removal and use of inventory items. o Maintains accurate count of inventory, tools, and equipment on assigned vehicle. o Keeps tools clean and stored in proper locations. o Keeps equipment clean, serviced, and stored in proper location. o Keeps vehicles clean; removes unnecessary items from vehicle. • Exercises functional supervision over assigned personnel. (5%) o Assigns and directs the work of assigned personnel. o Reviews work for quality and counsels assigned personnel to correct deficiencies in work. o Oversees safety of assigned facilities, equipment, and staff. o Trains assigned personnel in the performance of job duties and in the operation of vehicles and equipment. • Performs related duties. (10%) o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. o Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures. • Knowledge of the equipment, techniques and supplies used in wastewater collection system. construction and maintenance. • Knowledge of City geography. • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of job-related tools and equipment. • Skill in the use of heavy and light construction equipment. • Skill in the use of hand and power tools. • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. • Skill in decision making and problem solving. • Skill in interpersonal relations. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Collection System Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations; Water Environment Federation Manuals of Practice; EPA regulations; City water resource management standards and specifications; blueprints; work orders; City and department policies and procedures; relevant local, state, and federal laws; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of related heavy equipment operation duties. Inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment in support of wastewater collection system construction and maintenance activities. Success in this position ensures the provision of a well-maintained City infrastructure. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, vendors, contractors, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems and motivate personnel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. • The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. SUPERVISION EXERCISED This position has functional supervision over Utility Maintenance Worker - Collection System and assigned personnel. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; and • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Alabama Class A Commercial Driver's License within six months of employment. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain an Alabama Grade 1C license for wastewater treatment within one year of employment.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Sep 03, 2019
Full Time
Job General Statement of Duties Performs accounting, financial reporting, financial management, and supervisory functions to ensure that 1) the City's and Water Board's financial records are accurate and comply with generally accepted accounting principles as well as established rules and procedures; 2) financial information is provided to City and Water Board management to enable use of the budget as a management tool; and 3) the City's and Water Board's assets are managed in accordance with State law and are protected through adequate internal controls, policies, and procedures. Performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve in an accounting and financial management oversight position. The employee in this class has primary responsibility for the accuracy of the general ledger and the preparation of financial reports and analyses from the general ledger; all accounting and financial reporting work is to be done in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. The employee in this class will lead the procurement of and oversee the completion of professional financial services, such as banking services, auditing services, arbitrage rebate analysis services, consulting accounting services, etc. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Finance Director/Treasurer, but significant leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Direct supervision is exercised over the work of employees in the classes of Principal Financial Analyst, Accountant, Water Board Accountant, City Accountants (Payroll and Reconciliation, General Ledger, Cast Disbursements), Accounts Payable Specialist, and other Finance Department employees as necessary. Provides technical supervision to employees in the classes of Public Works Accountant and Assistant Economic Development Director-Financial Management. Acts as a resource in financial management, accounting, financial reporting, and use of the automated financial management system to employees of other departments whose duties involve financial activities. In the absence of the Finance Director/Treasurer, an employee in this class may temporarily assume full responsibility for duties of the Finance Director Position. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees within the Finance Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) • Maintains the integrity and accuracy of the City's and Water Board's general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting documentation, with the assistance of the Finance staff; • Manages month-end and year-end closing of the City's and Water Board's accounting records and prepares comprehensive financial statements for all funds and departments; • Directs and reviews the preparation of monthly financial reports issued to the City Manager for distribution to the City Council, the Water Board, and department heads; • Audits the computer-generated general journal, revenue journal and expenditures journal to maintain the integrity of individual funds and inter-fund balances, makes adjustments as necessary; • Reviews and approves period-end journal entries and ensures all accounts are accurate; • Reviews and approves or prepares non-routine journal entries for posting to the general ledger of all funds; • Monitors all current transactions, including purchase orders, manual checks, contracts, journal entries, interest and investments to ensure they have been properly posted before period closing; • Maintains the cash integrity of individual funds; • Maintains accounting files on all City contracts to avoid duplication of payments, contract over-payments, and ensures that all required retainage are being withheld in the correct amount; • Provides technical information to external auditors for the annual audit of City and Water Board finances and financial records; directs and coordinates the Finance staff's preparation of detailed analyses for the compilation of documentation to be provided to external auditors to meet established deadlines; • Supervises, reviews, and approves the compilation of data for the City-prepared portions of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Popular Annual Financial Report, and the Water Board's annual financial report; drafts