Employment

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Job Title: Deputy Director

Department: Water & Sewer Department

Job Summary
Under broad supervision and direction from the Director of Water and Sewer, assists in the administration and coordination of all activities in the City of Fort Oglethorpe Water and Sewer Department.

This is a management position that is responsible for overseeing the staff and daily operations of the Water and Sewer Department including water meter reading and replacement; installation and maintenance of sewage conveyance system; pump station operations; water and sewer system maintenance; and contract management for water purchase and sewer treatment and disposal.

Major Duties
• Acts as the Department Director in the absence of the Director of Water and Sewer;
• Oversees the activities of subordinates in the proper installation, repair, and maintenance of city water and sewer lines;
• Assigns and schedules work tasks;
• Checks and reviews work in progress;
• Ensures that appropriate safety standards are followed;
• Monitors safety regulations at work sites to protect city personnel, equipment and existing structures;
• Consults with contractors, developers, builders, and construction workers regarding the location of water and sewer lines and appropriate digging and trenching areas;
• Schedules, assigns, inspects, and evaluates work of staff and contractors;
• Receives, reviews, and resolves citizen requests and/or complaints including meeting with residents to inspect and discuss problems;
• Purchases goods and services as needed by the department in compliance with the Purchasing Ordinance;
• Prepares various reports and keeps records regarding water and sewer activities;
• Supervises staff, trains employees, evaluates performance, and manages performance issues;
• Operates the City’s water and waste water operations and services;
• Confers with government officials, developers, contractors and interested community groups on department projects;
• Attends meetings dealing with water and wastewater;
• Assists in the development and management of construction and maintenance specifications and schedules including capital improvement projects;
• Aids in administration of the operating and capital budgets;
• Assists in preparing recommendations for the City Council and Mayor and implementing approved policies;
• Assists in planning and organization of master plans, projects and contracts within the department;
• Manages contracts with water providers and sewer treatment and disposal entities; and
• Performs other related duties as required.
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of city and departmental operating policies, procedures, and rules.
• Knowledge of local, state and federal codes, policies, and procedures concerning water and sewer.
• Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary to accomplish division objectives.
• Advanced knowledge of modern methods, techniques, and equipment as applied to the design, construction, repair, and maintenance of public utilities.
• Knowledge of NPDES permits, CCR requirements, EPD water quality rules, DOT permitting procedure, the Georgia Drinking Water Act, the Georgia Clean Water Act, and other local, state, and federal requirements related to water and sewer.
• Knowledge of state and federal environmental policies and regulations.
• Skill in planning, organizing, staffing, and directing the efficient and effective delivery of city services, programs, and functions through subordinate staff.
• Ability to understand and interpret design drawings, construction specifications, and contract documents.
• Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner in verbal and written communication.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, and the public.
• Ability to direct the work of others, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and departments and general public.
• Ability to lead, supervise, and schedule the work of subordinates to effectively and efficiently accomplish division objectives.
• Ability to evaluate, analyze and solve problems and complaints regarding water and sewer lines.
• Ability to tactfully and courteously handle customer questions and complaints.
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities effectively and efficiently.
• Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to analyze complex organizational problems and to determine proper courses of actions.
• Extensive knowledge of the goals and objectives of the Water and Sewer Department.
• Ability to use personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database software; motor vehicle; phone; fax and copy machine.
• Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in public administration, environmental health, business, civil engineering, or closely related field; and
• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; or
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Georgia State certification for Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System Operator within 12 months of hire.
• Valid Georgia driver’s license.

Supervisory Responsibility – Yes.
Supervises:
• Water Supervisor
• System Operators
• Laborers

Supervisor:
Director of Water and Sewer

Hours of Job:
Normal Duty,8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
On-call 24/7

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Job Title: Deputy Court Clerk

Department: Municipal Court
Salary: DOQ starts at $13.00 per hour

Job Summary: This is a clerical and administrative position that provides support for the Municipal Court. Work involves entering citations into database, updating criminal and driving history reports, and scheduling court cases.