the "management discussion and analysis" for the CAFR; • Assists the Finance Director with non-routine financial analyses and presentations of financial information; • Monitors the automated financial management system; coordinates with Finance and Information Technology staffs, as well as software vendor personnel, to identify and resolve issues involving the use of the financial management software and needs for customization of the software; • Provides technical advice to Finance and other departments' personnel regarding journal entries, payroll transactions, internal control procedures, and use of the automated financial management system; • Oversees maintenance of grant files, recording and documenting the expenditure of grant funds as necessary for State and Federal grantor audits; • Directs City and Water Board financial staff in the compilation and analysis of information for public services rate studies; • Assists the Finance Director in the preparation and review of information for presentation to rating agencies and in support of borrowing transactions; • Leads the implementation of new accounting and financial reporting principles; • Performs research of financial records and other resources in response to special information requests from within City departments and from the public; • Directs the preparation of documentation on expenditures of borrowing proceeds adequate for purposes of arbitrage compliance review; • Reviews drafts of budget adoption and budget amendment ordinances for accuracy and completeness; • Assists the Finance Director with technical supervision of the Public Works Accountant and Economic Development Financial Manager; • Supervises, directs, prioritizes, and appraises the performance of the Principal Financial Analyst, City Accountants, Water Board Accountant, and Accounts Payable Specialists; • Supervises the Finance Department's portion of the City's and Water Board's payroll function; • Supervises the accounts payable function for the City and Water Board; • Develops Finance Department's proposed budget and requested budget revisions; maintains a monthly review process of the Finance Department's budget status; • Directs the Finance staff in maintaining an accurate cash balance of all funds and accounts; monitors cash receipts and disbursement levels and cash balances for determining the level of funds available for investment; • Notifies depositories of cash balance changes affecting the coverage of the City's deposits protected by the State's collateral pool; • Transfers cash from pooled and/or interest-bearing accounts among individual fund accounts via online banking services as needed to cover obligations; initiates ACH (automated clearinghouse) bank transactions; initiates repetitive and non-routine funds wires; • Assists the Finance Director with the borrowing of funds by preparing financial analyses and projections, developing materials for and participating in presentations to rating agencies; coordinates with bond counsel, bond underwriter, financial adviser, and local financial institutions as needed to apply for and close on local borrowings; • Leads the preparation, reconciliation, and submission of Forms W-2 and 1099; • Directs the preparation of quarterly tax reviews, annual federal and State payroll tax withholding and tax reports, and unemployment compensation trust fund and retirement reports; calculates and makes related payments as needed; • Directs the preparation of payroll tax return reconciliations to the general ledger; • Computes and deposits payroll taxes and deferred compensation payments; • Audits employee benefits transactions, including Social Security and Medicare, health and life insurance, supplemental insurances, retirement and deferred compensation plan contributions; calculates payments and request payments to be made; • Prepares reports and payments to the Retirement System of Alabama, reconciling to payroll records and reports; • Creates electronic file for Retirement System of Alabama (RSA) from payroll software, verifies service credit hours and reconciles payroll withholdings for RSA to the general ledger; • Reviews calculations of child support and garnishment withholdings as determined by various courts; • Coordinates child support and garnishment activities with representatives of the Court and the staff of the City's Human Resources Department; • Assists the Finance Director and other Management Team Staff in the compilation and analysis of data relating to City and Water Board contracts and other non-routine issues; • Monitors the City's and Water Board's systems of internal controls; evaluates controls for adequacy and cost-effectiveness and develops proposed procedural changes to strengthen the internal control system, analyzing the costs of implementing proposed changes and the benefits to be derived therefrom; • Monitors financial system reports and records for errors/omissions, and ensures that all necessary corrections are made; • Audits bank reconciliations and meets with bank representatives to correct any discrepancies, as necessary. • Monitors State SAFE Program (collateral pool) to ensure that that City and Water Board funds are deposited only in financial institutions that are qualified public depository members of the SAFE program; • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other Department and City employees; officials and employees of the City's component units, boards and agencies; outside auditors; State and Federal officials; representatives of financial institutions, bond rating agencies, financial advisors and underwriters, and bond counsel; staff of consulting agencies of a variety of professions; members of professional and civic organizations; and the public; • Analyzes Finance Department and Water Revenue Office issues and problems and develops proposed solutions; • Develops training materials and presents training to City staff and appropriate others on Finance Department policies and procedures; use of the financial management software system, and other technical matters; • Drafts new or revised statements pertaining to existing financial and administrative policies; • Requests purchase orders; initiates check requests for payroll obligations, debt service payments and miscellaneous disbursements; • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas and municipal finance in general; • Responds to citizens', taxpayers', vendors' and other interested parties' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; • Trains, assigns, prioritizes, supervises, motivates and evaluates the work of assigned employees; • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; • Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including GAAP for local government; • Comprehensive knowledge of auditing theory and procedures; • Knowledge of internal control systems and methods; • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll methods and practices; • Comprehensive knowledge of banking services and treasury management practices; • Some