 Major Duties:
• Provides clerical support by answering and directing phone calls; assists at the front counter, distributes paperwork and information, processes and prepares legal documents and court forms; documents court orders and files paperwork;
• Collects citations from officers; enters citations into the appropriate computer system and submits to the State of Georgia; updates criminal and driver history for each individual that receives a citation;
• Accepts fees and fines, completes receipts and posts payments for traffic fines, restitution payments and other payments authorized by court order;
• Maintains case files on incidents and arrests; assigns file numbers; constructs new case files; transfers cases to the appropriate agency;
• Responds to front window, telephone and written inquires;
• Provides assistance and information to attorneys, agencies, City staff and the general public on court procedures and the status of cases;
• Serves as administrative aide to the Judge in the courtroom by maintaining evidence, maintaining files and documents proceedings by recording case information;
• Records receipts and deposits payments according to established court procedures;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Basic knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in law enforcement record keeping and confidentiality;
• Knowledge of City policies, procedures, codes, ordinances and applicable State, Federal, and Local laws;
• Knowledge of GCIC rules and regulations;
• Knowledge of modern office practices, methods, equipment, and standard clerical procedures;
• Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices;• Knowledge of basic math and accounting practices;
• Knowledge of appropriate contacts for related police and court issues;
• Skill in operating a computer and entering data into a database;
• Ability to operate GCIC to run criminal and driving history reports;
• Ability to read and comprehend various technical reports and legal terminology;
• Ability to handle confidential information;
• Ability to handle stressful situations;
• Ability to communicate with confrontational people;
• Ability to maintain accurate records;
• Ability to type and enter data correctly;
• Ability to maintain accurate and complete records;
• Ability to prepare monthly reports;
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
• Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School diploma or equivalent;
• One year of court or criminal justice related experience preferred;
• GCIC certified or ability to become certified within 6 months;
• Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supervisory Responsibility? No
Supervisor: Court Clerk

Hours of Job: Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm with mandatory court hours as needed

Salary: DOQ, Starts at $13.00 per hour

 Application can be picked up at City Hall, 500 City Hall Drive, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Application can be mailed or delivered to City of Fort Oglethorpe, Attention: Carol Murray, Human Resources, P. O. Box 5509, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742. Physical and drug test required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Fort Oglethorpe is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Title: Parks and Recreation Director
Department: Parks and Recreation
Division: N/A
Salary: DOQ

 

Job Summary:
The City of Fort Oglethorpe seeks an energetic, creative, visionary professional to lead our efforts to establish Fort Oglethorpe as a leading parks and recreational destination for all ages and incomes.

 

This position is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive recreation program for our community that maximizes the usage of our recreational assets including a gymnasium with indoor batting cages, basketball courts, and volleyball capabilities; Gilbert-Stephenson Park with a public pool, playground, tennis courts, walking track, and multi-use trails; and an outdoor baseball complex with five baseball fields, concessions, and restroom facilities. This position coordinates large-scale, regional, or state sports tournaments and has fiduciary responsibilities. The Parks and Recreation Director is also responsible for maintaining city parks including recreational trails, canoe launches, Honor Park, Frank Gleason Park, and a dog park.

 

The Parks and Recreation Director reports to the City Manager and partners with the Fort Oglethorpe Recreation Board (five-member board appointed by the City Council) that serves as an advisory and fundraising board to the City’s parks and recreation program.

 