knowledge of governmental budgeting methods and practices; • Ability to supervise professional accounting staff, as well as other Finance Department staff; • Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks; • Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language; • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports as necessary; • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and derive percentages; • Ability to analyze financial and other numerical information; • Ability to understand and apply oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions; • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports and presentations containing findings, analysis and recommendations; • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions; • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; • Ability to work cooperatively with others; • Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks. Acceptable Experience and Training • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; and • Considerable progressively responsible experience in accounting; and • Some experience in governmental accounting or auditing, preferably state or local government accounting or auditing; and • Experience supervising accounting professionals; or • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Special Qualifications • Active license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant; or • Ability to obtain one of the following certifications: Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Finance Officer, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Government Finance Officer, Certified Fraud Examiner; and • Possession of a driver's license issued by the state of Alabama. Essential Physical Abilities • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to review type written documents in both electronic and hardcopy form; • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and related office equipment; • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to function in the general office environment and visit various work sites within the City.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Sep 03, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Assists with programs or events within the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative during a program or event and to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Leader II but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings, including cultural arts, recreation, and therapeutic programs and events. Work is performed outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold or inclement weather. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides oversight to a Parks and Recreation program or event, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards; Assists with recreation, cultural arts, rehabilitative or other related recreational programs or events to promote a professional presentation of such activities; Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled program or event; Provides guidance to individual recreation participants; Performs demonstrations of assigned activities at programs or events and participates in games and other events; Generate content, drafts, edits, and publishes publicity items for Parks and Recreation programs or events; Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings and training sessions as necessary to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Sets up and breaks down programs or events, including assembling tables and chairs, stocking coolers, and stocking supplies; Assist other divisions of the department with their events, programs, and projects as necessary; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of department and Recreation Center rules and regulations; Knowledge of festival and/or event planning; Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational programs or events; Skill in the use of modern office equipment; Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; Skill in decision making and problem solving; Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Skill in organizing and planning work; Ability to work cooperatively with others; Ability to coordinate a recreational program or event involving several participants. Acceptable Experience and Training Some experience in recreational programs or events; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs; Ability to intermittently sit, stand, walk, or stoop. Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects weighing 25 or more pounds. Ability to climb ladders. "This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Aug 30, 2019
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for locating underground utilities and performing field survey work. MAJOR DUTIES • Locates underground utilities. (60%) o Locates water mains, service lines, hydrants, valves and blow-offs. o Locates sewer mains, manholes, and clean-outs. o Locates fiber optic lines. o Locates external utility lines (e.g. gas and power). o Installs traffic controlling devices and flags traffic to ensure safe work area. o Inspects new developments for buried and missing sewer and water laterals. o Surveys water, sewer, and fiber utilities for the utilities database. o Collects field data using GPS equipment and total station survey equipment. • Manages work order tickets. (10%) o Receives, reviews, splits, and prioritizes daily tickets. o Reviews and tallies daily audits; enters information to database spreadsheets. o Reviews City maps and plans. • Provides assistance to customers and contractors. (10%) o Responds to contractor, surveyor and customer inquiries in a courteous and timely manner. o Meets with contractors and surveyors to discuss construction plans. o Prints maps and aerial view data for on-site distances and reference points. • Takes photographs of infrastructure. (10%) o Takes photos of locates with a high probability of potential damage. o Takes photos of damages, changes, and new additions. o Records and edits photos in database. • Performs related duties. (10%) o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. o Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of the tools and techniques used in the location of underground utilities. • Knowledge of blueprints, as-built drawings, and computer generated maps. • Knowledge of the operations of the water and sewer systems. • Knowledge of standards and detail specifications established by Water Resource Management. • Knowledge of City streets and utilities locations. • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs. • Skill in the operation of devices such as pipe horns and metal locators. • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. • Skill in accurately collecting and transferring data utilizing GPS and total station surveying equipment. • Skill in decision making and problem solving. • Skill in interpersonal relations. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Ability to work independently. • Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Collection System Program Coordinator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include 811 bylaws; Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations; Water Environment Federation Manuals of Practice; EPA Regulations; City of Auburn Water Resource Management standards and specifications; blueprints; work orders; City and department policies and procedures; relevant local, state, and federal laws; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of varied technical duties. Strict deadlines, inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to locate and designate underground utilities. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency of department operations, safety of workers, and to the protection of utility lines. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, contractors, landscapers, engineers, surveyors, plumbers, representatives of other utility providers, homeowners, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, and resolve problems. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and frequently lifts heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell and hearing. • The work is typically performed in an office, and outdoors, in very noisy places with heavy traffic and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Aug 30, 2019
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for the inspection of City infrastructure. MAJOR DUTIES • Inspects and tests new and existing water lines. (20%) o Performs pressure testing. o Disinfects new mains. o Performs bacterial sampling of new mains. o Inspects the construction of water valves and fire hydrants. o Inspects taps to active water mains. • Inspects new and existing sewer lines and manholes. (20%) o Performs mandrel tests on PVC lines and flash ductile lines. o Inspects new taps. o Performs pressure tests on new lines. o Performs vacuum tests on manholes. o Inspects active sewer taps. • Inspects storm drains. (20%) o Inspects the construction of new storm drains. o Checks grades. o Inspects new inlets, junction boxes and head walls. • Inspects new street construction. (20%) o Inspects curb and gutter, sidewalks, and driveway turnouts. o Performs proof rolls on subgrades and base materials. o Measures temperature, thickness and quality of asphalt during paving process. o Ensures compliance with ADA requirements. • Performs other inspection duties. (10%) o Performs annual detention pond inspections. o Performs final inspections on sites and develops punch lists for contractors. o Performs erosion control inspections. • Performs related duties. (10%) o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. o Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of construction methods, materials and equipment. • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, City ordinances, and department policies and procedures. • Knowledge of civil engineering practices. • Knowledge of City geography and road systems. • Knowledge of various measurement and other tools used in the inspection process. • Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. • Knowledge of work zone safety principles. • Skill in reading and interpreting maps, plans and blueprints. • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs. • Skill in the operation of job-related testing equipment. • Skill in performing mathematical calculations. • Skill in decision making and problem solving. • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Inspection Manager- Engineering Services assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include City ordinances; standards, specifications and details; accepted surveying and engineering practices; department and City policies and procedures; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of varied inspection duties. Inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to inspect new and existing City infrastructure. Success in this position contributes to safe, well maintained and operational City infrastructure. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, contractors, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 pounds or more, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, climbs ladders, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell. • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain Grade I Water Certification within one year. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain QCI Certification within one year. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Aug 30, 2019
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for coordinating the City's stormwater operations. MAJOR DUTIES • Organizes, operates and maintains the City's erosion and sediment control inspections and enforcement program. (65%) o Inspects active sites on a monthly basis and prepares related reports. o Inspects active sites following each qualifying rain event; performs follow-up inspections as needed. o Collects and maintains photographic evidence of land disturbing activities. o Coordinates initial inspections with theEngineering ServicesDepartment. o Responds to complaints and concerns from the general public in regards to land disturbing activities. o Reviews erosion and sediment control plans to ensure compliance with City ordinance and policies. o Communicates with developers, engineers of record, and contractors in regards to deficiencies in site best management practices. o Prepares letters to construction site permit holders in regard to deficiencies in site best management practices. o Issues notices or citations in the enforcement of erosion and sediment control regulations. o Maintains the City's construction site database in CityWorks. o Provides Alabama Department of Environmental Management with information for specific active construction sites and other pertinent information as requested. o Prepares documentation for prosecution in Municipal Court as necessary. o Monitors federal and state regulations regarding erosion and sediment control and coordinates with the Division Manager to achieve changes in the City Code to remain in compliance. oPerforms Post-Construction BMP inspections as needed. • Performs education and public outreach activities. (15%) o Organizes Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops. o Participates in annual Earth Day planning and activities. o Participates inLee CountyWater Festival activities. o Prepares and presents educational materials on stormwater and watershed management. o Participates in other education and outreach activities as assigned. • Performs water quality monitoring duties. (10%) o Assists the Watershed Coordinator in stream sampling and monitoring activities. o Assists in the investigation of causes and sources of pollution to the city's MS4 and its receiving waters. • Performs related duties. (10%) o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. o Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of erosion and sediment control best management practices. • Knowledge of sediment transport, hydraulics, hydrology, construction and staging practices. • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations related to stormwater, erosion, and sediment control practices. • Knowledge of watershed-related concepts. • Knowledge of water sampling and testing methods. • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs. • Skill in operating standard office equipment. • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. • Skill in decision making and problem solving. • Skill in interpreting and analyzing the effectiveness of construction site drawings and documents. • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Watershed Division Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include the City of Auburn's Standard Erosion and Sediment Control details, the Auburn City Code and subdivision regulations, the Alabama Handbook for Erosion Control and Sediment Control, federal and state NPDES regulations, the City's Phase II Stormwater Permit, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of varied duties in the coordination of the City's stormwater functions. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to manage the City's stormwater operations. Success in this position ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulations. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, representatives of state and federal agencies, vendors, engineering consultants, developers, contractors, members of environmental organizations, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information and resolve problems. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and occasionally lifts heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee distinguishes between shades of color and utilizes the sense of smell. • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a related field; and • 3 to 5 years of related experience; or • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Job Job Summary This position is responsible for the collection of recyclable materials and refuse. Major Duties Performs collection duties. (70%) Drives a rear-loading truck or compartmentalized recycling vehicle, or tows a trailer along a predetermined route to collect and haul recyclable materials and to collect and dispose of trash. Loads and empties recyclables into truck. Transports recyclables to processing area; unloads recycling and resumes route. Maintains radio contact with Crew Leader regarding route changes and work orders. Monitors weather and road conditions. Performs equipment operation and maintenance duties. (20%) Performs routine maintenance on truck or other equipment. Informs appropriate personnel of needed repairs. Performs pre- and post-trip inspections. Washes truck on a regular basis. Operates a variety of other assigned equipment, including forklift, backhoe, etc. Operates hoisting devices. Operates equipment to compress collectables. Assists with other manual labor duties as assigned. Performs related duties. (10%) Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of collection procedures and routes. Knowledge of local geography and streets. Knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques as related to division equipment and vehicles. Skill in the operation of recycling equipment and other related equipment. Skill in decision making and problem solving. Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to work cooperatively with others. Supervisory Controls The Crew Leader - Recycling assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results. Guidelines Guidelines include traffic laws, equipment operation guidelines, City and department policies and procedures, and Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. Complexity/Scope of Work The work consists of related duties in the collection and transport of recyclable waste. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to participate in the collection of recyclable materials. Success in this position contributes to the safe and efficient management of solid waste. Contacts Contacts are typically with co-workers and members of the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services. Physical Demands/Work Environment The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and occasionally lifts heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee utilizes the sense of smell. The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. Supervision Exercised None Minimum Qualifications Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Aug 23, 2019
Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Coordinates and assists with customer service support for the operations of an assigned Parks and Recreation Facility. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative at a Recreation Facility to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Center Director or Recreation Supervisor but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings, including recreation, cultural arts and programs. Work is performed indoors and occasionally outdoors in hot, cold or inclement weather. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides oversight at a Parks and Recreation facility, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards; Assists with a sports, recreation, cultural arts, rehabilitative or other related recreation activity to promote a professional presentation of such activities; Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled activity; Provides guidance to individual recreation participants; Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings and training sessions to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Ensure Recreation Facility is ready for public use; Receive and process monetary transactions including, cash, credit and debit cards, both in person and via the phone; Performs customer service and administrative duties, including answering phone, greet visitors and participants, fill out appropriate forms, and scheduling use of facilities; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of department and recreation facility rules and regulations; Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational activities; Knowledge of recreation facility programs and activities; Skill in the use of modern office equipment; Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; Skill in organizing and planning; Skill in decision making and problem solving; Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Ability to work cooperatively with others. Acceptable Experience and Training Some experience in a recreational activity; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs; Ability to intermittently sit, stand, walk, or stoop; Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. "This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Aug 08, 2019
Full Time