Major Duties:
• Develops and administers recreation programs based on the needs of the community and availability of assets and measures program success;
• Develops mission, goals, objectives, and key performance indicators for the city’s recreation program;
• Maintains partnerships with the Catoosa County Recreation Department, the Catoosa County Public School System’s athletics departments, the Great White Sharks swim team, and other local and regional athletic associations;
• Plans, directs, and supervises employees in the maintenance of city parks and recreational facilities and develops/oversees proper usage guidelines;
• Oversees capital projects related to parks and recreation such as the renovation of the playground at Gilbert Stephenson Park and completion of a community dog park;
• Determines work procedures, evaluates workflow and process, and standardizes processes and procedures;
• Evaluates the performance of assigned staff;
• Ensures that all operations are performed according to city policies, procedures, and ordinances as well as state and federal laws;
• Develops and administers departmental budget, collects and accounts for revenues, maintains concessions inventories, and accounts for city-owned equipment;
• Prepares agendas and minutes for Fort Oglethorpe Recreation Board monthly meetings and attends all meetings;
• Develops and implements various sports tournaments;
• Develops and recommends parks and recreational policies to the City Manager and City Council;
• Coordinates fundraisers; and
• Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of management practices in the field of recreation;
• Knowledge of personnel management, progressive disciplinary policies, and state and federal guidelines;
• Knowledge of local government financial practices, budgeting, and purchasing procedures;
• Knowledge of city codes, ordinances, resolutions, policies, and guidelines regarding the city’s recreation organization and operations;
• Knowledge of safety procedures;
• Skill in preparing and administering recreation budgets;
• Skill in planning, organizing, staffing, and directing the efficient and effective delivery of city recreation programs and functions through subordinate staff;
• Ability to establish priorities and direct the allocation of departmental resources;
• Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner in verbal and written communications;
• Ability to analyze and solve problems in a timely manner using practical solutions;
• Ability to set and achieve goals;
• Ability to meet deadlines by complying with quality standards and focusing on organizational goals;
• Ability to confront and solve problems quickly; and
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent; and
• At least five years of experience in recreation programming and employee supervision.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in a sports management, business, public administration, or related field is preferred.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Must have or obtain a Certified Pool Operator certification within 12 months of hire.
• Must have or obtain Playground Maintenance Certification within 12 months of hire.

 

 

 

Supervisor Responsibility: Yes
The Recreation Director oversees two full-time and 11 part-time staff including:
• One full-time Recreation Supervisor;
• One full-time Laborer I – III positions;
• One part-time Laborer I – III position;
• One part-time, seasonal Pool Supervisor; and
• Nine part-time, seasonal lifeguards.

 

Supervisor:
This position is appointed by the City Manager and ratified by the Mayor and City Council.
This position reports to the City Manager.

 

Hours of Job:
• Monday – Friday 7am -4pm
• On-Call 24/7
• These days and hours may vary according to staffing, administrative, or any department needs.

Required: Interested candidates must include a resume and cover letter along with the application for the Parks and Recreation Director position.

 

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Job Title: Laborer
Department: Streets Department
Full Time

The City of Fort Oglethorpe is accepting applications for a Street Department Laborer. This is a full-time position with the Street Department. This position is responsible for routine maintenance in the Street Department. Must also carry a valid license.

Major Duties for this position are as follows:
 Repairs and maintains city streets and landscapes
 Conducts road construction and cleans streets
 Patches pot holes and performs other tasks in repairing streets
 Repairs and maintains city sidewalks and grounds
 Loads and unloads items such as stone, gravel, dirt, asphalt, pipe, timber and heavy mechanical equipment
 Assists in semi-skilled work by handling tools, carrying or lifting lumber, mixing or placing cement and asphalt concrete, performing simple repairs or running errands
 Performs a variety of other heavy manual work in connection with maintenance of streets, roads and facilities
 Collects and disposes of debris, trash, etc., caused by the job
 Cuts grass around public buildings and right of ways
 Operates weed eater and other grounds maintenance equipment
 Maintains and repairs equipment
 Performs other related duties as assigned
 Installs and repairs storm drainage system

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for this position are as follows:
 Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures
 Knowledge of safety rules and regulations
 Knowledge of material commonly used in construction, maintenance and repair activities as related to assigned areas
 Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety standards and practices applicable is work being conducted
 Skill in the operation, maintenance and routine repair of equipment used in street division construction and maintenance
 Skill in operation, maintenance and routine repair of landscaping equipment
 Skill in performing various manual labor assignments as needed
 Ability to perform general street maintenance duties
 Ability to perform general equipment/tool maintenance duties
 Ability to interpret instructions and efficiently carry them out with general supervision
 Ability to perform tasks involving heavy manual labor
 Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
 Hold a Flagging Certification Card

The Minimum Qualifications for this position are as follows:
 High school diploma or equivalent
 One (1) year of related experience
 Obtain a valid Driver’s License and a satisfactory motor vehicle record
 Equivalent combination of education and experience