Job JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for performing duties related to development in the City of Auburn, for ensuring that water and wastewater infrastructure is constructed in compliance with all relevant regulations, and for ensuring that all water and wastewater infrastructure is properly mapped in the City's GIS database. MAJOR DUTIES Manages and coordinates development reviews. (40%) Manages and coordinates review of submitted water, sanitary sewer, and erosion control plans and revisions. Coordinates with engineers, developers, and contractors regarding City of Auburn and Water Resource Management design regulations and construction standards. Compiles and submits department comments. Reviews sewers capacity and fire flow analyses. Reviews submittals for developments. Uses City of Auburn software (e.g. CityWorks) for reviewing, monitoring, and approving plans as required. Reviews and coordinates inspections related to as-builts for completed developments. Provides confirmation of preliminary and final acceptance of water and sewer infrastructure. Assists with the Utility Asset Mapping Program. (15%) Imports, edits, and maintains the GIS database for water and sanitary sewer. Assists in coordinating the surveying tasks needed to assist the Utility Asset Mapping Program. Coordinates with other department personnel to obtain missing information and new infrastructure data. Coordinates the addition of infrastructure for new developments into the GIS database. Acts as WRM representative for Development Coordination and Planning Department reviews. (10%) Attends meetings with other departments and with developers and engineers regarding future developments. Reviews all submitted plans, easement agreements, lot layouts, etc. Serves as liaison to the Planning Commission. Provides information to developers regarding existing water and sewer infrastructure, water and wastewater design requirements, and erosion and sediment control regulations. Serves as WRM representative for COA Development Reviews. (10%) Works with other departments to coordinate water, sewer, or watershed related work items. Works with other departments in the development of WRM property. Prepares cost estimates for projects. Assists the WRM Department with water and wastewater infrastructure projects. (10%) Performs engineering design calculations and analyses for infrastructure expansion projects. Designs and Assists with preparing engineering plans and specifications. Assists with coordinating project bidding and contracts for WRM projects. Uses engineering judgment to determine the most suitable, economical, and appropriate routes for water and wastewater infrastructure expansions. Prepares reports and performs analyses of water and wastewater system needs and plans. Manages contractor performances; conducts on-site meetings and weekly inspections. Performs project management for water and wastewater construction and rehabilitation projects. Evaluates field changes for construction and negotiates change orders. Documents, reviews, and approves all project communication, payments requests, and inspections. Obtains easements and Hold Harmless agreements. (5%) Generates easement agreements and documents and Hold Harmless agreements. Coordinates with property owners or developers to obtain agreements. Submits agreements to City Council or Water Works Board for approval. Coordinates the recording of documents. Performs related duties. (10%) Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of civil engineering topics, including hydraulics, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and storage, wastewater collection, pumping systems and water quality. Knowledge of watershed and stormwater analysis, erosion control and monitoring practices. Knowledge of surveying, surveying equipment and the reading of field survey data. Knowledge of construction standards, City of Auburn and Auburn Water Works Board standards. Knowledge of engineering material specifications. Knowledge of construction methods and practices. Knowledge of national, regional and local design standards for water and wastewater infrastructure. Knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection system management principles and practices. Knowledge of stormwater quality best management practices, use, and maintenance. Knowledge of modern office procedures and methods. Skill in and management of contractors. Skill in performing engineering design calculations and analyses. Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs, including ArcView, ArcMap and related GIS tools; CAD; distribution and collection system modeling software; hydraulic modeling software; asset management software; Microsoft Office products; and other engineering design tools. Skill in reading maps, blueprints and construction plans. Skill in organizing and prioritizing work assignments. Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skill in oral and written communication, including technical writing skills. Ability to work cooperatively with others and to work independently SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Water Resource Management Assistant Director assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities. GUIDELINES Guidelines include Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations; Corps of Engineer regulations; Ten States standards; Water Environment Federation standards; Alabama Department of Public Health regulations; American Water Works Association standards; American Society for Testing and Materials standards; the International Plumbing and Fire Code; the City of Auburn Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations; City Code; Auburn Standard Construction Specifications and Details; the Water Resource Management design and construction manual; material manufacturer recommendations; the Alabama Handbook for Erosion Control, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management on Construction Sites and Urban Areas; US Department of Agriculture TR-55; City and department policies and procedures; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision and Mission statements. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK The work consists of varied engineering and management duties in support of water and sewer system and associated construction projects. Strict deadlines and regulations contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to provide engineering support for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water and sewer assets. Success in this position contributes to sustainable capital assets and quality infrastructure within the City of Auburn. CONTACTS Contacts are typically with co-workers, contractors, developers, engineers, surveyors, regulatory agencies, and the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, defend or justify matters, and provide technical support and customer service. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. The employee must distinguish between shades of color. The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering; and Minimum of 2 years of related experience; or Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Certification as an Engineer In Training or Professional Engineer.