An application may be picked up in the personnel office at Fort Oglethorpe City Hall at 500 City Hall Dr., Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Position open until filled. The City of Fort Oglethorpe is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Job Title: Truck Driver / Heavy Equipment Operator
Department: Streets Department
Full Time

The City of Fort Oglethorpe is accepting applications for a full time truck driver/heavy equipment operator. This position is responsible for skilled work for operating city equipment. Successful applicant must be able to operate dump trucks, street sweepers, etc. Minimum requirements are high school diploma or GED; one (1) year of related work experience; valid Class A or B CDL license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).
The City of Fort Oglethorpe offers retirement, uniforms, annual and sick leave, insurance and several paid holidays. A physical and drug screen required. Applications may be picked up in the Human Resources Department at the Fort Oglethorpe City Hall, 500 City Hall Drive, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on Monday thru Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or at www.fortogov.com. Position is open until filled. The City of Fort Oglethorpe is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Job Title: Building Inspector / Zoning Compliance
Department: Building, Planning & Zoning
Full Time

1. Job Summary:
This position is responsible for on-site inspections of commercial and residential properties in the city of Fort Oglethorpe including investigation of potential violations and the enforcement of the City of Fort Oglethorpe municipal codes, ordinances and regulations, ensuring that all new construction, alterations to existing structures and installation of mobile homes complies with International Building Codes and Fort Oglethorpe adopted codes and standards.

 

2. Major Duties:

• Responsible for ensuring that all new construction, alterations to existing structures and installation of mobile homes complies with International Building Codes and Fort Oglethorpe adopted codes and standards.
• Investigates complaints of violations of city code, appropriate zoning ordinances, sign regulation and related laws, ordinances or codes; issues violations, citations, correction notices, and stop work orders to ensure compliance; conducts follow-up investigations to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances; presents violation in court as needed.
• Meets with owners, tenants, contractors, developers, businesses, etc., to review and explain zoning code requirement or building code requirement violations and/or potential violations; secure code compliance.
• Operates a city vehicle and conducts daily combination inspections at residential, commercial and industrial construction sites.
• Post public signs for activities including annexation, rezoning, subdivision or property and variances when necessary.
• Prepares written reports of inspections, issue letters as specified by department procedures.
• Responsible for ensuring efficient review of plans and specifications and by ensuring prompt, fair and accurate inspections of work in progress.
• Inspects sediment and stormwater management facilities at commercial, residential and industrial sites.
• Ability to exhibit good judgment and discretion and adhere to guidelines when processing sensitive and/or confidential information.
• Able to efficiently and appropriately, with little supervision, prioritize assignments and complete tasks for department.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

3. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

• Possess knowledge and work experience required to perform the job.
• Ability to deal effectively and efficiently with the general public and other governmental offices.
• Ability to provide positive guidance and direction for department.
• Ability to receive and resolve citizen complaints.
• Skill in verbal and written communication.
• High attention to detail work and accurate follow-through for departmental goals.
• Ability to work efficiently and complete tasks and projects with frequent unscheduled interruptions.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to exhibit judgment and discretion and make independent decisions.
• Ability to work effectively in a teamwork environment.
• Able to work in outdoor environment able to traverse uneven terrains during performance of duties.
• Able to climb, bend, stoop during the performance of inspections.
• Valid Driver’s License required.

 

4. Minimum Qualifications

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Experience in code enforcement or an inspection-related position
• Possesses or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire ICC, International Property Maintenance
and Housing Inspector
• Possesses or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire ICC, International Residential Inspector

 

5. Supervisory Responsibility: No

 

6. Supervisor: Department Director

 

7. Hours of job: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
One hour lunch.

 

Hourly rate DOQ — $ 14 – $21.50/ hour

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Job Title: Certified Police Officers

Department: Fort Oglethorpe Police Department
Full Time

The City of Fort Oglethorpe is an equal opportunity employer

 

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City Hall Address:
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: 706-866-2544
Fax: 706-861-5086

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Authorization Date: 07/30/08

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City Hall Address:
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: 706-866-2544
Fax: 706-861-5086